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BuildRight Toolbox 10.01     

BuildRight Toolbox 10.01

The BuildRight Toolbox is an online learning resource that is designed to assist people planning to work as builders, site managers, forepersons and other professionals in the construction industry who have a responsibility for:

  • producing schedules for ordering materials and labour
  • planning on-site construction work
  • overseeing and managing the demolition or erection of structures.


Australian Standards     

Australian Standards

Full text version of all Australian standards is available. (PDF format) Also the full text version of many international standards is available through this service. For copyright reasons downloaded files will expire after 48 hours.

NB: 2 User Licences Only.  Please log out after use.


EbscoHost    EbscoHost

  • Academic Search Premier
  • Australian/New Zealand Reference Centre
  • Business Source Premier
  • Vocational Studies Complete

General Onefile

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Source for news and periodical articles on a wide range of topics: business, computers, current events, economics, education, environmental issues, health care, hobbies, humanities, law, literature and art, politics, science, social science, sports, technology, and many general interest topics



Acumen offers practice advice for architects. This database of architectural practice advisory material enables the user to 'drill down' to the level of information required to satisfy their inquiry and links to relevant and related sites.


The Environment Design Guide (EDG) is published by the Australian Institute of Architects. It is Australia's leading source of environmental design advice for architects and building professionals. EDG was launched in 1995, with its mission to promote sustainable practice in the built environment.


Oxford Reference

Oxford Reference Online contains about 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press. It is a fully-indexed, cross-searchable database of these books, giving subscribers unprecedented access to a comprehensive information resource.


Online videos


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Kanopy videos

Academic Video Online         

Academic Video Online


SafetyCare Videos

Includes 80 OH&S training streaming videos. Accessible via an off-campus login, using any browser on any device.  Videos can also be embedded into Moodle.




Technology Collection (228 videos)

• Construction and Property

• Information and Communication Technology

• Manufacturing and Engineering

• Transport and Logistics


    • Videos on residential construction using metric measurements and Australian terminology.




Great suite of videos on writing resumes, using business software and communication skills.


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