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Sustainable Living courses available in Byron Bay and Mullumbimby

Do you dream of living more sustainably? Gain the hands-on skills and knowledge to make that dream a reality.

Learn to reduce your footprint on the planet in an affordable way, engage positively with your surroundings and help your community gain the benefits of sustainability too.

Choose from our nationally-recognised Permaculture certificate courses to one-day workshops and short courses.

Develop your interests in sustainability by enrolling, today.

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Permaculture Design Course (PDC) 1

Permaculture Design Course (PDC) 1

Follow your passion and immerse yourself in this Modular Permaculture Design Course in the Beautiful Byron Shire. In this hands-on course you will discover how Permaculture principles can develop resilient systems, contributing to environmental, social and personal well-being. Through gaining a clear understanding of these principles you will be able to apply them to your everyday life and surroundings – from a small home garden to commercial production. You will learn how to... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency.
  • Use strategies to plan simple workplace tasks (FSKLRG05)
  • Read and respond to simple workplace information (FSKRDG07)
  • Use digital technology for simple workplace tasks (FSKDIG02)
  • Write simple workplace information (FSKWTG06)
  • Use oral communication skills for effective workplace presentations (FSKOCM05)
$1,400 Limited GST free
Permaculture Design Course (PDC) 1

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STOP! If you live or work in NSW do not enrol online! We have NSW Government subsidised places available for $999 for this course, please call 02 6684 3374 for details.

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

Certificate III in Horticulture

Certificate III in Horticulture

Grow your passion into a career with our nationally-recognised certificate in horticulture. Learn to grow your own food, work in a nursery or secure landscaping jobs. This hands-on qualification gives you real-world knowledge of working across the industry and is suitable for anyone wishing to develop their green-fingered passion. You’ll learn about irrigation, pest and disease control, plant nutrition, machinery use and how to effectively identify plants and how to use them. Our... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate III in Horticulture AHC30716.
  • Contribute to team effectiveness (BSBFLM312)
  • Coordinate work site activities (AHCWRK305)
  • Perform specialist amenity pruning (AHCPGD303)
  • Conduct site inspections (AHCWRK311)
  • Operate machinery and equipment (AHCMOM304)
  • Install pressurised irrigation systems (AHCIRG331)
  • Contribute to work health and safety processes (AHCWHS301)
  • Maintain nursery plants (AHCNSY301)
  • Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas (AHCSOL303)
  • Implement a plant establishment program (AHCPGD301)
  • Control plant pests, diseases and disorders (AHCPMG302)
  • Implement a propagation plan (AHCNSY306)
  • Control weeds (AHCPMG301)
  • Identify plant specimens (AHCPCM303)
  • Provide information on plants and their culture (AHCPCM302)
  • Prepare growing media (AHCSOL301)
Certificate III in Horticulture

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

Water - Systems For The Home And Landscape - PDC Module G

Water - Systems For The Home And Landscape - PDC Module G

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 For The Home And Landscape - PDC Module G

<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.

Settlements - Sustainable Housing And Appropriate Technology - PDC Module H

Settlements - Sustainable Housing And Appropriate Technology - PDC Module H

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
Settlements - Sustainable Housing And Appropriate Technology - PDC Module H

<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.

Vegan Nut Cheeses and Milk

Vegan Nut Cheeses and Milk

Learn the creative art of making tasty cheese without dairy – its easier than you think! We will make a spreadable cheese, a bechamel cheesy pasta sauce, parmesan and a feta style cheese as well as almond milk, and an almond flour. Discover how to add different flavours to your cheeses using cashews, walnuts, almonds, macadamias, Brazil nuts and seeds. We will sample what we make during the day and take home goodies too. What to bring 3 × 500ml jam jars with lids 3 × 250ml... [More]
$105 Limited inc GST / $94
Vegan Nut Cheeses and Milk

<p>Learn the creative art of making tasty cheese without dairy – its easier than you think! We will make a spreadable cheese, a bechamel cheesy pasta sauce, parmesan and a feta style cheese as well

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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 Feedback from Past Students “Great information very relevant.” Kristan Burnnand “Night one was very good in discussing the classes individual projects &... [More]
$112 Limited inc GST / $101
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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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 social permaculture design, supporting humans to be effective and thrive together. Explore ideas around collaborative governance and decision-making, social enterprise, localised community living, integrated permaculture lifestyles. Topics covered include: collaborative governance and decision-making wholistic goal setting group ecology social enterprise localised community living deep ecology globalisation verse localisation Permaculture Design Course This course... [More]
$99 Limited inc GST / $89
Community Design and Social Permaculture - PDC Module j

<p>Learn about social permaculture design, supporting humans to be effective and thrive together. Explore ideas around collaborative governance and decision-making, social enterprise, localised

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

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]
$113 Limited inc GST / $102
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.

Animal - Integrated Production Systems - PDC Module I

Animal - Integrated Production Systems - PDC Module I

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
Animal - Integrated Production Systems - PDC Module I

<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.

Upcycle, Recycle & Repair

Upcycle, Recycle & Repair

In this course you’ll learn how to upcycle, recycle and repair garments thus enabling a sustainble approach to fashion. Learning some tried and true techniques and innovative ways to pull apart and then reconstruct clothing into something new, fresh and individually you. Come and take part in the worldwide growing community of sustainable fashion. ‘If only this fitted better’ or 'I’d wear this if only it was .....' will be thoughts of the past as you take part in the worldwide... [More]
$229 Limited inc GST / $206
Upcycle, Recycle & Repair

<p>In this course you’ll learn how to upcycle, recycle and repair garments thus enabling a sustainble approach to fashion. Learning some tried and true techniques and innovative ways to pull apart

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

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