Volunteer Roles

Appointment of Leaders and Managers

The appointment of a Leader or Manager is confirmed by the issue of a letter of appointment from the State or Chief Commissioner as appropriate (and badge where appropriate) after the requirements have been met.

Appointment requirements

The District or Region Manager or State Commissioner must satisfy herself before confirming the appointment of a Leader, Manager or Outdoor Leader, that she:

  • is aged 18 or over
  • has worked effectively with the Unit or area for at least three months (unless already a qualified Leader/Manager transferring within Australia to the same position, where the appointment can be made when the new Leader/Manager has met all the induction requirements); and
  • completed the relevant qualification in the Australian Learning and Qualification Program of Girl Guides Australia including making or renewing the Guide Promise as an adult.

For a new Unit Leader or Assistant Unit Leader, a Learning Partner will be appointed by the District Manager. The Learning Partner will work closely with the members of the District in assisting the Leader to become qualified.

For a new Outdoors Leader being appointed to a District, the District Manager will appoint the Learning Partner. For an Outdoors Leaders being appointed to a Region, the Region Manager will appoint the Learning Partner. The Learning Partner will work closely with the members of the District/Region in assisting the Leader to become qualified.

For a new District Manager, a Learning Partner will be appointed by the Region Manager. The Learning Partner will work closely with the members of the Region and District in assisting the District Manager to become qualified.

The appointment is:

  • recommended by the appropriate District or Region Manager, or State Commissioner;
  • issued according to State procedures;
  • for a specific position and is not transferable.

A woman may not hold more than one primary appointment (e.g. Leader and Manager) simultaneously. She may hold a primary appointment and supplementary appointments.

If a Leader or Manager moves to another Unit or area, the appointment is cancelled and a new appointment made when and if appropriate.

 

Adult Learning & Development in Girl Guides Australia

Introductory and on-going training is provided for all adult members in Girl Guides Australia, including Leaders, Managers and members of the Olave Program. The purpose of training is to provide each adult member with appropriate knowledge and skills to reach her full leadership potential.

A qualified Leader with Girl Guides Australia has completed a Leadership Qualification as detailed on the Australian Learning and Qualification Program. The qualification is confirmed by the issue of a certificate and Leadership Qualification bar.

A qualified Manager with Girl Guides Australia has completed the Management Qualification as detailed in the Australian Learning and Qualification Program. The qualification is confirmed by the issue of a certificate.

Opportunities for on-going development are detailed in the Australian Learning and Qualification Program. In addition, members may challenge themselves in the Olave Baden-Powell Award and other areas relevant to their role. The State Learning and Development Managers and their committees are responsible for providing appropriate training for the programs and qualification in the Australian Learning and Qualification Program.

The State Learning and Development Manager, State Outdoor Activities Manager and their committees are jointly responsible for providing the training courses for all outdoor modules of the Australian Learning and Qualification Program. The State Outdoor Activities Manager is responsible for the administration of the outdoor modules including appointing Outdoor Skills Assessors.

The requirements for the Learning and Development Qualification within Girl Guides Australia are fully detailed in the Australian Learning and Qualification Program.

All first aid requirements for adults must be assessed by a qualified first aid assessor from a Registered Training Organisation covered by professional indemnity insurance.

The minimal first aid requirement for:

  • Assistant Unit Leader, District Manager and Region Manager is the theory part of “Provide Basic Emergency Life Support” or equivalent (for which a statement if completion is received).
  • Unit Leader is “Provide Basic Emergency Life Support” or equivalent, including theory and practical instruction and assessment and for which a statement of attainment is received.
  • Outdoors Leaders and adult conducting camp, expeditions and adventure-based activities is “Provide First Aid” or equivalent.

A qualified Leader/Manager must keep her first aid qualification current at the level appropriate to her role and forward a copy of current certificates to the State Office.

If the first aid qualification is not current then:

  • For meetings and activities, there must be a first aider with “Provide Basic Emergency Life Support” or equivalent; or
  • For camps, expeditions and adventure-based activities, there must be a person with a minimum qualification for “Provide First Aid” or equivalent.

Last Modified: 27/06/17 at 3:05 PM