Local Government courses that have been designed to meet those needs of all Local Government employees – Administration Staff, Management Staff and all levels of Operational Works Staff.
You will find qualifications to suit all divisions of Council eg. Rates, Community Services, Human Resources, Operational Works – parks, roads, recycling…
View the ‘Qualification Recommended’ tab and select a program to suit you. All courses can be completed Online. You can enrol and begin this week!
Certificate IV in Local Government (Operational Works)
Yes. Working for Local Government is often seen as a secure job. It is usually local to where you live so you don’t have far to travel.
If you are wishing to advance your career and get Promotions, then there are often higher level jobs coming available. Many of our students have gained higher level jobs within their own Council. Other students have gained higher level jobs in neighboring councils or even in different states.
Council often like to see that you have 3 types of qualifications:
1. an industry specific qualification eg parks and gardens
2. a position level qualification eg Certificate IV or Diploma in project management or management and
3. a Local Government qualification eg Certificate IV or Diploma in Local Government.
If you have experience as well as these qualifications, this will help you to be certainly noticed and stand out from others.
Often jobs within council are just offered internally, so it may be a case of just getting your foot in the door, take whatever job you can get and then keep applying for jobs as they come up.
If you don’t currently work for council, you can still complete the Diploma of Local Government with us.
These practical qualifications are suitable for Council staff at all levels, including Administrators, Supervisors and Managers. They can be completed with the flexibility of online or through in-house training for groups of people.
Many of our students have gained higher level jobs within their own Council. Other students have gained higher level jobs in neighboring councils or even in different states.
A Local Government qualification from Global Training Institute is recognised Australia-wide, and is highly regarded internationally.
Global Training Institute‘s trainers are hands-on with a wealth of business and management work experience. Through interaction with many different Councils they bring you, your management and staff, fresh concepts and practical strategies that can be applied immediately to current work situations.
“I found each unit of the training was beneficial, the whole training provided the potential to advance in my career within and outside of Councils. I believe the managers in local government would benefit from this course. I found the support processes were extremely helpful and the adaptability of the training staff to cater for my needs while holding a full time job were well done.”
“I think the course was an accurate reflection on what I’ve been doing for the last 6 years and confirmed the policies and processes relating to the workforce/workplace were relevant. The GTI staff and trainers have been very supportive and always available to assist, guide, advise when asked. I would very much recommend the training to others as a method of formally recognizing what they already do and to qualify them for future employment at a higher level.”
“Excellent course and top Trainer – very useful. Everything was at an excellent level. The Diploma of Local Government Operation Works/Management has a lot to do with our work very relevant and useful to work. This means it is useful to me personally and to our Council. I now have more practical management skills to use for my work.”
Amjad Maaya – Supervisor, Liverpool City Council
“Hi Anne, just letting you know I was successful with my application for the Works Overseer Position that was advertised at Burdekin Shire Council. I am starting the new job next Monday. I am sure it was the Diploma’s that got me across the line, thanks to Shane and yourself.”
Course Subsidy, Funding, and Payment Options
Funded Training for Local Government employees is available in: NSW: all Local Government qualifications – for both Operational Works and other divisions QLD: civil construction training under Construction Skills Qld Funding
All States: +45 Skills Checkpoint funding – $2000 subsidy for all over 45’s
Payment plans: interest free for all Councils and individuals (100% tax deductible). VET Student Loans: available for other qualifications that we combine with our local government qualifications – so that there is minimal cash payments needed.
To find out more details, to see if we have places available and if you are eligible, give us a call to discuss or go to our Funding Options.
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