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 [email protected].

Current Courses

AGS Applied Landslide Risk Field Course

Fully subscribed for the 3-day course; places are still available for the lecture on Thursday 12 May.

Melbourne: Thursday 12th May 2022 - Sunday 15th May 2022

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

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Soil and Rock Logging Course

The Canberra, Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne courses are now fully subscribed.

Additional courses will be run in Adelaide and Perth in August 2022. Dates will be confirmed and registration details posted in early June.

Canberra: Friday 27th May 2022

Brisbane: Monday 13th June 2022

Sydney: Wednesday 15th June 2022

Melbourne: Friday 17th June 2022

The Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) is hosting a course on Soil and Rock Logging at four locations in June 2022 The one day course will aim to educate geotechnical engineers, engineering geologists, geo- technicians and other relevant professionals in logging and/or interpreting soil and rock logs in accordance with AS1726 – Geotechnical Site Investigations. In addition, the significant changes to AS 1726 contained within the 2017 Revision will be discussed in detail.

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Simplified Geotechnical Analyses – “Back of the Envelope” Methods

Sydney: Monday 15th August 2022

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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AGS Geology for Engineers Course

The course is fully subscribed

Please contact the AGS secretary Peter Robinson via [email protected] if you wish to be placed on a waiting list and notified if a position becomes available.

Adelaide: Saturday 29th October 2022 - Sunday 6th November 2022

The aim of this course is to give students the knowledge, skills and experience to allow them to successfully apply geological principles and skills in their 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

AGS Engineering Geology Course

April 2023

The principal objective of this 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.

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