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Within Totara Learn it is possible to have many different hierarchical structures including positions, organisations and goals. 

(This video is taken from the Hierarchies and job assignments course in the Totara Academy, where you can access more resources and learning materials - including other videos).


The position hierarchy allows you to set up one or multiple positional structures, which define the job roles that make up your organisation.


The organisation hierarchy allows you to set up one or multiple organisational structures. The organisation structure defines the regions, departments, groups, areas or teams that make up your organisation.


Goals allows you to connect high level goals at the organisational level with detailed objectives at the individual level using a flexible tiered approach.


The competency hierarchy allows you to set up one or multiple competency structures which define skills, knowledge, and behaviours you measure staff performance against.

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The Totara Academy has a whole course dedicated to using Hierarchies and job assignments in Totara Learn. Here you can learn more on how to use hierarchies and job assignments, see best practice, and give it a go yourself.

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