Meeting Procedures

Meeting Procedures


Participating effectively in meetings is a critical aspect of being an Elected Member - meetings are said to be the ‘bread and butter’ of your role. 

You will learn to analyse and interpret information, as well as gain valuable insight in how to collaborate with other elected members to make informed strategic decisions.

This course focuses on providing comprehensive knowledge of how to be fully prepared for a meeting; meeting procedures and high level debating techniques.

Target Audience

Suitable for both newly elected and returning Elected Members, you will be able to increase your knowledge and understanding of one of the key aspects underpinning your important role in Local Government.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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
  • Participate confidently in Council and committee meetings.


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


$495.00 (Incl GST) - Face-to-face at WALGA
$450.00 (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.
Meeting Procedures
  • Thursday, 26 August 2021
  • Registration from 8:30AM
  • via Zoom
  • $450.00 (Incl GST)
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Meeting Procedures
  • Thursday, 18 November 2021
  • Registration from 8:30AM
  • WALGA Office
    L1/170 Railway Parade
    West Leederville
  • $495.00 (Incl GST)
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