Qualification details

LGA50604 - Diploma of Local Government (Regulatory Services) (Release 2)


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DeletedDeleted from LGA04 Local Government Training Package09/Feb/2021
Supersedes LGA50300 - Diploma of Local Government (Environmental Health and regulation)12/Aug/2009

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 organisationsDeletedElective
LGACPRV502A - Design a crime prevention initiativeDesign a crime prevention initiativeDeletedElective
LGACOMP024A - Develop community relationsDevelop community relationsDeletedElective
LGACORE602B - Promote and facilitate organisational performancePromote and facilitate organisational performanceDeletedElective
LGACOM502B - Devise and conduct community consultationsDevise and conduct community consultationsSupersededElective
LGACOM501B - Develop and organise public education programsDevelop and organise public education programsSupersededElective
LGACORE105B - Work with others in local governmentWork with others in local governmentSupersededElective
LGACORE102B - Follow defined OHS policies and proceduresFollow defined OHS policies and proceduresDeletedElective
LGACORE603B - Represent council's role and value in the communityRepresent council's role and value in the communitySupersededElective
LGACOMP025A - Manage a local government projectManage a local government projectDeletedElective
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 512000 Office And Practice Managers 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 329 Miscellaneous Business And Administration Associate Professionals 
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 Regulation 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Compliance Manager (Local Government) 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 512000 Office And Practice Managers 02/Feb/2007 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 329 Miscellaneous Business And Administration Associate Professionals 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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The Diploma of Local Government (Regulatory Services) 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 :


  • Demonstrating clear open communication and consultation with the community and stakeholders in culturally appropriate ways.
  • Managing stakeholder relationships using a range of communication techniques to assess their needs and expectations. Consultation may involve participation in and facilitation of committees and aims to promote inclusion of all groups
  • Writing to suit audience needs which may include report writing
  • Engaging in a range of high level communications which may include providing timely advice to council and staff
  • 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 modifying language to suit audience needs


  • Achievement of effective working relationships which demonstrate an ability to work collaboratively with people from diverse backgrounds and across all sections of the organisation and the community
  • Working in a manner which is inclusive of all perspectives and which respects cultural and other differences
  • Liaising 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 formulate a range of potential options that may act as a basis for the development of crime prevention initiatives within community groups and geographic areas
  • The ability to develop innovative responses to complex issues
  • The ability to foresee the need for and implement control measures that reduce risk
  • 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
  • The ability to engage in critical and analytical thinking at a high level

Planning and organising

  • Undertaking high level planning activities including developing departmental budgets
  • Undertaking relevant research and analysis using a range of techniques, to support the development of budgets and the development of crime prevention initiatives. The ability to collect, collate, analyse and synthesise relevant statistical data, trends and patterns is required
  • Conducting analysis of crime and public safety issues in order to establish their scope and parameters
  • Establishing measurable key performance indicators and targets with relevant parties, to assist in monitoring and managing departmental performance
  • 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


  • 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


  • 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 Regulatory Services) that support community-based crime prevention
  • up to 2 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 


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


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


Monitor council procedures to ensure compliance with relevant legislation


Develop community relations


Manage a local government project


Provide team leadership

Group B  (Specialist Regulatory Services ) elective units 


Assess crime prevention needs within community groups or geographic areas


Design a crime prevention initiative


Manage and evaluate crime prevention initiatives


Build the capacity of individuals, organisations and communities to support crime prevention


Promote evidence-based approaches to support crime prevention initiatives


Support the mainstreaming of crime prevention principles and practices