The Leadership and Management Qualification Framework (LMQF)
The Leadership and Management Qualifications Framework (LMQF) is a learning and development pathway designed by emergency response, and cross-industry leadership professionals with the primary aim of rapidly building leadership and management confidence and competence, and providing individuals with a significant career boost through accredited qualifications.
It is a suite of programs that specifically targets persons working or volunteering in any sector desirous of gaining leadership and management qualifications that recognize their current levels of competence and experience, and to support management career advancement opportunities.
The subjects in each level are applicable to many industries, within or external to emergency response. Contextualising is undertaken per individual and/or cohort to ensure the leadership and management skills are relevant and organisationally-meaningful.
The programs are delivered by UARD & the WGG Academy. The LMQF recognizes current knowledge, skills and attributes (SKAs) of professionals, and to provide them with credentialing appropriate to their organizational level and management authority.
The Bachelor in Leadership and Management LMQF contains the following programmes
in the Level 4 to 6 pathway
Diploma Programme in Leadership
(level 4, year 1)
The course content reflects the role of a professional working in a senior position as part of a team. Roles may include Senior Firefighter, Lead Paramedic, Senior Constable etc. These individuals assume responsibility for their own performance, and as emerging leaders provide basic leadership, guidance and support to others within their team and assist their team leaders to carry out instructions.
Advanced Diploma Programme in Leadership and Management
(level 5, year 2)
This course reflects the role of a professional working as a Team Leader. These experienced individuals demonstrate broad leadership and management knowledge, skills and behaviors across a range of different contexts. They display critical thinking, initiative and problem-solving in planning, organizing, implementing and monitoring their own performance and the performance of others.
Bachelor Programme in Leadership and Management
(level 6, year 3)
The final year course reflects the role of an individual working within a managerial role in . These persons apply specialized knowledge and skills, together with experience in leadership and management to lead and manage large teams or branches within the sector. They use high-level and very well developed cognitive and communication skills to identify, analyze and synthesize information from a variety of sources and transfer their knowledge to others, and creative or conceptual skills to express ideas and perspectives or respond to complex problems.
Traditional training processes involve classroom theory sessions with written tests at the end. This is different.
What happens if someone fails? Has the week been wasted? Where is the return on investment for the individual and the organization?
The LMQF instructional design team has developed a means whereby classroom theory sessions are significantly enhanced to rapidly accelerate:
- Achievement of competence
- Growth in confidence
The goal is to improve the overall success rates where theory becomes mastery – rapidly. Participants maximise their skills and learning by utilising a Rapid Learning Process (RLP) – pioneered by members of the LMQF instructional design team.
Accelerated Entry for Industry Professionals
An Accelerated program is available for existing professionals with significant professional history that wish to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and fast-track their achievement of qualification. Up to 75% of the total point value for each programme may be gained through RPL and current competency procedures.
Participants of any of the LMQF programs undertake individual profiling prior to starting a program to establish:
• English Language levels
• Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN)
• Preferred Learning Styles
• Technical and Psychometric Competence
The pre-program profiling provides the training staff with an initial competence point of reference, and allows for the identification of any remedial learning required prior to or during a program to ensure maximum learning opportunities and to accelerate the achievement of qualification.
The LMQF is a competency-based suite of programs, whereby classroom theory-based sessions are balanced with practical training being undertaken through ‘action-learning’ – realistic and practical training activities undertaken virtually.
Visit the WGG Academy for additional courses
The WGG Academy provides high level, experienced coaches to mentor and guide students through the available programs, using an intricate understanding of Incident Command Systems & how to realistically apply these principles to meet situational needs and organizational ER structures in your industry.