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Employability Skills
From Framework to Practice

An Introductory Guide for Trainers
and Assessors

© Commonwealth of Australia 2006



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Precision Project Team: Mitch Cleary
Rosalie Flynn
Seth Thomasson

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Contents
1

Resource Overview

4
5

Who is this guide for?

5

How to use this guide

6

Guide structure

2

Introduction

6

Background and Fundamentals of Employability Skills

7

History and Origins

8

Key Competencies

9

Employability Skills – ACCI/BCA
Employability Skills – The Endorsed Approach

3

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The Employability Skills

13
14

Communication

14

Teamwork

16

Problem Solving

18

Initiative and Enterprise

20

Planning and Organising

22

Self-management

24

Learning

26

Technology

4

Section Overview

28

Unpacking Employability Skills

31
32

How Employability Skills are Embedded

32

Employability Skills Summary Example

34

Examples of Embedded Employability Skills

36

Dimensions of Competency

37

Inter-relationships of Employability Skills

5

How to Unpack Employability Skills

40

Employability Skills in Delivery and Assessment

45
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Employability Skills in Assessment

48

Contextualising Employability Skills

51

Employability Skills and the AQTF

56

Integrative Example

6

Employability Skills in Delivery

57

Resources

60

Generic Skills

61

Employability Skills

61

Delivery

62

Assessment

62

Research and Policy

62

Bibliography

62

© Commonwealth of Australia 2006



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Resource Overview

© Commonwealth of Australia 2006



Introduction
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