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This Handbook provides a state-of –the art overview of the field of workplace learning from a global perspective. The authors are all well-placed theoreticians, researchers, and practitioners in this burgeoning field , which cuts across higher education, vocational education and training, post-compulsory secondary schooling, and lifelong education. The volume provides a broad–based, yet incisive analysis of the range of theory, research, and practical developments in workplace learning. The SAGE Handbook of Workplace Learning draws together a wide range of views, theoretical dispositions, and assertions and provides a leading-edge presentation by key writers and researchers with insight into the field and its current state.

Competency-Based Training and its Impact on Workplace Learning in Australia
Competency-based training and its impact on workplace learning in Australia

Competency-based training (CBT) is a workplace learning technology that focuses on the assessment of industry-specific standardized and observable skill outcomes rather than traditional course inputs or content. In Australia, skills standards are determined nationally by industry stakeholders, including peak employer groups and government bureaucrats. The agreed competencies are formally credentialed in stepped qualifications deemed appropriate to determined skills sets, ranging from shop floor operator to skilled technologist. Since the mid-1990s these skill bundles have been gathered together as ‘Training Packages’. Qualifications are transferable across enterprises and are recognized in many industry areas not previously covered by traditional apprenticeship arrangements. This increased transfer, depth and breadth of ...

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