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 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.
It is one of several frameworks and standards that express the University’s 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).
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Developing and strengthening capability
The CDF enables a clear view of the competencies that support achievement of excellence. It also 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 are supported by the CDF - including job design, recruitment, induction, probation, performance review and planning, and promotion. The CDF also assists 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.