Qualification details

LGA40404 - Certificate IV in Local Government (Operational Works) (Release 2)


Usage recommendation:
Supersedes LGA40301 - Certificate IV in Local Government (Operational Works) 12/Aug/2009

Release Status:
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
LGACOM401A - Administer contractsAdminister contractsElective
LGACOM402A - Arrange contractsArrange contractsElective
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
LGACOM406A - Investigate alleged breaches of legislation and prepare documentationInvestigate alleged breaches of legislation and prepare documentationElective
LGACOM407B - Manage finances within a budgetManage finances within a budgetElective
LGACOM409A - Prepare tender documentationPrepare tender documentationElective
LGACOM501B - Develop and organise public education programsDevelop and organise public education programsElective
LGACOM502B - Devise and conduct community consultationsDevise and conduct community consultationsElective
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 511112 Program Or Project Administrator 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3992-11 Safety Inspector 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0309 Civil Engineering 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Local Government Operational Works,Environmental Protection 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Plant and Equipment Coordinator (Local Government),Outdoor Works Supervisor (Local Government),Roads Maintenance Team Leader 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 511112 Program Or Project Administrator 02/Feb/2007 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3992-11 Safety Inspector 24/May/2005 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0309 Civil Engineering 24/May/2005 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 13/Aug/2009 
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The Certificate IV in Local Government (Operational Works) reflects the role of employees in Local Government who perform tasks involving a broad range of varied activities most of which are complex and non-routine. They are responsible for applying work instructions and practices to ensure the quantity and quality of the output of others and contribute to the development of technical solutions to non-routine problems.

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 and requests for information
  • Using clear verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Reading and interpreting a range of information relevant to job/role which may include interpreting plans, charts, maps, databases and specifications
  • Writing to suit audience needs which includes preparing tender documentation, reports and other relevant documentation to support works projects
  • Maintaining records which are clear, accurate and legible
  • Sharing knowledge with and information to others
  • Participating in consultations with clients and stakeholders
  • Communicating the need for support
  • Negotiating effectively
  • Establishing and maintaining consultative processes
  • Developing and maintaining effective relations with the community


  • Establishing a workforce with required numbers and skills
  • Working cohesively with others
  • Liaising with relevant personnel and relevant agencies
  • Understanding the roles of team members and referring tasks to others where appropriate
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Engaging and working with specialist advisors
  • Supervising and leading a team performing roadworks

Problem solving

  • Resolving work related problems
  • Establishing contingency plans and responding to contingencies to ensure delays in completing projects are responded to as early as possible
  • Forming and testing assumptions in an effort to resolve problems
  • Implementing conflict resolution strategies
  • Anticipating and responding to potential sources of conflict
  • Determining breaches in compliance and rectifying causes
  • Calculating quantities of materials and resources

Initiative and enterprise

  • Identifying the need to refer tasks which fall outside scope of job/role to others
  • Being proactive
  • Identifying sources of information and using them effectively
  • Adjusting quickly to changing situations
  • Identifying opportunities not obvious to others
  • Developing strategies to enhance effective community relations
  • Generating a range of options when advising council
  • Ability to work under pressure and within time constraints

Planning and organising

  • Preparing feasibility plans under supervision
  • Participating in continuous improvement and planning processes
  • Planning and organising own work tasks and works maintenance schedules
  • Developing plans for works that are within allocated budgets, council policy, relevant management plans and which comply with structural design standards
  • Planning roadworks
  • Time management
  • Participating in priority and goal setting
  • Gathering and organising information, resources and materials in order to complete set tasks
  • Organising schedules to ensure work is completed on time
  • Coordinating tasks and processes
  • Analysing information and data to support work objectives
  • Reviewing policies
  • Monitoring, assessing and evaluating trends which impact on council
  • Undertaking relevant research and evaluation

Self management

  • Monitoring own work and adjusting accordingly to meet agreed standards and expectations
  • Managing own work area
  • Undertaking self-development opportunities where necessary


  • 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
  • Obtaining feedback to identify ways to improve ongoing activities


  • Using technology relevant to the job/role which may include using office technology to update asset management system, drawing up project plans using Gantt charts and PERT charts
  • Adapting to the use of new technology as appropriate

Packaging Rules

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

Choose 17 elective units from the lists below, including:

  • 4 or more units from Group A
  • 5 or more units from Group B (Specialist Operational Works) units
  • 8 units 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.

Group A elective units 


Conduct public educational presentations


Establish cooperative arrangements with other organisations


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


Manage finances within a budget


Develop and organise public education programs


Devise and conduct community consultations


Prepare a budget


Coordinate and facilitate a change process


Develop, implement and review policies and procedures


Develop community relations


Manage a local government project


Provide team leadership


Follow defined OHS policies and procedures


Work effectively in local government


Work with others in local government


Provide quality and timely advice to council


Develop, implement and review operational plans


Promote and facilitate organisational performance


Represent council's role and value in the community


Monitor council procedures to ensure compliance with relevant legislation

Group B  (Specialist Operational Works ) elective units 


Administer contracts


Arrange contracts


Investigate alleged breaches of legislation and prepare documentation


Prepare tender documentation


Develop works maintenance schedule


Prepare for operational works


Manage civil plant and resources


Manage a civil works project


Plan and supervise roadworks


Supervise concrete works