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kompetensi yang mengacu pada deskripsi tugas dan output jabatan disebut competence

sementara kompetensi yang berorientasi pada deskripsi perilaku manusia cenderung dipahami sebagai
competency..
Perbedaannya adalah Competence adalah kemampuan seseorang di dalam melakukan sesuatu, seperti
kemampuan mengendarai motor, forklift dll., sedangkan Competency adalah kemampuan seseorang
memerankan fungsinya sesuai dengan skill, knowledge dan attitude.
Jadi competence adalah bagian dari competency, yaitu skill competency. Kalau dikaitkan dengan CBT yg
dirumuskan oleh NTIS Australia bukancompetency tapi competence, menurut saya pribadi.
source: by Herman on 05 Jul 2005 04:06:24
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Competence vs Competency
In English language there is a word called competence that refers to abilities or set of skills
possessed by an individual. Competence is a noun that describes the ability of a person to be
qualified to do a job. There is another word called competency (also a noun) that is the quality or
state of being legally qualified. However, as the words are interrelated and have almost similar
meanings, there is a lot of confusion among the people as they cannot differentiate between
competence and competency. This article attempts to highlight the meanings and the contexts in
which these two words are used.
What is Competence?
The word competence, though common in day to day parlance as ability or qualification of an
individual, has many connotations in different fields. For example, in biology, competence refers
to the ability of a cell to take up DNA. In geology, competence of the rock the resistance it offers
against erosion. In jurisprudence, competence of a witness means the mental capacity of the
person to participate in legal proceedings. However, the maximum use of competence is done in
the industry where it has come to refer to specific requirements from an individual to perform a
given job.
What is Competency?
Competency on the other hand, in industrial jargon, refers to description of skills and knowledge
along with experience and other attributes that are necessary to perform a task or job. In simple
words, competencies are skills required for a job. Thus when you are shown competencies, it
means you have been described what has to be done and how well.

In brief:
Competence vs Competency
Though both having similar meanings, competence and competency are
used in different contexts.
Competence refers to a persons ability or skills and knowledge that he
possesses.
Competencies of a job refer to description of how things have to be
done and at what level.