Technical requirements

Students will sit the NAP–ICTL assessment via a web browser using ACER's online assessment and reporting system. This is a web-based platform that does not require you to install any software. 


Compatible devices

PC, Mac, Google Chromebook, iPad or Android tablet. 

Note: tablets must have a minimum 10.2-inch display. Ideally, an external keyboard should be used. 

The NAP–ICTL tests have been designed to be taken on desktop, laptop and tablet devices. Extensive testing has been carried out to ensure students who use tablets for the assessment have an equal experience to those using laptops or desktop computers. Tablets must, however, have an external keyboard connected. To prevent student devices running out of power during the test, all devices should be connected to mains power for the duration of the assessment. 


Operating systems and browser requirements

 Windows 10/11 Mac OS 12 Mac iOS 15 Android Chrome OS
Google Chrome Yes Yes  Yes  Yes  Yes 
Mozilla Firefox Yes  Yes  Yes Yes  Yes 
Safari No Yes  Yes  No No
Microsoft Edge Yes No  No  No No
Internet Explorer No  No  No No  No

Browser settings and features

Minimum browser resolution (non-tablets): 1280 width x 800 height
Minimum browser resolution (tablets): 1080 width x 800 height  Cookies and JavaScript must be enabled within students’ browsers. These settings can be updated from within the browser's Settings or Options menu. 

JavaScript should be enabled in your browser. The following links provide instructions on turning on JavaScript:


Internet connectivity

Recommended speed = 256 kilobytes per second (KB/s) per student 
A group of 20 students will require an internet connection speed of approximately 5Mbps. 



The following domains must be whitelisted/permitted by the network firewall or security settings: 



Latest browser versions

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

The latest browser versions can be found here:

Google Chrome
Microsoft Edge