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Permaculture - Series of eight workshops

State ID: AHC3

Description

Permaculture is the conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive ecosystems which have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems.

It is the harmounious integration of landscape and people - providing their food, energy, shelter and other material and non-material needs in a sustainable way

  • Workshop 1 - Growing permaculture plants
  • Workshop 2 - Enjoying the permaculture yield
  • Workshop 3 - Permaculture structures
  • Workshop 4 - Permaculture water systems
  • Workshop 5 - Permaculture basics
  • Workshop 6 - A permaculture backyard
  • Workshop 7 - Permaculture structures
  • Workshop 8 - Maintain permaculture systems

This course will be delivered over a series of weekend workshops via face-to-face delivery at our Albany campus and at the Good Life Community Garden. The Good Life Community Garden is on a 5ha site at 78 Lower King Road, Albany. This is an emerging community garden being developed using permaculture principles.

Join us for any of these workshops - or all eight

Certification

On successful completion of this course, students will receive a statement of attainment for the relevant units depending on the workshop attended.

For more information on AHC33816 Certificate III in Permaculture click here

Entrance Requirements

Fees and charges

How to apply

Entrance Requirements

No mandatory entrance requirements.

Fees and charges

Workshop 1 - Growing permaculture plants
Non-Concession: $185.80
Concession: $66.45
Workshop 2 - Enjoying the permaculture yield
Non-Concession: $127.00
Concession: $41.75
Workshop 3 -Permaculture structures
Non-Concession: $127.00
Concession: $41.75
Workshop 4 - Permaculture water systems
Non-Concession: $185.50
Concession: $66.45
Workshop 5 - Permaculture basics
Non-Concession: $185.50
Concession: $66.45
Workshop 6 -8 
Non-Concession: To be advised
Concession: To be advised

School age students
Students who would normally be attending year 12 or below in the current calendar year will be eligible to enrol at the commercial / international rate for this course.

International students
This courses isn’t available to Visa 500 International Students.
For information on international courses, please follow this link to the TAFE International WA website
www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au/courses
Other visa holder students
All other visa holders (i.e 457, 300, 485, 489, 496) contact either South West or Great Southern Campuses to confirm your eligibility;
South West Campuses    studentservices@srtafe.wa.edu.au    0417 937 894
Great Southern Campuses    studentsupport@srtafe.wa.edu.au    1800 675 781

How to apply
  1. Please check to see if dates have been set for this course by selecting the campus you wish to attend at the bottom of this page.
  2. Complete the Course enquiry form below and advise which dates you would like to enrol into.
  3. We will then send you enrolment forms to complete.

Delivery location, important dates and study options

In order to comply with COVID-19 Government directed social distancing guidelines, some courses may include a mix of online and classroom based training delivery, as well as practical and work experience placements.

While the mode of delivery might vary, the content and key learning outcomes of the course will remain the same.

The precise mix of delivery method will vary from course to course. The time, place and method of delivery may also vary across the semester to ensure social distancing and safe training delivery for staff and students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

South Regional TAFE will provide students with adequate support to work in online environments where necessary.

Albany Campus - Workshop 1 -  Growing permaculture plants

Description: Design your own propagation program and grow the plants needed for a permaculture food forest in our temperate climate. Save hundreds of dollars and reduce your carbon footprint by propagating locally sourced plant material and incorporating up-cycled materials into your garden system.
Date: Register your interest
Time: To be advised
How: face-to-face delivery
Duration: 3 days
Accreditation: On successful completion of this workshop, students will receive a statement of attainment for the following nationally accredited unit AHCPER318 Plan propagation activities for a permaculture system

Albany Campus - Workshop 2 - Enjoying the permaculture yield

Description: Learn how to make the most of a bountiful harvest by preserving and storing what you have grown. In this workshop, we’ll spend a weekend in the kitchen learning preserving techniques and long-term storage methods. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to make marmalade, chutney, sauerkraut, kimchi or passata – this is your chance!
Date: Register your interest
Time: To be advised
How: face-to-face delivery
Duration: 2 days
Accreditation: On successful completion of this course, students will receive a statement of attainment for the following nationally accredited unit AHCPER313 – Co-ordinate preparation and storage of permaculture products

Albany Campus - Workshop 3 - Permaculture structures

Description: Learn how to use local and reclaimed materials to build garden structures. This workshop, run over two weekends, will teach you how to set out footings for a structure, build with straw bales and render your creation to give you a garden feature that will last for many years. If you haven’t played in the mud for a while and want to release your inner child, this is a great course for you.
Date: Saturday & Sunday the 19 & 20th and 26 & 27 September 2020
Time: To be advised
How: face-to-face delivery
Duration: 4 days
Accreditation: On successful completion of this course, students will receive a statement of attainment for the following nationally accredited unit AHCPER317 – Build with earth, straw and reclaimed materials

Albany Campus - Workshop 4 - Permaculture water systems

Description: This course will teach you how to install and maintain an aquaponics system to grow fish and vegetables on a small footprint. Fertiliser from the fish feeds the plants and the plants clean the water, which circulates back down to the fish. We will also cover other water systems such as swales, micro irrigation, bores, dams and constructed wetlands.
Date: Saturday 17, 24 and 31 October
Time: To be advised
How: face-to-face delivery
Duration: 3 days
Accreditation: On successful completion of this course, students will receive a statement of attainment for the following nationally accredited unit AHCPER309 – Install and maintain permaculture water systems

Albany Campus - Workshop 5 - Permaculture basics

Description: At the end of this short course, you will feel confident in your understanding of permaculture concepts and design principles and how they apply to day-to-day life. You will be able to recommend plants and animals suitable to a permaculture system in our temperate climate and will have the necessary skills to design your own productive integrated garden. The course includes field trips to visit inspiring permaculture gardens incorporating integrated plant and animal systems.
Date: Saturday & Sunday 7 & 8, 14 & 15 and 21 & 22 November 2020
Time: To be advised
How: face-to-face delivery
Duration: 6 days
Accreditation: On successful completion of this course, students will receive a statement of attainment for the following nationally accredited units AHCPER301 – Research and communicate information on permaculture principles and practices, AHCPER302 – Develop recommendations for integrated plant and animal systems, AHCPER316 – Select plant and animal species for permaculture systems

Albany Campus - Workshop 6 - A permaculture backyard

Description: If 2020 has taught us anything, it is that our food supply system is vulnerable. One way to protect ourselves against shortages is to grow our own food and have a healthy and active lifestyle in the process. Become part of a team working together to establish a new permaculture garden in Albany, learn new skills and meet people who are on the same journey. Learn about zones, sectors and guilds and develop a plan for a food forest. Visit permaculture backyard and be inspired to grow you own food in a small or large space, The course includes lots of practical hands-on activities as well as time for learning and discussion about sustainable culture.
Date: To be advised 2021
Time: To be advised
How: face-to-face delivery
Duration: 8 days
Accreditation: On successful completion of this course, students will receive a statement of attainment for the following nationally accredited units AHCPER312 - Plan organic garden and orchard systems, AHCWRK311 - Conduct site inspections, AHCPER308 Establish an urban permaculture system

Albany Campus - Workshop 7 - Permaculture structures 

Description: This course will teach you how to build and install permaculture structures and how to maintain and repair existing infrastructure. Build a pizza overn using sustainable construction techniques and a variety of hand and power tools. Or construct a gazebo or hothouse, we will provide all the materials and personal protective equipment and instruction so that you can take away the skills and knowledge to build you own permaculture structure.
Date: To be advised 2021
Time: To be advised
How: face-to-face delivery
Duration: 5 days
Accreditation: On successful completion of this course, students will receive a statement of attainment for the following nationally accredited units AHCPER310 - Install structures for permaculture systems, AHCINF301 Implement property improvement, construction and repair.

Albany Campus - Workshop 8 - Maintain permaculture systems

Description: Gain the skills and knowledge to look after soil, plants and animals in your permaculture system. Identify pests, diseases and disorders and learn how to treat them with minimal disruption to the environment. Learn how to make compost and how to integrate a worm farm into your system.
Date: To be advised 2021
Time: To be advised
How: face-to-face delivery
Duration: 6 days
Accreditation: On successful completion of this course, students will receive a statement of attainment for the following nationally accredited unitsAHCPER320 manage plant pests, diseases and disorders in a permaculture system, AHCPER319 Test, improve and maintain soil in a permaculture system, AHCPER303 Maintain integrated plant and animal systems.

Course enquiry

Please note: This form is only for course enquiries. If you would like to apply or require further application information, please visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Page last updated September 14, 2020