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Accredited Agricultural Adviser Program under the Farming in Reef Catchments Rebate Scheme

The soon to be launched Farming in Reef Catchments Rebate Scheme (the Scheme) will provide graziers, sugarcane producers and banana growers with rebates of up to $1,000 to offset the cost of obtaining agronomic nutrient and sediment management advice from Accredited Agricultural Advisers. This Scheme will open later in the year.

To ensure the required standard of advice and service is provided under this Scheme, QRIDA is administering the Accredited Agricultural Adviser (AAA) Program. Expressions of Interest (EOI) are being sought from suitably qualified and experienced professionals who are interested in being accredited under this Program. AAA’s will be required to deliver agronomic nutrient and sediment management advice to commercial primary producers of sugarcane, bananas and beef cattle in the eligible Great Barrier Reef regions Cape York, the Wet Tropics, Burdekin, Mackay Whitsunday, Fitzroy and the Burnett Mary. To see these regions, view the Great Barrier Reef catchment and river basins map.

The purpose of the advice provided under this scheme is to:

QRIDA will list successful AAAs on the QRIDA website, through which primary producers will be able to contact and engage AAAs under the Scheme.

Accredited Agricultural Adviser eligibility criteria

To ensure the professional advice meets the requirements of the Farming in Reef Catchments Rebate Scheme, a set of criteria has been established to assist in assessing applications.

To be an Accredited Agricultural Adviser under the AAA Program, applicants will be asked to provide details of any of the following that apply to them:

a) relevant industry qualifications;
b) relevant industry experience;
c) membership of a professional body.

Applicants must provide either:

a) evidence of written advice or plans previously delivered to a client primary producer which relates to nutrient management/planning, sediment/erosion management, or land condition improvement within agricultural systems; or
b) evidence of current accreditation as a Fertcare Accredited Adviser (i.e. a certificate of accreditation).

For a full description of an eligible applicant, please refer to the Information for Accredited Agricultural Adviser Program Applicants.

Application process

Applicants are encouraged to apply to be an Accredited Agricultural Adviser under the AAA Program at any time throughout the duration of the Farming in Reef Catchments Rebate Scheme. Applications that do not adhere to the guidelines will not be considered.

If you apply for the AAA Program by 30 August 2019, you will be notified if your application was successful by the end of September 2019.

For further information please review the Information for Accredited Agricultural Adviser Program Applicants and EOI application form.

Last updated
12 August 2019