Lincoln’s Competency Model

1. Competence-based Assessment

In contrast to academic learning by instruction, the work-based approach to learning requires the action skills necessary to perform work completely in real work environment. Competence is knowledge and skills applied in real work situations that meet laid down performance requirements. The performance requirements are identified for each course.Read More

Competence-based assessment is concerned with the demonstration of what you can do as well as what you know. To be judged as competent, you have to demonstrate your ability to perform a work-based project in a real work environment. Students gather evidence of their work and knowledge and then show it matches each of the activities set out in the performance requirement. The evidence of competence can include letters, memos, reports, budgets, business plans, and witness testimonials from colleagues at workplace. Credits are granted to students who can demonstrate that they are competent in their job through the competence-based assessment system. There are NO written examinations. The features of our competence based assessment are as follows:

  • The overall award is assigned a grade of PASS, MERIT or DISTINCTION.
  • Projects that do not meet the competence level will be marked with INCOMPLETE. Students have to resubmit the project for assessment.
  • Assessment is based on a portfolio of evidence from the work-based project.
  • The performance evidence of your prior work-based learning should be used for assessment.

In order to receive credit for experiential learning based on portfolio assessment, students must identify a course listed in the current catalogue whose content is similar to the prior learning. Students must demonstrate through the portfolio that they have achieved the same performance requirements that a student taking the course must achieve to earn a passing grade.

Our faculty assessor will determine whether the student will receive a credit award equivalent to the amount of credit received for successful completion of the course. Students will have 180 days from the date of payment of the assessment fee to complete and submit a portfolio for the specific courses. Lincoln University will keep portfolios as part of student's academic record and students will be advised accordingly.

2. Action Research

Action Research incorporates action and learning into a research project. All degrees candidates must submit an Action Research project after completion of all course requirements.Read More

An action research as the study of a real problem in the workplace and find solutions that can be implemented to specific problem situation based on Action Learning Principles. Action Research requires the following steps:

  1. Identify a strategic issue or problem in the organization;
  2. Define the problem statement (research objective) through research questions;
  3. Acquire some knowledge through literature review;
  4. Form an action learning group (4-5 people);
  5. Design the action learning project;
  6. Select events, activities and incidents related to the project under investigation;
  7. Implement the project and review it through regular meetings;
  8. Measure the performance outcomes of the project;
  9. Describe the findings and present the research project into a suitable format.

3. Accreditation of Prior Learning

One of the major benefits of Lincoln's Competence Model is that you are not required to repeat learning achievements you have already obtained. The system allows students to put forward their life experience or prior learning to earn credit toward your degree program. Your professional, technical, military, independent study and company training can be submitted for assessment.Read More

You have to document your portfolio of evidence in an A4 ring-binder according to the following:

  • Title page
  • Content page
  • Introduction
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Organization Profile
  • Identification of work experience
  • Evidence of Prior Learning
  • Statement of Competence and Achievement
  • Index of performance evidence