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Sustainable Living courses available in Byron Bay and Mullumbimby

We have a great range of sustainability short courses and workshops on offer ranging from beekeeping, backyard chooks, aquaponics, organic vegetable gardening and bush regeneration to green cleaning, fibre craft and energy efficient house design. Our courses and workshops show you practical and affordable ways to help reduce your footprint on the planet. We offer the Permaculture Design Course and accredited qualifications in Permaculture.

Come and learn Sustainable Living skills with us at Byron Community College. See what’s on offer at our Mullumbimby and Byron Bay campuses below.

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Introduction to Permaculture

Introduction to Permaculture

This short course is aimed at unemployed or underemployed young adults and school leavers who left early or are on a gap year, but all adult learners are welcome. Held in Mullumbimby this course introduces the basic skills and concepts that underpin successful permaculture practice. You will learn about: • The ethics and design principles behind Permaculture • Permaculture site assessment and design techniques • How to successfully catch and store water • Soil health and plant... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate I in Skills for Vocational Pathways FSK10213.
  • Use oral communication skills for effective workplace presentations (FSKOCM05)
  • Use digital technology for simple workplace tasks (FSKDIG02)
  • Read and respond to simple workplace information (FSKRDG07)

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

Water Systems in Your Garden - PDC Module F

Water Systems in Your Garden - PDC Module F

Learn how to work with water in the landscape, exploring theoretical and practical examples of water harvesting, catching, storing and irrigation – changing our mindset from draining to ‘sponging’ water INTO the landscape. We will investigate and visit a range of local and global examples of swales, keylines, earthworks, wicking beds, dams, aquaponics and water biofiltration methods. Permaculture Design Course This course module is one of 13 which make up the internationally... [More]
$99 Limited inc GST / $89
Water Systems in Your Garden - PDC Module F

<p>Learn how to work with water in the landscape, exploring theoretical and practical examples of water harvesting, catching, storing and irrigation – changing our mindset from draining to ‘sponging’

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

Integrated Animal Production Systems - PDC Module H

Integrated Animal Production Systems - PDC Module H

Learn how to incorporate animals into the design of your garden or food production system to increase its overall abundance, simplify management and optimise the health and productivity of your chickens, cows and other animals. This workshop includes a field trip exploring local animal production systems where we can experience successful integrative animal systems that can be implemented at various scales from the backyard to commercial. Topics covered include: Integration not... [More]
$99 Limited inc GST / $89
Integrated Animal Production Systems - PDC Module H

<p>Learn how to incorporate animals into the design of your garden or food production system to increase its overall abundance, simplify management and optimise the health and productivity of your

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

Sustainable Housing and Appropriate Technology - PDC Module I

Sustainable Housing and Appropriate Technology - PDC Module I

Explore some of the latest innovations in green building techniques and materials, site layout, biophilic design, home ecology, house and village design – including Tiny Houses. Learn how to apply design methods to preserve foods, generate energy and heat, provide domestic drinking water, treat grey and black water, composting toilets and more. Topics covered include: Sustainable Housing Efficient Housing Design for your environment Passive heating and cooling New buildings/designs... [More]
$99 Limited inc GST / $89
Sustainable Housing and Appropriate Technology - PDC Module I

<p>Explore some of the latest innovations in green building techniques and materials, site layout, biophilic design, home ecology, house and village design – including Tiny Houses. Learn how to apply

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

Community Design and Social Permaculture - PDC Module J

Community Design and Social Permaculture - PDC Module J

Learn about the social aspect of permaculture and some of the more invisible realms of the subject. Explore ideas around localisation and community scale solutions, community living, social enterprise, LETsystems and deep ecology. Topics covered include: Invisible structures Micro-finance/Social enterprise Alternative Economies – Barter/LETS etc Globalisation vs Localisation Deep Ecology Relocalising Lives and Communities Where to from Here? Making a living/creating a lifestyle in... [More]
$99 Limited inc GST / $89
Community Design and Social Permaculture - PDC Module J

<p>Learn about the social aspect of permaculture and some of the more invisible realms of the subject. Explore ideas around localisation and community scale solutions, community living, social

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

Secondary Dwelling Designs

Secondary Dwelling Designs

This course will teach you what to consider when designing a secondary dwelling for your backyard or property. Including the legal ins and outs of town planning in relation to placement, size and privacy etc. We will also cover some of the different new eco-friendly materials and products available. What to bring Note book and pen Important information Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a confirmation email. This email will be your receipt and inform you of the... [More]
$99 Limited inc GST / $89
Secondary Dwelling Designs

<p>This course will teach you what to consider when designing a secondary dwelling for your backyard or property. Including the legal ins and outs of town planning in relation to placement, size and

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Group Design Project - PDC core module

Group Design Project - PDC core module

This course is for students completing the Permaculture Design Course only. You must complete all the other PDC modules before you can enrol in this subject. [More]
$99 Limited inc GST / $89
Group Design Project - PDC core module

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Beekeeping -  An Introduction

Beekeeping - An Introduction

This workshop introduces potential bee keepers to the delight and fascination of this rewarding hobby. The session covers safety, myth busting, hands-on bee keeping (Ben will bring along a beehive), legal requirements and the most important thing – how to get started! Please wear a broad brimmed hat, long sleeved shirt with a collar, long trousers, shoes and socks as you will get to handle the bees if you would like to. What to bring Pen and paper Bring your own lunch Please wear a... [More]
$109 Limited inc GST / $98
Beekeeping - An Introduction

<p>This workshop introduces potential bee keepers to the delight and fascination of this rewarding hobby. The session covers safety, myth busting, hands-on bee keeping (Ben will bring along a beehive

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

Individual Project Design Workshop - PDC core module

Individual Project Design Workshop - PDC core module

This course is for students completing the Permaculture Design Course only. You must complete all the other PDC modules before you can enrol in this subject. [More]
$99 Limited inc GST / $89
Individual Project Design Workshop - PDC core module

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Weeds, Pests and Diseases in the Garden - PDC Module K

Weeds, Pests and Diseases in the Garden - PDC Module K

Learn to identify and control a range of common weeds, pests and diseases of food crops through holistic, ecologically sensitive management techniques. This course will build an appreciation of the importance of soil management to nurture crop health for natural pest and disease resistance. What to bring Pen and paper 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... [More]
$99 Limited inc GST / $89
Weeds, Pests and Diseases in the Garden - PDC Module K

<p>Learn to identify and control a range of common weeds, pests and diseases of food crops through holistic, ecologically sensitive management techniques. This course will build an appreciation of the

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

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