BYOD Bring Your Own Device

BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)

2022 update:

Based on advice from our suppliers, we will be updating this page and our JB purchasing portal with our recommendations for 2022 after apple conducts it’s typical release of new generation devices in mid-September 2021.

In 2022, devices will be mandated for years 7 and 8. For years 9 and above bringing a device is encouraged.

The current JB portal link will remain active, but we will be revising this page with new information in October, and recommend you wait until then before making a purchase if possible.

 


 

In 2021 John Curtin College of the Arts will be running a mandated device program for students in Year 7. For Years 8 and above in 2021, it is not compulsory to bring a device, but it is permitted and recommendations can be found on this page.

The college will only support Apple iPads for Year 7 students this year as it will allow us to provide a targeted learning approach using technology. Apple Classroom will allow teachers to provide a controlled and guided student learning experience in class. This will help to eliminate the distraction that a device connected to the internet and filled with applications can provide.

Year 7-Mandated 2021

(In 2022, Years 7 AND 8 are mandated SEE ABOVE)

Students in Year 7 (2021) are required to bring in a 128GB WiFi only iPad capable of running iPadOS-14. Devices that cannot run iPadOS-14 will not be connected to the network or be supported. We recommend:

  • Apple iPad 8th Generation Wi-Fi only with 128GB of storage
  • STM Keyboard Case*
  • Apple Pencil
  • Apple Care

Years 8 – 9-Optional 2021

(In 2022, Years 7 AND 8 are mandated SEE ABOVE)

For students in Years 8 – 9 we recommend an iPad capable of running the latest version of iPadOS-14:

  • Apple iPad 8th Generation Wi-Fi only with 128GB of storage
  • STM Keyboard Case*
  • Apple Pencil
  • Apple Care

Years 10 -12-Optional 2021

Students in Years 10 – 12 can still use an iPad but also have the option of using a MacBook. A MacBook is the recommended option for students in the Media Arts program. A MacBook will provide a larger screen and has the ability to run the full version of Adobe Premiere Pro, a video editing software suite.

*Cases and Keyboards

We encourage the use of protective cases and keyboard peripherals for iPads. We will make options available through the portal once we have information from the September releases.

Purchasing

When purchasing a device, we encourage you to shop around and look for the best deal you can get. Please consider the need for extended warranty and accidental damage protection.

While we do not recommend one retailer over another, we have added JB HiFi’s online purchasing portal below as they offer a higher level of educational discount and also provide guidelines on devices required for each year level.

Use Access Code: JCCA2021

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