We offer you choice like no other permaculture training organisation in the world.

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  1. You can study online with our experienced sister organisation PermacultureVisions.com
  2. You can learn purely by immersion through doing workshops at Permaculture Wollongong Institute. When you have done the 20 units in permaculture you are awarded your Permaculture Design Course Certificate. You will develop your practical experience by learning on some of the most mature permaculture sites in the world.
  3. You can do both: study online and supplement the theory with workshops. This is our new hybrid system. This can help speed up your training by eliminating the need to send in homework for each topic and help you build hands-on skills. If you have submitted most of your Permaculture Design Course topics with an on-site course but lost momentum, you can now pick up the remaining topics with our online training and vice-versa.

Our online training has been running since 1993 and is now in more than 60 countries. You can choose to study partly online and partly on-site with a range of different sites worldwide. Or you can choose a face-to-face course with an affiliated institute to learn with our approved instructors. If you did most of your Permaculture Design Course topics with an on-site course but dropped out early, you can now pick up the remaining topics with our online training and vice-versa.

Our on-site training is based at our Permaculture food forest in Wollongong which mature and productive.  We also have also started a network of elders worldwide. Here is our growing list of affiliated institutes.

Build your permaculture training portfolio:

Module 1.
Introduction to Permaculture Concepts

Module 2.
Understanding Permaculture Elements

Module 3:
Design In Practice

Permaculture Ethics (3hrs)­

Related workshops: Ethics and People Care in Practice.

Soils (2hrs)

Related workshops: Building Soil, Compost Lasagne, Huglekultur, Worm-farms, Waste-gardens

Permaculture Village Development (2hrs)

Related workshops: Building Social networks, Village design

Recycling and Waste disposal (Domestic).(2hrs)

Related workshops: Upcycling, creative constructions, green-tech solutions

Forests and Trees (2hrs)

Related workshops: Food Forest, Living Fencing, Seed raising, Weaving

Patterns in Design (2hrs)

Related workshops: Art, Weaving, Creative Constructions

Natural System And Design Principles (4hrs)

Related workshops: workshops based on the development and connection of elements: upcycled Wormfarms, integrated pest management.

Water (2hrs)

Related workshops: Swales, Workshops with contour management.

Design for catastrophe (2hrs)

Related workshops: Solar-power, Handling Fire, Off-grid solutions, community resilience.

Cultivated Ecology (5hrs)

Related workshops: Animal husbandry, Seed-saving and propagation, Indoor and outdoor food production

Aquaculture and Mariculture (1hr)

Related workshops: water systems and water plants

Appropriate Energy Conserving Technology (2hrs)

Related workshops: green-tech solutions

Wildlife Management and Biological Pest Control (2hrs)

Related workshops: Intergrated pest management IPM, living with Wild-Life

Supplies (1hr)

Related workshops: community building workshops ie. recycling, bush-tucker, saving seed from our food, upcycling, social networking

Buildings and Structures (3hrs)

Related workshops: Solar passive design, constructions with natural materials,

Understanding different Classical Landscape Profiles (2hrs)

Related workshops: Soils, Water, Living fencing, rare-animals, bush-tucker, living with wildlife.

Recycling (Community and Industrial) (40min)

Related workshops: Community Upcycling fundays, network activities, green-tech solutions

How Permaculture Trainees Operate (1hr)

Related workshops: Social Entrepreneurship,

Student’s contribution and assessment of the Course. (1hr)

Final Design, Plan, Design, Draw and Evaluate (6hrs)

This subject can be done on your own or in a specialist design group.