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Competency standard

Parent terms: Competence/y, Standard

An industry-determined specification of performance, which sets out the skills, knowledge and attitudes required to operate effectively in employment. In vocational education and training, competency standards are made up of units of competency, which are themselves made up of elements of competency, together with performance criteria, a range of variables, and an evidence guide. Competency standards are an endorsed component of a training package.
Source: NCVER 2013, Australia
Statement developed by industry specifying the competencies required by workers for each sector of the workforce.
Source: UNEVOC/NCVER 2009, Global
This term refers to industry-determined specification of competencies required for effective work performance. They are expressed as outcomes and they focus on workplace activity rather than training or personal attributes and capture the ability to apply skills in new situations and changing work organization.
Source: TESDA 2010, Philippines

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