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Offering Info

Certificate IV in Permaculture

  • National Course Code: AHC42116
  • TAFE NSW code: AHC42116-01V01-20NEC-023

Location – National Environmental Centre

Study Type

Part Time

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

9 Hours per week

Duration

2 Years

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

This qualification relates to individuals who work as project supervisors and designers for private clients or organisations. They require high level permaculture design skills, and knowledge in a broad range of areas in keeping with permacultures multi-disciplinary nature. They may be involved in supervising individuals and teams of people on urban and rural work sites and in community projects.

The qualification is suited to learners who wish to work at the supervisory level within permaculture design projects, and may involve the supervision of others and working with people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.

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 knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

There are no Training Package entry requirements for this qualification.

It is assumed that you have literacy, numeracy and technical skills at Certificate III level for success in this course. Contact your TAFE NSW campus if you have any questions about your suitability.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a Flexible Part time course. You will need to attend approximately 2 hours per week via Adobe Connect sessions and one on one interaction with your teacher for 12 months. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 7 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 3 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours working on research and assessments.

The largest component of this course is studied remotely from the National Environment Centre, where students follow unit learning resources in a sequential yet clustered manner. Central to their progress is weekly Adobe Connect Sessions also involving all other learners at the same time, as well as individual one-to-one teacher interaction weekly and a campus site visit early in the course to understand the broader principles of design in action.

Students are researching and collecting data associated with their key design project. This activity may include visiting the site for their project, or researching local data or collating online information. Other activities include engaging with stakeholders central to their project work.

MORE ABOUT THIS COURSE
The teacher will be in contact at commencement to discuss the practical requirements of the course. This is considered a part time course, it usually requires around 9 hours a week work for 2 years. Your online course material will outline due dates but you can decide how and when you want to work through the week.

Students are required to read materials online in the course document (Moodle platform). The Teacher is available for clarification on any items related to the course. Students download worksheets, read information provided, undertake research and complete worksheet and upload. Teacher then gives feedback about the information in the worksheet and any further information required.

Students will undertake a permaculture design on a property. eg urban property, rural property, community or school garden, etc. It requires interaction with a teacher with specific bioregional understanding (via phone and emails) to contextualise the course to make it applicable to each student?s unique situation.

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • Studiosity - online access to a real life tutor
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries

This course is delivered Flexibly and Part time. An individual training plan will be provided when you enrol in this course. Your plan will outline the recommended study timetable and detail your units and assessments.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

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RECOGNITION

Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Semester two starts July 2020. Enquire now to be notified when enrolments open.

To find out more information on this course including the next start date, submit an online enquiry by clicking the Enquire Now button on this page, or call 131 601 during business hours* to chat with a member of our friendly customer service team.

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Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place.

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If you are interested in studying as a Trainee or Apprentice please call 131 601 for full details.

Core Units
Number Title
AHCPER413 Evaluate suitability of species as solutions for permaculture applications
AHCPER406 Identify and analyse bioregional characteristics and resources
AHCPER404 Plan and implement permaculture works
AHCPER401 Provide advice on permaculture principles and practices
AHCPER405 Select appropriate technology for a permaculture system
Elective Units
Number Title
AHCPER402 Design a rural permaculture system
AHCPER403 Design an urban permaculture system
AHCPER407 Design harvesting and storage systems for permaculture products
AHCPER307 Establish a rural permaculture system
AHCPER308 Establish an urban permaculture system
AHCPER408 Implement and monitor animal health and welfare programs for a permaculture system
AHCPER310 Install structures for permaculture systems
AHCPER409 Manage a permaculture seed bank
AHCORG403 Manage organic soil improvement
AHCPER319 Test, improve and maintain healthy soil in a permaculture system

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

Course Location

National Environmental Centre
Ettamogah Road, Thurgoona
Phone 131 601

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