What you’ll need

You will need access to:

  • A personal computer with audio playback capability;
  • The Internet via a broadband connection;
  • E-mail;
  • Headphones with a microphone for online lectures and discussions.

You should be able to:

  • Create, use and save documents produced in word processing and spreadsheet software, e.g. Microsoft Word and Excel;
  • Use a web browser
    • Mozilla Firefox (recommended): version 25.0 and above
    • Google Chrome: version 30.0 and above
    • Apple Safari: version 6 and above
    • Microsoft Internet Explorer: version 9 and above
  • Open PDF documents with freely available Adobe Reader software.


Note: Employers may operate policies limiting access to the Internet and the use of e-mail at work. If you intend studying during the working week, you should check that access is possible.