LGA30120 Certificate III in Local Government - Traineeship Opportunity


Shape the Future of Local Government

Whether you're an employer looking to add value to your business by creating a traineeship position, or someone eager to start a rewarding career, our Certificate III in Local Government offers significant benefits.

WALGA Training is committed to helping you set up a traineeship that develops essential skills and supports your growth in the local government sector.

Traineeship opportunities for new Local Government Officers

Traineeships are an ideal solution for new employees in Local Government, bringing practical skills, formal learning, and innovative ideas to your workplace.

Why choose a traineeship?

Benefits to Your Local Government
Benefits to Your Local Government
By taking on a trainee, you are investing in the development of your future workforce. New employees quickly learn the foundations of Local Government and become skilled assets.
Free Support Available
Free Support Available
Our trainers provide individual support to each trainee through regular feedback and encouragement, along with communication with supervisors. The Australian Apprenticeship Support Networks offer free mentoring and financial incentives for eligible employees.
Access to Jobs and Skills WA’ program
Access to Jobs and Skills WA’ program
The Department of Training and Workforce Development (DTWD) subsidises traineeships through Jobs and Skills WA, enabling eligible Western Australians to study a nationally recognised qualification at significantly reduced costs.
Investing in Local Talent
Investing in Local Talent
A traineeship fosters individual and community prosperity. By supporting career prospects in Local Government, you are retaining local talents within your community. Trainees are often more motivated and invested in their roles, appreciating the career development provided.
Easy Access via Our Virtual Classroom
Easy Access via Our Virtual Classroom
WALGA delivers the Certificate III in Local Government through our Virtual Classroom, ensuring easy access for all Local Governments in WA.
How to Apply

How to apply?

  1. Book a consult with our Workplace Trainer. 

  2. Talk to an AASN provider and complete the registration with AASN.  
  3. Registration of your training contract by the Apprenticeship Office 
  4. Begin your structured learning journey with support from experienced mentors. 
  5. Gain valuable on-the-job training while earning your qualification. 
  6. Graduate with a nationally recognised qualification and enhanced career prospects. 

Frequently asked questions

The Certificate III in Local Government is an ideal opportunity to develop and enhance the capacity of your staff.  

The program covers the skills and knowledge required to perform a wide range of duties in the Local Government sector, including understanding the functions, roles, and diverse services offered by Local Governments in Western Australia. It also reflects on legislative obligations and duties for various roles in the workplace. 

Nationally recognised training: 

  • The Certificate III in Local Government (LGA30120) is a nationally recognised training program within the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF).
  • The Qualification consists of 12 Units of Competency (UoC), 4 core and 8 elective units. 

Training approach:

  • Structured and Supportive: Regular follow-ups and practical assessments.
  • Tailored Learning: Choose the elective stream that best suits your needs.

Pick your elective stream:

The Certificate III offers two elective streams that allowed students to tailor their learning experience. 

  • Option A: Business document processing
  • Option B: Financial payments and accounting

Learn more about the program details and entry requirements.

The Australian Government is committed to developing skilled labour across the country, offering a range of financial incentives and benefits to employers and Australian Apprentices and Trainees. Here are some key points from Apprenticeship Support Australia: 

Financial Incentives: 

  • Hiring Incentive for new workers* 
  • *Eligibility criteria apply and may vary by state. Benefits and services are subject to change. 

For the most up-to-date information on incentive payments, contact your local Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (AASN) Provider. 

For WA Jobs and Skills Employer Incentives, please visit www.jobsandskills.wa.gov.au 

For information on how to start the registration process, please visit www.australianapprenticeships.gov.au 

  • To be eligeable, the completion of Year 10 or equivalent is required.
  • Prospective students will already be employed in a Local Government in WA in customer service, finance, people and culture, parks and gardens, or any other relevant role.

The below fees are indicative for 2024* for students who are eligible for the Jobs and Skills WA funding. The final fee depends on the selection of elective Unit of Competency. 

  • Non-Concession Fee*: $1430.00 ($3.25 per nominal hour) 

  • Concession Fee*: $426.80 ($0.97 per nominal hour) 

*The student tuition fees are indicative only and are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Additional fees may apply such as resource fees and other fees. These must be charged in accordance with the Fees and Charges Policy. 

Book a Consult

Talk to our Workplace Trainer

Not sure about the best options to choose for your Local Government?

To learn more information about the Certificate III in Local Government and how traineeships work, book a discovery call with WALGA Workplace Trainer Christine Taylor.

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