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Capability frameworks

A range of capability frameworks is available to Queensland Government agencies and many agencies have developed their own models to suit their particular requirements.

Queensland Public Service Workforce Capability Success Profile

The success profile describes four roles based on variations of the 13 Queensland Public Service executive leadership competencies expected of all public sector employees.

The four roles are:

  • individual contributor
  • team leader
  • program manager
  • executive.

Read more.

The PSC uses the success profile to align sector-wide talent management strategies including workforce planning, talent acquisition, career development, performance management, leadership development and succession planning.

Agencies are encouraged to incorporate the success profile where they see fit.

QPS Capability and Leadership Framework (CLF)

The QPS Capability and Leadership Framework (CLF) was introduced in late 2008 and is based on the Australian Public Service Commission’s Integrated Leadership System. The CLF is a tool to assist agencies to describe the behaviours expected of public service staff at every classification level using five core capabilities. Read more.

  1. Supports strategic direction/shapes strategic thinking
  2. Achieves results
  3. Supports/cultivates productive working relationships
  4. Displays/exemplifies personal drive and integrity
  5. Communicates with influence.

At an individual level the CLF enables staff to identify key capabilities required of them in their current role. It also helps them identify which skills to develop to advance to higher classification levels.

Korn Ferry Products (formerly Lominger)

The Leadership Architect™ is a leadership and management framework that identifies competencies required for high performance.  Built on best practices and research from Korn Ferry companies Lominger, PDI NinthHouse, and Global Novations this competency framework is comprised of four factors, 12 clusters and 38 competencies, with associated staged behaviours. Read more.

An organisation can implement the full comprehensive framework or a tailored model that fits specific organisational levels, functions, industries, and unique business challenges.

A licensing agreement has been arranged by the PSC on behalf of the Queensland Government to enable agencies to use:

  • copyright information on the Korn Ferry Leadership Architect™ Sort Cards to create derivative materials for agency use.
  • Voices® 360 degree feedback tool.

Agencies must observe the terms and conditions of the licences.

Find a Korn Ferry consultant to assist with implementing tools.

Contact the PSC performance and capability development team for further information, including purchasing details.

Professional and technical capability frameworks

People in team leader, program manager and executive roles need various levels of knowledge and understanding of these frameworks.

More information

Contact Martijn Heijnen, Manager, Performance and Capability Development, Public Service Commission
t: (07) 3003 2854

Last updated:
2 October, 2014
Last reviewed:
8 August, 2013

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