High level context: There may be other uses for competency frameworks including uses for policy makers and others that are indirectly related to one of the main categories we have already mentioned. This includes the use of competency frameworks as a valuable research tool.
Who: Funding body or agency
What problem: There is no authoritative source to refer my grant applicants to ensure that the applications I get back have a consistent definition and application of competency.
What context: I am developing a funding call for micro-credentials and I want them to all be competency based.
This will help: By providing an authoritative and vetted source of information on competencies that has been developed and reviewed by national contributors.
Who: Student or job seeker
What problem: There is an overwhelming amount information being presented to me about career options and I don’t know where to get a real understanding of different careers.
What context: I would like to know which careers align best with my skills and interests
This will help: By providing clarity on how to interpret competency frameworks and other sets of occupational standards that have similar structure.
Competency frameworks contain valuable information about work activities, the required skills, knowledge and attributes, and educational requirements of different occupations and sectors. Competency frameworks can also be very confusing to interpret, and understanding how they are constructed can help to demystify them.