Smart farms - smart soils

Smart Soils For Farming – Your one stop shop for soil science and soil resources

Certified Professional Soil Scientist (CPSS)

The mark of trust, expertise and excellence in soil science.

Registered Soil Practitioner Training & Accreditation

Upskill and get recognised as an accredited Registered Soil Practitioner.

Soil - one of our most valuable assets

Learn more about the value and importance of soil to Australia


Become a Soil Science Australia member today to build your network, advance your career and further the field of soil science.

Welcome to Soil Science Australia


Join or renew your membership today to enjoy a range of benefits!



We have a wide range of events coming up across Australia.



The National Soil Science Awards celebrate and recognise excellence in soil science. Congrats to our 2023 Award winners!

World Soil Day - Soils where food begins

Certified Professional Soil Scientist


The Certified Professional Soil Scientist (CPSS) seal is the mark of trust, expertise and excellence in soil science.

 Become accredited to advance your career and standing in the field of soil science.

Engage a Certified Professional Soil Scientist – reduce risk, increase certainty and achieve better soil and land management outcomes by engaging Certified Professional Soil Scientists.

World Soil Day - Soils where food begins

Registered Soil Practitioner


The Registered Soil Practitioner is a new national accreditation for soil professionals that standardises several critical areas of soil science expertise across Australia.

Developed in collaboration with soil scientists, industry, government, land and natural resource managers and the wider community, this accreditation is an assurance of a high level of competence in the area covered by that Registered Soil Practitioner accreditation.

The Australian Society of Soil Science Incorporated (Soil Science Australia) is a not-for-profit, professional association for soil scientists and people interested in the responsible management of Australia’s soil resources.

Soil Science Australia supports soil scientists and promotes the importance of soil as a finite resource.

Some members are students, some are at the start of their careers while others are highly regarded experts in Australia and internationally.

Learn more about Soil Science Australia and what we do.

Registered Soil Practitioner
The Registered Soil Practitioner training and accreditation ensures soil practitioners can implement fit for purpose soil sampling and interpretation to improve the quality of soil data, reduce soil input and management costs and improve soil productivity.
Certified Professional Soil Scientist

The Certified Professional Soil Scientist accreditation is the mark of a professional soil scientist, providing certainty to industry, government and researchers that they are working with a highly qualified and experience soil scientist. Learn more about the Certified Professional Soil Scientist program.

Smart Farms Smart Soils

Soil Science Australia has established a Smart Farms Smart Soils Community of Practice bringing together the Drought and Innovation Hubs from across Australia, soil scientists, researchers and government to collaborate, network, learn and share knowledge. This work is supported by the Australian Government’s Smart Farms Program.

Read the July Smart Farms Smart Soils Update

Upcoming Events


Soil Science Australia hosts and supports a wide range of events.

Check out:





sponsors of the 2023 Soilscapes calendar

Corporate Member