This 1992 report, commonly known as the 'Mayer report', put forward that young people need seven key competencies to be able to participate effectively in the emerging forms of work and work organisation.
The committee behind the report was chaired by Eric Mayer and set up by the Australian Education Council (AEC) and Ministers of Vocational Education, Employment and Training (MOVEET) to develop the key competencies concept recommended in the Finn Report.
This report proposed a set of seven key competencies that young people need to be able to participate effectively in the emerging forms of work and work organisation, together with principles to provide for nationally consistent assessment and reporting of achievement of the key competencies. It also identifies the steps needed to implement the Committee’s proposal.
The seven key competencies are:
- Collecting, analysing and organising information;
- Communicating ideas and information;
- Planning and organising activities;
- Working with others and in teams;
- Using mathematical ideas and techniques;
- Solving problems;
- Using technology.