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

Soil and Rock Logging Course

The Perth session is fully subscribed.

Registrations for Newcastle and Adelaide are open.

Newcastle: Friday 22nd July 2022

Adelaide: Monday 8th August 2022

Perth: Thursday 11th August 2022

The Australian Geomechanics Society (AGS) is hosting a course on Soil and Rock Logging at four locations in June and August 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

Both sessions are fully subscribed.

Sydney — August 15th: Monday 15th August 2022

Sydney — October 31st: Monday 31st October 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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Introduction to GIS for Geotechnical Practitioners

The August session is fully subscribed. Limited places are available for the September session.

August Session: Friday 26th August 2022

September Session: Friday 23rd September 2022

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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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

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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