Understanding Local Government - eLearning Course

We provide a range of nationally recognised qualifications (local government specific) and council-specific non-accredited short courses as well as other professional development training options.

Who should Attend?

The Understanding Local Government eLearning course is suited to all Queensland local government officers. It has been developed and contextualised to the local government environment.

Learning Outcomes

Participants will gain an increased understanding of the three levels of government with a focus on Queensland local government.

eLearning Course Summary

Our eLearning course outlines the background of government in Australia, it’s purpose and areas of responsibility. This course may be used as part of councils induction process.

eLearning Course details

eLearning Course Topics
Local Government Overview
Structure of Government
Corporate and operational plans
Code of Conduct
Roles of councillors
Local Government in the Broader Context
Three layers of elected Government
Federal, State and Local Governments explained
Queensland councils, responsibilities and powers
Indigenous councils
Structure of councils
Planning for the Future
Sustainability and framework
The Corporate Plan and the Operational Plan
Financial planning and the budget
licy and local law making
Strategic decision making
Councillor roles explained
Rights to information and separation of roles
Statutory and discretionary services explained
Revenue and expenditure
Role of the CEO and delegations
Staff responsibilities and Code of Conduct
Employment practices and relevant legislation
Staff discipline
Delivery & Inclusions
This online course has been developed by Peak Services. Courses can be delivered via your own Learning Management System or by access to the course on our LMS. Certificates of completion can be printed on successful completion of your online training program. Please contact us to discuss your course on 07 3000 2148 or email training@wearepeak.com.au
Approximately 45 minutes minutes.


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