Principles for a Continuous Learning Culture
The Learning and Development Strategy is underpinned by a common set of principles to guide decision-making, to support a consistent, one-APS approach to learning and development. These decision-making principles will help us stay on track and achieve our goals.
We take every opportunity to learn from our work and others every day.
We share responsibility for learning between individuals, managers and leaders.
We optimise technology to enable access to high quality learning and support for everyone, anywhere, anytime.
We align our work to organisational strategy and demonstrate effectiveness and performance impact.
Our learning initiatives are inclusive and focus on user needs.
We create efficiencies by developing common solutions that scale and adapt.
APS Continuous Learning Model
The Learning and Development Strategy focuses on the broad range of learning methods people use to build their capability continuously, including learning through work, people, resources and courses.
This model brings an extended focus, beyond formal training and development, to learning which occurs most frequently in and through work, and by connecting with other people and resources. Adopting the continuous learning model will enable the APS workforce to learn and adapt at the speed of change.
What it means for you
Through the APS Learning and Development Action Plan we will develop a continuous learning culture to support APS people, managers and leaders to take up their responsibility for learning. This includes:
- Individuals and managers having regular conversations about performance, and identifying development needs.
- Individuals driving their own development and career.
- Managers providing time and space for their people and teams to build capability through work, people, resources and courses.
Commitment to continuous learning will create value for all:
As an individual
I am encouraged, supported and equipped to develop myself continuously, thus improving my performance, resilience and career opportunities.
As a manager
I care about my people and invest in individual and team development. As a result, the teams I lead are high-performing and engaged, and deliver strong results.
As a leader
I create an environment that supports a culture of continuous learning in the APS. This contributes to an APS workforce that is capable and engaged, and delivers for Government and Australians.