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Training eNews
october 2020
WALGA
Issue 9

A reminder that all of WALGA’s Elected Member and Officer training courses are available to be delivered onsite at your Local Government premises. Email the Training Team, or call us on 9213 2088, to discuss your specific requirements.


In this issue:

Council Member Essentials Training
Training Requirements for Elected Members
WALGA's Council Member Essentials units, needed to meet recently legislated training requirements, are available to be completed online. These units are highly recommended to be completed by any Elected Members who were newly appointed or re-elected from 2019. This training will assist Members to meet the Local Government (Administration) Regulation 35 training requirements before Sunday, 18 October.
 
The Council Member Essentials eLearning courses comprise of:
 
Serving on Council
Available via eLearning, see here
 
Meeting Procedures
Available via eLearning, see here
 
Understanding Financial Reports and Budgets
Also Available via eLearning, see here
 
Understanding Local Government
Available via eLearning only, see here
 
Conflict of Interest
Available via eLearning only, see here

Elected Members who are interested in completing the Council Member Essentials courses via eLearning are encouraged to contact their Local Government administration, who may be able to assist them in enrollment.

We also wish to make a special mention of and congratulate all of our members that have completed all five units so far. For any of these members, if you would like a copy of any of your certificates, please don't hesitate to contact the Training Team.

Please note: there are two components needed to be completed to demonstrate you have passed each unit. One is to complete the training course via a face to face session, eLearning course or via a virtual classroom. The second is to complete the corresponding units online assessment quiz. Once you have completed both the training and the online assessment quiz, you will receive a certificate outlining meeting the completion requirements.
All Elected Member Courses can be found at here, with eLearning options available from here.
Elected Member Training
Overview
WALGA’s Elected Member Professional Development courses have been designed to provide the essential knowledge and skills to support Councillors to perform their role, as defined in the Local Government Act 1995. Please see the below upcoming training dates that are running at WALGA in West Leederville:

Understanding Financial Reports and Budgets
Friday, 30 October
 
Meeting Procedures
Friday, 13 November
 
Serving on Council
Monday & Tuesday, 16 & 17 November
 
Integrated Strategic Planning Policy
Wednesday, 25 November

Please keep a look out in Councillor Direct as additional courses for Elected Members are being arranged for November.
For more information or to register,  visit the WALGA Training website, or contact the Training Team on 9213 2088.
The Jacqui Dodd Diploma in Local Government Scholarship Awards
Overview
After receiving a high volume of quality nomination forms, WALGA is proud to announce that this year four applicants were successful in being awarded the 2021 Jacqui Dodd Diploma in Local Government Scholarship. The four recipients are:
  • Deputy Shire President, Cr Ramesh Rajagopalan (Shire of Bruce Rock)
  • Cr Georgie Carey (Town of Mosman Park)
  • Cr Peter Smith (Shire of Quairading)
  • Cr Nige Jones (City of Joondalup)
Each winner will receive a scholarship which will assist them to complete WALGA’s Diploma of Local Government (Elected Member). This diploma is the highest level of qualification that an Elected Member can obtain through WALGA Training (RTO 51992). It has been designed specifically to meet the skills and knowledge requirements of an Elected Member’s role in Western Australia.

We also wish to thank all of the applicants for their submissions, and encourage all Members to apply again in 2021.

We hope you will join us in congratulating this year's recipients and we look forward to seeing all of our scholarship winners (both past and present) in the near future.
For more information, visit the WALGA Training website, or contact the Training Team on 9213 2088.
Officer Training
Overview
The following WALGA training course is specifically constructed for Local Government Officers.

Accounts Payable for Local Government Officers
Friday, 2 November

Rates in Local Government- Debt Collection
Thursday, 12 November

Preparing Agendas and Minutes
Monday, 23 November

Effective Letter and Report Writing in Local Government
Tuesday, 24 November

Policy Development and Procedure Writing
Monday and Tuesday, 30 November & 1 December

Local Government Act 1995- Advanced (2 days)
Tuesday and Wednesday, 8 & 9 December
For more information or to register,  visit the WALGA Training website, or contact the Training Team on 9213 2088.
eLearning Courses
Officer Courses
Introduction to Local Government (eLearning)
Always online

Making Local Laws (eLearning)
Always online

Elected Member Courses

Understanding Local Government (eLearning)
Always online

Conflicts of Interest (eLearning)
Always online

Meeting Procedures (eLearning)
Always online

Serving on Council (eLearning)
Always online

Understanding Financial Reports and Budgets (eLearning- Available NOW)
Always online (Available NOW)

Reminder:
Please ensure you use a computer or laptop to complete all of our eLearning courses. iPads and other mobile devices can cause difficulties.
For more information or to register,  visit the WALGA Training website, or contact the Training Team on 9213 2088.
Emergency Management eLearning - Free!
For Elected Members and Officers
For a limited time only, WALGA Training will be offering our popular Emergency Management eLearning courses free of charge.

These courses have been constructed specifically to address the fundamental skills required to operate effectively in the Local Government Emergency Management environment.

Due to the emergency times we are in, WALGA is prepared to offer these eLearning courses free of charge from now until Thursday, 31 December.

Emergency Management Fundamentals (eLearning)
Always online

AIIMS Awareness (eLearning)
Always online


Upcoming courses to be held at WALGA in West Leederville:

Evaluation, Supplier Selection & Contract Establishment
Monday, 26 October
 
Managing Contracts in Local Government
Tuesday, 27 October
For more information or to register,  visit the WALGA Training website, or contact the Training Team on 9213 2088.
WALGA
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West Leederville, WA 6007
PO Box 1544, West Perth, WA 6872
Tel: (08) 9213 2000 | Fax: (08) 9213 2077
Email: info@walga.asn.au
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