This unit covers working effectively in a local government context, including accepting responsibility for own work. It requires an understanding of and support for local government priorities. The unit is appropriate for all council staff particularly those entering local government for the first time.

Unit details

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - prioritising work; - communicating need for support; - responding to workplace change; - reporting accidents and incidents verbally; - filling in accident and incident report forms; - interpreting instructions; - implementing sustainable energy work practice; - problem solving; - conflict resolution; - appropriate software and technology skills, and; - team work and team building. Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - council's occupational health and safety policies and procedures; - council's environmental policies and procedures; - council's quality system policies and procedures; - council's emergency procedures; - council's organisational structure; - communication channels within council; - election process; - role of councillors and mayor; - structure of government in Australia; - functions of local government; - boundaries of local government; - duty of care requirements; - council's public liability, and; - sustainable energy work practice techniques.

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