ACU Capability Development Framework

View the enlarged graphic of the components of the Capability Development Framework.

The Capability Development Framework (CDF) describes the essential competencies that are needed in all ACU staff to achieve our strategy and support our Mission.  The CDF is one of several frameworks and standards that express the University‚Äôs expectations of the conduct, capability, participation and contribution of staff (such as the Code of Conduct, the Learning for Life Framework and the Academic Performance Matrices).

The CDF applies to everyone.  It enables a whole-of-organisation approach to developing and strengthening capability, and it is part of the ongoing investment by the University in the professional development of our staff.

The CDF enables a clear view of the competencies that support achievement of excellence.  It supports conversations between staff and supervisors in identifying professional development opportunities, both to strengthen capability in the current role and understand expectations at the next level.

All people processes at ACU will be supported by the CDF -  including job design, recruitment, induction, probation, performance review and planning, and promotion. See more details on implementation.  The CDF will also assist supervisors as a framework that supports the day-to-day leadership and management of teams and individuals.

The CDF was developed with broad consultation across the University and is informed by the Strategic Plan and its enabling frameworks, including the Workforce Framework.  It builds on the Leadership Competency Framework (LCF), and over a transitional period, will replace the LCF as a comprehensive framework for all staff.

Download the ACU Capability Development Framework with Guidance for Staff and Supervisors (PDF 7.9MB).