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Local Government Learning Centre

The Local Government Learning Centre is an online learning resource for Councillors, Mayors and senior management within the local government sector.

A unique email with username and password has been sent to all Councillors, Mayors and CEOs across Queensland to access the portal.

If you are having difficulty accessing the portal, email your name, contact details and issue to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Alternatively you can contact your regional office.

Scholarships for training

The department provides scholarships for a range of training programs to assist female local government officers and elected members to build on their skills, knowledge and expertise.

Financial assistance is provided to councils for those who wish to undertake the courses through a scholarship program. The program is delivered over the next 3 months.

Applications are now open for the following programs:

Queensland Treasury Corporation in-house workshops for councils

This offer is focused on financial sustainability and the workshops will be delivered by Queensland Treasury Corporation (QTC). The financial sustainability workshop topics include:

Councils can nominate for these workshops by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than 12 April 2019, providing the details on which workshops they wish to undertake and the number of participants (up to 20 per workshop).

Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD)

How to apply

This opportunity is offered under the department’s Women in Local Government Strategy for female staff and councillors.

Application criteria requirements for scholarships to undertake the AICD courses for female staff and elected members:

Council staff applicants

  1. Minimum of two years’ experience in a related position in local government.
  2. All female council staff may apply, preference may be given to staff from rural, remote and Indigenous shire councils.
  3. Relevance of the qualification to the candidate’s position.
  4. Qualification does not duplicate previous studies undertaken by the staff member.
  5. Preference given to staff who have not previously received a DILGP/DLGRMA sponsorship.

Candidates are required to provide a curriculum vitae and submit a statement in support of their application (i.e. in terms of how undertaking the particular program will assist them to realise their career goals and aspirations, enhance their career progression and also benefit their council).

Candidates must provide evidence of endorsement of their application by their council’s chief executive officer, including a commitment by council to support the candidate in completing the program wherever possible.

The scholarship candidates’ tuition fees will be paid by the department.

The department may consider providing assistance with travel expenses to candidates from rural, remote and Indigenous shire councils.

Please forward all applications, including a completed application form (DOC, 26KB), to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 30 April 2019.

Elected member applicants

  1. Minimum of two years’ experience in a related position in local government.
  2. All female councillors may apply, preference may be given to councillors from rural, remote and Indigenous shire councils.
  3. Relevance of the qualification to the candidate’s position.
  4. Qualification does not duplicate previous studies undertaken by the elected member.
  5. Preference given to elected members who have not previously received a DILGP/DLGRMA scholarship.

Elected members are required to provide a curriculum vitae and a statement in support of their application (i.e. in terms of how undertaking the particular course or unit will assist their professional development in being a more effective elected representative for their community),

Elected members must provide evidence of endorsement of their application by their council’s mayor, including a commitment by council to support the candidate in completing the program wherever possible.

The scholarship candidates’ tuition fees will be paid by the department.

The department may consider providing assistance with travel expenses to candidates from rural, remote and Indigenous shire councils.

Please forward all applications, including a completed application form (DOC, 26KB), to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 30 April 2019.