SCI19012
CSARM Module C & D: Assessment of Contaminants of Concern (SCI19012)


<p>The goal of contaminated land management and site auditing is to ensure the protection of human health and the environment. The assessment of harm posed by of COCs (Contaminants of Concern) requires a deep understanding of their properties, behaviour in various media and their toxicities to humans and other biota.</p> <p>This module deals with the properties of COCs, the factors affecting their fate and transport in the environment and the basis of their toxicities to living organisms. It also addresses the on- and off-site effects of contaminants, the appropriate use of laboratory analyses and toxicological results required for defensible reporting of impacts.</p> <p>This module was previously offered as two separate modules (Module C &amp; Module D). It is to be viewed as an equivalent to these in content (and, therefore, for the purposes of recognition of prior learning). Please note that it is presented over three full days and requires additional pre-reading and post-work compared to the other 4 modules.</p> <p><h4><b>Who Will Benefit?</b><br></h4></p> <p>This program is particularly useful for:</p> <ul><li>Environmental scientists, engineers, managers, consultants <li>Professionals aspiring to become contaminated site consultant or a site auditor as part of career development <li>Environmental professionals seeking to change career direction <li>Professionals whose discipline/employment is in an area allied to contaminated site assessment </ul> <p><h4><b>Program</b></h4></p> <ul><li>Regulatory drivers for investigating contamination <li>Major groups of COCs, their behaviour in a range of media, their persistence and transformations <li>Impact of emerging COCs <li>Roles of human and ecological toxicology in site assessment <li>Sampling quality issues that determine contaminationer <li>Defensible use of laboratory results <li>Groundwater and soil contaminants <li>Case studies and site visit to a laboratory</ul> <p><h4><b>Course outcomes</b></h4></p> <p>On completion of the module, the participants will gain an understanding of:</p> <ul><li>The role of chemistry of COCs in causing harm to humans and other organisms; <li>The issues posed by emerging COCs in the context of contaminated site assessment; <li>Specific issues of COCs in soil and groundwater; <li>The scope and limitations in the use of toxicity testing to assess the effects of COCs in various media and in developing and supporting regulatory guidelines; <li>The fate and transport pathways of contaminants in various media, and the influence of environmental factors on their persistence and potential toxicity; <li>How evaluations of human toxicity data and of risk-of-harm calculations can be applied in site assessment; <li>The complementary nature of human and ecological toxicology in risk assessment procedures; <li>Standard analytical and toxicological methods, sampling and chain of custody issues in the application of appropriate QA/QC procedures to reporting of uncertainties. </ul> <p><h4><b>Presenters</b><br> </h4></p> <p>The teaching team will include: academic specialists, contaminated site auditors and other professionals in allied disciplines.</p> <p><h4><b>Duration of the module</b><Br> </h4></p> <p>The sessions will start at 9 am on Wednesday, and 8.30 am on Thursday and Friday.</p> <p><b>Dates and Times</b><Br><ul></p> <li><b>DAY 1</b> - 29 May 2019, 9 am – 5 pm <li><b>DAY 2</b> - 30 May 2019, 8.30 am – 5 pm <li><b>DAY 3</b> - 31 May 2019, 8.30 am – 5 pm</ul><p> <p><h4><b>Additional Information</b><Br></h4></p> <p>Participants will receive a UTS Certificate of Attendance at the end of the module. Those participants who satisfactorily complete a post-module assignment will receive a UTS Certificate of Completion.</p> <p>For <i>Continuing Professional Development:</i> The Certificate of Attendance can be used as credit towards CPD programs run by Engineers Australia, EIANZ, Soil Science Australia, and Environmental Health Australia. This module contributes at least 35 hours for CPD.</p> <p>For <i>Recognition of Prior Learning: </i>Certificate of Completion can be used towards elective subjects in MSc coursework course in selected universities. For details, contact Dr Alex Pulkownik on <a href="mailto:alex.pulkownik@uts.edu.au?Subject=Module A - Contaminated Site Assessment Remediation & Management: Ground Rules for Contaminated Sites">alex.pulkownik@uts.edu.au</a></p> <p><i>Consultant Certification Program: </i>Completion of this module can be used as credit towards the certification with <a href=" https://www.cenvp.org/guidance-notes-for-site-contamination/">CEnvP Site Contamination (SC) Scheme</a> and Sol Science Australia <a href=https://www.cpssaccreditation.com.au/contaminated-sites>(CPSS) Scheme</a>.</p> <p><h4><b>Fees and Discounts</b><br></h4></p> <p>Standard fees - $2000 (GST Free)</p> <p><strong>Discount can be selected from the drop-down box on the Book Now page</strong></p> <ul><li>Early Bird Registration Discount - until 1st February 2019 ($1820 GST Free) <li>Group discount (more than one participant from the same organisation) OR Multiple Module Discount (book the modules sequentially one after another, and within a period of 2 hours) ($1740 GST Free) <li>UTS alumnus or member of professional association (AGLA, EIANZ, Engineers Australia, Soil Science Australia) ($1740 GST Free). <i><b><font color="red">Please seek approval for this discount from Dr Alex Pulkownik prior to enrolment.</font> </b></i><br/> </ul> <p><h4><b>Payment Options:</b><br></h4></p> <p>Credit Card – proceed to the <b>'BOOK NOW'</b> button and follow the prompts</p> <p>To be invoiced – Please complete the <a href="https://shortcourses-bookings.uts.edu.au/capabiliti/GetFile.aspx?FileGuid=7dfbff0e-e5f1-4b85-8a7f-a4b3ef034caa"> Manual Enrolment on Invoice Request Form </a> and email it to <a href="mailto:short.courses@uts.edu.au?subject=CSARM Module A invoice request"> UTS:Short Courses</a><br></p> <p><h4><b>Contact Information</b><br></h4></p> <p>For specific queries regarding course content, please contact the School of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science on Tel: +61 0419 253 069/(02) 9514 4035 or email <a href="mailto:alex.pulkownik@uts.edu.au?Subject=Module A - Contaminated Site Assessment Remediation & Management: Ground Rules for Contaminated Sites">alex.pulkownik@uts.edu.au</a></p> <p>For all other enquiries regarding enrolment or payment, please contact UTS Short Courses on Tel: +61 (02) 9514 2913 or email <a href="mailto:short.courses@uts.edu.au?subject=Certification">short.courses@uts.edu.au</a></p>

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