Diploma of Permaculture - AHC52116


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

This qualification provides occupation outcomes for individuals to work in a leadership capacity for organisations, groups or enterprises. They require a whole system approach to planning, designing, managing and implementing integrated permaculture projects and programs, permaculture community programs, and the operation of permaculture enterprises.The qualification is suited to learners who wish to work within organisations and enterprises where skills in strategic planning and project management, natural system and land use planning, and specialist permaculture design are required. Work is likely to involve working with teams of people at the strategic level as well as working with people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • Manage a permaculture project or enterprise
  • Manage organic livestock production
  • Develop a relocalisation or transition project
  • Evaluate suitability of species as solutions for permaculture applications
  • Provide specialist advice to clients
  • Prepare a sustainable community and bioregional development strategy
  • Evaluate project submissions
  • Provide advice on permaculture principles and practices
  • Plan community governance and decision-making processes
  • Plan and supervise the implementation of permaculture project works
  • Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
  • Facilitate participatory planning and learning activities
  • Work within organisation and government structures to enable community development outcomes
  • Develop a strategic plan for a permaculture project or enterprise
  • Design an integrated permaculture system
  • Market products and services
  • Manage organic soil improvement
  • Research and interpret requirements for a permaculture project
  • Manage a permaculture aid and development project
  • Manage the incorporation of a group
  • Operate within Community cultures and goals
  • Design permaculture structures and features
  • Recruit, induct and support volunteers
  • Carry out permaculture field research
  • Negotiate and monitor contracts
  • Prepare the enterprise for organic certification
  • Develop and review a business plan
  • Manage natural areas on a rural property
  • Plan erosion and sediment control measures
  • Develop climate risk management strategies
  • Develop an organic management plan

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
National Environmental Centre No
  • Full-time : 18 months
  • Flexible Delivery : 3 years

Fee comments

Campuses: National Environmental Centre.

**PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE**This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). If you meet the VSL eligibility and academic suitability requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process. Find out more about [VET Student Loans](https://www.tafensw.edu.au/vet-student-loans)Direct payment by Unit of Study instalments is available for this course. The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed below. Fees are charged on the census day for each Unit of Study. To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application to the Commonwealth for a VET Student Loan. You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee.

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