CPD Module 7 - Contaminated Land Auditing & CUTEP

This module introduces the principles behind the Victorian EPA Audit process and CUTEP determinations. 

The focus of this module will be to provide participants with insight into the following areas: 

  • A broad understanding of Environmental Auditing and CUTEP; 
  • Be aware of the key components of Environmental Auditing and CUTEP; and 
  • Be able to apply the basic principles of Environmental Auditing and CUTEP in their day to day work (where relevant).

The target audience is from 1 – 5 years experience or where limited audit assessment and/or support experience has been acquired. 

The module will be presented online with opportunity for question time. 

Topics include:

  • Origins of Environmental Auditing in Victoria
  • When is an Audit required
  • 53X vs 53V Audit
  • Conducting Audits
  • Audit Outcomes
  • What do Auditors look for?
  • CUTEP defined
  • Identifying a GQRUZ
  • Groundwater Management
  • CUTEP Submission online
  • CUTEP traps

A brief summary of the upcoming changes to Environmental Auditing as a result of the recent changes to Victorian environmental legislation will also be provided (i.e. the new Environment Protection Act).


Darryl Strudwick (Technical Director - Remediation, Consulting and Engineering, AECOM) was appointed as an Environmental Auditor in Victoria in 2003 and has completed or is currently undertaking Environmental Audits at numerous sites ranging from former service stations / mechanics workshops to former industrial facilities, including gasworks, automotive tyre and component manufacturing facilities, former coal fired power stations, an aluminium smelter and a live fire training facility. Darryl became an accredited Site Contamination Auditor in South Australia in 2009 and undertakes Site Contamination Audits in South Australia, as well as Audits in the Northern Territory. Before becoming an Environmental Consultant, Darryl spent 10 years with EPA (Victoria) where he was involved in the development of SEPP (Groundwaters of Victoria) and the preparation of EPA guidance on the clean-up and Management of polluted Groundwater (i.e. CUTEP), as well as groundwater sampling guidelines.

Doug Ahearne is a Principal Environmental Scientist with over 20 years of experience in the regulation, assessment, management and remediation of contaminated land. He is an EPA Victoria appointed environmental auditor (contaminated land). In his role at Senversa he works on a broad range of contaminated land issues providing advice to clients including all levels of government, developers and industry.

Event Details: 

Date: Thursday 10 September 2020 

Time: 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Venue: online via Zoom (Zoom login details will be sent the day prior to the course) 

Cost: $25 (incl GST)

ACLCA is committed to delivering our membership accessible and continuing learning opportunities as we navigate COVID-19. Consistent with this approach, the cost of our online modules has been kept to a minimum to allow greater participation, whilst limiting financial impact to members.

If you are claiming CPD points from attending ACLCA events, please ensure that you keep your registration receipts on file as evidence for your CPD recognition.

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