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  • Thanks for giving me this time out of your meeting. My name is Robyn Dennis. I recently graduated as a librarian but I have a background in IT and small business, so I’m looking forward to combining these skills for this project. Q. How much do you know about ICDL? Q. Get them to fill out the registration forms? If you have any questions as we go along, please ask.
  • Internationally recognised certificate of basic IT skills Verifies staff have a fundamental understanding of how to use a personal computer and computer software applications Based upon a standard worldwide syllabus, which was Developed and is now maintained by the ECDL Foundation (European Computer Driving Licence) (http://www.ecdl.com) Issued in Australia by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) (http://www.acs.org.au/icdl/)
  • The process of obtaining an ICDL involves a number of steps. The first step is to complete a simple IT skills assessment… Simple, Interactive, the only pre-requisite is to be able to use a mouse,
  • ICDL at TBIT introduction 2006

    1. 1. International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL) Introduction and Strategic Direction By Christine Ruzic & Robyn Dennis
    2. 2. Contents <ul><li>What is an ICDL? </li></ul><ul><li>Target group </li></ul><ul><li>What is the process? </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing Strategy </li></ul>
    3. 3. 1. What is an ICDL? <ul><li>Internationally recognised IT skills certificate </li></ul><ul><li>Verifies staff understand how to use </li></ul><ul><ul><li>a personal computer and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>computer software applications </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Based upon a standard worldwide syllabus </li></ul><ul><li>Developed and maintained by the ECDL Foundation (European Computer Driving Licence) ( http:// www.ecdl.com ) </li></ul><ul><li>Issued in Australia by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) ( http:// www.acs.org.au/icdl / ) </li></ul>
    4. 4. Modules <ul><li>Basic concepts of IT </li></ul><ul><li>Using the computer and managing files </li></ul><ul><li>Word processing </li></ul><ul><li>Spreadsheets </li></ul><ul><li>Databases </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Information & communication (internet & email) </li></ul><ul><li>All seven modules must be successfully completed (in any order) before an ICDL is issued </li></ul>
    5. 5. Certificate Equivalences <ul><li>Some TAFEs deliver it in conjunction with Cert I Information Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Should be able to get RPL to go into a Cert II Information Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Some overlaps with a few of the competencies in Cert II and Cert III Business </li></ul>
    6. 6. 2. Target Group <ul><li>All staff without an IT qualification </li></ul><ul><li>100 Skills Cards and CD-ROMs purchased </li></ul>
    7. 7. Staff Incentives <ul><li>Provides credentials that will be recognised around the world </li></ul><ul><li>Recognised in over 150 countries </li></ul><ul><li>Meets Institute’s Flexible Learning goals </li></ul><ul><li>Should improve productivity to allow more time for other tasks </li></ul><ul><li>Valued at $550! </li></ul>
    8. 8. 3. Process Steps <ul><li>IT Skills Assessment ( http://www.tafe.qld.gov.au/client/courses/flexible_study/sacl/index.htm ) </li></ul><ul><li>Registration/Induction (pack / iLearn / Skills Card) </li></ul><ul><li>Study options </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No study required </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skills gaps self study CDROM (with tutor support) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Training & Development classes (Org. Cap.) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sit for ICDL tests </li></ul>
    9. 9. 4. Implementation Strategy Early to mid 2006 Interested staff to be registered on request 5 Early 2006 Work groups to be registered in stages 4 End of Dec 2005 Other key staff to be registered (e.g. OfficeTek, managers) 3 End of Nov 2005 Library staff to be registered 2 End of Nov 2005 ICDL facilitators (2) to obtain ICDLs 1
    10. 10. 5. Marketing Strategy Jan 2005 Staff Forum Continual Staff Inductions  Dec 2005 ACS Newsletter  Dec 2005 Staff Newsletter  Oct 2005 iLearn