Acid sulfate soils professional short course, March 2021

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.

In its second year of presentation, the course has been very well received:

“Presenters were well educated and knowledgeable on ASS but were good at communicating the science and legislation. I originally thought it was a bit expensive but after attending the course it is good value for money!”

“Quality technical and practical course.”

“The course was well presented with great content. Will be requesting others from my team attend future sessions."

 "Thank you so much for a very informative course. Learnt lots! Will be in contact with you as questions come up."

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.

The next course will be held at the Southern Cross University Gold Coast campus from the 25 to 26 March, 2021. An overview of the course 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). Until Friday 12 February, early bird tickets will be available through Eventbrite for $1400 (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. Additional courses will be held given sufficient interest.