Sample competencies

Wondering what competencies look like? Below we’ve got some examples to help develop your understanding.

For each role you’ll see one sample competency and some of the elements that describe it in more detail.

Competencies for a DJ

Competency
Club mixer operation

Competency elements

  • Mixes dance beats while one song ends and another begins
  • Uses the equalizer to emphasise sounds, tracks and instruments
  • Harmonises between two tracks

Competencies for a teacher

Competency
Create course content

Competency elements

  • Establish learning outcomes
  • Plan and structure course content
  • Create engaging learning materials
  • Develop tests to measure student knowledge

Competencies for a computer programmer

Competency
Object oriented programming

Competency elements

  • Method overloading
  • Overriding
  • Inheritance

Competencies for HR

Competency
Performance management

Competency elements

  • Design an annual performance cycle
  • Develop leader support materials
  • Create a library of KPIs aligned to organisational goals
  • Identify learning resources for various roles

Want to understand competencies in more detail? We’ve got a great article explaining what a competency is. It explains the difference between functional and behavioural competencies.

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