In the context of rapid technological and socioeconomic change, public administrators working in local government need a high level of professional expertise, a broad range of managerial and organisational skills, and a sound understanding of the changing needs and priorities of the sector and their communities. The teaching–learning provided through this course provides an opportunity for such practitioners to broaden their professional knowledge and skills, underpinned by a strong foundation in public service and democratic values and principles. Tailored to the local government environment, the course enables participants to build an education program that responds to individual needs as it allows students to develop a study plan that matches the requirements of their professional development. Subjects can be studied in the workplace through intensive block release. The program can also be used as a stepping stone to a Master of Local Government (C04257). Course aims On completion of the course, graduates have a sound understanding of current issues in local government and diverse communities, as well as an ability to relate this knowledge to their workplaces. The teaching–learning program enables students to have access to a combination of both general and specialist study units via a range of flexible delivery modes. Students develop learning skills that allow them to continue their professional development through short courses or further academic study.