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Our training courses and workshops are designed to provide opportunities to continue your professional development and support the growth and advancement of your career.

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Our courses can be arranged privately and delivered directly to your council or organisation

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Construction Contracts

The Australian construction industry continues to face a series of extraordinary challenges in the form of high demand, global supply chain disruptions, labour and materials shortages and inflationary pressures.

Spray Seal Construction and Failure Review

Reduce the risk of failures, maximise your value for money and minimise liability by constructing and designing a sprayed seal which will suit the traffic, pavement and environmental conditions using a rational, reliable, proven approach.

This course focuses on when and where sprayed treatments can be used by introducing participants to the strengths and weaknesses of the various types of sprayed treatments commonly used including the types of surface defects that may be corrected. It will also cover how to bitumen sprayer works and limitations and also covers a number of different failures and their causes

Street Design Manual for Practitioners

IPWEA-QNT’s Street Design Manual: Walkable Neighbourhoods is a contemporary guide for the planning and detailed design of Queensland’s residential neighbourhoods.

Developed for industry by industry, the Manual recognises the role of streets as important connectors to multi-purpose social spaces in our neighbourhoods. It emphasises active transport’s role in delivering a sense of community and healthier lifestyles.

By complementing the Queensland Government’s model code for neighbourhood design, recent amendments to the planning regulations and other policy initiatives, the Manual provides a more coordinated approach to neighbourhood planning and design than in earlier guidelines. It also includes appropriate guidelines applicable to the higher residential densities than applied when earlier manuals were developed.

Although focused on greenfield development, the principles, objectives and strategies in the document are applicable to the redevelopment of existing streets.

Bridge Inspection Level 1 & 2

In order to facilitate access on our transport network, we often construct structures to support the transport functionality. These assets may be bridges, major culverts, tunnels, retaining walls or large sign structures. These assets typically have a layer of complexity and longevity which requires additional expertise and process to ensure they are effectively managed. The capture of relevant data for management is typically performed via inspections.

The three day workshop, focusing primarily on bridges and major culverts, provides the participants to the opportunity to learn how to conduct inspections in accordance with best practice. The course will cover the processes associate with the two major inspection types, Level 1 and 2.

Erosion and Sediment Control Level 3

The Erosion & Sediment Control Level 3 course will provide attendees with the opportunity to improve their decision-making process with regards to erosion and sediment management at all stages of the project from planning, design, implementation and finally  through to completion.

This course is delivered in partnership with Terry Clark of Topo.

This course is identified as advanced training with attendee numbers limited to provide the best learning environment, encouraging discussion and engagement. It is not a prerequisite for attendees to have completed the Level 1 & 2 courses, however attendees should have a existing understanding and experience with Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC). Registration for the Level 3 course includes attendance of the Type A, B & D sediment basin design course (day 3).

Attendees will gain knowledge and skills to develop and/or assess an ESC plan against the requirements of the IECA 2008 “Best Practice Erosion and Sediment Control” document and its revised appendices..

Sediment Basin Design

The sediment basin design course will provide attendees with valuable design, construction and operational insight into sediment basins including the newly adopted Type A, B & D basins. Aspects covered will include how to size sediment basin varieties (including using Topo’s design tool), how to select appropriate coagulants and flocculants, how to maximise basin performance and efficiency and how to adapt to constrained site conditions.

This course has been developed to support the finalised Appendix B (IECA, 2018) document and updated State Planning Policy (Qld). Attendees will gain an in-depth understanding of key design and operational parameters. The course will also provide guidance on construction and operation of Type A, B & D sediment basins, building on performance assessment and troubleshooting tools provided in the Appendix B document.

Each attendee will be supplied with a jar testing kit to assist in selection and use of coagulants and flocculants. In addition, attendees will be provided with a sediment basin sizing tool to assist in basin design tasks. Content and discussion during the course will include expert experience to assist designers and operators in improving design and effectiveness of sediment basins whilst reducing risk and cost.

Temporary Traffic Management

Temporary Traffic Management Practice for Managers, Supervisors and Project Managers

Temporary Traffic Management (TTM) represents one of the highest WHS risks to Road Infrastructure Managers (RIM) due to the volume of activities that occur on and near roads and the serious outcomes that may arise in the event of a traffic incident. Asset owners must have a clear understanding of the associated risks and develop the policies, procedures, guidance, and systems that ensure that best practice TTM is implemented as practicable.

This one-day workshop will provide a practical overview of the new standards, the key changes in TTM practice, and other key elements that must be applied to achieve compliance. 

Roads Pavements Visual Condition Assessment and Asset Management

A key task of the roads manager is to ensure the ongoing integrity of road pavement assets by undertaking appropriate condition assessments at regular intervals. These assessments are used to identify emerging or progressed defects that may affect the safety risk or asset integrity risk of road pavements across the network. Understanding what causes road pavement defects and how to diagnose them is a crucial skill set of the road asset manager to ensure the safe, appropriate, and optimised management of road pavements.

This one-day program is designed to provide the attendee with a solid grounding in the fundamentals of the causes of road pavement defects, how to assess them, and how to utilise the results. The course is built around the methodologies presented in IPWEA Road Practice Note 9 and its Addendums. It combines methodologies, practical examples and exercises for attendees.


What Our Clients Say

Dion Jones
Director Engineering Services
Goondiwindi Regional Council

Recently, Goondiwindi Regional Council received funding from the State Government’s TMR - Statewide Capability Development Fund to upskill staff in Native Title and Cultural Heritage compliance for infrastructure projects. Due to the additional costs of accommodation and potential loss of productivity in sending multiple staff to other locations for training we can only usually afford to send a very small handful of staff away at any one time.


IPWEA-QNT were able to provide this training course, combined with a neighbouring Council, over two days to share costs and upskill more staff in a shorter, more cost effective time frame. The convenience of holding the training less than two hours away meant that Council was able to upskill 15 staff members who only required travel to and from the course on the day that they were allocated to attend. The benefits of IPWEA-QNT tailoring this training course to suit our needs meant we were able to upskill more staff and the potential for loss of productivity was minimised.

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