The NSW Public Sector Capability Framework Version 2: 2020 (Capability Framework) is a foundational tool that supports the public sector to attract, recruit, develop and retain a responsive and capable workforce.

The Capability Framework provides the foundation for:

  • standardised job design and role descriptions
  • recruitment practices
  • performance development practices
  • mobility
  • learning and development activities
  • career planning conversations and activities
  • workforce planning.

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Terms and conditions of use

If you would like to use, adapt or distribute the capability framework, ensure you have read the terms and conditions.

How to apply the framework

Information on how to use the framework in recruiting roles, managing performance, mobility, workforce planning and career planning.

Resources index

Access resources to promote understanding of the Framework in your agency.

Occupation specific capability sets

Access specific capability sets for human resources, finance, ICT, procurement, ICPL and legal roles.

The Spark

Access podcasts and masterclasses for HR professionals.

Digital Career Pathways

Access this online career planning tool for individuals and managers.