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Performance Against People Matter Priorities for 2004-05

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Performance against People Matter Priorities
Priority Performance
Validate the 360-degree senior leadership feedback program to continue to inform senior leadership development The Defence 360-degree Performance Feedback Program has been significantly amended to align with the Defence People Leadership Model. It now includes an assessment of relationship management and provides participants with valuable individual feedback. Validation of the program is planned to commence in late 2005-06.
Develop targeted education and training:
  • Provide access to eLearning
Since March 2004, Defence personnel, including contractors, have been able to access the Defence Online CAMPUS (formerly known as DOMAIN) through the Defence Intranet. During 2004-05 more than 30 courses have been delivered via CAMPUS with over 80,000 enrolments and over 46,000 course completions.
Courses available through CAMPUS include systems skilling, business skilling (procurement, finance, travel card), operational and deployment training (Army specific courses, peace keeping, promotional training), mandatory Defence training (Occupational Health and Safety, Fraud and Ethics, Equity, Merit Selection and Recruitment), and training on other information technology applications.
In June 2005, Defence was recognised for the implementation of eLearning with the International Computerworld 21 st Century Achievement Award for innovative use of information technology.
  • Implement agreed outcomes of the Defence Business Skilling Review
Priority skill requirements have been defined to support business processes in the domains of finance, human resources, leadership, logistics, general management and administration, procurement, capability development, project management, security and occupational health and safety. Defence has delivered an extensive financial training program, developed new training packages, and reviewed and revised existing packages. Training for users of corporate finance, personnel and logistics information systems has been reviewed and made more accessible.
  • Promote undergraduate and postgraduate courses offered by the Australian Defence College and the Australian Defence Force Academy
The Australian Defence College aims to promote the learning and development of Defence leaders and managers by providing education up to the postgraduate level to military officers and APS managers. Courses available at the College continue to be widely promoted, in particular through liaison with Defence groups and other government agencies, as well as through articles in Defence internal newsletters and magazines.
Substantial work has been undertaken to promote undergraduate and postgraduate study at the Australian Defence Force Academy. In particular, the University of New South Wales has engaged a student recruitment manager to assist Defence in actively targeting regional members for postgraduate courses, and to work closely with Defence Force Recruiting to increase undergraduate student numbers. Initiatives have been developed to visit regional Defence establishments across Australia, targeting new starters to Defence, and to update promotional material.
  • Target the Defence Graduate Development Program to capability requirements by developing and implementing a scholarship to attract more people with accounting qualifications
The Chief Finance Officer Scholarship Scheme was developed in 2004 and offered to accountancy students in their penultimate year of study. The scheme offers successful applicants a grant towards administration fees and textbooks, paid vacation work during their final year of study and, upon successful completion, a guaranteed place on the Graduate Development Program. The scheme attracted 37 applicants in 2004, of which 13 were awarded scholarships. On completion of their degrees, the 13 successful applicants will join the business stream of the Graduate Development Program in 2006.

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