ICT Design Models and Purchasing ICT equipment and services
What is an ICT design model?
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) design models assist schools in making design decisions for learning spaces, cabling infrastructure, communication networks and the support of data, voice and video services before capital works begin. The design models are accessible in the Department’s Guide to (staff login required) that provides a number of high-level recommended design preferences. These are based on industry best practices, sound design principles for the use of technology to enhance teaching and learning practices.
Well-designed learning spaces inspire creative, collaborative and productive learning. If ICT, furniture and space is seamlessly integrated into buildings, a diverse range of learners, activities and digital devices can be effectively accommodated.
The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) design models are part of the (staff login required). This is a coordinated approach to developing a set of information and communication technology planning tools and best practice for all government schools.
Purchasing ICT equipment and services
Services and equipment should be purchased through the relevant purchasing panel.
Infrastructure and connectivity
This purchasing panel includes:
- Networking equipment
- UPS devices
- Backup solutions
- Webex video conferencing
- Interactive whiteboards
- Associated software
The Curriculum Desktop Panel offers a range of products and services including entry-level, standard and enhanced desktop categories, with each product offering aimed to achieve best value for money for schools, including choice of supplier product, customised warranty and support and upgrade options.
The Curriculum Notebook Panel offers a range of products and services including entry-level, standard and enhanced notebook categories, with each product offering aimed to achieve best values for money for schools, including choice of supplier product, customised warranty and support and upgrade options.
The Department has licensing agreements with a number of strategic partners, including Microsoft and Google. Schools can access the software provided under these agreements without needing to pay additional licensing costs.
Reviewed 06 December 2021