National Digital Learning Resources Network

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Accessing resources

The National Digital Learning Resources Network (NDLRN) is established by the Australian education authorities; it contributes advice, resources and consultation services. The NDLRN infrastructure distributes digital curriculum resources to Australian schools and other education organisations through jurisdiction portals and Scootle.


Scootle lets you browse, search and use filters to find resources. You can create learning paths and set up collaborative workspaces for students. Anyone can use Scootle's search and browse tools. There are also other features available to teachers and students in Australian schools, and to other organisations with a licence. Teachers can access Scootle through their jurisdictions.


Australian schools have free access to more than 16,000 digital curriculum resources. Teachers can find them in their state and territory portals or in Scootle.

How to access the resources

Select your school sector to find out how you can access digital resources:

Universities, TAFEs and professional associations

Universities, TAFEs and professional associations have access to NDLRN digital curriculum resources. The organisation must have a licence to use the content for teacher training and professional development activities. The licence is free, and is offered for non-commercial educational purposes only.

If you are a staff member or student at a licensed university or TAFE (and have not already been registered by a key contact), you can email a registration request to: Please include the name of your institution.

Access licence

  1. Check the lists of licensed institutions and associations to find out if yours is licensed to use NDLRN resources.

    If your institution does not have a licence, you can complete an expression of interest form, which can be returned by fax or email.

  2. NDLRN will forward the licence agreement and supporting materials to the contact person you have nominated.
  3. Once the licence is signed and returned to us, our resources will be made available to your organisation.

 Please contact Copyright and Licensing if you have questions.

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