Story by Chris Carroll and Virginia Solomon, February 2018
Qualifications in Permaculture are now available through the national Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package.
The package, that’s available for delivery Australia wide, incorporates Certificate I, II, III, IV in Permaculture and the Diploma of Permaculture.
This means that:
- registered Training Organisations (RTOs) can begin to offer this training
- schools can be offering recognised qualifications to their students and training their staff to teach it
- students looking for accredited Certificates and Diplomas can press the RTOs to add this training
- qualified permaculture people can do the same and offer to be employed to teach them at the same time.
Don’t forget that Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is one of the pathways into this training so, if you have background and experience, think about converting these to a nationally recognised qualification.
It is up to all of us to get the word out… nothing boosts supply like a demand!
If we approach the providers, if we ask for the training, if we agitate for permaculture qualifications being included as desirable knowledge in job ads, it will happen.
Seeing the expansion of permaculture education around Australia and internationally is very exciting!
APT information sheets
Download the APT information sheets:
- RTO’s and Schools
- Teaching Permaculture in the accredited system
- How to gain qualification in APT through recognition of prior learning.
For more information
Please email Permaculture Australia’s Education Working Group at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.