AHC42116 – Certificate IV in Permaculture – Byron Community College

AHC42116 – Certificate IV in Permaculture – Byron Community College

Come on the journey to grow your permaculture know-how right in the green heart of Northern NSW!

Permaculture is a richly rewarding career, where you can immerse yourself in sustainable living and organic farming practices. It can provide you with opportunities to work in community development locally and internationally, aid projects, integrated food production or design for sustainable living.

You will learn how to:

* Provide advice on permaculture principles and practices
* Identify and analyse bioregional characteristics and resources
* Design an urban or rural permaculture system
* Manage organic soil improvement
* Evaluate suitability of species as solutions for permaculture applications
* Cost a project
* Manage a permaculture seed bank
* Design harvest and storage systems for permaculture products
* Operate within a sustainable community and bioregional development program
* Plan and implement permaculture works
* Recommend approaches for sustainable community and bioregional development
* Selecting appropriate technology and evaluating suitability of species for permaculture applications

You will be guided by our highly skilled, industry current trainers to expand your personal and professional skills, acquiring the resilience to adapt to a rapidly changing world.

This nationally recognised course will qualify you to work in a variety of roles, such as: Project Supervisor or a Designer for permaculture design projects.

The course will kick-off with a morning orientation session at the college, followed by a permaculture immersion experience in Alstonville hosted by tutors Bunya Halasz and Lauren O’Reilly. Held over three days and two nights, this is a great opportunity for diving head first into learning and getting to know your tutors and peers.

This course is being offered as a subsidised course to eligible students under the Smart and Skilled program. Applications for these subsidised places are limited so a funded place cannot be guaranteed.

This training is subsidised by the NSW government.

Byron Region Community College RTO: 90013

AHC33816 – Certificate III in Permaculture – Byron Community College

AHC33816 – Certificate III in Permaculture – Byron Community College

Are you interested in learning permaculture skills to help make lives, homes and communities more sustainable?

We offer you the opportunity to immerse yourself in sustainable living in Byron Shire, the green heart of the North Coast. Make like-minded friends in this highly practical course as you gain experience and confidence to transition your life and the lives of others towards a better future.

You will learn:

* Permaculture principles and ethics
* Integrated plant and animal systems
* Seed saving and propagation
* Establishment of urban permaculture systems
* Planning and design of food forests and orchards
* Building and installation of permaculture structures
* Crop planning, maintenance, harvesting and cooking
* Installation and maintenance of permaculture water systems
* Plant, pest and disease management
* Landscape and map interpretation
* Soil health and soil types
* Composting

You will be inspired by natural ecosystems, holistic philosophy integrating organic farming, animal systems, natural building, food preservation, systems thinking, community development and more. This course is the ‘trade equivalent’ qualification that prepares you to operate in a skilled and independent manner developing and operating permaculture systems.

You will divide your time in the classroom and onsite at our purpose designed 1-acre permaculture site located at Mullumbimby Community Gardens, where you will gain vital hands-on experience.

During the course, you will be required to participate in weekly or fortnightly practical work at the Mullumbimby Community Gardens. Maintenance tasks include chicken care, watering seedlings and beds, turning compost and maintaining paths.

Byron Region Community College is a registered training organisation offering this course with the support of Mullumbimby Community Gardens and Permaculture Australia.

This course is being offered as a subsidised course to eligible students under the Smart and Skilled program. Applications for subsidised places are limited so a funded place cannot be guaranteed.

This training is subsidised by the NSW government.

Byron Region Community College RTO: 90013

Permaculture Demonstrator Skill Set (AHCSS000048)

Permaculture Demonstrator Skill Set (AHCSS000048)

Permaculture Demonstrator Skill Set (AHCSS000048)

This Nationally Accredited 4 unit Skill Set equips learners with the basic knowledge and practice of permaculture principles, how to select and maintain permaculture plant and animal systems, and ultimately how to research, communicate and demonstrate permaculture practices to learners. This skill set was designed to teach you how to understand and teach about permaculture. It is perfect for teachers in schools, community educators, people with passion for permaculture or who want to build their confidence and practice in sharing knowledge with others.

The course gives you a 4 unit credit in Cert III in Permaculture and qualifies you to teach Cert I and II Permaculture levels in combination with a Cert IV Training and Assessment. The course runs over 14 sessions online and face to face at CERES.

4 units of competency.

AHCPER301 Research and communicate information on permaculture principles and practices

AHCPER303 Maintain integrated plant and animal systems

AHCPER316 Select plant and animal species in a permaculture system

AHCPER321 Demonstrate permaculture practices to small groups of learners

Please read the course information at the CERES link for further details, fees and how to apply

Application/Enrolment Process

Those wishing to apply are asked to contact Karen Mengell, VET Co-ordinator on 9389 0127 or via email at karen.mengell@ceres.org.au for further information and discussion of individual needs prior to enrolment. CERES welcomes applications from those with disabilities. More information here

Registered Training Organisation

CERES is the registered training organisation offering this training – RTO no 3686. CERES is registered as an RTO with the VRQA and as such is only able to enrol domestic students in Victoria.

Image credit: Anja Williams, CERES PDC

AHC42116 – Certificate IV in Permaculture

AHC42116 – Certificate IV in Permaculture

Grow your permaculture know-how into a richly rewarding career and immerse yourself in sustainable living and organic farming practices, right in the green heart of Northern NSW.

This course is designed to expand your permaculture knowledge and skills to acquire the resilience to adapt to a rapidly changing world. At the end of this course you will be qualified to work as a project supervisor and designer for permaculture design projects. Your new found expertise will also open the door to other wide ranging career paths such as working in community development locally and internationally, aid projects, integrated food production or design for sustainable living. The program balances theory, practical, structured and self-directed learning with assessments throughout the course designed to navigate your progress.

The course will kick-off with half day college orientation (Wed), followed by a 3-day (Thurs-Sat) intensive course conducted at Djanbung Gardens, Nimbin, as a residential immersion experience. From week 2 the course will be held on Thursdays and Fridays at the Mullumbimby campus.

You Will Learn:

Organic soil improvement
Planning and implementing permaculture works
Harvest and storage systems
Management of permaculture seed banks
Approaches to sustainable community and bioregional development programs
Costing a project

Duration:

Three day intensive permaculture fundamentals at Djanbung Gardens at beginning of course, followed by

Thursdays and Fridays 9am to 3.30pm
No classes over school holidays

This course is Austudy Approved.

Smart and Skilled funded places may be available for this qualifications – please call the college for more information on 02 6684 3374

RTO NO:90013

AHC33816 – Certificate III in Permaculture

AHC33816 – Certificate III in Permaculture

Are you interested in learning permaculture skills to help make lives, homes and communities more sustainable? We offer the opportunity to immerse yourself in sustainable living in the Byron Shire, the green heart of the North Coast. Make like-minded friends in this highly practical course as you gain experience and confidence to transition your life and the lives of others towards a better future.

You will learn and be inspired by natural ecosystems, holistic philosophy integrating organic farming, animal systems, natural building, food preservation, systems thinking, community development and more. This course is the ‘trade equivalent’ qualification that prepares you to operate in a skilled and independent manner developing and operating permaculture systems.

The course will combine time in the classroom and out onsite at our purpose designed 1-acre permaculture site located at Mullumbimby Community Gardens (MCG) for hands-on experience.
During the course, you will be required to participate in weekly or fortnightly practical work at the MCG. Maintenance tasks include chicken care, watering seedlings and beds, turning compost and maintaining paths.

Byron Region Community College is a registered training organisation offering this course with the support of Mullumbimby Community Gardens (MCG) and Permaculture Australia.

You Will Learn:

Permaculture Principles and ethics
Integrated plant and animal systems
Seed saving and propagation
Establishment of urban permaculture systems
Planning and design of food forests and orchards
Building and installation of permaculture structures
Crop planning, maintenance, harvesting and cooking
Installation and maintenance of permaculture water systems
Plant, pest and disease management
Landscape and map interpretation
Soil health and soil types
Composting

Career and Employment Opportunities Include:

Urban and rural property design and implementation supervision
Permaculture and environmental information services
Development and management of sustainable land-use systems
Environmental management and community development programs
Education and training in permaculture and environmental management
Facilitation and coordination services
Eco-tourism enterprises and operations

Duration:

Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9am to 3.30pm
No classes over school holidays

This course is Austudy Approved.

Smart and Skilled funded places may be available for this qualifications – please call the college for more information on 02 6684 3374

RTO NO:90013