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

Over the past few years, there has been increased interest in this specialised training program enabling participants to increase their skills and knowledge in order to confidently provide leadership to their community and to efficiently and effectively fulfill their role and responsibility, in particularly in relation to good decision making in accordance with the Local Government Act 1995 and relevant regulations.

Qualification Description
This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply the skills and knowledge to perform as an elected member in local government.

These individuals work relatively autonomously. The work involves the self-directed application of knowledge and skills, and the provision of leadership and advocacy.

The skills in this qualification must be applied in accordance with Commonwealth and State or Territory legislation, Australian standards and industry codes of practice.
No occupational licensing, certification or specific legislative requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Entry Requirements
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules
10 units must be completed:
  • 6 core units
  • 4 elective units, consisting of:
    • 4 units from the electives listed below or any endorsed Training Package or accredited course – the units must be relevant to the work outcome.
The selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the complexity of skills appropriate to the AQF level of this qualification.

Core units 
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

Elective units 
LGAPLA003 Assess development applications and implement planning scheme
PSPGEN032 Deal with conflict
PSPGEN075 Build and maintain community relationships
PSPPCY001 Contribute to policy development

For more details, download the LGA 50220 Diploma of Local Government - Elected Member brochure here.
Download the Student Handbook here
Download the WALGA Enrolment Form here

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

Note: There will be a slight increase in course fees from Friday, 1 July 2022. Bookings made before this date will not be affected.