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Erosion and Sediment Control Level 2

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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 Topo.

The content of this course is based on the “Best Practice Erosion and Sediment Control” (IECA, 2008) and subsequent updates, as well as referencing other applicable industry documents. Attendees will gain practical knowledge on current best practice requirements, compliance requirements along with an appreciation of how to manage the risk to both the environment and the project.

Attendees are not required to have completed the Level 1 course prior to enrolling for the Level 2 course.





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

  • Review of sediment controls used onsite and their varying performance

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

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

  • Emerging treatment technology


  • Design and construction 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


  • 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 specifically designed for workers responsible for delivering civil infrastructure projects, including, but not limited to:

  • Site Supervisors, Foreman

  • Environmental Advisors

  • Engineers

  • Project Managers


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 achieve successful revegetation on 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 Australasia

Terry is an Environmental Engineer with over 18 years direct experience in the area of soil and water management, specifically erosion and sediment control. Terry regularly presents a range of ESC
training courses and is highly respected within industry as both a technical expert but also someone who can clearly communicate and provide a practical perspective.

Terry is a Certified Practitioner in Erosion and Sediment Control (CPESC) and Director of the Australasian Sector of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA). He is also a Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) and holds a Cert IV in Training and Assessment. Terry has broad experience within the environmental field having previously worked within both private industry and Government. He has developed an appreciation and detailed understanding of the entire development 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 5,000 people in QLD, NSW, VIC, NT and TAS.


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