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NAPLAN - Locked Down Browser Installation


All Year 7 and 9 students participating in NAPLAN online must install and test the latest version of the Locked Down Browser (LDB) on their BYOD laptop prior to undertaking the test.


The latest version is named 'NAP 2024' and the icon is now light green.


Year 7 and 9 students will need to be familiar with opening the Locked Down Browser before test days. If you have previously installed the LDB, installing the latest version will automatically upgrade your version. 

All four of the below steps MUST be completed. The estimated time for the download, install and test is only 5-10 minutes.


  1. DOWNLOAD the Locked Down Browser to your laptop - see below.

  2. INSTALL the downloaded program

    *NOTE* to check sound, connect headphones and set volume levels/unmute BEFORE opening the Locked Down Browser.
  3. OPEN the Locked Down Browser, to verify you can open the program

  4. TEST using the device check (no login) menu option, including sound with headphones.

If you have any problems installing the Locked Down Browser, please click here to log an ICT department support ticket or go to the IT Office.


On test days:

  • Students devices must have a full charge, to last the duration of the test. Laptops can be charged/topped up with a correctly tested and tagged lead in the Library charging station.

  • Students must set their headphone volume level before starting the Locked Down Browser

  • Students must connect their laptop to the school wifi and confirm they can access a public website, such as google.com before starting the Locked Down Browser

  • Pre-test instructions PDF


Setup steps further information:

1. Download

Download NAPLAN for Windows  

Download NAPLAN for MAC

Download NAPLAN for iPad


2. Install

For Windows

  • Once the download is completed, open it from your internet browsers download tab, or from the download folder in your documents.

Download tab in Chrome browser


  • Click on the downloaded file.


  • Click Next 


  • Click Next 


  • Click Install


  • If another window appears asking for permission to install the program, click Yes.

  • Click Finish



For Apple Macbooks

Double click to open downloaded file


A window will appear requiring you to drag the program into the Applications folder on your computer.


Select Open, if presented with a warning about being downloaded from the internet.


3. Open the Lockdown browser

Make sure that your sound is on and working.

For WindowsDouble click the icon on your desktop to start the Locked Down Browser.


For Mac's - The program MUST be started from the 'Applications' folder icon. Search 'NAP' and double click on the NAP Locked Down Browser result.

Or open the applications folder and locate NAP


Your screen will go black for some seconds and a small window will appear in the center of your computer. Wait until another window appears that notifies you that any other programs that you have open will be closed.
Select OK to close any open programs.



If you see the main menu, The NAPLAN Locked Down Browser is ready to test/use.


4. Test

Open the program has opened, select the Device Check (without login) button, then Naplan 2023 in the main menu and complete the steps shown on the page. Please test with headphones to confirm sound works ok.


To exit the lockdown browser, scroll down and there is a cross in the bottom right hand corner of your screen.


For more information and detailed user guides, visit the ACARA locked down browser page  - HERE

Tenison Woods College respectfully acknowledges the Boandik people are the First Nations people of the Mount Gambier South Eastern region of South Australia and pay respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, past, present and emerging.