Agencies may use their own occupation specific capability sets or external frameworks (such as cross-jurisdictional standards or those offered by professional associations) for other specialised occupational groups. These should, however, be used in conjunction with the Capability Framework, and agencies should use the core capabilities from the Capability Framework where there are overlaps with other frameworks.
Generally, a role should use capabilities from only one occupation specific capability set. The capabilities should relate to the role’s main profession or job family.
Not all roles require occupation specific capabilities. The capability needs of many roles are well covered by the core capabilities contained in the Capability Framework, particularly at entry level. Agency head roles are also less likely to require occupation specific capabilities because their focus is on leadership.