CME - Module 1: Understanding Local Government

Council Member Essentials
In person, Virtual
Monday, 15 April, 2024
9:00am - 12:30pm
Pingelly Recreation & Cultural Centre (PRACC), Somerset Street, PINGELLY WA 6308

$240.00 (plus GST)


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

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 1995 frames the systems and processes involved in the institution of Local Government.

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Target Audience

  • A necessary course for newly Elected Members.
  • Recommended for returning Elected Members to refresh and update their knowledge and understanding of their role within Local Government.

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify how Local Government fits into the structure of Government in Australia;
  • Understand the role of Elected Members;
  • 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.

Course Transfer and Cancellation Policy

All transfer or cancellation requests must be made via our request form.

Please refer to the WALGA Terms and Conditions of Enrolment for further conditions including COVID-19, On-Site training and course cancellations. 

Upcoming Course Dates

Dates Delivery Method Duration Fees Register
Monday, 15 Apr 2024 In person 9:00AM - 12:30PM

$240.00 (plus GST)

Please note this training is located in Pingelly

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Wednesday, 17 Apr 2024 In person 9:00AM - 12:30PM

$240.00 (plus GST)

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Monday, 17 Jun 2024 Virtual 9:00AM - 12:30PM

$240.00 (plus GST)

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