The LGA Education & Training service has an extensive and comprehensive range of training courses available to the Local Government sector in South Australia. Courses are programmed throughout the year in accordance with demand and topic relevance.


We have categorised each of our training sessions to specific proffesional groups. 

Please click here to access the Training Categories.


Below is a complete (alphabetical) list of all course's offered currently. Some of these courses will be scheduled for delivery over the next (up to) 12 months. If a course is scheduled for delivery, you can enrol directly from the course description below, otherwise enrolment can also be made directly from the Calendar function.


If a course is listed, but not yet scheduled, please take advantage of the Enquire Now function to register your interest and be placed on a waiting list.


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A More Effective YOU: both professionally and personally (AMEFBPP)

Advanced Diploma of Governance, Risk and Compliance (ADGRC)

Annual Business Plan Preparation (ABPP)

Annual Executive and Personal Assistants' Forum (AEPARS)

Annual Report Preparation (ARP)

Asbestos Awareness (AA)

Assertiveness and Influencing Skills (AIS)

Audit Committees (AC)

Authentic Networking: Developing your Personal Brand (AN: DPB)

Authorised Officers Development Program (AODP)

Budget Management Information and Reporting (BMIR)

Business Writing Basics (BWB)

Business Writing Skills (BWS)

Caretaker Policy Information Session (CPIS)

Catalyst Women in Leadership Program (CWLP)

CEO Performance Management (CEOPM)

Certificate IV in Risk Management Essentials (CIV - RME)

CFS Bushfire Support Module (CBSM)

ChemAlert Search, Stock and Risk Assessment Program (CASSRAP)

Chief Executive Officers’ Forum (CEOS)

Child Safe Environments - Orientation/Refresher Module (CSE-ORM)

Child Safe Environments - Responding to Children Module (CSE-RCM)

Children’s Participation in Democratic Decision-Making and Planning (CPDDMP)

Climate Futures - Using the New National Climate Projections (CF- UNNCP)

Climate Risk Assessment and Decision Making For Planners (CRADMFP)

Code of Conduct Training for Elected Members (COCEM)

Commercial Considerations in Local Government Contracts (CCLGC)

Common Sense Isn’t Very Common: Social Media Etiquette & Branding (CSIVC - SMEB)

Communicate with IMPACT! (CWI)

Communication Styles – foster a win/win outcome! (CS - FAW/WC)

Community Development Evaluation Framework (CDEF)

Community Engagement Techniques Improving Participation for Council Officers (CETIPCO)

Confined Space Training (CST)

Conflict of Interest Provisions Guidelines (CIP-IN)

Contract Management and Major Projects (CMMP)

Contract Management in the Local Government Sector (CMLGS)

Contract Management: Incentives, Variations, Payment, Security and Other Contract Management Mechanisms (CMIVPSCMM)

Contract Management-Legal, Safety and Social Issues (CM-LSSi)

Council and Committee Meeting Agenda and Minute Preparation (CCMAMP)

Council and Committee Meeting Procedures and Chairing Skills (CCMPCS)

Council Customer Service Bushfire Awareness Workshop (CCSBAW)

Council Development Assessment Panel Member Fundamentals (CDAPMF)

Council Development Assessment Panels Agenda and Minute Preparation (CDAPAMP)

Council Employees Code of Conduct & Workplace Bullying (CECCWB)

Council Member Essentials Online Training Now LIVE! (CMESOTNL)

Council Members Forum (CMF)

Council Members Induction: Post Election 2014 (Mandatory Training) (CMI)

Council Section 41 Committee Member Training for Community Members (CS41CMTCM)

Design Learning Programs (DLP)

Designing Outdoor Learning Environments for Young Children (DOLEYC)

Developing and Implementing a Sound Financial Strategy (DISFS)

Developing Confidence, Stepping up and Managing up (DCSM)

Developing Cultural Competence Seminar (DCCS)

Development Act Enforcement Basics (DAEB)

Development Assessment Processes Minimising Risk (DAPMR)

Dialogue Deliberation and Public Engagement (DD-PE)

Diploma of Risk Management and Business Continuity (D - RMBC)

Directions and Guidelines from the ICAC Information Session (DGICAC)

Disability Access and Inclusion Forum - Developing a Disability Action Plan (DAIF - DDAP)

Disability Access and Inclusion Forum Living with Disability- Access and Inclusion Awareness (DAIF - LDAIA)

Disability Discrimination Act Action Plans (DDAAP)

Ecological Leadership Program (ELP)

Economic Evaluation Techniques / Use of Discounted Cash Flow Analysis (EETUDCFA)

Employee Entitlements (EE)

Enforcing the Contract and Dealing with Disputes (ECDWD)

Enterprise Bargaining Negotiating and Drafting Issues (EBNDI)

Erosion & Sediment Control Training (ESCT)

Essential Leadership Skills (ELS)

Essential Supervisors Course (ESC)

Essentials for Success (EFC)

Facilitation Skills (FS)

Financial Fundamentals for Local Government (FFLG)

Freedom of Information (FIO)

FULL DAY - Asbestos Awareness and Confined Space Awareness Workshop (AACSAW)

FULL DAY - Cultural Competence in Local Government Management (CCLGM)

FULL DAY - Disability Access and Inclusion Forum (DAIF -FD)

FULL DAY - Incident Investigation and Hazardous Chemical Awareness Workshop (IIHCAW)

FULL DAY - Managers & Supervisors Responsibilities and WHS Managing Contractors Awareness Workshop (MSRWMAW)

FULL DAY - WHS Committee Workshop and Workplace Inspection Awareness Workshop (WCWWIAW)

FULL DAY - Workplace Bullying and Managing Aggressive Customers Awareness Workshop (WBMACAW)

Get with the Flow! — Enforcement under the Water Industry Act 2012 (GF-EWI)

Governance Forum (GF)

Handling Conflict Situations for Council Officers (HCSCO)

Hazardous Chemical Awareness (HCA)

Heritage Forum (HF)

Heritage Forum (HF)

How to Draft a Statutory Notice Workshop (HDSN)

How to use LGA Delegations Templates and Draft a Statutory Notice (HLDTDSUN)

How to use LGA Delegations Templates Workshop (HLGT)

Human Resources Forum (HRF)

IAP2 Foundations in Public Participation (IAP2FPP)

Incident Investigation Awareness Workshop (IIT)

Industry Briefing - Procurement of Natural Gas (IB-PNG)

Information Security for Council Members (ISEM)

Injury Management Rehabilitation and Return to Work Co-ordinator Training (IMRRWCT)

Interviewing Techniques - Mastering the Essentials (IT-ME)

Introduction to Community Engagement for Council Officers (ICECO)

Introduction to Maladministration - Online (ITM)

Introduction to the SA Planning System (ISPS)

Investigation and Court Preparation (ICP)

i-Responda Module (IRM)

Just for Men (JFM)

Leadership - Getting Started (LGS)

Leadership to Advance Water Sensitive Urban Design (LAWSUD)

Leading and Managing Change (LMC)

Liquor Licensing (LL)

Local Government - an Introduction (LGI)

Local Government Grants Commission - Supplementary Return Training (LGGCSRT)

Local Government Purchasing and Procurement - Advanced (LGPP-A)

Local Government Purchasing and Procurement - An Introduction (LGPP-IA)

Local Government Tendering Requirements (LGTR)

Management of Council Land and Buildings: Governance Masterclass (MCLBGM)

Manager as Coach (MC)

Managers & Supervisors Responsibilities (MSWR)

Managing Aggressive Customers Awareness Workshop (MACAW)

Managing and Working with Volunteers Program - Program Managers (MWVP - PM)

Managing and Working with Volunteers Program - Volunteer Co-ordinators (MWVP-VC)

Managing Council Assets: Leasing and Licensing Basics (MCALLB)

Managing Cultural Competence Development - MORNING SESSION (MCCD)

Managing Financial Risk in Procurement (MFRP)

Managing Roads (MR)

Managing Social Media During Emergencies (MSMDE)

Managing Stress and Handling Difficult Conversations (MSHDC)

Managing Yourself and Your Working Relationships (MYYWR)

Mandarin for Business and Travel (MBT)

Mayors' and Chairpersons' Forum (MCRS)

Media Skills for Council Members (MSCM)

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA)

Minute Takers Handbook – your questions answered! (MTH-YQA)

Minute Takers Handbook – your questions answered! VIDEO PRESENTATION (MTH-YQA VP)

National Stronger Regions Fund and PIRSA Grants Workshop (NSRFPGW)

Native Title and Aboriginal Heritage Act (NTAHA)

Optimise Your Personal & Team Potential (OYPTP)

Organisational Culture (OC)

Overcoming Procrastination, Perfectionism & Self Doubt! (OPPSD)

Pavement Materials & Compaction (PMC)

Plan Reading and Levelling (PRL)

Planning and Partnerships Forum – new and emerging opportunities for Councils (PPF)

Policy Writing - Advanced (PWA)

Policy Writing - Getting Started (PWGS)

Political Nous - Understanding Influence (PNUI)

Preparing and Updating Asset Management Plans (PUAMP)

Preparing and Updating Long-Term Financial Plans (PULTFP)

Procurement, Contract Law and Probity Fundamentals (PCLPF)

Procuring Goods and Contracts for the Supply of Goods (PGCSG)

Procuring Services and Services Contracts (PSSC)

Procuring Works and Construction Contracts (PWCC)

Project Management (PM)

Public Health Partnerships Forum (PHPF)

Public Health Short Course (PHSC)

Public Health Short Course Refresher (PHSCR)

Public Policy Making for SA Councils (PPMSC)

Public Speaking - Own The Room (PSOTR)

Public Speaking Skills for Council Members (PSSCM)

Putting the Balance Back into Your Work and Life (PBBYWL)

Qualification Training (QT)

Quality Service Provision - Customer Service - Exceeding Expectations (QSPCSEE)

Rates Administration Masterclass (RAM)

Reading Your Team (RYT)

Records Management Classification Scheme and Disposal Schedule Training (RMCSDST)

Records Management Fundamentals (RMF)

Recycle Right Training Tour (RRTT)

Regional Public Health Implementation Forum (RPHIF)

Report Writing (RW)

Road Opening and Closure Procedures (ROCP)

Salary Packaging in Local Government - an Information Seminar (SPLG-AS)

Section 101A Development Act Strategic Planning and Development Policy Committee (S101ADASPDPC)

Section 7 Statements Managing Enquiries (S7SME)

Securing the Digital Highway (SDH)

Social Media 101 (SM-101)

Social Media 2.0 - Advanced (SC2-A)

Specification Writing (SW)

Springboard Women's Career Development Program (SWDP)

Springboard Women's Development Program - Revisited (SWDPR)

Statewide.Online Training Session (SOTS)

Strategic Procurement Planning, Approaches to Market and Specifications (SPPAMS)

Successfully Transitioning From Team Member to Team Leader (STFTMTL)

Taking Minutes for Business Meetings (TMBM)

The Kaizen Way (TKW)

The Professional and Effective Executive Assistant (TPEEA)

The Whistleblower Protection Act and Fraud & Corruption Reporting (WPAFCR)

Time Management (TM)

Traffic Control Delegations and Authorisations Training (TCDAT)

Training Needs Analysis (TNA)

Treasury Management (TM)

Trees and the Law (TL)

Understanding Local Government Financial Information (SFSTGGDM)

Understanding your obligations under the Burial and Cremation Act 2013 and Regulations (BC)

VendorPanel Management Tool (VPMT)

Victims of Crime (VC)

Volunteer Management - Leading without a Title (VM-LWAT)

Voters Roll Compilation (VRC)

Waste and Resource Recovery Model Contract and Tendering Toolkit and Contract Management (WRRMCTTCM)

WHS Committee Workshop (WCW)

WHS Managing Contractors Awareness Workshop (WMCAW)

Work Health and Safety and Risk Management (WHSRM)

Workforce Planning Essentials (WPE)

Working with the Development Sector Forum (WDSF)

Workplace Bullying Awareness Workshop (WBAW)

Workplace Inspection Awareness Workshop (WIAW)