Certificate IV In Permaculture Byron Community College

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Certificate IV In Permaculture

Certificate IV In Permaculture
Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate IV in Permaculture AHC42116.
  • Plan and implement permaculture works (AHCPER404)
  • Select appropriate technology for a permaculture system (AHCPER405)
  • Evaluate suitability of species as solutions for permaculture applications (AHCPER413)
  • Design an urban permaculture system (AHCPER403)
  • Manage a permaculture seed bank (AHCPER409)
  • Design harvesting and storage systems for permaculture products (AHCPER407)
  • Operate within a budget framework (AHCBUS404)
  • Recommend approaches for sustainable community and bioregional development (AHCPER410)
  • Provide advice on permaculture principles and practices (AHCPER401)
  • Develop community networks (AHCCCF405)
  • Identify and analyse bioregional characteristics and resources (AHCPER406)
  • Manage organic soil improvement (AHCORG403)
Certificate IV In Permaculture

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

Develop your permaculture design, implementation and management skills, and learn how to manage sustainable community permaculture projects in our Certificate IV in Permaculture course.
This course provides skills training for people involved in or wanting to establish an enterprise or small business, including design and information service, organic cottage industry, organic production systems, CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), rural enterprises, market garden and organic horticulture, forestry, seed farming, and value-adding industries.

This advanced course enables students to progress onto wide-ranging and fascinating careers in permaculture, sustainability education and ecological farming sectors.

You Will Learn

  • Permaculture principles and ethics
  • Seed bank management
  • Harvesting and storage system design
  • Urban and rural design
  • Compost and soil building
  • Budget frameworks
  • Analysis and identification of bioregional characteristics
  • Species suitability
  • Planning and implementation of permaculture works
  • Co-ordination of community projects

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

This qualification provides skills training for people involved in or wanting to establish an enterprise or small business including design and information service, organic cottage industry, organic production systems, CSA (Community Supported Agriculture), rural enterprises, market garden and organic horticulture, forestry, seed farming, and value-adding industries, or seeking employment as permaculture trainers, supervisors and project coordinators for rural properties, rural development programs, city farms, community gardens, labour market programs, Landcare projects and community development work, including working with Indigenous communities and overseas development programs

Entry Requirements

This course is aimed at people who have completed either a Certificate III in Permaculture, a Permaculture Design Course (PDC) or possess first-hand permaculture experience.

Course Duration & Hours

  • 38 weeks (no classes during NSW school holidays)
  • Two days a week in class sessions 9.00 am – 3.30pm
  • Delivery location: Mullumbimby Campus and the Mullumbimby Community Gardens
  • There are practical work components undertaken at established permaculture properties as part of this course, as well as excursions

Course Fees

  • Smart & Skilled Scholarship: $0
  • Smart & Skilled Concession: $240
  • Smart & Skilled Full Fee: $2,770
  • Standard Concession fee: $6,600
  • Standard Full fee: $6,900
  • Early Bird Fee: $6,400 (Available until the 16th January 2019)

This course is Austudy Approved. Full time workload would be 21 hours per week for 12 weeks.

Smart and Skilled funded places may be available for these qualifications
Please call the college for more information on 02 6684 3374

Subsidised Training under Smart and Skilled

This course is being offered as a subsidised course to eligible students under the NSW Government Smart and Skilled program. Smart and Skilled is a reform of the NSW Vocational Education and Training (VET) system. It’s helping people in NSW get the skills they need to find a job and advance their careers. Many of our full qualifications have full or part fee subsidies available for eligible students.

To apply for a Smart and Skilled Fee-Free Scholarship place you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen or hold a permanent residency or humanitarian visa status
  • Live or work in New South Wales
  • Be aged between 15-30 years of age
  • Provide evidence of your concession-eligibility

To apply for a Smart and Skilled Concession (S&S Concession) place you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen or hold a permanent residency or humanitarian visa status
  • Live or work in New South Wales
  • Provide evidence of your concession-eligibility

To apply for a Smart and Skilled Full Fee (S&S Full Fee) place you must:

  • Be an Australian citizen or hold a permanent residency or humanitarian visa status
  • Live or work in New South Wales

Applications for these subsidised* places are limited so a funded place cannot be guaranteed.

Payment Plan
Course fees are paid in instalments scheduled throughout the duration of the course. Fee schedules for individual courses are outlined on the enrolment paperwork available through the college administration team.

Student Story

Lauren O’Reilly

Lauren O’Reilly undertook the Certificate IV in Permaculture at Byron Community College in 2017. As part of the Certificate IV course Lauren was required to undertake practical design and implementation projects, one of which was the RSL Life Care complex located in Suffolk Park, Byron Bay.

This project was funded by the Maggie Beer Wellbeing Gardens Program, an initiative started in 2015 to incorporate gardens in to aged care facilities across Victoria and has now extended to other states. “The garden at the RSL had two objectives; To create a well-being garden that created a meaningful activity for the residents that wanted to be involved and in turn providing fresh fruits and vegetables for them” says Lauren.

Lauren reports that getting the residents involved was the best part. "One of the residents was quite physically abled and bored so he got very involved, helping plant seedlings and seeds as well as mulch. His grandson came to visit in the middle of it and they mulched the seedlings together which was really nice."

Lauren runs her permaculture design and gardening business, Free Range Change in the Byron Bay region. "I’ve done a few different things with the business, orchard restoration, garden maintenance and teaching on a PDC. I want to encourage people to get into their own gardens. We all need to make change so it’s about showing people that change can be fun and creative and individual."

Student Policies and Procedures

See Student Handbook

USI

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.

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