Imagine if- you have spent days and days working on your assessment- you have submitted feeling pretty confident- and are awaiting the results.

You finally get an email saying that you were Not Competent, and you feel shattered. Do not despair- it’s not the end of the matter, but part of the process.

Adult learning is about being able to show your Competency in the skill set you are studying for. So what does Competency v’s Not Competent mean?

Competency-based training is designed to allow a learner to demonstrate their ability to do something. ASQA defines Competency as it “embodying (sic) the ability to transfer and apply skills and knowledge to new situations and environments.”

As you can see, it is not a matter of Pass or Fails- we assess the student based on their ability to show their skills and knowledge.

So if you do get an email asking for further information or to review your answer, then take it as a Golden Opportunity, read what the assessor is trying to tell you, then review, correct, and resubmit!

If any student gets confused over why they are not competent, they should contact Leverage, and the assessor will go into more detail with the student.

Leverage will assist students as far as possible. But it is up to the students to take the first steps.

Happy Learning!