Understanding Local Government (eLearning)


Understanding Local Government is an online introductory course designed to provide newly Elected Members with relevant information that will assist them in their transition from private citizen to Councillor. It also serves as a refresher course for those Councillors wanting to update their skills and knowledge.

This course provides an overview of the roles and responsibilities of Elected Members, the Local Government environment and protocols and procedures affecting the way Local Governments operate.

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

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
  • participate confidently in Council and committee meetings.


Self-paced (approx. 2 hours online).


Enrol anytime (3 months to complete upon date of enrolment).

Course Fees

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

Relationship to Competency Standard

  • LGAGENE501A - Undertake councillor roles and responsibilities


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