Meeting Procedures and Debating

Meeting Procedures and Debating


Meeting Procedures and Debating is specifically designed for both experienced and newly Elected Members who wish to enhance their meeting skills.

Concentrating on knowledge of meeting procedures and high level debating techniques, this course is a practical tool kit for those who attend Council and committee meetings as Members or Presiding Members.

Target Audience

Suitable for Elected Members who would like to increase their knowledge and understanding of their role within Local Government.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • critically read the agenda and evaluate Officer reports;
  • correctly use procedural motions and effectively raise ‘points of order’;
  • demonstrate chairmanship skills within legal and ethical requirements;
  • recognise the importance of checking and confirming the minutes; and
  • use knowledge of meeting procedures to move, second or foreshadow motions, use correct amendment rules where appropriate and take the right of reply.


9:00am - 4:30pm (8:45am registration)


$515.00 (GST exempt)

Additional fees apply for assessment. See the  Student Handbook for more information.

Cancellations, transfers and substitutions
  • Requested must be received in writing via email, letter or fax.
  • Cancellations received within 5 working days of the start of the course will incur a 20% administration fee of the full course cost.
  • Non-attendance or cancellations recieved within 2 working days of the start of the course will incur the full course fee.
  • Participants can only transfer course dates once without incurring the full fee.
  • Substitutions can be made at any time and no fee will be incurred.

Relationship to Competency Standard

LGAGENE503 - Perform the role of an elected member


Nationally Accredited Training Part of the Diploma of Local Government (Elected Member) Elected Member Training
CLGF - Meeting Procedures and Debating
  • Thursday, 22 November 2018
  • Registration from 8:45AM
  • Shire of Cunderdin
    Lundy Avenue,
  • $50.00 GST exempt
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