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3. Software requirements

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​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 https://learningplace.education.qld.gov.au/microsoft-office-software

Virus Protection

Parents can install their usual anti-virus software on the laptop. Windows 10 also 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 - https://www.google.com/chrome/

Adobe Creative Cloud

As Flagstone SCC subscribes to the Adobe Software Agreement, this software is available for students to purchase at a reduced rate. 

Please speak to the IT technicians in ST13 if you would like to purchase Adobe Creative Cloud. Students will be invoiced $10 for the cost of the program. Access to Adobe CC expires at the end of the year that the product was purchased. It is recommended to only be installed on those laptops that meet the "recommended specifications" listed in the hardware requirements.

Video Players

VLC Player - http://www.videolan.org/vlc/

Audio Recorder

Audacity - https://www.audacityteam.org/download/

Plugins

Adobe Acrobat Reader DC - https://get.adobe.com/reader/

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Last reviewed 01 September 2021
Last updated 01 September 2021