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Learning support

Get the support you need with the Learning Solutions unit

At TAFE Queensland North, we want all our students to feel like they can achieve their study goals!

Learning Solutions is for ALL students and is relevant to students who want support to meet the academic demands of their vocational course or are preparing for further tertiary study. Activities are designed to complement vocational courses, offer support to vocational teachers and have proven to achieve higher in-course retention rates.

The Learning Solutions Unit has a range of services aimed at helping you feel confident when you're completing your courses. The unit does this by providing extra literacy, language and numeracy support. Members of the unit are industry professionals who have extensive experience and will work closely with you to help you achieve your full potential.

The Learning Solutions Unit can help you with:

  • In class support
  • Study skills
  • Assignments, referencing and essay writing
  • Time management and preparing for exams
  • Maintaining motivation
  • Juggling life, relationships and study
  • Identifying self-sabotaging strategies
  • Coping with exam stress
  • Taking notes effectively in class
  • Decoding assessment expectations
  • Sourcing information for assignments
  • Skim reading
  • Incorporating course-relevant words
  • Proof reading and using spell check
  • Resume/selection criteria writing
  • Interview skills
  • Computer assistance
  • Tutorials

Students Studying Externally (off campus)

We can also support students over the phone, by email, and online for students who are studying externally. External students are also welcome to come along to any of our workshops and study sessions at the nearest campus. 

If you have any questions please email us at

bksb (Basic Key Skills Builder)

In order for us to find out what level of support you will need, we need you to complete an online exercise before you start any funded training. The bksb will give us an idea of your foundation skills!

What is bksb?

bksb (Basic Key Skills Builder) is an online tool that provides an overview of your learning strengths and helps us find out your learning styles, as well as your English and Maths levels. This tool helps us to find out how we can best support you in your chosen course of study.

All new students will get an email about the bksb and can complete it at home on their computer, tablet or phone, as well as at our Pimlico and Cairns campus libraries.