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):
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.