Meeting Procedures

Meeting Procedures


Meeting Procedures is designed to be a practical tool for council members who are required to actively participate in council and committee meetings. This course should focus on increasing the participant’s knowledge of meeting procedures and high-level debating skills used to guide council decision making.

Target Audience

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

Learning Outcomes

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

  • critically read agendas and evaluate local government officer reports
  • understand and be able to correctly use procedural motions and effectively raise ‘points of order’
  • demonstrate chairmanship skills within legal and ethical requirements
  • understand the importance of checking and confirming the minutes
  • use knowledge of meeting procedures to move, second or foreshadow motions, use correct amendment rules where appropriate and take the right of reply; and
  • participate confidently in council and committee meetings.


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


Face-to-face courses - $475.00 (GST exempt)
Online Classroom - $450.00 (GST exempt)

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.
Meeting Procedures (in-person)
  • Thursday, 6 May 2021
  • Registration from 8:30AM
  • WALGA Offices
    L1/170 Railway Parade
    West Leederville
  • $475.00 GST exempt
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