Understanding Local Government

Understanding Local Government


In this important foundation course, we will assist you in your transition from private citizen to Councillor.

You will gain valuable information and a greater understanding of your role and responsibilities, and Local Government protocols and procedures to help you fulfil your duties competently.

Importantly, you will gain an overview of how the Local Government Act frames the systems and processes involved in the institution of Local Government.

Target Audience

Designed for both newly elected and returning Elected Members. Refresh and develop your knowledge and understanding of your important role within Local Government.

Learning Outcomes

  • Know how Local Government fits into the structure of Government in Australia;
  • Distinguish between the strategic role of the Council and the day to day role of the Administration;
  • Understand the legislative environment of Local Governments; and
  • Raise awareness on how to participate confidently in Council and committee meetings.


9:00am - 1:00pm


$240.00 (Incl GST) - Face-to-Face at WALGA
$195.00 (Incl GST) - Virtual Classroom via Zoom
$195.00 (Incl GST) - eLearning course (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.
Note - This course is also available via eLearning.
Understanding Local Government
  • Monday, 8 November 2021
  • Login from 8:30AM
  • Virtual Classroom- via Zoom
  • $195.00 (Incl GST)
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