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Training eNews
JULY 2021
Issue 7

In this issue:

Jacqui Dodd Diploma of Local Government
(Elected Member) Scholarship - 2021
The Diploma of Local Government (Elected Member) is the highest level of qualification available for Elected Members in Western Australia.
This qualification aims to broaden the skills and knowledge requirements of an Elected Member, strengthening their understanding of their role on Council and increasing their technical and professional knowledge to successfully contribute to high level, strategic decision making.
The Diploma of Local Government (Elected Member) covers 10 Units of Competency over a duration of 12 – 24 months. Training is delivered in a series of topic specific workshops and learners are supported through regular mentoring sessions preparing them for assessment.
What will I receive?
The scholarship will cover training and assessment fees, relevant travel and accommodation costs up to the value of $10,000. The scholarship must be completed within 24 months.
How do I apply?
  • Complete the Nomination Form
  • Attach your supporting document that details in around 250 words what benefits you, your Council and your community would gain from this professional development opportunity.
  • Email the completed form and document through to:
  • Click here for a Nomination Form. 
Nominations close 12:00pm, Monday, 16 August 2021.
For any general queries regarding the nomination process, please contact WALGA Training on 9213 2088 or at
New Course!
Introduction to Waste Management
Waste Management is an essential service provided by, or on behalf of, Local Government for households. It is a complex area, with many opportunities to improve Local Governments environment, social and economic performance. In response to feedback from the Sector WALGA are working to develop new waste management training, with the aim to bring the Waste Management Certificate III onto the Associations scope of delivery.
Introduction to Waste Management training covers the identification and segregation of waste and recoverable materials, waste avoidance and education and behaviour change in relation to waste management.

Introduction to Waste Management
Thursday, 26 August
Procurement and Contract Management Training
Procurement and Contract Management Fundamentals (eLearning)
Available anytime

Procurement - Contract Management Fundamentals
Wednesday, 25 August

Procurement - Planning and Introduction to Specification Writing
Thursday & Friday, 26 & 27 August

Procurement - Supplier Selection, Evaluation and Contract Award
Monday, 30 August

Procurement and Contract Essentials
Tuesday, 31 August

Procurement - Developing Specifications for Excellence
Friday, 17 September
Elected Member Training
The following training courses are available for Elected Members. Bookings for these courses can be made through our website or by contacting the training team

Integrated Strategic Planning - Policy
Tuesday, 20 July

Infrastructure Asset Management - Virtual Classroom
Tuesday, 10 August

Meeting Procedures - Virtual Classroom
Thursday, 26 August

Effective Community Leadership
Friday, 10 September

CEO Performance Appraisals
Wednesday, 22 September
Elected Member Training - eLearning
WALGA's online Elected Member Training is available to be accessed throughout the whole year. Below are the courses available to Elected Members.

Serving on Council
Available via eLearning, see here
Meeting Procedures
Available via eLearning, see here
Understanding Financial Reports and Budgets
Also Available via eLearning, see here
Understanding Local Government
Available via eLearning only, see here
Conflict of Interest
Available via eLearning only, see here
Officer Training
WALGA training offers a range of officer based targeted and tailored courses to support Local Government Officers in their roles.

The following courses are available for Officers. Bookings can be made through our website or by contacting the Training Team. 

Dealing with Difficult Customers
Wednesday, 21 July

Understanding and Applying the Local Government Industry Award 2020 WA - Virtual Classroom
Monday, 2 & 9 August

Preparing Agendas and Minutes in Local Government - Virtual Classroom
Monday, 16 & 23 August
Officer eLearning Courses
Please ensure you use a desktop PC or laptop to complete all of our eLearning courses. iPads and other mobile devices may not be compatible.
Emergency Management
For Elected Members and Officers
Emergency Management courses are available online, these include:

Emergency Management Fundamentals (eLearning) - New Version Now Live!
Always online

AIIMS Awareness (eLearning)
Always online

Face-to-Face at WALGA:

Emergency Management for Local Government
Monday, 16 August

Community Disaster Recovery for Local Government
Tuesday, 17 August

Recovery Coordinators Course for Local Government
Wednesday & Thursday, 22 & 23 September
On-Site Training At Your Council
Training Available At Councils

WALGA Training recognise that our members are located all over the State and we are constantly thinking of better ways that we can serve your training needs. One way we do this is by offering all of our training courses on-site. This means that we bring the training to you, saving you time and money.

Why On-site Training?

Save Time
Whether your Local Government is located in the metropolitan area or out in the regions you can eliminate the need for your Elected Members and Officers to travel to us by hosting your own training. This method is particularly effective when you have a number of participants on the same course.

Save Money
On-site training allows your Local Government to save money on travel costs, accommodation, allowances and loss of productivity. You can also collaborate with other Local Governments to boost numbers and save even more.

On-site training allows for flexibility in your choice of location, course format and choice of date. This allows for training to be scheduled at a time and location that is most convenient to your Elected Members and Officers.

Customise your Training
If your Local Government has something in particular you would like to focus on, ask us about customising one of our quality training courses to suit your needs.

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