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Local Government LGA

Overview

Commencements

Availability & Duration

Australian School-based Apprenticeships

Overview

These qualifications apply to health and environment, operational works, planning, land management and administration and regulatory services areas of work.

‘Public Sector’ and ‘Public Safety’ are associated industries.

Quick facts

The training units of competent structure and packing rules are detailed in Training Package documents.

The information provided here includes the most recent changes from the LGA (release 1.0) Training Package.

The Local Government Training Package LGA (release 1.0) includes 5 qualifications and 8 skill sets.

Registered Training Organisations can access the full details of this Training Package from the
training.gov.au website.

 

Career information

Qualification and job outcome information is also presented in a Job Pathways Chart.

For specific industry information click here.

More detail of how training works can be accessed here: for employers; for potential employees.

Use the My Skills site to search for Registered Training Organisations registered to deliver courses. Each State and Territory separately approves Registered Training Organisations to deliver apprenticeships and traineeships in their jurisdiction.

Qualifications Summary

LGA20104 - Certificate II in Local Government

This qualification is suitable for people wishing to begin their career in general administrative work in a local government organisation.

LGA20120 - Certificate II in Local Government

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use a defined and limited range of skills in local government. They are involved in mainly routine and repetitive tasks using limited practical skills and local government knowledge. They work under direct supervision.

LGA30104 - Certificate III in Local Government

This qualification is suitable for those wishing to undertake general administrative work in a local government organisation.

LGA30120 - Certificate III in Local Government

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply the skills and knowledge to work in multiskilled operational roles in local government. These individuals possess a range of well-developed skills where discretion and judgement are required and are responsible for their own outputs.

LGA40104 - Certificate IV in Local Government

This qualification is suitable where multiskilling within the local government is required.

LGA40120 - Certificate IV in Local Government

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply the skills and knowledge to work in local government. These individuals work with independence, taking responsibility for their own functions and outputs.

LGA50120 - Diploma of Local Government

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply the skills and knowledge to work in local government. These individuals work relatively autonomously and coordinate and supervise others. The work involves the self-directed application of knowledge and skills, and the provision of leadership and support to others.

LGA50712 - Diploma of Local Government

This qualification is appropriate for those who apply integrated technical and theoretical concepts to a broad range of contexts to undertake advanced skilled or paraprofessional work. This may cover both general work areas or specialist streams such as Elected Members, Rates, Management, Procurement or Land Management.

Note: Employers should be aware that this information is provided as a guide only to the content and use of the Training Package. Employers should seek advice from an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (Apprenticeship Network) provider or Registered Training Organisation for more detail.

Commencements
  NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
LGA30104 - Certificate III in Local Government
Annual Commencements 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0
LGA50712 - Diploma of Local Government
Annual Commencements 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5

Commencement data source: National Apprentices and Trainees collection, VOCSTATS, extracted 12/07/2021, rounded estimates for January 2020 to December 2020. Qualifications with no recorded commencements may not appear. This data is for general information purposes only.

Availability and Duration
  NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
LGA20104 - Certificate II in Local Government
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 12 mths 12 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T *
LGA20120 - Certificate II in Local Government
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

12 mths 36 mths 12 mths
Part Time
Classification T T *
LGA30104 - Certificate III in Local Government
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

18 mths 12 mths 12 mths
Part Time
Classification T T T *
LGA30120 - Certificate III in Local Government
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 12 mths 12 mths 18 mths
Part Time
Classification T T * T
LGA40104 - Certificate IV in Local Government
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T T *
LGA40120 - Certificate IV in Local Government
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T *
LGA50120 - Diploma of Local Government
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths 24 mths 24 mths
Part Time
Classification T * T
LGA50712 - Diploma of Local Government
Full Time

(Nominal Duration)

24 mths
Part Time
Classification T *

Legend: = Yes, = No, A = identified by the State or Territory as an Apprenticeship, T = identified by the State or Territory as a Traineeship, * = An approved qualification in Tasmania is available as an Apprenticeship/Traineeship.

Availability of Australian Apprenticeships and Nominal Duration (in months)
A Qualification registered by a State or Territory as available as an Australian Apprenticeship may not be eligible for public funding support, check with the relevant State or Territory Training Authority.

Nominal durations listed are for full time occuptations, stated in months. In some cases nominal durations provided may not include the completion of pre-requisites. This data is sourced from State and Territory Training Authorities and is provided for information only and must be confirmed with these authorities.

Australian School-based Apprenticeships
  NSW VIC QLD WA SA TAS ACT NT
LGA20104 - Certificate II in Local Government
Availability
LGA20120 - Certificate II in Local Government
Availability
LGA30104 - Certificate III in Local Government
Availability
LGA30120 - Certificate III in Local Government
Availability
LGA40104 - Certificate IV in Local Government
Availability
LGA50712 - Diploma of Local Government
Availability

Legend: = Yes, = No

This information generally reflects availability of ASbAs that may contribute to study scores. In some cases ASbAs allow an individual to start training in a qualification that can be completed after they leave secondary school. Australian Apprenticeships may also be undertaken as part-time employment. Please note that applicable industrial arrangements must allow for ASbAs. Visit the relevant State or Territory website for more detailed information (click on the State or Territory link provided).