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Local Government: Training Package Update Approved

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Local Government Industry Reference Committee, completed a comprehensive update of LGA Local Government Training Package Products over the period 2019–2020.
SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Local Government Industry Reference Committee, completed a comprehensive update of LGA Local Government Training Package Products over the period 2019–2020. We are pleased to announce that the Australian Industry and Skills Council (AISC) approved the updated LGA Training Package Products at its meeting on 02 December 2020. The Case for Endorsement was subsequently approved by State and Territory Skills Ministers in January 2021.

There are approximately 190,000 people employed across 537 Local Government areas in Australia. It is estimated that this workforce comprises up to 394 different occupations delivering a plethora of services to local communities. These services are both diverse and complex in nature, and the training requirements for 394 occupations cannot, of course, be met by a single Training Package. The LGA Local Government Training Package has therefore been developed to meet the job roles and workforce skills needs that are considered to be unique to Local Government.

Subject matter experts identified six key areas on which this Training Package has focused, as follows:

  • Corporate Services
  • Elected Members
  • Environmental Health and Regulatory Services
  • Operations
  • Planning
  • Property and Asset Management.
  • The approved Training Package Products include five Qualifications and eight Skill Sets, collectively comprised of a total of 30 Units of Competency, as follows:

    Qualifications

    LGA20120 Certificate II in Local Government
    LGA30120 Certificate III in Local Government
    LGA40120 Certificate IV in Local Government
    LGA50120 Diploma of Local Government
    LGA50220 Diploma of Local Government - Elected Member.


    Skill Sets

    LGASS00006 Elected Member Collaborative Decision Making
    LGASS00007 Elected Member
    LGASS00008 Local Government Entrant
    LGASS00009 Manage in Local Government
    LGASS00010 Manage Workplace Sustainability
    LGASS00011 Property Management
    LGASS00012 Rates Officer
    LGASS00013 Supervise in Local Government.

    On behalf of the Local Government Industry Reference Committee, SkillsIQ would like to take this opportunity to thank the subject matter specialists and the many industry stakeholders who contributed valuable feedback, technical data and thoughtful consideration of both the proposed changes and the future needs of the industry. The update will support local government workers in meeting the requirements of industry now and into the future.

    The Local Government Training Package is now available on www.training.gov.au.

    For more information, please contact Liz Horne on (02) 9392 8100 or via email at liz.horne@skillsiq.com.au.