Adult Learning and Development
Overview of the ALQP
The Australian Learning & Qualification Program (ALQP) provides a learning path to the Leadership, Management and Training Qualifications, and options for ongoing learning.
Each ALQP Passport incorporates a mix of reading, training and activities based on the role and recognition of prior learning is available.
- The Leadership Qualification is for Unit Leaders and Assistant Unit Leaders working in Guide Units or Outdoor Leaders supporting Guide Units in Districts and Regions.
The learning program consists of five modules for both Assistant Unit Leaders and Unit Leaders, plus an extra module for Unit Leaders. For Outdoors Leaders there are four modules.
- The Management Qualification is for District and Region Managers and Assistant Managers.
The learning program consists of six modules.
- The Learning and Development qualification is for Workshop Presenters, Trainers and Training Partners. These are supplementary positions. The Position Descriptions and that of State RPL Liaison are listed below. The learning program consists of three modules.
To download or print a version of the ALQP Framework please click HERE
Leaders please click on this LINK to the Girl Guides Australia website for more detailed information. Note: it is password protected so contact your State L&D Manager or Learning Partner for details.
How to become a qualified Unit Leader or Assistant Unit Leader
Please click on this link to download a pdf version of the Summary of ALQP Leadership Qualification for Unit Leaders and Assistant Unit Leaders Feb 2015
How to become a qualified Outdoors Leader
Please click on this link to download a pdf version of the
How to become a qualified District Manager or Assistant District Manager
Please click on this link to download a pdf version of the Summary of ALQP District Management Qualification Feb 2015
How to become a qualified Region Manager or Assistant Region Manager
Please click on this link to download a pdf version of the Summary of ALQP Region Management Qualification Feb 2015 final
How to become a qualified Workshop Presenter, Trainer, or Training Partner
Please click on this link to download a pdf version of the Summary of L&D Qualification Jan 2017
Recognition of prior learning in the Australian Learning and Qualification Program
How recognition of prior learning works
The philosophy of RPL for the Leadership and Management Qualifications is to maximise the exemptions for those previously involved in Guiding or with relevant professional skills. This approach not only recognises and values the knowledge and skills previously acquired but is consistent with a learning approach focused on the skills and knowledge required to perform the actual role. The Recognition of Prior Learning process groups prior learning into three areas:
- Previous Guiding or Scouting experience – within last three years
- Occupational skills – if using currently or within last three years
- Qualifications achieved – within last three years.
The Recognition of Prior Learning process is normally completed by the Learning Partner, with the exception of the Region Management Qualification, where the State RPL Liaison completes it. In addition, the State RPL Liaison has a role in resolving any disputes about RPL and ensuring that the process is applied even-handedly. However, to minimise individual interpretation, all RPL given must be for prior learning within the last three years. Further, the common experience and qualifications have already been calibrated to reflect specific exemptions, and these are detailed in the tables in Sections 11-14 of the ALQP Passport Guidance notes. In addition to these automatic exemptions the Learning Partner will determine what other module activities can be exempted.
Responsibilities regarding new Leaders:
If you have, or will have in the near future, a new Leader in your Unit it is your responsibility to:
- Obtain a current copy of the Leadership Passport from the Girl Guides Australia website or your state website
- Lead the Local Induction for the new Unit Leader or Assistant Unit Leader, and complete their Induction checklist in the Leadership Qualification Passport
- Sign off activities in the Leadership Qualification Passport, meeting the specific requirements for observation, discussing or reviewing evidence – a sample of activities will be checked by the Learning Partner
- Provide support and mentoring to the new Leader
- With consideration for the decision making process your Guides undertake, allow some flexibility in the Unit program, so the new Leader is able to complete the module activities without unnecessary delay
- Ensure the new Leader has access to the financial accounts to complete her Passport.
If you have queries or require assistance, contact your District Manager in the first instance, or the Learning Partner working with your new leader/s. Alternatively, contact your State Learning and Development Manager.
Click HERE to download the ALQP passport guidance notes.
Further Development/ongoing learning in Girl Guides Australia
- Learning Topics: Learning Topics are designed to guide your learning in a particular area with a range of suggested activities. You may be exploring this topic out of personal interest or because you want more ideas for this aspect of the program. Discover activities, games and interesting facts to share by completing as many of the suggested activities as you wish. Click here for Learning Topics (logon required). http://www.girlguides.org.au/leaders-and-volunteers/australian-learning-qualification-program/learning-topics.html
- Outdoor Modules: Camping, Expeditions, Canoeing/kayaking and Rowing… all exciting activities for you and the Guides. Click here for Outdoor Modules (logon required). http://www.girlguides.org.au/leaders-and-volunteers/australian-learning-qualification-program/outdoor-modules.html
- Adult Endeavours: Learn more and challenge yourself with an Adult Endeavour. Click here for Adult Endeavours (logon required). http://www.girlguides.org.au/leaders-and-volunteers/australian-learning-qualification-program/adult-endeavours.html
- To assist Leaders to record their ongoing learning activities, the national L&D Committee has developed an example of a Learning Log in two formats. They are available below (Accessible to Australian Girl Guide Leaders only).
Sample forms are here:
The position descriptions for the following roles are listed on the Guide Lines website under Roles & Recognition – Volunteer Roles.
Last Modified: 23/05/17 at 10:59 AM