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Candidate training moves online

Candidate training moves online

Wednesday 19 August 2020

Bass Coast Shire Council has welcomed the announcement that mandatory Local Government Candidate Training will be conducted online.

Anyone considering running in the upcoming council elections in October must complete the mandatory training, in order to be eligible to nominate with the Victorian Electoral Commission.

A Council Spokesperson said that the mandatory training will be provided by the State Government, as part of the new Local Government Act 2020.

“It was anticipated that councils would hold face-to-face training, however, in the interests of community safety, the decision was made to deliver the training online instead,” the Spokesperson said.

The training will help potential candidates understand the role and responsibilities of being a councillor.

To complete the course, or for more information visit

For more information or help with the online training, please contact Council’s Governance team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211.