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Updated: 13 October 2018

4.0 Matrix of Competencies Work

The essential skills and knowledge required to practise architecture in a sustainable, socially responsible and financially viable way are clustered in a range of ten specific outcomes.


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Architectural design

Environmental relationships

Construction technology

The structure of buildings

Contextual & urban relationships

Architectural history, theory & precedent

Building services & related technologies

Contract documentation and administration

Computer applications

Office practice, legal aspects and ethics

The difference in the level of skills is tabulated in the table below:


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Level  

Learning Level

Description

A

Awareness

Acquaintance with relevant concepts and methods, without necessarily being skilled to paraphrase information.

B

Knowledge

Familiarity with relevant information, without necessarily being skilled to see its fullest implication or application.

C

Understanding

Full assimilation and comprehension of information, and the skill to correctly paraphrase it and relate it to other situations, including its practical application.

D

Ability

Skill in analysing problems, identifying appropriate information for the accomplishment of tasks and to apply it to the solution of specific problems.

The above can be combined into the matrix, which relates the level of competency of a category of professional to ten specific outcomes of architectural work.


SACAP Summary Matrix of Competencies -->>


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