The Registered Soil Practitioner is a new national accreditation program for soil practitioners to enhance and standardise expertise across Australia.

Developed in collaboration with soil scientists, industry, government, land and natural resource managers and the wider soil community the accreditation is a symbol of trust for people who work with soils.

RSP accreditation can be achieved through a demonstration of experience and expertise, training and/or recognition of prior learning.

Please note: RSP specialisations Soil Carbon, Soil Conservation and Erosion and Sediment Control are under development. 

To use your RSP-Soil Management training to qualify for your RSP-Soil Management accreditation, you must successfully pass all the assessments and meet the minimum experience requirements.  If you have any questions, please contact us.

RSP Soil Management

Soil practitioners can implement fit for purpose soil sampling and interpretation – Learn more

RSP Acid Sulfate Soil

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

RSP Seal Soil Carbon

RSP Soil Carbon

Soil carbon – coming soon. Get in touch to express you interest.

RSP Seal Soil Conservation

RSP Soil Conservation

Soil survey, land capability and soil conservation – coming soon. Get in touch to express you interest.

RSP Seal Erosion and Sediment Control

RSP Erosion and Sediment Control

Develop and implement erosion and sediment control plans – coming soon. Get in touch to express you interest.

To maintain accreditation requires commitment to ongoing, professional development by soil practitioners to ensure that the most relevant and up-to-date soil science knowledge is applied, and so that advice evolves with the best available science.

Accredited RSPs will be listed on the Soil Science Australia website to be identified by people wanting to engage an Accredited RSP.  Coming soon.

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