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#26 Extend Skills one level down to address trainees or allow entry paths

Some individuals do not have the skills as identified at the lowest level in SFIA but are working in this area - could we recognise the lower level as a trainee?

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From Australian Public Sector SFIA Forum:

Consider recognising the skills 'one level down' as a entrant path.

Ian Seward (General Manager) says:
Sep 06, 2017 10:07 AM

Need to think about this one - it might be better as a guidance/usage issue. As the Framework identifies the levels of the skill and is experiential - it probably does't make sense to extend below the level the skill exists. But there is a need to address the requirements of industry and so look at ways to accommodate this?

Consider the implications of extending the skill levels below where the skills reasonably start as this potentially raises issues of consistency across skills (other frameworks have sort of done this but where they have this has caused all sorts of consistency and levelling problems which they generally ignore)

Needs careful consideration but warrants discussion Framework or Guidance? says:
Sep 07, 2017 04:57 PM

I think it is useful to remember that a role may be at level 3 and have skills of level 2 and level 3. The person performing the role does NOT have to have all the skills to do the role. Some roles are developmental and providing they have the right access to training, coaching and mentoring then this is their entry point