Local Government Draft 1

Project Summary

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. 

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

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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 industry. There was significant support for a thorough and extensive rewrite. 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

Consultation Activities and Timelines

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

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 

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


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

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


Local Government Draft 1 Consultation Guide

Recent Comments

Daniel Adler 20.09.2019

"I think there is a case to have an asbestos awareness elective included here. Asbestos awareness is a compulsory requirement for all staff who do asbestos related work or are likely to encounter asbestos in the course of their work. An example of work where council staff may encounter asbestos (excluding asbestos removal work) are waste workers, rangers, public place cleaners, building compliance, building maintenance, sewer and water, and environmental health to name a few. Examples of units that could be used for or modified to suit a local government qualification are as follows: • https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/10314NAT • https://training.gov.au/training/details/10559NAT • https://training.gov.au/Training/Details/CPCCPD3031A I have just completed an asbestos awareness survey of councils that reports wide spread support for this. I also have support from the regulator SafeWork NSW, the EPA and the Asbestos Safety and Coordination Agency (Cmwth) to make this more available to councils, and to help develop and review course content. Having this as part of the local government qualifications is a great way to raise asbestos awareness and ensure council staff have the skills required for their workplaces. "

Local Government Draft 1

LGA50120 Diploma of Local Government_Draft1


Jan O'Halloran 20.09.2019

"Appears targeted at what is generally termed Coordinators in the Local Govt sector"

Local Government Draft 1

LGA50120 Diploma of Local Government_Draft1