LGA60104 Advanced Diploma of Local Government (Operational Works)

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Course Description

An Advanced Diploma of Local Government (Operational Works) LGA60104 is for students already working in local government wanting a formal qualification to recognise the work they are already doing. Students will fine-tune their skills in leadership, project management and refining a council works program, as well as learn how to increase the productivity, performance and morale in their department.

The Advanced Diploma of Local Government (Operational Works) LGA60104 is a nationally recognised training qualification and part of the official Local Government Training Package.

Recognition of Prior Learning

The skills and knowledge that you bring to your studies through previous education or employment experience may be credited towards specific units in this course, which can help to shorten your course duration. Please enquire with a course provider to find out more.

Average Course Fee


Average Duration

18 months

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Nationally Recognised Training

Suitable For

This course is ideal for people who have the following knowledge, skills or abilities:

Administration and Management

Planning and coordination of people and resources.


Changing what is done based on other people's actions.


Keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements.

Problem Sensitivity

Notice when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong, even if you cannot solve the problem.


This course can help you get a job as:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Local Council Service Manager$1,440 weekly pay


You will be required to complete a number of units of competencey for this qualifiation. Example units have been provided below but may vary for each provider.

Conduct public educational presentations

This unit covers contribution to the development, presentation and evaluation of educational and information sessions for the public. The unit is appropriate for staff members who conduct presentations to the public as part of their council duties. It is particularly suitable for those who do not hold formal training or educational qualifications.

Manage finances within a budget

This unit covers allocating funds, managing cash flows and preparing financial reports. It is appropriate for council staff with authority and responsibility for the management of budgeted funds.

Develop and organise public education programs

This unit covers providing education and information to the public on issues of public importance. The high public profile of council and the unique role councils can play in educating the public on matters of interest and concern are recognised. The unit is appropriate for those responsible for developing public education programs.

Devise and conduct community consultations

This unit covers devising and conducting community consultations and reporting on results. The vital and unique responsibility councils have to engage and consult with communities in order to respond to the needs of the community in a timely and effective manner is recognised.

Manage a local government project

This unit covers managing a project and includes project planning, resourcing, implementation and evaluation. The unit is suitable for those working in local government who undertake projects and other local government initiatives within the community and the wider business context.

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