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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 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.

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

  • Engineers
  • Project Managers
  • Supervisors & Inspectors



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)

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
  CPD Hours

More Information

Register your interest for this course by contacting the Professional Development Manager training@ipweaq.com

This course is delivered in partnership with Terry Clark of the Topo Group. Terry has trained over 1,000 public works personnel within QLD, NSW and NT. Terry holds the internationally recognised accreditation ‘Certified Professional in Erosion and Sediment Control’ (CPESC) and has many years of experience in planning, implementing and managing ESC aspects on a wide variety of public works projects.