About this course

The course is suited to agronomists, independent consultants and farm managers in the grain industry seeking excellence in management of soils and plant nutrition, rather than basic sales agronomy traditionally offered.

ProSoils is suited to either inexperienced advisers or as a basic refresher for the more experienced. More advanced knowledge is available as an option in each module.

At a glance:

Location: Statewide
Course duration: Over 3 months
Start date: 26 July
Number of units: 3
Indicative fees: Nil to eligible applicants
Accredited Course: Yes

Learn from leading independent specialists:

  • Dr Chris Dowling (broadacre soils and plant nutrition) from Back Paddock
  • Christian Bannan, Soil Physicist from SE Soil & Water

Upcoming courses

Narrabri and Wagga Wagga starting 26 July. Apply by 9 July.

Details

  • Improve nutrient use efficiency/yields/profitability
  • Improve/sustain soil health
  • Soils/nutrition focus in managing spatial variability/precision ag

Online modules cover all major, minor and trace elements for plant growth as well as management of soil physical properties and soil amelioration.

The CORE content in each module meets training requirements for Fertcare Accredited Adviser (FAA). Full requirements for FAA are detailed at: www.fertilizer.org.au/Fertcare

Pre-approved applicants will be funded through the specific NSW training program applied under.

The option to pursue FAA involves additional fees depending on membership of Australian Fertiliser Services Association or Fertiliser Australia and also any previous Fertcare C training completion (details available on Enrolment application).

‘Blended’ delivery consisting of:

  • One-day face-to-face soil pit workshop
  • 14 online modules (estimated 20 hours minimum commitment)
  • 3 × 1 hour webinars
  • Individual mentoring/tuition

You must meet the eligibility requirements of the NSW funded training program applied under to secure your subsidised training.

ProSoils is suited to either inexperienced advisers or as a basic refresher for the more experienced. More advanced knowledge is available as an option in each module. Online modules cover all major, minor and trace elements for plant growth as well as management of soil physical properties and soil amelioration.

Participants need to have (or obtain before completing the course) some exposure to practical fertiliser use programs, from soil sampling through to supply and application of fertiliser and/or soil amendment products

The course is aligned and delivered against vocational education and training requirements. Successful completion of assessment tasks will result in achieving a Statement of Attainment and can contribute to a nationally-recognised qualification

Units of Competency:

  • AHCWRK301 - Collect samples for a rural production or horticulture monitoring program
  • AHCPCM406 - Develop a soil health and plant nutrition program
  • AHCPCM513 - Conduct environment and food safety risk assessment of plant nutrition and soil fertility programs


Additional Information

For information on students rights and responsibilities, and the Tocal College Code of Practice see Student policies.

Location

Commencement of Webinars/Online Modules

Workshop & Soil pit

Narrabri

26 July 2021

Wednesday, 1 September

Wagga Wagga

26 July 2021

Friday, 3 September