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 Short Course

Brisbane: Thursday 15th June 2023

The Field Day is a half-day course designed to be an opportunity for attendees to try a number of techniques to evaluate the near-surface material condition via common hand-operated tools.

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Introduction to GIS for Geotechnical Practitioners

June 15, 2023: Thursday 15th June 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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Advancing GIS skills for geotechnical investigations

June 1, 2023: Thursday 1st June 2023

June 29, 2023: Thursday 29th June 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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Soil and Rock Logging

Melbourne: Monday 15th May 2023

Sydney: Wednesday 17th May 2023

Brisbane: Friday 19th May 2023

Adelaide: Tuesday 23rd May 2023

Newcastle: Tuesday 23rd May 2023

Perth: Thursday 25th May 2023

Hobart: Thursday 25th May 2023

Canberra: Friday 2nd June 2023

The Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) is hosting Soil and Rock Logging courses in May 2023. 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 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

Engineering geological models

August 2024

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

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