The International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL) concept is a global computer literacy initiative developed to raise the level of knowledge about Information Technology (IT) and increase the level of competence in using personal computers and common computer applications for all the citizens of the world.
Owned and co-ordinated by The European Computer Driving Licence Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation based in Dublin, Ireland, the ICDL is an internationally recognised, vendor-neutral certification programme which demonstrates a person’s competence in computing knowledge and skills in accordance with international standards. ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) and ICDL are synonymous, and identical standards apply to both.
The ECDL Foundation has produced a set of standards and quality guidelines which govern the procedures for the ICDL concept and ensure that it is operated in a consistent fashion in all member countries through adherence to these common quality standards.
ICDL Australia is an ECDL Foundation initiative governing the implementation of these global standards locally in Australia. The initiative is managed by ICDL Asia Pte. Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of ECDL Foundation.