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Every member of the community plays a role to make it a better, welcoming place to be. But if you’re after a more active role in ensuring better community outcomes, working within the local government can be a highly rewarding career for you. Taking on a local government training course will give you the opportunity to learn a broad range of skills, which can include the evaluation and analysis of current practices, as well as providing leadership and guidance and developing new criteria and procedures for current practices.

As one of the leading providers in local government training in Australia, you’ll have access to world-class training that equips you with skills to provide services in a range of positions.

Within our local government courses, you’ll learn to produce communication materials and handle complaints, coordinate tasks and processes, and complete work using time management and problem-solving skills. You’ll also learn to participate in policy development, monitor areas under Council jurisdiction, and participate in environmentally sustainable work practices. You can develop skills in facilitating public educational presentations, support planning applications, notification, and appeals processes, and provide evidence in court, too. You’ll also be able to undertake traineeships so that you can work towards your qualification while you’re employed. This is an excellent way to become more involved within the local community that you wish to work in, too!

After graduation from our local government training courses WA, our students have acquired positions such as:

  • rangers,
  • town planning assistants,
  • and administration officers.

A career in local government is a meaningful and rewarding pathway, helping you work within your community for positive outcomes.

 

Local Government Courses

National ID: O9526P
State ID: O9526P
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Dog Handling and Equipment

Learn to handle dogs safely in your job role.

Suitable for those in a Local Government or similar role who are required from time to time to capture and handle a range of dogs, including aggressive dogs.  Participants usually include Security Officers, Works Crew Members, Pound Officers.

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On campus

Help ensure the safety of yourself and others when handling canines.

This short course is suitable for those working in Local Government or similar role who are required from time to time to capture and handle a range of dogs, including aggressive dogs.  Course participants usually include Security Officers, Works Crew Members, Pound Officers.

You'll learn to understand dog behaviour and read body language to make safe decisions. You'll also gain practical skills using international standard techniques on equipment such as slip leads, snappy snare and various dog poles.

All participants will receive a 6ft slip lead to use during the practical exercises and keep afterwards.

Short course
National ID: O9502P
State ID: O9502P
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Dog and Cat Management Control

Your passion for pets could be your perfect career.

If you love cats and dogs and are passionate about keeping them safe, this short course is for you. Learn practical skills in animal safety, comfort, management and more.

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Learn to care for our four legged friends.

This short course is suitable if you work as a Local Government Ranger, Animal Control Officer, or as an Animal Management Facility Operators. It will also benefit those in allied fields such as Animal Welfare Inspectors, or those wishing to enter these fields.

You'll learn how to understand and interpret dog and cat body language and behaviour to be able to make safe handling decisions.

Expand on your knowledge about the Local Government Regulatory Services environment and gain the required skills to operate successfully within it.  As part of the course you'll gain hands-on experience in industry environments such as a leading Local Government Animal Management Facility and the Cat Haven.

This course includes hands-on practical training including how to use a variety of microchip scanners, learning new and effective slip lead techniques, a range of capture equipment and techniques for both cats and dogs, and more about the effective use of dog poles. 

Sessions include presentations from industry experts in related fields, including a qualified and highly experienced veterinarian. You'll meet and handle Princess and Fin.

Most importanlty we'll discuss the relevant legislation at an industry operator’s level including real scenarios, issues and solutions.

Short course
National ID: O9503P
State ID: O9503P
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Firearms Handling and Safety

Take the uncertainty out of firearm handling.

Ensure the safety of yourself and others with this 2-day short course covering firearm legislation, safe handling, terminology, storage, transport and other essential information.

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Learn how to safely and accurately handle firearms. 

In this short course you will spend one day in the classroom and another day out on a firing range. You will learn the underpinning theory and legislation that covers the safe handling and operation of a firearm. For the practical part of this course completed at an outdoor firing range,  you will perform a range of exercises to improve your experience and skills in using a firearms.

A basic introduction to the firearms industry, this course covers the skills and knowledge essential to firearms legislation, firearms in the community, licensing requirements, safe handling, firearms terminology, safe storage and transport, as well as additional information which is essential to all shooters.

Short course
National ID: O9506P
State ID: O9506P
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Livestock Management and Control Short Course

Prepare the pastures that feed the nation.

The essential skills you'll learn in this short course will set you up to work with animals on the land. Learn how to understand their behaviours, safe handling, transportation and more.

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Identify and manage cattle, sheep, horses and goats.

You will gain the skills and knowledge to understand and manage cattle, sheep, horses and goats which includes learning about their behavioural characteristics, welfare requirements, handling and transportation. 

You'll gain skills in:

  • Understanding the basic behaviour of livestock
  • Understanding their welfare requirements, low stress handling and transportation
  • Using safe work practices
  • Handle, gather and move large animals
  • Assessing the condition of livestock
  • Relocating large animals
  • Completing relevant documentation
  • Complying with legal and legislative requirements 
Short course
National ID: LGA30104
State ID: C742
Industry Education and Community Services

Certificate III in Local Government

Every local government needs local staff.

Learn to work sustainably and for the benefit of the entire community in this wide-ranging and rewarding course. You'll learn skills in policy development, communication, legislation enforcement and more.

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Online

Enhance your skills and 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 and other services, produce communication materials and handle complaints. Students will learn how to coordinate a range of tasks and processes, to prepare materials in accordance with Council protocols 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 in Local Government and work with others in Local Government
  • Access learning and career development opportunities, and
  • Participate in environmentally sustainable work practices.
Certificate III
National ID: LGA40708
State ID: D349
Industry Education and Community Services

Certificate IV in Local Government (Planning)

The best plan for a career in community enhancement.

Work in a planning role in local government and be part of decisions that will improve your community for generations to come.

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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.
Certificate IV
National ID: LGA40504
State ID: C756
Industry Education and Community Services

Certificate IV in Local Government (Regulatory Services)

Ready to lead? Your community needs you.

Manage projects, prepare budgets, provide leadership and more while you refine your communication and negotiation skills in a field where your choices have the power to improve your community.

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Online

Enhance your skills and further your career in local government.

The Certificate IV in Local Government (Regulatory Services) reflects the role of employees in Local Government who perform 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 some leadership and guidance to others in the application and planning of the skills. Graduates will gain the skills and knowledge to operate effectively in the regulatory service roles within local Government, including Rangers and Parking Officers.

You will gain the following skills:

  • Manage a Local Government project
  • Conduct public educational presentations
  • Establish co-operative arrangements with other organisations
  • Manage finances within a budget
  • Follow defined OHS policies and procedures
  • Work effectively in Local Government
  • Work with others in Local Government
  • Represent Council's role and value in the community
  • Represent Council at legal proceedings
  • Develop community relations
  • Monitor areas under council jurisdiction
  • Operate council pound facilities
  • Provide evidence in court
  • Undertake appointed animal control duties
  • Prepare a budget
  • Provide team leadership, and
  • Follow defined OHS policy and procedures.
Certificate IV
National ID: LGA50104
State ID: C745
Industry Education and Community Services

Diploma of Local Government Administration

Master skills in administration where it matters.

Graduates of this course can embark on a career in local government where they'll be sought after for their excellent planning, public relations, relationship management, leadership and planning skills.

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Online

Your career in local government has the opportunity to change your community for the better.

This qualification will provides individuals with the practical skills and knowledge to perform tasks involving a high level of autonomy and requiring the application of significant judgement in planning and determining the selection of equipment, roles and 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.

While studying the Diploma of Local Government Administration, you may gain the following skills:

  • Provide team leadership
  • Undertake business planning
  • Develop a marketing strategy
  • Develop and maintain a community cultural plan
  • Implement employee performance management systems
  • Conduct public educational presentations
  • Establish co-operative arrangements with other organisations
  • Represent Council's role and value in the community.
Diploma
National ID: O9515P
State ID: O9515P
Industry Education and Community Services

Regulatory Officer Compliance Skills (ROCS) 1

Know the rules, better your community.

This short course is designed to address the needs of a range of officers for whom ensuring compliance with local government legislation, regulations and by-laws is central to their role.

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Support your community and workplace with your knowledge.

This course meets the generic requirements for compliance management in specialised council work areas, such as environmental health and planning. Individual councils may apply different levels and types of regulatory authority to specific job roles associated with this skill set. This skill set is not designed to provide detailed technical and specific knowledge in, for example, building inspection, animal control, parking management or environmental health. 

You will gain the underpinning knowledge and skills in the complex areas of:

  • compliance monitoring and investigation
  • negotiation skills
  • communication skills
  • conflict resolution
  • community education
Short course
National ID: O9758P
State ID: O9758P
Industry Education and Community Services

Regulatory Officer Compliance Skills (ROCS) 1 Conversion

Enforce, identify, protect.

This short course is for Rangers and Compliance Officers who want to convert their existing Municipal Law Enforcement A certificate to the Regulatory Officer Compliance Skills 1 certificate.

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Online

Convert your qualification and improve your employability.

This short course is for Rangers currently employed in Local Government who hold the Municipal Law Enforcement A and B certificates and wish to upgrade to the Regulatory Officer Compliance Skills (ROCS) certificate.

Topics covered in this workshop include:

  • Interpretation Act 1984 and the key governing factors that have an impact on Ranger legislation
  • A refresher on interpreting existing legislation
  • Addressing updated legislation 
  • Discussions on industry trends, practices and key issues
Short course
National ID: O9759P
State ID: O9759P
Industry Education and Community Services

Regulatory Officer Compliance Skills (ROCS) 2 Conversion

Enforce, identify, protect.

This short course is for Rangers and Compliance Officers who wish to convert their existing Municipal Law Enforcement B certificate to the Regulatory Officer Compliance Skills 2 certificate. 

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Online

Convert your qualification and improve your employability.

This short course is designed specifically for Rangers currently employed in Local Government who hold the Municipal Law Enforcement A and B certificates and wish to upgrade to the Regulatory Officer Compliance Skills (ROCS) certification. 

Topics covered in this workshop include:

  • A refresher on interpreting existing legislation
  • Addressing updated legislation 
  • Discussions on industry trends, practices and key issues
Short course
State ID: KAC24
Industry Education and Community Services

Regulatory Officer Compliance Skills (ROCS) 2 Skills Set

This course is for those that have completed the Regulatory Officer Compliance (ROCS) 1 workshop and are wanting to further develop their skills and knowledge.

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On campus

This course is for those that have completed the Regulatory Officer Compliance (ROCS) 1 workshop and are wanting to further develop their skills and knowledge. Students will complete two separate workshops over four days. 

Parking Controls (2 Days) 

Students will perform parking controls and parking meter maintenance duties. 

Investigate Alleged Breaches (2 Days) 

Students will learn how to actively take witness statements and produce written reports detailing the investigation techniques used to obtain evidence. 

Skill set
National ID: O9761P
State ID: O9761P
Industry Education and Community Services

Reptile Handling and Capture Short Course

Snakes, turtles and lizards - just another day at the office.

Be prepared for and educated about reptilian encounters in any environment. The application of the skills learnt in this short course can be applied at home, at the workplace, and beyond.

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Learn how to capture and handle reptiles safely.

This one day workshop will provide the participant with the skills and knowledge to:

  • Describe the basic behaviour of reptiles and safe handling
  • Correct methods of transporting reptiles
  • The legal requirements of capturing and handling reptiles
  • Understanding symptoms and signs of snake bite
  • Demonstrate first aid management of a person who has been bitten by a snake
Short course
National ID: O9505P
State ID: O9505P
Industry Agriculture, Animals, Science and the Environment

Wildlife Care and Handling

Learn how to handle wildlife safely.

If you love to care for wildlife or a required to handle wildlife in your job role, this short course is for you.

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On campus

Learn how to handle wildlife safely.

In this short course you'll gain the skills and knowledge to identify requirements for caring for sick, injured or orphaned wildlife. You'll learn how to safely capture and handle native wildlife whilst still maintaining personal safety and hygiene standards.

As part of your training you learn how to assess the condition of captured wildlife, how to use secure and humane methods to transport them. The course also covers important topics such as complying with legal requirements of capturing and handling wildlife and safety practices. 

Short course
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