Before acquiring a device to use at school the parent or caregiver and student should be aware of the school’s specification of appropriate device type, operating system requirements and software. These specifications relate to the suitability of the device to enabling class activities, meeting student needs and promoting safe and secure access to the department’s network.
Consideration should be given to:
- device performance
- storage capacity
wireless connectivity - 5GHz capable
- device weight
- screen size
- robust design / Carry case
- battery life
- insurance / accidental damage protection.
Breakdown of BYOD service guarantee fee
- BYOD – Concierge style Wi-Fi device connection subscription fees
- Infrastructure requirements to support the BYOD scheme
- Software license fees especially designed for BYOD devices (Inc. Adobe Master Collection)
- Technical support to connect to the school Wi-Fi and printers, and install Adobe software
- Basic diagnosis of device software/hardware issues and recommendation of course of action (e.g. warranty claim, uninstallation of software, etc.).
Software links for BYOD students
Below are links to software downloads available to state school students and students who have registered through the Kenmore SHS BYOD program.
They include Norton Security with Backup for only $10 per year; five copies of Microsoft Office; and links to Adobe trial software downloads that we can active at school to become full-versions:
|Microsoft Windows 10|
Many new laptops purchased in stores come with a version of Windows called
Windows 10S. Windows 10S will not work on the school network.
Queensland Education students are eligible for a free copy of Windows 10 Education. Students need to register with your school email address via
this link. You can then download a copy of Windows 10 Education that can be installed onto your personal computer.
Symantec offers the Norton Security anti-virus product to state school students for a much reduced price, for use on one of your personal devices. The product can be used with Windows, Mac, Android or iOS devices.
Norton Security with Backup offer
Install Office 365 Student Advantage package on your personal computer.|
Read how (PDF, 344KB) to install on a home computer.
Read how (PDF, 892KB) to install on a MAC.
|Adobe Creative Cloud|
Trial versions of Creative Cloud applications are available here.
Students can install from home and bring their device to the ICT Helpdesk to have trial-licences activated.
Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop Apps
Alternatively, the full 'Design and Web' and 'Complete Collection' suites are available for install at school via the ICT Helpdesk. Once installed, Helpdesk staff will activate the licence.
Please note that the Complete Collection suite particularly is quite hardware-intensive. See the system requirements for
Adobe Premiere Pro and
Adobe After Effects.
A breakdown of Adobe software entitlements
|Design and Web||Adobe Photoshop CC|
Adobe Illustrator CC
Adobe InDesign CC
Adobe Acrobat XI Pro
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom
Adobe Photoshop Elements
Adobe Dreamweaver CC
Adobe Flash Professional CC *
Adobe Edge Animate
Adobe Media Encoder CC
|Complete Collection||Adobe Photoshop LightRoom*|
Adobe Flash Builder Premium Edition *
Adobe Premiere Pro CC *
Adobe After Effects CC *
Adobe Audition CC *
Adobe SpeedGrade CC *
Adobe Prelude CC *
Adobe Encore *
Complete Collection includes all Design and
* 64 bit version only
Apple Mac OS 10.6 and higher is already 64 bit
system requirements for all Adobe Creative Cloud suite applications.