Local Government: Draft 2 Validation

SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Local Government Industry Reference Committee, is undertaking a comprehensive update of all materials within the LGA04 Local Government Training Package.
SkillsIQ, under the direction of the Local Government Industry Reference Committee, is undertaking a comprehensive update of all materials within the LGA04 Local Government Training Package.


Background

Local government employs around 200,000 people across Australia’s 537 councils. VET qualifications (Certificate III to Diploma) provide the training and skills for many of these people. The current qualifications have not been reviewed for 16 years. This review is therefore designed to make significant improvements and changes.

If you work in local government, provide training in local government or manage people in local government, we would appreciate your views, thoughts and suggestions on this final draft of the qualification.  

This update continues the previous consultation work and will ensure that all Training Package Products conform to the Standards for Training Packages 2012.

Between 2016 and 2020 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 industry. Subsequent to Draft 1, six subject matter specialist groups have provided significant support to inform Draft 2.

Draft 2 qualifications, skill sets and Units of Competency 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
  • LGA50220 Diploma of Local Government – Elected Member.
  • 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 Industry Reference Committee (IRC).

    The membership of this committee is as follows:



    In addition to the IRC, the following Local Government representatives have been actively involved in the consultation process between Draft 1 and Draft 2.

    Project Status – Draft 2 Validation

    Consultation on Draft 2 started on Friday, 19th June 2020 and closed at 5.00pm on Friday, 10th July 2020.

    The Draft 2 consultation period will seek feedback on four qualifications, six skill sets and 26 Units of Competency.

    Please click here to access Draft 2 documents, including a Validation Guide.

    Consultation Activities and Timelines

    National consultation for Draft 2 will be open for public comments from Friday, 19 June to Friday, 10 July 2020. Draft 2 material is available for comment on SkillsIQ’s Online Feedback Forum. A Validation Guide summarising the proposed changes is included in the material and can be downloaded at the bottom of the Feedback Forum page.

    SkillsIQ will also be undertaking a number of activities to engage industry stakeholders and VET professionals to provide feedback. These activities include a series of general information webinars, subject-focused webinars and stakeholder interviews.

    Draft 2 Webinars

    Environmental Health & Regulatory Services    22 June     11:00am to 1:00pm AET - closed
    Draft 2 General Webinar                                       22 June     1:30pm to 3:30pm AET - closed 
    Planning Webinar                                                   25 June     11:00am to 1:00pm AET - closed
    Property Management Webinar                          29 June     11:00am to 1:00pm AET - closed
    Environmental Health & Regulatory Services    29 June     1:30pm to 3:30pm AET - closed 
    Elected Member Webinar                                     30 June     11:00am to 1:00pm AET - closed
    Operations/ Maintenance Webinar                    30 June      1:30pm to 3:30pm AET - closed
    Corporate Services Webinar                                01 July       1:30pm to 3:30pm AET - closed
    Draft 2 General Webinar                                      02 July       11:00am to 1:00pm AET - closed

     

    Project Timings




    Following the close of the Draft 2 validation period, feedback received will be collated and provided to the IRC for discussion. It will inform the development of the final draft which will then undergo external quality checks prior to the submission for endorsement.

    Further Information 

    For further information please contact Liz Horne at SkillsIQ via email at liz.horne@skillsiq.com.au or by phone at 0438 106 161.