Confirming competency standards can mean:
1. determining what competence looks like for each unit of competency proposed for the program
2. looking at the organisation’s own internal or legislative standards or requirements, and using a combination of both.
So you’d look at the competency standards required of a specific workplace task, including the foundation skills. These are the generic skills that people need to work effectively in a modern workplace. Then the workplace competency standards are aligned with qualifications or skill sets on training.gov.au. This requires you to search tga for particular skills and finding units that best align with those skills. Thankfully, most qualifications are designed to meet workplace roles. For example, the Certificate IV in project management practice aligns with people who work within project teams. These workplace definitions can be viewed by accessing the qualifications on tga. As they outline who the qualification is aimed at.
The last piece of the puzzle is to review any benchmarks required by things such as industry codes of conduct, workplace policies and procedures and specific operating processes.
If you can imagine, while the competency standards on training.gov.au represent a generic industry skill level, it’s these specific benchmarks that will make the training more applicable to the individual students or industry clients.
What we can then do, is create our training program to meet both levels of performance so that the learner competes their training ready for the workplace that they want.