Diploma of Local Government (Land Management)

The Diploma of Local Government (Land Management) reflects the role of personnel working in Local Government who perform tasks involving a high level of autonomy and requiring the application of significant judgement in planning and determining the selection of resources/roles/techniques for themselves and others. They are required to develop specific practices to ensure the implementation of management systems, plans and policies. They demonstrate the application of a broad range of managerial, coordination and planning skills.


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

Choose 10 elective units from the lists below, including:

4 or more units from Group A

4 or moreunits from Group B (Specialist Land Management)

Up to 2 units, at Diploma level, from elsewhere within this Training Package, or from 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 of 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 LGALAND501A

Identify environmental assets and prioritise environmental issues

add topic LGALAND502A

Identify native title issues relevant to local government context and functions

add topic LGALAND503A

Develop agreements with native title holders/traditional owners

add topic LGALAND504A

Undertake effective consultation with Indigenous people on matters of cultural heritage

add topic LGAPLEM602B

Assist in developing an environmental management system for the organisation

add topic LGAPLEM606B

Develop ecologically sustainable land management systems

add topic LGAPLEM609B

Manage council parking system

add topic LGAPLEM612B

Protect heritage and cultural assets

Prerequisite Unit/s


    Not applicable.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Licensing Information

Not applicable.

Employability Skills

Employability Skill

Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification include:


Developing agreements with native title holders/traditional owners

Negotiating effectively

Responding to queries and concerns

Sharing a range of information with others, for example when communicating policies to team members and when informing staff of legal ramifications of operations

Reading and interpreting a range of information including legislation, policies and procedures

Providing feedback, coaching and mentoring

Devising and conducting community consultations


Providing team leadership

Working effectively with people from diverse backgrounds and demographics

Working collaboratively with other organisations

Problem solving

Managing problems or contingencies ethically, professionally and in conjunction with relevant personnel

Initiative and enterprise

Supporting corporate direction and strategy

Ensuring implementation of policies and procedures

Contributing to development of strategy

Identifying alternative strategies to achieve team tasks

Identifying strategies to retain group interest in presentations

Planning and organising

Planning and allocating team roles and responsibilities

Establishing standards of performance required by team and individuals

Allocating duties, rosters in accordance with work requirements

Monitoring work outputs against agreed performance expectations

Reviewing existing policies to determine relevance and effectiveness

Establishing timeframes for evaluation

Managing own time and priorities effectively

Self management

Self-evaluating own performance of team leader responsibilities

Undertaking self-development opportunities where necessary which may include training, mentoring or networking


Undertaking ongoing learning and leadership skills training

Undertaking relevant on or off-the-job training and development

Supporting the education and training of staff where necessary


The ability to use a range of office technology

The ability to adapt to changes in technology