In 2020 the Institute will launch a new Professional Accreditation Program. This will allow for professionals who work in regenerative, ecological and organic agriculture and/or natural resource management to join a professional network and have their expertise recognised. The Scheme is currently being developed and will launch in 2020.

Professionals who work in the areas of agroecology, organic, biological and regenerative agriculture, permaculture, natural resource and land management and holistic management will be invited to apply for Professional Accreditation. This field is framed by a holistic world view and an ecological approach to food and farming systems, communities and the environment. Professional Accreditation will be possible by successfully meeting a number of criteria which are based on education and/or practical experience.

The Program’s objectives are to:

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Provide Australian agriculture with a network of professionals who are capable of supporting the change to regenerative and ecologically based agriculture and who are helping to create healthy rural landscapes and communities.

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Provide professional development opportunities for AIEA Accredited Professionals to upgrade their knowledge and skills through seminars, workshops and conferences.

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Facilitate a network of professionals to build a community of like-minded people.

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Recognize and reward outstanding contribution to agriculture in the context of an ecological approach.

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Promote holistic science in agriculture through education and training.

Professional Categories

The Program will invite Professionals working in agriculture and related fields to become professionally accredited with AIEA under one or more of the Professional Categories. All applicants have to meet minimum professional criteria to ensure the ability for ecological thinking that leads to holistic outcomes. Depending on the professional qualification and/or experience applicants may need to complete further professional development courses to be eligible for Professional Accreditation.

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Ecological Agriculture Accredited Professional – Farming Systems

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Ecological Agriculture Accredited Professional – Land Management

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Ecological Agriculture Accredited Professional – Extension & Change Management

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Ecological Agriculture Accredited Professional – Farmers & Graziers

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Ecological Agriculture Associate Professional

Benefits

  • Independent endorsement of your professional skills and capacity to apply ecological and holistic thinking to agriculture, forestry and land management projects.
  • The right to use the AIEA Logo; subject to conditions.
  • The right to apply for projects which stipulate a professional status.
  • Engaging with fellow accredited professionals enabling the emergence of a community-of-practice around ecological agriculture.
  • Voting member of the AIEA Coop.
If you are interested in this Program then contact us to be kept to date with developments. Use the below contact form and we will contact you shortly.