Elected Members Annual Training

Training for Council Members

Section 5.126 of the Local Government Act 1995 requires each Council Member to complete training in accordance with regulations.

Regulation 35 of the Local Government (Administration) Regulations 1996 currently prescribes that the course titled Council Member Essentials must be completed within 12 months of being elected.

The Council Member Essentials course consists of 5 modules as follows:

  • Understanding Local Government
  • Serving on Council
  • Meeting Procedures
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Understanding Financial Reports and Budgets

Continuing Professional Development in accordance with Section 5.128 of the Act the Council is required to adopt a policy relating to the continuing professional development of Elected Members. At its meeting held 25 June 2020, Council resolved (C/0620/021) to adopt Elected Member Continuing Professional Development Council Policy.

Training completed by Council Members each financial year is required to be published on the Shire’s website by the 31 July each year in accordance with Section 5.127 of the Local Government Act 1995.

TRAINING RECORDS

Cr Chris Mitchell                           Date Elected:    19 October 2019 

                                                        Date Re-elected: 
    21 October 2023 

Council Member Essentials Course Completed: 18 May 2021

Module Name Training Provider Status Date Completed 
 Serving on Council  WALGA  Competent  18 May 2021 
 Understanding Local Government  WALGA  Competent  21 August 2020
 Meeting Procedures  WALGA  Competent  18 May 2021
Conflict of Interest  WALGA  Competent  20 August 2020
 Understanding Financial Reports and Budgets  WALGA  Competent  18 May 2021 
 Professional Development      
 Records Awareness Training for Elected Members WALGA Complete  12 April 2022 
 Risk Management  Paladin Risk Complete  14 June 2022 
 Study Tour - Northam, WA Shire of Broome Complete 5 October 2022

 

Cr Peter Taylor                              Date Elected:    16 October 2021

Council Member Essentials Course Completed: 28 March 2022

Module Name Training Provider Status Date Completed 
 Serving on Council  WALGA  Competent  6 March 2022
 Understanding Local Government  WALGA  Competent  14 March 2022
 Meeting Procedures  WALGA  Competent  28 March 2022
 Conflict of Interest  WALGA  Competent  14 March 2022
 Understanding Financial Reports and Budgets  WALGA  Competent  28 March 2022
 Professional Development      
 Records Awareness Training for Elected Members WALGA Complete 12 April 2022 
 Risk Management Paladin Risk  Complete 14 June 2022 

 

Cr Desiree Male                             Date Elected:  16 October 2021

Council Member Essentials Course Completed: 22 June 2022

Module Name Training Provider Status Date Completed 
 Serving on Council  WALGA  Competent  20 June 2022
 Understanding Local Government  WALGA  Competent  20 June 2022
 Meeting Procedures  WALGA  Competent  20 June 2022
 Conflict of Interest  WALGA  Competent  22 June 2022
 Understanding Financial Reports and Budgets  WALGA  Competent  20 June 2022
 Professional Development      
 Records Awareness Training for Elected Members  WALGA Complete 12 April 2022
 Risk Management Paladin Risk Complete 14 June 2022

 

Cr Ellen Smith                          Date Elected:  21 October 2023

Council Member Essentials Course Completed: TBA

Module Name Training Provider Status Date Completed 
Conflicts of Interest                                                   WALGA  Competent 21/11/2023 
 Meeting Procedures  WALGA Competent 21/11/2023
 Understanding Local Government  WALGA  Competent 21/11/2023

 

Cr Philip Matsumoto                      Date Elected:    16 October 2021

Council Member Essentials Course Completed: 14 October 2022

Module Name Training Provider Status Date Completed 
 Serving on Council  WALGA  Competent  24 June 2022
 Understanding Local Government  WALGA  Competent  22 June 2022
 Meeting Procedures  WALGA  Competent  27 June 2022
 Conflict of Interest  WALGA  Competent  24 June 2022
 Understanding Financial Reports and Budgets  WALGA  Competent  14 October 2022
 Professional Development      
 Records Awareness Training for Elected Members  WALGA Complete  12 April 2022
 Risk Management Paladin Risk Complete  14 June 2022 
 Study Tour - Northam, WA Shire of Broome Complete 5 October 2022