Guide to Prospective Parents and Students – 2017 Cohort
BYOD stands for Bring Your Own Device. BYOD refers to bringing your own current device or any device sourced from a retailer or supplier. This model allows students to bring an Apple IT device (within specifications) to the Academy that best suit their learning needs in a Creative Industries environment. Since Foundation, QACI has endorsed an Apple laptop as the device most suited to our creative students. This decision was made in consultation with Creative Industries staff and industry experts as to the best device for use in students’ Arts subjects. An assessment of device longevity, inbuilt creativity and productivity apps and resistance to computer viruses also informed this decision.
Parents purchase the laptop and organise insurance for accidental damage and theft. The device must be ready to use on the first day of commencement at the Academy. QACI also stipulates requirements for laptop cover and zip case to minimise accidental damage. We support students by diagnosing IT issues and consulting with families if further action is required. QACI does not supply laptops for students’ use through a loan program. Loan devices are only issued if the student’s own device is being repaired. Parents may source their Apple device from any supplier or may bring a current already owned laptop if it meets the minimum specifications.
We have provided a link below to a purchasing option through MAC1, an Apple retailer, but parents are under no obligation to purchase from this supplier.
Please see the BYOD Booklet for more information or contact the Head of Department eLearning if you have any questions.
Device Minimum Specifications – See BYOD Document for examples of devices
|Screen Size||13″ recommended|
|Processor||Intel Core i3|
|Ram||4GB or higher|
|Hard Drive||256 GB or Higher|
|Operating System||OS X Yosemite
Not Supported: iOS, Android, Windows, ChromeOS
|Wireless||Dual-band wireless capabilities (2.4 & 5 GHz)|
|Features||Keyboard, USB ports, headphone port, webcam, inbuilt microphone|
Minimum Specifications – Required Accessories
Clip on Shell
Black – See-through or opaque
|External Hard Drive for backup||2TB USB 3.0 minimum|
Compulsory Software for 2017 Year 10 Cohort only
For a list of compulsory software for the 2017 Year 10 Cohort, please click on the button above
Connecting your Device
Please download this set-up file in preparation to run it when you have commenced at QACI. It can only be run at the Academy and when you have received your login details.
Due to the recent changes in the Apple laptop models, the Purchasing Portal has been closed. MAC1 (Toni OShannessy) will take your order direct by phone or email and will discuss your specific requirements including accessories with you.
T | 07 3900 5000
F | 07 3900 5001
M | 0438 270 474
E | firstname.lastname@example.org
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