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NCO certification is widely recognised as the benchmark for organic operators. It will help you to gain enhanced market access by offering a guarantee of integrity and a verification of your sustainable agricultural practices.

HOW TO APPLY

STEP ONE - talk to us

Call our expert team for advice – we can guide you through the process and explain the conversion requirements for your operation in line with the standard.

 

STEP TWO - read the standard

It’s very important to read the pdf NASAA Organic and Biodynamic Standard (1.56 MB)  prior to application.

You can also download the  pdf NASAA Trader Standard (333 KB)  if you are involved in Retail

 

STEP THREE - complete the application form

Now you’re ready to fill in the application form

Remember, if you’re a producer AND a processor, you must complete both forms.

 

STEP FOUR – prepare your organic management plan

Your organic management plan outlines what you are doing now, and what you will do in the future, to meet the requirements of the NASAA Organic and Biodynamic Standard. 

For producers, your plan must include details of the paddocks you intend to certify including information on soil and water management and biosecurity.

If you have a large or complex enterprise, you may need to provide additional information to address significant risks or hazards associated with maintaining certification.

Every organic management plan is different because every operation is unique…. , however this guide to’ pdf Developing a Producer Organic Management Plan (376 KB) ’ offers assistance and tips.

DOWNLOAD the organic management plan template for your operation

  document Wild Harvest Addendum OMP (35 KB)

  document Producer Comprehensive OMP (55 KB)

  document Processor Comprehensive OMP (58 KB)

  document Nursery Addendum OMP (41 KB)

  document Input Manufacturing Comprehensive OMP (60 KB)

  document Health Beauty Addendum OMP (34 KB)

  document Handler Comprehensive OMP (52 KB)

  document Grower Group Producer OMP (49 KB)

  document Biodynamic Addendum OMP (35 KB)

  document Aquaculture Addendum OMP (40 KB)

  document Apiary Addendum OMP (42 KB)

 

And prior to your initial inspection you should read this document:

  pdf Preparing For Your NCO Inspection (661 KB)



If you need help, please call the NCO team on 08 7231 7700.

 

STEP FIVE - SUBMIT

Email your completed documents to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


NEXT STEPS

The NCO certification team will review your application and respond within 28 days.

If you have any questions, please call us on 08 7231 7700 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Transfer of Certification

Where advantageous to the operator, NCO will assist to facilitate transfer of an existing Organic Certification to NCO Certification. The process requires the forwarding of key documentation including a current certificate of registration and farm map/plan. The attached  pdf Transfer to NCO Certification Info Sheet (385 KB)  provides further details of the process of transfer.