Expression of Interest – Part V Training with DWER

The ECA, together with DWER, is excited to offer the first dedicated training course for environmental practitioners, for Part V approvals and licensing.

The Environmental Protection Act (1986) (EP Act) Part V Training has been developed as a two day training course for environmental practitioners (including Government, industry and consultants) that have an involvement with works approvals, licences and permits of the EP Act. This builds on a highly successful trial course recently undertaken by DWER, and we’re now ready to roll it out to a broader practitioner audience for the first time. Be quick and register your interest, as it is going to be in high demand!

The overall objective of the training course is to provide an A-Z of the Western Australian framework for environmental regulation under Part V of the EP Act to support:

  • Familiarisation with the environmental regulation framework within the EP Act 1986, and relevant guideline and policy documents
  • Understanding of how to apply the main environmental regulation components and outputs to achieve
  • How to structure Part V documents – showing evidence of good methodology
  • Achieving good environmental outcomes through Part V – interpreting DWER guidelines and achieving best practice

The course is proposed to cover:

  • The big picture – environmental regulation overview, principles and outcomes
  • Works approval applications and decision making
  • Risk assessment processes
  • Clearing permit applications
  • Conditions, appeals on decisions, transitioning from Works Approvals to Licences
  • Compliance and enforcement, renewals and terminations
  • Q&A session with senior DWER staff
  • Synthesis, future directions and reflections on best practice


Proposed dates:    Early August 2019 (specific dates TBC)

Duration:               Two days
EOI’s due:             2nd May 2019, via email

Registration fees will be refined on receipt of total EOIs received, and selection of venue.

Members are encouraged to register interest as soon as possible, and please refer the course to colleagues and peers.

This first-ever ECA course dedicated to Part V approvals and licensing is set to be popular. Get in quick, numbers are limited!