Qualification details

LGA50104 - Diploma of Local Government Administration (Release 2)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
2 (this release)Current 11/Sep/2012
(View details for release 1) Replaced13/Aug/2009

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes LGA50100 - Diploma of Local Government (Governance and Administration) 12/Aug/2009

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
BSBSUS501A - Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainabilityDevelop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability Elective
LGACOM403B - Conduct public educational presentationsConduct public educational presentations Elective
LGACOM404B - Establish cooperative arrangements with other organisationsEstablish cooperative arrangements with other organisations Elective
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 section Elective
LGACOM407B - Manage finances within a budgetManage finances within a budget Elective
LGACOM501B - Develop and organise public education programsDevelop and organise public education programs Elective
LGACOM502B - Devise and conduct community consultationsDevise and conduct community consultations Elective
LGACOM503B - Prepare a budgetPrepare a budget Elective
LGACOM601A - Acquire and dispose of assetsAcquire and dispose of assets Elective
LGACOM602B - Coordinate and facilitate a change processCoordinate and facilitate a change process Elective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 511112 Program Or Project Administrator 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3292 Project And Program Administrators 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0803 Business And Management 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Human Resource Management,Property Management,Local Government Planning,Local Government Administration 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Electoral Office Supervisor,General Manager (Local Government),Customer Service Manager (Local Government),Cultural Development Manager,Community Development Coordinator,Asset Planner,Administration Manager (Local Government),Recreation Services Manager,Rates Officer 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 511112 Program Or Project Administrator 02/Feb/2007 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3292 Project And Program Administrators 24/May/2005 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0803 Business And Management 24/May/2005 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 13/Aug/2009 
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Modification History

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LGA04 V3

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LGA04 V2.2

First release 2.2

Description

The Diploma of Local Government Administration reflects the role of personnel working in Local Government who perform tasks involving a high level of autonomy and requiring the application of significant judgement in planning and determining the selection of resources/roles/techniques for themselves and others. They are required to develop specific practices to ensure the implementation of management systems, plans and policies. They demonstrate the application of a broad range of managerial, coordination and planning 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

  • Demonstrating clear open communication and consultation with the community and stakeholders and managing stakeholder relationships using a range of communication techniques to assess their needs and expectations. Consultation may involve participation in and facilitation of committees
  • Writing to suit audience needs which may include report writing and documenting marketing strategies in an acceptable format
  • Engaging in a range of high level communications which may include providing timely advice to council and staff
  • Networking within council to ensure dissemination of information and advice regarding changes to employment legislation
  • Reading and interpreting a range of information relevant to job/role which may include legislation and its impacts on council operations
  • Developing agreements with others in council to ensure consistency in interpretation and application of legislation
  • Presenting information to wide range of audiences and so being able to modify language to suit audience needs

Teamwork

  • Achievement of effective working relationships which demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively with people from diverse backgrounds and across all sections of the organisation
  • Liasing with and deferring to specialists from outside the organisation as appropriate. These may include associations, consultants and other levels of government
  • Providing team leadership, monitoring and supervising the performance of a team

Problem solving

  • Problem solving and conflict management
  • Identifying staff needs and obtaining required support

Initiative and enterprise

  • The ability to think and operate strategically including the ability to develop strategies which reflect business objectives and which are in line with council or departmental strategies
  • The ability to undertake business planning for a department or business unit, using strategic thinking and forward planning
  • Identifying and investigating opportunities for growth
  • Modifying existing systems and processes or introducing new processes to ensure ongoing evaluation of systems and processes

Planning and organising

  • Undertaking high level planning activities including scoping and developing departmental business plans
  • Undertaking research and analysis using a range of techniques, to support the development of business plans. The ability to source, collate and analyse statistical data, trends and patterns may be required
  • Conducting analysis of community needs, legislation and resources as part of the business planning process
  • Establishing measurable key performance indicators and targets with relevant parties, to assist in monitoring and managing departmental performance including customer satisfaction levels
  • Time management which involves ensuring planned marketing activities are scheduled within appropriate time frames and that schedules for implementing change are determined and amended as necessary
  • Analysing and evaluating a range of options in terms of their contribution to council objectives
  • Planning, resourcing, managing and evaluating projects. Resource management may include identifying relevant human and financial resources required and engaging in appropriate planning and control processes to achieve required resources

Self management

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

Learning

  • Contributing to the learning community at the workplace by ensuring that relevant information on departmental activities and performance are made available for future planning and that appropriate training for staff is provided in a timely manner
  • Engaging in activities which promote own on-going learning requirements which may include maintaining current knowledge of legislation and common law
  • Undertaking formal training when required
  • Accessing appropriate forms of informal training and development including attending relevant seminars, reading appropriate newsletters and participating in committees

Technology

  • Using technology relevant to the job/role which may include the use of computers and other relevant office technology
  • Adapting to the use of new technology as appropriate

Packaging Rules

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

Choose 10 elective units from the lists below, including:

  • 4 or more units from Group A
  • 4 or more units from Group B (Specialist Local Government Administration)
  • Up to 2 elective 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 

LGACORE102B

Follow defined OHS policies and procedures

LGACORE104B

Work effectively in local government

LGACORE105B

Work with others in local government

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

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

LGAGOVA410B

Monitor council procedures to ensure compliance with relevant legislation

LGACOMP024A

Develop community relations

LGACOMP025A

Manage a local government project

LGACOMP026A

Provide team leadership

Group B  (Specialist Local Government Administration ) elective units 

LGACOM601A

Acquire and dispose of assets

LGADMIN525A

Undertake business planning

LGADMIN526A

Coordinate policy development

LGADMIN527A

Manage policy development

LGADMIN528A

Provide advocacy and representation

LGADMIN529A

Manage finances

LGAGOVA501B

Contribute to advice to council on legislation

LGAGOVA502B

Develop a marketing strategy

LGAGOVA503A

Implement recruitment systems

LGAGOVA504A

Prepare a council for elections

LGAGOVA506B

Conduct council elections

LGAGOVA507A

Provide advice to council on human resources policies and procedures

LGAGOVA508A

Recommend rates and charges

LGAGOVA602B

Manage the recording and updating of data on council's assets

LGAGOVA603B

Develop a risk management strategy for council assets

LGAGOVA605A

Develop an asset management strategy for the council

LGAGOVA606B

Develop and maintain a community cultural plan

LGAGOVA607A

Develop, implement and monitor a programmed maintenance system of council's assets

LGAGOVA608A

Establish an annual budget that supports council's management and operational plans

LGAGOVA609A

Establish, maintain and evaluate the organisation's OHS system

LGAGOVA610B

Implement computerised asset management systems

LGAGOVA611B

Implement disciplinary and termination procedures

LGAGOVA612B

Implement employee performance management systems

LGAGOVA613B

Measure cost of providing and maintaining council's assets

LGAGOVA614B

Monitor and maintain quality of asset management system

LGAGOVA615A

Provide information on asset management programs and practices

LGAGOVA616A

Provide property asset management services

LGAGOVA617A

Report on assets in accordance with statutory and public reporting requirements

LGAGOVA618A

Resolve valuation and property services disputes

BSBSUS501A

Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

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