This qualification relates to individuals who work as project supervisors and designers for private clients or organisations. They require high level permaculture design skills and knowledge in a broad range of areas in keeping with permaculture’s multi-disciplinary nature. They may be involved in supervising individuals and teams of people on urban and rural work sites and in community projects.

The qualification is suited to learners who wish to work at the supervisory level within permaculture design projects and may involve the supervision of others and working with people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


This qualification relates to those individuals who work either independently or in teams to establish and maintain permaculture systems for private clients, organisations or community entities. 


They perform tasks involving a broad range of skilled applications in a wide variety of contexts, which may involve application of some discretion and judgement in selecting equipment, elements in a design or contingency measures.

The qualification is suited to learners who wish to work at the skilled tradesman level within permaculture projects and enterprises, and may involve supervision of others and working with people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


This qualification provides occupation outcomes for individuals to work in a leadership capacity for organisations, groups or enterprises. They require a whole system approach to planning, designing, managing and implementing integrated permaculture projects and programs, permaculture community programs, and the operation of permaculture enterprises.

The qualification is suited to learners who wish to work within organisations and enterprises where skills in strategic planning and project management, natural system and land use planning, and specialist permaculture design are required. Work is likely to involve working with teams of people at the strategic level as well as working with people of diverse backgrounds and abilities.

No occupational licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication

AHCSS00048 Permaculture Demonstrator Skill Set

These units provide credit towards a Certificate III in Permaculture.

These competencies meet the industry requirements for those providing practical instruction to small groups of learners.

Target group: School teachers and permaculture demonstrators.


Skill Set Requirements

AHCPER301

Research and communicate information on permaculture principles and practices

AHCPER303

Maintain integrated plant and animal systems

AHCPER316

Select plant and animal species in a permaculture system

AHCPER321

Demonstrate permaculture practices to small groups of learners