This Soil Science unit from Open Universities Australia and the University of New England examines soil’s fundamental physical properties and explains how they relate to soil behaviour and management.
The unit also covers core concepts of soil chemistry, biology and nutrient cycling in terms of soil processes. Students will get their hands dirty while gaining the theoretical and practical skills to apply a range of practical field and laboratory techniques to assess soil properties.
To successfully complete this unit, you’re required to attend an on-campus intensive at the Armidale campus of UNE.
You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any unit deemed academically equivalent.
Areas of study
In this Soil Science unit, the topics you will study include:
Soils and the landscape
Soil biology and chemistry
This unit is not currently a requirement for any course.
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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