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Professional development opportunities at the Centre for Leadership and Learning

SFIA - the Skills Framework for the Information Age

The APS is licensed to use the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA) under a license agreement established by the Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) last year. Details about the license, the SFIA community of practice and more information about the SFIA are available on the APSC’s SFIA webpage.

To learn more about SFIA, the APSC has created an eLearning course: SFIA – Skills Framework for the Information Age. This course is available free of charge for all APS staff through APSLearn.

The course introduces you to SFIA and provides some examples of how it can be used including an explanation on the licensing arrangements.


Digital Career Pathways – can you help?

The Australian Public Service Commission (APSC) is working with the Digital Transformation Agency (DTA) to map the digital career pathways that APS employees can explore to advance their career.

To make sure these pathways are correct and applicable to all agencies, representatives are required to join the Digital Career Pathways Reference Group.

The group will connect the APSC and DTA with digital practitioners in your agency and review the pathways during development. If this sounds like an opportunity for you, please join the reference group through GovTEAMs or send an email to capability [at] digital.gov.au.


Transforming the APS through leadership development

Join your colleagues in 2019 to build your leadership capability. Registrations for the 2019 EL and SES development courses are now open. Places are limited!

What does 2018 data say?

Across our programs, participant feedback shows:

  • Worthwhile: 90% of participants would recommend the program
  • Valuable: 95% of participants agree the program is valuable
  • Practical: 98% of participants intend to apply their learning

By exploring leadership as a practice, not just a position, participants understanding of senior APS roles deepens. In the programs, you will:

  • Engage and consult with peers and senior guest speakers
  • Share experiences and insights to support learning
  • Adopt different roles and methods to achieve outcomes

Secure your position now. Register for programs via APSLearn or contact the leadership [at] apsc.gov.au (Leadership Development Team).


New Managers step this way

It’s an exciting time for the APS. Strong management skills will help to build capability across the APS, particularly during this time of review.

Take a look at the APSLearn suite of management programs to identify the right program for you and improve your management skills in 2019.


Build your ‘Core’ Strength

The APSC released the 2019 Learning and Development Calendar recently. With programs filling up, now is the perfect time to talk with your supervisor about development opportunities to progress your career.

Whether you’re looking to build your career, enhance your communication skills or develop your management expertise, the Calendar offers a learning and development opportunity to suit you. View available dates and register for programs at APSLearn.

Last reviewed: 
1 February 2019