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Module 1 - Introduction to Local Government - Online

Introduction

By completing this mandatory training module, Council Members will gain an understanding of the Australian System of Government and the composition, structure and operational functions of Councils in South Australia. This 1.5 hour video covers the following information: 

The Australian System of Government

  •         The three spheres of government and their functions
  •         Relationships between the three spheres of government

Roles and Functions of Local Government

  •         Roles, functions and objectives of Local Government
  •         Composition and structure of Councils
  •         Community engagement and consultation
  •         Strategic Planning

Elected/Staff Structures

  •         Role of Council Members
  •         Role of Staff

Services Provided by Councils

  •         Mandatory
  •         Discretionary

The LGA Training Standard is available here

We encourage you to click here - 'Welcome to Local Government' to watch this 2 minute video prior to undertaking this module.

 

Module 1 - Introduction to Local Government - Online Available until 30 Nov 2019