The perfect beginner, apparently (6)
I believe the answer is:
'the perfect beginner' is the definition.
'novice' can be an answer for 'beginner' (synonyms). I'm unsure of the 'the perfect' bit.
I can't explain the remainder of the clue.
Can you help me to learn more?
(Other definitions for novice that I've seen before include "Beginner, tyro" , "New member (of religious order)" , "Acolyte" , "Noob" , "apprentice" .)