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Qualification details

LGA50508 - Diploma of Local Government (Planning) (Release 2)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Current
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Supersedes and is equivalent to LGA50504 - Diploma of Local Government (Planning) 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
CPCCSV5001A - Assess the construction of domestic scale buildingsAssess the construction of domestic scale buildingsElective
CPCCSV5004A - Apply legislation to urban development and building controlsApply legislation to urban development and building controlsElective
CPCCSV5008A - Apply building control legislation to building surveyingApply building control legislation to building surveyingElective
CPCCSV5011A - Apply building codes and standards to residential buildingsApply building codes and standards to residential buildingsElective
CPCCSV5012A - Assess timber-framed designs for one and two storey buildingsAssess timber-framed designs for one and two storey buildingsElective
CPCCSV5014A - Apply building surveying procedures to residential buildingsApply building surveying procedures to residential buildingsElective
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
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 232611 Urban And Regional Planner 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 329 Miscellaneous Business And Administration Associate Professionals 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0401 Architecture And Urban Environment 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Local Government Planning 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Planning Officer (Local Government),Assistant Transportation Planner 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 232611 Urban And Regional Planner 13/Aug/2009 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 329 Miscellaneous Business And Administration Associate Professionals 13/Aug/2009 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0401 Architecture And Urban Environment 13/Aug/2009 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 13/Aug/2009 
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Description

The Diploma of Local Government (Planning) reflects the role of personnel working in local government who perform tasks involving a high level of autonomy, requiring the application of significant judgement in planning and determining the selection of resources, roles and techniques for themselves and others. At the Diploma level, personnel 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, technical 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
  • 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 impact on council operations
  • Participating 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

  • Achieving effective working relationships which demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively with people from diverse backgrounds and all sections of the organisation
  • Liaising with and deferring to specialists from outside the organisation as appropriate, including 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 to 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

  • Thinking and operating strategically, including the ability to develop strategies which reflect business objectives that are in line with council or departmental strategies
  • Undertaking 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; sourcing, collating and analysing statistical data, trends and patterns may be required
  • Analysing 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 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, including public transport facilities and other projects
  • Resource management which 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 workplace learning community by ensuring that relevant information on departmental activities and performance is made available for future planning and that appropriate training for staff is provided in a timely manner
  • Engaging in activities that promote own ongoing 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 computers and software such as geographic information systems data
  • Accessing various data, including databases, spreadsheets, accounting packages, demographic data and census data
  • Using data management tools, techniques and procedures
  • 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:

  • 3 or more from Group A
  • a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 7 units from Group B (Specialist Planning)
  • up to 2 elective units from Group C (General Elective) 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.
  • 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 common 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.
  • The inclusion of additional electives may need to be considered to meet the specific needs of a State or Territory.
  • Registered Training Organisations: please note that if the training is being developed to meet building and surveying licensing arrangements, then the specific state or territory licensing arrangements must be adhered to when packaging elective units and skill sets.

Group A elective units 

LGACOM411A

Interpret and apply authority to act

LGACOMP024A

Develop community relations

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

LGAGOVA410B

Monitor council procedures to ensure compliance with relevant legislation

Group B  (Specialist Planning ) elective units 

LGAPLAN511A

Manage council's development assessment system

LGAPLAN512A

Integrate land use and transport planning

LGAPLEM501A

Achieve an efficient and sustainable use of natural resources

LGAPLEM503B

Conserve and re-establish natural systems

LGAPLEM504A

Develop strategies and approaches to minimise environmental pollution

LGAPLEM506A

Improve community knowledge and skills in environmental management practices

LGAPLEM507A

Maintain spatial database

LGAPLEM508A

Manipulate and analyse data within geographic information systems

LGAPLEM509A

Plan facilities for the users of public transport

LGAPLEM510A

Plan for the safe movement of cyclists

LGAPLEM511A

Plan for the safe movement of pedestrians

LGAPLEM512A

Provide geographic information systems data

LGAPLEM513A

Conduct planning scheme research

LGAPLEM603B

Coordinate information gathering and geographic information systems development in council

LGAPLEM610A

Manage data within council's geographic information system

Group C  (General Elective ) 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

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

LGALAND501A

Identify environmental assets and prioritise environmental issues

LGALAND502A

Identify native title issues relevant to local government context and functions

CPCCSV5001A

Assess the construction of domestic scale buildings

CPCCSV5004A

Apply legislation to urban development and building controls

CPCCSV5008A

Apply building control legislation to building surveying

CPCCSV5011A

Apply building codes and standards to residential buildings

CPCCSV5012A

Assess timber framed designs for one and two storey buildings

CPCCSV5014A

Apply building surveying procedures to residential buildings