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Welcome to NSW AMES ICDL resources


On these tabs you will find:


-         Information about ICDL tests

-         Links to free online Computer Courses at

-         Computer Society Practice Tests to download

-         Contact details to book your ICDL tests

-         Test dates on the calendar


Any questions email Dorothy on:

Tests are held at Mary St.

Each test is 45 mins long with 15 mins preparation.

You could sit 2 tests at a time. 3 might be too much.


To achieve an ICDL you must achieve a pass mark of at least 75% in all 7 tests:
     • Mod 1 - Basic concepts of IT 
     • Mod 2 - Using the computer and managing files
     • Mod 3 - Word processing
     • Mod 4 - Spreadsheets
     • Mod 5 - Databases
     • Mod 6 - Presentations
     • Mod 7 - Information and Communication

Quick Searches

Alison - Free ICDL Course

You might like to try the free ICDL course available at:


ECDL-ICDL, Unit E, Financial Literacy, e-Citizen. Click on Any Icon to Begin your Learning Today.


After logging onto alison you should select:

International Computer Driving Licence Version 4.0

for Office 2000

Test Dates

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Please check the calendar on the left for the next test date.

Tests are held 3pm - 5pm and 6pm - 8pm

In the ECR, Level 2 Mary St


Students please note

Hours will be deducted if you fail to attend without at least one days' notice.
If you find you can't attend please email Dot up to a day before on


To book a test

1. Click on the link below.

2. Choose your dates

3. Then write:

- your name

- the time you will be arriving

- the test you want to sit

                      in the Comments box.


 Click this link or copy it into your browser:


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Download and save the Syllabus below

2. Choose a Module in the Syllabus and check what you know and what you need
    to learn

3. Complete the relevant online module in alison .

4. Download and save the sample tests below.
    These are provided by the Australian Computer Society.

5. Finish the sample tests for the module you have been studying.

    You should be able to answer all the questions in 30 mins.



Syllabus Version 4.0

The ECDL Foundation is the leader in skills and knowledge definition for end-user computing certification programmes. Since its initial conception, the ECDL / ICDL Syllabus has been modified to reflect changes in technology. Syllabus Version 4.0 is currently being used.

The quality and relevance of the ECDL / ICDL Syllabus documents is guaranteed by the ECDL Foundation development processes and by an outstanding range of expert input from the world's leading computer societies and Independent subject matter experts.


Please click here for the latest Syllabus - ECDL / ICDL Syllabus Version 4.0

ECDL / ICDL Sample Tests

ECDL / ICDL Sample Tests

In order to download the ECDL / ICDL Test Sample Paper files to your PC, do the following:


1. Select the Core Test Sample Paper link provided below

2. In the dialogue box that appears, select "Open this file from its current location"

3. In the dialogue box that appears, select the required path to extract files to.
   (e.g. C:/My Documents)

4. This will extract all the files into the chosen folder above
   ( you may require an compressed folder extraction tool e.g.

5. In this folder, open the files and follow instructions.


Please click here for ECDL / ICDL Test Sample Papers

Please click here for an Answer Guide for the Sample Papers
(Answers are provided for the multiple choice questions of the sample papers, please refer to ECDL / ICDL  training materials for information on practical tasks.)

OFFICE 2000 only

When you practice for the test using the sample tests or on a computer using Office

        make sure:

                      -  you are using a PC not a MAC

                      -  and the correct version of Office: Office 2000
                        not XP, 2003 or any other version.


Staff at Bankstown will be able to use the alison online course to learn the ICDL skills on Bankstown PCs, but they will not be able to prepare for the tests using Office programs on the Bankstown PCs, as these have a version of Office not compatible with the test version used.
They will need to use PCs with Office 2000, available at Campsie, Burwood, Hornsby and Mary St.


If you're not sure check with Dorothy:

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