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Tertiary Access Course Guide: Welcome

Welcome to the Tertiary Access Course (TAC) guide

Starting university study is like going on a journey to a place you have never been before. This guide can help you develop the skills you need to succeed in:

  • research
  • using One Search
  • evaluating sources
  • critical reading and note-taking
  • academic writing
  • referencing

Click on the tabs in the top toolbar to navigate through this guide.

If you can't find the information you are looking for or you would like some one-on-one help, feel free to contact us by phone, email, online chat or in person at the Infohelp desk.

Try the InfoSkills Toolkit

Go to the InfoSkills Toolkit by clicking hereInfoSkills Toolkit

The InfoSkills Toolkit is a self-paced training tool to help you understand what is needed to unpack your assignment question, work out the keywords for your research, find good quality sources and reference them appropriately.

There are four modules, and you can work through them in order, or jump straight to the part you need. Come back to the guide whenever you need a refresher on basic searching skills.

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