The Registered Soil Practitioner is a new national accreditation program for soil professionals 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 those that work with soils.

RSP accreditation can be achieved through training or recognition for prior learning.

Please note: RSP specialisations Soil Carbon and Soil Conservation are under development. It is anticipated these will be available November 2023.

RSP training supports RSP Soil Management Accreditation but does not guarantee Accreditation. If you have any questions about accreditation get in touch with the team.

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.

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.


Want to learn more about the Registered Soil Practitioner Program?

To be among Australia’s first Registered Soil Practitioners and stay up to date as the training and accreditation program roles out, enter your details below.

Latest News and Events

The latest news and events for soil practitioners

Want to stay informed?

Register your interest to receive the latest news, training opportunities, events and updates.