Generic Skills

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  • Generic Skills

    1. 1. Generic Skills <ul><li>Key Competencies – Old School </li></ul><ul><li>Employability Skills – New School </li></ul>
    2. 2. Key Competencies <ul><li>Established by the Mayer Committee in 1992 </li></ul><ul><li>Described as fundamental to the transfer and application of learning to and within workplaces </li></ul><ul><li>Were/are included in a table at the end of every unit of competency in a Training Package </li></ul>
    3. 3. Seven Key Competencies <ul><li>Communicating ideas and information </li></ul><ul><li>Collecting, analysing and organising information </li></ul><ul><li>Planning and organising activities </li></ul><ul><li>Working with others and in teams </li></ul><ul><li>Using mathematical ideas and techniques </li></ul><ul><li>Solving problems </li></ul><ul><li>Using technology </li></ul>
    4. 4. Levels of performance <ul><li>Stand alone levels that do not correspond to the AQF as this was not in place when the key competencies were developed </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Level 1 – perform/undertake </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Level 2 – perform and administer/manage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Level 3 – perform, administer and design/evaluate and re-shape </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. What are the Employability Skills? <ul><li>Communication </li></ul><ul><li>Teamwork </li></ul><ul><li>Problem Solving </li></ul><ul><li>Initiative and Enterprise </li></ul><ul><li>Planning and Organising </li></ul><ul><li>Self-management </li></ul><ul><li>Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul>
    6. 6. Where have Employability Skills come from? <ul><li>Developed in response to requests from industry </li></ul><ul><li>Represent non-technical competencies for effective and successful participation in the workplace </li></ul><ul><ul><li>transferable’ skills </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. What’s new? <ul><li>Not a new concept, but rather, a new emphasis </li></ul><ul><li>Replace Key Competencies </li></ul><ul><li>Incorporated into Training Packages from July 2007 </li></ul>employability skills  Employability Skills
    8. 8. Employability Skills Summary <ul><li>One for each qualification </li></ul><ul><li>Helps identify and include industry application of Employability Skills in training and assessment strategies </li></ul>
    9. 9. Identifying Employability Skills <ul><li>Embedded in units </li></ul><ul><li>Employability Skills Statements </li></ul><ul><li>Need to unpack Employability Skills in specific context or setting </li></ul>Unit of Competency Employability Skills Summary Job role AQF Typical workplace

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