Jacqui Dodd Diploma of Local Government (Elected Member) Scholarship

2021 Scholarship Nominations - Now Open!

The Diploma of Local Government (Elected Member) is the highest level of qualification available for Elected Members in Western Australia.

This qualification aims to broaden the skills and knowledge requirements of an Elected Member, strengthening their understanding of their role on Council and increasing their technical and professional knowledge to successfully contribute to high level, strategic decision making.

The Diploma of Local Government (Elected Member) covers 10 Units of Competency over a duration of 12 – 24 months. Training is delivered in a series of topic specific workshops and learners are supported through regular mentoring sessions preparing them for assessment.


What will I receive?

The scholarship will cover training and assessment fees, relevant travel and accommodation costs up to the value of $10,000. The scholarship must be completed within 24 months.

How do I apply?

  • Click here for a Nomination Form
  • Complete the Nomination Form
  • Attach your supporting document that details in around 250 words what benefits you, your Council and your community would gain from this professional development opportunity.
  • Email the completed form and document through to: training@walga.asn.au

Nominations close 12:00pm, Monday, 16 August 2021
For any general queries regarding the nomination process, please contact WALGA Training on 9213 2088 or at training@walga.asn.au