Course Details

Module 2 - Legal Responsibilities

Duration: Half Day 
Investment: $385 incl GST
Delivery: Face 2 Face & Webinar


Target Audience

Elected Members and Council staff



‘Legal Responsibilities’ is the second module in a series of four modules that constitute South Australia’s Council Member mandatory training requirements.

The LGA’s ‘Training Standards for Council Members’ is the minimum training requirement for South Australian council members. 

Every newly elected council member must meet these requirements 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. This module will explore elected members’ legal roles and responsibilities and the pitfalls of non-compliance through ‘real life’ example case studies.



Sathish Dasan, Principal – Employment and Industrial Relations, Governance – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Sathish is the Principal in charge of the Norman Waterhouse Employment & Industrial Relations, Insurance, and Governance & Regulatory teams. Sathish has been named as one of Australia’s leading lawyers in Doyle’s Legal Guide for the last ten years and has earned a reputation as one of South Australia’s pre-eminent specialists in the respective fields of industrial relations, local government and administrative law.

Virginia Liu, Senior Associate – Employment and Industrial Relations – Norman Waterhouse Lawyers
Virginia advises local government and private sector clients in a wide range of litigious and non-litigious matters, in the areas of employment, industrial relations and work health and safety law. Virginia regularly design and deliver training seminars, workshops and presentations for council staff and elected members.

The Norman Waterhouse Local Government team is the largest of its kind in the State and is widely recognised as the leader in the provision of advice and representation to the local government sector in South Australia. 


Additional Information

For further information about the content of this program or to enquire about having this program brought ‘In-House’ to your council or to a ‘Council Hub’ near you please contact LGA Training on 8224 2000 or at
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