What are the ‘dimensions of competency’?
The dimensions of competency describe the four conditions that must be met in order for someone to demonstrate their ability to perform a new skill. They are:
1. Task skills—how can candidates perform the task for which they are being assessed?
2. Task management skills—how do candidates manage the process of carrying out the task in a logical and safe manner?
3. Contingency management skills—do candidates demonstrate an ability to complete the task when contingencies arise?
4. Job role/environment skills—has the assessment process allowed evidence to be gathered in different contexts? Have candidates demonstrated their skill and knowledge over time and in different situations?