BYOD Requirements Policy

Bring Your Own Device Requirements & Policy

Students will need to have a device in their possession each school day in order to maximise participation in the learning opportunities and activities presented in their classroom. 

Apple and windows devices should be used within the school.

  • Android devices, Chromebooks and iPad Mini are not supported.
  • Second-hand and reconditioned Apple/Windows devices are acceptable.
  • A drop proof case & care protection/warranty are recommended.
  • Minimum storage of 64GB. If your child is enrolling in media type classes, consider getting a larger capacity device to store recorded video.

Partnered suppliers

While you may source your device from anywhere, the College has partnered with two companies that provide discounted or special rates on devices.


JB Hi-Fi offers a range of suitable products at education specific prices. If you wish to purchase through JB HIFI, please use this link to access education prices and use the code byfordsc2024 to access our school specific portal.


Compnow offers specially priced bundles for your child’s learning and ICT needs.  Head to to see their payment options and bundles.

There is also the option to spread the cost of your purchase into smaller payments with Edstart.

  • You can choose to pay weekly, fortnightly or monthly
  • Spread your cost for up to 36 months
  • No interest charges
  • $6 monthly account-keeping fee while your balance is above zero
  • No lock-in contract – adjust or cancel at any time with no charges

The College makes every effort to protect students from inappropriate websites, and we recommend that safe internet practices are followed outside of the College as well. Running services such as VPNs to evade restrictions will result in the device being banned from our network. 

Private insurance of your student’s device is strongly recommended as the college is not liable for any damage to personal items. 

Please see our IT policy.