DecorativeThis course contains process assessment resources for SFC staff. The science assessment (quiz) is hosted on BOM Learn and must be completed there. Science Assessment course.

Successful completion of the science quiz and process assessment (warning event simulator) will result in the SFC Tsunami Competency being awarded and recorded in EBS.

Successful completion of the SFC tsunami process training module is required before attempting the warning process quiz linked from this course. Note, you are not able to self-enroll in the State/Territory based warning event simulator course. Contact the tsunami training team if you need to be enrolled.

Method: 
Online
Duration: Approximately 1.5 hours
Assessment: Process Quiz (90% required to pass).
Help: Contact Tsunami Training

This course supports the NOC face-to-face tsunami warning process training. It contains a range of resources to help forecasters maintain competency in delivering the Australian Tsunami Warning Service (ATWS) and the Indian Ocean Tsunami Warning & Mitigation Service (IOTWMS).

Prior to completing this course, it is necessary to complete:

Method: 
Blended (face-to-face supported by online)
Duration:Approximately 1 day
Assessment:No formal assessment
Help:Contact David McQueen (03 9669 4793)

This course contains science assessment resources for SFC staff. The process assessment (warning event simulator) is hosted on Latitude and must be completed there. Process Assessment course.

Successful completion of the science quiz and process assessment (warning event simulator) will result in the SFC Tsunami Competency being awarded and recorded in EBS.

Successful completion of the tsunami science training module is required before completing the science quiz.

Method: 
Online
Duration: Approximately 1.5 hours
Assessment: Science Quiz (80% required to pass).
Help: Contact Tsunami Training

This course supports the SFC Tsunami Warning Process Training. It contains a range of resources to help forecasters develop competency to deliver the Australian Tsunami Warning Service (ATWS) as the SFC arm of the Joint Australian Tsunami Warning Centre (JATWC).

Prior to completing this course, it is necessary to complete:

Note: the course containing the science quiz also contains the process assessment. You do not need to have completed the process assessment before undertaking this course.

Method: 
Online
Duration:4-5 hours
Assessment:No formal assessment required within this course.
Formal process assessment will follow in a separate course.
Help:Contact David McQueen (03 9669 4793)


This course introduces tsunami science, following the tsunami life-cycle:

  • generation
  • propagation
  • impact

Generation describes the causes of tsunamis, with a particular emphasis on undersea earthquakes. Some introductory seismic theory is provided as background.

Propagation describes how tsunamis travel through the deep ocean, how they are modelled and how they can be detected at deep ocean buoys.

Impacts on land the and coastal marine environment are discussed and detection of tsunamis on sea-level gauges is introduced.

Method: 
Online
Duration:Approximately 3 hours of online material and quizzes
Assessment:No formal assessment. Minor quizzes gauge understanding throughout the course
Help:Contact David McQueen (03 9669 4793)