What is Competence ?
Competence is (noun) 1. the quality of being able or efficient at a job Does she have the necessary competence in foreign languages? After this latest disaster, his competence to handle the job seems doubtful. 2. the quality of being legally suitable or qualified to do something The case falls within the competence of the tribunal. This is outside the competence of this court.
source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level