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New Students

When logging into an on-campus PC for the first time, click on the key icon. For all other first-time logins, please visit to setup your password.

Please note: When you first log in you will be prompted to change your password and set your password reset details. Please do so right away to avoid any disruptions to your system access. You cannot connect to the SIT- WIFI without changing your password from the default one.


Returning Students

Please note, your password will not have changed since the last time you were studying. If you cannot remember what it was, please use the password self-service link to reset it

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Blackboard is where you can find information about your course.


In MYSIT, click on the blackboard tab to take you to your course information.

Once you have clicked on the Blackboard link you will be taken to your Activity Stream. Here you will find all the recent updates and upcoming events in your Blackboard courses.

On the left hand navigation panel, you will see a link labelled “Courses” (highlighted in the graphic). Click on this to view your current courses. Within each of these courses you will find your course content, assignments and learning resources.


In the “Organisations” area, you will find links for Blackboard help and Library information. The Blackboard help area is a great place to look for Blackboard specific information and tutorials, such as, how to submit assignments and how to view feedback. Visit the Library area to learn more about the library services available to you, tips and tricks for your assignments, APA referencing and more.



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The MySIT portal is the central location for SIT students to access all the resources required when studying at Southern Institute of Technology.


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For all SIT computer problems Phone: 0800 748 435 (24/7 Helpdesk) Email:


When contacting the helpdesk, make sure you have your Student ID Number and your PC ID Number. The Helpdesk will give you a job reference number.
Please keep that job number for future correspondence.

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Applications for the following year will start becoming available on the SIT website from mid-October onwards. 

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All work of others referred to in assignments must be referenced correctly using APA Referencing (within body text and in the reference list).



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  • Email
  • You have a SIT student email address, which you access on this icon. All communication
  • between you and your facilitator must be via your SIT email address.
  • You will also receive confirmation of assignment submissions and important notifications to this email address, so please ensure that you check it regularly.
  • One Drive
  • You get 1TB of free data storage on the cloud- based OneDrive. Click on the OneDrive icon to access
  • your storage area. More information about OneDrive can be found on the IT Services page.
  • Blackboard
  • This is where you will access all of your course materials, discussion boards, assignments and information on how to get started with Blackboard.
  • If you have problems logging onto Blackboard/Email please contact our IT Helpdesk - (0800 748 435). Remember to have your student ID number handy.
  • Office 365
  • This will take you to the Office 365 portal. From here you will have access to the full Microsoft Office suite. You can also download and install
  • the Office 365 suite free of charge for the duration of your study. You will need to use your SIT email to register.
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This information is contained in the course information page on the website. Not all programmes require textbooks - if your papers is not listed then you do not need to purchase a textbook. 

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Familiarise yourself with the online environment. You will gain access to your paper in Blackboard on the first day of the paper.

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Payment is due before the start date of each intake enrolled in - for just the paper/s or unit/s that you have enrolled in for that intake. You will be put to full enrolment status only after SIT has received full payment for the intake. Current payment options are: student loan, credit card, cheque, direct credit, purchase order.

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