Our Mission:

The LGA Education & Training (E&T) service is one of many LGA Member Services, designed to support the needs of Members.


"The E&T service aims to promote, facilitate, enhance and make accessible education and training activities, opportunities and products for the Local Government sector in South Australia"


A wide and varied range of courses that are up-to-date and inline with the needs of the Local Government sector in South Australia. Many of the courses offered are in response to legislative changes and requirements, others are to assist Council employees with their day-to-day tasks. All course are contextualised to the needs of the sector and delivered by qualified and highly experience trainers.


A range of training qualifications are offered in alliance with the University of New England, a leading provider of high quality and flexible professional qualifications. The E&T service is also highly experienced in delivering customised training solutions to your Council. Please contact us to discuss your ideas and work out a solution tailored to your needs.


The E&T service contracts some of the best and most recognised individuals and organisations in preparing and presenting our broad suite of training courses. Courses have been developed in response to needs across the sector and new courses are added as new requirements emerge, such as through changes to legislation, regulations, codes of conduct and associated issues.


All training session are priced according to a range of variables that can include costs associated with content development and updates, the administration and promotion of each session, venue hire, catering, classroom resources, travel and accommodation and so on. The E&T service always strives to minimise costs and maximise outcomes and passes these savings on to Members through a reduced overall fee structure.


The LGA Education & Training Value Proposition aims to meet the needs of our Members by providing the following:


  1. An extensive training program that aligns training with the culture, strategic direction, and needs of the Local Government sector in South Australia.
  2. Access to the best trainers and guest speakers, fully conversant with the context of the Local Government sector in South Australia.
  3. Online bookings and course management.
  4. Online learning portal providing flexible and assisted learning programs.
  5. Access to the latest research and legislative changes throughout the drafting process, enabling early training program development.
  6. High energy, creative and helpful staff willing to assist with any query.
  7. Extensive online resources available to current and past learners.
  8. An extensive regional training program that aims to reduce the time and costs associated with attending training in Adelaide (where financially viable).
  9. Strategic Alliance with University of New England Partnerships (UNEP) to deliver a range of great value, high quality and flexible qualification pathways.
  10. Customized courses are can be developed for any purpose, in any region at an agreed upon value.
  11. Flexible delivery methodologies and use of emerging technologies across our suite of training courses.
  12. Affordable and flexible regional training options.

"LGA’s Education & Training service strives to provide the best training at the most affordable price for our Members."