Grow Harvest and Store Byron Community College

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Grow Harvest and Store

Grow Harvest and Store
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Write short and simple workplace information (FSKWTG003)
  • Use short and simple strategies to organise highly familiar workplace tasks (FSKLRG016)

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Join tutor Sharon in her urban permaculture garden as she shares her passion and years of experience learning both from traditional experts and experimenting with perennial roots, legumes, shoots, fruits and edible greens.

Perennial vegetables are hardy, easy to grow and produce food for years once established. No matter the size or scope of your garden, growing perennials means less work for more food, and greater resilience in your garden.  However, gardeners are often left wondering how to use these wonderful and unusual vegetables once out of the ground. 

This course will guide you through the whole process from planting, growing, harvesting, to cooking and preserving to ensure you are getting the most out of your bountiful perennial crops. 

What you will learn

  • Growing: plant and grow perennial vegetables 
  • Harvest: how to harvest the crop efficiently and in good condition
  • Process: grading, winnowing, threshing
  • Seed saving
  • Store: store so that your produce lasts
  • Preserve: stock your pantry with flours, legumes, dried goods and ferments
  • Cook: prepare delicious meals based on the perennial harvest

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
  • The wearing of PPE gear including long work pants, long sleeved work shirt, solid work boots, garden gloves and a wide brimmed hat

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
  • 5 days of classroom and onsite learning 9.00am - 4.00pm per week
  • Delivery location: Mullumbimby

Course Fees

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

  • ACE Program Fee: $0* (plus resource fee of $120) - most NSW residents are eligible for this subsidised fee!
  • Full Fee: $250 (plus resource fee of $120)

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 citizen; 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.

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