This qualification is an entry-level qualification aimed at individuals entering the permaculture industry. It allows individuals to develop basic skills and knowledge to prepare for work as a permaculture assistant. Permaculture assistants may undertake a range of simple tasks under close supervision. The range of technical skills and knowledge is limited.

The qualification is suited to VET delivered to secondary school students or learners with no previous connection to permaculture or relevant employment history.

To achieve this qualification, competency must be demonstrated in:

6 units of competency:

  • 4 core units plus
  • 2 elective units.

AHCPER106          Observe permaculture principles and practices

AHCPER107          Support resource conservation practices

AHCPER108          Support plant care in a permaculture system

AHCWHS102         Work safely

AHCPER212          Use and maintain basic hand tools and equipment for garden and farm

AHCECR101          Support ecological restoration

AHCORG102         Support organic production

AHCWRK102         Maintain the workplace

The specific course entry requirements are (for example, LLN, technology skills or pre-requisite qualifications):

No pre-requisites

The further study pathways available to learners who undertake this qualification include:

CII, CIII, CIV and Diploma Permaculture

The following employment pathways are available to students who complete this qualification:

Community gardens, nurseries, landcare initiatives, farms and small holdings.