CO2 Australia training

CO2 AUSTRALIA TRAINING WORKSHOP SERIES:
Queensland Regional Ecosystem and BioCondition training

CO2 Australia is proud to offer two training workshops in Brisbane: 

  • Introduction to the Regional Ecosystem Framework 
  • Introduction to BioCondition v2.2 Assessment 

The Introduction to the Regional Ecosystem Framework one-day workshop provides background knowledge and practical skills in the interpretation and implementation of vegetation community assessment and identification in accordance with the Queensland Government’s Regional Ecosystem framework. The Introduction to BioCondition v2.2 Assessment one-day workshop provides background knowledge and practical skills in the implementation of vegetation condition assessments in accordance with the Queensland Government’s BioCondition assessment methodology (v2.2). 

The workshops are applicable to everyone from environmental practitioners, rangers and field assessment personnel to any interested persons wanting to grasp a better understanding of Queensland’s regional ecosystem framework, vegetation management legislation and/or BioCondition. 

The training workshops combine classroom-based theory sessions and learning activities with field traverses where you will be able to apply your new (or polished) knowledge! 

SCHEDULED TRAINING WORKSHOPS

Training workshops are currently scheduled for the following confirmed and proposed dates:

Thurs 20 January (RE) & Fri 21 January 2022 (BioCondition): POSTPONED

Thurs 24 March (RE) & Fri 25 March 2022 (BioCondition): CONFIRMED

Thurs 28 July (RE) & Fri 29 July 2022 (BioCondition): CONFIRMED

Further training sessions will occur every 3-to-4 months. For availability please complete the enquiry form linked below.

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DR JARRAD COUSIN 

The workshops are expertly presented by Dr Jarrad Cousin, Principal Ecologist and Head of Ecosystem Markets and Innovation at CO2 Australia. Jarrad has over 20 years’ experience undertaking flora, fauna and vegetation community assessments as part of research and consulting engagements across Australia. For the last 10 years, Dr Cousin has focused on ecological assessments throughout Queensland, including ground-truthing of regional ecosystems from tropical rainforests of the wet tropics, through to mulga country in western Queensland, and forest, woodland and grassland communities of the Brigalow Belt and Southeast Queensland. Dr Cousin has also completed in excess of 2,500 BioCondition assessments throughout many of these ecosystems, drawing on that knowledge and experience to develop and author Australia’s first ever nationwide vegetation condition assessment methodology, accredited under the Accounting for Nature (AfN) Framework. 

Jarrad Cousin in a Queensland Landscape

WHERE AND WHEN 

The on-day training workshops are currently held on two consecutive days in Brisbane. Depending on demand, the training workshops will be offered four or five times a year, with each workshop capped at 15 people.

Training workshops are held at “The Hut Environmental Centre”, on Fleming Rd, Chapel Hill, nestled in the eucalypt forest at the foothills of Mount Cootha, and in close proximity to the workshop field assessment sites.  

If you are in regional Queensland, customised training workshops can be provided in regional centres for groups of up to 15 people. Please contact CO2 Australia at training@co2australia.com.au to discuss a tailored quote. 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Introduction to the Regional Ecosystem Framework training workshop 

  • Why use REs  
  • Land and vegetation classification  
  • What is a Regional Ecosystem? 
  • Bioregional classification in Qld 
  • Determination of land zones 
  • VMA Classes and Biodiversity status
  • Regional Ecosystem identification 
  • Remnant/non-remnant status 
  • RE mapping methods 
  • Limitations 

Introduction to BioCondition v2.2 Assessment training workshop 

  • Introduction to BioCondition  
  • Determining assessment units  
  • BioCondition attributes 
  • Assessment method  
  • Scoring BioCondition  

COST 

The cost of each one-day training workshop is $400 (inclusive of GST), which includes: 

  • Introduction to the Regional Ecosystem Framework – field traverses at up to five sites to determine land zone, Regional Ecosystem and remnant/non-remnant status
  • Introduction to BioCondition v2.2 Assessment – a site visit to complete a BioCondition assessment before returning to the office to calculate the final BioCondition score. 
  • Printed and bound workshop notes
  • A4 Certificate of Attendance (supplied as PDF) 
  • Morning tea and lunch (along with tea and coffee)