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(CSARM) Short Courses Series - Module C: Demystifying Contamination

This module is one of six in the series developed with the support of Contaminated Sites Section of DECCW. The modules are designed to provide opportunities for professionals working in or intending to enter the field of contaminated site assessment, remediation and management (CSARM) to update and enhance their knowledge in this multi-disciplinary area.

The goal of contaminated land management and site auditing is to ensure the protection of human health and the environment. This module provides essential knowledge to professionals assessing the risk of harm from COCs (contaminants of concern). It deals with the properties of COCs, factors affecting their fate and transport in the environment, their on- and off-site effects and the analytical methods required for defensible reporting. The importance of establishing DQOs and applying QA/QC procedures to site assessment process and appropriate reporting of uncertainties will be addressed.

Who Will Benefit?

This program is particularly useful for:

  • Environmental consultants and managers
  • Aspiring contaminated site auditors
  • Local Government Environmental Health and Planning Officers
  • Allied professionals including engineers, soil scientists, chemists and ecotoxicologists
  • Environmental professionals seeking a change in career direction.


  • Regulatory drivers for investigating contamination
  • Major contaminants of concern, their behaviour in various media, persistence and transformation
  • Understanding contamination in soils, sediments and groundwater
  • Quality considerations for contaminant assessment
  • Case studies


The teaching team will include: regulators from NSW OEH; industry practitioners; site auditors and specialists from UTS Science.

Continuing Professional Education

Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance which can be used as credit towards Continuing Professional Development programs run by Engineers Australia, Australian and New Zealand Institute of Environmental Health, Australian Soil Sciences institute and Environmental Health Australia.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Successful completion of CSARM short course assessment tasks gives participants a Certificate of Completion which can be used as recognition of prior learning for the UTS MSc (Environmental Change Management) program. Please refer to the UTS Handbook for more information.


  • Register as UTS Alumni ($1050 GST included)
  • Register with Multiple Module Discount - to do this you will need to book the modules sequentially one after another, and within a period of 2 hours ($1050 GST included)

An early bird rate of $1139 (GST included) will apply until 7 May 2012. After this date the fee will revert to the full price of $1340 (GST included).Please note that American Express is not yet available, even though it appears on the drop-down menu. We are working to have this facility enabled as soon as possible.

Payment by credit card is the fastest way of processing of your enrolment. To pay by cheque, please contact the UTS Short Courses team on (02) 9514 9881 or by email


To register visit Module C website.

30 May 2012 to 1 June 2012
City - Broadway CB04
4.501, Building 4, Level 5
Corner of Thomas and Harris Streets, Ultimo
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Marea Martlew, Ph. +61 (02) 9514 1766
(CSARM) Short Courses Series

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