Please register your interest in this course
as we require certain numbers before setting a date.
You can register your interest through our workshops page booking form.  
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72 HOUR PERMACULTURE DESIGN CERTIFICATE COURSE.
The Permaculture Design Certificate Course (PDC), is the primary and most comprehensive introduction to the
world of Permaculture developed by Bill Mollison and David Holmgren in the early 1970's. The 72 hour PDC covers
the Permaculture ethics, principles, methods of design, pattern understanding and energy cycles.
We also cover design for different climatic factors, earth works, aquaculture, soils, trees and water
and conclude the course with future strategies for our changing world.

This course has provided many participants worldwide, with the knowledge necessary for involvement in developing their own properties including urban and suburban properties as well as small and large farms, schools and has  paved a path to foreign aid work overseas and community development.

Permaculture uses a set of principles which will provide both productive and sustainable systems which support architecture, food production, land management, community development as well as day to day living experiences.


This is a live in, 2 week Permaculture experience to be held in the majority, at a developing property in Finch Hatton, 45 minutes Nth. West of Mackay. This 2 week course is our preferred teaching method as participants are fully immersed in the Permaculture experience. The fee for this course is $1,200.00 for members and $1400 for non members, which includes all meals and tent or dorm style accommodation. We also have a discounted course fee of $1,000.00 if you wish to help out with some chores during the two week experience. A $500.00 deposit is required for this course to be paid at least 2 weeks prior to the course starting date. Other accommodation is available a short drive from the site and can be arranged upon request. The course will be posted on the workshops page..  Please go to the workshops page to register your interest in our online form. Please note that our live in course is a 14 day experience.

JUNE 26TH - JULY 10TH 2016

Day 1.  Introductions and Permaculture design concepts.

Day 2.  Methods of Design.

Day 3.  Patterns in Nature.

Day 4.  Climate and Climatic factors.

Day 5.  Trees and their functions.

Day 6.  Water in the landscape.

Day 7.  Soils, Earthworks and Earth resources.

Day 8.  The Humid landscape.  Dry land strategies and Humid Cool to Cold climate.

Day 9. Aquaculture and Animals in the system.

Day 10. Strategies for an Alternative Nation.   Design for Catastrophe.

Day 11.  Final Design presentation and Celebration. 

Day 12. Certificate presentation and Where to from here. 

For further details of dates of workshops and to book, please go to our online form on our workshops page.

The course outline is the same for both styles of course and can be viewed on our workshops page.