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Workshops: New dates & locations!

MULTIPLE OPTIONS: IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS, LIVE ONLINE WORKSHOPS, AND SELF-PACED ONLINE TRAINING!

We're excited to announce new dates and locations for our popular In-Person DRAINS Workshops!

Psst: Can't make it in-person? View our Live Online or Self-Paced Online Training instead.
Or why not request Private Training?

Suitable for both new and experienced DRAINS users, you will:

‣ Learn or refresh the fundamentals of DRAINS
‣ Master and apply AR&R 2019 guidelines to urban drainage
‣ Discover the latest features in DRAINS with hands-on activities, discussions and more

UPCOMING

Sydney: 6-8 Aug 2024
Brisbane: 3-5 Sep 2024
Melbourne: 22-24 Oct 2024
Sydney: 26-28 Nov 2024
Adelaide: Feb/March 2025
Perth: Feb/March 2025

Upcoming In-Person Workshops:

Soakwells Example

Example of a soakwell drainage system.

We’ve added even more to the workshops lately, including localised content, specific models and customised worked examples for your state. For example, all workshops now include soakwells and infiltration systems.

So, whether you’re a brand-new user or a DRAINS veteran, you’ll find something to gain from our updated In-Person DRAINS Training Workshops.

DRAINS In-Person Workshop Summary

Suitable for both new and experienced DRAINS users, our DRAINS In-Person Workshop is a comprehensive and hands-on course led by Hossein Ansari.

Options for Attendance:

  1. [3 Days] Attend full DRAINS In-Person Workshop, covering DRAINS Fundamentals and DRAINS Extension.
    All the fundamentals of DRAINS plus Urban Drainage Module & On-Site Detention Systems Module. Our most popular workshop.
  2. [2 Days] Attend DRAINS Fundamentals only.
    Just the basics for new users or a refresher for experienced users.
  3. [1 Day] Attend DRAINS Extension only* (prerequisites apply)
    For experienced users only. Offers a deep-dive into our two most popular modules: Urban Street Drainage case studies and Complex On-Site Detention Systems.

*Prerequisite: Participants must have attended or completed a DRAINS Fundamentals or Core Training Course in the last five years (either in-person or live online).

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Recent Workshops

Brisbane, QLD: 16-17 Apr 2024
Melbourne, VIC: 26-27 Mar 2024
Adelaide, SA: 13-14 Mar 2024
Sydney, NSW: 5-6 Mar 2024
Perth, WA: 27-28 Feb 2024
Melbourne, VIC: 22-23 Nov 2023
Sydney, NSW: 17-18 Nov 2023
Brisbane, QLD: 13-14 Sept 2023
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Can’t see a date or location that suits you?

View our online Self-Paced Training, which offers 15 CPD points and a certificate upon completion. Access can be purchased for set durations (eg. 7 days, 30 days, 90 days and 12 months). Full course notes can also be posted to your location. Learn more.

In-Person Workshop Details

Pre-Work: Mandatory 2.5 hour AR&R Module + 2 optional introductory modules

Days/Time:

  • Comprehensive Course: 3 Days, 9am to 5pm. 25 Hours CPD.
  • Fundamentals only: 2 Days, 9am to 5pm. 18 Hours CPD.
  • Extension only*: 1 Day, 9am to 5pm. 8 Hours CPD.

DRAINS Self-Paced Online Training: Get up to 70% off access to Online Training to revise and refresh your knowledge. Only available in conjunction with a Workshop purchase.

Certificate & CPD: Digital Certificate of Completion with relevant hours of CPD displayed.

Terms and Conditions apply.

*Prerequisite: Participants must have attended or completed a DRAINS Fundamentals or Core Training Course in the last five years (either in-person or live online).

Inclusions

  • Digital Certificate of Completion with CPD hours
  • Use of Training PC with DRAINS Training Licence
  • USB Flash Drive & Printed Workshop Notes
  • Morning, Lunch & Afternoon Catering
  • FREE 10-day Subscription to DRAINS Unlimited Links to use on your own device, commencing on Day 1 of the Workshop

Training Instructors

Dr. Benjamin Kus

Benjamin Kus

Chief Executive Officer, Watercom

Dr Benjamin Kus is an astute and accomplished engineer, business manager, academic and educator, with over 20 years experience in urban development, stormwater design, on-site detention and flood studies. Read more about Dr Benjamin.

Hossein Ansari

Hossein Ansari

Technical Manager & Principal Engineer, Watercom

Hossein is a Civil Engineer with over 20 years of experience in both the public and private sectors, previously working as a Senior Design Officer at Sutherland Shire Council and as a Drainage Investigation Engineer at City of Botany Bay Council. Read more about Hossein.

Hear from our workshop attendees

The level of preparation was excellent, with great materials supporting the face to face and hands on experience. Format is right and enthusiasm and knowledge of the presenter is great. Most valuably, I learned how the program manages “non-standard” situations. This is what I was hoping to gain, so spot on there.

There were a few key tips and tricks that were super handy, along with a great fundamental understanding of the software to determine limitations/ capabilities.

Recent In-Person Workshops:

  • Brisbane, QLD: 16-17 Apr 2024
  • Melbourne, VIC: 26-27 Mar 2024
  • Adelaide, SA: 13-14 Mar 2024
  • Sydney, NSW: 5-6 Mar 2024
  • Perth, WA: 27-28 Feb 2024
  • Melbourne, VIC: 22-23 Nov 2023
  • Sydney, NSW: 17-18 Oct 2023
  • Brisbane, QLD: 13-14 Sep 2023
  • Sydney, NSW: 4-5 Apr 2023
  • Adelaide, SA: 1-2 Mar 2023
  • Perth, WA: 7-8 Feb 2023
  • Melbourne, VIC: 16-17 Nov 2022
  • Brisbane, QLD: 26-27 Oct 2022
  • Sydney, NSW: 1-2 Sep 2022

For questions or enquiries about attending a workshop, including custom or private training, please contact us to discuss.