Meeting Procedures (eLearning)


This course is designed or both experienced and newly Elected Members who wish to enhance their meeting skills.

Concentrating on knowledge of meeting procedures and high level debating techniques, this course is a practical tool kit for those who attend Council and committee meetings as Members or Presiding Members.

Note: It is recommended that the Understanding Local Government course be completed first.

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

On completion of 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 rocedures to move, second or foreshadow motions, use correct amendment rules where appropriate and take the right of reply
  • participate confidently in Council and committee meeting




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

Course Fees

$195.00 (Incl GST)
Unlimited participants via an eLearning Subscription. Contact us for a quote.

Additional fees apply for assessment. See the  Student Handbook for more information.

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.