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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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1identify the key principles of regenerative soil managementKnowledge of a discipline
2map soils at landscape and paddock scalesIntellectual rigourCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
3assess soil health and fertility and identify soil constraintsIntellectual rigourCreativityKnowledge of a discipline
4apply a range of regenerative soil management strategies and practices.Creativity

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify the key principles of regenerative soil management
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. map soils at landscape and paddock scales
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  3. assess soil health and fertility and identify soil constraints
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. apply a range of regenerative soil management strategies and practices.
    • GA2: Creativity

Prescribed texts

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Structured online learning 3 hours (12 weeks)
Residential session 2 days (1 week)
Assessment
Soil Map15%
Soil Health Report25%
Soil Fertility Report25%
Regenerative Soil Plan35%
Notice

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

Domestic

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Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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