Membership Categories and Fees

Membership is open to anyone interested in soil science and is from January 1 to December 31 annually.

New members are welcome throughout the year and the following rates apply when joining between
January 1 and June 30  - full annual fee
July 1 and October - pro rata annual fee
November * and December 31 - full annual fee providing complimentary membership for the remainder of the year and annual membership of the following year. 

Membership applications are processed once a month and acknowledged by email. Membership applications are considered by Federal Council at their quarterly meetings (January, April, July and November) and once approved new members are fowarded membership confirmation and a membership certificate. Members joining after the Federal Council meeting will be considered at the following meeting.

Existing members are required to pay subscription dues by March 31. Payments made after this date attract a late fee of $16.50. The pro rata fee does not apply to existing members' subscription payments.

Lapsed members are required to pay one year of arrears and the current membership dues to reinstate their membership. 

Payments are made for the calendar year period and are not refunded.  

Annual Subscription dues

Ordinary membership.............$130 (including membership of the International Union of Soil Science)
New ordinary membership applications
received between January and June.................................... $130
received between July and October .........................$75  (pro rata fee)
received between November and December ............$130  (membership for the following year)

Student membership............$60 (including membership of the International Union of Soil Science)
New student membership applications 
received between January and June.................................... $60
received between July and early September .........................$40  (pro rata fee)
received between November and December ............$60  (membership for the following year)

Retired membership............$65 (including a print copy of Profile for members without an email address)
New retired membership applications 
received between January and June.................................... $65
received between July and early September .........................$45  (pro rata fee)
received between November and December ............$65  (membership for the following year)

CPSS Accreditation is available to suitably qualified and experienced members of Soil Science Australia and is from January 1 to December 31 annually. There is no pro rata payment associated with the accreditation fee.

Certified Professional Soil Scientist Annual Accreditation 

CPSS annual accreditation fee for accredited CPSSs ..........$345.00

CPSSs are required to pay the annual fee and submit the current year OPD diary before March 15 however late submissions of diaries are accepted.  There is no pro rata payment of the CPSS fee. Accreditation is awarded after 50 hours of ongoing professional development in the current year diary has been approved.  Please note that payment of the annual fee does not provide accreditation.

Applications for Certified Professional Soil Scientist Accreditation 

CPSS application........ $690.00

This application fee is comprised of a non-refundable application fee of $345 plus annual accreditation fee of $345. Application forms and guidelines are available on the CPSS web site, www.cpss.com.au.

Soil Research

Soil Research can be purchased either in print or electronic format. Both subscriptions include access to the complete archive of the Australian Journal of Soil Research and the more recent Soil Research journals. *Members·subscribing to the print version after March 31 will be charged an additional late fee of $20.  The Print subscription offer closes on June 30 but members may contact the federal office to determine if the print subscription to Soil Research is available later in the year.  New members are not required to pay the late fee.

Electronic subscription (8 e-issues and access to AJSR e-archives) $95.00
Print subscription (8 posted journals and access to AJSR e-archives)  $140.00* or $160.00

International Union of Soil Science

Membership of the IUSS is included in Ordinary and Student memberships.  Retired members can subscribe to the IUSS for an additional fee of  $20.00

Soil Science Australia

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Soil Science Australia is a not-for-profit organisation that serves as the peak body for soil scientists across Australia, and seeks to advance soil science in the professional, academic and technical fields.  It is a member of the International Union of Soil Sciences

 

Awards

Visit Awards Page or download application forms below

J.A. Prescott Medal of Soil Science

J.K. Taylor, OBE, Gold Medal in Soil Science

Australian Society of Soil Science Inc Publication Medal

C.G. Stephens PhD Award in Soil Science

L.J.H Teakle Award

Contacts

 Federal Office

  PO Box 737 Prospect East 5082

 0476 450 321

 office@soilscienceaustralia.org