2.2 Specialist tasks

Specialist tasks describe day to day work within an occupation. While specialist tasks can be transferrable across occupations and sectors, they are not universal -- unlike core competencies. 

About specialist tasks 

Specialist tasks are useful for differentiating occupations. Specialist tasks change more frequently than core competencies, making it possible to identify trends. 
This information adds to our understanding of how jobs may be changing in response to factors including increased digitisation or changing business models. 

Wider applications 

Industry and employers can use the classification of specialist tasks to define critical skills and identify skill gaps that could be met by learning on the job, short courses or accelerated training. 

Governments and education and training sectors can also use this as an additional source of information to identify further opportunities to develop timely and targeted short courses or adapt curriculum.