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1 Year


This course will provide skills training in permaculture for those who will be supervising permaculture works on rural and urban properties,who are working as project officers on community permaculture projects, and those seeking to become permaculture designers and/or advisors.

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


Employment as a supervisor/project coordinator in permaculture, agriculture, horticulture or land management industries.


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.

  • Destination Australia Scholarship
    This course is eligible for Destination Australia Scholarship in selected regional campuses in TAFE NSW.
    For more details visit the Destination Australia page.
  • Academic IELTS 5.5 or TOEFL (iBT) 46 or TAFE NSW General English Program

    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


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


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


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


    There are many scholarships, grants and bursaries which can help you financially with studying in Australia.They are offered by the Australian Government and a number of other public and private organisations.

    Learn more about Scholarships


    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


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


    When you finish this course you can apply to do the Diploma of Permaculture (AHC52116)


    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.