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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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Certificate IV In Permaculture

The AHC42116 Certificate IV in Permaculture equips students with the design, implementation and management skills required for designing urban and rural permaculture systems, supervising the implementation of permaculture works and managing community permaculture projects. Certificate IV in permaculture is the advanced permaculture trade certificate. It focuses on the skills and knowledge necessary to: design urban and rural permaculture systems, develop community programs and work... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate IV in Permaculture AHC42116.
  • Manage a permaculture seed bank (AHCPER409)
  • Recommend approaches for sustainable community and bioregional development (AHCPER410)
  • Operate within a budget framework (AHCBUS404)
  • Evaluate suitability of species as solutions for permaculture applications (AHCPER413)
  • Plan and implement permaculture works (AHCPER404)
  • Provide advice on permaculture principles and practices (AHCPER401)
  • Develop community networks (AHCCCF405)
  • Identify and analyse bioregional characteristics and resources (AHCPER406)
  • Select appropriate technology for a permaculture system (AHCPER405)
  • Design an urban permaculture system (AHCPER403)
  • Design harvesting and storage systems for permaculture products (AHCPER407)
  • Implement and monitor animal health and welfare programs for a permaculture system (AHCPER408)

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Understanding Aquaponics

Discover the amazing world of aquaponics in this inspiring short course. We will show you how to grow the most nutritious seafood and vegetables with very little effort. By the end of this course you will have a basic understanding of how an aquaponics systems works and the ability to go away and create your own home systems. What to bring Pen and paper Lunch and refreshments Important information Once your enrolment is completed you will receive a confirmation email. This email... [More]
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Permaculture Ethics and Principles - PDC Module A

What is permaculture and why is it relevant to our world today? How can I integrate the Ethics and Principles of Permaculture in my Daily Life? In this module we will explore the foundations of Permaculture – where Ecological understanding meets modern design and where science meets the arts and traditional knowledge systems. Learn about the underlying patterns in Nature and how comprehending and working with them can support you to live a richer, more easeful life. Topics covered... [More]
Permaculture Ethics and Principles - PDC Module A
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Plant Propagation and Seed Saving - PDC Module B

Explore a range of simple plant propagation techniques including cuttings, root division and seed raising to allow you to grow a range of plants for your garden in a simple and cost effective manner. Learn a range of seed saving and storage techniques that empower you to secure the great diversity of food varieties on our planet as well as discovering how you can develop and evolve varieties of food plants that will have optimum productivity in the unique conditions of your own... [More]
Plant Propagation and Seed Saving - PDC Module B
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Organic Integrated Vegetable Gardening - PDC Module C

Explore a comprehensive range of Organic Gardening techniques including Composting, Crop Rotation, Companion Planting and natural pest and disease management. Create a ‘no-dig garden’ from local, low cost materials and learn about seasonal planting in the Humid Subtropics. Topics covered include: Seasonal Vegetable Gardening: The Four Elements of Life – Earth, Water, Air and Fire Seasonal Planting – and reading natures signals of seasons changing Crop Rotation Companion Planting... [More]
Organic Integrated Vegetable Gardening - PDC Module C
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Introduction to Permaculture Design - PDC Module D

The fundamentals of Permaculture design theory and practice. Explore how the Elements of Nature – Earth, Water, Air and Fire – define the unique conditions and opportunities of any site. Learn how to analyse and map these powerful forces to support you to work with, rather than against them to achieve your lifestyle and production goals. Topics covered include: Introduction To Permaculture Design Comprehend Zones and Energy Flows Interpret and Complete a Sector Analysis... [More]
Introduction to Permaculture Design - PDC Module D
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Organic Soil Management - PDC Module G

Get to know your own soil – what is it made of, what will grow well in it and how you can improve your soil to make the most of what it has to offer. Delve into the world of compost, soil nutrition and microbiology as we explore some of the myriad of ways you can build a healthy, fertile, robust soil through organic practices that will help you to grow food packed full of life force. What is Soil Processes of Soil Formation Soil Profiles Australian Soils in Global Context – local... [More]
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Integrating Trees into Food Production Systems : Creating Food Forests - PDC Module E

Learn how to design, establish and care for your own diverse, tree based food production system in a low maintenance fashion that works with natures fundamental processes of land and soil repair. Discover a huge array of fruit and nut trees from around the world that thrive in our warm, subtropical climate including indigenous bush foods. Topics covered include: Characteristics and Functions of Trees Ecological Succession – a template for earth repair Plant Stacking/Guilds... [More]
Integrating Trees into Food Production Systems : Creating Food Forests - PDC Module E
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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)
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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]
Water Systems in Your Garden - PDC Module F
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