SCI17016 – CSARM Module E: Risk-based Assessment

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SCI17016 – CSARM Module E: Risk-based Assessment

September 13, 2017 @ 8:00 am - September 15, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

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 ecological 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 seeking certification
  • Aspiring contaminated site auditors, and environmental managers
  • Local Government Environmental Health and Planning Officers
  • Allied professionals including engineers, soil scientists, geologists, chemists, environmental scientists and occupational hygienists
  • Environmental professionals seeking a change in career direction


  • Principles and application of risk assessment
  • Ecological risk assessment with a workshop
  • Human health risk assessment with a workshop
  • Development and application of quality guidelines for water, soil and sediments
  • Practical issues in applying risk assessment approach in site assessments
  • A site visit

Course outcomes
On completion of this module, the participants will appreciate and gain experience in applying

  • the methodology of risk assessment approach in assessment, management and remediation of contaminated sites with respect to human health and ecological assessment;
  • the environmental guidelines for water, soil and sediment quality based on risk assessment approach;
    and appreciating guidelines as presented in the reviewed NEPM guidelines in soil quality and human health risk assessment; and
  • evaluating information used for risk assessment process.

The teaching team will include: regulators from NSW EPA; academic specialists, contaminated site auditors and presenters.


$1,392.00 with CSARM Multiple Module Discount (13 % off)
$1,392.00 with CSARM ,Group, Professional, Alumni (13 % off) -(SCP Australia subscriber discount)
$1,456.00 with CSARM Early Bird (9 % off)


Alex Pulkownik
+61 2 9514 4035


UTS – Broadway (Science)
CB04.05.430 - Building 4, Level 5, Room 430 745 Harris Street (corner of Thomas Street)
Ultimo, NSW 2007 Australia
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