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3. Software requirements

​Access to the department’s ICT network is provided only if the mobile device meets the department's security requirements which, at a minimum, requires that anti-virus software has been installed, is running and is kept updated on the device. 

Software​ installation is the responsibility of the student/parent/caregiver. Valid licences are required for all software present on the device. It is recommended that every device has the following software installed.

​Minimum software requirements

Microsoft Office

‘Microsoft Office Advantage’ allows students to install the Office suite of software (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc) for FREE. Instructions to download, install and activate this software are available from

Virus Protection

The laptop won’t connect to our network if it fails a virus software check. Therefore a reputable antivirus software is a must. There are many different virus protections options available.

Windows 10 has built-in real-time antivirus named Windows Defender. Defender is sufficient to pass the virus software check.

Other suggested software

​Internet Browsers

Google Chrome -​

​Adobe Design

​As Flagstone SCC subscribes to the Adobe Software Agreement, this software is available, free of charge, to our students. 

Visit​ to download the software. Once the program has been installed, please bring it to ST13 (IT Tech Room) for serialisation. If you have any issues downloading the software, please see the IT technicians.

NOTE: To have this product serialised, you must have your shared resources scheme payments up-to-date. Recommended to only be installed on those laptops that meet the “recommended specifications” under the hardware requirements.

​Video Players

VLC Player (pre Windows 10 machines only) -


Audio Recorder

Audacity (pre Windows 10 machines only) -​


Adobe Acrobat Reader DC -​
Adobe Flash Player (pre Windows 10 machines only) -

Mind Mapping Software