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CV90 - Graduate Certificate in Permaculture Design

Overview

At a glance

Study the Graduate Certificate in Permaculture Design and equip yourself with the knowledge and skills necessary to work and live more sustainably. Graduates will be able to apply the ethics and principles of permaculture to a variety of professional settings and have the potential to become consultants, designers and educators in permaculture.

Study modes Distance
Courses/units 4/24
Availability Distance Education 
Duration 0.5 years full-time, 1 year part-time
Intake dates March


Career opportunities

A Graduate Certificate in Permaculture Design will prepare you with the skills, knowledge and experience to apply sustainable initiatives to any previous studies and discipline. You will be able to apply the ethics and principles of permaculture to a variety of professional settings and have the potential to become a consultant, designer and educator in permaculture.

Details

Summary

By studying the Graduate Certificate in Permaculture Design, you will learn how to practise and promote sustainability in the key areas of food production, building, energy systems, culture and education, health and wellbeing, finance and community governance.

There is an emerging global interest across a variety of disciplines in permaculture especially with changes in climate and the need to increase sustainable living. This course is specifically designed for those who want to apply sustainable initiatives to their previous studies and discipline and develop their understanding of how to live, work  and promote more sustainable patterns of living in order to meet the needs of current and future generations.

Structure and assessment

Program Structure

You are required to complete four core units.

Course information

For example units you could study as part of the Graduate Certificate in Permaculture Design course please click here.

If you have any questions regarding this course, call 13 27 86.

Residential Schools

The core unit, Permaculture Design in Practice, requires that all students attend a residential school.  Click here to view Residential Schools for all units.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements

For entry into the Graduate Certificate in Permaculture Design you must have completed a Bachelor degree in any discipline from an Australian university or international equivalent.

Fees and scholarships

Fees

Degree-level students should check their Offer Letter to confirm the type of place they have been offered as this determines which fees apply to their enrolment. Students offered

  • Commonwealth supported places are liable to pay Student Contributions;
  • domestic full-fee places are liable to pay Tuition Fees;
  • international full-fee places are liable to pay International Tuition Fees.

In addition to these fees, degree-level students pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee. NOTE: Some students who are exempt from paying Student Contributions and Tuition Fees, e.g. Research Higher Degree candidates, will be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee.

Fees are calculated upon enrolment, and recalculated after any enrolment change made prior to census date. Fees are also recalculated after administrative changes or updates are made to a student record, e.g. changes to citizenship status or Fee Liability Category.

Once calculated, fees can be viewed by logging into MyCentre, which also allows students to view and print Fee Notices on demand. The due date for payment is detailed on the Fee Notice.

PLEASE NOTE that paper Fee Notices are not issued by CQUniversity – students must access their Fee Notices in MyCentre.

For current degree-level fee schedules and information about HELP schemes, please select from the following:

Scholarships

Please see our Scholarships site for scholarships that you may be interested in.

How to Apply

Applying

You've made an excellent choice. Now that you've decided to train or study at CQUniversity, the next step is to apply, and we're here to assist you every step of the way.

You can apply to study Graduate Certificate in Permaculture Design by clicking the Apply Now button below.

Apply Now

For Western Australia applicants please use our Apply WA portal.

Should you require any assistance please contact our Student Advice team by calling 13 27 86 or send us an email via http://contactus.cqu.edu.au.

For more information on applying for Graduate Certificate in Permaculture Design, please click here.

For further information

If you have any questions about the course, please call us on 13 27 86.

You can also register your interest to stay up-to-date with course developments, application timelines and events happening in your area.

Register your interest

Key dates

06 MAR
Term 1 HED classes start
09 APR
Tertiary Studies & Careers Expo Adelaide (TSCEA)
21 APR
STEPS Information Session
04 MAY
VCE and Careers Expo