/ˈkɒmpɪt(ə)ns/ noun

Competence is a person’s ability to independently perform a specific role or function to a predefined target.

Competency Information

In order for organisations to remain dynamic and competitive, it is essential that all staff members are competent in their roles. By ensuring competence, an organisation can maintain high levels of output and ensure goods and services meet required standards.

Although most organisations recognise the importance of competence, the subject has become a grey area due to the many different ideals, descriptions, and approaches for monitoring and assessing competence.