What it is

The Victorian Public Service (VPS) Capability Framework defines the capabilities the VPS workforce requires to achieve our objectives now and into the future.

There are 5 capability categories:

  • personal attributes
  • meaningful outcomes
  • people leadership
  • enabling delivery, and
  • authentic relationships.

Each category includes capabilities identified as essential to our VPS workforce and each capability has four levels of proficiency (foundational, applied, accomplished and leading) that guide our organisations in workforce planning and professional development.

The framework is underpinned by the Victorian public sector values.

How to use it

The VPS Capability Framework can be used in different ways throughout the employee lifecycle, from recruitment to onboarding to development.

It must be read in conjunction with the VPS Enterprise Agreement and has been designed to work in alignment with the Classification or Value Range Descriptors in the agreement.

It comes with a change management guide designed to support organisations implement the framework.

Employees can also use the framework to inform their own career development.

Get in touch if you need a resource in a format not listed on this page: capability@vpsc.vic.gov.au

This resource suite contains:

Available formats

VPS Capability Framework

The Victorian Public Service Capability Framework

Download PDF 0.18MB 6

Manager user guide

A guide for managers on how to use the framework 

Download PDF 0.14MB 8

Employee user guide

A guide for employees on how to use the framework 

Download PDF 0.07MB 3

Capability self-assessment tool

Use this excel document to assess capability in line with the framework  

Employee career development plan

Use this template to develop employees in line with the framework

Download DOCX 0.12MB 6

Change management guide

Use this guide to support implementation in your organisation