The Key Competencies
1. Collecting, analysing and organising information
The capacity to locate information, sift and sort information in order to select what is required and to present in a useful way, and evaluate both the information itself and the sources and methods used to collect it.
2. Communicating ideas and information
The capacity to communicate effectively with others using the range of spoken, written, graphic and other non-verbal means of expression.
3. Planning and organising activities
The capacity to plan and organise one's own work activities, including making good use of time and resources, sorting out priorities and monitoring one's own performance.
4. Working with others and in teams
The capacity to interact effectively with other people both on a one-to-one basis and in groups, including understanding and responding to the needs of a client and working, effectively as a member of a team to achieve a shared goal.
5. Using mathematical ideas and techniques
The capacity to use mathematical ideas, such as number and space and techniques such as estimation and approximation for practical purposes.
6. Solving problems
The capacity to apply problem solving strategies in purposeful ways both in situations where the problem and the solution are clearly evident and in situations requiring creative thinking and a creative approach to achieve an outcome.
7. Using technology
The capacity to apply technology combining the physical and sensory skills needed to operate equipment with the understanding of scientific and technological principles needed I to explore and adapt systems.
Ability statement (at AQF III)
Table 3 AQF
Characteristics of Learning Outcomes
Breadth, depth and complexity of knowledge and competencies would cover a broad range of varied activities or applications in a wider variety of contexts most of which are complex and non-routine. Leadership and guidance are involved when organising activities of self and others as well as contributing to technical solutions of a non-routine or contingency nature.
Performance of a broad range of skilled applications including requirements to evaluate and analyse current practices, develop new criteria and procedures for performing current practices and provision of some leadership and guidance to others in the applications and planning of the skills.
Applications involve responsibility for, and limited organisation of others.
Breadth, depth and complexity covering planning and initiation of alternative approaches to skills or knowledge applications across a broad range of technical and/or management requirements, evaluation and co-ordination.
The self-directed application of knowledge and skills, with substantial depth in some areas where judgement is required in planing and selecting appropriate equipment, services and techniques for self and others.
Applications involve participation in development of strategic initiatives, as well as personal responsibility and autonomy in performing complex technical operations or organising others. It may include participation in teams including teams concerned with planning and evaluation functions. Group or team co-ordination may be involved
The degree of emphasis on breadth as against depth of knowledge and skills may vary between qualifications granted at this level.
Distinguishing Features of Learning Outcomes
Do the Competencies enable an individual with this qualification to:
Do the Competencies or Learning Outcomes enable an individual with this qualification to: