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The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) has selected South Metropolitan TAFE as an approved training provider for the development and delivery of the Council Member Essentials course for elected members. 

Council Member Essentials is a five unit training program that local government council members are required to complete within 12 months of being elected. The purpose of the training is to provide practical information that will help you become familiar with the skills, knowledge and responsibilities of your role as a councillor. The course outlines information you will need to know about the way Local Government works in Western Australia under the Local Government Act 1995 and explains in simple terms important information to assist you in the performance of your duties as a councillor. 

 

Recommended Completion Pathway

  • Understanding Local Government (pre requisite)
  • Serving on Council
  • Meeting Procedures
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Understanding Financial Reports and Budgets

 

Enrolment options

If you are ready to enrol you can: 

Save time by completing the enrolment webform by clicking on the enrol now button and one of our staff will call you to finalise payment. 

Or call us on 1800 001 001 to enrol and pay over the phone.

Are you representing a group of councillors at one organisation? If you would like to organise a group training session where one of our lecturers comes to you, please complete the enrolment webform by clicking on the enrol now button and a member of our staff will contact you.

 

Council Members Essentials Training Program 

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S0117P S0117P Meeting Procedures- Workshop Short Course Part Time
Fremantle

The Meeting Procedures unit provides council members with the skills and knowledge required to actively participate in council and committee meetings. The unit covers knowledge of meeting procedures and high-level debating skills used to guide council decision making.

Available face to face 1 day at our Fremantle campus (free parking available onsite).

Fees are all inclusive of course materials, assessment, Certificate of Completion and catering for face to face workshop at our campus.

S0111P S0111P Serving on Council-Online Course Short Course Part Time
Self Paced
Bentley
serving, processes, procedures, local government, governance

The Serving on Council unit prepares council members with the knowledge and skills necessary to carry out their roles and responsibilities in accordance with the Local Government Act 1995. The unit describes the operation of local government processes and procedures, concepts of governance, the relationship between councillors and council administration staff and the need for community leadership and ethical decision making.

Fees are all inclusive of course materials, assessment, Certificate of Completion.

This online course is self-paced 15 hours - you will have 3 months from date of enrolment to complete this unit.

S0116P S0116P Serving on Council-Workshop Short Course Part Time
Fremantle

The Serving on Council unit prepares council members with the knowledge and skills necessary to carry out their roles and responsibilities in accordance with the Local Government Act 1995. The unit describes the operation of local government processes and procedures, concepts of governance, the relationship between councillors and council administration staff and the need for community leadership and ethical decision making.

Available face to face 2 days at our Fremantle campus (free parking available onsite) .

Fees are all inclusive of course materials, assessment, Certificate of Completion and catering for face to face workshop at our campus.

S0110P S0110P Understanding Local Government-Online Course Short Course Part Time
Self Paced
Bentley

The Understanding Local Government unit provides participants with an understanding of the composition, structure and operational functions of Government in Australia, and in particular Western Australian local Government. It provides an overview of local government roles and functions in Western Australia and explains how local government fits into the overall structure of government in Australia.

Fees are all inclusive of course materials, assessment, Certificate of Completion.

This online course is self-paced 7.5 hours - you will have 3 months from date of enrolment to complete this unit.

S0115P S0115P Understanding Local Government-Workshop Short Course Part Time
Fremantle

The Understanding Local Government unit provides participants with an understanding of the composition, structure and operational functions of Government in Australia, and in particular Western Australian local Government. It provides an overview of local government roles and functions in Western Australia and explains how local government fits into the overall structure of government in Australia.

Available face to face 2 days at our Fremantle campus (free parking available onsite).

Fees are all inclusive of course materials, assessment, Certificate of Completion and catering for face to face workshop at our campus.

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Page last updated October 22, 2019