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ECV704 - Expanding Ideas of Competency

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:

Student must be enrolled in course E500, E592 or E792.

Unit chair:C Ryan




Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


The Unit is organised around the following focuses:

  • A broad view of the notion of competency, the diversity of meanings and applications, including conceptualisations of competency in the UK, Europe and the US.
  • The origins and debates surrounding competency both in Australia and overseas with emphasis on the development of workplace knowledge
  • Competency at work – different forms of competency, different applications, different outcomes.
  • Curriculum – where does it fit in workplace learning, in competency based education and training, assessment; and in the Australian training package context.


Essay, One essay based assignment of 2000 words, focussing on an identification of CBT applications in the student’s own organisation, 40%

CBT plan, Develop a CBT application plan of 4000 words. A plan to develop the use of one of the CBT applications identified in Assignment 1 to enhance human resource development or management in the student’s own organisation, 60%

Recommended texts

Buckley, R & Caple, J 2007, The Theory and Practice of Training, 5th edn, Kogan Page, London

Smith, PJ & Sadler-Smith, E 2006, Learning in Organisations: Complexities and Diversities, Routledge, London, New York.

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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