This is designed for people who want to improve their permaculture design skills, to work as supervisors, designers and change managers for private clients or organisations. Participants will not only acquire high level design skills, but will also build their knowledge in a broad range of areas in keeping with permaculture’s multi-disciplinary nature.
Unlike most other permaculture courses, this course leads to a nationally recognised VET qualification. It is suited to participants who wish to work at the supervisory level within permaculture design projects, and may involve the supervision of others and working with people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.
Approximately 200 hours classes and excursions:
- 5 day intensive 18-23 January 5 days at 6 hours/day = 30 hours
- Wednesday evening classes during school terms 38 wks x 3 hours/wk= 114 hours
- 5 Saturday excursions or intensive practical sessions 30 hours
- 4 day intensive 20-23 September 4 days at 6 hours/day = 24 hours
Total 198 hours. Students should expect to complete all work by the beginning of December 2021.
Self directed learning using online materials: approx. 400 hours
Learning and teaching style
The course is structured with a large self-directed learning component, but includes intensive group activities. Students will work individually, collaboratively with other participants, and potentially with outside individuals or organisations.
Students are required to complete online research and learning activities prior to each Wednesday class. This learning is in addition to students’ work on their assessment projects.
AHCPER401 Provide advice on permaculture principles and practices
AHCPER404 Plan and implement permaculture works
AHCPER405 Select appropriate technology for a permaculture system
AHCPER406 Identify and analyse bioregional characteristics and resources
AHCPER413 Evaluate suitability of species as solutions for permaculture applications
AHCPER402 Design a rural permaculture system
AHCPER403 Design an urban permaculture system
AHCPER407 Design harvesting and storage systems for permaculture products
AHCPER412 Operate within a permaculture aid and development program
AHCPER410 Recommend approaches for sustainable community and bioregional development
AHCPER409 Manage a permaculture seed bank
AHCPER408 Implement and monitor animal health and welfare programs for a permaculture system
AHCBUS407 Cost a project
There are no Training Package entry requirements for this qualification.