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Training eNews
JUNE 2020
Issue 6

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:

Diploma of Local Government (Elected Member) Scholarships
2021 Nominations Now Open!
WALGA’s Diploma of Local Government (Elected Member) 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.

Encompassing completion of Stages 1, 2 and 3 of WALGA’s Learning and Development Pathway, this nationally recognised training program contains 10 units of competency that form the 52756WA Diploma of Local Government (Elected Member).

How Do I Apply?
To apply for this scholarship simply state in around 250 words what benefits you, your Council and your community would gain from this professional development opportunity.

What Will I Win?
The scholarship will cover the full Diploma training cost and assessment fees, along with relevant travel and accommodation costs, up to the value of $10,000.

A Nomination Form can be downloaded here, which upon completion should be emailed to

A full Diploma outline is available for your general information here.

Nominations close on Friday, 31 July.
For any general queries regarding the nomination process, please contact WALGA Training on 9213 2088.
Elected Member Training
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.

Understanding Local Government (eLearning)
Always online

Conflicts of Interest (eLearning)
Always online

Meeting Procedures (eLearning)
Always online

New! Serving on Council (eLearning)
Always online

CEO Performance Appraisals - via Virtual Classroom
Monday, 15 June

Dealing with Conflict - via Virtual Classroom
Tuesday, 23 June
Officer Training
The following WALGA training courses are specifically constructed for Local Government Officers.

Introduction to Local Government (eLearning)
Always online

Making Local Laws (eLearning)
Always online

Accounts Payable for Local Government - via Face-to-Face
Monday, 6 July

Preparing Agendas and Minutes - via Face-to-Face
Tuesday, 7 July

Effective Letter & Report Writing in Local Government - via Face-to-Face
Wednesday, 8 July
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
Town Planning Training
For Elected Members and Officers
Introduction to Planning (eLearning)
Always online
eLearning Courses
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PO Box 1544, West Perth, WA 6872
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