Council Member Essentials


The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) has selected WALGA as an Approved Training Provider for the development, delivery and management of the Council Member Essentials  program for Elected Members.

This training program consists of all five of WALGA's Stage One training courses that all newly Elected Members will be required to complete within 12 months of being elected*.

Course Program

Click on a link to view more information on each Council Member Essentials training course:

Course Flyer

To download the Council Member Essentials flyer, click here .
To download the Council Member Essentials registration form, click here .

Continuing Professional Development

The Council Member Essentials training courses and related online assessments are non-accredited . If you wish to obtain a nationally recognised qualification, please contact WALGA Training to obtain an Enrolment Form and additional assessment books.

With a wide range of training and development opportunities to choose from, including a nationally accredited Elected Member Skill Set and Diploma qualification, WALGA are here to assist Elected Memers to maintain and develop their professional capabilities. 

WALGA's Learning and Development Pathway 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.

To view the Elected Member Learning and Development Pathway, click here .

* Elected Members who have completed any of the above courses within the period of 5 years ending immediately before the day on which they were elected/re-elected are exempt from the training course and need only to complete the online assessment.