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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 year 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 program 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 courses.

Course information

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

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

Residential Schools

Residential schools are required to complete this course via Distance. See more details

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 of Admission 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 Tuition Fees.

In addition to these fees, degree-level students will also be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee. Some students who are exempt from paying Student Contributions and Tuition Fees will be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee.

Fees are calculated approximately 3 to 4 weeks prior to the commencement of each term. Once calculated, fees can be viewed by logging into CQUcentral and accessing account details in the Student Centre. CQUcentral allows students to view and print Fee Notices on demand and as a result we no longer post out hard copy invoices. The due date for payment is detailed on the Fee Notice.

Fees are calculated on the basis of your enrolment, so any enrolment change - add or drop - could adjust the fees due for the term. Fees are recalculated daily and student accounts updated to reflect any enrolment changes made in the previous 24 hours. Fees are also recalculated when accessing the online payment facility through the Student Centre in CQUcentral.

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 a postgraduate degree via our online application system. For Western Australia applicants please use Apply WA portal. Application link with be available here from 12 noon on Tuesday 18 October 2016.

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 or program, please call us on 13 27 86.

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

Register your interest

Key dates

27 AUG
Cairns Open Day
01 SEP
Adelaide Information Session
04 SEP
Gladstone Open Day
10 SEP
Townsville Open Day