Certificate IV in Permaculture - AHC42116


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

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 permaculture\u2019s 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.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • 12 units: 5 core
  • 7 elective


  • Design an urban permaculture system
  • Select appropriate technology for a permaculture system
  • Develop a soil use map for a property
  • Manage organic livestock production
  • Establish a rural permaculture system
  • Evaluate suitability of species as solutions for permaculture applications
  • Plan and implement permaculture works
  • Provide advice on permaculture principles and practices
  • Implement and monitor animal health and welfare programs for a permaculture system
  • Establish an urban permaculture system
  • Design harvesting and storage systems for permaculture products
  • Operate within a budget framework
  • Manage organic soil improvement
  • Operate within a sustainable community and bioregional development program
  • Provide work skill instruction
  • Operate within a permaculture aid and development program
  • Develop community networks
  • Recommend approaches for sustainable community and bioregional development
  • Cost a project
  • Set out conservation earthworks
  • Identify and analyse bioregional characteristics and resources
  • Manage a permaculture seed bank
  • Design a rural permaculture system
  • Arrange selling through community based marketing

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
National Environmental Centre No
  • Part-time : 2 years
  • Flexible Delivery : 2 years

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