Understanding Local Government (eLearning)

Overview

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

As a result of completing this program, participants should be able to:

  • 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.

Dates

  • eLearning (enrol anytime, to complete within 3 months from date of enrolment).
Course Fees
  • eLearning - $195.00 (Incl GST)
  • Unlimited participants for 12 months via an eLearning Subscription - Contact us for a quote.
  • Additional fees apply for assessment. See the  Student Handbook for more information.

DISCLAIMER
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.