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​​The following workshops, seminars and training opportunities have been developed to improve environmental regulation and co-ordination between EPA Tasmania and Local Government.

Upcoming Events

Environmental Auditing – 3 & 4 April 2019, Hobart

Expression of Interest

The EPA Board is offering council staff an opportunity to participate in an Environmental Auditor Training Course delivered by NSW EPA on behalf of AELERT.

This training has been delivered to EPA Tasmania regulators and the EPA Board would like council staff to share in this opportunity. It is hoped that the training will provide council staff with greater skills and confidence in regulating environmental activity and responding to complaints.

This innovative competency based two-day course aims to introduce and provide participants with hands on experience in environmental auditing. Using presentations, group exercises and assessments covering all aspects of environmental auditing, this course will provide participants with the necessary skills and confidence to successfully plan, conduct and manage environmental compliance audits and strengthen their organizations/sections compliance capabilities.

It will also greatly assist the introduction and extension of auditing skills and functions to other regulatory areas. On successfully completing the course (by attaining the necessary competencies), participants will be issued with a Certificate of Attainment indicating that they have successfully attended the AELERT Environmental Auditor Training Course.

Because places are limited, attendance at the course is being invited through an expression of interest process (EoI). Please note, that the EoI closes on 4 March 2019 with participants notified on 18 March.

The cost of the training is being met by the EPA Board. However, travel and accommodation costs will need to be met by participating councils. The EPA will provide lunch, and morning and afternoon tea on both days.


Sampling Training 

EPA Tasmania is holding sampling training for its staff late February, and there are spaces for local government staff who would like to either brush up on their exisiting skills, or who have never undertaken this training.

The training will include the following: sampling planning, contaminant transport in the ecosystem; tips and reminders about how to sample water, soil and sediment for a range of analytes (including swab, microbacterial and biota samples); quality assurance/control; and when samples become evidence (evidentiary sampling, corroborating evidence and documentation to support cases of environmental harm).

Pre-reading will be required. For further information and to register, please download the flyer

Pr​evious Events

If you have an idea for a workshop or training session that will help improve the coordination of environmental regulation by EPA Tasmania and Local Government please contact us.

Coordinator ​Local Government Engagement 
EPA Tasmania, DPIPWE
134 Macquarie Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 4599
Fax 03 6173 0254