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Approved Advisers Program under the Carbon Farming Advice Rebate Program

Approved Advisers under the Carbon Farming Advice Rebate Program are approved professional advisers who are suitably qualified to provide advice on carbon farming and the Land Restoration Fund (LRF).

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About the Land Restoration Fund's Approved Adviser Program

The Approved Adviser Program aims to create a network of experienced carbon farming advisers throughout Queensland to ensure landholders receive advice they can trust.

Landholders can seek advice from specialist Approved Advisers on a variety of topics, including:

  • the opportunities and implications of undertaking a carbon farming project 
  • the underpinning regulatory framework and approved methods of generating carbon credits in Australia 
  • the LRF and its relationship with carbon farming including co-benefits
  • how to access and interpret site specific information including: 
    • land tenure restrictions and requirements 
    • obligations for commitment of land in both area and time 
    • application of potential methods 
    • potential co-benefits 
  • legal and financial considerations of undertaking a carbon farming project including an indicative cost benefit analysis that could influence a land holder’s decision to lodge an application for the LRF. 

Apply to be an Approved Adviser

Applicants are required to complete a free online training course and complete the exam (45 mins) as well as provide information describing their experience and industry specialisation.

Once certified, Approved Advisers will be added to a list of qualified Approved Advisers on the QRIDA website, and may be contacted by land holders and others seeking carbon farming advice.

Apply here

View the information to apply as a LRF Approved Adviser.

Benefits of being an LRF Approved Adviser

The decision to start a carbon farming project is complex, and many land holders rely on professional advice to help them decide if carbon farming is right for their business.

Becoming an Approved Adviser provides an opportunity to use your professional industry expertise to support land holders to better understand opportunities associated with carbon farming, particularly those offered by the LRF.

 

Eligible professionals to become Approved Advisers

Profession

Qualification

Experience

Solicitor

Valid and current practising certificate.

Experience in providing commercial legal advice to land holders.

 

Accountant

Full membership as a Chartered Accountant; Certification as a Certified Practicing Accountant; or membership to the Institute of Public Accountants.

 

Experience in providing business accounting advice to land holders.

Carbon Project Developer

A signatory to the Carbon Market Institute Code of Conduct.

Experience as a carbon farming Project Developer (also known as a carbon agent, aggregator or carbon service provider)

 

Environmental Consultant

A relevant environmental qualification and membership with the relevant industry association e.g., Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand.

 

Experience in providing advice to land holders.

Agribusiness Adviser

An Adviser to agribusiness such as an agronomist or other consultant.

Experience in providing advice to land holders.

Frequently asked questions

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No, under this program, there will be no payments made from QRIDA to the approved advisers. The only funds approved advisers may receive under the Carbon Farming Advice Rebate Program is payment by land holders who engage their services. 

If there are any changes to your circumstances, you must contact QRIDA on Freecall 1800 623 946 or email carbonfundrebate@qrida.qld.gov.au as this may change your eligibility to be an approved adviser. 

Should QRIDA determine you no longer meet the eligibility for an approved adviser, you will be advised in writing where a decision has been taken to suspend of cancel approval. This letter will detail the reasons and justification which informed this decision. 

Insurance minimums have been adjusted to accommodate small business/solo practitioners as the approved adviser program intended. Public liability ($10 million) and professional indemnity insurance ($2 million) to be held by a relevant professional organisation

To be eligible to provide eligible advice as an approved adviser, the Land Restoration Fund Knowledge Centre training must be completed.  

Yes, you are entitled to a decision review. See reviewing a decision for more information. 

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Last updated: 21 September 2022