Competency-based training (CBT) is an approach to vocational education and training that places emphasis on what a person can do in the workplace as a result of completing a training program. The aim of CBT is to ensure that vocational education and training programs better meet the needs of Australia’s industries and enterprises.
Outcomes from CBT reflect workplace duties, working environments and performance requirements. This should include performing higher level duties such as planning, problem solving and managing tasks through to completion. CBT programs are often comprised of Units of Competency that contain specific learning outcomes, which are based on standards set by the particular industry. Delivery of training may occur in a variety of forms (classroom, work based) to ensure an overall understanding of all skills and knowledge is available.
Assessment is the process of collecting evidence and making judgments on whether competency has been achieved. The purpose of assessment is to confirm that an individual can perform the standard expected in the workplace, as expressed in the relevant endorsed industry or enterprise competency standards. Assessments through this course will require participants to complete a variety of written work, oral questions, practical demonstrations and assignment/portfolio presentations.
Where a participant has undertaken an assessment and it has been marked as NYC (Not Yet Competent), they will have the opportunity to be re-assessed. If they are deemed NYC for a second and third time, further training will be provided and the participant will attempt assessment again.