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Light vehicles competency standards

Outline of the standard

This section explains where the units come from and then summarizes the units with their elements.

The 'standard in detail' part of the document then gives the whole structure: in units, elements and performance
criteria. Most elements have further explanation and background information.

The concepts in Tables 1, 2 and 3 explain the structure of the standard.

Table 1 Structure of a competency standard

There is a key purpose of the function or role that must reflect the needs of an industry or enterprise.

1. What must happen in order to achieve this key purpose ... is called a Unit of Competence. Units are worded in
terms of an outcome.

2. What the individual must do to show they have achieved the unit ... is called collectively the Elements. They are
oriented towards performance, and have a start and a finish. Elements should be unambiguous, measurable and
describe performance in terms of results not procedures.

3. What level of performance is expected in each element ... is collectively called the Performance Criteria. They
should be realistic, attainable and measurable.

4. When and where this is to happen ... is specified in the Range of Variables

5. Contexts for assessing and specifying evidence ... is specified in the evidence guide.

In the driver competency standard, the key purpose is for the individual to effect safe, efficient personal mobility
by operating a motor vehicle in the public traffic system'.

Table 2 - Units in the standard come from key issues of driver performance

1. Operate vehicle These are the most basic skills you need so that you can safely operate the vehicle, move off
and stop.

2. Guide/control vehicle These are the things you have to be able to do to accurately drive and position the vehicle
on the road. (They are separate from dealing with traffic.)

3. Drive in orderly traffic system These are driving techniques you use in a traffic system where everyone is
obeying the rules. · Eventually you use these techniques almost without thinking.

4. Minimize conflict Driving conditions will not always be ideal. People can make mistakes, or take chances in spite
of the rules. Experienced drivers second-guess' what might happen. This helps them avoid getting hurt.
Experienced drivers can also control things about themselves that could cause danger. Together, the elements in
this unit help you to avoid trouble before it starts.

5. Manage crisis It is possible to reduce conflicts on the road, but not get rid of them completely. Most drivers at
some time find themselves in trouble.