The generic skills debate

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 areas a ... Show more

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

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