What is Fertcare?

Fertcare is a training, quality assurance, certification and accreditation program delivered by independent third parties on behalf of the Australian fertiliser industry. The various parts of the program are brought together by a licensing system. 

The program scope includes environment, food safety and occupational health and safety issues associated with fertiliser and soil ameliorant products throughout the supply chain. The industry’s objectives are to manage risk and liability and to maintain an effective position in public policy development in these areas.  

The program focuses on providing high quality advice to users of fertilisers to allow them to maximise productivity and minimise environment and food safety risk.

Visit the Fertcare website.

Fertcare Adopts 4R Nutrient Stewardship

Fertcare Management Committee has recently decided to incorporate the 4R’s nutrient stewardship concept into the Fertcare training resources.

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Accu-Spread for Liquid Fertiliser Application

Accu-Spread is a testing and accreditation program that ensures a spreading machine can apply fertilizer evenly across the paddock.  It allows operators to determine how wide and how evenly their machinery is spreading.

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Changes to Fertcare Accreditation

The process of becoming a Fertcare Accredited Advisor (FAA) has recently been changed and simplified. As a result the accreditation process includes licensing of all individuals using an assessed system such as Nutrient Advantage Advice. 

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In addition to these changes, the Fertcare Management Committee is also taking a number of major steps to improve the effectiveness of the Fertcare program. 

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The training program delivers training in managing food safety, environment and occupational health and safety risks associated with the storage, handling and use of fertiliser and soil ameliorant products. 

To read more about Fertcare training please click here to view the Fertcare pages of the Fertilizer Industry Federation of Australia (FIFA) website.

- Fertcare Level A training
- Fertcare Level B training
- Fertcare Level C training



Accu-Spread is a testing and accreditation program that ensures a spreading machine can apply fertiliser evenly across the paddock - maximising productivity and minimising environmental damage. It allows operators to determine how wide and evenly their machinery is spreading.

Fertcare Accu-Spread is a certification program that tests the performance of fertiliser spreaders for uniformity of spread pattern. To read more, please click here.

Fertcare Accredited Adviser

The Fertcare Accredited Adviser Program assesses the competence of advisers to make nutrient recommendations. The assessment is based on standards set by the Australasian Soil and Plant Analysis Council (ASPAC), which have been mapped to national competencies. 

The standards cover the process of making recommendations, the underlying data that supports the recommendation, sampling methodology and laboratory competence. 
Recommendations are tested for completeness and for appropriate management of environment and food safety risk. The standards are based on accepted scientific consensus with ASPAC providing advice on any dispute or review.

Fertcare Accredited Advisers must complete Level C training as a prerequisite to assessment, and hold a Fertcare license - either as an individual or through their company.  For more information please refer to the relevant area of the FIFA website by clicking here.

Sampling Procedures

Sampling guides to assist obtain accurate samples. Read more


Decision support software to help interpret test results. Read more

Contact NA

Call 1800 803 453 to get in touch with a representative. Read more