Meeting Procedures (eLearning)


Participating effectively in meetings is a critical aspect of being an Elected Member - meetings are said to be the ‘bread and butter’ of your role. 

You will learn to analyse and interpret information, as well as gain valuable insight in how to collaborate with other elected members to make informed strategic decisions.

This course focuses on providing comprehensive knowledge of how to be fully prepared for a meeting; meeting procedures and high level debating techniques.

Target Audience

Suitable for both newly elected and returning Elected Members, you will be able to increase your knowledge and understanding of one of the key aspects underpinning your important role in Local Government.

Learning Outcomes

  • Critically read agendas and evaluate Local Government officer reports
  • Understand and be able to correctly use procedural motions and effectively raise ‘points of order’
  • Demonstrate chairmanship skills within legal and ethical requirements
  • Understand the importance of checking and confirming the minutes
  • Use knowledge of meeting procedures to move, second or foreshadow motions, use correct amendment rules where appropriate and take the right of reply
  • Participate confidently in Council and committee meetings.




Enrol anytime (3 months to complete)
Note - This course is also available face to face.

Course Fees

  • eLearning - $195.00 plus GST
  • Unlimited participants for 12 months via an eLearning Subscription - Contact us for a quote.
Please note: This course is currently being updated to include legislative and regulatory changes and will be available from mid-December 2021. WALGA Training highly recommends that the Understanding Local Government and Conflicts of Interest courses are completed prior to this course.
It is the responsibility of the Local Government to ensure that Students who have been provided with IT hardware and software have the necessary basic skills to use the equipment provided to them, prior to enrolling into any WALGA Training online learning. This includes, but not limited to, eLearning, webinars, virtual classrooms and online assessments. WALGA Training cannot accept responsibility for Students that are unable to navigate web browsers or use software provided to them by the Local Government. Students that contact WALGA Training requesting this type of support will be referred back to the Local Government for training.