Competency assessment: theory or practise

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Author: Sowter, Warren


There has been much discussion on the relevance of testing to training outcomes. Fortunately the development has emphasised practical assessment. It is generally agreed that the best way of determining whether or not a person is competent at specific tasks is to observe them in that activity. This paper provides an overview of the development of competency assessment in the automotive mechanic field, by looking at a training institution, a skill competition process and certification of mechanics. In particular it records personal observations of, or experience in: the assessment of...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Assessment; Industry; Research; Evaluation

Keywords: Measurement; Training evaluation

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 1993

Physical description: 6 p.

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Statement of responsibility: W. Sowter

Resource type: Conference

Call number: TD/TNC 35.71

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