Education Courses

We continue to expand our Education and Training courses, building on our original Activated Sludge Course which has been running for over 10 years, and is University accredited.

UPCOMING COURSES

A Course in Wastewater Treatment Pond Design - 2016 Date TBA - Register your interest  

Many sewage treatment plants in Australia use pond technology as part of the overall wastewater treatment process. However due to the complex nature of the processes which occur in these ponds, the treatment outcomes can be quite variable.  Therefore, it is vital to ensure that the correct design is utilised to maximise pond efficiency.  The level of training and understanding for the effective design and operation of these systems within the industry is currently limited.  A specialist training course has therefore been developed for managers, operators and designers of pond systems.

 This course is aimed at people working in the wastewater industry as operators, engineers, scientists or managers, who wish to have a working knowledge of process optimisation of wastewater treatment ponds. The course is unique in that it provides fundamental knowledge and modelling of the interaction between hydrodynamic, microbiological and engineering design and operational aspects of the pond system.

 

Activated Sludge and Biological Nutrient Reduction - 2016 Dates tba - Registrations your interest.

This University accredited course is designed to provide wastewater industry operators, engineers, scientists, mangers and students with working knowledge of troubleshooting techniques and process optimisation of activated sludge and biological nutrient removal systems. 

It provides fundamental knowledge of the interaction between biochemical, microbiological, engineering design and operational aspects of the BNR process.

Laboratory sessions held at the University of the Sunshine Coast, a member of the Smart Water Research Centre.

 

 

Communicating Water Science and Technology - To be offered in 2015 - Dates TBAcomm water sc

Our NEWLY UPDATED Communicating Water Science and Technology Course will be offered later this year.

If you would like to express your interest in attending this course at a future date, please let us know.

We will post details of further developments on new dates on this website as they come to hand.

The Smart Water Research Centre course is designed to inform educators, communicators and community consultants about water science  
including how to present it to lay people in a way that captures their attention and is easily understood.

It will help those with a responsibility to interact with and guide the community, at all levels, to provide information simple enough to understand, yet technical enough to trust.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

PREVIOUS COURSES

 Activated Sludge and Biological Nutrient Reduction - July 7th - 11th 2014

Activated Sludge and Biological Nutrient Reduction - June 17th - 21st 2013

Communicating Water Science and Technology - March 12th-14th 2012 

 

 A Course in Wastewater Treatment Pond Design - Monday 4 May to Wednesday 6 May 2015

We are proud to announce Emeritus Professor Duncan Mara from University of Leeds, UK will be presenting the Wastewater Treatment Pond Design course for 2015.  Many sewage treatment plants in Australia use pond technology as part of the overall wastewater treatment process. However due to the complex nature of the processes which occur in these ponds, the treatment outcomes can be quite variable.  Therefore, it is vital to ensure that the correct design is utilised to maximise pond efficiency.  The level of training and understanding for the effective design and operation of these systems within the industry is currently limited.  A specialist training course has therefore been developed for managers, operators and designers of pond systems.

 This course is aimed at people working in the wastewater industry as operators, engineers, scientists or managers, who wish to have a working knowledge of process optimisation of wastewater treatment ponds. The course is unique in that it provides fundamental knowledge and modelling of the interaction between hydrodynamic, microbiological and engineering design and operational aspects of the pond system.

 


Activated Sludge and BNR Course July 7th - 11th 2014 - Registrations OPEN - BOOK NOW!

Activated Sludge Course July 2014

Our popular Activated Sludge and Biological Nutrient Reduction Course has had a considerable waiting list while we confirmed the date, and is now open for registrations for July 7th - 11th 2014 at Mooloolaba (Sunshine Coast) QLD.

This University accredited course is designed to provide wastewater industry operators, engineers, scientists, mangers and students with working knowledge of troubleshooting techniques and process optimisation of activated sludge and biological nutrient removal systems. 

It provides fundamental knowledge of the interaction between biochemical, microbiological, engineering design and operational aspects of the BNR process.

The Course will be held for the first time at Mantra Mooloolaba Beach on the Sunshine Coast, with the laboratory sessions held at the University of the Sunshine Coast, a member of the Smart Water Research Centre.

Discounted accommodation at the Mantra is available for course delegates, to be booked directly through the Mantra using the booking form here.

Register now or email h.stratton@griffith.edu.au for more information.


Communicating Water Science and Technology Course - postponed

Communicating Water Science and Technology Course

Our NEWLY UPDATED Communicating Water Science and Technology Course has unfortunately been postponed. If you would like to express your interest in attending this course at a future date, please let us know.

We will post details of further developments on new dates on this website as they come to hand.

The Smart Water Research Centre course is 
designed to inform educators, communicators and community consultants about water science  
including how to present it to lay people in a 
way that captures their attention and is easily understood.

It will help those with a responsibility to interact 
with and guide the community, at all levels, to provide information simple enough to understand, yet technical enough to trust.

Contact us for more information.


PREVIOUS COURSES

Activated Sludge Course June 2013Activated Sludge and BNR Course June 2013 

Our popular Activated Sludge and Biological Nutrient Reduction Course was again fully booked for June 17th -21st 2013 in Brisbane (Nathan) QLD.

This University accredited course is designed to provide wastewater industry operators, engineers, scientists, mangers and students with working knowledge of troubleshooting techniques and process optimisation of activated sludge and biological nutrient removal systems. 

It provides fundamental knowledge of the interaction between biochemical, microbiological, engineering design and operational aspects of the BNR process.

View the brochure here.

 

 


Communicating Water Science and Technology Course March 2012

Communicating Water Science Course Mar 2012

Our NEW course on Communicating Water Science and Technology was held on March 12th - 14th 2012 in Brisbane (Nathan) QLD.

View the online brochure here.

The Smart Water Research Centre course is 
designed to inform educators, communicators and community consultants about water science and 
also to assist those who already have knowledge 
of water science, to present it to lay people in a 
way that captures their attention and is easily understood.

It will help those with a responsibility to interact 
with and guide the community, at all levels, to provide information simple enough to understand, yet technical enough to trust.

Download the brochure here.

If you have questions or would like to suggest a course please click here.

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