National code: AHC42116

Certificate IV in Permaculture

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Overview About this course

Cultivate your career as a project supervisor, designer or horticulturalist in permaculture worksites. Harness your passion for the environment, self-sustainability and the principles of caring for the earth to create stunning, future-proofed spaces for generations to come.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Provide advice on permaculture principles and practices

  • Plan and implement permaculture works

  • Use technology for permaculture systems

  • Identify and analyse bioregional characteristics

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Plan and implement permaculture works

  • Skills to analyse bioregional resources

  • Experience in designing and implementing permaculture practices

  • Strong pathways to continue your study and enhance your career opportunities

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • An enjoyment of working with people of diverse backgrounds and abilities

  • The ability to collaborate with teams of people

  • Literacy, numeracy and technical skills at a Year 10 high school level

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: Horticulturist and Permaculture system designer

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 1 Course

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

Further study 2 Courses

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 0 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Certificate IV in Permaculture does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Units taught in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate IV in Permaculture qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 12 Units of competency, including 5 core and 7 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Identify and analyse bioregional characteristics and resources AHCPER406

  • Evaluate suitability of species as solutions for permaculture applications AHCPER413

  • Select appropriate technology for a permaculture system AHCPER405

  • Plan and implement permaculture works AHCPER404

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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