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Improve and Inspire - Best Practice Composting Webinar Series

 Webinars            Duration: 1 hour each

 Price: Free

Program Overview

AORA NSW is pleased to coordinate and host a series of four webinars that will enhance knowledge on best practice Compost Processing.

Who should enrol in this webinar series?

Regulators of the recycled organics industry, council team members who manage recycled organics facilities, and those working in the organics industry.

Enrolling in this series enables you to view the recorded webinars which were conducted from Jan to June 2019.

Further information

Prior to viewing these webinars, we recommend that you also complete the EPA's online Compost Facility Management course

For further information contact EPA Learning and Regulatory Capability on phone (02) 9995 6526 or email learning@epa.nsw.gov.au.

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Compost Facility Management

 Self-paced eLearning            Duration: 5 - 8 hours

 Price: Free

Course Overview

This Compost Facility Management course provides regulators and people working in recycled organics facilities with the knowledge and skills required to ensure facilities are well managed and producing quality products that meet regulatory requirements.

Who should complete this training?

Regulators of the recycled organics industry, council team members who manage recycled organics facilities, and those working in the organics industry.

Course content

Course Overview - Compost Facility Management

  • the importance of composting in Australia
  • understand the general nature and purpose of the composting industry
  • explain the roles of team members working in the recycled organics industry
  • recognise the importance of each role in the production of quality product

Unit 1  - Introduction to Composting

  • outline the composting process and who it works
  • identify the stages of the composting process
  • recognise the principles behind pasteurisation
  • identify the characteristics of typical feedstocks
  • recognise how different feedstocks, and combinations of feedstocks, can affect the composting process
  • explain why contamination management is so important in the production of quality composts.

Unit 2 - Composting Process Control

  • the purpose of process monitoring
  • field observations and field measurement tools for process monitoring
  • calibration and maintenance of field measurement tools and associated maintenance record keeping
  • batch sampling and correct handling and packaging of sample test
  • comply with WHS principles and procedures

Unit 3 - Managing Operations

  • identification of a quality recycled organics product
  • regulations and standards that apply to composting and recycled organic products in NSW
  • process control systems to achieve consistent product quality
  • critical control points in the compost production process
  • types of contamination
  • principles for contamination management
  • importance of management of pasteurisation

Unit 4 - Managing Environmental Risks

  • role of the NSW EPA in protecting the environment
  • potential environmental risks when recycling organics
  • environmental performance objectives for potential environmental risks
  • ways of managing environmental risk at facilities
  • remedial actions to reduce environmental risks

Unit 5 - Operational Responsibilities

  • key responsibilities of facilities in relation to environmental protection
  • apply information within the Environment Protection Licence (EPL)
  • conditions of an EPL and how to apply to facilities
  • value of effective lines of communication between the EPA, community and facilities

Unit 6 - Products and Uses

  • current market for recycled organics
  • benefits and value of recycled organics products
  • different products available under Australian Standards
  • understanding the commercial quality of the final product
  • importance of quality product and systems that support a quality outcome

Unit 7 - Applying Recycled Organics to land

  • lawful application provided in orders and exemptions
  • Orders apply to supplier and Exemptions apply to the landholder
  • current Orders and Exemptions on the NSW EPA website
  • control of recycled organics to land and it's importance

Further information

For further information contact EPA Learning and Regulatory Capability on phone (02) 9995 6526 or email learning@epa.nsw.gov.au.

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Multi-agency Asbestos Education Program

  Self-paced eLearning            Duration: 3 hours

 Price: Free

Course Overview

This course presents the basics of asbestos and related health hazards. The five online modules will explore asbestos related health issues, identification of asbestos containing materials, risk assessment, controlling risk to protect personnel and the community, and the NSW Asbestos Blueprint.

Who should complete this training?

This course provides general information about asbestos to NSW government employees. It was developed as part of an Office of Emergency Management project.

Course contents

  • Health Hazards
  • Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) Identification
  • Risk Assessment and Setting Priorities
  • Protecting Personnel and the Community
  • NSW Asbestos Blueprint and Responsibilities

Further information

For further information contact EPA Learning and Regulatory Capability on (02) 9995 6526 or email learning@epa.nsw.gov.au.

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UPSS Capacity Building Training

 Online            Duration: 3 to 5 hours

 Price: Free

Course Overview

This online training course will provide you with the capacity to regulate underground petroleum storage system sites (UPSS) and gain basic knowledge about the design and operation of these sites.

Who should complete this training?

Local council officers and anyone required to enforce UPSS regulation as part of their duties.

Course contents

  • Gain an understanding of how underground petroleum storage systems work
  • Learn about the UPSS Regulation
  • Understand how to prepare for a compliance inspection
  • Understand what is best practice UPSS equipment
  • Learn about loss monitoring and leak detection systems
  • Understand the features of a forecourt
  • Learn about the decommissioning and abandonment best practice and procedures

Further information

This course is free for local council members. If you would like to take this course for free: 

  1. Register below by clicking the Add to cart button.
  2. Check out your cart.
  3. Click on My Learning tab at the top of the page
  4. Click on the UPSS Capacity Building Training course

For further information contact EPA Learning and Regulatory Capability on (02) 9995 6526 or email learning@epa.nsw.gov.au.

By enrolling for this course, you are confirming that you have read and accepted the terms of the EPA Learning Cancellation Policy.

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