Local Government: Draft 1 Consultation Open

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Local Government Industry Reference Committee is undertaking a comprehensive update of the qualifications and associated units of competency in LGA04 Local Government Training Package.
SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Local Government Industry Reference Committee is undertaking a comprehensive update of the qualifications and associated units of competency in LGA04 Local Government Training Package.


Background

This update to Local Government Training Package Products continues the previous consultation work and will incorporate transitioning all Training Package Products to the Standards for Training Packages 2012.

Between 2016 and 2019 considerable scoping and industry engagement activity was undertaken to define the extent and nature of development required to proactively respond to skills development needs in the Australian Local Government sector. There was significant support for a thorough and extensive update. The Draft 1 products developed in consultation will look significantly different to the current versions. The proposed qualifications include:

  • LGA30120 Certificate III in Local Government
  • LGA40120 Certificate IV in Local Government
  • LGA50120 Diploma of Local Government
  • LGA30220 Certificate III in Public Infrastructure
  • LGA40220 Certificate IV in Public Infrastructure
  • LGA50220 Diploma of Public Infrastructure.

Each of the above qualifications have specialisation streams to cover specific specialist areas of Local Government functions.

Project Governance

This project is being overseen by the Local Government IRC. The membership of this committee is as follows:

Project Status – Draft 1 Consultation

National consultation for Draft 1 will be open for public comments from Monday, 2 September to Friday, 27 September 2019. Draft 1 material is available for comment on SkilIsIQ Feedback Forum by clicking here. A Consultation Guide summarising proposed changes is included in the material and can be downloaded at the bottom of that page.

Consultation Activities

SkillsIQ will be undertaking a number of key activities to engage industry stakeholders and VET professionals. To participate in consultation activities and forums please access the following links:

Draft 1 Forums: 

Thursday, 5 September                 Alice Springs              9:30am to 12:30pm - closed
Friday 6 September                        Darwin                       9:00am to 12:00pm - closed
Wednesday, 11 September           Sydney                       9:30am to 12:30pm - closed
Thursday, 12 September               Perth                          9:30am to 12:30pm - closed
Friday, 13 September                     Adelaide                    9:30am to 12:30pm - closed
Wednesday, 18 September           Canberra                   9:30am to 12:30pm - closed
Thursday, 19 September               Hobart                       9:30am to 12:30pm - closed
Friday, 20 September                     Melbourne                10:00am to 1:00pm - closed
Monday, 23 September                 Brisbane                    9:30am to 12:30pm - cancelled due to minimum registrations
Tuesday, 24 September                 NSW Central Coast  9:30am to 12:30pm             


Webinars: 
Webinar 1: Tuesday, 3 September      11:00am to 12:30pm (AEDT) - closed
Webinar 2: Tuesday, 10 September    1:00pm to 2:30pm (AEDT) - closed

You can download the PowerPoint that is being used in the Consultation Forums here

Project Timings

Figure 1: Stages of Training Package Product development.



Draft 1 consultation closes on Friday, 27 September 2019. Following the close of Draft 1 consultation period, feedback received during the consultation period will be collated and provided to the IRC for discussion. It will inform the development of Draft 2, which will be made publicly available for validation prior to the submission for endorsement.

Further Information 

For further information please contact SkillsIQ liz.horne@skillsiq.com.au or 0438 106 161.