WALGA’s Elected Member professional development courses have been designed to provide the essential knowledge and skills to support Councillors to perform their role as defined in the Local Government Act 1995.
With a range of flexible courses to choose from, including a qualification specifically developed to meet the needs of Elected Members in Western Australia, there are a variety of ways to maintain and develop your professional capabilities.
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Learning and Development Pathway
WALGA’s Elected Member Essentials suite encompasses all five of the Stage 1 training courses. This training has been specifically developed to deliver the essential skills and knowledge required by an Elected Member to perform their role as defined in the Local Government Act 1995.
For Elected Members who would like to work towards the Diploma of Local Government (Elected Member), Stage 1 (or the Elected Member Essentials) of the Learning and Development Pathway is a pre-requisite to the higher level stages. On completion of the training and assessments for this stage you will gain the LGASS00002 Elected member skill set qualification.
Being in public life places obligations on Elected Members to understand the wider issues associated with their role so that they meet community expectations. Stage 2 of WALGAs Learning Development Pathway builds upon the learning achieved in Stage 1.
It is highly recommended that Elected Members attend these courses to fully understand their roles and responsibilities.
Stage 2 training includes pre-requisite training for Stage 3.
Stage 3 of WALGA’s Learning and Development pathway continues to expand upon the obligations of Elected Members in their role as leaders of Council and prominent leaders in the community. It is highly recommended that Elected Members attend these specialised courses to increase their knowledge of their role within Local Government.
Completion of training and assessment activities from all three Stages of WALGAs Learning and Development Pathway, will result in the achievement of the Diploma of Local Government (Elected Member) qualification 52756WA.