Competencies should be regarded as an integrated set of abilities. Each of a worker’s competencies informs and qualifies all their other competencies. Competencies are not applied mindlessly, routinely or in isolation, but in combination as a result of professional judgement in the face of a particular workplace situation.
Furthermore, an occupational competency profile should be a comprehensive document that includes all workplace requirements – professionalism, communication, legal aspects, collaborative practice, critical thinking and decision-making – as well as more directly client-focused outcomes.
← Isn’t the idea of workplace performance depending on a set of competencies an oversimplification? Surely it’s more complicated than that.