Charles Sturt University
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CSU Capability and Competency Framework

CSU Framework


Competency - the skills and knowledge required to perform specific tasks in predictable circumstances; it concentrates on behaviours and performance. Competencies are “necessary but not sufficient for effective practice” (Scott & McKellar (2012, p.8).

Capability - involves emotional and social intelligence and the ability to analyse situations and problem solve. It is a holistic, integrating, creative, multidimensional and fluid phenomenon... more about what is going on inside a person’s head”. (Scott, Coates & Anderson, 2008, p12).

The capabilities and competencies overlap and all are necessary for effective performance