Qualification details

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


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The Deleted usage recommendation was implemented on 13 June 2017 to describe training components that have no replacement. Enrolments in training components and statements of attainment or qualifications issued before 13 June 2017 are valid. For any components marked as deleted after 13 June 2017, the applicable transition/teach-out periods apply. For specific questions regarding the enrolment, delivery or issuance of a statement of attainment/qualification, please contact your training regulator.
DeletedDeleted from LGA04 Local Government Training Package09/Feb/2021
Supersedes and is equivalent to LGA30204 - Certificate III in Local Government (Health and Environment)14/Aug/2009

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

Units of competency

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BSBWRT301A - Write simple documentsWrite simple documentsElective
LGACOMP008A - Apply conflict resolution strategiesApply conflict resolution strategiesElective
NWP218B - Perform and record samplingPerform and record samplingElective
BSBITU301A - Create and use databasesCreate and use databasesElective
LGACOMP009A - Implement effective communication techniquesImplement effective communication techniquesElective
LGAEHRH304A - Perform weed control dutiesPerform weed control dutiesElective
LGAEHRH303A - Undertake vector control dutiesUndertake vector control dutiesElective
BSBITU201A - Produce simple word processed documentsProduce simple word processed documentsElective
LGAGOVA303B - Coordinate production of communication materialsCoordinate production of communication materialsElective
LGACORE103B - Provide service to local government customersProvide service to local government customersElective
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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 V3

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LGA04 V2.2

First release in TGA.


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 :


  • 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


  • 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


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


  • 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


  • 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 


Follow defined OHS policies and procedures

Group A elective units 


Apply conflict resolution strategies


Implement effective communication techniques


Access learning and career development opportunities


Provide service to local government customers


Work effectively in local government


Work with others in local government

Group B  (Specialist Health and Environment ) elective units 


Undertake water sampling and routine reporting


Undertake vector control duties


Perform weed control duties


Present environmental health education information


Monitor areas under council jurisdiction


Collect waste refuse or recyclables


Perform basic wastewater tests


Perform and record sampling

Group C  (General Elective ) elective units 


Participate in policy development


Coordinate production of communication materials


Enforce legislation to achieve compliance


Operate a compost bagging process


Deliver and monitor a service to customers


Produce simple word processed documents


Communicate electronically


Create and use databases


Contribute to the implementation of emergency procedures


Write simple documents


Operate a mobile chipper/mulcher


Apply First Aid