SA Riverland, 28th April - 5th May 2019

The TERN Surveillance Field Method Training provides hands-on experience to scientifically standardised, nationally accepted ecological monitoring methods and techniques.  

We are currently accepting applications for our next scheduled training program, which will be run at Calperum Station, in the South Australian Riverland. Participants will need to arrive on Sunday 28th April (either at the venue in near Renmark directly, or meet the team in Adelaide at 2 pm to travel with our team).

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This is an intensive week long training programme, with 1 - 2 days of theory lectures, and 5 days of hands-on field training covering all aspects of our AusPlots protocols. All trainers and participants will spend the week together, in basic accommodation (air-conditioned bunkhouse and camp sites), and all meals and catering will be provided.

Fee: $350 per person, to cover accommodation, food, catering and travel to/from Adelaide. Participants will need to arrange their own travel to Adelaide (or Renmark/Calperum directly).

Participants will be expected to have a keen interest in understanding survey methods and techniques. The theory lectures will be in-depth explaining the background to our methods. All participants will receive a printed copy of the updated AusPlots protocols manual. Some reading before the training commences will be beneficial. The training caters for a wide audience with varying skills and level experience, and is suitable for tertiary students, as well as experienced researchers wanting to understand our field collection methods.

To register download the Registration Form and email it to

All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion. There are no formal assessment components.

The University of Adelaide higher degree students may record 40 hours of Career and Research Skills Training (CaRST) (Domain A: Knowledge and intellectual abilities).

Need more information?

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Adelaide based people are welcome to arrange a time to visit our office at The University of Adelaide, Waite Campus (Urrbrae) to discuss the training and have a brief tour of our facility.