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Postgraduate Excel Skills Diagnostic Mandatory Testing

Welcome to the University of Sydney Business School. We are very happy that you are joining us for what promises to be an exciting year of study and opportunities.

All new Business School postgraduate students are required to undertake a pre-semester Excel Skills Diagnostic Test during orientation week. Following the test you will be notified via email if additional support is recommended. If additional support is recommended, or you believe you would benefit from extra help with Excel, you may attend Excel workshops to help prepare you for the semester ahead.

Excel skills are essential for your success in accounting, finance and business analytics units at the University of Sydney Business School. The Excel workshops will assist you in developing these important skills. This resource is part of the Business School's wider commitment to provide optimal learning support to our students.

Details of the pre-semester Excel skills diagnostic test:

The Excel Skills Diagnostic Test is mandatory. This is a 15-minute online test. The test link and detailed instructions has been emailed to your student email account. The test has now been extended to 5pm on Friday 7th March 2014. This test will allow you the opportunity to demonstrate your proficiency in using Excel worksheet to conduct analysis. It is not a knowledge test or memory test, nor are you required to study for this test.

Please note: Before accessing your university email account and attempting the online test you must first attend an in-person enrolment session in the Wolsteneholme Study Centre in the Merewether Building. If you have already attended your enrolment session, you do not need to attend another session. Please also ensure you activate your unikey account.

If you have difficulties accessing internet at home, you may then choose to attend a computer lab based test in one of the scheduled sessions below.

Friday 28th February - Economics & Business Building Lab 1

  • 10:30am - 11am
  • 11am - 11:30am
  • 11:30am - 12pm
  • 12pm - 12:30pm
  • 12:30pm - 1pm
  • 1pm - 1:30pm
  • 2pm - 2:30pm
  • 2:30pm - 3pm
  • 3pm - 3:30pm
  • 3:30pm - 4pm
  • 4:30pm - 5pm

Please note: Seats are limited for the lab based test, only students who have registered will be seated. Please register using the: Postgraduate Orientation Sessions Registration Form.

You are required to be seated in the room no later than 10 minutes prior to the advertised commencement of your chosen test session. You must also bring along your unikey account information (login and password) and your student identification card.