This collection of competency frameworks can be used by individuals and organizations in two main ways:
- Assess job performance and compare it against defined standards
- Identify potential areas for professional development to improve overall performance
Competencies are the abilities required to perform specific tasks and express specific knowledge. CAWST’s competency frameworks use behavioural or task-based competencies in combination with knowledge components.
For meaningful learning, knowledge and practice should be contextual and integrated. This combination of knowledge and practice is designed to support context-specific technical skills, as well as enabling skills such as critical thinking, reflection, communication, knowledge sharing, and leadership.