Serving on Council

Serving on Council


This comprehensive course will help you gain the confidence to perform your role on Council more effectively.

It has been specifically developed to address the unique skills and knowledge requirements of Elected Members. 

Building on the information from the first two modules, this course delves deeper into what is involved in serving your community in a Local Government environment and performing as an effective team member on Council.

It recognises both internal and external influences on Councillors, how to develop and maintain strategic relationships, the necessity to perform your role in a due diligence framework and how to contribute effectively to high level strategic decision making.

Target Audience

Aimed at both newly elected and returning Elected Members, this course will refresh and enhance your knowledge and understanding of your leadership role within Local Government.

Learning Outcomes

  • Legislation and regulations within which Councils must operate;
  • Role of Elected Members and senior management in leading and supporting their communities;
  • Expectations on Councillors to act in a ‘Board-like’ manner as the governing body; and
  • Processes involved in contributing successfully to Council and committee meetings;
  • Ethical decision making.


Two days, 9:00am - 4:30pm


$990.00 (Incl GST) - Face-to-face at WALGA
$890.00 (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.
Serving on Council
  • Thursday, 25 November 2021
  • Registration from 8:30AM
  • WALGA Office
    L1/170 Railway Parade
    West Leederville
  • $990.00 (Incl GST)
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