2nd March 2023 Module 1: Phase 1 Introduction to Environmental Site Assessments


One of the core values and aims of ACLCA is to provide relevant, topical and up-to-date training and professional development to its members, so that individuals within member companies can and will maintain and improve the technical and professional standards and skills of member companies.

ACLCA Qld will be been running foundation training in 2023 on Environmental Site Assessment geared towards graduates and new entries into the industry. ACLCA is confident that the training covers all major aspects of the contaminated land practice at a level of detail suitable for practitioners new to the field. CPD module workshops will be run as a combination of webinar (when possible) and face to face workshops during 2023. 

Module 1: Phase 1 Introduction to Environmental Site Assessments 

Who should attend:

This module will target recent graduates and professionals new to the contaminated land industry.


The objective of this module is to provide an updated and overall introduction to the key elements of Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), What is a Phase 1 Assessment? Why are Phase 1 assessments so important? How a good Phase 1 sets up a good Phase 2. How can a Conceptual Site Model add value to your understanding of a site?

At the end of the session your staff should:

Gain an understanding of the importance of a desktop study, the range of information available and review methods, and how to apply this to develop an understanding of site history, potential contamination sources and presence of contamination at a site. We will also touch on the preparation of Conceptual Site Models and how they assist the understanding of environmental risks at a site.

The session will include ‘working in small groups’ practical exercises and direct examples.

Presenter: Caitriona Coyle:  Team Manager QLD, Contaminated Land Management. WSP Australia Pty Limited.

Caitriona is an Environmental Engineer with over 23 years post graduate experience in waste water treatment, environmental permitting and EIA, contaminated land investigation and remediation projects. She has worked on a variety of environmental and contaminated land projects in Ireland, UK, France, South Africa and Australia. Caitriona’s current focus is on PFAS assessments in Queensland, Phase 1 Environmental Assessments and managing hydrocarbon remediation works.

Co-presenter: Stuart Derham Manager, Environment and Planning, Aurecon


Registration details

Date: 23 February 2023

Time: 2.00-5.00pm

Venue: WSP 900 Ann St Fortitude Valley 

Cost:. Inperson workshop Member $150.00 Non -Member $200.00

          Online Member costs $120. Please contact Jennifer Ingham for online registrations

Please book early to secure placements. Workshop limited to 18 participants

Please refer queries to ACLCA Executive Officer, Jennifer Ingham

E: qld@aclca.com.au M: 0421 714 449


ACLCA CPD Module Training Calendar

Module 1: Phase 1 Introduction to Environmental Site Assessments -2nd March 2023. Caitriona Coyle (WSP). ACLCA

Module 2a: Phase 2 Sampling, Analysis and Quality Plan -30 March 2023. Luke Amies (Epic Environmental). ACLCA

Module 2b: Field Investigations –4th May 2023. Ben Lumsden (Jacobs) ACLCA

Module 3a: Phase 2 Site Assessments (Interpretation and Reporting) –25th May 2023 (Georgina Kerr and Ryan Stewart (Aurecon) ACLCA

Module 3b: CSM and DQOs aspects of the design process – 22nd June 2023. Marc Salmon (Easterly Point) 

Module 4: Fill Logging –27th July 2023. Louise Cartwright (Epic Environmental) and Kylie Bradley (JBS&G) ACLCA

Module 5: Analytical Chemistry - 24th August 2023 -Ben Freidman (RGS Environmental) ACLCA

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