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Fundamentals of ESC (26 FEB)

Feb 26, 2019 at 8:45am for 9:00am start Registration Deadline - Feb 22, 2019304 Brisbane Terrace, Goodna QLD 4300

$470.00 +GST (full catering inclusive)

Who Should Attend

  • Construction personnel including:
    • Residential and Commercial Builders.
    • Building Site Supervisors.
    • Site Foreman.
    • Leading Hands.
    • Labourers.
    • HSEQ Officers.
    • Site Environmental Officers/Advisers.
    • Project Managers.
  • Local and State Government officers responsible for reviewing, inspecting or verifying erosion and sediment control plans or site practices.
  • Planning Officers, Environmental Advisors, Civil Engineers.

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

  • Erosion causes and implications.
  • The basics of soil erosion and why work sites are such a problem.
  • Erosion control versus sediment control.
  • Legal considerations for erosion and sediment control – the Qld Environment Protection Act.
  • Introduction to the IECA White Book – how it fits in with the legislation.
  • Erosion and sediment control techniques and methods – their application and usefulness.
  • Erosion and sediment control products – when, where and how to install them properly.
  • Best-practice site rehabilitation and restoration requirements.
  • Planning for basic Erosion and Sediment Control on a worksite.
  • Recognising good and bad practice – real-world examples.

About the Venue

This training will be held at the brand new Vital Environment erosion and sediment control training and testing facility in Goodna. This purpose-built facility includes classrooms, shaded eating and recreation areas, field demonstration plots and concentrated flow channels. It allows for live action field demonstrations of a variety of erosion and sediment control measures. The facility has free off-street parking.


  • Attendees should bring a pen and notepad, plus PPE including hardhat, hi-vis and safety boots. A sun brim and sun-safe eyewear are recommended for outdoor practical training.
  • Workshops commence at 9am (arrival from 8.30am for tea and coffee) and conclude by 3pm.
  • Free parking is available onsite.
  • All catering is provided. Please advise at the time of registration of any special dietary requirements.


  • 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.



Andrew Macleod

Director at SEEC

Andrew is an expert in all aspects of soil and water management. He is a recognised industry leader in construction-phase erosion and sediment control and conducts regular training, consulting and expert witness services in this field.

Andrew has worked on a wide range of sites including mines, gas projects, major infrastructure projects (road and rail), pipelines and subdivisions. He is also the President of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) in Australasia. Andrew is a passionate and enthusiastic presenter who has trained over 5,000 people in the past 15 years.


Kel Sanson

Senior Environmental Consultant at SEEC

Kel is a Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control with significant on-ground construction environmental management experience. He a Senior Environmental Consultant at SEEC  and is a former regulator for Ipswich City Council responsible for erosion and sediment control compliance.

Kel has worked on a wide range of sites including CSG dams and pipeline projects, power substations, road projects and residential subdivisions. He is also a Director on the Board of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) in Australasia. As an ex-regulator, Kel brings a unique balance to his training workshops, and a distinctive perspective gained through his extensive experience.


All attendees will receive a personalised certificate upon completion.

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