The generic skills debate


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The debate about the definition and importance of the inclusion of generic or soft skills as key competencies in training packages is continuing. Since their introduction in 1992, changes in the Australian and global economy have brought into question the essential generic skills that enterprises, individuals and communities need to be successful in the current environment. A research project by the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) and the Business Council of Australia (BCA) found that employers want more than technical skills and identified a set of eight major skill...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Outcomes; Teaching and learning; Vocational education and training; Students; Research; Governance; Providers of education and training; Skills and knowledge

Keywords: Future; Training package; Skill development; Generic skills; Key competency; Attitude; Education and training reform; Teachers; Skills audit

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Sydney, New South Wales: NSW Department of Education and Training, 2003

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Journal title: Training agenda

Journal volume: 11

Journal number: 2

Journal date: Winter 2003

Pages: pp.14-15

ISSN: 1038-3891

Resource type: Article

Document number: TD/NSW 74.04

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