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Understanding SFIA

Thursday, 05 Sep 2013

Understanding the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) Course

In an environment of rapid technological change, the critical challenge for business is one of attracting and retaining talent. The Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) is the world’s most commonly used ICT skills definition framework - in use by organisations in over 100 countries. At both the individual and organisational level, SFIA provides a tool for identifying skills accurately, and developing plans to achieve desired future skills requirements.

Course Content

  • SFIA introduction and overview
  • SFIA terminology and system design
  • Identify and correctly determine IT skills for an job
  • Writing and correctly setting levels in a job profile
  • Self-assessment using SFIA
  • Skills and task analysis techniques, tools and documentation
  • Validity and reliability
  • Professional IT profiles
  • Integration with wider training and HR plans
  • Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate the SFIA framework and business benefits to both internal and external customers
  • Develop skills/job profiles of IT practitioners using SFIA skill definitions
  • Apply an understanding of SFIA to align skills/job design with other benchmarks and competency frameworks
  • Identify and use a range of skills analysis techniques, tools and documentation to produce accurate job profiles
  • Confirm the validity and reliability of a skills/job profile using appropriate analysis techniques, tools and processes
  • Plan and manage development priorities within the wider training plan and HR strategy

Date: Monday 7th October 2013
Time: 8.30am to 5.30pm
Venue: Australian Computer Society - Victoria Branch
Level 2, 120 Clarendon Street
Southbank VIC 3006

For further information and to register please click here.