Current Students

Student Portal – Minimum Hardware and Browser Requirements


Most Melbourne Polytechnic students should be able to access the Student Portal from home.

If you’re having difficulty using the Student Portal off campus, check that your computer meets the minimum hardware and browser requirements below (please note that all Melbourne Polytechnic computer labs already meet these requirements):

Minimum Hardware Requirements

Windows Computers

  • PC compatible – Pentium IV preferred
  • 512MB RAM
  • 2GB available hard drive space
  • Windows XP or above

Apple Macs

  • Intel Based Mac
  • 512MB RAM
  • 2GB available hard drive space
  • Mac OS X 10.5.2 or above

Browser Requirements

Operating System

Fully Supported Browsers

Browsers with Basic Support*


Internet Explorer 6 (IE6) or above

FireFox 3+, Google Chrome 11+



FireFox 3+, Google Chrome 11+

Mac OS-X


FireFox 3+, Safari 4+ or Google Chrome 11+

* Browsers with basic support can read and write, but may have some compatibility issues.

Antivirus Requirements

Updated antivirus software is active on the computer.

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Last Modified: July 30, 2015