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Technology requirements

The Faculty of Education strongly advises that you have access to your own computer to take part in any Additional Qualification or Additional Basic Qualification course format (face-to-face, online or blended). Access to a computer, with accompanying Internet access, will greatly aid you in completing all course requirements. Computer and Internet access are mandatory if you are taking a blended or online course.

Technology requirements for blended or online course delivery formats:
  • Internet; and
  • Macintosh computer; or
  • IBM computer; or
  • A compatible PC computer.
The basic technology requirements are:
IBM or compatible PC configuration

Minimum operating system, hardware and Internet software:

  • Windows 98 SE or greater strongly recommended;
  • 56.6 kbps modem recommended (or high speed, cable or digital Internet access);
  • An account with an Internet Service Provider (ISP) to have access to the Internet;
  • Internet Explorer 6.0, Netscape 7.1, or Firefox;
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader (available free from http://www.adobe.com/ -this link opens in a new window); and
  • Access to a word processing program (e.g. WordPerfect, Word, etc.)
Macintosh

Minimum operating system, hardware and Internet software:

  • OS X or higher;
  • 56.6 kbps modem recommended (or high speed, cable or digital Internet access);
  • An account with an Internet Service Provider (ISP) to have access to the Internet;
  • Internet Explorer for Mac 5.2 OR Safari 1.0 OR Netscape 7.0 or higher
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader (available free from www.adobe.com - this link opens in a new window); and
  • Access to a word processing program (e.g. WordPerfect, Word, etc.).