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