- Whole farm plan process
- Client focus and integrated services
- Risk management
- Land capability and soils
These components fit within and expand upon the accredited training course RTE5516A.
1. Farm planning (process)
This core process describes the management process which should be followed for delivering a farm planning service. The process includes starting from the beginning by establishing landholder 'vision, values and purpose', and then 'plan, do, check and review' in this sequence, (otherwise known as a Continuous Improvement Process).
2. Client focus and integrated services (process)
This core process covers relevant services, landholders' needs and the link to regional priorities and responsibilities. It establishes networks with other service providers such as local government, Landcare, Catchment Management Authorities and technical experts.
3. Risk management (process)
This core process identifies on and off site impacts relating to property, business and people management and introduces appropriate risk management strategies.
4. Land capability and soils
This core component covers identifying land Classes and their appropriate management for the intended enterprise. It includes the physical, chemical and biological properties of soils and the effects of soil management both on and off farm. This includes issues relating to climate change.
This core Farm Plan component covers identifying water requirements, sources and quality issues, as well as water use and sustainable management options. This includes issues relating to climate change.
Please note: If the property is irrigated and falls within the irrigation areas of Victoria there are farm planning processes delivered by the department on behalf of the relevant Catchment Management Authorities.
These farm plans include the hydraulic details of the irrigation layout and consider efficient water application. They also cover drainage water control to prevent any downstream impacts of water leaving the property.
This core component covers identifying native flora and fauna species and how to best manage them (protect, enhance and revegetate). It also includes the effect of identified species on production and environment. This includes issues relating to climate change
This core Farm Planning component covers identifying biosecurity issues, their on and off site impacts and their appropriate management. This includes issues relating to climate change.