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Competency-Based Training (CBT)
-> quoted from the website of TAFE Queensland, http://www.tafe.qld.gov.au/courses/flexible_study/competency.html
Competency-based training (CBT) is an approach to vocational education and training that places emphasis on what a person can do in the workplace as a result of completing a program of training.
Competency-based training programs are often comprised of modules broken into segments called learning outcomes, which are based on standards set by industry, and assessment is designed to ensure each student has achieved all the outcomes (skills and knowledge) required by each module.
Ideally, progress within a competency-based training program is not based on time. As soon as students have achieved or demonstrated the outcomes required in a module, they can move to the next module. In this way, students may be able to complete a program of study much faster.
However, at least initially, some competency-based training programs will only be available within fixed timeframes.
Some competency-based training modules have two assessment components:
1. On-the-job 2. Off-the-job
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