Now that you have your AFTRS Student number you can get set up on the AFTRS systems, enabling you to access various online resources for your course.
|1. Network Log in & setting your password||4. Set up Zoom Account|
|2. Log into Office 365 and set up MFA||5. Adobe Creative Cloud|
|3. Log into Moodle||6. Paradigm Student Portal|
As a student you will be issued with two emails that are both in the same mailbox.
Your primary email is your firstname.lastname@example.org
This email is the one used to log into Office 365 and Eduroam for WiFi access whilst on AFTRS campus.
You will also have an alias email which is your email@example.com.
This email is used as part of your Network login and is also used to identify you by name when emailing: for anyone emailing you, and for when you are emailing others, internally or externally.
If your first name or last name includes a hyphen, your email address will be assigned with a hyphen. If your name contains a space, then your email address will be assigned without a space.
Office 365 will display your NAME email as the sender when on OUTLOOK
Preferred First Name
If you have a preferred FIRST NAME that is different to your legal name, that you would like to be called, we can also amend your email and Student Management System to reflect. This is FIRST NAME only. See Legal Name section for more information.
Your AFTRS network account will enable you to access various online resources for your course as well as the Wi-Fi and computers in the building.
To set up your network account click on the link for Network Set up
Network setup: https://form.aftrs.edu.au/NetSetup.html
Username: Student number
AFTRS has an enforced password policy to protect AFTRS accounts.
The complexity requirements are listed below: any problems please contact Service Desk
You will create a single password to use across all systems.
AFTRSstudentnumber@STUDENT.AFTRS.EDU.AU + Password
AFTRSstudentnumber + Password
If you need to reset your password, you can do reset via the password reset
Your student ID and password is your access to AFTRS systems while you are enrolled at AFTRS.
Your password is confidential and should never be shared, doing so breaches the AFTRS Acceptable use policy.
There are also a number of risks associated with sharing your password with others:
To Reset Your Password
If you have forgotten your password or think your account is compromised you are able to change your password through our password reset server (passwordreset.aftrs.edu.au), without the need to contact IT Support for assistance.
Once you set up your network account, you will be automatically set up with a Microsoft Office 365 account.
This includes access to the student email system and to online tools like Word and Excel that you can use during your course of study, as well Team, Sharepoint and One Drive.
It will take approximately 10 minutes for your new password to be synchronised to Office 365.
To login into Office 365, including the student email system:
You will need to log in with the following details:
Email: StudentNumber@student.aftrs.edu.au (Note: this is NOT your firstname.lastname student email address)
Password: Your password as created when setting up NETWORK ACCOUNT
The AFTRS subscription entitles you to download up to 5 installations of Office 365 Applications on separate devices. (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook). To put on additional devices you can follow our installation guide here.
512 GB Storage on One Drive
Microsoft One Drive Students also have access to 512GG online storage provided through Microsoft Office 365. Use of this storage is at your own risk and it is not backed up or accessed by AFTRS. You must manage it within the allocated capacity.
Once you set up your network account above, you will be automatically set up with a Microsoft Office 365 account and email address linked is in the form of firstname.lastname@example.org.
AFTRS will still use your personal email address as provided during enrolment when required and to send out emails from the Student Management System Paradigm. You must ensure your personal email records are kept up to date.
It will take approximately 10 minutes for your new password to be synchronised to Office 365.
Microsoft Outlook app can be downloaded onto a personal mobile device (iOS – Appstore, Android - Play store) for free.
AFTRS students and staff use Microsoft Teams as a collaborative, instant messaging and video-conferencing application that is part of our Office 365 Subscription.
It allows you to instantly contact individual people or to create Teams (think groups on Facebook), to collaborate with others and hold meetings. This could be a staff department, project or class of students.
View here to get TEAMS up and running and browse the following tabs on how to use the application.
You will be able to access your course timetable using your Microsoft Office 365 account.
Click on the Calendar icon after logging in at http://office.student.aftrs.edu.au
To switch between Mail and Calendar click on the tiled menu icon in the top left
When you click on an event in the Calendar, the details, including location and start/end time, will be displayed in a pop-up box.
Your timetable is made up of two calendars: My Deadlines and Activities and My Timetable
For this information to appear in your online calendar, you will first need to login into Moodle. Please note it may take up to 4 hours for Moodle to sync with your calendar and for the online activities to be displayed.
Accessing your Timetable on a Computer
Your timetable is accessed through your Office 365 account or by clicking on the Timetable link from your Moodle course page. → login.microsoftonline.com
Login with your AFTRS student number - email@example.com.
Accessing Your Timetable on a Mobile Device
You can also access your calendar by using the Microsoft Outlook app on your mobile device. Timetable apps are available for different Apple, iOS, Android and Windows devices.
For help accessing Office 365 or setting up your mobile device calendar, contact AFTRS Service Desk
The Moodle learning management system delivers and supports your learning at AFTRS. It is where you will find all your course information and resources, including assessments, and it is also where you will submit your assessments and receive your grades.
You can log into Moodle from a computer, tablet or smartphone by going to https://moodle.aftrs.edu.au
Your Moodle login details are:
Username: Student number
Password: The password you created when setting up your network account.
Your current courses can be found on the dashboard.
You can filter the view and may need to select “All” or “Future” if your course has not started yet. Courses will be available online for you to view from Orientation Week.
Scheduled classes that are delivered online use Zoom and the Zoom addresses are shown on Moodle against the class. For more information about Zoom
You can get help in the Moodle Guidebook for Students, which can be accessed via the Course Support menu on the top navigation bar, or on your dashboard. Under the Course Support menu, you can also find Assessment Support and the Production Centre, two useful spaces that will support your learning.
Your Zoom User account is AUTOMATICALLY linked to your AFTRS Microsoft 365 Account.
Therefore your Zoom username will be the same that you use for your AFTRS Microsoft 365 Account: firstname.lastname@example.org
To install Zoom on a personal computer
Zoom should open automatically once the installation is complete. If not, you can start it from the ‘All Programs’ menu on a PC, or the ‘Applications’ folder on a Mac.
Once you have installed Zoom open the Application
Once the application has opened you will be created with a Sign-in page.
Click "Change your Password"
Adobe Creative Cloud is provided for use for AFTRS students whilst in the following course:
Once you have completed network account log in, you can then log into Adobe Creative Cloud
Login to Creative Cloud
Once the Creative Cloud Desktop Application has been installed, click on the icon which can be found on the top right of your computer for an Apple device and bottom right for Windows.
Enter your AFTRS Credentials: email@example.com and your password.
Once login is complete, you will then be taken back to the Adobe window and see the Get Started With Creative Cloud screen
The Paradigm Student Portal is where you can access to your student records, which holds all your confidential personal and academic information. You will be able to:
Maintaining Accurate Contact Details
It is your responsibility to ensure that all your personal and contact details are accurate and kept up to date. This information includes your home address, personal email address, postal address, mobile phone number, daytime and after-hours contact numbers and emergency contacts.
These details will be used by the school to contact you after your course ends. It is important to make sure they are up to date and accurate.
You can access your student record through the Paradigm student portal. Your student record holds all your personal information and academic documents, and it is confidential.
Your personal information is only accessible to relevant AFTRS staff and must not be distributed without consent. In addition, you must not distribute another’s personal information without their consent. Distribution of information without consent constitutes a breach of the Privacy Act.
Don’t worry if you forget the link – it will always be available from the Quick Links section on Current Students page on AFTRS website.
Your student log in details
Username = Student Number
Password = Student Number + DDMM
Forgot your Paradigm password
Once you have set up a personal password, but then forget it, you can simply chose ‘forgot my password’ and you will need to enter your STUDENT NUMBER and your full Date of Birth.
Paradigm will then send you a random password via email to your personal email address (not your AFTRS email).
Once you have received your student number, you can log into Paradigm Student Portal and pay your fees via VISA or Mastercard.
A receipt will be available for you to download following payment and an invoice will be issued by Finance within a few weeks of payment.
A laptop to support the video production is required for all students.
Please contact AFTRS Service Desk if you want to discuss laptop requirements
There are a small number of laptops that can be borrowed short-term (1-2 Days) from Service Desk if you forgot your laptop or it is broken or being fixed.
AFTRS Student Centre does have a limited number of Laptops available on long-term loan so please contact the Student Centre on 02 9805 6444 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss accessible options.
You will be asked to complete a form outlining your needs and laptops will be distributed accordingly.
A secure Wi-Fi service has been set up within the AFTRS Moore Park building and covers the Heritage Park area in front of the building.
Eduroam is a world-wide internet network for the Education and Research sectors allowing staff members, students and researchers seamless internet access across 12,000 institutions worldwide. This means there's no need for multiple credentials when connecting to eduroam, if you are visiting another institution just plug in your AFTRS credentials and away you go!
How to Connect
More detailed information about how to connect to this network on different devices can be found here!
Eduroam Access outside AFTRS
To find an Eduroam access point world-wide, where you can log onto internet using your AFTRS credentials, use this geo locate tool, and put in your current location.
For information on other free Wifi in Sydney, visit Wifi Map.