Serving on Council

Serving on Council


This course is designed to give Elected Members the confidence to perform their role on Council.

This course has been specifically developed to address the unique needs of Elected Members in leading and supporting their communities whilst acting within the processes and procedures imposed on Local Government in general and, more specifically, at the governing body level.

The course provides an overview of the roles and responsibilities of Elected Members, the Local Government environment and Council operating procedures. It recognises both internal and external influences on Councillors and the necessity for them to perform their role in a due diligence environment.

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

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

On completion of this program, participants should be able to understand the:
  • 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


$950.00 (Incl GST) - Face-to-face at WALGA
$850.00 (Incl GST) - Virtual Classroom via Zoom
$195 (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
  • $950.00 (Incl GST)
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