How employability skills are incorporated into Training Packages
Employability skills are integral to workplace competency. As such they must be considered in the design, customisation, delivery and assessment of vocational education and training programs in an integrated and holistic way, as represented diagrammatically below from the TAE Training Package.
Employability skills are embedded and explicit within each unit of competency, which means that you’ll be using employability skills information in order to design valid and reliable training and assessment strategies. This analysis could include:
- reviewing units of competency to locate relevant employability skills and determine how they are applied within the unit of competency in terms of elements, performance criteria, range statements and evidence guides
- analysing the employability skills summary for the qualification in which the unit or units are packaged to help clarify relevant industry and workplace contexts and the application of employability skills at that qualification outcome
- designing training and assessment methods to address employability skills requirements.
Employability skills summary
An employability skills summary is the minimum requirement for describing employability skills at the qualification level. It’s a condensed version of the employability skills statement (or a contextualised employability skills framework). A summary will exist for each qualification and will describe the broad industry application of each employability skill.
The purpose of the employability skills summary is to describe the broad industry expectations with regard to employability skills for each qualification.
You might also like to check the information here under What are Employability Skills to find out more about the information contained in a competency standard and how it relates to your training and assessment. There’s also some useful resources listed in the Training Room bookcase, under ‘Recommended Reading’.Top
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