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Qualification details

LGA40308 - Certificate IV in Local Government (Health and Environment) (Release 2)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
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Supersedes and is equivalent to LGA40304 - Certificate IV 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

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleEssentialSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Essential column
LGACOM403B - Conduct public educational presentationsConduct public educational presentationsElective
LGACOM404B - Establish cooperative arrangements with other organisationsEstablish cooperative arrangements with other organisationsElective
LGACOM405B - Implement and monitor the organisation's OHS policies, procedures and programs within the work group or sectionImplement and monitor the organisation's OHS policies, procedures and programs within the work group or sectionElective
LGACOM407B - Manage finances within a budgetManage finances within a budgetElective
LGACOM411A - Interpret and apply authority to actInterpret and apply authority to actElective
LGACOM501B - Develop and organise public education programsDevelop and organise public education programsElective
LGACOM502B - Devise and conduct community consultationsDevise and conduct community consultationsElective
LGACOM503B - Prepare a budgetPrepare a budgetElective
LGACOM602B - Coordinate and facilitate a change processCoordinate and facilitate a change processElective
LGACOM603B - Develop, implement and review policies and proceduresDevelop, implement and review policies and proceduresElective
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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 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Environmental Health,Environmental Protection,Water Monitoring and Treatment,Waste Management 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Environmental Advisor (Water),Assistant Environmental Health Officer (Local Government),Landfill Supervisor,Waste Management Services Manager,Waste Management Coordinator (Local Government) 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 311413 Life Science Technician 13/Aug/2009 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3112-15 Life Science Technical Officer 13/Aug/2009 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0613 Public Health 13/Aug/2009 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 13/Aug/2009 
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Description

The Certificate IV in Local Government (Health and Environment) reflects the role of employees in local government who perform a broad range of skilled applications, including the requirement to evaluate and analyse current practices, develop new criteria and procedures for performing current practices, and provide some leadership and guidance to others in the application and planning of the skills.

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 and requests for information
  • 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 feedback and motivating others
  • Participating in consultations with clients and stakeholders
  • Communicating the need for support
  • Identifying and clarifying work requirements and performance expectations with team
  • Negotiating effectively
  • Establishing and maintaining consultative processes
  • Conducting effective presentations for members of the public and others, which serve to improve community compliance

Teamwork

  • Working cohesively with others
  • Liaising with relevant personnel
  • Understanding the roles of team members and referring tasks to others where appropriate
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Establishing links with other organisations to enhance council performance
  • Engaging and working with specialist advisors

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 and responding to deviations in budgeted figures
  • Determining and rectifying breaches in compliance

Initiative and enterprise

  • Identifying need to refer tasks that fall outside scope of job/role to others
  • Being proactive
  • Identifying sources of information and using them effectively
  • Identifying causes of conflict
  • Adjusting quickly to changing situations
  • Identifying opportunities not obvious to others, including opportunities for collaborative arrangements
  • Developing strategies to enhance team performance
  • Generating a range of options when advising council
  • Selecting appropriate consultation strategies that encourage community involvement

Planning and organising

  • Planning and organising own work tasks
  • Planning and coordinating waste collection services
  • 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
  • Analysing information and data to support work objectives
  • Reviewing policies
  • Monitoring, assessing and evaluating trends which impact on council
  • Monitoring outputs against agreed performance expectations
  • Undertaking research

Self management

  • Monitoring own work and adjusting accordingly to meet agreed standards and expectations
  • Managing own work area
  • Identifying need for additional support to enhance own performance
  • Evaluating own response to situations of conflict and managing own emotions
  • Undertaking self-development opportunities where necessary

Learning

  • Attending relevant on and off-the-job training sessions
  • Taking responsibility for own learning
  • Contributing to learning in the workplace
  • Maintaining up-to-date knowledge of policies, procedures and legislation which impact council and individual performance

Technology

  • Using technology relevant to the job/role, which may include:
  • using office computers and software
  • manipulating graphics and models
  • using various media in the conduct of presentations
  • Adapting to the use of new technology as appropriate

Packaging Rules

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

Choose 12 elective units from the lists below, including:

  • 3 units from Group A
  • a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 9 units from Group B (Specialist Health and Environment)
  • up to 3 remaining elective units, at Certificate IV level, from Group B (Specialist General Elective) units, or  from elsewhere within this Training Package or  another endorsed Training Package or  Accredited Course

NOTE:

  • No more than 1 elective unit may be drawn from an AQF level below or above the AQF level of this qualification.
  • Only 3 Group A units 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. 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.
  • The inclusion of additional electives may need to be considered to meet the specific needs of a State or Territory.

Group A elective units 

LGACOM411A

Interpret and apply authority to act

LGACOMP025A

Manage a local government project

LGACOMP026A

Provide team leadership

LGACORE102B

Follow defined OHS policies and procedures

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

LGAEHRH403A

Operate waste transfer, collection station or landfill facility

LGAEHRH404A

Coordinate and support the delivery of health services

LGAEHRH405A

Conduct routine inspections of food premises

LGAEHRR301B

Monitor and control standards of accommodation

LGAEHRR302B

Monitor and control standards of public swimming pools

LGAEHRR401A

Conduct routine inspections of non-food premises

LGAEHRR504C

Implement public education programs to improve community compliance

LGAEHRW505B

Implement strategies to minimise the impact of waste on the environment

LGAREGS406A

Support programs to enforce compliance

MSL943002A

Participate in laboratory/field workplace safety

MSL972001A

Conduct routine site measurements

Group C  (Specialist General ) elective units 

LGACOM403B

Conduct public educational presentations

LGACOM404B

Establish cooperative arrangements with other organisations

LGACOM405B

Implement and monitor the organisation's OHS policies, procedures and programs within the work group or section

LGACOM407B

Manage finances within a budget

LGACOM501B

Develop and organise public education programs

LGACOM502B

Devise and conduct community consultations

LGACOM503B

Prepare a budget

LGACOM602B

Coordinate and facilitate a change process

LGACOM603B

Develop, implement and review policies and procedures

LGACOMP024A

Develop community relations

LGACORE501B

Provide quality and timely advice to council

LGACORE601B

Develop, implement and review operational plans

LGACORE602B

Promote and facilitate organisational performance

LGACORE603B

Represent council's role and value in the community

LGAGOVA410B

Monitor council procedures to ensure compliance with relevant legislation

LGAREGS402B

Provide evidence in court

NWP315B

Investigate and report breaches of water industry legislation

NWP429B

Coordinate, implement and report trade waste monitoring procedures

NWP430A

Evaluate, implement and monitor standard low-risk trade waste discharge approvals

NWP431A

Investigate, rectify and report on trade waste incidents