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Indigenous Business Australia builds technology skills with certification

Friday, 29 Nov 2013

Canberra, November 29 2013: Indigenous Business Australia has strengthened their technology capability with Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) accreditation awarded to six ICT staff earlier today.

The certificates were presented by Mr Jeffory Mitchell, Chairman of the Canberra Branch of the Australian Computer Society. The ACS has recently acquired the exclusive rights to facilitate SFIA accreditation in Australia.

The training required for certification is delivered through a course tailored to each individual, known as mySFIA.

IBA saw the value of mySFIA as an online tool for staff to be able to manage their skills through their career. Having those skills formally certified by the ACS, enables the IBA to benchmark their capability with industry and understand the type of tasks that can be completed by their staff. 

Recently certified IBA expert Ronae Camaggi said "Benchmarking my skills using mySFIA helped me identify my capability, and plan my development"

Alan Patterson, Chief Executive Officer of the ACS, welcomed the certification of IBA staff. “This is a clear demonstration of the strength and importance of certification, particularly with regards to skills in the technology space. That IBA has chosen to go down the path of SFIA is a great show of support for the certification framework, and gives me confidence that other Government bodies will soon follow suit and give the public the confidence that certification brings.”

Further information

Thomas Shanahan, Australian Computer Society, 0449 902 130

About the Australian Computer Society

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) is the professional association for Australia's Information and Communication Technology (ICT) sector. Over 20,000 ACS members work in business, education, government and the community. The Society exists to create the environment and provide the opportunities for members and partners to succeed. The ACS strives for ICT professionals to be recognised as drivers of innovation in our society, relevant across all sectors, and to promote the formulation of effective policies on ICT and related matters. Visit for more information.