Conflicts of Interest

Conflicts of Interest


As a community leader and ‘voice of the community’ you are expected to make objective, unbiased decisions on matters affecting the whole community. 

As an Elected Member you have a statutory obligation to declare any interests you have, or are perceived to have, that may influence those decisions.

This valuable course outlines financial, indirect-financial, proximity and impartiality interest; disclosure of interests at meetings; and the association between gifts and conflicts of interests.

It provides an overview of the statutory environment relating to declarations of interest and clarifies, through case studies, the personal responsibilities of Elected Members to comply with their obligations.

Target Audience

A crucial course for both newly elected and returning Elected Members who would like to increase their knowledge and understanding of the personal responsibilities associated with the requirement to disclose certain interests.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this program, participants should be able to:
  • Know how Local Government fits into the structure of government in Australia;
  • Distinguish between the strategic role of the Council and the day to day role of the Administration;
  • Understand the legislative environment of Local Governments; and
  • Participate confidently in Council and committee meetings.


1:00pm - 4:30pm


$240.00 (Incl GST) - Face-to-Face at WALGA
$195.00 (Incl GST) - Virtual Classroom via Zoom
$195.00 (Incl GST) - eLearning (see course information  here)

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

Cancellations, transfers and substitutions
  • Requested must be received in writing via email, letter or fax.
  • Cancellations received within 5 working days of the start of the course will incur a 20% administration fee of the full course cost.
  • Non-attendance or cancellations received within 2 working days of the start of the course will incur the full course fee.
  • Participants can only transfer course dates once without incurring the full fee.
  • Substitutions can be made at any time and no fee will be incurred.
Note - This course is also available via eLearning.
Conflicts of Interest
  • Monday, 15 November 2021
  • Login from 12:30pm
  • Virtual Classroom- via Zoom
  • $195.00 (Incl GST)
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