Good Skills Recognition practice

  • developing user-friendly Skills Recognition processes
  • providing the applicant with opportunities to ask questions and seek clarification at all stages of the Skills Recognition process
  • identifying the reason that the applicant or employer is considering skills recognition, so that the assessor can give relevant advise
  • maintaining a positive approach which supports, acknowledges and values the skills and experiences of the applicant
  • clearly outlining the Skills Recognition process to the applicant, both verbally and in plain written English carefully linking the applicant's  existing skills, knowledge and experience to relevant units of competency
  • being prepared to probe for further evidence if necessary
  • ensuring that the applicant and/or their employer understand the processes and costs involved
  • Managing the expectations of the applicant  and/or the employer
  • Responding to the needs of individuals
  • Engaging with industry representatives to monitor the appropriateness of assessment methods and tools
  • Maintaining industry and training package standards