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Engineering Skills Framework

Define capability, set standards, and build a highly skilled and fluid workforce to deliver on organisational strategies.

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For Business

Engineering Skills Framework

Define capability, set standards, and build a highly skilled and fluid workforce to deliver on organisational strategies.

Start your self assessment

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Understanding your workforce capability and skills management are critical factors to delivering your organisation’s objectives and keeping your people engaged.

The Engineering Skills Framework helps you understand what skills you currently have and what you need by translating the workforce requirements of your business plans into clear statements of individual and team capability.

Developed in collaboration with Engineers Australia to tailor to the engineering industry, the framework is supported by leading global skills management software, SkillsTx to provide a data-driven solution to workforce capability.

Learn more about the Engineering Skills Framework & SkillsTx solution:

What is a Skills Framework?

A Skills Framework is a structure that sets out and defines specific competencies required by individuals working at different levels within an organisation.

Why use our framework?

Enhance workforce productivity, deliver on business strategies, and embed cultural values through a focused set of both core and functional competencies.

Develop clearly defined expectations for your workforce that are aligned to role requirements.

Understand your workforce capability at an individual, team and organisational level and easily select the right people for project teams.

Rapidly deploy your skills framework and manage workforce capability with leading global skills management software, SkillsTx.

Clarify expectations, define individual needs, and show employees clear career paths through personalised development plans.

Select the right people during recruitment by measuring against the role and competency requirements. 

Multi-disciplinary and scalable framework that can be customised to suit any organisation.

Developed with Engineers Australia providing bench-marked industry standards.

How you’ll access the framework

How you’ll access the framework

We have partnered with leading global skills management platform provider, SkillsTx to create a comprehensive digital solution to managing workforce capability.

SkillsTx is a cloud-based and mobile friendly software that is secure, intuitive, and integrates well with common HR systems. 

The Engineering Skills Framework has been embedded into SkillsTx to create a single data source for skills management.

Using SkillsTx Human Resources and Learning & Development teams as well as Engineering Managers can:

  • easily view the Competency Framework, current capability, and any skills gaps and 
  • make data-driven decisions through a wealth of powerful analytics dashboards and reports.

Individual employees will also have access to the platform to:

  • submit their capability assessments, including storing evidence, and 
  • personalise development action plans to meet current role requirements or plan future progression into another role.
Get started with a Self Assessment

Our Skills Framework solution starts by collecting data through a Self Assessment tool. 

The assessment is a set of online surveys covering 56 competencies and 13 skill areas required of an engineer. It takes on average one-hour to complete. 

Using the responses, the platform maps an individuals’ skills and competencies against the Engineering Skills Framework providing a customized 360° view of their capabilities and skills. Individuals and managers will get: 

  • A customised skills profile and report 
  • The ability to compare against sample roles 
  • Tailored recommendations for training and development 

To help you understand the framework and provide insight into your workforce’s (or your own) capability, get started and understand your own skills gaps, we are offering a free trial of the assessment*: 

Start your assessment

*Assessments and results are based on one individual and are not connected to view an entire workforce’s capability.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to access the Skills Assessment. Upon signing up, you will receive an email from SkillsTx with instructions on how to set up your profile and complete the self-assessment. You can update your profile as often as you like.

For more information on what to expect during the assessment watch our tutorial video:

Your results and profile is private to you. You have control over who you share your profile and assessment results with. 

Read the SkillsTx Privacy Policy.

For any questions about accessing or using the Engineering Skills Framework Assessment contact [email protected].

Get in touch

Contact our Strategic Education Partnerships Manager, David Trott to find out how you can use the Engineering Skills Framework: