Accrediterd Permaculture Training (APT) is nationally recognised vocational training in permaculture.
APT courses range from Certificate I to IV in Permaculture as well as the Diploma of Permaculture. They are offered by some TAFE colleges and Registered Training Organisations (RTOs).
The courses are recognised by the federal government’s Vocational Education and Training (VET) scheme which makes available education in workplace knowledge and skills. They are part of the Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package.
Does APT replace the Permaculture Design Course?
APT does not replace the Permaculture Design Course (PDC). APT courses are what is called 'competency-based training' and can be viewed as either an alternative or an addition to the PDC.
The courses are designed to offer further training to develop your knowledge and skills in permaculture practices and techniques, and in order to gain a qualification recognised in Australia and linked to job outcomes.
Find out more about the Accredited Permaculture Training by downloading our information sheets...
Information sheet 1
Vocational Educational and Training in Permaculture now available
Accredited Permaculture Training (APT) courses have been offered since 2003, and now five qualifications and a skill set have been included in the new Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation & Land Management Training Package.
RTOs are encouraged to add these qualifications to their scope of registration as Permaculture represents a unique, multi-disciplinary approach to tackling the major issues of our time, such as food, water and energy security, soil degradation and erosion, loss of biodiversity, the effects of extreme weather events, ever-increasing societal need and the importance of resilience in the ways in which we design our lives.Find out more
Information sheet 2
Accredited Permaculture Training (APT)
Accredited courses in Permaculture are now available throughout Australia. These courses range from Certificate I to IV in Permaculture, as well as Diploma of Permaculture, and are part of the Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package. The courses are designed to offer further training to develop your knowledge and skills in permaculture practices and techniques.
APT courses are a part of vocational education and training (VET). They are not a replacement for the Permaculture Design Course (PDC): they are a what is called 'competency-based training' and can be viewed as either an alternative or an addition to the PDC. Students and providers may also have access to state and federal government subsidies according to State and Federal funding programs.Find out more
Information sheet 3
Recognition of prior learning (RPL)
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) is the process of assessing and granting credit to students for skills, knowledge and experience gained through work and life experience and previous learning and studies.Find out more
For further information
Contact Permaculture Australia through their Education Working Group at firstname.lastname@example.org