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Qualification details

LGA30208 - Certificate III in Local Government (Health and Environment) (Release 2)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
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Supersedes and is equivalent to LGA30204 - Certificate III in Local Government (Health and Environment) 14/Aug/2009

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
2 (this release) 11/Sep/2012
(View details for release 1) 13/Aug/2009

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

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AHCCOM303A - Operate a compost bagging processOperate a compost bagging process Elective
BSBCUS301A - Deliver and monitor a service to customersDeliver and monitor a service to customers Elective
BSBITU201A - Produce simple word processed documentsProduce simple word processed documents Elective
BSBITU203A - Communicate electronicallyCommunicate electronically Elective
BSBITU301A - Create and use databasesCreate and use databases Elective
BSBOHS405B - Contribute to the implementation of emergency proceduresContribute to the implementation of emergency procedures Elective
BSBWRT301A - Write simple documentsWrite simple documents Elective
FPIHAR2206B - Operate a mobile chipper/mulcherOperate a mobile chipper/mulcher Elective
HLTFA301C - Apply first aidApply first aid Elective
LGACOMP007A - Participate in policy developmentParticipate in policy development Elective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 311413 Life Science Technician 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3112-15 Life Science Technical Officer 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0613 Public Health 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Environmental Protection,Environmental Health,Waste Management,Local Government 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Waste and Environment Officer (Local Government),Residential Amenity Officer (Local Government),Environmental Education Officer,Assistant Environmental Health Officer (Local Government) 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 311413 Life Science Technician 20/Feb/2013 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3112-15 Life Science Technical Officer 20/Feb/2013 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0613 Public Health 20/Feb/2013 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 514 Certificate III 13/Aug/2009 
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Modification History

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LGA04 V2.2

First release in TGA.

Description

The Certificate III in Local Government (Health and Environment) reflects the role of employees in local government who perform tasks involving a broad range of skilled applications applied in a wide variety of contexts, which may involve application of some discretion and judgement in selecting equipment, services or contingency measures as well as working within known time constraints.

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 :

Communication

  • Engaging in discussions with others who may be internal or external to the organisation
  • Responding to queries from others
  • Using clear verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Reading and interpreting a range of information at a level which is relevant to the job/role and which may include parts of legislation, policies and procedures
  • Writing to suit audience needs
  • Sharing knowledge and information with others, which may include providing advice to the public through education programs
  • Participating in consultations with clients and stakeholders
  • Applying negotiation techniques to defuse and resolve conflicts

Teamwork

  • Working cohesively with others
  • Liaising with relevant personnel
  • Understanding the roles of team members and referring tasks to others where appropriate
  • Being able to work with people from different backgrounds

Problem solving

  • Resolving work-related problems
  • Establishing contingency plans and responding to contingencies
  • Forming and testing assumptions in an effort to resolve problems
  • Implementing conflict resolution strategies
  • Anticipating and responding to potential sources of conflict
  • Identifying hazard reduction and cost recovery actions

Initiative and enterprise

  • Identifying need to refer tasks that fall outside scope of job/role to others
  • Being proactive

Planning and organising

  • Planning and organising own work tasks
  • Time management
  • Participating in priority and goal setting
  • Gathering and organising information in order to complete set tasks
  • Organising schedules to ensure work is completed on time
  • Identifying and accessing required resources
  • Coordinating tasks and processes
  • Planning for and conducting inspections at regular intervals

Self management

  • 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

Learning

  • Attending relevant on and off-the-job training sessions
  • Taking responsibility for own learning

Technology

  • Using technology relevant to the job/role, which may include developing spreadsheets, recording information, maintaining databases, performing backups, work processing, using GPS and council mapping systems
  • Adapting to the use of new technology as appropriate

Packaging Rules

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

  • 1 core unit
  • 11 elective units

Choose 11 elective units from the lists below, including:

  • 3 or more elective units from Group A

NOTE: unit LGACORE104B is RECOMMENDED in the selection if it has not been previously undertaken

  • a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 8 units from Group B (Specialist Health and Environment)
  • the remaining elective units from Group C (General Electives) or ¬†from elsewhere within this Training Package or  any other endorsed Training Package or Accredited Course

NOTE:

  • The 3 elective units may be imported. No more than one elective unit may be drawn from an AQF level below or above the AQF level of this qualification.
  • No specialist, general elective or imported elective units used in the packaging of a qualification are to be included in the packaging of subsequent qualifications undertaken by the candidate.
  • Only 3 units from Group A used in the packaging of a qualification for a candidate can be used in the packaging of a subsequent and higher level qualification for the candidate.
  • The inclusion of additional electives may need to be considered to meet the specific needs of a State or Territory.

Core Unit 

LGACORE102B

Follow defined OHS policies and procedures

Group A elective units 

LGACOMP008A

Apply conflict resolution strategies

LGACOMP009A

Implement effective communication techniques

LGACORE101B

Access learning and career development opportunities

LGACORE103B

Provide service to local government customers

LGACORE104B

Work effectively in local government

LGACORE105B

Work with others in local government

Group B  (Specialist Health and Environment ) elective units 

LGAEHRH302B

Undertake water sampling and routine reporting

LGAEHRH303A

Undertake vector control duties

LGAEHRH304A

Perform weed control duties

LGAEHRH305A

Present environmental health education information

LGAEHRR303B

Monitor areas under council jurisdiction

LGAEHRW201A

Collect waste refuse or recyclables

NWP208A

Perform basic wastewater tests

NWP218B

Perform and record sampling

Group C  (General Elective ) elective units 

LGACOMP007A

Participate in policy development

LGAGOVA303B

Coordinate production of communication materials

LGAREGS303B

Enforce legislation to achieve compliance

AHCCOM303A

Operate a compost bagging process

BSBCUS301A

Deliver and monitor a service to customers

BSBITU201A

Produce simple word processed documents

BSBITU203A

Communicate electronically

BSBITU301A

Create and use databases

BSBOHS405B

Contribute to the implementation of emergency procedures

BSBWRT301A

Write simple documents

FPIHAR2206B

Operate a mobile chipper/mulcher

HLTFA301C

Apply First Aid