What support is provided to candidates?
Candidates are supported throughout the FSP credentialing process by their supervisor. Finsia provides administrative and training support to candidates and the FSP Portal records all information candidates compile for the FSP credentialing process.
The FSP is a self-directed process, where candidates take responsibility for their progression. This includes forming professional relationships with their supervisors. Candidates are matched with supervisors who are experienced practitioners and Finsia members.
What is the role of the supervisor?
Supervisors are senior industry practitioners and Finsia members who act as candidates’ primary support throughout the FSP credentialing process.
Supervisors act on Finsia’s behalf to maintain the standards of the profession and foster professional behaviour, skill and technical knowledge development. They also empower candidates to realise their full potential by providing encouragement and constructive feedback.
Supervisors are required to:
- Provide assistance and coaching in the preparation of candidates’ Professional Portfolios
- Use the Capability Framework to review and provide feedback to candidates
- Share their knowledge, skills and experience
- Respect the confidentiality of the supervisor/candidate relationship.
They provide both verbal and written feedback to candidates on their Professional Portfolio. Written feedback is provided via the FSP portal.
Candidates are required to make contact with supervisors within the first month to establish the relationship. Thereafter, they are expected to meet regularly and seeking feedback throughout the credentialing process.