Serving on Council

Serving on Council


Serving on Council is designed to give council members the confidence to perform their role. This course will provide council members with an understanding of their role and responsibilities in leading and supporting their communities while following the processes and procedures of their Local Government.

Target Audience

Suitable for both newly elected and returning Elected Members who would like to refresh their knowledge and understanding of their role in Local Government.

For newly Elected Members it is recommended that WALGA'S Understanding Local Government be completed before attending this course.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this program, participants should be able to understand the:
  • legislative environment of local governments and the legislation and regulations within which councils must operate
  • principles of governance
  • balance of governing the local government as a councillor and acting as an elected representative
  • role of council members and senior management in leading and supporting their communities
  • relationship between council and the local government administration and the importance of the separation of powers
  • requirements for strategic community leadership
  • requirements for ethical decision making
  • Council’s role as the employer of the Chief Executive Officer, and
  • use of social media in communicating with the community.


Two days, 9:00am - 4:30pm (8:45am registration)


$900.00 (GST exempt) in-person
$850.00 (GST exempt) Virtual Classroom

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.
Serving on Council (in-person)
  • Monday, 3 May 2021
  • Registration from 8:45AM
  • WALGA Office
    L1/170 Railway Parade
    West Leederville
  • $900.00 (GST Exempt)
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