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AHC33816 Permaculture - Workshops

National ID: AHC33816 State ID: BDD1
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Permaculture is the conscious design and maintenance of agriculturally productive ecosystems which have the diversity, stability, and resilience of natural ecosystems.It is the harmonious integration of landscape and people - providing their food, energy, shelter and other material and non-material needs in a sustainable way.

On successful completion of this course, students will receive a statement of attainment for the relevant units depending on the cluster attended. Unit Information for each cluster is available in the following section. Join us for any of these two week short course workshops.

 

How: Online 
Duration: 2 weeks online, 2 x 1 hour sessions. 5.00 pm -6.00 pm
Accreditation: On successful completion of this workshop, students will receive a statement of attainment for the following nationally accredited unit 

AHCPER301   Research and communicate information on permaculture principles and practices.

At the end of this workshop, 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 assess a range of permaculture systems and make recommendations based on the needs of a property and its users.

AHCPCM204 Recognise plants

Build your knowledge of permaculture plants, their myriad of uses and the growing conditions they need to thrive. Develop your skills in accurately identifying plants using botanical techniques. Learn how to identify common edible weeds, a hidden source of nutritious food. You’ll start seeing the world under a new lens, with free food growing all over your garden.

How: Online/Face to Face
Duration:  1 x 1 hour session, face to face workshop 9.00 am - 4.00 pm

Accreditation: On successful completion of this course, students will receive a statement of attainment for the following nationally accredited units:

AHCWRK311          Conduct site inspections

A key skill for permaculture is analysing a site and conducting soil surveys, existing features and plant analysis, measuring slope, determining zones and gathering historical and current information from owners and historical records. Learn all these skills in this workshop and use the information for design development.
AHCPER319        Test, improve and maintain healthy soil in a permaculture system

Gain skills and knowledge in testing and identifying features of a healthy soil, as well as ways to improve it. Learn how to conduct soil testing, build and maintain a compost heap, and integrate a worm farm into your system.

How: Online/ Face to face

Duration: 1 online session and then a face to face workshop on Saturday 3rd December 2022 (9AM-4PM).

Accreditation: On successful completion of this course, students will receive a statement of attainment for the following nationally accredited units

AHCPER318         Plan propagation activities for a permaculture system
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 upcycled materials into your garden system.

 

How: Online/ Face to Face
Duration: 1 hour online session and then a face to face workshop on the 11 February 2023 9:00am to 4:00pm .
Accreditation: On successful completion of this course, students will receive a statement of attainment for the following nationally accredited units

AHCPER303  Maintain integrated plant and animal systems

Once you have designed and built your integrated system, the long-term success of that system depends on an efficient, low input maintenance system. Learn skills to maintain and improve systems by working on
established systems and generate ideas and improvements you can take and implement at home.
Learn how to look after animals great and small as well as annual and perennial plants and their support mechanisms.

AHCPER320       Manage plant pests, diseases and disorders in a permaculture system

Learn how to identify common pests, diseases and disorders you might encounter in your vegetable garden or orchard and how to effectively treat them using organic methods. We’ll cover how to use design and building habitat to attract beneficial insects, birds and frogs into the garden, reducing the need for spray.

 

How: Online/Face to face
Duration: 1 hour online session and then a face to face workshop on 25 February 2023 9:00am - 4:00pm.

Accreditation: On successful completion of this course, students will receive a statement of attainment for the following nationally accredited units 

AHCPER316     Select plant and animal species for permaculture systems

In this workshop we will cover the benefits of using different plants and animals in a permaculture system.
You will learn how to use a site-needs analysis to decide on which animal and plant species best suit your situation.

AHCPER302 – Develop recommendations for integrated plant and animal systems

In this workshop, you will further develop your knowledge of plant and animal species and guilds, along with permaculture design principles, so you can feel confident making recommendations for clients or in order to create your own vibrant and productive backyard ecosystem.

How: Online/ Face to face
Duration: 1 hour online session and then a face to face workshop on the 25 March 2023 9am - 4:00pm.

Accreditation: On successful completion of this course, students will receive a statement of attainment for the following nationally accredited units 

AHCPER313 – Coordinate preparation and storage of permaculture products

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 longterm
storage methods. Recipes may include marmalade, chutney, sauerkraut, kimchi or passata.


 

How: Online/ Face to face
Duration: 1 hour online session and then a face to face workshop on Saturday 6 May 2023 9am - 4pm.

Accreditation: On successful completion of this course, students will receive a statement of attainment for the following nationally accredited units 

AHCPER309 Install and maintain permaculture water systems

This unit provides the skills and knowledge to install and maintain permaculture water systems, organise resources for installation work, set out and prepare site, install water system components, complete installation work, commission water system systems and communicate with work team members, supervisors, contractors and consultants.

How: Online/ Face to face
Duration: 1 hour online session and then a face to face workshop on Saturday 20 May 2023 9am - 4pm.

Accreditation: On successful completion of this course, students will receive a statement of attainment for the following nationally accredited units 

AHCPER308 Establish an urban permaculture system

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to establish an urban permaculture system from a permaculture design, as well as knowledge of a broad range of integrated plant and animal systems, urban retrofitting skills, soil improvement, water harvesting and work site coordination skills.

AHCPER306 Use weedy plants in a permaculture system

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to control and make use of weedy plants in a permaculture system. It also includes permaculture practices, such as use of succession in a permaculture system and the use of harvest as a means of control.

How: Online/ Face to face
Duration: 1 hour online session and then a face to face workshop on Saturday 17 June 2023 9am - 4pm.

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

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to install permaculture structures and features. These structures and features may include fences, trellises, animal housing, sheds, pergolas, appropriate technologies and other constructed features.

AHCINF301 Implement property improvement, construction and repair 

This unit of competency describes the skills and knowledge required to carry out maintenance and construction of improvements to properties.

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
OLNA or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 10 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate I or Certificate II

Online component will consist of

  • Reading and handouts, with worksheets to fill out to ensure students are using them
  • A zoom session the weekend before (zoom being more user friendly than blackboard)
  • Videos and documentaries to watch
  • KBT’s as part of the blackboard delivery, with appropriate resources
  • Students to complete written work such as research, garden plans etc prior to face to face delivery

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Duration 2 x 1 Hour sessions online
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Time: 5.00 pm to 6.00 pm
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Duration 1 x 1 hour online session, face to face workshop
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Duration 1 x 1 hour online session, face to face workshop
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Duration 1 hour online session and then a face to face workshop.
When Date: 28 January to 11th February 2023
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Duration 1 hour online session and then a face to face workshop.
When Date: 5 - 11 February to 25 February 2023
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Duration 4 days
When Date: 11 March to 25 March 2023
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Duration 4 days
When Date: 22 April to 6 May 2023
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Duration 1 hour zoom session and then a face to face workshop
When Date: 6 May 2023 to 20 May 2023
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Duration 1 hour zoom session and then a face to face workshop
When Date: 3 June to 17 June 2023
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