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International Course Info

Course code:

AHC42116

Course fee:

A$15,100

Duration

1 Year

OVERVIEW

The accredited Certificate IV in Permaculture prepares graduates for careers in project supervision, design or horticulture in urban and rural permaculture worksites.

You will learn advanced permaculture skills at the TAFE NSW National Environment Centre (NEC), a unique training facility that is located on a 180 hectare organically certified working farm.

Use your knowledge and your passion for the environment, self-sustainability and the principles of caring for the earth to create stunning, future proof spaces for generations to come.


CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Our graduates go on to roles such as:

  • Supervisor or project coordinator in permaculture, agriculture, horticulture or land management industries

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through theory and practical course work you will learn to:

  • Provide advice on permaculture principles and practices
  • Plan and implement permaculture works
  • Use appropriate technology for permaculture systems
  • Identify and analyse bioregional characteristics and resources



GAIN PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE

TAFE NSW is known for delivering theory along with practical learning. You will strengthen your practical skills in permaculture, including:

  • Planning and implementing permaculture works
  • Using technology for permaculture systems
  • Analysing bioregional resources

DEVELOP YOUR PROFESSIONAL CONFIDENCE

Stand out in a global job market with a range of key professional skills, such as:

  • Good organisation and planning skills
  • Problem solving ability
  • Self-motivation
  • Leadership ability
  • The ability to work collaboratively

GLOBAL INDUSTRY DEMAND

Changing consumer preferences are driving global demand for sustainable, convenient and quality produce.

Technological innovations are providing solutions for the industry in responding to changing climate and the reduction in land and water resources. This includes the use of robots and automation, machine learning and big data which enables the collection and analysis of information in controlled environments.

INTERNATIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledgeand skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

Academic Requirements:
English Language Requirements:
TAFE NSW makes every effort to ensure your Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) needs are met. The level of support you need may be assessed via a review of your LLN skills with written tasks and a one-on-one interview. If you need to strengthen your LLN skills, an individual training plan will be created with you.

To be prepared for this course, it is recommended that you:

  • Enjoy working with people of diverse backgrounds and abilities
  • Can collaborate with teams of people


If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

STARTING DATES, COURSE FEES AND LOCATIONS

From mountains to oceans, from cities to country towns, international students can choose from over 50 campus locations across the state. Experience our vibrant spaces such as libraries, cafes and gyms as well as places you can network, socialise and just chill out.

Learn more about TAFE NSW study locations

2021

LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
National Environment Centre Feb A$15,100

2022

LocationsStarting DatesCourse Fees
National Environment Centre Feb A$15,100

ADDITIONAL COSTS

Additional costs for uniforms, equipment, textbooks and materials (if applicable) range from A$300 - $1,000 per course.

SCHOLARSHIPS

Learn more about Scholarships

CAMPUS FACILITIES AND SUPPORT

You will study the Certificate IV in Permaculture in our specialist training centre - the TAFE NSW National Environment Centre, an organically certified working farm.

You will also have access to industry specific computer rooms, studios, study and presentation areas, as well as the general student facilities available at most TAFE NSW campuses.

Be supported during your time with TAFE NSW:

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service 
  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support 
  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service 
  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

COURSE STRUCTURE AND UNITS

To receive this course students must complete all core units and, if available, a range of additional units.

Note: Additional units contain compulsory and elective units which may vary between each semester and campus, and will depend on a number of considerations including the packaging rules for the qualification and demand for the unit.

  • Packaging Rules To achieve this qualification competency must be demonstrated in
  • 12 units of competency 5 core units plus 7 elective units
  • Elective units must ensure the integrity of the qualifications Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) alignment and contribute to a valid industry supported vocational outcome. The electives are to be chosen as follows:
  • Select 1 units from Group A, select 4 unis from Group B, select 2 units from Group B or C or this or any other endorsed Training Package or Accredited course
  • Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in Permaculture and must be chosen to ensure the integrity of the qualification outcome at AQF level 4.
  • Core Units
  • AHCPER401 Provide advice on permaculture principles and practices
  • AHCPER404 Plan and implement permaculture works
  • AHCPER405 Select appropriate technology for a permaculture system
  • AHCPER406 Identify and analyse bioregional characteristics and resources
  • AHCPER413 Evaluate suitability of species as solutions for permaculture applications
  • AHCPER402 Design a rural permaculture system
  • AHCPER403 Design an urban permaculture system
  • AHCPER307 Establish a rural permaculture system
  • AHCPER308 Establish an urban permaculture system
  • AHCPER402 Design a rural permaculture system
  • AHCPER403 Design an urban permaculture system
  • AHCPER407 Design harvesting and storage systems for permaculture products
  • AHCPER408 Implement and monitor animal health and welfare programs for a permaculture system
  • AHCPER409 Manage a permaculture seed bank
  • AHCPER410 Recommend approaches for sustainable community and bioregional development
  • AHCPER411 Operate within a sustainable community and bioregional development program
  • AHCPER412 Operate within a permaculture aid and development program
  • AHCBUS407 Cost a project
  • AHCBUS408 Operate within a budget framework
  • AHCCCF405 Develop community networks
  • AHCORG402 Manage organic livestock production
  • AHCORG403 Manage organic soil improvement
  • AHCORG404 Arrange selling through community based selling
  • AHCSAW401 Set out conservation earthworks
  • AHCSOL402 Develop a soil use map for a property
  • TAEDEL301 Provide work skill instruction

KEEP LEARNING WITH TAFE NSW

From certificates to diplomas, degrees to study packages, you can take your study further with us.

STUDY PATHWAYS

Build your expertise with a TAFE NSW permaculture study pathway:



STUDY PACKAGES

Plan your study around your life with a TAFE NSW study package. Our study packages allow for multiple courses to be packaged together that can lead you to a TAFE NSW or an Australian University Bachelor Degree with credits. This gives you a one stop shop by completing your applications for the whole package through TAFE NSW allowing you to apply for one student Visa for the full duration of the package.

TAFE NSW allows for two or more courses to be packaged together, either to meet the prerequisite requirements for a course or to plan your studies around your career goals. You can submit a single TAFE NSW application form and will be able to apply for one Student Visa for the full duration of the package.


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