Issue 2
Monday, 26 March 2018
Charles Darwin University
The Graduate Certificate of Leadership is launched at CDU
The Graduate Certificate of Leadership is launched at CDU

Leadership course for emergency staff

By Leanne Miles

Charles Darwin University has launched a new course for NT Police, Fire and Emergency Services staff to build their leadership skills in managing emergencies.

The Graduate Certificate in Leadership was developed as a joint collaboration between staff from CDU and the NTPFES.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Simon Maddocks said the course had been designed to provide an understanding of the leadership framework and develop leadership capability and capacity.

“Leadership makes a significant difference in managing small-scale routine emergencies as well as complex catastrophic events,” Professor Maddocks said.

“The course provides a unique opportunity to develop participants’ leadership and management capacity through advanced analysis of case studies from Australia and overseas.”

NTPFES Assistant Commissioner Peter Gallagher said the qualification would support the development and leadership skills of the wider tri-service community.

“It will provide opportunities for NTPFES staff and others interested in working in leadership positions in Emergency Services to learn in a flexible environment and to apply strategic level leadership skills,” Mr Gallagher said.

Professor Maddocks said the course would signal the beginning of a much closer relationship between the two organisations.

“I look forward to hearing of progress and to working closely with NTPFES to identify other areas where we can work together to the benefit of both organisations – in research as well as in education and training,” he said.

The Graduate Certificate in Leadership (Police, Fire and Emergency Services) also provides a pathway into CDU’s Master of Emergency and Disaster Management, Graduate Diploma of Emergency and Disaster Management, and Master of Business Administration.