Courses

The AGS runs a number of professional training and education courses. These are run according to demand. To register your interest or to inquire further, please contact the course coordinator or secretary@australiangeomechanics.org.

Soil and Rock Logging Course

This one day soil and rock logging course aims to educate geotechnical engineers, geologists, geo-technicians and other relevant professionals in logging and/or interpreting soil and rock logs in accordance with AS1726 – Geotechnical Site Investigations.

Next course is in Perth on 7th of August 2015,
WA SRL Course Flyer and Registration Form

Then in Hobart on 18th of September 2015.
TAS SRL Course Flyer and Registration Form

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Field Techniques for Landslide Assessment Course

The principal objective of this 3 day course is to teach students how to collect information and make observations in the field to support effective landslide risk assessments. The teaching method is based on guided field exercises, in which the students learn by carrying out realistic project related work in the field whilst being supervised by very experienced practitioners.

Course runs in Melbourne, next course proposed to run 2016, date TBA.

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Engineering Geology Course

The principal objective of this nine day course is to teach students how to apply geological skills in the field to help solve engineering problems. This will be carried out by using guided field exercises, in which the students learn by carrying out realistic project related work in the field whilst being supervised by very experienced practitioners.

Next proposed to run 26 September – 4 October 2015.

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Geology for Engineers Course

Good ground engineering models are essential. If you know how soil and rock materials and their defects are formed you can anticipate where they might occur (the site geology), their engineering properties and construction issues that might arise. The aim of this course is to give students enough basic knowledge and skills for them to have the confidence to apply geological principles and methods in their work and to continue to learn about geology so that they can make better engineering judgments and decisions.

Next course proposed to run 2016, date TBA.

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