Ultimately, whichever body is setting standards for a workplace needs to determine the competencies required and the respective level(s) of proficiency.
However a good generic definition of entry-level proficiency is as follows:
The worker with entry-level proficiency addresses commonly-occurring workplace situations without supervision or direction, within a reasonable timeframe, and achieves an outcome consistent with the generally-accepted standards in the profession. The worker with entry-level proficiency recognizes unusually complex workplace situations that are beyond her / his ability, and addresses them by seeking advice or consultation with others, by reviewing literature, or by referring the situation to a more experienced worker.
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