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

Introduction to GIS for Geotechnical Practitioners

February 23, 2023: Thursday 23rd February 2023

April 13, 2023: Thursday 13th April 2023

This online course is intended to provide geotechnical engineers and engineering geologists with an introduction to using geographical information systems (GIS).

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Geotechnical Mapping Course

Melbourne course has been rescheduled

Newcastle, NSW: Tuesday 7th March 2023

Melbourne, VIC: Thursday 9th March 2023

The Australian Geomechanics Society is running a one-day Geotechnical Mapping training course.

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Advancing GIS skills for geotechnical investigations

April 27, 2023: Thursday 27th April 2023

This new, more advanced course aims to cover a range of GIS tasks encountered during typical geotechnical investigations. This will be suited for geotechnical practitioners who have previously done the introductory course or already have reasonable experience in GIS software, including QGIS.

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Engineering Geology Course

Wollongong: Saturday 28th October 2023 - Sunday 5th November 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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Proposed Courses

Soil and Rock Logging

May 2023

The Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) is planning to host Soil and Rock Logging courses in May 2023 in each chapter, subject to EOI responses. This 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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Engineering geological models

August 2024

More details will be made available soon.

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