- This is an intensive course for which you will need to do some preparation prior to attending
- The course is presented at UTS City campus, with simultaneous presentation via Zoom for online participants
- For on-campus participants, there is a fieldtrip lasting approximately 4 hours
- There will be recommended reading lists and occasional preliminary exercises that you will need to complete before the live lecture sessions – this material will be uploaded onto the teaching and learning platform, Canvas, to which you will be given access on registration. The materials on this platform will be available for you two weeks prior to the start of the sessions so that you will have enough time to prepare. All presenters will assume that you have completed this preparation
- You will also gain access to the lecture material (slide packs) shortly before the live lectures start
- During each day of the course there will usually be 4 x 90-minute presentations, with different experts presenting each session. Between lectures there will be tea and lunch breaks. The course is fully catered.
- The lecture presentations are designed to be interactive. Questions from you are welcomed by the presenters, as they provide the opportunity for the group to exchange experiences and discuss related issues
- All of our presenters use recent case studies to illustrate the concepts they present. Generally, real-life problems are workshopped in small groups so that you can apply the concepts yourself
- Through the preliminary readings, and live lectures, workshops and group discussions you will gain the understanding of how the regulatory framework is applied in real-life situations.
Specifically, you will learn about:
- The development of contaminated land methodologies internationally and their evolution in Australia
- Planned and recently introduced changes to guidelines and regulation, focussing primarily on NSW
- The basics of contaminated site assessment and remediation practice, including risk assessment
- New developments and current trends in site assessment
- How to conduct CSARM responsibly and thus avoid legal pitfalls
- The current emerging contaminants of concern and their impact on assessment and remediation of contaminated sites
- The professional roles, responsibilities and career paths of the various groups of professionals working in CSARM – site auditors, consultants, local government officers, and regulators.
On completion of the course, you will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
Should you decide to complete to a satisfactory level the optional post-module assignment (no additional fee) based on the topics covered in the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
The course is delivered via lectures, workshops and panel discussions, and a fieldtrip giving you the opportunity to share your experiences with presenters and other participants.