ESC for Regulators
(23 FEB)

Feb 23, 2022 at 8:45am for 9:00am start Registration Deadline - Feb 21, 2022225 Brisbane Terrace, Goodna QLD 4300

$470.00 +GST (full catering inclusive)

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Who Should Attend

  • Local and State Government Compliance Officers and Regulators.
  • Regulatory Officers responsible for reviewing , inspecting or verifying erosion and sediment control plans or site practices.
  • Personnel responsible for installing, maintaining, overseeing or inspecting civil or construction site works.
  • Environmental Advisors and Consultants.
  • Construction, Civil and Environmental Engineers.

Whilst it is not a pre-requisite to have completed the Fundamentals of Erosion and Sediment Control course, participants should have a sound understanding of erosion and sediment control

Learning Outcomes

  • Better understanding of why soil erosion is a significant environmental issue;
  • Appreciation of relevant legal requirements and obligations;
  • Improved knowledge of products and techniques for effective erosion and sediment control and how they are supposed to be used; and
  • Increased ability to critically analyse the compliance of onsite erosion and sediment controls with regard to legislation and recommended industry practice.

Workshop Content

  • Live field demonstrations and real life case studies
  • Legal considerations
  • Theory of soils and soil erosion
  • Erosion control measures and techniques
  • Sediment control measures and techniques
  • Drainage, sediment basins and water management
  • Rehabilitation and ground cover
  • Conducting erosion control inspections and investigations
  • Recognising good and bad practice

About the Venue

The training is conducted at Vital Environment’s Erosion and Sediment Control Facility. The theory component is held indoors in the air-conditioned boardroom with all training materials and course notes provided for attendees. An engaging practical session is conducted outdoors at Vital Environment’s purpose-built ESC Training and Testing Facility. Field demonstration plots and concentrated flow channels allow for live action demonstrations of a variety of erosion and sediment control measures under simulated watering.


  • Attendees should bring PPE including hardhat, hi-vis and safety boots (vests and hardhats can be provided if required). Due to sun exposure during the outdoor practical training component, a sun brim and sun-safe eyewear are recommended.
  • Courses commence at 9:00am (entry from from 8:45am for tea and coffee) and will conclude by approximately 3:00pm.
  • Gourmet catering including morning tea, lunch and refreshments throughout the training day will be provided – please advise of any special dietary requirements at the time of registration and we will aim to cater to your needs.
  • FREE onsite parking is available. Take the first left after following the driveway into Goodna Technology Park (225 Brisbane Terrace, Goodna). Please be sure to observe the speed limit on this site and be mindful of pedestrian traffic and other vehicles.
  • All attendees will receive a personalised Certificate of Attendance upon completion of their training course (6PDUs). Certificate can be issued electronically upon request.
  • Course handouts will be provided to all attendees.


  • 48 hours notice: No charge incurred.
  • Less than 48 hours notice: The full cost of the course will be charged.


  • Rescheduling of a booking can be made up to 48 hours prior to the commencement of the course without incurring costs. Once a transfer has been made, any further transfers will be at the discretion of Vital Environment.
  • An alternate person may be substituted prior to the commencement of a course, at no additional cost.


  • If a participant fails to turn up to a class, no refund will be payable.

Exceptional Circumstances

  • Vital Environment aims to be flexible and accommodating with all procedures and recognises that in some cases there are exceptional circumstances in which a charge may not be incurred. This discretion applies to cancellations, transfers and non-attendance, as listed above. Exceptional circumstances could include serious illness or injury, death in family or force majeure.

Cancellation by Vital Environment

  • Vital Environment reserves the right to cancel any course if insufficient registrations are received. Should this occur, those who are registered will be notified and their course fees refunded in full or rescheduled.


Kel Sanson

Senior Environmental Consultant at SEEC

Kel is an erosion and sediment control specialist with significant on-ground construction environmental management experience as well as regulatory experience. He is a recognised industry leader in construction-phase erosion and sediment control in South-East Queensland and conducts regular training, consulting and expert witness services in this field. Kel has worked on a wide range of sites including CSG dams and pipeline projects, power substations and residential subdivisions. He was also formerly a Director of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) in Australasia. Kel is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control and previously worked as a regulator for Ipswich City Council looking after erosion and sediment control compliance. Kel has extensive experience preparing, reviewing and auditing erosion and sediment controls on worksites. Kel is an engaging and insightful presenter who provides real world examples based on his vast experience on a wide variety of projects in both Private and Government sectors.


All attendees will receive a personalised certificate upon completion.

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