Occupational Specific Capability Sets

Occupation Specific Capability Sets

Access the current occupation specific capability sets that are available for use in the NSW Public Sector.

The Public Service Commission is coordinating the development of occupation/profession specific capability sets for job families that are common in the sector, and where functional capability building has been identified as a critical need.

These occupation/profession specific capability sets, together with the NSW Public Sector Capability Framework will provide a holistic picture of the knowledge, skills and abilities required for each role.

Where occupation/profession specific capabilities overlap with the NSW Public Sector Capability Framework, the Public Sector capabilities should be used to maximise consistency across the sector.

Clusters/agencies may use occupation/profession specific capability sets that have been internally developed to meet local needs, or access externally developed frameworks, for example, cross-jurisdictional standards or those offered by professional associations in conjunction with the NSW Public Sector Capability Framework.

Where professional standards or local frameworks are already in existence for various occupations, the Public Service Commission will work with the relevant clusters to develop a practical approach to utilising these in conjunction with the NSW Public Sector Capability Framework.


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