Certificate IV in Local Government (Land Management)

The Certificate IV in Local Government (Land Management) 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.


12 Units of competency are required for the award of this qualification

Choose 12 elective units from the lists below, including:

4 or moreunits from Group A

5 or more units from Group B(Specialist Land Management )

Up to 3 units, at Certificate IV level, from elsewhere within this Training Package, or another endorsed Training Package or Accredited Course

NOTE: No more than one elective unit may be drawn from an AQF level below or above the AQF level for this qualification

Unit Code

Group A Elective Units

add topic LGACORE102B

Follow defined OHS policies and procedures

add topic LGACORE104B

Work effectively in local government

add topic LGACORE105B

Work with others in local government

add topic LGACORE501B

Provide quality and timely advice to council

add topic LGACORE601B

Develop, implement and review operational plans

add topic LGACORE602B

Promote and facilitate organisational performance

add topic LGACORE603B

Represent council's role and value in the community

add topic LGACOM403B

Conduct public educational presentations

add topic LGACOM404B

Establish cooperative arrangements with other organisations

add topic LGACOM405B

Implement and monitor the organisation's OHS policies, procedures and programs within the work group or section

add topic LGACOM407B

Manage finances within a budget

add topic LGACOM501B

Develop and organise public education programs

add topic LGACOM502B

Devise and conduct community consultations

add topic LGACOM503B

Prepare a budget

add topic LGACOM602B

Coordinate and facilitate a change process

add topic LGACOM603B

Develop, implement and review policies and procedures

add topic LGAGOVA410B

Monitor council procedures to ensure compliance with relevant legislation

add topic LGACOMP024A

Develop community relations

add topic LGACOMP025A

Manage a local government project

add topic LGACOMP026A

Provide team leadership

Unit Code

Group B (Specialist Land Management) Elective Units

add topic LGALAND406A

Respond to native title determination applications

add topic LGALAND401A

Apply the principles of ecologically sustainable development to council decisions

add topic LGALAND402A

Prepare plans of land management for land in council care, control and management

add topic LGALAND403A

Assess applications for the use of land in council care, control and management

add topic LGALAND404A

Undertake research of the natural and built environment

add topic LGALAND405A

Implement strategies to minimise environmental pollution

Prerequisite Unit/s


    Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

Not applicable.

Employability Skills

Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


Consulting with others who may be internal or external to the organisation including state and federal agencies, members of the public,

Responding to queries and requests for information

Using clear verbal and non-verbal communication

Reading and interpreting a range of information relevant to job/role

Writing to suit audience needs including writing reports on land capabilities and notifying affected parties of proposed land developments

Sharing knowledge with and information to others

Participating in consultations with clients and stakeholders

Communicating the need for support

Negotiating effectively

Establishing and maintaining consultative processes

Developing and maintaining effective relations with the community


Working cohesively with others

Liaising with relevant personnel

Understanding the roles of team members and referring tasks to others including other agencies, where appropriate

Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds

Establishing links with other organisations to enhance council performance

Engaging and working with specialist advisors

Problem solving

Resolving work related problems

Establishing contingency plans and responding to contingencies

Forming and testing assumptions in an effort to resolve problems

Implementing conflict resolution strategies

Anticipating and responding to potential sources of conflict

Determining breaches in compliance and rectifying causes

Initiative and enterprise

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

Being proactive

Identifying sources of information and using them effectively

Adjusting quickly to changing situations

Identifying opportunities not obvious to others

Developing strategies to enhance effective community relations

Generating a range of options when advising council

Implementing strategies

Identifying ways in which economically sustainable development practices can be incorporated into council's decision making processes

Developing a framework for measuring council's commitment to integrated decision making

Planning and organising

Participating in continuous improvement and planning processes

Preparing plans for land management

Planning and organising own work tasks

Developing timetables for preparation of plans

Developing action plans to implement strategies

Time management

Identifying and securing resources

Participating in priority and goal setting

Gathering and organising information in order to complete set tasks including undertaking data collection and analysis

Organising schedules to ensure work is completed on time

Coordinating tasks and processes

Analysing information and data to support work objectives

Reviewing policies

Monitoring, assessing and evaluating trends which impact on council

Undertaking relevant research and evaluation

Self management

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

Managing own work area

Undertaking self-development opportunities where necessary


Attending relevant on and off the job training sessions

Taking responsibility for own learning

Contributing to learning in the workplace

Maintaining up to date knowledge of policies, procedures and legislation which impact council and individual performance

Obtaining feedback to identify ways to improve ongoing activities


Using technology relevant to the job/role

Adapting to the use of new technology as appropriate