PDC 2021 @ Telopea Mtn Monbulk Feb – June 147hrs book Emerald com house
The funded PDC 2020 @ Monbulk PDC 147 hrs is off running but the waitlist now open for 2021 class with names being taken via Emerald community house, cost for 2021 is not set yet but well below $1000 not $3000-$5600 as elsewhere, 2021 cost is not known until Nov 2020 (it depends on the funding body)
This is Our flagship course covering the Full Permaculture Design Course, PDC + Applied permaculture skills certificate, we call these permaculture level 1&2 as we then run a 10 day advanced PDC level 3 class with fruit trees through to food forest ( with 13 days to choose from) since 2017 we also run a level 4 advanced PDC , in 2017 it was 4 days on renovate an orchard , in 2020 it will be a 4-5 day class in designing a food forest or edible forest garden.
147hr PDC is 2 certificates and runs Tuesdays from the 3rd Tues in Feb until end June normally with 4 days for visits and BD compost making held on Sat or Sundays,
The New 15 day PDC Plus 112hrs will commence in 2020 July14th to 6th Oct running on Tuesdays & 4 Saturdays all 9am-4.30pm this class i similar to the Feb class with extra site visits and time to make a full compost along with 2 additional subjects with Intro to Biodynamics and Retrosuburbia covered.
this class will run independant so no funding but will not cost the same as some charge for the 2 classes being about $5600 (@ tyagalum NSW) is the only equivalent class in Australia at present.
The 80 Hr Ringwood PDC is full for 2020,, this runs over 12 sessions, 9 are on Thursdays 9-4.30 and 3 on a Sat (or Sunday) for visits & sessions @ Telopea Mtn Permaculture in Monbulk and other permaculture properties, classes on the Thursdays are held at Central Ringwood community House off Bedford road and is near Ringwood railway station
The 80hr Kinglake class has transferred to Kushala Prem running this course, he has been a tutor for years on all our 3 PDC's we run, most tutors we use are still teaching their sections on this class starting Sept in 2020 Peter & Silvia will still run a couple of sessions on our farm, 2019 went terrific and 2020 will have a similar start date.
OUR Permaculture Design Course @ Telopea Mtn- we were pleased to be a finalist for this PDC in the Govt training awards in 2015, it was great recognition for Permaculture itself as an independent industry in its own right.
This class was nominated under the category of Outstanding PATHWAYS Program to future education & work) which is terrific as this is our particular focus with our PDC, we have been often loan crusaders trying to get Permies to be more professional and gain real yields for their work, in this current time it means getting jobs or your own paid work.
To add to this Peter was made a “Permaculture Elder” at the Australian conference in Perth 2016 while Silvia was the first to receive a “Community Service to Permaculture” award, for all her 25+ years work in the permaculture community
Full Permaculture Design Course, PDC + Applied permaculture skills certificate, it runs each Tues 9am -4.30 plus 4 of either Sat or Sunday 9am-4.30pm. starts Tues 16th FEB 2021
This is not just the very basic 72hr course, its twice as long due to so much new information to cover since 1981, we also include many real skills with strong skills in the areas of growing food, fruits, veggies and meat.
We cover all Bill's black book which is the international syllabus for the PDC but we also use the Vic Educators Group syllabus which as been approved to be the national curriculum since 2018, we also add much more pure horticulture subjects as that's what 680 successful past students have asked for, these extras have made it easier for many to claim RCC or RPL in Diploma of Permacutlure in Australia, most of our tutors have this formal APT qualification
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