Farm composting traini

Farm composting now a TAFE course

We are excited to learn of a new TAFE course “Manage on farm composting” (AHCORG408 – Release 1)

This TAFE course will show you how to implement and manage an on farm compost system, explain the chemistry and flow of the composting processes and what’s involved with manage a composting site.

Once you have completed TAFE course you will be able to make compost, evaluate it’s quality and implement remedial actions if required. The business side is also covered with modules on implementing workplace health and safety policies, site quarantine and biosecurity protocols.

The candidate must demonstrate knowledge of:

  • Compost quality standards
  • Basic principles of composting
  • Different methods of composting
  • Characteristics of a range of raw materials
  • Fundamental characteristics of compost quality
  • Steps in pre-processing compost materials
  • Batch documentation techniques
  • Site and equipment requirements for on farm composting
  • Key process control stages critical to consistent compost production
  • Overview of systems and technologies used in compost production, particularly as relevant to farm
  • Characteristics and categories of a range of compost products.
  • Relevant environmental, work health and safety legislation and regulations
  • Record keeping requirements
  • Site quarantine and biosecurity protocols
  • Agro-ecological principles
  • Principles, practices and inputs allowable under the National Standard for Organic and Biodynamic Produce if applicable

Competency is to be assessed in the workplace and/or a simulated environment that accurately reflects performance in a real workplace setting.

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on-site compost training

Soil Improvement Training

At OZ turners we’ve been pleased to see the upturn in the recognition that soil training can bring to a agricultural environment and the planet as a whole.  We’ve long been a supporter and believer of Dr. Elaine Ingram that soil is a complete ecosystem and needs to be looked at as a whole not simply by putting on nitrogen based fertilisers. The toxic chemicals in conventional agriculture are KILLING insects, and microbes. Then when those chemicals accumulate, they can kill larger organisms, like people. What Dr. Elaine Ingham does is teach people how to reverse these chemical dependencies.

To help you along with made a list of courses and information run by both the government and private providers all over the country we will be expanding this list as the as we go along keeping you up-to-date on what you can learn more on improving your sorrow soil and the results that you get from your farm.   We firmly maintain the LJPH equipment compost Turner’s out the market cleaning trailers and best value in the whole of Australia.  Improving your soil holistic Lee is a will return benefits for many years to come and will not simply wash away or evaporate with the next rain

Take a moment to look through a list if you know more we would love to hear when looking to build a complete list of compost and soil management training for the whole of Australia and New Zealand. 

Manage organic soil improvement – LINKPDF


Byron Community College

Soils – Organic Management – PDC Module D

Get to know your own soil – what is it made of, what will grow well in it and how you can improve your soil to make the most of what it has to offer. Delve into the world of compost, soil nutrition and microbiology as we explore some of the myriad of ways you can build a healthy, fertile, robust soil through organic practices that will help you to grow food packed full of life force. LINK

Learning Cloud – Soil Management

Learning Cloud offer Nationally Accredited Diplomas and Certificates that are recognised by the government, employers, registered training organisations and universities. Completing these courses will position you as a qualified and sought after graduate. LINK




Workshop Location Size (MB)
2015 – Soil Refresher Training Course Queensland 64 (total)
2010 Soil Health workshop Brisbane 23.2
2009 ‘Back to the Basics’ Understanding Soils Workshop Brisbane 14.6
2009 ‘Back to the Basics’ Understanding Soils Workshop Cairns 16.5
2009 An Introduction to the Theory Measurement and Interpretation of Soil Chemical Properties Brisbane and Toowoomba 8.5
2008 Understanding Soils Workshops ‘Back to the Basics’ Rockhampton 11.5
2007 Back to the Basics’ Understanding Soils Workshop Toowoomba and Brisbane 6.9
2005 Soils refresher training course Toowoomba 7.2
2002 Understanding soils soils data and land management issues Cairns 6.7
2000 Understanding soils soils data and land management issues Toowoomba 10.6
1996 Land management for urban development Brisbane 6.5
1993 Environmental soil science – a training course for the non soils specialist Brisbane 7.3
1988 Understanding soils and soil data Brisbane 8.1
1985 Identification of soils and interpretation of soil data Brisbane 15.9


Fertilisers and soil improvement