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Capability frameworks

Highly-skilled and capable employees are essential to a world-class public sector that delivers the services Queenslanders need.

Queensland Government agencies are able to use various capability frameworks.

Leadership and management frameworks

Lominger Leadership Architect®

The Lominger Leadership Architect® is a leadership and management framework that identifies competencies required for high performance.  The tool is based on 30 years of research from the Center for Creative Leadership.

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

  • Copyright information on the Lominger Leadership Architect® Sort Cards to create derivative materials for internal use only.
  • Voices® 360 degree feedback tool at a discounted price.

Agencies must observe the terms and conditions of the licences.

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

Find a consultant to assist with implementing Lominger Leadership Architect®.

Queensland Public Service Capability and Leadership Framework

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

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

Professional/Technical capability frameworks

Many occupational groups (e.g. information technology professionals) have their own competency frameworks. These may assist managers in considering development options for their team members or help selection panels to determine if applicants have relevant qualifications and experience to successfully fulfil the vacancy.

Details of some professional competency frameworks available to the Queensland Government are provided below:

Information and communication technology (ICT)

The Queensland Government ICT Skills Framework provides agencies with a consistent approach and language for ICT skill management, capability and leadership. It is intended to align behavioural expectations and career aspirations of ICT employees with the organisation's goals and objectives. There is an emphasis on skills assessments and staff development which will help managers decide how best to close any skills gaps.

Read about  the ICT Skills Framework.

Cultural competency

Queensland Health has developed an organisational cultural competency framework which identifies eight core outcomes for action and four foundation areas necessary to achieve organisational cultural competency.

Read about  the Queensland Health Organisational Cultural Capability Framework.

Policy capability

The QPS Policy Capability and Development Framework (PDF, 204 KB) helps define the skills, knowledge and abilities the Queensland public sector values in a policy career and covers technical, leadership and management competencies. It was developed through extensive consultation with the Department of Premier and Cabinet and senior leaders in policy from across the sector.

Last updated:
27 August, 2014
Last reviewed:
8 August, 2013

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