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Scarce skills lists tell you where job opportunities are. If you see a job that you like and it’s a scarce skill – find training for it. SETAs usually provide funds to businesses and training organisations to develop these skills.

The Local Government sector

If you’re interested in a career in government or want to train government employees or work in and with local government structures, as well as unemployed South Africans – the LG SETA is one which you should check out.

Careers in the Local Government sector

There are a number of career options to pursue in the local government sector such as:

Providing a democratic and accountable government for local communities

  • Municipal Finance
  • Councillors
  • Ward Committees
  • Traditional Leaders
  • Management

Ensuring the provision of services to communities in a sustainable manner

  • Artisans
  • Technicians
  • Engineers
  • Water
  • Roads
  • Electricity
  • Housing

Promoting social and economic development

  • Local Economic Development
  • Integrated Development Planning (IDP)
  • Municipal Planning (including Urban Planning)
  • Co-operatives

Ensuring that municipalities are financially viable

  • Municipal Finance
  • Councillors
  • Property Valuation
  • Ward Committees
  • Internal Audit
  • Traditional Leaders
  • Infrastructure
  • Asset Management

Creating a safe and healthy environment for all South Africans

  • Municipal Policing
  • Emergency Services
  • Environmental Management

Promoting good human resources management and career development

  • Local Labour Forums
  • Skills Development Facilitation
  • Training Committees

Scarce Skills in the Local Government Sector

-Chief Financial Officer

-Water Quality Technician Project Manager

-Urban and Regional Planner Construction Project Manager

-Accountant (General)

-Internal Audit Manager

-Water Plant Operator

– Policy and Planning Manager

-Plumber (General) Civil Engineer

-Electrician (General) Civil Engineering Technologist


-Compliance Officer (Risk Officer)

-Finance Clerk/Administrator

-Internal Auditor

-Legal Advisor/Officer

-Civil Engineering Technician

-Community Development Worker

-Town Planning Technician

-GIS Specialist

-Building Construction Supervisor


Do you want to qualify so that you can work in the Local Government sector? Check out the list of LG Qualifications.

If you want to become accredited with the LGSETA either as a training provider, assessor or moderator, you will need to select from this list of LG Qualifications.

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Nomvuyo witbooi Aug 9, 2017 at 6:19 pm

Hi I would like to be trained as a community development worker

Lungile Aug 31, 2017 at 3:39 pm

I’m Lungile I was doing public management I’ve done with my N course’s now I’m looking for an internship since 2015

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