About the Capability Framework

The NSW Public Sector Capability Framework describes the capabilities and associated behaviours that are expected of all NSW public sector employees, at every level and in every organisation.

The Framework is a foundation for the full range of workforce management and development activities: role design and description; recruitment; performance management; learning and development and strategic workforce planning.

Commissioner's Foreword
Commissioner (2011-2018) Graeme Head outllines how the Capability Framework was developed and how it will be utilised for workforce reform
Levels of capability
Describes the level of capabilities within the Framework
The Capabilities
The Capability Framework is a single, Plain English framework that describes the capabilities required by public sector employees at different levels, both executive and non-executive

The Public Service Commission acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of the land on which our office stands.