LGA50220 Diploma of Local Government – Elected Member

Nationally Recognised Training
In person
12 moths to 18 months
Blended delivery method

Total cost of Diploma Course = $10,170.00

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The LGA50220 Diploma of Local Government - Elected Member program is the highest level of qualification that an Elected Member can obtain through WALGA Training. The Diploma program will enable Elected Members to increase their competency in order to be a strong leader for their local community and to confidently contribute to informed decision making. 

The Diploma will give individuals the opportunity to expand their skills and knowledge through developing a deeper understanding of legislative and regulatory requirements and how they apply to the roles and responsibilities of an Elected Member. It will also expand on generic skills including critical thinking, communication, problem solving, teamwork and research skills. 

The Diploma explores a wide range of topics such as financial reports and budgets, dealing with conflict, community leadership and advocacy, strategic decision making, policy development, asset management and understanding land use and local planning schemes.

The Diploma qualification has been developed according to the requirements of the Local Government Training Package (LGA) and has been approved for delivery by the Training Accreditation Council (TAC). The Diploma of Local Government – Elected Member is nationally recognised within the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) and consists of 10 Units of Competency (UoC), six (6) core and four (4) elective units.

Each participant will be provided with an individualised Training and Assessment Plan outlining all training  and assessments requirements for each Unit of Competency.

Entry Requirements

  • Completion of the Council Member Essentials Training
  • Participants must be a current or aspiring Elected Member for a Local Government in WA

Course Duration

  • The recommended time frame to complete the Diploma program is a duration of 12 months. 
  • Participants can opt to extend this duration to 18 months or fast track the course to complete earlier.

Delivery Method

  • The Diploma program is delivered in practical in-person workshops at WALGA’s premises in West Leederville. 
  • To make training more accessible for regional areas, some workshops are available via Zoom or in some instances, individual organisations may engage a WALGA Trainer to deliver a workshop at your Local Government. 

Training and Assessment Plan

The training for each Unit of Competency (UoC) includes 7 topic-specific intensive workshops followed by virtual training sessions to deepen your understanding and to prepare you for each individual assessment task. 

Each UoC has a set of individual assessment tasks, requiring approximately 15 hours of reading and research to complete each task. Assessments must be submitted at the listed due date in the Training and Assessment Plan, generally within four weeks of completing the relevant face-to-face workshop.

Training Program Outline

  • BSBPEF502 Develop and use emotional intelligence 
  • LGACOR010 Oversee asset management strategy 
  • LGACOR011 Analyse financial reports and budgets 
  • LGAMEM001 Meet elected member responsibilities 
  • LGAMEM002 Perform elected member functions 
  • LGAMEM003 Contribute to high-level strategic decision-making 
  • LGAPLA003 Assess development applications and implement planning scheme 
  • PSPGEN032 Deal with conflict 
  • PSPGEN075 Build and maintain community relationships 
  • PSPPCY001 Contribute to policy development


On successful completion of this Diploma and if you have been found to be competent in relation to each of the Units of Competency you will be issued with an AQF Qualification LGA50220 Diploma of Local Government – Elected Member.

Diploma Program Cost

The cost of the Diploma program includes all face-to-face workshops including refreshments, lunches, printed training resources, mentoring sessions via Zoom, individual student support and assessment fees.

Total cost if you have completed the Council Member Essentials Training and would like to complete the Diploma Course = $10,170

Please note that nationally recognised training is GST exempt. 

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Upcoming Course Dates

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Monday, 2 Sep 2024 In person N/A

Total cost of Diploma Course = $10,170.00

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