The LGA50220 Diploma of Local Government - Elected Member program is the highest level of qualification that an Elected Member can obtain through WALGA Training.

This qualification 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. 

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 training 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 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.

Course Intakes
Start Date Enrolments close
Monday, 20 May 2024    Friday, 26 April 2024
Monday, 4 Nov 2024        Friday, 1 November 2024    

Entry Requirements
  • Completion of the Council Member Essentials Training
  • A current or aspiring Elected Member for a Local Government in WA
Training and Assessment Plan
The training for each Unit of Competency (UoC) includes 7 topic specific intensive workshops followed by virtual training sessions via ZOOM 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, research and completing each task. Assessments must be submitted at the listed due date in the Training and Assessment Plan, generally within four (4) 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

Download the LGA50220 Diploma of Local Government - Elected Member brochure for further course details.
Download the WALGA Enrolment Form here
Download the Diploma Student Handbook

How to enrol
Complete the WALGA enrolment form and submit to with a Purchase Order from your Local Government or complete payment via a Credit Card.

For information on the LGA 50220 Diploma of Local Government - Elected Member, please email