Knowledge Transfer Events 2017

ARRB is focused on providing innovative training solutions for clients to ensure knowledge is transferred and continuous improvement is achieved.

All ARRB's training events are tailored to suit the local audience, and local presenters are sourced wherever possible.

What type of training do Knowledge Transfer offer?

Launching ARRB’s NEW webinar subscription package

We have introduced a low cost 12-month webinar subscription series, that is real value-for-money to ensure we continue to provide and grow our high quality webinar program.

Paid subscribers will have access to:

  • 30+ webinars per year;
  • 20% discount off all paid online training series (webinar series comprise of 4-6 separate sessions over a maximum of 8 week period, and is combined with online learning assessments)
  • Exclusive first-offer access to once off paid webinars (these are webinars that provide specific learning and assessment outcomes).

Introducing the NEW group discount, save up to 50% off webinar subscription packages!

Have you been looking to register a group of people for ARRB's webinar subscription package? We are now happy to introduce the NEW group discount, save up to 50% off webinar subscription packages!

A single yearly paid subscription is only $143 (incl. GST) and provides 12 months access to ARRB's webinar program from the date of purchase. A group discount* of up to 50% is also available for multiple registrations, see the table below for discounted prices. For further details please contact us

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KT Program    

Search for currently scheduled ARRB training courses, either by type, topic or region below.


Basic Geometric Road Design

The purpose of this two-day workshop is to provide new graduates, draftpersons and technicians with a practical understanding of basic geometric road design.

Good road design will achieve operational efficiency, be safe and cost-effective, be aesthetically pleasing, and minimise the environmental impact. The role of the road designer is to produce the most appropriate design that achieves the specified functionality using the design inputs from all relevant disciplines. The design must take into account all inputs from stakeholders and road users. This workshop will cover these principles so that delegates will obtain a clear understanding of the key geometric design requirements for road design.

Brainfood for Breakfast: Pavement ride quality - what you need to know

Special Events
We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but what are the most prominent issues we face today by way of our roads and infrastructure? What about the next generation of roads? ARRB is committed to creating knowledge for tomorrow’s transport challenges, and solutions for today.

In the competitive field of road maintenance and construction, contractors and suppliers of bituminous materials are often placed in a difficult position of achieving a target ride quality in the face of various obstacles including:

  • inclement weather 
  • availability of testing equipment
  • continuously trafficked pavements
  • limited knowledge of ride quality requirements.

You’re invited
ARRB invites you and your colleagues to attend this gourmet breakfast event, and enjoy a presentation on measuring ride quality.

This event will address the top five things to avoid, to ensure the ride quality of your pavement is as good as it can be. You will be provided with essential practical advice on “what can be done” to meet contract specifications, based on the experience ARRB has gained from over 25 years of measuring the ride quality of pavements. A local expert will also join us, to provide perspective on local specifications.

The program also includes an open Q&A, where attendees can have their concerns addressed by the expert panel.

Attendees are then invited to stay on for networking, tea and coffee.

  • Meet industry colleagues
  • Introduce your business 
  • Learn from industry experts
  • Discover new innovations
  • Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast

Expert panel

  • Richard Wix - Australian Road Research Board, Technical Specialist, Systems
  • Stuart Cassin - Australian Road Research Board, Project Manager,  Data Collection
  • Guest presenter- To be confirmed

Bridge Inspection Levels 1 & 2

The Australian Road Research Board and IPWEA Queensland are proud to present a workshop on Bridge Inspection Levels 1 & 2.

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 to managing the lifecycle of these structures.

A Level 1 routine maintenance inspection is required to check the general serviceability of the structure, particularly for the safety of road users, and identify any emerging problems.

A Level 2 condition rating inspection is a key step in assessing the effectiveness of past maintenance treatments and identifying current maintenance needs to assist in the forecasting future changes in condition and estimating future budget requirements of structures across the network.

This 3-day workshop will assist participants to develop the knowledge and skills to conduct Level 1 and 2 Inspections in accordance with industry best practice.

Knowledge Transfer Accreditation
This workshop provides the underpinning knowledge to align with nationally recognised units of competency from the Certificate IV in Civil Construction Supervision as well as other civil construction qualifications. A formal assessment pathway is available for participants looking to achieve a competency outcome from this training. Attending this workshop along with formal assessments undertaken both during and after the workshop, will be used to provide the underpinning knowledge you will need to complete the assessment tasks for this skill set. The skills set comprises the following units of competency:

RIICSG405D: Carry out inspections of civil structures
RIIIMG301D: Maintain site records
RIIRIS301D: 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, VicRoads now recognises the ARRB Bridge Inspection level 2 course as a prerequisite to inspect VicRoads structures. ARRB is working towards gaining recognition by other road authorities Australia wide.

Chain of responsibility for organisations that contract third-party logistics

Join us for a free webinar on Aug 30, 2017 at 2:00 PM AEST.

As a Timber Manufacturing Business in the Asia Pacific Region, Timberlink face various compliance regulations that must be adhered to. One of these is to ensure all transport operations to and from their Timber Sawmills in Australia and New Zealand are following the NHVR guidelines and going above and beyond all COR obligations. As they contract vendors to supply these services they are faced with numerous challenges to ensure each carrier have systems and procedures in place that operate safely and follow all Laws and Codes of Practice. The presentation shows the journey through this systemised approach and Timberlink’s 5 year plan.

Jason Furtner has been in the transport industry for over 30 years, with experience as an owner driver in the 1980’s through to senior operations at multinational organisations including Operations Manager at UTC, Visy Group and more recently Timberlink ANZ. Having worked on both sides of the supply chain it provides an holistic view for transport regulations for both drivers and manufacturing divisions.

Please note - this session will commence at 2:00 PM AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time). There may be time zone differences that apply. It is recommended that you connect to the webinar 15 minutes prior to allow sufficient time for potential connection delays.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Driverless vehicles and their transformation of how we consider parking and integrated transport pla

Join us for a FREE webinar Tuesday 8 August at 11:00 AM AEST

Join two of the nation’s leading thought-leaders in an upcoming exclusive ADVI webinar and learn more about the transformation challenges and opportunities arising from driverless vehicle technologies in the years ahead.

With predictions of entirely new city structure and architecture, this is your opportunity to hear first-hand from guest presenter Lorraine Duffy, who in her role as Chief Executive of Parking Australia is well placed to share her thoughts on the opportunities that autonomous vehicles may provide for the parking industry. From off street city to zone edge charging storage hubs to transit interchanges the changing landscape for all sectors of parking will provide varied prospects for owners, developers and operators.

Joining Lorraine for this not-to-be-missed webinar event is Dr Jerome Catbagan, who is a Chartered Professional Engineer with over 20 years’ combined industry and research experience and manager of SMEC’s Traffic & Transport Planning Group in the ACT and Southern NSW. Jerome will talk about the need for an integrated process that embraces a much larger view of mobility, better considers the changing transport options of users and the dangers of relying on age-old quantitative data sets to inform future infrastructure investment.

To obtain a copy of either ADVI’s thought-leadership discussion paper on Parking or Integrated Transport Planning, please go to

We are excited to present our two high calibre guest presenters for this webinar, and encourage you to register your attendance.

This session will commence at 11:00 AM AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time). There may be time zone differences that apply. It is recommended that you connect to the webinar 15 minutes prior to allow sufficient time for potential connection delays.

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Heavy Vehicle Rollover Risk 2-Part Video

Heavy Vehicle Rollover Risk
Understanding the risk exposure of your vehicle on truck routes.

A truck that feels safe and stable can be on the verge of rolling over. Usually, the driver will not have any warning that a trailer is about to roll. In this session we will introduce the aspects of vehicle design that affect rollover stability, with demonstrations of how this can affect vehicle safety on some curves. We will also show how information on rollover risk at certain points on a road can be integrated into a risk-based route map to aid drivers in selecting appropriate speeds for each curve.

These videos cover the risks associated with operating a heavy vehicle on curved and
undulating roads. It is suitable for road managers, mining and resources HSE,
risk managers, and operators of heavy vehicle fleets. Viewers will benefit from an improved
understanding of heavy vehicle configurations and high risk vehicle types. The standards
applicable to heavy vehicle rollover risk and method for quantifying and reducing risk are

Cost: $132.00

Why does this webinar cost money?
In order to maintain our high quality and standard of service we have a minimal charge to cover our webinar facility subscription cost, our expert’s time in developing high quality training material, registration and administration expenses.

Level 1 Bridge Inspection

A two-day workshop for those involved with the routine maintenance inspection of bridge structures and culverts.

The workshop aims to assist participants develop skills to conduct the Level 1 inspection and complete the Level 1 inspection report form, on which to base the required maintenance intervention.

Level 1 inspections are a routine maintenance inspection, to check on the general serviceability of the structure and its surroundings; the road approaches and stream. This excludes the rating of individual members or overall bridge condition which is applicable to Level 2 inspections.

The training will cover timber, steel and concrete structures, if available.

Level 2 Bridge Inspection

A two-day workshop for those involved with the inspection of bridges, culverts, noise walls, retaining walls and many other road structures.  A Level 2 inspection involves the identification of every bridge component and the rating of the condition of that component.  This can be used to generate an overall score or rating for the bridge for the prioritisation of repairs, major maintenance, rehabilitation and or replacement.
The aim is to assist the participants to develop skills to conduct the Level 2 inspection and also include information on:

  • safety awareness around structures
  • accepted and recommended procedures

Please note that the ARRB Level 2 Bridge Inspection workshops are now accredited. For further information about the accreditation, please download the workshop accreditation summary document below.

Managing Road Pavement Assets online series

Are you pavement or asset manager, local government pavement engineer or asset coordinator? Having trouble addressing all of the pavement network management challenges imposed on you? Challenged to find time and funding to attend tailored workshops offsite? Keep reading:

Title: Managing Road Pavement Assets online series
Cost (access to the 6 sessions): $495

Over six sessions (60-90 minutes each), our leading industry experts will take you through the basic concepts you need to know/be familiar with about pavement management principles, and more importantly, its application for your road network. Sessions will cover real life case studies, provide the opportunity for discussions, activities and question/answer time with our expert presenters.

If lecture-style classroom based learning is not your preferred approach or practical, why not register for this dynamic and interactive online course instead?

Session 1- Selecting and collecting the right data for your road network management

Session 2- Asset registers and executive level reporting

Session 3 - Works program and project treatment selection through data analysis

Session 4  - Deterioration modelling and the levels of analysis

Session 5 - Managing increased axle mass limits on your network

Session 6 - Risk assessment and road safety

Terms and conditions
1.) No refunds are available at any stage 2.) On purchase, you will be supplied with log in details to access the recorded material. Please do not share these details 3.) Payment of invoices is to be made within the 30 day payment term. If payment is not received, you may be denied access to the recording

Road and intersection design principles using swept paths

After the success of the 2013 webinar “Turning Templates – A beginners guide” ARRB Group in collaboration with Austroads is proud to bring you this follow up session. The pre-recorded session covers the effective use of the Austroads Turning Path Templates at a more advanced level.

This webinar covers the use of turning templates in design and access approvals, including:

  • roundabout design
  • reversing manoeuvres
  • complex intersection design (i.e. compound curves, effect of crossfall)
  • what to do when you don’t have a template for the vehicle you want to assess
  • the mechanics of turning vehicles, including effects of speed and the time taken to achieve turning angles

Title: Road and intersection design principles using swept paths
Cost: $55 incl GST

System Requirements
PC-based attendees
Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees
Required: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

Mobile attendees
Required: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

Smart bridges – why bridge structures need sensors

Join us for a webinar Thu, Sep 14, 2017 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM AEST

In this webinar, we review bridge monitoring applications, the main challenges in data recording and analysis, and how enhanced technologies can be used to improve the design and management of bridges.

The installation on a bridge of a network of sensors transforms the structure into a 'smart’ system, as it provides both periodic and post-event information on the bridge operational life and state of health.

An increasing number of bridges around the world are equipped with either short-term or permanent monitoring systems. Ambient, service-level and event response data can be analysed using both classical and state-of-the-art algorithms for signal processing, including machine learning techniques to predict damage. The analysis of the ongoing flow of incoming data allows to identify in real time structural deficiencies and the specific impact of heavy vehicles.

Giovanna Zanardo has a PhD in Earthquake Engineering and Structural Dynamics from the University of Trieste, and a PhD in Astronomy from the University of Western Australia and will be presenting this webinar. She has worked on a variety of projects related to bridge monitoring and structural diagnostics, including the assessment of tunnelling-induced effects on bridges within the Channel Tunnel Rail Link and embedded structures. She has lectured at universities in Italy, UK, and Australia, and worked at Main Roads WA before joining ARRB. Dr Zanardo has over 50 publications, on applied engineering/research and physics. She is a chartered member of the Institution of Civil Engineers (UK) and Engineers Australia.

Participants please note - the session will commence at 11:00 am AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time). There may be time zone differences that apply. It is recommended that you connect to the webinar 15 minutes prior to allow sufficient time for potential connection delays.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Not a webinar subscriber? click here to register for this webinar for AUD $55

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Turning templates – A beginners’ guide: Learn how to use 2013 turning path template

Did you miss our webinar on Turning templates – A beginners’ guide Learn how to use 2013 turning path template? Don't worry you can purchase this recording.

Title: A beginners guide - Learn how to use 2013 turning path template
Cost: $55

This webinar will help apply the templates in the decision making process of:

  • Designing of new intersections
  • Granting access to vehicles on existing roads
  • Correct template choices
  • Step-by-step demonstrations using AutoCAD & printed design layout

Who should attend:

  • Traffic & planning consultants
  • Local government traffic engineers
  • Road designers

Why does this webinar cost money?
In order to maintain our high quality and standard of service we have a minimal charge to cover our webinar facility subscription cost, our expert’s time in developing high quality training material, registration and administration expenses.

Unsealed Local Roads

ARRB is pleased to offer a two-day training workshop on the latest practices in the management of unsealed roads including practical aspects during a site inspection.

The workshop will be a practical ‘hands on’ presentation with group participation, worked examples, and a field inspection of various unsealed roads sites.