About this course

Soil is the lifeblood of your farm. Much of what comes from your farm is a result of how healthy it is. Three months of self-paced online learning with Tocal can turn you into a way better soil manager.

The course aims to develop knowledge and skills in:
  • conducting research about soils
  • interpreting soils tests
  • developing soil improvement programs
  • undertaking soil monitoring
  • documenting a soil management plan.

At a glance:

Course duration: Self-paced 3 months
Start date: Enrol anytime
Number of units: 1
Indicative fees: $600 GST-free


This course involves both written assignments and a mapping exercise.

$600 GST-free

This course is delivered online.

Students must have:

  • access to a farm enterprise to complete assessment tasks
  • Australian citizenship, permanent residency or New Zealand citizenship
  • adequate language, literacy and numeracy skills to complete the course
  • basic to intermediate computing skills, and reliable internet speed.

This course is aligned to the national unit of competency AHCSOL505 Monitor and manage soils for production.

Additional Information

For information on students' rights and responsibilities, and the Tocal College Code of Practice, see Industry qualification student policies.