RSP – Soil Management Training 2023-2024

The Registered Soil Practitioner – Soil Management training 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.

Gain the knowledge and skill to take soil samples and give accurate recommendations based on those samples.

  • Next training:
  • Online training available from 25 October
  • Field training and assessment: 13 and 14 December at University of New England, New South Wales.

Upcoming field training locations (Dates TBC) Qld, NT, SA, Vic and WA.

Who is it for?

Soil practitioners who provide advice to landholders, including agronomists, farm advisors, agricultural consultants and extension officers, as well as policy officers who deal with soils within their work context.

Soil Science Australia delivers the Registered Soil Practitioner (RSP) training through a blend of:

  • online modules and resources (self-paced)
  • in-person field training and assessment

What does the Registered Soil Practitioner – Soil Management training cover?

This training connects you with soil management skills and knowledge across four modules:

  • basic soil fundamentals,
  • soil field analysis (incl. sampling and testing) and site interpretation,
  • soil sampling for laboratory analysis
  • soil data interpretation and application

Download: RSP Training Syllabus (pdf)

Secure your place

Enrol now and attend field training and assessment in 2024.


Members  $2,090.91 ex. GST

Non-members $ 2,818.18 ex of GST

RSP – Soil Management training for you team

Having your team trained has a range of benefits. 

  • Be able to offer soil management advice based on the latest soil science and industry standards.
  • Develop their skills and knowledge to work with landholders to achieve project outcomes, particularly around sampling and managing soils.
  • Build capacity and understanding of your team to advise landholders around improved soil outcomes.
  • Strengthen funding bids for managing soil projects
  • Competitive advantage being able to provide soil management advice in line with the latest soil science and the National Soil Strategy.
  • Gain ongoing professional development (OPD) for accreditation programs.
  • Promote soil stewardship, soil health and overall soil outcomes – healthy communities rely on the productivity and health of our landscapes and soil.

What’s the difference between RSP – Soil Management Training and RSP – Soil Management Accreditation?

RSP – Soil Management Training compliments the RSP – Soil Management Accreditation, helping soil professionals address gaps in their training and expertise on the pathway to accreditation. 

Completion of the training does not guarantee accreditation, and participants interested in accreditation are encouraged to speak to the RSP Accreditation team.

Successful completion of all training requirements indicates the fields of knowledge for RSP – Soil Management accreditation have been met, but there is also a prerequisite of past experience working within the RSP-SM context. 

Provided you have the requisite work experience; successful completion of assessment qualifies you for accreditation.

Secure your place

Enrol now and attend field training and assessment in 2024.

Soil Science Australia

Soil Science Australia is the national soil science body under the National Soil Strategy and a not-for-profit professional incorporated association for soil scientists and people interested in the responsible management of Australia’s soil resources.

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Our Partners

The development of the Registered Soil Practitioner training and accreditation has been funded by as part of the National Soil Strategy, Interim Action Plan: Enhancing Soil Education and Expertise. Learn more about the Enhancing Soil Education and Expertise program.

It builds on the work of the Cooperative Research Centre for High Performance Soils (Soil CRC).

This project is supported by the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry as part of the National Soil Strategy.