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Professional development

The UTS Centre for Local Government (UTS:CLG), part of the UTS Institute for Public Policy and Governance (UTS:IPPG), is the only university unit in Australia, and one of a few worldwide, that designs, develops and delivers courses that are tailor-made to the education, training and development needs of professionals and elected representatives in the government sector. Our courses are developed after extensive government and industry consultation and are designed to make maximum benefit of the knowledge gained from the Institute's concurrent research and consultancy activities.

Our short courses and seminars are presented by expert practitioners who work on a daily basis, in or with local councils, government and private sector. Programs are offered in an interactive workshop style, with online materials for flexible learning, and students typically remark on the real benefits of shared learning with a group of local government colleagues.

Successful completion of our short courses can also provide a pathway to further study.

We can also deliver short courses externally and tailor them to meet individual requirements. 

We recently worked with the Victorian Government Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) to deliver the 'Enhancing Local Government Service Delivery' training program. To see some participant feedback please watch below video of the course.

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Spring 2017 UTS:CLG Short Courses brochure

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Some of our short courses include:

Building Regulation and Certification

Planning for Bushfires

Development Assessment and Control

Management and Planning



Finance, Economics and Performance