Qualification details

LGA10204 - Certificate I in Local Government (Operational Works) (Release 2)


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DeletedDeleted from LGA04 Local Government Training Package09/Feb/2021
Supersedes LGA10201 - Certificate I in Local Government (Operational Works)12/Aug/2009

ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 11/Sep/2012
(View details for release 1) 13/Aug/2009


SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 899900 Other Miscellaneous Labourers 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 9999-79 Labourers And Related Workers Nec 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0309 Civil Engineering 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 524 Certificate I 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Water Administration,Local Government Operational Works,Local Government 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Roads Maintenance Officer,Water Meter Reader 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 899900 Other Miscellaneous Labourers 02/Feb/2007 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 9999-79 Labourers And Related Workers Nec 24/May/2005 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0309 Civil Engineering 24/May/2005 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 524 Certificate I 13/Aug/2009 
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Modification History


TP version 



LGA04 V3

Layout adjusted.


LGA04 V2.2

First release in TGA.


The Certificate I in Local Government (Operational Works) prepares a person to work in Local Government to perform a defined range of activities most of which may be routine and predictable.

Pathways Information

Not applicable.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary

Employability Skill 

Industry /enterprise requirements for this qualification include :


  • Participating in discussions with others, which may involve listening, questioning and paraphrasing to confirm understanding
  • Responding to queries from others
  • Sharing knowledge and information with others
  • Using clear verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Reading and interpreting a range of information relevant to job/role including plans, specifications, plant and equipment capabilities, manufacturer's recommendations
  • Writing to suit audience needs including completing documentation and recording information about incidents
  • Recording information clearly, accurately and legibly, in accordance council and legislative requirements
  • Clarifying the needs and expectations of others
  • Using clear signs and symbols to control traffic


  • Ability to work cohesively within own work group and others
  • Ability to develop effective work relationships
  • Working effectively with different ages, races, genders, religions, political persuasions
  • Identifying and liaising with relevant personnel
  • Understanding the roles of team members and referring tasks to others where appropriate
  • Work reflects an understanding of council's organisational structure and the relationships between roles within council

Problem solving

  • Measuring and calculating material quantities
  • Resolving work related problems
  • Responding to contingencies
  • Deciding appropriate action in emergencies
  • Responding to difficult customer situations using constructive problem solving techniques
  • Recognising potential conflicts and resolving them

Initiative and enterprise

  • Identifying the need to refer tasks which fall outside scope of job/role to others
  • Identifying own career pathways
  • Being proactive
  • Identifying opportunities not obvious to others
  • Considering the effect of incidents to others before determining course of action
  • Monitoring traffic volume and controlling traffic to suit changing conditions

Planning and organising

  • Planning daily work routines and own work tasks
  • Planning and preparing equipment, materials, resources, sites and surfaces
  • Planning for traffic control
  • Gathering and analysing information
  • Setting time lines and managing own time
  • Participating in priority and goal setting
  • Participating in continuous improvement processes
  • Identifying and using correct personal protective equipment according to job/role requirements and workplace procedures

Self management

  • Conducting a self assessment of own competencies against required job competencies
  • Monitoring own work and adjusting accordingly to meet agreed standards and expectations
  • Managing own work area
  • Identifying the need for additional support to enhance own performance
  • Seeking feedback on own performance
  • Taking responsibility


  • Attending relevant on and off the job training sessions
  • Taking responsibility for own learning
  • Identifying and undertaking self-directed learning opportunities which may include developing and maintaining familiarity with policies and procedures on an ongoing basis


  • Materials technology
  • Using technology relevant to the job/role such as environmental protector devices
  • Adapting to the use of new technology as appropriate

Packaging Rules

8 units of competency are required for the award of this qualification:

  • 5 core units
  • 3 elective units

Choose 3 elective units:

  • 2 units from the Specialist Operational Works elective units listed below
  • 1 unit from elsewhere within this Training Package,or  from another endorsed Training Package or  Accredited Course

NOTE: For this qualification the elective unit may be drawn from an AQF level above the AQF level of this qualification.

Core Units 


Access learning and career development opportunities


Follow defined OHS policies and procedures


Provide service to local government customers


Work effectively in local government


Work with others in local government

Specialist Operational Works Elective Units 


Control traffic at a work site


Operate and maintain equipment