Leader Training Process

Our New Leader Flowchart demonstrates the steps in becoming a leader:

GWS New Leader Flowchart update July 2017

Basic Leader Training is comprised of the following;
  • Introductory Interview
  • E-learning - Common Core
  • E-learning - Sectional
  • Basic Sectional Techniques Course (sectional based)
  • In-Service (sectional based)
  • Certificate III Workbook (optional)
Click here to download Your Training Pathway -  a visual description of your training from Introductory Interview, all the way to the Diploma of Leadership and Management.

Further Training

Leaders are invited to continue to improve their knowledge and skills through further training opportunities. These opportunities include;

Advanced Leader Training

On completion of advanced training, Leaders are eligible for the award of the Wood Badge Award and may choose to obtain the Certificate IV in Leadership and Management.

For further details about the Certificate IV in Leadership and Management, visit the Scouts Australia, Training and Development website

External Qualifications available through the Scouts Australia Institute of Training (RTO: 5443) include;

  • Certificate II in Business
  • Certificate III in Business
  • Certificate IV in Leadership and Management
  • Diploma of Leadership and Management
  • Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation
  • Certificate III in Outdoor Recreation
  • Certificate IV in Outdoor Recreation
Click here to download e-learning advanced training process flowchart.
Elective courses

It is compulsory for Leaders to complete one elective each year and there are many courses and activities that can be counted towards annual elective requirements including Advanced Leader Training courses.

Electives that are offiered to Leaders include;

  • Advanced Risk Management
  • Anger management
  • Assertiveness
  • Basic Map and Compass
  • Basic Skills
  • Behaviour Management
  • Campfire Leader
  • Coaching
  • Communication
  • Counselling
  • Dealing with Trauma
  • Delegating
  • Effective Management of Young People
  • Empowerment
  • Handcraft
  • Health Issues
  • Managing Conflict
  • Negotiating
  • Pack Holidays and Camping for Cub Scouts
  • Relationship Skills
  • Self Esteem
  • Speaking in Public
  • Spirituality for Rovers
  • Time Management
  • Working with Associate Venturer Scouts
  • Working with Different Cultures
  • Working with Youth with Disabilities
Training of Trainers courses
  • Assessing Trainers
  • Training of Trainers Parts 1 & 2
  • Personal Leader Adviser Part 3
  • Training of Trainers Part 4
Other External Qualifications
  • Diploma of Leadership
  • Diploma of Business

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