AHC33822 - Certificate III in Permaculture
|16 April 2024 - 9 April 2025
|09:00 am – 03:30 pm
Embark on a transformative journey towards sustainable living with our Permaculture course at Byron Community College. Nestled in the green heart of the North Coast in Byron Shire, this highly practical program offers you the chance to acquire essential skills that go beyond the classroom, fostering connections with like-minded individuals who share your passion for sustainability.
Immerse yourself in the vibrant world of permaculture, where organic farming, animal systems, natural building, food preservation, systems thinking, and community development converge into a holistic philosophy. Gain inspiration from natural ecosystems as you progress through this work ready qualification, equipping you to operate independently and skilfully in developing permaculture systems.
Experience the best of both worlds with a blend of classroom learning and hands-on training at our purpose-designed 1-acre permaculture site, nestled within the Mullumbimby Community Gardens. This unique setup provides you with practical insights and confidence to lead the way towards a better future.
Join us, in collaboration with Mullumbimby Community Gardens and Permaculture Australia, to become a catalyst for positive change in sustainability. Enrol now and be part of the movement shaping lives, homes, and communities towards a more sustainable tomorrow.
Course Duration & Hours
- Assessments will be completed in an online format
- Rolling enrolments – Intake dates: 6 Feb, 16 Apr, 9 Jul, 1 Oct 2024
- 2 days of face-to-face onsite learning per week, 9:00am – 3:30pm, Tuesday & Wednesday
- 1 day unstructured at home study per week, 9:00am – 3:30pm
- Delivery location: Mullumbimby Campus & Mullumbimby Community Gardens
Units of Study
- AHCPER322 Communicate permaculture system principles to stakeholders
- AHCPER324 Establish a permaculture system
- AHCPER332 Maintain integrated plant and animal systems
- AHCPER335 Select plant and animal species for permaculture systems
- AHCPER414 Develop recommendations for integrated plant and animal systems
- AHCWRK322 Conduct site inspections
- AHCPER326 Install and maintain permaculture water management systems
- AHCPER327 Install structures for permaculture systems
- AHCPER325 Mitigate plant pests, diseases and disorders in a permaculture system
- AHCPER331 Coordinate propagation activities for a permaculture system
- AHCPER329 Coordinate preparation and storage of produce from a permaculture system
- AHCPER336 Test, improve and maintain healthy soil in a permaculture system
- AHCPER323 Use the characteristics of plant resilience in a permaculture system
- AHCPER334 Read and interpret property maps and plans
- AHCWRK314 Monitor weather conditions
Admission / Desirable Requirements
Learners unable to physically complete assessments to a satisfactory standard, due to any limitations on their ability to meet the inherent requirements of the course, may only receive a Statement of Attendance for their participation.
It is essential that learners have access to a desktop or laptop computer, and internet whilst studying with the College, as assessments will be completed online.
What to bring
- Pen and paper
- Mug for tea and coffee
- Water bottle and refreshments
For more information on Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria or subsidised places, click here or call our office on 02 6684 3374.
Early Bird: $3,900 (Deposit to be received by 13 January 2024)
This course is Austudy Approved
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