ERIC Number: ED333231
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Competency-Based Training: Some Development and Assessment Issues for Policy Makers.
Competent performance is described in terms of the competency to be performed and a set of standards applied to that performance that covers both routine and nonroutine skills. The competency-based approach brings flexibility to a training and education system. It allows the development of a continuum of competence statements from basic to complex. The most important element of a competency-based system of training is the final decision-making process--that is, whether the competence can be inferred from the performance evidence collected. The decision to recognize a performance as satisfactory and to infer competence is the basis for the success of the system. The standards specified when describing the competence must be validly assessed. Competence is based on matching the necessary level of knowledge with an appropriate performance. (NLA)
Descriptors: Competence, Competency Based Education, Foreign Countries, Holistic Approach, Job Performance, Policy Formation, Standards, Training, Vocational Evaluation
TAFE National Centre for Research and Development, 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: TAFE National Centre for Research and Development, Ltd., Leabrook (Australia).