Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Copperfield College’s Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Program aims for every student to bring to school a parent or student-owned digital device to use as a powerful learning tool.

Students need to be prepared for the ever-increasing use of digital technologies in our society. Daily effective use of devices helps students develop knowledge and skills to become creators and controllers of digital technology beyond being mere consumers. A device is therefore regarded as a vital tool for learning. Students without a device are not able to access everything they need for learning.

Click on this link to go to the BYOD Portal run by JB HiFi and enter the code COPPERFIELD2024 to purchase a suitable device.

The College’s BYOD Portal can facilitate the parent/carer purchase of a device and includes Chromebooks or Windows laptops. The Portal provides cash, card and one year interest-free purchase options for different models.

If you choose to purchase a laptop from another provider, please ensure the device has a Solid State Drive (SSD) for prompt start-up, a screen size of at least 11”, a webcam, Wi-Fi, USB and HDMI connections. The battery capacity should be sufficient to power the device for the school day with a device lifetime of at least 3 years.

All student use of devices must be smart, safe and responsible. Students must develop not only relevant knowledge and skill of how devices can be used effectively, but also an understanding and a capacity to behave appropriately when using technology.

BYOD Guide

The BYOD Guide contains a Responsible Use Agreement that students and/or their parents/carers must sign before any device is connected to the school network. Parents/Carers of students who do not currently own a device are encouraged to read the specifications for suitable devices prior to purchase.

The College is looking forward to all students using their device in a smart, safe and responsible way. If you have any questions about the BYOD Program, please contact your Campus Office who will direct you through to someone who can help you.