Permaculture - Byron Community College

Permaculture courses available in Byron Bay and Mullumbimby

Byron Community College has a strong history with Permaculture. We have successfully run the Certificate III in Permaculture for the past 6 years, with many of our graduates moving on to exciting opportunities including further studies and employment in the Byron Shire and beyond. We’ve held many successful Permablitz short courses around the local area which have transformed barren spaces to thriving hubs of Permaculture design showcases, plus we added the Certificate IV in Permaculture to our course list for the first time this year. We also run the intensive Permaculture Design Course several times a year, which provides students with the opportunity to be introduced to the world of sustainability and opportunity that Permaculture offers up.

2016 marks the year that the Permaculture Training Package has been officially endorsed by the National Regulatory bodies. This is an exciting time for the Permaculture movement, and we’re excited to announce that new Certificate III and IV level courses are now available for enrolment for 2017. Contact our friendly staff on 02 6684 3374 for more information or use the Enquire Now button on the courses and we can send you through a course information pack.

Permaculture Training at Byron Community College offers you the opportunity to immerse yourself in sustainable living in the Byron Shire, the green heart of the North Coast of NSW. Permaculture is the use of ecology as the basis for designing integrated systems that provide sustainable food, energy, and shelter for communities.

Our courses are embedded in local permaculture projects ensuring hands-on, real-world experience preparing participants for opportunities in permaculture, sustainability education and ecological management systems. You will be surrounded by make like-minded supportive people as you get the practical experience and confidence you need to create an ethical livelihood for yourself, and a better future for all.

*Both the Certificate III and Certificate IV in Permaculture will be Austudy approved Nationally Recognised Qualifications.

Come and learn Permaculture with us at Byron Community College.

Student Experience Cert IV Permaculture

Student Experience Cert III Permaculture

A student experience Tasara Dewhurst

"I participated in the Byron Community College Permablitz 2014 course because I saw it as a wonderful opportunity to step into a wholesome world of possibility. I then continued this journey by enrolling in the Cert III in Permaculture. Learning to live off the land gives one a huge sense of power and freedom. We can create our own independent worlds that work in harmony with the earth, instead of against it.
The course gave me all this and more. Every day was joyful and abundant in giggles, I met lifelong friends and felt connected to my community.

I now study in Melbourne, and have a cranking garden, where I get the majority of my veggies from, my urban system is admired by all, and has inspired the birth of many others. The knowledge I gained will enrich my life in many ways and I am forever grateful to have had the opportunity through Byron Community College."

“Don't hesitate, you have nothing to lose and a whole lot to gain!”

Tasara is continuing her learning by studying Steiner Education in Melbourne, she has a strong passion to educate children about sustainability and is gaining the skills required to share that knowledge. We wish her all the best in her future studies.

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Certificate III in Permaculture

Certificate III in Permaculture

Permaculture skills and knowledge help make our lives, homes and communities more sustainable. Inspired by natural ecosystems, it is a holistic philosophy integrating organic farming, animal systems, natural building, food preservation, systems thinking, community development and more. Permaculture systems are productive, self-managing, have few inputs and no waste. Byron Region Community College offers the opportunity to immerse yourself in sustainable living in Byron Shire, the... [More]
Assessments are made against units of competency from the Certificate III in Permaculture AHC33816.
  • Coordinate preparation and storage of permaculture products (AHCPER313)
  • Install structures for permaculture systems (AHCPER310)
  • Maintain integrated plant and animal systems (AHCPER303)
  • Conduct site inspections (AHCWRK311)
  • Install and maintain permaculture water systems (AHCPER309)
  • Select plant and animal species for permaculture systems (AHCPER316)
  • Research and communicate information on permaculture principles and practices (AHCPER301)
  • Prepare raw materials and compost feedstock (AHCPHT307)
  • Plan propagation activities for a permaculture system (AHCPER318)
  • Test, improve and maintain healthy soil in a permaculture system (AHCPER319)
  • Manage plant pests, diseases and disorders in a permaculture system (AHCPER320)
  • Establish an urban permaculture system (AHCPER308)
  • Plan organic garden and orchard systems (AHCPER312)
  • Develop recommendations for integrated plant and animal systems (AHCPER302)
  • Implement crop maintenance and harvesting programs for permaculture systems (AHCPER305)
Certificate III in Permaculture

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