The recognition of competencies and skills of individuals is critical to ensuring the ongoing professionalisation of the industry. The Association has been involved in credentialing programs that have provided this mechanism, however, these have not had broad-based uptake across the industry.
Through consultation with members and other industry stakeholders, the Association is now in the process of developing a Recognition of Competency Program for use across the sector.
The Program aims to outline the core and specialist competencies and skills required by individuals within facilities management roles and provide a mechanism for individuals to assess their skills against these standards. Individuals who demonstrate the required level of competency will be recognised for these skills.
For further information on the Competency Recognition Program or the current work being undertaken on industry skills and competency mapping: