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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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Ecology - Weeds, Pests And Diseases In The Garden - PDC Module K

Ecology - 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. Permaculture Design Course This course module is one of 14 which make up the internationally renowned Permaculture Design Course (PDC). You are welcome to attend just this module to learn the... [More]
$99 Limited inc GST / $89
Ecology - 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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Design Project Presentations, Locavore Feast and Celebration - PDC core module

Design Project Presentations, Locavore Feast and Celebration - 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. Past Student Feedback “We could review all the course content today, exchange learnings, ideas and experiences,” Flavia Renata Assuncao. [More]
$99 Limited inc GST / $89
Design Project Presentations, Locavore Feast and Celebration - PDC core module

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Certificate III Permaculture

Certificate III Permaculture

The AHC33815 Certificate III in Permaculture is a hands-on Nationally Accredited qualification providing the essential knowledge and skills for those seeking employment in the permaculture field. It goes deeper into permaculture principles and practices giving participants the confidence to develop and maintain effective permaculture systems. Permaculture skills and knowledge help make our lives, homes and communities more sustainable. Inspired by natural ecosystems, it is a... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate III in Permaculture AHC33816.
  • Implement crop maintenance and harvesting programs for permaculture systems (AHCPER305)
  • Install and maintain permaculture water systems (AHCPER309)
  • Research and communicate information on permaculture principles and practices (AHCPER301)
  • Select plant and animal species for permaculture systems (AHCPER316)
  • Plan organic garden and orchard systems (AHCPER312)
  • Maintain integrated plant and animal systems (AHCPER303)
  • Develop recommendations for integrated plant and animal systems (AHCPER302)
  • Install structures for permaculture systems (AHCPER310)
  • Conduct site inspections (AHCWRK311)
  • Establish an urban permaculture system (AHCPER308)
  • Monitor weather conditions (AHCWRK302)
  • Test, improve and maintain healthy soil in a permaculture system (AHCPER319)
  • Manage plant pests, diseases and disorders in a permaculture system (AHCPER320)
  • Read and interpret property maps and plans (AHCPER314)
  • Coordinate preparation and storage of permaculture products (AHCPER313)
Certificate III Permaculture

<p>The AHC33815 Certificate III in Permaculture is a hands-on Nationally Accredited qualification providing the essential knowledge and skills for those seeking employment in the permaculture field.

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Certificate IV In Permaculture

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)
Certificate IV In Permaculture

<p>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

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Certificate III in Horticulture

Certificate III in Horticulture

Do you enjoy working outdoors and have a keen interest in plants? If so, horticulture is a diverse industry which could prepare you for work with nurseries, landscaping, local councils and government authorities. It is also ideal if you are considering self-employment, growing your own food or for clients; and with more and more people either not having the time, the interest or the skills to maintain a garden, these skills are likely to grow in demand. About The training program... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate III in Horticulture AHC30716.
  • Implement soil improvements for garden and turf areas (AHCSOL303)
  • Coordinate work site activities (AHCWRK305)
  • Implement a plant establishment program (AHCPGD301)
  • Prepare growing media (AHCSOL301)
  • Provide information on plants and their culture (AHCPCM302)
  • Conduct site inspections (AHCWRK311)
  • Control plant pests, diseases and disorders (AHCPMG302)
  • Contribute to work health and safety processes (AHCWHS301)
  • Install pressurised irrigation systems (AHCIRG331)
  • Control weeds (AHCPMG301)
  • Maintain nursery plants (AHCNSY301)
  • Implement a propagation plan (AHCNSY306)
  • Operate machinery and equipment (AHCMOM304)
  • Perform specialist amenity pruning (AHCPGD303)
  • Identify plant specimens (AHCPCM303)
  • Use routine maps and plans for work (FSKNUM17)
Certificate III in Horticulture

<p>Do you enjoy working outdoors and have a keen interest in plants? If so, horticulture is a diverse industry which could prepare you for work with nurseries, landscaping, local councils and

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Beekeeping - Level 2

Beekeeping - Level 2

This is the next level from an Introduction To Beekeeping, which is a prerequisite to this course. You will be working in pairs on live bee hives. You’ll be covering such things as safety and risk management, opening and inspecting a hive, assessing pests and diseases, swarm control, Queen raising, honey extraction, processing, packaging and more. Those who haven’t yet started would benefit from the confidence and skill building gained by this next level, while those that have bees... [More]

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Animal - Integrated Production Systems - PDC Module J

Animal - Integrated Production Systems - PDC Module J

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]

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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]

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Understanding Aquaponics

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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Plant Propagation And Seed Saving - PDC Module B

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. Discover how you can develop and evolve varieties of food plants that will have optimum productivity in the unique conditions of your own home garden.... [More]

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