Serving on Council (eLearning)


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.




Enrol anytime (12 months to complete upon date of enrolment).

Course Fees

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

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.