LGA40404 Certificate IV in Local Government (Operational Works)

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Course description

A Certificate IV in Local Government (Operational Works) LGA40404 is perfect for students seeking a career as a foreman or supervisor in local government outdoor operations. This qualification delivers the leadership skills necessary to develop a council works maintenance schedule, manage a civil works project, and administer council’s operational plan.

The Certificate IV in Local Government (Operational Works) LGA40404 is a nationally recognised training qualification and part of the official Local Government Training Package.

Nationally recognised

Average duration

24 months

Online or Distance

On-campus or Workplace

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 Government Officer$1,350 weekly pay
Local Government Project Manager$1,350 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.

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.

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.

Work effectively in local government

This unit covers working effectively in a local government context, including accepting responsibility for own work. It requires an understanding of and support for local government priorities. The unit is appropriate for all council staff particularly those entering local government for the first time.

Work with others in local government

This unit addresses the promotion of effective work relationships within local government. The importance of building relationships, fulfilling own tasks and responding to constructive feedback when working within a team setting is recognised. The unit is appropriate for all local government staff.

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Government funding

The Australian government provides funding to help students who are completing the LGA40404 Certificate IV in Local Government (Operational Works). The type of funding you receive depends on the state that you live in.

There are eligibility requirements for each type of funding. Enquire with a course provider to check your eligibility.

Payment options

Interest free payment plan
Most course providers offer flexible payment options for the LGA40404 Certificate IV in Local Government (Operational Works) such as weekly, bi-monthly, or monthly interest-free payments for those who do not wish (or are unable) to pay their tuition fees outright. There is usually a discount for those who pay their tuition fees upfront. Enquire with a course provider to find out more.

Benefits of nationally recognised training

This is a nationally recognised course delivered by Registered Training Organisations (RTOs). RTOs are strictly regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This guarantees you will be studying a quality-assured and nationally recognised qualification.

Recognition of Prior Learning
RTOs are also able to offer Recognition of Prior Learning for work experience or formal qualifications you may have undertaken to shorten the time you have to study. Ask a course provider for more details during the enrolment process.

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