Local Government Draft 2

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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.
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Local government employs around 200,000 people across Australia’s 537 councils. Vocational Education & Training (VET) qualifications provide the training and skills for many of these people. The current qualifications have not been reviewed since 2004. The following key foci have been considered during this update:

  • Thorough review of the content
  • Structure of the qualifications caters to both specialists and generalists
  • Job role alignment to roles unique to local government
  • Core skills required of all local government workers
  • Use of imported Units to support occupational mobility
  • Removal of duplication.
  • 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.
    • Between 2016 and 2020 considerable scoping and industry engagement activity was undertaken to define the extent and nature of the development required to proactively respond to skills development needs in the Australian local government industry. Since the development of Draft 1, six subject matter specialist groups have provided significant support to inform Draft 2. These groups focused on the following specialisations:

      • Corporate Services
      • Elected Members
      • Environmental Health and Regulatory Services
      • Operations
      • Planning
      • Property and Asset Management.

      Consultation Activities and Timelines

      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 qualifications.

      National consultation for Draft 2 will be open for public comments from Friday, 19 June to Friday, 10 July 2020.

      Draft 2 material is now available for comment.

      A Validation Guide summarising proposed changes is included in the material and can be downloaded below.

      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

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      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.

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Local Government Draft 2 Validation Guide

Recent Comments

sharleen jordan 03.07.2020

"2.3 Temporary signage - how many parking officers do this as part of their duties? 5.4 Needs rewording i.e. "prepare evidentiary reports AND contested infringements", I think it should read "prepare evidentiary reports FOR contested infringements""

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sharleen jordan 03.07.2020

"This version of this unit better reflects the flow and components of the process."

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LGALGA013 Provide public education_Draft 2

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sharleen jordan 03.07.2020

"This is a huge amount of knowledge required. "

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LGALGA001 Work in local government_Draft 2

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sharleen jordan 03.07.2020

"The structure appears to cater for more specific job roles in the industry, which is good for those officers."

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LGA40120 Certificate IV in Local Government_Draft2

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sharleen jordan 03.07.2020

"I like the packaging, it still allows some flexibility"

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