BYOD device program


​​​​Earnshaw State College has engaged in a BYOD technological solution, which means we have opened the doors to the future of education, allowing students to bring their own devices to have a more positive and enjoyable learning experience using devices they are both comfortable and familiar with.

The Earnshaw Learning Online (ELO) platform enables students to access curriculum and other resource material required for learning via a web interface, accessible from both school and home networks. 

How the program works

To begin, we recommend that you read over the BYOD-student-charter-2022.pdf  This will give you information regarding how the program operates and what is expected. 

Once you have a device, and an understanding of the agreement, you will need to complete both Appendix A and Appendix E of the Charter Agreement.

Complete all applicable fields on the forms and bring your device and completed forms to the IT help desk in the library at Earnshaw State College. Upon receiving the device, it will be connected to the college network. 

When we have completed this process, we will post a student notice that the device is ready for collection. 

BYOD device portal

If you do not currently have a device, and would like some more information regarding purchase, please continue reading.

Choosing which device your child will be using at the college can be both a worrisome and confusing situation. To assist you with choosing a device, we have worked with vendors to provide specific device purchasing portals for devices which will work at our college.

We recommend a laptop for Year 4-12 students. 

NO Google Chromebooks are acceptable.

Minimum specifications - The purchased/chosen device, must meet the following specifications to be used at the college:

- CPU: Intel Core i3 or AMD Quad Core or equivalent
- RAM: 4GB minimum
- Graphics: Integrated/On board Intel graphics or equivalent
- Storage: 128GB or more - SSD or HDD
- Wireless: 802.11ac(5Ghz) or 801.11n/ac (dual band 2.4/5Ghz) - (2.4Ghz only - not supported)
- Screen Size: 13-15” recommended
- Battery: 5 hour minimum battery life
- Operating System: Windows 10 x Macintosh OS 10.11 or higher
- Antivirus software installed (Windows Defender is sufficient)
We reserve the right to turn away any device.

The School Locker

School Locker has a range of devices available, from iPads all the way through to high end HP devices. School Locker also enables selection of devices by category to make it easier for you to choose a device. Click here for: The School Locker - Technology

JB Hi-Fi

JB Hi-Fi BYOD Online provides families with access to a wide range of
education-specific laptops, tablets, accessories and insurance, at an affordable price. Products differ from those available in retail stores, as they are education specific and selected for their compatibility to school’s ICT infrastructure and curriculum, as well as meeting the student’s needs at home.
The BYOD portal provides a simple step-by-step process that allows you to purchase your devices, accessories, extended warranty and insurance all from the one place. JB Hi-Fi portal link Use the password: EARNSHAWBYOD19

Computers 4 Learning

Computers 4 Learning offers refurbished laptops to the community. They have recently updated their options to be compliant with Earnshaw's BYO Program. Computers 4 Learning has a separate application process. Therefore, if you wish to proceed, please complete the C4L application form available on their website and ensure you indicate that you are a student from Earnshaw State College.

Email: - Phone: 0478 397 638

Last reviewed 16 June 2021
Last updated 16 June 2021