Course Overview
The Certificate III in Local Government program (LGA30120) is aimed at Junior Officers or exisiting workers working in an administrative or operational role at a Local Government. The program covers the skills and knowledge on how to perform a variety of administration duties, working as part of a team, using effective communication techniques and how to offer a quality service to residents or other people from both inside and outside your Local Government. The qualification has been developed according to the requirements of the Local Government Training Package (LGA) and has been approved for delivery by the Training Accreditation Council (TAC). All learning resources have been specifically developed and contextualised for Local Governments in Western Australia.

The Certificate III in Local Government is nationally recognised within the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) and consists of 12 Units of Competency (UoC), four (4) core and eight (8) 
elective units.
Term 1
LGACOR001 Work in local government
BSBXCM301 Engage in workplace communication
BSBOPS203 Deliver a service to customers
Term 2
PSPLEG001 Comply with legislation in the public sector
BSBINS302 Organise workplace information
BSBINS309 Maintain business records
Term 3
BSBTEC301 Design and produce business documents
BSBTEC302 Design and produce spreadsheets
BSBTEC303 Create electronic presentations
- or - special electives**
BSBFIN301 Process financial records
BSBFIN302 Maintain financial records
FNSACM301 Administer financial accounts
Term 4
BSBWHS311 Assist with maintaining workplace safety
BSBSTR301 Contribute to a continuous improvement
BSBCMM411 Make presentations​

Entry Requirement
  • Completion of Year 11 or equivalent
  • Employed as an Administration officer for a Local Government in WA.
Pre-Requisite Nil

The recommended time frame to complete the Certificate III course is a duration of 12 months. Learners can opt to extend this duration to 18 months or fast track the course to complete earlier.

This program is available as a Traineeship with federal and WA employer incentive payments for the employer. Due to recent changes to the Australian Apprenticeships Incentives Program on 1 July 2022, it is recommended to contact your local Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider for the most up to date incentive payment information For WA Jobs and Skills WA Employer Incentives please visit

How to enrol
We are now accepting applications for our next intake in February, 2023. If you are intending on enrolling in the program as a Traineeship then you will need to contact an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network (ASSN) to determine eligibility and to nominate WALGA as your Training Provider. For more information on how to start the registration process, please visit 

On successful completion of this course and if you have been found to be competent in relation to each of the Units of Competency you will be issued with an AQF Qualification LGA30120 - Certificate III in Local Government. If you wish to exit the program prior to completion of the course you will be issued a Statement of Attainment for successfully completed UoC. 

More information?
For more information, please contact the WALGA Training team via or ring us on 08 9213 2088.