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Non-Accredited Training Introduction to Permaculture Design


This course explores permaculture ethics, principles and design themes and introduces basic design techniques. Special attention is given to Canberra's climate, water availability, soil types and vegetation. You will gain the skills and knowledge to create and implement a permaculture design for a specific site.


Non-Accredited Training - Introduction to Permaculture Design

Course No:



CIT Bruce 


3 x 3 hour night sessions + 2 x half day Saturdays.
Term 2 2024
3x Monday nights (6th, 13th 20th May): 5:30pm - 8:30pm
2x Saturday half days (11th, 18th May): 9am - 1pm

Cost Info:

Enrolment fees for this course are based on the costs per subject as indicated below. Subject costs identified as Full Fee receive no government subsidy. Concessions are not available. The fees below apply unless training as an apprentice or trainee.

Indicative Cost:


Likely Job Outcome:

This short course gives you the skills and knowledge to create and implement a permaculture design for a specific site. The skills you learn from this course may enhance current horticulture skills. With further study could lead to a career in permaculture.

Application Type:

Full Fee

Additional Information

This short course is open to interested community members and existing CIT Horticulture students. The cost is $325.

Entry Requirements

Skills Recognition

To study any course at CIT (excluding non-accredited training) you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI).

Literacy Skills Information

We suggest that you will need Australian Core Skills Framework literacy levels of at least 3 across reading, writing, learning, oral communication and, depending on your course of study, numeracy skills to successfully complete this course. If you do not have this level, you can still enrol and seek support to improve your skills or you may prefer to begin with the lower level course. Please visit Foundation Skills.

Transition Information

Qualifications at CIT are regularly updated or replaced to meet current industry needs and maximise your employment opportunities. If this occurs while you are part way through a qualification, you may need to vary your learning to meet the new national requirements. CIT will aim to make this as smooth as possible for you.

Subject Cancellations/Changes

To ensure positive outcomes for all students, CIT may need to cancel or change classes at short notice. CIT will make every effort to inform students as soon as changes are made and will also make every effort to offer alternative arrangements for students to meet the requirements of the subject and complete their qualification. In an unfortunate instance when this cannot be met, you will receive a full refund. Please ensure you maintain current contact details via CIT Self Service or by contacting CIT Student Services at

Subject Information

Complete 1 subject

Core: Complete 1 subject

  • Introduction to Permaculture Design
    • CIT Code: HORT1382
      Cost: Full fee $325.00

      The purpose of the Permaculture short course is to provide and introduction to Permaculture design, which mimics nature to grow food and supply other human needs while also benefiting the environment.

      Prerequisites: Nil

Related Courses

Diploma Horticulture AHC50416
Certificate III Horticulture AHC30722
Certificate III Parks and Gardens AHC31021
Certificate III Landscape Construction AHC30921
Certificate III Conservation and Ecosystem Management AHC31421
Certificate III Sports Turf Management AHC31319

More Information

For more information about this course please contact CIT Student Services on (02) 6207 3188 or email