MANDATORY CANDIDATE TRAINING - DELIVERY MODULE
The Minister for Local Government, the Hon. Shaun Leane MP has today signed a notice that mandatory Local Government Candidate Training will be conducted online for all people considering nominating for council elections to be held in October 2020.
Under the new requirements included in the Local Government Act 2020, candidates must complete mandatory Local Government Candidate Training to be eligible to nominate for the election with the Victorian Electoral Commission. It had been intended that all Victorian councils would hold face-to-face training, however, in the interests of community and council staff safety the Minister has taken the decision that training will be available online.
The Notice and the Local Government (Electoral) Regulations 2020 include a number of requirements for councils:
Local Government Victoria will provide these resources in a media and information kit to be sent to you next week. The kit will also include FAQs to help you answer questions from the public, advertising graphics, and more detailed information on training registration and data collection.
The training will be available from the week of 3 August 2020 and the training must be completed before a candidate nominates.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any queries.
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