Develop your climate resilient leadership skills

Find out how Peak is leading the pack when it comes to accredited training in climate risk management for local government.

Develop your climate resilient leadership skills


By Patricia Paolini, Business Development Manager, Peak Services 

Councils have always had a leading role in managing risks within their boundaries. Proactive measures, coupled with the ability to demonstrate how a local government is working to mitigate and/or take advantage of changing risk, is increasingly important.  

The Climate Risk Management Framework for Queensland Local Government guideline aims to encourage logical, defensible, and effective actions that can minimise the overall cost of reducing the potential impact of all current and future climate risk within a local government area.  

Peak Training (with the assistance of the LGAQ) is the first registered training organisation in Australia to offer an accredited course in climate risk management. Our two programs are specific to practitioners within Local and State government, as well as allied professionals. With this in mind, and based on consultation with industry stakeholdersPeak’s three-day Climate Resilient Leadership Workshop has been developed for busy individuals who are decision-makers engaged in asset management, risk management, land use planning, policy development, strategic planning or sustainability.  

On completion of this course and the relative assessment, participants will gain the BSBSUS401 Implement and Monitor Environmentally Sustainable Work Practices unit of competency. Students are then welcome to continue their studies and complete Australia’s only Certificate IV qualification specialising in climate risk management. The BSB42315 Certificate IV Environmental Sustainability Management & Sustainability  has been developed for individuals who are responsible for planning and delivery of asset management, risk management, land use planning, policy development, strategic planning or sustainability management.  

Both courses have been delivered successfully with further workshops being scheduled for March and April 2021.   

Watch below Tim Ey from Mackay, Michelle O'Loughlin from Cairns and Kirstin Byrne from Central Highlands sharing their thoughts on the practical tools, case studies, networking opportunities, take-home resources, best practice learning and capacity building provided by these nation-leading courses. 

Peak Training is committed to responding to the current and future needs of councils, and works closely with them to ensure our training remains up-to-date with the ongoing requirements of the local government sector.  

For more information on training contact Patricia Paolini, Business Development Manager – Training on or call 0407 966 716. 

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