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Erosion and Sediment Control Level 3

Next Course Date 



2 days

Member Price 

$2,650 + GST



CPD Hours 


Non Member Price

$2,950 + GST

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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 concept through to completion.

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

This course is identified as advanced training and design for those who have completed the Level 1 & 2 courses. Attendees will gain knowledge and skills to develop and/or assess an Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) plan against the requirements of the IECA 2008 “Best Practice Erosion and Sediment Control” guideline.


This 3 day course will also address the theory component for candidates wishing to complete the IECA assessment requirements (fundamentals exam and take home plan preparation assignment) to attain CPESC qualification.

Who should attend?

This course has been specifically designed for people tasked with preparing, implementing or assessing erosion and sediment control plans, including, but not limited to:

  • Planners

  • Designers

  • Auditors

Attendees must have an existing understanding and experience with erosion and sediment control.

A base level of knowledge surrounding soils and the fundamentals of hydrology and hydraulics is preferable.


  • Knowledge of the IECA (2008) Best Practice Erosion and Sediment Control Manual

  • Awareness of the impacts of poor onsite ESC management on receiving environment

  • An understanding of relevant legislation and requirements

  • Knowledge of soil types, properties and management techniques

  • An awareness of current best practice for managing ESC & the associated limitations

  • An appreciation of the effectiveness different erosion & sediment control techniques

  • An understanding of construction and maintenance requirements for control measures (including cost control, resource planning and onsite efficiency)


  • An understanding of construction site hydrology and hydraulics

  • 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

  • An understanding of ESC plan preparation process


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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