Serving on Council

Serving on Council


Serving on Council 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.

Target Audience

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


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


$515.00 (GST exempt)

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 recieved 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.

Relationship to Competency Standard

  • LGAGENE501A - Undertake councillor roles and responsibilities
  • LGAGENE503 - Perform the role of an elected member


Nationally Accredited Training Part of the Diploma of Local Government (Elected Member) eLearning Course Elected Member Training
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