Welcome to the Department of Education's web site for the Notebooks for Teachers Program.
These pages are designed to be the primary source of information for teachers on the Notebooks for Teachers Program. Program news, forms, Professional Development (PD) information etc will be published within these pages as it becomes available.
The Department’s Notebooks for Teachers Program invites eligible teachers to enrol on a voluntary basis and receive the use of a leased notebook computer, complete with software, introductory training, insurance and support for work and personal use for three years.
Participating teachers are required to contribute a portion of the cost of the notebooks via a fortnightly salary-sacrificed (before-tax) deduction from their pay (currently set at 75%). The Department subsidizes the remainder of the cost and the whole cost of ancillary services such as telephone support and insurance cover, extended warranty cover, collections at end of lease and so on.
The Notebooks for Teachers Program is open to all full time and part time (0.1 PTF or more) teaching staff contracted to work for 12 months or more with the Department and who work directly with students. The program is also open to Principals and Deputy Principals working in schools, and to School Psychologists.
Participants make a fortnightly contribution from their payroll towards the cost of providing the notebooks. From 2012 the contribution rates for new notebooks became $15.50 per fortnight (Dell) or $16.50 per fortnight (Apple). For future rollouts the rate may vary, depending on purchase costs. (Older rates still apply for re-assigned notebooks - see the "Pre-Leased Notebooks Offer" link below.)
New notebooks are offered on a periodic basis, with a registration period followed by deliveries a few weeks later. Dell will be the supplier of PC notebooks from 2011 and Apple notebooks will also be offered.
There will be one offer on new notebooks in 2013; it is expected that this will be opened during Term 1 for delivery in Term 2. Also, used notebooks are available for reassignment at all times under the Pre-leased Notebooks Offer – see the following page for details and the application form:email if you would like any further information.