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Identify the practical skills for each occupational responsibility

During  the practical skills required for each occupational responsibility are identified. More than one practical skill should be identified for each responsibility.

All practical skills linked to a specific responsibility should be at the same NQF level. This might result in the identification of more occupational responsibilities to reflect additional levels and allow for building blocks.

It should be noted that some QDFs find it easier to start with this step and then to cluster the practical skills into occupational responsibilities  Either approach is acceptable.

The practical skills relate to those critical aspects the practitioner should be able to carry out safely and accurately in order to execute the occupational responsibility or function.

If there are too many practical skills or if they are at different levels of complexity, it will be necessary to identify additional occupational responsibilities. On the other hand, if there is only one practical skill per responsibility, the identified responsibility is probably only a skill and not an occupational responsibility.

With reference to each of the identified occupational responsibilities, ask:

  • “What steps must be taken in order to deliver the product or service or execute the responsibility?”
  • “What skills are required to execute the responsibility or deliver the product or service?”
  • “What must the person be able to do or learn to do in order to execute the responsibility?”

Note: The facilitator must also consider those practical skills and activities identified .

Fitter and Turner:

Example

Module:  Replace components and sub-assemblies and assemble machines

Practical skills: The learner will be required to:

  • Replace gearbox components and assemble gearboxes
  • Replace pump components and assemble pumps
  • Replace brake components and assemble brakes
  • Replace drive components and assemble drives
  • Replace bearings

Plastics Manufacturing Machine Setter

Module: Set-up, programme and shut-down machinery and auxiliary equipment

Practical skills: The learner will be required to:

  • Set-up and programme machinery and auxiliary equipment
  • Shut-down machinery and auxiliary equipment
  • Monitor manufacturing processes
  • Adjust machinery and auxiliary equipment Port Manager:

Module: Maintain port support operations

Practical skills: The learner will be required to:

  • Develop organisational strategies for port operations
  • Develop proposals, action plans and budgets to operationalise infrastructure maintenance, development and resourcing
  • Monitor and evaluate port operational records against performance standards Transport Coordinator:

Module: Plan and prepare transportation schedules

Practical skills: The learner will be required to:

  • Plan and prepare the development of the transport schedules

 

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Referring to generic skills – “analytical skills”, “communication skills”, “interpersonal skills”.Make sure that the actual practical skill that must be performed is described.
Stating the “what” in singular form as doing a thing once. This is sufficient to develop the skill. 
Using adverbs, e.g. “correctly” or adverbial phrases such as “according to procedures”. 
Facilitate formulation of organisational strategies for port operations.

·      “Facilitate” requires real interaction which in this context is not possible

Develop organisational strategies for port or harbour operations

·         This can be done with case studies and scenarios

Port Manager:

Ensure infrastructure maintenance, development and resourcing

·      “Ensure” should not be used.

 

Monitor and evaluate against performance standards

·      “Monitor and evaluate” what?

Port Manager:

Develop proposals, action plans and budgets to operationalise infrastructure maintenance, development and resourcing

·       State the activities or actions that comprise “ensure”.

Monitor and evaluate airport or harbour operational records against performance standards

Transport Coordinator: Conduct preparatory activities

·      “Conduct preparatory activities” does not provide sufficient guidance to providers – it is too broad. The term is very general and could apply to many occupations.

Transport Coordinator:

Plan and prepare the development of the transport schedules

·       State the action or actions that comprise preparatory activities.

Originally posted 2021-02-05 11:08:00. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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