The Permaculture Systems course allows you to learn the principles for sustainability and develop your own plan for personal or commercial permaculture cropping and livestock management.

In the course you will practice the techniques used in permaculture and develop plans for how to create a permaculture garden, property development or for commercial uses.

The course is perfect for those who would like to live in an environmentally friendly way or would be looking to venture into sustainable business practices.

The course is self-paced to suit your lifestyle.


Course Outline
Course Code: 
100 hours - Access for 12 months
Online & Correspondence
Statement of achievement
Lesson Structure: 
  1. Permaculture Principles
  2. Natural Systems
  3. Zone & Sector Planning
  4. Permaculture Techniques
  5. Animals in Permaculture
  6. Plants in Permaculture
  7. Appropriate Technologies
  8. Preparing a Plan
Aims - the learning objectives of the course: 
  • Differentiate between Permaculture and other sustainable systems.
  • Explain the procedures followed in practicing different techniques which are sympathetic to Permaculture.
  • Explain the interactions that occur between living and non-living components different natural environments.
  • Distinguish between different garden zones in a Permaculture system.
  • Explain sector planning in a specific garden design.
  • Determine the appropriate use of swales on a sloping site.
  • Investigate distinctly different Permaculture systems.
  • Determine different animal breeds, which can provide a useful and sustained harvest from a permaculture system in your locality.
  • Describe the harvest, treatment and use of various products derived from different types of animals in a Permaculture system.
  • Explain the factors which can affect the success of different types of animals, in a Permaculture system, including: Poultry, Aquatic animals, Domestic farm animals, Insects, Earthworms.
  • Determine different species of plants which can provide a useful, sustained harvest from a Permaculture system.