Diploma of Local Government (Elected Members)

We provide a range of nationally recognised qualifications (local government specific) and council-specific non-accredited short courses as well as other professional development training options.

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Who should attend?

Participants are required to be current elected members of council or other senior council executives.

Course Outcome

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • obtain a nationally accredited qualification which is recognised Australia-wide
  • gain formal recognition of the work skills developed whilst on Council, which can then be applied within the workplace have the knowledge and understanding to deal with your communities.

Course details

Course features
  • Understanding Local Government
  • Councillor Roles and Responsibilities
Elective units
LGACORE104B Work effectively in local government   
LGACORE105B Work with others in local government   
LGAGENE503 Perform the role of an elected member   
LGAGENE501A Undertake councillor roles and responsibilities   
LGAGENE302A Contribute to effective decision making   
LGAGENE502A Provide leadership within the council and community   
LGACOM404B Establish cooperative arrangements with other organisations   
LGADMIN525A Undertake business planning   
BSBGOV403 Analyse financial reports and budgets   
LGAPLAN511A Manage council’s development assessment system    
LGACOM602B Coordinate and facilitate a change process   
LGAGOVA605A Develop an asset management strategy for council
LGAGOVA508A Recommend rates and charges   
BSBATSIL503C Manage conflict   
Pre-requisites
  • Participants are required to be current elected members of council or other senior council executives.
Course Options

Full Qualification

  • A total of 12 one-day courses
  • You will be required to complete your qualification within 24 months.

Skill Set

As a first step, you may wish to complete the Elected Member Skill Set which comprises two courses:

  • Understanding Local Government
  • Councillor Roles and Responsibilities.

This will require completion of 2 one-day courses and associated assessments.

Upcoming Dates:

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