Local Government Courses

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Local Government Courses

Launching a career in local government is a fantastic way to get involved in your community and can be the first step to bigger and better leadership positions. These nationally accredited local government training courses introduce you to issues and challenges faced by the local public sector and equip you with the broad knowledge and skill bases required to address them successfully. These courses include a mix of leadership, compliance and supervision as applied to community government roles, with graduates ready to enter a life in the public service.

You have the chance to choose from a range of studies tailored to different segments of local government. Focus on operational works or procurement and contracting in the public sector. Or hone your skill in the business side of governing. For those already established in public service, you can find a selection of certificates and diplomas that help further your career. What you learn will give you the chance to seek out a range of junior, mid-level and senior roles that can have an average weekly salary of $865-$1,440.

Get involved and make a difference with these nationally accredited local government training courses.

Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within Local Government Courses. Click on the occupation for information on the course you should enrol in to start your journey.

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Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au

Popular Courses

There are 12 courses available for people who want a career in Local Government. These are the most popular courses.

PSP30116 Certificate III in Government

The PSP30116 - Certificate III in Government is a Nationally Recognised Training (NRT) qualification. Please make an enquiry to find out more about the course such as government funding options, study modes and duration....

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LGA50404 Diploma of Local Government (Operational Works)

The Diploma of Local Government (Operational Works) is a nationally recognised qualification for managers and supervisors who need the skills to direct multiple crews, distribute operational work out to people, and make sure the work is done to specification. Apart from gaining practical knowledg...

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PSP40616 Certificate IV in Procurement and Contracting (Public Sector)

If you’re seeking a public service role in procurement and require an advanced understanding of public sector principles and values (plus the processes for planning and implementing major purchases and contracts), this is the qualification you need. By completing this course you’ll gain a working...

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PSP40116 Certificate IV in Government

If you are already working in the public sector or seeking an entry point into local government or the public service, the nationally recognised Certificate IV in Government is the qualification for you. You’ll learn about the values and principles of the public service in Australia, and how to a...

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PSP50616 Diploma of Procurement and Contracting

A Diploma of Procurement and Contracting PSP50616 is perfect for students seeking careers as procurement professionals in the property sector. Students learn how to manage a supply chain, plan and manage contracts, as well as manage risk and compliance. The Diploma of Procurement and Contr...

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LGA50712 Diploma of Local Government

A Diploma of Local Government LGA50712 is an administrative qualification and students who complete this study stream actually graduate with three diplomas: Diploma of Local Government; Diploma of Business; and Diploma of Business Administration. Students learn how to work effectively in local go...

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PSP50116 Diploma of Government

A Diploma of Government PSP50116 is perfect for students seeking supervisory roles in the Australian public service or local government. Students gain skills in leadership, maintaining compliance in the public sector, project management, and applying government processes. The Diploma of Go...

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LGA40404 Certificate IV in Local Government (Operational Works)

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...

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BSB41915 Certificate IV in Business (Governance)

A Certificate IV in Business (Governance) BSB41915 is for board and committee members needing a greater understanding of business processes and the legal ramifications of being an individual board member. Students will gain skills in overseeing financial management, budgeting, working within a c...

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PSP20112 Certificate II in Government

A Certificate II in Government PSP20112 is an entry level qualification, perfect for students seeking foundational skills for the Australian public service. Students learn the principles of public sector legislation, compliance and standard organisational procedures. They graduate work-ready. Thi...

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LGA60104 Advanced Diploma of Local Government (Operational Works)

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...

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