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Qualification details

LGA50404 - Diploma of Local Government (Operational Works) (Release 2)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Deleted
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Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
DeletedDeleted from LGA04 Local Government Training Package09/Feb/2021
Supersedes LGA50401 - Diploma of Local Government (Operational Works)12/Aug/2009

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

Units of competency

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LGACOM404B - Establish cooperative arrangements with other organisationsEstablish cooperative arrangements with other organisationsElective
LGACOMP024A - Develop community relationsDevelop community relationsElective
LGAWORK502A - Prepare detailed works project documentationPrepare detailed works project documentationElective
LGACORE602B - Promote and facilitate organisational performancePromote and facilitate organisational performanceElective
LGAWORK503A - Undertake project investigationUndertake project investigationElective
LGACOM502B - Devise and conduct community consultationsDevise and conduct community consultationsElective
LGACOM501B - Develop and organise public education programsDevelop and organise public education programsElective
LGAWORK501A - Prepare preliminary design for operational worksPrepare preliminary design for operational worksElective
LGACORE105B - Work with others in local governmentWork with others in local governmentElective
LGACORE102B - Follow defined OHS policies and proceduresFollow defined OHS policies and proceduresElective
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 511112 Program Or Project Administrator 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3292-11 Project Or Program Administrator 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0803 Business And Management 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Local Government Operational Works 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Roads Maintenance Manager 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 511112 Program Or Project Administrator 02/Feb/2007 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3292-11 Project Or Program Administrator 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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TP version 

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LGA04 V3

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LGA04 V2.2

First release 2.2

Description

The Diploma of Local Government (Operational Works) 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 equipment/roles/techniques for themselves and others. They are required to develop site specific work instructions and practices to ensure the implementation of the site 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 to maximise the acceptance of preferred planning options
  • Managing stakeholder relationships using a range of communication techniques to assess needs and expectations. Consultation may involve participation in and facilitation of committees
  • Writing to suit audience needs which may include report writing and documenting 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 and outside council
  • Reading and interpreting a range of information relevant to job/role including data obtained through research and relevant legislation to determine impacts on council operations
  • Participation in the design and development of communications materials such as brochures and newsletters aimed at informing and educating others
  • Conducting presentations and information workshops for a range of audiences and modifying own language to suit audience needs
  • Negotiating effectively with others

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
  • Liaising with and deferring to specialists from outside the organisation as appropriate. These may include associations, consultants, police and other levels of government

Problem solving

  • Problem solving and conflict management
  • Analysing complaints, comments and observations
  • Solving problems by comparing identified problems against legislative requirements, codes of practice and community expectations
  • Engaging in effective problem solving based on research
  • Investigating disparities between data sets to ensure integrity of data being used

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, which include public transport facilities and other 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 including the use of computers and software such as geographic information systems data. The ability to access and various data including databases, spreadsheets, accounting packages, demographic data, census data
  • The ability to use data management tools, techniques or procedures
  • Adapting to the use of new technology as appropriate

Packaging Rules

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

Choose 13 elective units from the lists below, including:

  • 4 or more from Group A
  • 3 units from Group B (Specialist Operational Works)
  • 6 units from elsewhere within this Training Package or  any other endorsed Training Package or  Accredited Course

NOTE:

  • No more than 5 of the elective units may be imported.
  • 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 Operational Works ) elective units 

LGAWORK501A

Prepare preliminary design for operational works

LGAWORK502A

Prepare detailed works project documentation

LGAWORK503A

Undertake project investigation