Competency Framework – technical specifications

This competency framework – technical specifications is designed for all professional communicators in government up to, and including Grade 6, and can be used for recruitment and career development.

Government Communication Professional Competency Framework

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The framework can help you broaden the range of skills you have and make integrated working easier. The competencies have been structured around the four stages of a strategic communication planning process.

Use this framework in conjunction with the technical element of the Civil Service Success Profiles, and also for setting performance objectives in your personal development plan (PDP).


  • Introduction
  • How to use this framework
  • Competency 1: Insight
  • Competency 2: Ideas
  • Competency 3: Implementation
  • Competency 4: Impact