Serving on Council (eLearning)


This comprehensive course will help you gain the confidence to perform your role on Council more effectively.

It has been specifically developed to address the unique skills and knowledge requirements of Elected Members. 

Building on the information from the first two modules, this course delves deeper into what is involved in serving your community in a Local Government environment and performing as an effective team member on Council.

It recognises both internal and external influences on Councillors, how to develop and maintain strategic relationships, the necessity to perform your role in a due diligence framework and how to contribute effectively to high level strategic decision making.

Target Audience

Aimed at both newly elected and returning Elected Members, this course will refresh and enhance your knowledge and understanding of your leadership role within Local Government.

Learning Outcomes

  • Legislation and regulations within which Councils must operate;
  • Role of Elected Members and senior management in leading and supporting their communities;
  • Expectations on Councillors to act in a ‘Board-like’ manner as the governing body; and
  • Processes involved in contributing successfully to Council and committee meetings;
  • Ethical decision making.




Enrol anytime (3 months to complete upon date of enrolment).

Course Fees

  • eLearning - $195.00 plus GST
  • Unlimited participants for 12 months via an eLearning Subscription - Contact us for a quote.

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.