Adobe License Agreements

JCU holds an Adobe Enterprise License Agreement for Creative Cloud - Enterprise Edition, refer to Adobe Creative Cloud at JCU for more information.

Temporary access to Adobe Creative Cloud desktop apps for Students during COVID-19 event

Adobe has provided temporary at-home access for JCU students so that you can continue your studies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Enterprise License Agreement

This is a new Agreement that JCU has entered into with Adobe effective from the 30/10/2018.

The Agreement entitles JCU Staff to install Adobe Creative Cloud on up to two computers concurrently. The Agreement also entitles JCU to install the Adobe Creative Cloud in student computer labs (GATCF and School-based) or other physical environments located in premises owned by JCU such as GATCF computers located in the Libraries and Common Teaching Rooms. The Agreement covers all three campuses; Townsville, Cairns and Singapore.

It is a 3 year Agreement. You can have all of the Adobe Creative Cloud Desktop applications installed or one or more components of the Suite if that is all you require. The licensing cost for the 3 year term has been covered by ICT Software Overheads.

The following is a list of persons that Adobe state do not qualify as Faculty or Staff and who are not entitled to use the software made available under this Agreement:

  • Conference attendees
  • Companies and their employees who have been hired on a contractual basis for service either on or off-campus (ie individual who are not directly employed by JCU)
  • Retired Faculty & Staff
  • Visitors

Adobe for Current Staff

Fulltime and Fractional Full-time staff (staff employed full time by JCU but who work less than 36.25 hours per week) have access to Adobe Creative Cloud.

Adobe CC VIP

Allocation of Adobe software to Non Full-time and Non Fractional Full-Time Staff and Adjuncts is on a case by case basis.
Please log a request through ITHelpdesk.

Postgraduate Students

Postgraduate students allocation on a case by case basis. Please log a request through ITHelpdesk.

Undergraduate Students

Current JCU students have access to Adobe Creative Cloud desktop applications, able to be accessed from Library computers or GATCF computer labs at the following locations:
  • Cairns
  • Townsville
  • Mackay
  • Thursday Island
  • Proserpine

Students will be required to Sign-In to Adobe using their JCU email address ( and JCU password.  
Please refer to the ICT Knowledgebase for more information.

Usage in General Access & Teaching Labs (GATCF)

Adobe Creative Cloud - Enterprise applications available under the Adobe Enterprise License Agreement can be installed in a classroom, student computer lab (GATCF or School owned) or other physical environments located in premises owned by JCU for teaching purposes.

This software is available by default in all on-campus General Access Labs (GATCF).