CERTIFICATE IN PERMACULTURE CONSULTING

Online course teaching students their options in the permaculture industry. Learn about sustainable farming in this certificate course. Designed for those who want to start their own business or get into consultancy.

Course Code: VHT037
Fee Code: CT
Duration (approx) Duration (approx) 600 hours
Qualification Certificate
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Work as a Consultant in

  • Permaculture
  • Sustainability
  • Environmental Management

Modules

Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the CERTIFICATE IN PERMACULTURE CONSULTING.
 PERMACULTURE SYSTEMS BHT201
  PERMACULTURE - ADVANCED BHT301
 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE FOR CONSULTANTS BBS301
 
Elective ModulesIn addition to the core modules, students study any 3 of the following 10 modules.
 ALTERNATIVE (RENEWABLE) ENERGY VSS102 VSS102
 HERB CULTURE BHT114
 PERMACULTURE II (PLANTS FOR PERMACULTURE) VSS105
 PERMACULTURE III (ANIMALS IN PERMACULTURE) VSS106
 PERMACULTURE IV (DESIGN FOR PERMACULTURE) VSS107
 GOAT HUSBANDRY BAG223
 NUT PRODUCTION BHT219
 POULTRY HUSBANDRY BAG208
 TREES FOR REHABILITATION (LANDCARE REAFFORESTATION) BHT205
 BUSH TUCKER PLANTS BHT328
 

Note that each module in the CERTIFICATE IN PERMACULTURE CONSULTING is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.


Learn to Create Landscapes in Harmony with the Needs of Both Man and Nature

Permaculture is part of a global awareness of how the human condition is interwoven into our environment. The broader global community of engineers, architects, planners and land managers are today, more than ever; aware of how important it is to develop biophilic landscapes.

A permaculture landscape can be small or large, rural or urban; but it will always be contrived to balance the needs of people with the needs of nature. In doing so it should provide wide ranging benefits to those who inhabit that landscape.

Environmental Benefits

  • Better water management
  • Reduction in the urban heat island affect
  • Climate change abatement
  • Biodiversity
  • Reduction in air pollution
  • Reduction in wasted energy
  • Carbon reduction
  • Noise attenuation

Economic Benefits

  • Food production improves food security
  • Other harvestable produce (eg. wood, fibre, etc)
  • Property values may improve
  • Extended building life
  • Buildings can be future proofed
  • Increased liveability -enabling higher density with decreased footprint
  • Decreased water management costs
  • Decreased energy costs
  • Healthier environments maje healthier people
  • Increased productivity and cognition Increased health and healing rates

 Social Benefits

  •  Contributes to sustainability, resilience, and environmental concerns
  •  Enhancing densification, walkability and revitalisation in cities
  •  Stress reduction and stress recovery
  •  Increased well being
  •  Increased community engagement
  •  Decreased violence and crime
  •  Increased productivity and cognition
  •  Increased healing rates
  •  Increased retail sales
  •  Aesthetic response
  •  Increased food security

 Social Benefits

 A well designed permaculture landscape contributes to social coherence, stability and resilience

  • It can enhance densification, walkability and revitalisation in cities
  • People have reduced stress and better stress recovery
  • Increased well being
  • Increased community engagement
  • Decreased violence and crime
  • Increased productivity and cognition
  • Increased healing rates
  • Increased retail sales
  • Aesthetic response
  • Increased food security

AFTER YOUR STUDY

This course provides you with a knowledge beyond just that of a permaculture designer; and builds an awareness of possibilities for developing future opportunities.

It is particularly relevant to anyone wanting to be the best they can be as a permaculture consultant. It sets you on a path toward that goal.




Course Contributors

The following academics were involved in the development and/or updating of this course.

Marie Beerman

Marie has over 10 years in horticulture and education in both Australia and Germany. Marie has been a co author of several ebooks in recent years, including "Roses" and "Climbing Plants".
Marie's qualifications include B. Sc., M.Hort. Dip. Bus. Cert. Lds

Bob James (Horticulturist)

Bob has over 50 years of experience in horticulture across both production sectors (Crops and nursery) and amenity sectors of the industry.
He holds a Diploma in Agriculture and Degree in Horticulture from the University of Queensland; as well as a Maste

Timothy Walker B.A.(Botany), RHS.M. Hort., Post.Grad.Dip.Ed.

Botanist, Horticulturist and Gardener. Author and lecturer at Somerville College, Oxford. After training at a number of gardens including Windsor Great Park, and the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew commenced work at Oxford Botanic Gardens in 1986. Appointed as





Tutors

Meet some of the tutors that guide the students through this course.

Kara Wight

Kara gained an HND in Animal Care and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Applied Bioscience and Zoology. She has a wide range of experience working with animals such dogs, small pets, birds, zoo animals, British wildlife and reptiles. Kara gained this experience working within animal parks, canine rescue centres and a wildlife hospital. She also managed an animal care training facility for a college. At this training facility she instructed and lectured students within Animal Care and Veterinary Nursing from National Certificate level to Higher National Diploma levels.

Kara also gained an HND in Photography and Imaging and has 5 years’ experience within this sector. She ran a small portraiture and wedding photography business and also exhibited work in art exhibitions. Kara gained more experience photographing sporting and festival events.

Kara currently runs a pet care and training business in the UK and also has entry to undertake her MSc in International Animal Welfare, Ethics and Law this academic year.

Gaynor Hartley

Dip.Hort.Sc., Cert.Tiss.Cult., MAIH

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