Welcome to the Shire of Nannup

Training for Council Members

Councillors have a unique and challenging role performing their functions under the Act. Council recognises the value of training and continuing professional development to build and supplement Councillor skills and experience. Council adopted a Councillor Training & Professional Development policy at the 23 July 2020 Ordinary Council meeting. 

Section 5.126 of the Local Government Act 1995 requires each Council Member to complete training in accordance with regulations. This came into effect on 9 August 2019. 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

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. 

SHIRE OF NANNUP ELECTED MEMBER TRAINING - 2019/2020
     
  Unit of Competency Name Objective Competency Outcome
               
Cr Cheryle Brown          
  Understanding Local Government (eLearning) Essential Training Competent - 8/07/2020
  Serving on Council Essential Training Competent - 16/07/2020
  Meeting Procedures (eLearning) Essential Training Competent - 9/07/2020
  Conflicts of Interest (eLearning) Essential Training Competent - 9/07/2020
  Understanding Financial Reports & Budgets (eLearning) Essential Training Competent - 7/07/2020
     
Cr Vincent Corlett          
  Understanding Local Government Essential Training Training in progress
  Serving on Council Essential Training Training in progress
  Meeting Procedures (eLearning) Essential Training Training in progress
  Conflicts of Interest (eLearning) Essential Training Training in progress
  Understanding Financial Reports & Budgets Essential Training Training in progress
     
Cr Tony Dean          
  Understanding Local Government Essential Training Training in progress
  Serving on Council Essential Training Training in progress
  Meeting Procedures (eLearning) Essential Training Training in progress
  Conflicts of Interest (eLearning) Essential Training Training in progress
  Understanding Financial Reports & Budgets (eLearning) Essential Training Training in progress
     
Cr Patricia Fraser          
  Understanding Local Government Essential Training Training in progress
  Serving on Council Essential Training Training in progress
  Meeting Procedures (eLearning) Essential Training Training in progress
  Conflicts of Interest (eLearning) Essential Training Training in progress
  Understanding Financial Reports & Budgets Essential Training Training in progress
     
Cr Chris Buckland          
No training undertaken in 2019/20
     
Cr Vicki Hansen          
No training undertaken in 2019/20
 
Cr Robin Mellema          
No training undertaken in 2019/20
     
Cr Catherine Stevenson        
No training undertaken in 2019/20