Components of Standards

Units - Reflect the function or duty within the occupational area

Elements - Reflects the tasks to accomplish the duty

Performance Criteria - Describes the critical outcomes that have to be achieved and the standards of performance required

Range Statement - The situations or context that candidates must demonstrate the required competence

Underpinning Knowledge – The underpinning principles, methodologies and skills required to achieve the performance outcomes

Evidence Guide - Details the critical aspects of evidence required to deem a person competent

Employability skills – this refers to the candidate’s demonstrating competence in the following:
• Communicating ideas and information
• Planning and organizing activities
• Working with others and in teams
• Solving problems
• Using mathematical ideas and techniques
• Using technology
• Collecting analyzing, organizing information