Canberra environment and soils short course

This two-day course is aimed at those who work with soils in and around the Canberra area and specially those who work in the field of contaminated land or soil nutrition. This course will cover Canberra geology and how to identify rock types, the relationship of soils to geology and vegetation, metals in soils, their bioavailability, and how they relate to plants and geology.

SETAC Members - Please contact EIANZ Central Office to register at the member rate via 03 8593 4140 or

Day One

Held in the Teaching Lab, Building 27, University of Canberra, Institute of Applied Ecology.
This day will be a combination of lectures and practical sessions on rocks, regolith, soils and groundwater processes.

Day Two

Field trips to sites demonstrating the concepts covered in the lectures and practical sessions, as well as highlighting some of the soil-related environmental issues in Canberra.

This course is fully catered, please advise of any dietary requirements during the registration process.

Meet the speakers

Ken McQueen - Geologist and geochemist
Peter Fogarty - Consultant soil scientist, Certified Professional Soil Scientist

Earn CPD Points

Environmental professionals who attend this event can record 1 point per hour of continuing professional development under the Certified Environmental Practitioner Scheme.

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Event details

When: 29 March 2021
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Where: University of Canberra
11 Kirinari Street, Bruce, ACT

Cost: $450 | EIANZ & SETAC members, $570 | non members

Contact: EIANZ Central Office on 03 8593 4140 or

Register now and secure your attendance