SOLGM has done extensive research into the online and e-learning market in New Zealand and overseas, realising this is a new way of engaging in learning for many in the local government sector. E-learning offers convenience and flexibility to learners, allowing them to access courses from anywhere and at any time, enabling the transfer of skills and knowledge in an easy to understand and engaging way.

Rating KnowHow

Early bird enrolment offer - 10% discount on each seat purchased - valid until 18th of April 2019.

This course is particularly suitable for rating staff, revenue managers and team leaders, finance managers, legal staff, and those with an interest in rating. It will cover all aspects of the rating environment.

To view the course information sheet click here.

Rating KnowHow comprises two e-learning parts and a suite of supporting resources:

Part 1:

The Local Government (Rating) Act: Overview

The rating unit and the ratepayer

Non-rateable land

Rating tools

Remissions, postponements and rates rebates.

Part 2:

Assessment, collection and enforcement of rates

Rates on Māori freehold land

Rates resetting and replacement

View the taster video below about the Rating KnowHow course:

How to enrol

To enrol in our e-learning course Rating KnowHow click “Enrol Now” below. SOLGM will then be in touch directly to provide you with your login instructions.

A single seat costs $160+GST (early bird discount will be applied at checkout).

Note - for multiple participants, discounted pricing is available. If you would like to enrol five participants or more please contact SOLGM directly -

LG How Local Government Works® Programme

SOLGM’s ‘LG How Local Government Works®’ programme is a fantastic online suite of e-learning courses aimed at introducing both new and existing employees to the legislative environment of local government.

The programme comprises six e-learning courses, covering a variety of topics and providing an understanding of what makes local government different from any other sector.

There’s something for everyone, as the programme has been specifically designed in such a way that it can form part of a standard council induction programme for all staff, regardless of their role, location or area of expertise. The programme is also beneficial for those moving to a new role in a different area of local government.

To view the programme information sheet click here.

The programme comprises six parts:

Part 1: An introduction to the local government sector

Part 2: Governance

Part 3: Working together

Part 4: Planning and accountability

Part 5: Regulation and compliance

Part 6: Financial management and funding

View the taster video below about LG How Local Government Works® programme:

How to enrol

To enrol in the LG How Local Government Works® programme please contact Samantha Chilcott -

For more information about SOLGM's e-learning programmes, or e-learning in general please contact: