Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program


St Luke's College uses a Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program.  The school, in consultation with its information technology provider and stakeholders, has determined specifications appropriate for usage at the College. Students will need to bring their own computer device to school.

The device specifications identify the minimum and recommended requirements for student devices. This will seek to ensure that the functional activities that the devices are required to support are met.

Use of Devices

Students will use their devices in class for a variety of tasks, and the devices must be fit for purpose and capable of carrying out these functions. Use requirements for a Year 8 student will be different from those of a Year 12 student.

St Luke's College requires that students choose a device that accords with the BYOD specification to ensure that their BYOD maximises their learning experiences.



Minimum Specification

Recommended Specification

Operating System

Windows 8 / MacOS 10.12

Windows 10 / MacOS 10.15

CPU Processor

Intel 6th Generation i3 Dual Core or AMD equivalent.

Intel 10th Generation i5 Quad Core or AMD equivalent.

Wireless Networking


802.11 ac

Screen Size

10.8" 1280x800 resolution

13" +  1400x1050 resolution

Internal Storage Capacity






Battery Life

6 Hours

8 Hours

Required Accessories

Protective case, cover, headphones

Protective case, cover, headphones

Form Factor / Keyboard

Laptop, or tablet device:

Device must have a physical keyboard attachment with separate keys for A – Z and which physically move when depressed. It must run one of the specified operating systems.

*Wireless Capability

Recommended 802.11AC (5GHz). Device must have 11N support (2.4Ghz + 5Ghz) minimum or unable to connect to St Luke's network.

This may be advertised as "Dual Band Wireless", "802.11AC" or "Gigabit Wireless".

Other Recommendations

Accidental loss and breakage insurance, 3-year warranty.

Please take note of the wireless connectivity and wireless compatibility requirements.  If you are unsure, consider purchasing a recommended device.

Functional Specification and Capabilities


Minimum a USB drive for data backup copy. Cloud preferred. E.g. OneDrive. Students must ensure that their files are regularly backed up.

Security Software

Up to date antivirus package. E.g. Inbuilt Microsoft Security Defender or 3rd Party solutions from Trend, Webroot, Symantec, McAfee, Sophos, Kaspersky, Bitdefender, Avast etc.

BYOD Recommended Options

  • Entry level < $750 Lenovo Ideapad 330 (15), Dell Inspiron 15 3000 (AMD)
  • Mid-Range < $1150 Dell Inspiron 15 5000, HP ProBook 430 G5, Lenovo ThinkPad E480
  • High End - ACER Spin, HP ProBook 470 G5, Lenovo ThinkPad T580 Contact

If you have any questions regarding St Luke's College BYOD program, please contact our office, via email: or telephone: (08) 9144 1081.