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LGA40708 Certificate IV in Local Government (Planning)

National ID: LGA40708 State ID: D349
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Enhance your skills and further your career in local government.

This qualification reflects the role of employees in Local Government who perform tasks involving a broad range of skilled applications including the requirement to evaluate and analyse current practices, develop new criteria and procedures for performing current practices, and provide leadership and guidance to others in the application and planning of these skills. 

You will gain the following skills:

  • Conduct public educational presentations
  • Establish co-operative arrangements with other organisations
  • Follow defined OHS policies and procedures
  • Represent Council's role and value in the community
  • Read and interpret plans and specifications
  • Prepare and present Geographic Information Systems data
  • Provide assistance in carrying out building inspections
  • Analyse the natural and built environment
  • Conduct initial assessments of minor planning applications
  • Support the planning application, notification and appeals process
  • Conduct site inspections to check accuracy of plan and application documentation, and
  • Provide evidence in court.
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA; or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate II or Certificate III

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

Job opportunities include:

  •  Administration Officer (within local government)
  • Project Administrator (within local government)
  • Planning Officer (within local government)

For more information about job and career pathways, visit JobOutlook(opens in a new tab)  or Jobs and Skills WA

Please note: This list is a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

We offer a range of further study opportunities, view our course list here. 

Study options and how to apply

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Available all year round, 2021

Northam - Self Paced External


Many of our courses offer flexible learning options that provide you with the opportunity to study WHENEVER and WHEREVER suits you.  Typically, flexible, and self-paced options are part-time and open for enrolment all year round, allowing you to start, enrol and study continuously. 

Once you enrol into your chosen units, you will have six (6) months from the date of your enrolment to complete your study.

Duration 6 Months
When Available all year round, 2021
Where Northam
How Self Paced External



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