Certificate III in Local Government (Operational Works)

The Certificate III in Local Government (Operational Works) reflects the role of employees in Local Government who perform tasks involving a broad range of skilled applications applied in a wide variety of contexts, which may involve application of some discretion and judgement in selecting equipment, services or contingency measures as well as working within known time constraints.


17 units of competency are required for the award of this qualification:

1 core unit

16 elective units

Select 16 elective units from the lists below, including:

4 or more units from Group A

NOTE: Unit add topic LGACORE104B is RECOMMENDED to be included in the selection if it has not already been previously undertaken.

4 or more elective units from Group B (Specialist Operational Works)

The remaining units fromelsewhere within this Training Package, or any other endorsed Training Package or Accredited Course


8 of the elective units may be imported.

No more than 1 elective unit may be drawn from an AQF level below or above the AQF level of this qualification.

Core Units

add topic LGACORE102B

Follow defined OHS policies and procedures

Group A elective units

add topic LGACORE101B

Access learning and career development opportunities

add topic LGACORE103B

Provide service to local government customers

add topic LGACORE104B

Work effectively in local government

add topic LGACORE105B

Work with others in local government

add topic LGAGOVA303B

Coordinate production of communication materials

add topic LGACOMP007A

Participate in policy development

add topic LGACOMP008A

Apply conflict resolution strategies

add topic LGACOMP009A

Implement effective communication techniques

Group B (Specialist Operational Works) elective units

add topic LGAWORK301A

Evaluate works maintenance needs and priorities

add topic LGAWORK302A

Oversee traffic control plan around a work site

add topic LGAWORK303A

Prepare site for new operational works

add topic LGAWORK304A

Construct and maintain drainage systems

add topic LGAWORK305A

Construct and maintain concrete structures

add topic LGAWORK306A

Construct roads and pavements

add topic LGAWORK307A

Maintain reticulated services

add topic LGAWORK308A

Lead a team

add topic LGAWORK309A

Coordinate the work activities of a team

add topic LGAWORK310A

Maintain roads and pavements

add topic LGAWORK311A

Maintain bridges


    Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

Not applicable.

Employability Skills

Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


Engaging in discussions with others who may be internal or external to the organisation

Responding to queries from others

Using clear verbal and non-verbal communication

Reading and interpreting a range of information relevant to job/role including plans, drawings, specifications and plant and equipment capabilities

Writing to suit audience needs which may include completing documentation and maintaining records clearly, accurately and legibly

Sharing knowledge and information with others


Working cohesively with others

Liaising with relevant personnel

Understanding the roles of team members and referring tasks to others where appropriate

Problem solving

Resolving work related problems

Establishing contingency plans and responding to contingencies

Performing relevant calculations and measurements

Initiative and enterprise

Identifying the need to refer tasks which fall outside scope of job/role to others

Being proactive

Planning and organising

Planning and organising own work tasks

Time management

Participating in priority and goal setting

Gathering and organising information in order to complete set tasks

Organising schedules to ensure work is completed on time

Identifying and accessing required resources

Coordinating tasks and processes

Self management

Monitoring own work and adjusting accordingly to meet agreed standards and expectations

Managing own work area which includes ensuring a clean and orderly site is maintained during and after work is conducted

Identifying the need for additional support to enhance own performance


Attending relevant on and off the job training sessions

Taking responsibility for own learning


Using technology relevant to the job/role

Adapting to the use of new technology as appropriate