Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Specifications

 Please click here for the BYOD Policy

Please click here for the Connect Protocol


Please note that the officially supported operating systems for Baldivis Secondary College are Windows 10 and Windows 11. There will be limited support for other types of devices.

Device/Operating System

Support Level

Windows 10/Windows 11

Supported and recommended (all year levels)




Supported, but not recommended


Supported (years 7-10 only, must have keyboard) but not recommended



Android Tablet

Not Supported (see ICT if you already have one, as they can usually be connected)


Not Supported (see ICT if you already have one, as they can usually be connected)

Linux Device

Not Supported


Years 7-10

A device with a keyboard is compulsory.

It is recommended that this device be a Windows based laptop. However, if an alternate device has already been purchased in the past (such as an iPad when in primary school), this device may still be used provided a keyboard attachment is purchased for it.

Years 11-12

A laptop is compulsory.

It is recommended that the laptop be a Windows based laptop.


Recommended Configuration


Operating System


Windows Laptop

Windows 10


Windows 11

·        RAM: 8GB+

·        Storage: 256GB+ Recommended (128GB+ Minimum)

·        USB Ports: USB A or USB A adaptors

·        Battery Life: 6+ hours of use

·        A keyboard is required


Note on Smartphones/Mobiles

Smartphones and Mobiles are not considered a device when referring to the BYOD program. Students are not permitted to use Smartphones/Mobiles while on the College grounds.


Microsoft Office 365

The Department of Education provides free licences for Microsoft Office 365 to students. This software must be installed on the device before bringing the device to school. See the below links for instructions on how to install this on your device.

Windows 10/Windows 11









Note on Adobe Creative Cloud and Autodesk Products

Certain classes use the Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop, Premiere Pro, Lightroom) and Autodesk (Inventor, CAD) suites. For these classes, students will be located in computer labs with computers that have the required software already installed.

If you wish to purchase your own subscription to these products and install them on your BYOD, the above specifications are not necessarily suitable for these products. Their hardware requirements are listed at the below links:

Adobe Creative Cloud: https://helpx.adobe.com/au/creative-cloud/system-requirements.html

Autodesk: https://knowledge.autodesk.com/support/inventor/troubleshooting/caas/sfdcarticles/sfdcarticles/System-requirements-for-Autodesk-Inventor-2023.html

Please note that Baldivis Secondary College does not provide a licence for students to use these programs on their BYOD. Having these programs installed on your BYOD is optional and Baldivis Secondary College does not provide assistance or support with configuring these programs on your BYOD.


Purchasing a Device

College insurance will not cover personally owned devices. It is recommended that purchasers consider their options in regards to insuring the device.

Devices can be purchased through any supplier of your choice. However, some suppliers offer a curated list of devices to school students. Please use the following two links if you’d like to see these options:

JB Hi-Fi BYOD Portal

HP BYOD Portal – Use school code BaldivisSC