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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)


As of 2014, students attending Kurnai College may make use of a variety of devices to access the College curriculum resources using WIFI. This includes iPads, tablets, Netbooks and laptops. This will provide a series of opportunities for students to learn more efficiently and effectively. The number of skills that are needed in an ever-changing world means that as a school we need to adapt and meet demands of society and implement a system that better reflects the way in which students learn. For these reasons, students need to have their own device that they can rely on to get their work done.

For the Best Classroom compatibility, we recommend Microsoft Windows 10

Purchasing a Laptop?
try our BYOD Portals with JBHIFI, LWT & School Locker: 

Website: https://theschoollocker.com.au/schools/kurnai-college/technology


Website: www.jbeducation.com.au/byod

School Code: KC2019

Please note, Models on these Portals are not available in stores.

Finance Support

The College provides support for the purchase of BYOD through Centerpay. Anyone getting payments through Centrelink can sign up to have fortnightly amounts paid to the school. The College will purchase the device and let families pay it off over time. Please contact your child’s campus office for more information.

Useful Links for Students


Office for everyone  Office365.com
  Office365 Mail

Click here for the Microsoft Office 365 Guide 

You can access your Clickvew Digital Multimedia Content using Clickview Online. 


Device - Minimum Specifications

The following table summarises the Minimum Specifications to consider when shopping for a laptop/tablet device for BYOD:

Primary or Secondary Device

A Primary Device is a device you would use to do a majority of Digital work, the secondary device should be the modern equivalent of a Book, Calculator or Diary/Planner. The Secondary device should never be used for core digital work & should only be used as an assistant. 

Primary Device (Laptop: Main device for Work)


Operating system compatibility




OS X 10.10 or higher

Microsoft Windows (Laptop)

Windows 10 


Pleae Note:
Limited Compatibility with Windows RT , IoT or CE Windows Devices. They should not be used as the Primary device.


Secondary Device (Tablet/Mobile: Diary, Organisation, Calculators, Research) 

Device (Laptop)

Operating system compatibility

 Apple iPad

iOS 9 or higher

 Android (HTC, LG, Samsung etc)

Version 5 or higher

Google Chromebook (Asus, Acer etc)





Accessories recommended with tablets and laptops.

Device Name (Tablet/Phone)

Recommended Accessories

Android, iPad and other tablets

Keyboard, good strong case


Good strong case


Must Haves

Devices will need to have an up-to-date anti-virus protection program installed. If a device is considered to be a threat to the network then it will be denied access.

We do not provide support for the following software, however, here are some FREE anti-virus security solutions: Sophos Anti-Virus, Comodo Internet Security, Microsoft Security Essentials.

Parent involvement

It is important that parents or guardians be involved in checking students’ devices consistently to make sure they are maintained and up-to-date. Make sure your child remains safe online, for more information, please use visit 'iParent—where parents can learn about the digital environment and keep updated on their children’s technology use.

Here you can find guidance for using safety settings on your family’s web-connected devices, tips for choosing movies and games and strategies for keeping young people safe online.'

Cyber eSafety (iParent)


Student Responsibilities

Students need to ensure their device is fully charged before they come to school and maintain their devices in good working order. When at school the required safe and effective use of IT devices needs to be followed.


Microsoft Office 365 - Online Access

Students can log in to the following website to access their own emails, SkyDrive and online versions of word, powerpoint & excel. 


Microsoft Online http://portal.microsoftonline.com

Kurnai College Student Email http://mail.kurnaicollege.vic.edu.au


Login Instructions

Students can log in to Microsoft online (Office365.com) using their username@kurnaicollege.vic.edu.au supplied to them on their timetable, enrollment form and/or compass information.. together with their password they use to access the school computers, Wifi/device logins can be connected by adding kurnai\username when prompted to connect to eduSTAR. This username is usually the first 3 letters of their surname followed by 3-4 numbers. 


Wireless Access

Students are given access to the school's Wireless network once their enrollment form has been processed. Their username and password can be collected by visiting either the general Office, Year Level Team Leader, School Technician or by emailing digital@kurnaicollege.vic.edu.au. Password changes are required before they can use the wireless network. 

Password Complexity

Students are required to follow the complexity guidelines for their passwords. This follows the complex7 tradition, a combination of Uppercase, Lowercase, 7 Characters, a Special Character and a number. Here is an example of a good password: H@lloW0r1d!

For further information

If you have any further questions please email your query to one of the emails below;


College Digital Team



College eLeader/eLearning Leader



Technicial Information & Support