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 [email protected].

Current Courses

Field Testing / Insitu Testing Short Course

Melbourne: Thursday 29th February 2024

The Insitu Testing Day is a long half-day course designed to be an opportunity for attendees to try a number of techniques to evaluate the material condition via common insitu testing methods. The aim of the day is to allow geomechanics practitioners an opportunity to experience how the tests are completed in practice, such that they are familiar with how the data reported on test reports is collected in the field and better understand when and how to specify the tests. The field day is a great opportunity for early career professionals to discuss the techniques with experienced operators, and for experienced practitioners to discuss the applicability and limitations of each insitu testing method

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Geotechnical Mapping Course

Melbourne, VIC: Wednesday 13th March 2024

The Australian Geomechanics Society is running a series of one-day Geotechnical Mapping courses. The course is intended for a broad range of technical staff that are called upon to visit sites for geotechnical purposes.

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Simplified Geotechnical Analyses – “Back of the Envelope” Methods

Melbourne: Monday 25th March 2024

Brisbane: Wednesday 27th March 2024

This workshop will review the steps involved in identifying the critical design issues and developing appropriate geotechnical models for simplified analysis, and will then present methods that can be implemented via simple charts or equations that do not require computer programs, other than perhaps a spreadsheet for more convenient implementation.

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Introduction to Engineering Geomorphology – Thinking in 4D

Sydney: Wednesday 3rd April 2024

Brisbane: Friday 5th April 2024

The overarching goal of this training course is to showcase the value of engineering geomorphology in engineering projects, introducing what can be done and providing a toolkit for how it’s done. The outcome is for attendees to gain basic knowledge, skills and practical experience that will allow them to successfully implement foundational principles of engineering geomorphology into civil projects.

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Geology for Engineers

Adelaide: Saturday 2nd November 2024 - Saturday 9th November 2024

The aim of this course is to give students an appreciation and knowledge of geological principles and skills that can be used in day-to-day work in the geotechnical industry. The course will also provide a framework for students to keep learning about total geology principles so that they can make better engineering judgements and decisions in the future.

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Proposed Courses

Engineering geological models

August 2024

This course has been postponed until 2024 due to presenter availability.

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