Competencies

Individuals must be competent to perform their job tasks. These individuals must provide evidence that they possess the required technical skills, knowledge, experience, and behavior to perform their job role/function and that they can apply them consistently, safely and in accordance with relevant procedures and standards.

What is a competency standard?

Personnel require competencies to be able to perform these tasks. Competency is a statement of desired knowledge, skills, and behaviours; therefore, competency is a combination of skills (ability to do a task), knowledge (ability to understand and explain the task), experience (type, years, supervision to obtain the knowledge), and behaviours, but a competency

  • must meet an agreed standard;
  • must be updated as competencies can deteriorate, or become dated with time, leading to a drift into incompetence (‘competency decay’); and,
  • must be continually assessed, as evidence is needed that it is being absorbed by personnel (‘demonstrable competencies’).

Therefore, personnel must have their competencies assessed against a standard. This assessment could be by examination, interview, performance, etc., but it must be formal and recorded.


ROSEN Competency Standards

Click the competency levels below to view a list of competency standards available. Several detailed standards are accessible.

Last modified: Wednesday, 25 November 2020, 7:37 PM