Not currently available in 2020

Unit description

Develops the knowledge and skills required for effective regenerative soil management. Students will assess soil structure, soil health and emergent properties of soil. The key concepts of soil management are examined. Students will learn to develop regenerative strategies for effective agricultural soil management, including carbon sequestation.

Unit content

  • Principles of regenerative soil management
  • Soil ecology and microbiology
  • Soil carbon and sequestation
  • Land capability, soil types and structure
  • Soil property mapping
  • Soil health: biological, physical and chemical properties
  • Assessing soil health properties
  • Identifying and managing soil constraints
  • Managing soil fertility
  • Regenerative soil management: strategies and practices

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Teaching and assessment


Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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