Course Description

Elected Members are drawn from sectors of the community they represent. They may be lawyers, truck drivers, doctors, house husbands or wives, or farmers. The diverse backgrounds of Elected Members mean that they also have varying levels of experience with addressing accountability and recordkeeping requirements in Local Government.

This brief online course will quickly and easily provide Elected Members with information about how to demonstrate their accountability and how to protect themselves, the community and the Shire they represent by adequate capture (recordkeeping) of the Business Evidence they create or receive in the conduct of their role.


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Course duration: Approximately 60 minutes

IRIS Consulting Group Pty Ltd

Course curriculum

  • 1


    • Usage Agreement

    • eCourse Introduction

  • 2

    Session 1 - Records/Evidence Related to a Councillor's Role

    • Before You Begin

    • Evidence of a Councillor's Role Within the Shire

    • What is the Business Evidence Arising from a Councillor's Role?

    • What Doesn't Constitute the Records/Evidence of a Councillor's Role?

    • Quiz: When is a record a record?

  • 3

    Session 2 - Why Should Councillors Capture Evidence of Their Role?

    • Video Introduction

    • The Local Government Act

    • Records/Evidence Created and Received by Councillors

  • 4

    Session 3 - Capturing Evidence of Business

    • Capturing Evidence of Business

    • Quiz: Real Life Recordkeeping

  • 5

    Session 4 - Partners in Managing Local Government Records and Information

    • Passing Records and Information to the Shire

    • Quiz: Partners in Information Management

  • 6

    Session 5 - Accountability

    • Influence & Decision-Making

    • Accountability

    • Quiz: Accountability scenarios...What would you do?

  • 7

    Session 6 - The Benefits

    • The Benefits

  • 8


    • What, Why and How

    • Course Survey