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Erosion and Sediment Control Level 2

Next Course Date 



1 day

Member Price 

$500 + GST



CPD Hours 


Non Member Price

$650 + GST

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The Erosion and Sediment Control Level 2 course will provide participants with the knowledge and skills to assess, identify and comply with requirements related to managing Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) on their worksites.

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

This course is identified as intermediate training and design for those who have completed the Level 1 course. The content of this course is based on the “Best Practice Erosion and Sediment Control” (IECA, 2008) and will provide practical instruction on current best practice requirements, compliance requirements along with an appreciation of how to manage the risk to both the environment and the project.




  • Erosion risks and soils

  • Overview of relevant legislation

  • Forms of erosion and erosion drivers

  • Erosion risk assessment (RUSLE)

  • Key soil properties

  • Soils as a growing media


  • Role of sediment control measures and compliance requirements

  • Revivew of sediment controls

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

  • Overview of sediment basin design standards, operation, treatment and maintenance

  • Emerging treatment technology


  • Design and contruction standards for temporary drains and diversions

  • Use of clean & dirty water diversion drains

  • Comparison of drain lining options and rock check dams

  • Works within a waterway and temporary crossings


  • Process and requirements for preparing an ESC plan

  • Plan preparation – practical exercise

  • Complete the IECA Fundamentals Exam (optional)

Who should attend?

This course has been specifically designed for workers responsible for delivering civil infrastructure projects, including, but not limited to:

  • Engineers

  • Project Managers

  • Supervisors & Inspectors


Attendees will gain:

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

• an understanding of relevant legislation and requirements knowledge of problem soils and management techniques
• an awareness of current best practice for managing ESC and the associated limitations
• an appreciation of the effectiveness different erosion and sediment control techniques
• an understanding of construction and maintenance requirements for control measures
• knowledge of sediment basin design and operation
• an understanding of how to achieving successful revegetation on all sites
• an awareness of water quality monitoring (turbidity, TSS, pH) knowledge of inspection and auditing requirements


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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