Wed 15, Apr 2020
In 2019, the AIA launched its Ethics Masterclass Program and spoke with other professional organisations promoting the Chartered Professional (CAg) Scheme.
The CAg Scheme, along with the Ethics Masterclass Program, recognises industry leaders in agriculture, and places the agricultural sector in a strong position, providing an aspirational pathway for emerging professionals to build their capability to serve clients.
CAg has been designed to recognise individuals that demonstrate expertise, experience, technical certification, a practical knowledge of ethics, continued professional development (CPD), leadership and other professional skills in the agricultural industry. This scheme is open to AIA members and agricultural professionals who are members of organisations such as the Soil Science Society of Australia, Agronomy Society of Australia and Australian Society of Animal Production.
The CAg scheme helps build and maintain the reputation and service delivery capability of all professionals and advisors in the agricultural sector. It is an umbrella program enabling applicants to gain recognition for their routine continuing professional development, and their formal qualifications and experience, which includes the investment agronomists and other agricultural advisors make in their existing professional development as part of their everyday jobs.
For further details of the CAg Scheme and how it has been designed to encourage agriculturalists to grow professionally, see the paper published in the proceedings from the latest Agronomy Australia conference held at Wagga Wagga, NSW last year: http://agronomyaustraliaproceedings.org/images/sampledata/2019/2019ASA_Tan_Daniel_140.pdf