Diploma of Local Government Administration - Financial Management focus

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 within the finance area of council's administration or support areas and other allied fields of work.

Course objectives

Identify key elements of financial governance in council. Recognise effective consultation processes and methods. Better understand budget preparation in council and compliance. Review policies and procedures and assist in preparation of council's corporate plan.

Enhance their financial management skills through strengthening their understanding of local government legislation and organisational change, developing their performance management, change management and financial reporting skills and better contributing to council's financial sustainability and revenue raising.

Course pathways

Work in partnership with your manager, to gain formal recognition for the work, roles and responsibilities currently being undertaken.

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
  • Community consultation processes
  • Budget preparation
  • Managing people performance
  • Policies and procedures
  • Business planning
  • Policy development
  • Financial reporting and forecasting
  • Revenue raising
Core units
LGACORE104B Work effectively in local government
LGACORE501B Provide quality and timely advice to council
LGACOM502B Devise and conduct community consultations
LGACOM503B Prepare a budget
Elective units
LGAGOVA501B Contribute to advice to council on legislation
LGAGOVA508A Recommend rates and charges
LGADMIN525A Undertake business planning
LGADMIN529A Manage finances
FNSACC505 Establish and maintain accounting information systems
FNSACC506 Implement and maintain internal control procedures
  • Have a minimum of two years’ full-time employment, working within the Financial, Governance or Engineering Management area or another area of a council where your responsibilities relate to financial services management
  • Hold formal degree or diploma qualification in a financial services related field and are now working for a council
  • Have 2 years’ experience in a similar related position in the private or government sector.
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 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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