Welcome from the Director

The Capability Systems Centre was established at UNSW Canberra to bring together expertise to address the challenges associated with the development of capability. 

All organisations, large or small, undertake the development of capability and the acquisition of capability systems. This is a complex multi-stakeholder decision-making process that needs to be informed and supported by innovative decision analysis systems.

Yet, there is little research in the space and there are few methodologies, tools or techniques available.

The principal focus of this centre is to address those shortfalls and, through its cutting-edge research, publications, education, and engagement, combine world-class academic expertise across a range of disciplinary areas relevant to the development of capability. We work closely with industry to develop and implement strategies to transform research and education outcomes into practical applications.

The centre's activities focus on capability systems through its lifecycle and in particular on the application of systems-grounded science, including systems thinking, complex systems modelling, system of systems, systems engineering, and project management.

We look forward to working with our many partners to provide a critical mass of research in this crucial area.