Technical requirements

ACARA understands that the online delivery of NAP - Information and Communication Technology Literacy (NAP-ICTL) will inspire questions about the technical requirements that will need to be met. Each school participating in the sampling assessments are asked to nominate a School Technical Support Officer (STSO) to assist in ensuring schools are device ready. Participating in NAP - Information and Communication Technology Literacy (NAP-ICTL) assumes schools have suitable hardware and reliable access to the internet.

Technical readiness

The assessment is administered through a browser-based application and schools should use the latest browser versions. 

See the latest versions for your browser here:
Google Chrome
Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer 11 (IE11) is the eleventh and final version of the Internet Explorer web browser by Microsoft.

 Platform  Version  Release date
 Safari on iOS 12   12.1.2  2019-07-22
 Safari on iOS (latest device models)  13.1  2020-05-29

iOS 12 is still considered the latest version of iOS for: iPhone 5s, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, iPad Air, iPad mini 2 and 3, and iPod touch (6th generation).

To assist students engagement with the assessment items audio is available, students should have access to appropriate headphones.


ACARA is aware that schools often have a range of devices available to students including but not limited to tablets (iPad and Android), laptops and desktop computers. Extensive testing is carried out to ensure students who use tablets for the assessment have an equal experience to those using laptops or desktop computers. 
Minimum requirements for iPads are; 10.2" with a viewpoint of 1080 x 810 and screen resolution of 2160 x 1620 with an external keyboard.

Bring your own device

Many schools implement a bring your own device (BYOD) policy, that allows students to use their own devices at school. Prior to participating in the NAP - Information and Communication Technology Literacy (NAP-ICTL) assessment, schools should ensure that students have appropriate settings set up. Minimum requirements for screen resolution is 1280 x 800.