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(CSARM) Short Courses Series - Module E: Risk Based Site Assessment

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. The risk assessment approach is now increasingly used for the development of new guidelines for water, sediment and soil.

This module examines the concepts underlying environmental risk assessment (ERA) methods in site assessment and the application of ERA in site evaluation, remediation and management. It considers the application of major guidelines for media quality in use in NSW and elsewhere in Australia, and addresses the methodology of human health risk assessment that is the integral part of contaminated site assessment and management.

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.


  • Principles of risk assessment
  • Ecological risk assessment and workshop
  • Human health risk assessment and workshop
  • Development and application of guidelines
  • Australian Water Quality Guidelines
  • Sediment and groundwater quality
  • New NEPM soil investigation levels methods
  • Site visit.


The teaching team will include: regulators from NSW OEH; NTEPA; QLDDERM; specialists from industry and 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 27 August 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 E website.

19 September 2012 to 21 September 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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