The ACTPS Core Learning Policy

The ACTPS Core Learning Policy supports both the ACTPS Learning Strategy and the ACTPS Shared Capability Framework in building the ACTPS of the future. It identifies training for all employees regardless of the directorate they work in or the position they hold. Core learning topics have been selected to ensure employees are aware of the fundamentals of working in the ACTPS and provide a consistency of core skills development across the Service.

Core Learning Requirements

The following topics have been prescribed as core learning in the ACTPS:

  • ACTPS Induction Program;
  • Performance and Development*;
  • Respect, Equity and Diversity;
  • Family Violence;
  • Governance; and
  • Workplace Health and Safety*.

The core learning modules marked with * are targeted at the employee and manager/supervisor levels.

The content of the core training modules are set out in the core training list below.

Core Training ModuleContentWho Delivery Method
ACTPS Induction Program Structure of our Service
ACTPS Values and Signature Behaviour
Security and Risk matters
Human Resources matters
Level 1 – Employees &
Level 2 – Managers/Supervisors
Face to Face/ Online
Workplace Health and Safety Responsibilities and expectations of public servant
Effectively identify and manage workplace hazards and risks
Reporting a workplace accident
Employee Assistance Program
Level 1 – Employees Face to Face/ Online
Workplace Health and Safety for Managers/Supervisors Managing WHS in the ACTPS
Understanding workplace health and safety due diligence obligations for managers
Conducting a ‘root cause’ investigation
Early intervention
Workers’ compensation and the legislative framework
Support and key contacts for managers and supervisors
Level 2 – Managers/Supervisors Face to Face/ Online
Family Violence Awareness raising and training on recognising and responding to family violence Level 1 – Employees &
Level 2 – Managers/Supervisors
Face to Face/ Online
Respect, Equity and Diversity (RED) Responsibilities under the RED Framework
Legal obligations in the workplace
How to respond, report and resolve incidents of unacceptable behaviour
Level 1 – Employees &
Level 2 – Managers/Supervisors
Face to Face/ Online
Performance and Development Overview of the ACTPS Performance Framework
The purpose and value of performance planning
How to get the most out of your individual performance plans and discussions
Level 1 – Employees Face to Face/ Online
Performance for Managers/Supervisors Discussing expectations and providing feedback appropriately
Facilitating two feedback
Having difficult conversations
Level 2 – Managers/Supervisors Face to Face/ Online
Governance Information Privacy
Ethics, Integrity and Fraud Control
Procurement
Delegations
FOI and Record Keeping
Level 1 – Employees &
Level 2 – Managers/Supervisors
Face to Face/ Online

In addition to the core requirements identified for all staff, Directorates are required to manage and define ‘highly recommended’ training for employees based on job role requirements, Performance and Development plans, team reviews and/or as identified through an induction.

In the future ‘Highly recommended’ training sessions have been mapped against the capability framework on the ACTPS training calendar , as per the image below, to ensure a clear understanding of how training impacts on the development of an agile, responsive and innovative Service.