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Online Mycology Courses

February 3 @ 6:30 pm - April 28 @ 7:00 pm

$200 – $480

This online course will cover the fundamentals of mycology, identifying and cultivating fungi, human uses for fungi and land management with fungi. Lessons will be pre-recorded and learners will have a weekly opportunity for live Q and A on Thursday evenings from 6:30pm. There will also be an online forum where people can ask questions or discuss topics. The course goes for 12 weeks starting Thursday February 3.

Anyone is welcome to sign up to the course. We are running the course together with our partner organisation Haddon Community Learning Centre to provide limited discount ACFE funded places for adult learners, in order to qualify for a place you must:

Over 16
Not attending school
Living in Victoria
Agree to fill in the form and provide a Medicare number (as proof of ID)
If you don’t qualify for an ACFE funded place you are still welcome to sign up with any other ticket.
Units covered in this course:

Mycology 101

This course covers the fundamental aspects of mycology

Fundamentals of biology including cell structure and introduction to genetics and evolution
Fungal diversity and different types of fungi
How to identify fungi
How fungi interact with other organisms and roles of fungi in the ecosystem
Biosecurity including field hygiene and managing invasive species
Human uses for fungi and growing fungi

This course will cover human uses for fungi including

Mushroom cultivation
Growing mushrooms at home and setting up your own lab
Safe and ethical foraging
Fungi in brewing
Fungi in culture and history
Emerging industries such as myco-materials
Guest speaker Natasha Nichols (Margaret’s Mushrooms) on medicinal fungi
Fungal conservation, land-management and citizen science

This is a more advanced course focussing on fungi in the environment and how you can contribute as a citizen scientist

Endangered fungi and fungal conservation
How citizen scientists can contribute to fungal conservation
How to survey fungi for scientific purposes
Re-introducing fungi to the environment
Biosecurity and invasive species management
Using DNA technology
DIY science and setting up your own lab
Guest speaker Sapphire Mc-Mullan Fisher on fungi in land management
Wrap up session

Further education pathways
Getting jobs in land management and agriculture
Starting your own business
Getting involved in voluntary groups
If you are interested in just doing part of the course please contact mycommunity@myco.org.au


February 3 @ 6:30 pm
April 28 @ 7:00 pm
$200 – $480
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Ema Corro
0406 508 045