Date(s) - 20/04/2021
9:00 am - 5:00 pm





Soil Logging Course

Description and Classification of Soils


SSA Queensland Branch

partnering with the

Australian Contaminated Land Consultants Association (ACLCA-QLD) 


Soil Science Australia (Qld Branch) in partnership with the Australian Contaminated Land Consultants Association (Qld Branch) is pleased to offer a workshop aimed at improving skills in the description and classification of soils. This full day workshop combines basic/essential theory of soil description with a practical hands-on component. Book in early as the workshop is limited to 12 places.


Facilitator: Bernie Powell – M. Rur. Sc., B. Ag. Sc., QDA, CPSS-AusSS
Bernie Powell CPSS is a former Queensland Government soil scientist with more than 40 years’ experience. Bernie specialises in pedology and land suitability assessments and has undertaken soil surveys throughout Queensland. He has published in excess of 60 papers and reports and for 15 years led the Land Resource Assessment section in the Queensland Government. In this role, Bernie also represented Queensland on two national soils committees and was Chair for three years of the National Committee for Acid Sulfate Soil (NatCASS).

Since retiring from Government employment in 2013, Bernie has been Chair of the Certified Professional Soil Scientist Accreditation Board for two years, Chair of the Australian Soil Classification Working Group and is currently Chair of the Soil Science Australia Training Committee. He also undertakes occasional consultancy jobs and training workshops. Bernie will be assisted by Ben Harms CPSS, a member of Soil Science Australia, who will act as instructor on the day.




SSA Qld or ACLCA Qld Member:  $700 per person

Non-members:  $850 per person

Ground Floor Conference Room

Eco Sciences Precinct, 41 Boggo Road, Dutton Park

Click here for a copy of the program



Bookings are closed for this event.