Bring Your Own Device


Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) is a term used to describe a digital device ownership model where students can use their personally-owned mobile devices to access the Education Queensland information and communication network at school. 

As part of the Nambour State College 2020 Vision (PDF, 102KB):

  • Students have 24/7 digital access to learning materials so that they can learn when, where and how they want.
  • Every student has access to an individual learning device that connects them to these learning materials, and classrooms are also equipped with current electronic teaching devices.
  • The college is a learning hub that provides students with open connections to other education providers including virtual schooling, online courses, Universities and TAFE, internships, work experience, and community based learning.

Education Queensland Bring Your Own Website

Junior Campus iPad Program 

Nambour State College operates "BYO iPad" classes in Years Prep - 6. 

Step 1 - Students supply their own iPad and protective cover (see Junior Campus iPad Requirements [PDF, 520KB]). Optional to purchase via the ). Optional to purchase via the Apple Family Friendly Portal.

Step 2 - Complete a Junior Campus iPad Program Agreement (PDF, 1.2MB) and return to the Junior campus administration. 

Step 3 - Participants are expected to have all the required apps installed and have paid the Student Resource Scheme.

For more information about the Junior Campus BYO iPad Program contact Emma Marshall (Deputy Principal - Junior Campus) or through the Junior Campus Administration on 5459 0333.

Senior Campus Laptop Program 

Nambour State College requires students in Years 7, 8, 10 & 11 to Bring Your Own Laptop (Windows or MacBook). Optional for students in Years 9 & 12.  

ICT Support (under M block) is open for "on-boarding" of student BYO laptops:

  • Monday - Friday
  • 8.00am - 9.00am
  • 1st Break
  • 2nd Break
  • 3.00pm - 4.00pm 

Step 1 - Students supply their own Bring their Own Laptop (Windows or MacBook) and protective hard case (see Senior Campus BYO Laptop Brochure​ ​(PDF, 250KB) and Senior Campus BYO Laptop Student Charter [PDF, 930KB]​).  Optional to purchase via the (Windows) ACER, DELL or HP Portals, (MacBook) Apple Family Friendly Portal. 

Step 2 - complete a connection request form ​(PDF, 989KB) & make an annual payment of $60 at the Senior Campus Finance section.

Step 3 - ICT support will then add student to BYO server (takes 30 minutes from receipt of form).

Step 4 -  BEFORE coming to ICT support download the BYO connect application at home (Right Click - save to your desktop). Also install Microsoft Office and any trial versions of Adobe software. Student require a local machine account with admin rights.  Antivirus needs to be turned off prior to connection.

Step 5 - Student brings laptop to ICT support (under M block) to be connected "on boarded" (takes 15-20 minutes).

Free Microsoft student advantage (Microsoft Office)

Microsoft Student Advantage allows students with BYO devices to install Microsoft Office for free

Adobe software

As part of the $60 BYO annual fee students are able to install the trial version of Adobe Software and then bring their laptop to school for ICT support to validate with a school serialisation

Autodesk education

Autodesk software is available for free from the Autodesk Education portal. Students can create an account with their MIS username and obtain a 3-year license that can be renewed at the end of the 3-year term. Software includes AutoCAD, Inventor Pro, Revit, Flow, Maya, and more.

More information

For more information about the College Bring Your Own Device Program contact the Mark Piper (Head of Department - eLearning) or 0405356029.

Last reviewed 22 January 2020
Last updated 22 January 2020