Registered Soil Practitioner: Basic Soil Fundamentals training

Soil Science Australia presents an opportunity to improve your soils knowledge with our Basic Soil Fundamentals training.  This training is for those with limited soils education and experience, or those looking for a refresh and update of soil basics.

The training is part of Soil Science Australia’s Registered Soil Practitioner (RSP) program and is delivered by experienced, Certified Professional Soil Scientists. It consists of an interactive webinar delivered over two sessions and a face-to-face practical session where participants can get their hands dirty and put their learnings into practice.

For organisations the program can also be delivered in conjunction with industry events (i.e. face to face over two days). Please contact us to discuss the options. 

The training helps professionals working with soil to expand their soil knowledge and deliver better soil management outcomes. 

Learn alongside others working with soil, network and connect with soil management professionals. 

Registered Soil Practitioners are trained to deliver fit-for-purpose soil sampling and interpretation to:   

=> Improve the quality of soil data

=> Reduce soil input and management costs and

=> Improve soil productivity.

What’s included in the RSP Basic Soil Fundamentals ?

=> Soil functions and the ecosystem services delivered by soil.   

=> Soil formation, composition, classification and distribution.   

=> Soil threatening processes and their impacts on soil function.   

=> Physical, chemical and biological soil properties, nutrient cycles, fertiity and the role of soil organisms. 

=> Assessment of soil properties to inform best practice management decisions. 

=> Regional soil data – where to find it and how to use it.