A series of learning experiences through which the trainee progresses at his/her own pace in the skills of the occupation; and his/her increasing mastery of the skills is continuously assessed against appropriate pre-determined standards.
It provides for students/trainees to:

  • know what they have to learn in advance;
  • know how they will be assessed;
  • be the focus of the learning experiences;
  • appreciate that both theoretical knowledge and practical skills are valued;
  • progress at their own pace;
  • recognize learning as an individual experience;
  • know how well they are doing at all times;
  • inculcate work attitude that can be measured against international standards; and
  • prepare for lifelong learning.