Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Training
Due to the generally poor soil condition in the Townsville area and the proximity to the Great Barrier Reef, Erosion and Sediment Control is an integral part of the protection of our world heritage reef. To provide more information and build the local knowledge and expertise, a comprehensive training package has been developed by industry leaders in soil science, re-vegetation and water management in Queensland.
Please visit the Catchments and Creeks website to view or download the most up to date documentation. This includes the newly released "Erosion and Sediment Control Field Guide for Builders"
There are 3 different courses available, all of which are run only once a year.
The six-day training course:
Coordinated by Townsville City Council provides the necessary training to design, implement and assess Soil Erosion and Sediment Control Plans (ESCP’s) in North Queensland. The course is accredited by Townsville City Council and if successfully completed will provide a local certification number indicating they are a ‘Suitably Qualified Person’.
In alignment with the recent approval of State Planning Policy 4/10 for Healthy Waters, all ESCP’s submitted to Townsville City
Council as of the 1st March 2012 are required to be endorsed by a ‘Suitably Qualified Person’ quoting your accreditation number.
The two-day training course:
Provides the necessary information, tools and tips needed for site supervisors to meet the regulatory requirements of Townsville City Council (TCC) and the Department of Environment and Heritage Protection for Soil Erosion and Sediment Control (SESC) in Townsville.
The one-day training course:
A refresher course run for persons that have previously completed some SESC training. This course highlights changes in best practise procedures and newest industry innovations as well as provide some information on recent projects and associated issues.
For more information please contact the Creek to Coral Team Leader