Diploma of Local Government (Planning)

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?

Staff employed in roles relating to planning, particularly those working within a planning department undertaking DA processing responsibilities as part of their position.

Course objectives

Refine their skills and overall understanding of council planning and statutory planning procedures.

Provide skilled para-professional assistance to qualified planners in local government and further advance towards a full planning degree.

Course pathways

Participants will be required to have sound planning knowledge and skill, either by being employed in a role carrying out these skills or through prior experience in this field.

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.

Course details

Course features
  • Council's development assessment system
  • Sustainability and planning regulation
  • Stakeholders in the DA process
  • Sustainable planning act
  • Knowledge of professional ethics in planning
  • Understanding of development assessment processes (legislative documents and framework)
  • Knowledge of the geographical information systems (GIS) data
  • Have a minimum of two-years full-time employment, working within the Development Assessment section of the Planning Department; and
  • Hold a position which requires you to undertake tasks within the Council’s planning processes; or
  • Acquired a completed Performance Appraisal statement within the last twelve months, confirming your competencies within the Planning Department.
Core units
LGACORE102B Follow defined OHS policies and procedures
LGACORE104B Work effectively in local government
LGACORE105B Work with others in local government
Elective units
LGACORE501B Provide quality and timely advice to council
LGAPLAN511A Manage council's development assessment system
LGAPLAN512A Integrate land use and transport planning
LGAPLEM501A Achieve an efficient and sustainable use of natural resources
LGAPLEM503B Conserve and re-establish natural systems
LGAPLEM508A Manipulate and analyse data within geographic information systems
LGAPLEM512A Provide geographic information systems data
Our instructor-led course 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 areas of Queensland.
Please contact Peak for course fees or a proposal for onsite/in-house training.

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