Well , for me , a newbie is someone who have have yet to finish all their basics and move on to further study .
My list of basics would be
-knowing what magick can and cannot do
-raising and directing energy
-grounding , centering and shielding
-casting a circle
-relation and associations of the various days of the year
-Invocations and evocations
-spirit work .
My list is abit , not abit but extremely excessive , but I guess it provides a good framework .
In my eyes and opinion though , I find anyone who have completed less than 65 percent of the basics I listed , they are nothing more than a newbie still honing their path .