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LGA30104 Certificate III in Local Government

National ID: LGA30104 | State ID: C742

Enhance your skills! Further your career!

A Certificate III in Local Government is designed to further develop practical skills and knowledge to undertake a broad range of administrative, clerical and technical tasks in local government. You will gain the skills and knowledge required to assist with enquiries regarding rates and other services, produce marketing materials, handle complaints, comply with legislation and assess domestic building applications. Students will learn how to coordinate a range of tasks and processes, to prepare materials in accordance with Council protocols that are to be used in presentations and ensure suitable locations for presentations are booked as well as important communication, time management and problem solving skills necessary to fulfil the role.

You will gain the following skills:

  • Apply conflict resolution strategies
  • Implement effective communication techniques
  • Provide service to local government customers
  • Participate in policy development
  • Monitor areas under Council jurisdiction
  • Implement parking controls
  • Enforce legislation to achieve compliance
  • Work effectively and work effectively with others in Local Government
  • Access learning and career development opportunities, and
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices.
Our Focus on Flexible Options

Many of our courses offer flexible learning options that provide you with the opportunity to study whenever and wherever suits you.  Flexible options can include online learning, workplace assessment, recognition of prior learning and correspondence type programs that can sometimes be supplemented by block or focussed delivery.

We strive to offer a mix of flexible options that suit your needs.  Typically flexible learning options are open for enrolment all year round, allowing you to start any time and complete within 6 months of your start date.  Choose the right amount of units for you to study at any given time. 

Our Self Paced External courses can be accessed anywhere and anytime, regardless of your geographical location! 

Entrance Requirements

Work placement

Important information

Job opportunities

Study pathway

How to apply

Entrance Requirements
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II
Work placement

A Work Placement must be undertaken as part of this course.

Important information

Additional Resources

Learners will be required to provide additional resources for this course. Details are provided in the Pre-Enrolment Information Pack.


Courses at Central Regional TAFE are delivered subject to resources and demand. For the latest information, check with the appropriate campus, as course availability may be subject to review and change.

Job opportunities

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to gain administrative and clerical positions within local governments or gain a traineeship in local government. You will need to be employed and registered as a trainee before you can commence traineeship training.

Study pathway

Further study opportunities

Central Regional TAFE has many further study opportunities available. Check out our Course Guide for all your future study options. 

How to apply
On Campus (Full-Time or Part-Time)
 Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.  
Flexible and Other Study Types 
We take applications for many of our flexible courses all year round.  Visit the Apply and Enrol page and use our Applicant Portal to lodge your application anytime. 
Apprenticeships and Traineeships 
For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study. Find out more here.
International Students 
International students please visit www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au Opens in a new window 

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Available all year round, 2019

Northam Campus - Self Paced External


Fees and charges


Duration 6 month/s
When Available all year round
Where Northam Campus
How External mode
Flexible delivery
Online delivery
Register now
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Course enquiry

Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Page last updated May 29, 2019