About Accredited Permaculture Training

Accredited Permaculture Training, or APT™, was developed by Permaculture International Ltd, a long-standing, dedicated Permaculture organisation, in conjunction with Hortus – a registered training organisation, delivering accredited training packages to a range of land-based industries such as agriculture, landcare and horticulture. All accredited permaculture training is competency based. i.e. when you are competent in a certain area you can be assessed. This may vary in time and energy according to previously-acquired skills. The learning emphasis is on practical work – building, gardening, planning and organising.

APT is nationally recognised and is consistent with other current training packages. All of the accredited permaculture training courses are embedded in the Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation Training Package.

These courses are undertaken through Skills Strategies International (SSI) as the Registered Training Organisation (RTO). RTO Code 2401. Candlelight Farm works in partnership with SSI to offer the following nationally recognised qualifications.

Certificate I, II, III, IV and Diploma. Permaculture Demonstrator Skills Set.

AHC10416 CI Permaculture – 6 units 600 hours (one semester full-time or one year part-time).

This course is suited for Yr 10-12 as VET programs in schools and for those with learning difficulties.

AHC21716 CII Permaculture – 15 units 800 hours (one semester full-time or one year part-time).

This course is suited for Yr 10-12 as VET programs in schools and for those more able students. It is also suitable for adults who work in community gardens or other community-based projects and endeavours.

AHC33816 CIII Permaculture – 15 units 900 hours (one semester full-time or one year part-time).

This course is appropriate for thsoe who have already undertaken a Permaculture Design Course (PDC) and who wish to further their education, skills and knowledge.

AHC42116 CIV Permaculture – 12 units 1100 hours (one year full-time).

Ideally suited for those who wish to become designers of permaculture systems. This is an online course and enquiries can be made to Skills Strategies International in Balcatta, WA.

AHC52116 Diploma Permaculture – 10 units 1200 hours (one year full-time).

Suited for those who are, or will be, managing permaculture-related businesses and who act as designers and consultants.

AHCSS00048 Permaculture Demonstrator Skills Set – 3 units 200 hours.

Four units of AHC33616 CIII Permaculture are undertaken as an online course. Satisfactory completion of this Skills Set enables graduates to deliver CI and CII Permaculture.

As with all accredited training courses teachers must also possess a current TAE40116 CIV Training and Assessment qualification.

Note: the hours specified above are nominal, typical examples.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Qualification can be obtained by recognising prior knowledge and skills, experience and work already produced. Assessments involve providing evidence of competencies obtained. Ideally suited for CIII to Diploma.