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Skills Framework for the Information Age

What is SFIA?

The Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) is a global standard that defines Digital and other ICT related skills. A full description of the framework and access to the SFIA capability definitions is available on the SFIA Foundation website.

SFIA is used by many government agencies for a multitude of purposes including workforce planning, recruitment and deployment of staff, career path frameworks, skills assessment and many other things. SFIA requires licensing, though most personal usage is free.

Whole of Government SFIA License

The Australian Public Service Commission has established a three year whole of government license for SFIA that includes all Commonwealth agencies covered by the Public Service Act 1999 (listed here). This license is valid until 25 June 2021.

Under this license, APS agencies are permitted to do pretty much anything non-commercial with SFIA. Full details are available in APS SFIA License.

For additional information, see the Frequently Asked Questions.

Learn about SFIA

Learn more about SFIA, how it can be used and details about the whole of government license in the SFIA - Skills Framework for the Information Age eLearning program on APS Learn.

Let us know how you use SFIA

The APSC would like to maintain a register of agencies using SFIA. Let us know how you are using SFIA and how you would like to use SFIA, to inform our next licensing discussion with the SFIA Foundation. We also have representation on the international SFIA Council which guides the future evolution of SFIA, and we can pass long your recommendations for changes. Contact us via email: SFIA [at] apsc.gov.au 

Connect with your SFIA practitioner colleagues

Many Commonwealth and State agencies participate in the Whole of Government SFIA Practitioners’ Forum. This forum provides an environment to share your SFIA implementation experience and learn from the experiences of others. For details about joining the forum, contact us via email: SFIA [at] apsc.gov.au

Last reviewed: 
20 December 2018