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Health & Community Courses: Academic Support

A guide with information for health and community students.


Book A Librarian

The Book A Librarian service is available in-person and by Zoom. Some of the support we can offer includes :

  • Library skills – how to use the catalogue, reserve a book or find a journal article
  • Accessing your student portal and Moodle
  • Accessing student email
  • Basic computer skills
  • Basic Microsoft Office assistance, including Word and Excel

To make a booking, students and staff can book via email : or use the booking page.



Studiosity allows Melbourne Polytechnic students to connect online to chat with an expert teacher or tutor or upload a written assignment for feedback within 24 hours.

Studiosity is available 24/7 via Moodle, under 'Student Support'.

For more information visit the Studiosity guide.    


Learning Skills

Melbourne Polytechnic students can request a Learning Skills session with a literacy or numeracy teacher.

Get help with understanding assignments, essays and reports, numeracy skills, notetaking, presentations, writing skills and reading strategies.

Available for free to all Melbourne Polytechnic students enrolled in vocational and higher education courses. 

To request a Learning Skills session email: with preferred dates and times.


Referencing is an important step in acknowledging the work of others and showing how you've used it to create your own work. 

Each teacher will ask for you to provide references in your assignments and they will decide what format you should follow. 

The Referencing Fundamentals library guide has more information on why referencing is important and how to reference using Harvard and APA formats.

ERNI is the Melbourne Polytechnic referencing tool with instructions on how to reference and cite using MP Harvard and APA7

Assessment Tasks

The Assessment tasks library guide helps you understand what is required for different assignment formats.

Get help with writing your:

  • Essay
  • Report
  • Presentation
  • Poster
  • Reflective Writing
  • Annotated Bibliographies
  • Business Plans