Conflicts of Interest (eLearning)


As a community leader and ‘voice of the community’ you are expected to make objective, unbiased decisions on matters affecting the whole community. 

As an Elected Member you have a statutory obligation to declare any interests you have, or are perceived to have, that may influence those decisions.
This valuable course outlines financial, indirect-financial, proximity and impartiality interest; disclosure of interests at meetings; and the association between gifts and conflicts of interests.

It provides an overview of the statutory environment relating to declarations of interest and clarifies, through case studies, the personal responsibilities of Elected Members to comply with their obligations.

Target Audience

A crucial course for both newly elected and returning Elected Members who would like to increase their knowledge and understanding of the personal responsibilities associated with the requirement to disclose certain interests.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Know how Local Government fits into the structure of government in Australia;
  • Distinguish between the strategic role of the Council and the day to day role of the Administration;
  • Understand the legislative environment of Local Governments; and
  • Participate confidently in Council and committee meetings.


  • eLearning (enrol anytime, to complete within 3 months from 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.