Soil Science Australia

Registered Soil
Practitioner

About the Registered Soil Practitioner training and accreditation

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.

Registered Soil Practitioner - Soil Management Training

Join the next cohort, and complete your field training in 2024.

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

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RSP Soil Management – Accredited soil practitioners can implement fit for purpose soil sampling and interpretation.

RSP Acid Sulfate Soil – a high level of technical competence in the assessment and / or management of acid sulfate soils.

RSP Gully Erosion – Soil practitioners have a high-level functional and working knowledge of gully remediation.

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Who is Registered Soil Practitioner training and accreditation for?

The Registered Soil Practitioner training and accreditation is designed for agronomists, soil extension officers, Smart Farms Small Grants projects, natural resource managers, grower groups and other soil professionals that undertake soil sampling and interpretation.

Training is delivered by Certified Professional Soil Scientists and accreditation allows you to demonstrate to customers you are a practitioner they can trust.

Land and natural resource managers can have confidence that a Registered Soil Practitioner has been trained to undertake soil sampling and interpretation in line with contemporary best practice that builds under a national training standard.

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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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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.