Acid sulfate soils - professional short course, March and July 2019

The Environmental Analysis Laboratory and Southern Cross GeoScience are offering a series of short course for professionals responsible for assessing and managing acid sulfate soils, in accordance with the new National Acid Sulfate Soils Guidance.

The first course will be held at the Southern Cross University Gold Coast campus from the 28 to 29 March, 2019. This second course will follow on 25 to 26 July, 2019

The program is designed for professionals such as consultants, engineers, contractors, scientists,
environmental officers and planners.

The course includes a series of presentations from leading academics and practitioners, practical exercises examining real-life examples and a field excursion to local acid sulfate soil sites. Overall, the training program has been designed to equip participants with the skills, knowledge and confidence to assess acid sulfate soils in a variety of landscapes. Participants should note the course is specifically designed for professionals with at least a basic understanding of the issue.

An overview of the couse is available, as well as a draft program.

The course will be led by Dr Nick Ward and Graham Lancaster, co-authors of these national guidance documents.

Course costs $1500 (including GST).

Please register your interest at: 

For further information please contact Nick Ward by email or by phone on 02 6620 3466. Places are limited to 30 participants per course. While the March course is now full, the July course still has places available. Additional course dates are currently being finalised.