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The Framework articulates the capabilities required of Executive and Senior Officers in the Department
of Education, Training and the Arts (DETA) to deliver the priorities and strategic objectives of the
Department, which are:
• engaging all Queenslanders in lifelong education, training and appreciation of the arts and culture for
   the enrichment of their lives and the community
• providing a quality public education system for all students
• supporting the provision of quality non-state schooling

                                                                                                                                                          Executive Capabilities
• providing a quality vocational training system for all Queenslanders that meets the needs of industry
• supporting a world-class accessible higher education sector and
• building a strong arts sector that enriches the lives of all Queenslanders.

Rationale                                                                                                                                                    for Education, Training and the Arts
These capabilities are linked to attraction, selection and retention processes and serve as an
important guide for those seeking employment and promotion opportunities at senior levels within the
Department, and will assist in management of leadership succession.
The capabilities are also intended to be used as a valuable reference point for Executive and Senior                                                                     Executive Capabilities
Officers in identifying professional development opportunities to support career planning and
performance development.                                                                                                                                                            Framework
Context of the Executive Capabilities Framework                                                                                                                                People orientation
The Executive Capabilities Framework resonates with, and is informed by, a number of professional
standards and capabilities frameworks both external and internal of the Department. These include
the Office of the Public Service Commissioner (OPSC) Queensland Public Service Career Flows, the                                                                             Personal       Relational
Department of Education, Training and the Arts (DETA) Leadership Matters: Leadership capabilities                                                                          Capability      Capability
for Education Queensland principals, the Professional framework for public sector employees and the
Professional Standards for Teachers.
The Department’s suite of professional standards and capabilities frameworks inform and support the                                                                                 Executive
entire workforce in their roles and responsibilities in delivering quality outcomes across the portfolio, as                                                                      Leadership in
well as working within a whole-of-government context.                                                                                                                               the Public
                          Executive capabilities frameworks
                                      OPSC Queensland Public Service
                                              Career Flows
                                                                                                                                                                         Strategic and   Accountability
                                                                                                                                                                          Intellectual     Capability
                                           People orientation
                                       Personal              Relational
                                      Capability             Capability                                                                                                     Achievement orientation

                                                  Executive                            Leadership Matters:
      Professional                              Leadership in                              Leadership
  framework for public                            the Public                             capabilities for
    sector employees                                Sector                            Education Queensland
                                                  Capability                                principals

                                     Strategic and         Accountability
                                Intellectual Capability      Capability
                                       Achievement orientation
                                                                                                                             Queensland the Smart State
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                                     Professional Standards for Teachers
Executive Capabilities                                                                                                                      Relational Capability
                                                                                                                                            What do they do?
                                                                                                                                            Executive and Senior Officers in DETA
                                                                                                                                            work in a collaborative way with
                                                                                                                                                                                        How do they do it?
                                                                                                                                                                                        • communicate confidently, concisely and persuasively with others to ensure messages,
                               for Education, Training and the Arts                                                                         stakeholders, clients and colleagues to:
                                                                                                                                            • build strong, meaningful
                                                                                                                                                                                           expectations and conclusions are clear
                                                                                                                                                                                        • demonstrate respect for all individuals through their interactions and negotiations with
                                                                                                                                                relationships across the Department,       them and by actively developing and nurturing staff at all levels
                                                                                                                                                the public sector, the community and    • negotiate effectively to achieve intended outcomes by establishing a clear rationale
Executive Leadership in the Public Sector Capability                                                                                            industry                                   based on facts and reconciling different positions
                                                                                                                                            • engage staff and partners at all levels   • gain commitment to the Department’s vision and direction in a manner that motivates
What do they do?             How do they do it?                                                                                                 to achieve positive outcomes for the       others to achieve
Executive and Senior         They:                                                                                                              Department and its clients              • create effective, self-reliant and highly productive teams
Officers in DETA              • demonstrate leadership in working across the Department and the wider public sector to build strong          • shape policy and practice that            • celebrate achievement in their own work and the work of others
use their high-level            performance-based relationships with their colleagues, peers, the community, industry representatives           sustain a commitment to client          • develop and build professional networks across the Department, whole-of-government,
professional, relational        and other staff to deliver the Smart State agenda                                                               service.                                   community and industry
and strategic skills to      • enact the values, decisions and policies of the Department and the public sector through their                                                           • seek out and engage in business alliances to support the achievement of outcomes
drive the Queensland            interactions and negotiations with stakeholders                                                                                                         • ask relevant, clear, specific and sometimes provocative questions in order to verify facts,
Government’s agenda          • adhere to and promote the values and ethical framework of the Public Service Charter and the                                                                obtain additional information and check processes
in Education, Training          Department’s Code of Conduct by behaving with probity in a manner that is flexible, adaptable, informed                                                  • communicate and promote the role of education, training and the arts in the wider
and the Arts. They              and above reproach                                                                                                                                         community and industry.
are role models for          • are politically and socially aware and work through strategic partnerships both within the Department, at
staff, community                a whole-of-government level, across industry and in the broader community
members and industry         • are aware of, and contribute to, whole-of-government initiatives as appropriate and demonstrate
                                                                                                                                            Accountability Capability
representatives, and            leadership in sharing the vision                                                                            What do they do?                            How do they do it?
accept full accountability   • maintain currency of knowledge by actively seeking out the latest thinking, practice and professional        Executive and Senior Officers in DETA are    They:
for their decisions and         development opportunities in their field — nationally and internationally                                    accountable. They take responsibility for   • take personal responsibility for getting things done, for the success of the Department
conduct.                     • are reflective leaders who continually identify and challenge the assumptions and mental models that          their role in:                                 and their area of responsibility
                                shape their professional practice                                                                           • providing a quality public education      • build a successful corporate team in a competitive environment
                             • build commitment from others through the communication of a strong vision, direction and clarity on              system that offers opportunities        • engender a culture of achievement by ensuring that strategies, plans and ideas lead to,
                                how others contribute                                                                                           for all students to achieve learning       and result in, expected outcomes of state education, training, higher education and the
                             • clearly articulate goals, responsibilities, roles and expectations that are sustainable                          outcomes and realise their potential       arts in Queensland
                             • access intelligence about innovative practice and future trends in order to leverage advantage for the       • providing a quality training system       • put systems in place that establish and measure performance, outcomes and
                                Government, the Department and its clients                                                                      for all Queenslanders                      accountabilities at a unit, regional, institutional and organisational level
                             • proactively seek and develop opportunities to connect the work of the Department with and across other       • supporting a world-class accessible       • work collaboratively with all staff to set meaningful and clear performance goals that are
                                agencies to achieve the best outcomes for the Queensland public.                                                higher education sector                    understood, embraced and integrated into the professional practice of individuals and
                                                                                                                                            • building a strong arts sector for the        teams
Strategic and Intellectual Capability                                                                                                           cultural and economic benefit of         • rigorously manage and make available the resources that units and individuals need to
                                                                                                                                                Queensland                                 achieve outcomes
What do they do?             How do they do it?                                                                                             • providing high-quality corporate          • effectively use and encourage others to use technology in their professional work to
Executive and Senior         They:                                                                                                              support to achieve the objectives of       maximise outcomes
Officers in DETA provide      • gather, organise and analyse information from all relevant data sources to achieve results                       the Department.                         • manage the performance of others and continually develop the right people for the right
strategic direction to       • inspire a sense of purpose and direction in those they work with                                                                                            job in a futures-orientated approach.
their colleagues by          • scan and understand the external environment for challenges, opportunities and trends in order to drive
using their intellectual        whole-of-government priorities and policies and promote a shared commitment to these and the needs
skills, knowledge and           of the community and industry
                                                                                                                                            Personal Capability
experience to achieve        • shape the Department’s objectives and translate them into practical terms for others to deliver outcomes     What do they do?                            How do they do it?
the goals and visions of        through alignment with the Developing Performance Framework                                                 Executive and Senior Officers in DETA        They:
the Department.              • contribute to the Department’s vision and initiate strategies to meet goals in an innovative and effective   demonstrate:                                • act in an ethical and professional manner that is underpinned by an inner strength,
                                manner, also representing trends within business and industry                                               • the highest personal standards in            self-knowledge and reflection
                             • organise, integrate and use evidence-based information to act decisively in a complex environment               every aspect of their professional       • are a role model of commitment to professional and ethical behaviour at all times
                             • build client and stakeholder commitment to strategic directions and decisions within the education,             lives                                    • are aware of and can articulate their own values and beliefs and the impact of their
                                training, arts and business communities as appropriate                                                      • the highest values that are taught           personal behaviour on others
                             • take initiative and respond in a dynamic manner to the needs of the Department’s objectives in state            and promoted in Queensland public        • demonstrate an emotional maturity and openness to feedback
                                schooling, training, the arts, higher education and government.                                                schools and training institutions        • inspire a climate of mutual respect, trust, honesty and support
                                                                                                                                            • the highest standards of conduct          • are courageous, recover quickly from setbacks and possess a willingness to learn from
                                                                                                                                               expected of staff in the Queensland         personal experiences
                                                                                                                                               public sector.                           • remain calm in challenging and complex situations, seizing opportunities and minimising
                                                                                                                                                                                           risks to achieve intended outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                        • manage uncertain, complex and dynamic environments and situations
                                                                                                                                                                                        • are sensitive to differences in personalities and what motivates staff
                                                                                                                                                                                        • understand and manage their own strengths and weaknesses, are open to feedback from
                                                                                                                                                                                           others and act on feedback when relevant
                                                                                                                                                                                        • deliver a message of strength, belief and achievement through their own actions.

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