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“How to Stand Out From the Crowd”
Job Application Kit

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View the range of Local Government Qualifications by clicking on the button and downloading the Course Options Flyer.

Get the Local Government Course Options

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

Certificate IV in Local Government (Operational Works)

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Certificate IV in Leadership and Management

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Certificate IV in Civil Construction Supervision

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Diploma

Diploma of Local Government

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Diploma of Local Government (Operational Works)

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Diploma of Civil Construction Management

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Diploma of Leadership and Management

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Diploma of Human Resources Management

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Diploma of Project Management

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Diploma of Business Administration

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Advanced Diploma

Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management

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Advanced Diploma of Business

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Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction

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Council Staff

All Divisions – Human Resources, Customer Contact, Corporate Services, Finance…

Administration Staff
Qualification Recommended:

Team Leader
General Roles: Supervise less than 5 workers
Qualification Recommended:

Supervisor
General Roles: Oversees or supervise more than 5 staff
Qualification Recommended:

Manager
Qualification Recommended:

Department Directors/General Manager
Qualification Recommended:

Operational Works Staff

Construction, Roads, Parks, Asset Services, Water, Safety, Mechanical, Maintenance, Civil Works, Sewerage, Electrical, Infrastructure, Environment, Waste Management/ Recycling…

Leading Hand/Team Leader

General Roles: Lead a gang/team of under 5 workers
Qualification Recommended:

Supervisor
General Roles:
Oversees or supervise more than 5 staff
Qualification Recommended:

Coordinators/ Manager
Qualification Recommended:

Operational Project Manager
Qualification Recommended:

Department Directors/General Manager
Qualification Recommended:

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.

Usually YES. Check the award or agreement for your chosen Council.  Usually you get paid more for having qualifications –  industry specific and Local Government qualifications.

Usually YES. Just give us a call to organise.
We offer individual programs for your council.
Short courses or full qualification training is available.

training your staff will boost their productivity and help them to achieve their career goals.
Contact us for more information regarding Local Government courses.

Local Government Careers

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.

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Here’s what our students say about our courses…

“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.”
John Casey
“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.”
Gary Shakespeare
“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.”
Robert Potter

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.

Any Questions?

Please complete the form below, and one of our Course Advisors will be in touch.