All student devices must 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.
School technicians will install Microsoft Office on the student's school device when it is onboarded. To install on other devices at home, please follow the linked instructions.
Personal devices cannot be connected to the school's BYO network unless they have a current up-to-date antivirus program installed. Windows 10 has a standard virus protection built in called Windows Defender. No computer is immune to viruses or spam. Virus protection will need to be regularly updated and scans carried out. As Defender is part of Windows 10, it updates regularly without the need to manually carry out the update or pay for additional subscriptions. We advise against any third party anti-virus software such as McAfee, Norton, Kaspersky, Trend Micro or even AVG and Avast.
Windows Defender provides robust and complete device protection for student users.
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 $10
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 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.