Building Healthy Soils Byron Community College

Thanks for adding:

Proceed to Checkout

Continue browsing


Building Healthy Soils

Building Healthy Soils
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Use oral communication skills to participate in workplace meetings (FSKOCM004)
  • Use digital technology for routine and simple workplace tasks (FSKDIG002)
  • Write short and simple workplace information (FSKWTG003)
Building Healthy Soils

<p>Soil plays a vital role in the Earths ecosystem, and if you want to grow abundant, healthy organic fruit and vegetables, your journey starts with healthy soil.   </p>

<p>During this course you’ll

You are NOT ENROLLED until we receive a completed application form & payment. Click APPLY NOW which starts the enrolment process, by requesting an Application Form for this course.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Soil plays a vital role in the Earths ecosystem, and if you want to grow abundant, healthy organic fruit and vegetables, your journey starts with healthy soil.   

During this course you’ll learn how to create nutrient rich, healthy soil, full of organic matter and teeming with beneficial micro-organisms, earthworms and an abundance of nature’s helpers.  This in turn will lead to improving your harvests with strong, healthier plants and fewer problems with pests, diseases or nutrient deficiencies.  

Designed for those who have completed the Backyard Food Production course or who already have some experience in the veggie garden and would like to update and expand your knowledge.  We invite you to join us for this 8 week course, which includes both theory and practical sessions at our purpose-built site at the Mullumbimby Community Gardens and get ready to watch your garden thrive! 

What you will learn

  • The soil food web
  • Organic food production
  • Pest and disease management

Entry Requirements

  • There are no formal entry requirements for this skill set.
  • Learners must not have successfully completed more than one unit of competency attached to this course listed under Units of Study Required for this Skill Set

Desirable Requirements

  • It is recommended that learners are able to work physically in a range of outdoor conditions (sun, rain, wind) for extended periods of time. It is also recommended that learners should be able to squat, kneel, bend, lift and carry loads, dig, shovel and weed.

Course Duration & Hours

  • Classes are delivered face to face
  • 8 days of classroom and onsite learning 9.00am - 3.00pm per week
  • Delivery location: Mullumbimby campus and Mullumbimby Community Gardens

Course Fees

Fees are fully subsidised for eligible students, a resource fee applies to all enrolments.

  • ACE Program Fee: $0* (plus resource fee of $80) - most NSW residents are eligible for this subsidised fee!
  • Full Fee: $250 (plus resource fee of $80)

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

*Student eligibility for ACE Program fee

To be eligible for government subsidised training through the ACE Program, you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen, permanent resident or humanitarian visa holder, or a New Zealand; and
  • Live or work in New South Wales; and
  • Be aged 15 years or older;
  • No longer be at school or equivalent; and
  • Provide the College with your USI at the time of enrolment (admin staff can assist you in obtaining a USI); and
  • Have not successfully completed the units listed under '**Assessments are made against units of competency' for this course.** Refer to the top of this page.

For more information or to find out if your are eligible for the $0 fee call our office on 02 6684 3374.

What to bring

  • Pen and paper
  • Own lunch and refreshments
  • Students must have enclosed shoes and a brimmed hat
  • Long sleeve shirt and long pants
  • Sunglasses and gloves


From the 1st of January 2015, any student enrolling in an Accredited Training course will be required to obtain a USI. The USI helps to keep your training records and results together in an online account which is controlled by you. You can logon to the "USI website": and follow the simple instructions online to create your USI. This then needs to be provided to the College at the time of enrolment.

Important Information

Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a confirmation email. This email will be your receipt and inform you of the dates, time and venue of your course, it will also let you know of anything you need to take to class with you. Please make sure that you give us a valid email address and mobile number as any course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

Click here to read our Refund Policy

Course testimonials:

  • Ange was wonderful, highly knowledgable, patient, always happy to share her insights. She supplied us with lots of inspiring and relevant resources vua email follow ups after each session. Thanks so much Ange!