WALGA Employee Relations (ER) provides a professional industrial relations (IR) and human resource (HR) advisory, industrial advocacy and consultancy service to Local Governments, Regional Councils and Associate Members in Western Australia and the Northern Territory through an annual subscription. The WALGA ER team is comprised of nine IR specialists with significant IR/HR experience across a range of industries. 

The WALGA ER team offers three Local Government officer courses including State Employment Law Essentials, Understanding and Applying the Local Government Industry Award and the HR Toolkit for Managers. The WALGA ER team can also deliver bespoke workshops in areas including position description classifications, bargaining for enterprise agreements, the role of active bystanders and training on HR policies and procedures. If you are interested in a bespoke workshop, please contact WALGA Employee Relations.
 
This course was specifically developed for Local Government HR and payroll professionals who are responsible for ensuring the Local Government complies with the terms of the Local Government Industry Award 2020 industrial agreement, which became a new State instrument when Local Governments transitioned to the State industrial relations system on 1 January 2023. This course aims to explain the terms of the Award in a clear and concise way to ensure Local Governments are complying with State employment legislation and providing employees with the correct employment entitlements.
This course is tailored to NT Local Government HR and payroll professionals who are responsible for ensuring the Local Government complies with the terms of the Federal Local Government Industry Award 2020. This course aims to explain the terms of the Award in a clear and concise way to ensure Local Governments are complying with Federal employment legislation and providing employees with the correct employment entitlements.
Interactive two-day program specifically designed to equip people leaders working in local government with the essential HR knowledge and skills as well as practical tips to effectively manage, motivate, and improve the performance and behaviours of their team. This will include managing recruitment, onboarding, and probation, managing people performance, developing a diverse and inclusive team, dealing with sexual harassment, and bullying and managing misconduct disciplinary processes and termination of employment.
This course has been specifically developed for WA Local Governments to develop a sound understanding of State employment legislation. Covering the key provisions of the Industrial Relations Act 1979 (WA), the Minimum Conditions of Employment Act 1993 (WA), general orders and other relevant State legislation this course will leave participants with a strong understanding of the State employment framework.
Active Bystanders (Train the Trainer)
With the increased obligations on Local Government employers as a result of the December 2023 changes to the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth), this course will equip managers and HR staff to train their own teams to be active bystanders. 
In December 2023, changes to the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth) will impose in employers, including Local Governments, a positive duty to prevent sexual harassment and sex-based harassment. The legislative changes switch the focus from employers reacting to a complaint of harassment to a focus on employers taking proactive steps to prevent discrimination and harassment from occurring in the first place.
This interactive two-day program is specifically designed to equip new or potential supervisors with the essential skills they need to tackle their role confidently and with enthusiasm.