Engineering Leadership Program 2022

Starts:  Jun 22, 2022 10:00 (AEST)
Ends:  Oct 5, 2022 11:00 (AEST)
Associated with  Victoria

Developing engineering professionals

Designed for engineers, team leaders and co-ordinators

Our Engineering Leadership Program develops the technical skills of emerging public works leaders. With a focus on engineering services, projects and people, the program blends content developed by sector experts with live-online panel discussions in a virtual classroom environment.

The program features pre-recorded content available for 12 months and the opportunity to discuss a range of topics with peers and public works thought-leaders:

Leading a Technical Directorate

Learning Objectives

  • Management of a technical directorate
  • Legal perspective – demonstrate action and consequence
  • Council Plan & local government engineering
  • Community Consultation
  • Powers and Duties
  • Governance and Probity
  • Working with Councillors

Leading Works and Services Delivery

Learning Objectives

  • Capital Works Planning
  • Project Management Framework
  • Project Management led leadership
  • Design Briefs
  • Accountability & Transparency in contract management
  • Procurement
  • Tender Evaluation

Leading through Sustainability

Learning Objectives

  • Introduction to sustainability
  • Priority Area: Low Carbon Economic Growth
  • Waste and resource recovery
  • Collection and Recovery Systems
  • Landfill and transfer stations
  • Urban Planning for sustainable communities
  • Subdivision Checking processes and procedures for the LG engineer
  • Water Sensitive Urban Design

Intelligent Asset Management

Learning Objectives

  • Asset Management Framework and Leadership
  • Linking Strategies and Plans – understanding the community assets
  • Financial Strategy and Plans
  • Service delivery - Implementing the asset management plan on the ground
  • The asset management plan, information systems and tools

Leading in Service Operations

Learning Objectives

  • Introduction to Service Planning
  • Maintenance Planning Overview
  • Maintenance Planning
  • Facilities management and recreational facilities
  • Depot Operations
  • Works permit process
  • Fleet Management
  • Graffiti Management

Community Engagement for Service Planning

Learning Objectives

  • IAP2’s Community Engagement Framework in context to Local Government Act
  • A Council’s successful extension to rate capping: how this was achieved
  • The importance of a long term financial plan and a long term capital works plan
  • Community consultation and works programming
  • ESC expectations for rates cap variation submissions


Session 1: Yarra Ranges Council
10:00-11:00am Wednesday 22 June

Session 2: Monash City Council
10:00-11:00am Wednesday 13 July

Session 3: City of Greater Geelong
10:00-11:00am Wednesday 27 July

Session 4: Banyule City Council
10:00-11:00am Wednesday 17 August

Session 5: Stonnington City Council
10:00-11:00am Wednesday 7 September

Session 6: IPWEA
10:00-11:00am Wednesday 5 October


IPWEA members: $1,650
Non-members: $1,980


Every ELP participant to date has indicated they would recommend the program to others:

  • “Very informative and well delivered program”
  • “Good content and very well tied together”
  • “Excellent session and knowledge transfer”
  • “Sessions were interesting and informative”
  • “Very good on whole - enjoyed specific project examples”
  • “Very informative and worthwhile sessions”