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Erosion and Sediment Control Level 1

Next Course Date 



1 day

Member Price 

$200 + GST



CPD Hours 


Non Member Price

$220 + GST

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The Erosion and Sediment Control Level 1 course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to assist them with installing and maintaining various erosion, sediment and drainage control measures onsite and comply with project and legislative requirements surrounding Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC).

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

The content of this course is based on the “Best Practice Erosion and Sediment Control” (IECA, 2008) and has been designed to provide practical instruction on how to implement control measures in an effective and compliant manner.




  • Introduction to the issue of erosion and consequences of sedimentation on our environment

  • Overview of relevant legislation

  • Forms of erosion and erosion drivers


  • Review control measures, used onsite

  • Discussion on their performance & limitations

  • Basic construction and maintenance requirements for all types of sediment controls

  • Overview of sediment basin operation, treatment and maintenance requirements


  • Use of clean and dirty water diversion drains to manage runoff and control erosion generation.

  • Comparison of drain lining options and rock check dams

  • Works within a waterway and temporary crossings


  • Using erosion control techniques to manage soil stockpiles, stabilised site access, temporary work areas and to achieve final site stabilisation.

  • Comparison of various erosion control products performance, suitability for nominated works and installation and maintenance requirements.

Who should attend?

This course has been designed for workers involved in construction and maintenance activities that may result in soil erosion and sediment runoff, including, but not limited to:

  • Construction and maintenance staff

  • Leading hands

  • Supervisors

  • Inspectors

  • Project Managers

  • Contractor

  • Engineers


Attendees will gain:

  • an awareness of the impacts of poor onsite ESC management on the receiving  environment

  • a basic understanding of responsibilities and requirements within relevant legislation

  • an awareness of what is considered best practice for managing ESC and the associated limitations

  • an appreciation of why some erosion and sediment control techniques are more effective than others

  • an understanding of basic construction and maintenance requirements for drainage, erosion and sediment control measures

  • a practical knowledge of sediment basin operation and maintenance


Terry Clark
Principal Engineer | Director
BEng (Env.) (Hons), RPEQ, CPESC, Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110)
Director of IECA

Terry is recognised as a specialist in the field of soil and water management, specifically erosion and sediment control (ESC). Prior roles have seen Terry appointed to undertake the planning, design, supervision and/or auditing roles for ESC on some of Australia’s largest infrastructure projects.

Terry holds the internationally recognised qualification of Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) as well as being a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) allowing certification of design drawings and prescribed engineering services. He is currently a Director of the Australasian Sector of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA) and has previously obtained the Certified Professional Soil Scientist (CPSS) qualification, further supporting his ESC technical ability.

Over his career, Terry has developed a broad background of experience within the environmental field having previously worked within both private industry and Government. Experience gained within these roles have provided him with a comprehensive understanding of the entire project delivery process from the initial project conception, design and construction phases and subsequent final delivery.

Terry regularly presents a range of ESC training courses in accordance with best practice standards including IECA (2008), IECA Appendix B (2018) and the Blue Book (2004). He has trained over 3,000 people in QLD, NSW, VIC, NT and TAS. He has been invited by Griffith University to sessional lecture Engineering Design and has previously presented ESC training at Sydney TAFE.


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