Competency Assessment Series – Version 3 (CAS V3)

Competency Assessment Series – Version 3 (CAS V3)

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Author: JvR Psychometrics (Pty) Ltd

Purpose To assess competencies in a range of business contexts
Administer To Various levels of employees (depending on the exercises selected)
Reading/Education Level Varies according to the level of the exercise(s) selected (NQF level: 1/2)
Administration Time 30 minutes – 2 hours depending on the exercise
Scoring Options Hand-scoring/E-basket (Client Services)
Publication Date CAS V1 2006; CAS V2 2009; CAS V3 2013
HPCSA Not submitted
Training Optional 2-day workshop
Languages English
SA Norms SA developed

The Competency Assessment Series (CAS), now in its third version, provides a range of uniquely South African assessment centre exercises, underpinned by a new cutting edge competency model.

The CAS range currently consists of the following types of exercises:

  • In-basket Exercises
  • Leaderless Group Discussions
  • Strategy Presentation Exercises
  • Role-play Exercises
  • Case Studies

The third version boasts a number of improvements, including an updated CAS Competency Model with a strongly supported Meta Model, guardrails to assist with scoring, the use of Trait Activation Theory (TAT), as well as the introduction of a number of electronic in-baskets. All the exercises are job-relevant and assess current, as well as future potential. There is a wide range of exercises to suit different group sizes, purposes, levels and competencies.

The aims of the CAS exercises include:

  • To identify behavioural competencies needed for a specific job
  • To gain a comprehensive understanding of the candidates’ behavioural competencies
  • Provide job-relevant information to supplement that which was gathered with traditional psychometric tools
  • To determine the participants’ strengths and development areas

Areas Of Application

The CAS can be used for the following purposes:

  • Career development
  • Selection
  • Coaching and/or mentoring
  • Performance management
  • Assessment centres
  • Development centres
  • The identification of management/leadership potential

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Additional information


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Application Area

Development, HR, Leadership, Succession Planning, Talent Attraction

Psychology Category

Online Availability


HPCSA Status



JvR developed

The CAS has the following software reports available:

  • CAS Comprehensive Report: Where you have scored the exercise, and provided JvR with the scored candidate’s key strengths and development areas. This report is currently only available for MetroBank Operations Manager In-Basket and MagnaChrome In-Basket.

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Terms & Conditions

Please Note:

  • Additional fees will be applicable when requesting Client Services to assist with administration (only applicable where user portals are available and a client chooses not to make use of this facility)
  • Material / Reports only available to suitably qualified users
  • Prices as quoted may change without prior notice
  • Errors and omissions excepted
  • Courier costs are not included in the above quoted prices
    JvR may have to order some of the above items. In such instances delivery times will be extended

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JvR Academy provides optinal 2 day CPD workshop for Competency Assessment Series (CAS)

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South African Research

The CAS is a South African developed product. There is South African research available on the CAS. JvR Psychometrics would welcome any opportunity to partner with clients to add to the research available for this product.

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