Local Government

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.


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

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
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
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

Please note:
This course is delivered in Beechboro (Perth, Western Australia). 

Short course
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
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