Conflicts of Interest (eLearning)


Conflicts of Interest provides council members with an understanding of financial, indirect-financial, proximity and impartially interest; disclosure of interests at meetings; and the association between gifts and conflicts of interests. Participants should be able to identify potential and actual conflicts of interest and understand their obligations in relation to declaring interests.

Target Audience

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

Learning Outcomes

As a result of completing this program, participants should be able to:

  • identify potential conflicts of interest
  • distinguish and differentiate between various conflicts of interest
  • describe how a conflict of interest affects a council member’s roles and responsibilities
  • understand and refer to the legislative environment for conflicts of interest
  • effectively participate as a council member with a reduced risk of non-compliance with conflict of interest provisions; and
  • understand the rules for the disclosure of gifts.


  • eLearning (enrol anytime, to complete within 12 months from date of enrolment)

Course Fees

  • eLearning - $195.00 (GST exempt)
  • Unlimited participants via an eLearning Subscription. Contact us for a quote.
  • Additional fees apply for assessment. See the  Student Handbook for more information.

Relationship to Competency Standard

  • LGAGENE501A - Undertake councillor roles and responsibilities


Accredited training Elected Member course

It is the responsibility of the Local Government to ensure that Students who have been provided with IT hardware and software have the necessary basic skills to use the equipment provided to them, prior to enrolling into any WALGA Training online learning. This includes, but not limited to, eLearning, webinars, virtual classrooms and online assessments. WALGA Training cannot accept responsibility for Students that are unable to navigate web browsers or use software provided to them by the Local Government. Students that contact WALGA Training requesting this type of support will be referred back to the Local Government for training.