Meeting Procedures (eLearning)


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

  • Elected Members
  • Committee Members
  • Local Government Staff who would like to learn more about formal Meeting Procedures

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
  • Participate confidently in council and committee meetings




Enrol anytime (12 months to complete)
Note - This course is also available face to face.

Course Fees

$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

  • LGAGENE503 - Perform the role of an elected member


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.