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As a student at South Metropolitan TAFE, you have a range of services and technologies at your fingertips to make your study and training experience as smooth and enjoyable as possible with access to all resources and services to support your studies.


Changes for 2017

There are a number of changes to student systems, student access to services, campuses and student loan schemes that new and continuing students should note.

System upgrades

During the holiday period, many student systems will be upgraded by the Department of Training and Workforce Development. Students will not be able to access systems at times during this essential maintenance shutdown.

Further details of systems and their dates for shutdown will be added to this list once they become available:

  • Student Portal - the portal housing student results has completed maintenance and is now accessible via myCampus
  • Challenger Moodle - the portal housing student content has completed maintenance and is now accessible via myCampus
  • eCampus - the portal housing student content has completed maintenance and is now accessible via myCampus
  • MyTech - the online portal for ex-Polytechnic Institute students is no longer being updated as at 16 December 2016
  • iConnect - the online portal for ex-Challenger Institute students is no longer being updated as at 16 December 2016
  • MyCampus - the new online portal for 2017 students is now live. Timetabling services are still undergoing upgrade and will be available shortly.


New Student IDs and logins

In 2016 Polytechnic West and Challenger Institutes merged to form South Metropolitan TAFE as part of changes to TAFE in Western Australia. Students continued using their old college systems as usual, but in 2017, the systems will be merged, requiring new student IDs for all students.

A new Student ID and temporary password will be issued to you once your enrolment is confirmed to the email address provided during your course application. You will need to use this new login to access the following:

  • your student email on Office 365, where we send important reminders and information about your study;
  • student portals and other online systems such as Moodle and eCampus now a part of myCampus;
  • free Wifi on campuses;
  • library borrowing, printing and online resources.

For 2016 continuing students, you will need to have a new library card printed with details of your new Student ID for use in 2017.

Most students will receive an email to their email address used in enrolment for 2017 with their Student ID and temporary password.


Our student system access has varied and is being repaired with urgency. For now, please use the instructions below to get access to Office365 and student portals.

Step 1:

Students are required to log into Office 365 (https://outlook.office365.com) first and update their Self Service Profile and Student Password prior to logging into Student Portal.

Office 365 Email login: StudentID@tafe.wa.edu.au 
Password:            Default Password 

Default Password = TafeDDMMYYYY (Capital T, Date of Birth)

Step 2:

Students logging into Student Portal (on and off campus) will be required to enter a User Name and Password as following:

User Name: Student ID
Password:    Student Password

For example, if your Student ID is K123456 and your Student Password is Hello123#, your Student Portal logon details would be:

User Name: K123456
Password:   Hello123#

Microsoft Office 365 for 2016 continuing students

Your old Microsoft Office 365 account will only remain accessible until 30 June 2017. You will need to copy or move files or emails you want to keep by that date. Your new email address and login ID for Microsoft Office 365 is ‘StudentID’@tafe.wa.edu.au. For example, M123456@tafe.wa.edu.au.

New Student Portal, MyCampus

MyTech, the Polytechnic Institute online student portal and iConnect, the Challenger Institute equivalent have been replaced by MyCampus, the student portal for South Metropolitan TAFE. The new student portal is located at:

Some continuing students will notice some differences and improvements to this new system. Once you login, familiarise yourself with the new system, access the help documentation or talk to your Lecturer if you need assistance with new features. 

The MyTech and IConnect portals are still accessible for students during this time. However, no updates will be made to these sites from 16 December, 2016.

VET FEE-Help is now VET Student Loans

The Federal Government legislated in early December 2016 to reform the VET FEE Help scheme and replace it with VET Student Loans. A number of changes such as loan caps and access to providers will impact continuing students and new students will need to review the new scheme to understand if student loans are right for them. For more information visit www.education.gov.au/vet-student-loans.

Balga and Midland transition to North Metropolitan TAFE

As part of the TAFE WA reform, Balga and Midland campuses will no longer be a part of South Metropolitan TAFE and will become part of North Metropolitan TAFE from 1 January 2017.
Students will have new system access details provided to them from North Metropolitan TAFE. Students, lecturers and employers who need assistance with this change should contact 1300 300 822 or visit

Who to turn to for help with changes

Call our Client Contact Centre on 1800 001 001 or visit a Customer Service Centre located on all our main campuses from 8am to 4.30pm weekdays (excluding public holidays).

Once you are studying, talk to your lecturer about study portals or student support advisor for help with enrolment information.

Page last updated May 22, 2017