Elected Members Training Register

Council is committed to the professional development of its elected members to assist in fulfilling their role as an Elected Member.  Elected Members have a unique and challenging role.

Section 5.126(1) of the Local Government Act 1995 requires each Council Member to complete training in accordance with regulations within 12 months of being elected to Council.

Regulation 35 (2) of the Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996 states, Elected Members must complete mandatory training titled 'Council Member Essentials' which consists of the following modules:

  1. Understanding Local Government;
  2. Serving on Council;
  3. Meeting Procedures;
  4. Conflicts of Interest; and
  5. Understanding Financial Reports and Budgets

Training completed by Council Members each financial year is required to be published on the Shire’s website by the 31 July each year in accordance with Section 5.127 of the Local Government Act 1995.

Training for council members (Act s. 5.126(1)) (1)

A council member completes training for the purposes of section 5.126

(1) if the council member passes the course of training specified in subregulation (2) within the period specified in subregulation (3).

(2) The course of training is the course titled Council Member Essentials that —

(a) consists of the following modules:

 (i) Understanding Local Government;

 (ii) Serving on Council;

 (iii) Meeting Procedures;

 (iv) Conflicts of Interest;

 (v) Understanding Financial Reports and Budgets.

 and

(b) is provided by any of the following bodies:

(i) North Metropolitan TAFE;

 (ii) South Metropolitan TAFE;

 (iii) WALGA.

 (3) The period within which the course of training must be passed is the period of 12 months beginning on the day on which the council member is elected.

 

Please find the Register of Training of Councillors for 2020/2021 HERE