Laptop Program FAQ

Who needs a laptop?

All students will be required to use a laptop device as part of their classroom and school experience. Through this, students have access to digital classroom activities, curriculum, our online communication systems as well as timetables and homework information.

How does the school laptop program work?

The school runs a managed Bring Your Own Device program (BYOD). Parents and students have a range of devices and price points to choose from. All devices will come with a standard three year warranty. Parents may choose to add insurance to the device at the time of purchase, which strongly is recommended by the college. The outright purchase price ranges from approximately $700 to $2000 per device**.
**Subject to price and AUD fluctuations.

Can you help me decide which laptop to buy?

Yes, to assist students and parents, we have carefully curated a choice of laptops for parents to choose from that can be purchased through Edunet.

What support will the school provide if I purchase an Edunet device?

The school, along with our project partner Edunet, provide onsite service and repairs for all devices logged with our IT Technicians. All warranty and insurance jobs will be completed by an authorised Lenovo or Apple technician at the school.

Hardware diagnosis and full software support will be provided by the college's onsite technicians when buying a device from our managed BYOD program. If something goes wrong with the operating system eg. viruses or malware, school technicians will be available to return the machine to its proper working order (as often as necessary).

What software and administration access will be available?

On a device purchased via the managed BYOD program, students will have full access to Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Cloud, Google's G Suite Education tools and a range of software provided at no extra cost by the Department of Education & Training. As you will own the device, parents and students will have full administration rights to their device, which will allow for the installation of home printers and software.

Why do they need a specific device if it's BYOD?

The school runs a managed BYOD program. As a basic requirement, students must choose a device that has Windows 10 x64, 4GB of RAM, have an 11" screen minimum, and also have a keyboard. This allows for consistency across the college in every classroom which provides both teachers and students a consistent and reliable experience for teaching and learning. It also allows for fast and efficient support, should problems such as viruses and accidental damage arise.

When do I need to purchase a device?

Ideally, students will have access to a laptop as soon as they commence at the college. The online purchase portal is open 24 hours a day and parents will be able to order the device and optional insurance and extras, such as carry bags, that suit them via this service.

Where do I pick up the device from?

Devices purchased through Edunet will be delivered to the college.

What payment options are there?

Parents have the option to pay upfront for the device. Or 12 month interest free payment plans are available.

Parents who do not qualify for finance are then referred on to NILS with Brotherhood of St Lawrence. If you have questions about payment, please contact Edunet.

I already have a laptop that meets the minimum requirements, can I use it?

Yes, as long as the laptop meets the minimum requirements we are happy for you to use it, however, please be aware the IT Technicians will only connect you to the school WI-FI and printers. No additional support will be offered. If something goes wrong with the device you will need to seek assistance from a third party or speak to the laptop manufacturer.