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Microsoft Office


Although not compulsory, it is highly recommended that student devices have the Microsoft Office suite of software installed (Word, Excel, Publisher, One Note, Power Point) as a large number of class curriculum is based around these programs. Microsoft Office is provided free to all Education Queensland students. This allows you to install the software on up to 5 devices and is for any privately owned device you may have in your household.

To download and install the software, students must be connected to their home internet using the device the software is to be installed on.​

Steps to install Microsoft Office:

1. Sign in to the link below using your student email address e.g. bsimp123@eq.edu.au

2. Sign into the next page with student’s school username and password

3. Click the Office 365 tab

4. Click the 'Install Office 2016' button​

FREE Student Microsoft Office Software


Classroom software

 

Different subject areas utilise specific software chosen for a purpose. An example of this is Google SketchUp or Autodesk Rivet, Inventor and AutoCad. Students can access free educational versions of these for use on their personal devices. Staff will let students know how to access these. 

Students have access to a range of industry standard software so that they are exposed to and gain experience with using real world applications. Industrial Design & Technology students use industry standard 3D design software to build prototypes before they produce them using the latest 3D printing technologies. Film & TV and some IT subjects​ use applications from the Adobe Suite. Access to this software on personal devices has a $20 cost which is included in subject fees.

Software applications may also be used for a range of classroom uses, for example, creating multimedia presentations, diagramming. Software used for these purposes will be either be available as standard Windows applications or available for free download to the student’s device. Downloading applications is not possible when the student’s device is connected to the school network.​ 

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