This unit covers the behaviours and actions required of councillors in meeting their roles and responsibilities as elected representatives.

This unit supports the attainment of skills and knowledge required for competent workplace performance in remote and Indigenous communities and councils. Knowledge of the legislation and regulations within which councils must operate is essential. The role of elected members and senior management in leading and supporting their communities, and the identification of processes and solutions to meet the specific needs of communities, must be appropriately reflected.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - decision making; - problem solving; - conflict resolution; - communication; - networking; - leadership and management, and; - presentation and public speaking.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - state or territory legislation affecting councils and influencing bodies; - councillor, executive, administrative and specialist roles within council structure, and; - policies and protocols governing effective legal and ethical operation of council.

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