Understanding Strategic Policy in Local Government

Understanding Strategic Policy in Local Government


Understanding Strategic Policy in Local Government outlines the process for effective policy development needed by Elected Members to perform their role in Local Government.

Being in public life places obligations on Elected Members to understand the wider issues associated with their role so that they meet community expectations whilst operating within legislative and regulatory constraints. Major issues impacting on policy are analysed, interpreted and integrated through the development phase.

Topics covered within the course include the need for policy and the development of such to meet Council’s statutory responsibility. Through this process the course explores the development and ensuing consultative processes that needs to be undertaken with consideration to state and federal legislation.

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:

  • identify major issues impacting on policy;
  • evaluate policy development;
  • promote policy development; and
  • apply and review policies.


9:00am - 4:30pm (8:45am registration)


$495.00 (GST exempt)
Additional fees apply for assessment. See the Student Handbook for more information.

Relationship to Competency Standard

LGADMIN527A - Manage policy development


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