On-line Elected Member Mandatory Training


All four mandatory modules can be accessed via the links listed below. Elected Members, please liaise with the appropriate council contact person to assist with your registration.  


Once registration is complete, a confirmation email will be forwarded to the email address provided.  This will be followed by a further email with user access details to the on-line modules. Users will then be able to access the on-line modules at any time via an internet connection.


Pricing and discounted rates


Each module is an investment of $200 + GST.  A discounted package is available for 2 or more participants. See table below for discounted rates.


To be eligible for the above discounts, bookings must be made in bundles of up to 10 participants through the “Book Now” button in each module. If you have 11 or more participants interested, please contact us at training@lga.sa.gov.au or on 08 8224 2035.  Your council will be invoiced upon registration. The investment covers the production, administration and facilitation of the on-line course modules and service. 



The course modules


Click on individual modules below to register.


Module 1: Introduction to Local Government (on-line)

Module 2: Legal Responsibilities (on-line)
Module 3: Council and Committee Meetings (on-line)
Module 4: Financial Management and Reporting (on-line)


Each of the four modules will run for approximately 1 – 1.5hrs.  Users can access a module anytime through individual login details provided. 


You will be issued a certificate of completion within 3 weeks of completion. User access will cease at the end of November 2019 and an expiry reminder will be sent prior. LGA Training can provide Councils with a report on on-line modules completed for mandatory training reporting purposes.



Mandatory training standards


Mandatory training requirements for Elected Members are set out in the ‘LGA Training Standards for Council Members’. It states that every newly elected member must meet the requirements of the ‘Standard’ within the first 12 months of their four year term. The ‘Standard’ also recommends that continuing members complete refresher training in Module 2: ‘Legal Responsibilities’ (which will include the nature of the latest legislative changes) and Module 4: ‘Financial Management and Reporting’ to ensure competency.