Bridges and other structures are crucial asset elements of the infrastructure network. It is essential that their condition is monitored, and repairs are planned and completed in an efficient and timely manner. The systematic inspection, condition rating and monitoring of these assets are vital components managing the lifecycle of these structures.
This course helps participants develop the knowledge and skills to conduct Level 1 and 2 inspections in accordance with industry best practice.
Attendees need a basic knowledge of bridges and culverts, so we provide self-paced, Augmented Reality training in advance that identifies their various components in an easy-to-use, interactive environment that helps your inspection and reporting.
Level 1 is then covered on Day 1 and the morning of Day 2. Level 2 then continues from the afternoon of Day 2 until the end of Day 3. Participants who wish to complete Level 2 are required to attend all three days.
Bridge Inspection Workshops are endorsed by the Department of Transport and Planning to provide accredited bridge inspection training in Victoria - please see here for more information on VicRoads pre-qualification requirements.
Bridge Inspection Workshops are also endorsed by the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics to provide level 1 bridge inspection training in the Northern Territory - please see here for more information.
Duration: 1-3 days
In person (Accreditation completed online)
Level 1: $1,750
Level 1 & 2: $2,475
Level 1 & 2 Plus accreditation: $4,100
In partnership with CivilEdge (RTO 41594), NTRO|ARRB's Bridge Inspection Workshop delivers nationally recognised training in the VET sector.
- Knowledge Transfer Accreditation
- Target Audience
Knowledge Transfer Accreditation
This workshop may provide the underpinning knowledge required to align with nationally recognised units of competency from the Certificate IV in Civil Construction Supervision as well as other civil construction qualifications.
ARRB has an arrangement with CivilEdge (RTO 41594), a Registered Training Organisation, whereby workshop participants may see a formal assessment pathway to achieve a competency outcome under the Australian Qualifications Framework from this training. Attending this workshop along with completing formal assessments undertaken both during and after the workshop, may be used as evidence towards obtaining the following units of competency from CivilEdge:
RIICSG405E: Carry out inspections of civil structures
RIIIMG301E: Maintain site records
RIIRIS301E: Apply risk management processes
Many road authorities require bridge inspectors to undergo additional internal training before being allowed to lead level 2 inspections for their agency. The internal training usually includes organisational policy, systems and procedures and industry best practice. For instance, in Victoria, VicRoads now recognises the ARRB Bridge Inspection Level 2 course as a prerequisite to inspect VicRoads structures. Please refer to your appropriate governing body for guidance on whether you will be qualified to inspect bridges in your local area, on completion of this accreditation.
ARRB is working towards gaining recognition by other road authorities Australia wide.
Start the day after your workshop
Duration and guidelines:
- Our best advice would be to complete the accreditation assignment within 6 months of the training whilst the learning is fresh. We will allow up to 12 months, after which you will no longer be able to seek accreditation.
- You will need to set aside approximately 30 hours to complete the assignment.
- Whilst we guide and nurture our students towards a satisfactory assessment outcome, we can only support 3 resubmissions of the assignments before an extra charge will be incurred to cover our costs.
It will be beneficial for attendees to have a basic knowledge of bridges and culverts. The workshop is primarily aimed at, but not limited to:
- Road and bridge maintenance field staff
- Existing Level 1 and 2 Inspectors
- Leading hands
- Works Supervisors