Meeting Procedures and Debating (eLearning)


Meeting Procedures and Debating is specifically designed for both experienced and newly Elected Members who wish to enhance their meeting skills.

Concentrating on knowledge of meeting procedures and high level debating techniques, this course is a practical tool kit for those who attend Council and committee meetings as Members or Presiding Members.

Target Audience

Suitable for Elected Members who would like to increase their knowledge and understanding of their role within Local Government.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • critically read the agenda and evaluate Officer reports;
  • correctly use procedural motions and effectively raise ‘points of order’;
  • demonstrate chairmanship skills within legal and ethical requirements;
  • recognise the importance of checking and confirming the minutes; and
  • use knowledge of meeting procedures to move, second or foreshadow motions, use correct amendment rules where appropriate and take the right of reply.


Self-paced (approx. 3 hours online).


Enrol anytime (3 months to complete upon date of enrolment).

Course Fees

$195.00 (GST exempt)
Unlimited participants as a Site Licence. Contact us for a quote.

Additional fees apply for assessment. See the Student Handbook for more information.

Relationship to Competency Standard



Nationally Accredited Training Part of the Diploma of Local Government (Elected Member) eLearning Course Elected Member Training