Diploma of Local Government (Health and Environment)

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?

Local government employees working in the areas of Environmental Health, Compliance Management, Land Protection, Local Laws, Animal Management and other allied fields.

Course objectives

Improve on a broad range of skilled applications, including evaluating and analysing current practices, developing new criteria and procedures for performing current practices, and providing some leadership and guidance to others in the application and planning of the skills.

Refine and enhance their overall understanding and practice of environmental health within local government, and be able to lead, support and advise on environmental health issues within council.

Course pathways

On successful completion of your course and all assessments, you will receive a Nationally recognised qualification outlining the course completed and the units within that course.

The Diploma encourages a career path into formal tertiary level environmental health training and promotes professionalism with the opportunity of becoming an associate member of Environmental Health Australia (EHA).

Course details

Course features
  • Roles/responsibilities of an EHO and paraprofessionals
  • Legislation and responsibilities
  • Governance and administration requirements in local government
  • Investigations and Powers of Entry
  • Reports and professional communication processes/strategies
Core units
LGACORE102B Followed defined OHS policies and procedures
LGACORE104B Work effectively in local government
LGACOM411A Interpret and apply authority to act
Elective units
LGAEHRH506B Monitor premises to minimise the spread of infectious diseases
LGAEHRH604B Develop and implement environmental health education promotion and awareness strategies
LGAEHRR402A Respond to environmental health complaints
LGAEHRR509A Undertake environmental and nuisance controls
LGAEHRW508A Undertake education programs to achieve reduction, reuse and recycling of waste
LGAEHRH302B Undertake water sampling and routine reporting
LGAEHRH403A Operate waste transfer, collection station or landfill facilIity
  • Have a minimum of two-years’ full-time employment, working within the Environmental Health Department
  • Hold a position which requires you to undertake tasks within Council’s environmental health processes
  • Acquired a completed Performance Appraisal statement within the last twelve months, confirming your competencies within the Environmental Health Department.
Our instructor-led Diploma provides participants with interactive sessions including group discussions, case study reviews, question and answer sessions. Our training course includes all course training materials, assessment and mentoring/assistance by your allocated trainer.
Duration & location
Our standard structure for this course is 6 full days to be completed over a period of six months and can be delivered in any metropolitan or regional area of Queensland.
Please contact Peak for course fees or a proposal for onsite/in-house training.

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