Accessing the Learning Place

We’ve had some enquiries regarding access to the Learning Place.  The Faculty of Education has negotiated with the Department of Education and Training (DET) to allow access to the Learning Place.  All education students should have received an email outlining how to gain accesss, but read on for a refresher. (Note : QUT Library does not manage the access to this resource.)

Access to the Learning Place is provided to individual QUT Faculty of Education students, who hold blue cards, upon payment of an annual fee of $32.00. Students can pay online via QUTPay 2012 Access fee to the DET secure online learning environment (The Learning Place).    The Faculty will submit  the details that you enter into the QUT Pay system to the DET in a bulk report. Requests will be forwarded to DET on a weekly basis to enable access. It generally takes a number of days for individual access to be finalised. Once your details are forwarded to DET, you will receive an email from them requiring you to agree to a code of practice before your access will be confirmed.

NSB324 Case Study Essay Workshop

Source: Vernon Dutton

A workshop for NSB324 students will be held on Tuesday 1st of May, 2pm – 3.30pm, in B2.07 (the Library computer lab). Come along if you would like some help with analysing your assignment question and structuring your essay.  To register for this workshop, just email me on

In addition we will also be running  drop-in sessions on

  • Wednesday 9th of May, 9am – 10am
  • Thursday 10th of May, 3pm – 4pm.

There is no need to register for the drop-in sessions, just come along with your assignment and your questions.

Placing Holds on Curriculum Items

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Many students use the Curriculum Collection for assessment tasks, as well as while they are on placement.  To clarify some of the confusion regarding placing holds on Curriculum items, read on!

Yes, you can place a hold on items in the Curriculum Collection!  However, the student who has the item will not receive a recall notice advising them to return the item within seven days.  Students often take Curriculum resources with them on fieldwork, and as it may be difficult for them to return the item earlier if it is recalled, they are given the full 42 day loan period.   You should place a hold, though, if you require the item, as the student who currently has it will then be unable to renew the item at the end of the 42 day period.  As soon as they return the item, you will be notified that it is on the holdshelf, waiting for you to pick it up.

IMPORTANT! As you won’t receive a recall notice when a hold is placed on Curriculum items you have borrowed, unless you attempt to renew a Curriculum item and fail, or check it in the catalogue, you won’t know if there’s a hold on it. If there is a hold and you fail to return the item on time, you will be penalised 40 penalty points a day! (As opposed to 1 point a day for ordinary overdues.) This adds up very quickly!


a.       Try to renew Curriculum resources if you think you’ll be late returning them. You can do this online, wherever you are.

b.      Be especially careful to return Curriculum items on time, every time!

NSB500 Assignment Help Workshop – Monday 23rd of April

State Library of South Australia

On Monday, 23rd of April,  a workshop for your first assessment will be held in B2.07 , the computer lab in the Library.  The workshop will start at 3pm and run for two hours.

This workshop will take you through analysing your assignment question, academic writing and structuring your assignment and some research. So, bring along your assignment task and your questions, and we’ll help you out where we can.

To register all you need to do is email me on

Easter and Mid-Semester Break Opening Hours

Source: Matt Carman

Caboolture Library will be closed over the Easter long weekend, Friday 6th of April – Monday 9th of April. 

The Library will re-open on Tuesday 10th of April and will be open normal hours (8am – 7pm Monday – Friday, 9am – 4pm Saturday) for the remainder of the mid-semester break.  All Library services, including Assignment Minder, will be available during the break, with the exception of Study Solutions, which will resume in Week 7.   Remember, while Study Solutions may not be available during the break, there is still plenty of help available to you at the Learning and Research Desk.

Have a happy and safe Easter and enjoy the break!

NSB117 Drop In Session


If you would like some extra help researching or writing your assignment for NSB117, come along to the Library on Monday the 2nd of April, between 2.30pm and 3.30pm.

Bring your assignment and your questions to B2.25 and a librarian will work through them with you.  Just remember, while we’re happy to check your reference lists, we don’t proofread entire assignments.  What we will do though, is help you to proofread your assignments by explaining appropriate language, grammar and structure to you.

There is no need to book, just come along!

KKB101 Drop in Sessions

Help completing the Study Smart quiz for assessment will be available in B2.25 the Library this week.

Come at either of the times listed below and a librarian will help you with any questions you might have about Study Smart.

Tuesday, 3rd of April, 9.30 am – 10.30 am

Thursday, 5th of April, 10.30 am – 11.30 am

There is no need to make an appointment, just come along!

CENSUS DATE is nearly here: FRIDAY 23rd March 2012!!!

This is the last chance to withdraw from an academic unit without financial penalty.


Census date is the date by which you need to have your enrolment requirements finalised.


On or before census date:

  • Commonwealth supported students must submit their online request for Commonwealth support and HECS-HELP form.
  • Students who selected the up-front or partial payment option pay all or part of their student contribution amount
  • Students with HECS-HELP loan [that is, if you are deferring part or your entire student contribution amount] must provide their Tax File Number.
  • Eligible tuition fee paying students who are seeking Commonwealth assistance to pay their tuition fees must submit online request for FEE-HELP form and provide their Tax File Number.
  • Tuition fee paying students must pay their fees.

IF YOU DON’T COMPLETE THE ABOVE the following could happen:

  • Cancellation of enrolment. In accordance with the Higher Education Support Act 2003 (HESA) QUT cannot accept late up-front payment or late applications of HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP forms. Students who are cancelled are required to apply for readmission into a following semester.
  • No additions to enrolment will be accepted after the census date in any teaching period.
  • Full financial liability for any units you withdraw from after the census date.


Caboolture Library Closing Early this Friday 2nd of March 2012

The Caboolture Library will be closing at 5pm this Friday, due to works related to the construction of the new library.

This semester the Library will be open 8 am until 7 pm, Monday to Friday and 9 am until 4 pm on Saturday.  This is a bit of a change in opening hours from last year, and we hope you’ll find the extra time on Monday, Tuesday and Friday evenings helpful.

If you would like more information about QUT Library opening hours, you can find it here or from the link on the Library homepage.

Open sign

Source: Axel Burhmann

Counselling Services at Caboolture Campus

Welcome new students and welcome back to continuing students!

We’d like to remind you that we have two Counsellors on campus to assist you with any personal, welfare or career concerns that you may have.

We can help you with things like:

  • Adjusting to uni
  • Getting the study/life balance right for you
  • Dealing with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, health/disability issues…
  • Common student concerns about procrastination, perfectionism, motivation …
  • Support for extension for an assignment
  • Support for withdrawal without academic/financial penalty
  • Financial difficulties
  • Concerns about career direction or course choice
  • Prac issues
  • Seeking part-time employment
  • Resumes and application letters
  • Graduate jobsearch strategies

And heaps more!

Make a time to see us at the Student Centre (ph 5316 7400), or come and say “hello” at our Problem Solving Cafe  in the Library – Tuesdays 2-3 pm and Thursdays 10-11am… and grab a free coffee, biscuits, info and other goodies!

Mandy White                                                                                                 Maria Oram


Mon – Thurs                                                                                                  Tues -Thurs