Permaculture Course, Best Value PDC course in Australia.


Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) on 29 July - 9 August 2017 at Noosa Forest Retreat, a unique lush organic 160 acre holistic community & permaculture demonstration site in Australia on the beautiful Queensland Sunshine Coast.




What We Do Best

Certified Educators

3 community teachers presenting the course sharing their valuable knowledge, decades of collective experience and offering individual attention after class hours     

+  Wealth of expertise with specialist guest speakers; permaculture architect, Queensland environmental layer, urban permaculture, raw food & life extension research, Australian fungi specialist & more.

Shared community living

Live on and enjoy an established  permaculture community in Australia's beautiful sub tropical Queensland growing abundant and nutritious food. Learn to; design and

implement your own (and for others) sustainable systems, landscape design, how to evaluate the soil, and much, much more!

Support your Charity

Five percent of profits from PDC course goes to Australian & international Permaculture Aid Charity: to go to third world countries and teach them the PDC, as well as bring tools, seeds, and volunteers to set up the permaculture systems for their communities.

The Founder & Educator

Ian, daughter Bliss & Bill Mollison

Ian Trew is co-founder of Noosa Forest Retreat Holistic Permaculture community in Queensland and keynote presenter. Previously presented with Bill Mollison, co-creator of permaculture.

One of the early permaculture teacher gatherings in Australia with Permaculture co-founder David Holmgren. Ian has been practising permaculture, integrated & holistic health for over 25 years. 

David Holmgren, Ian Trew, Robyn Francis & Robina

Sam ChamptaloupStudent

" I was studying architecture at Australian university when I took the PDC Course at Noosa Forest Retreat. After the PDC course I applied for a job at a prominent Queensland Ecological Architecture firm before I finished my degree.  Utilising the knowledge and confidence I obtained in the PDC I have not only secured a job with a great architecture organisation but also had the opportunity  to return to Noosa Forest Retreat and present my developing interest on permaculture and architecture.  Thank you Noosa Forest Retreat for a great course, life changing experience and ongoing community support." 

Get your PDC certificate

The world recognized Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC), certifies that you have completed the 72 hour PDC curriculum providing you with the knowledge and confidence to offer   permaculture garden consultations, create detailed healthy sustainable property designs for your self and offer these services to others as well.

Get your hands dirty!

In this course we practise what we learn. Our teaching facility is located on a lush 160 acre shared community property in Queensland Australia, where you can see permaculture in action and get confident with practical experience and optional extra curricula activities on the community property.

Best valued course

We are celebrating our 10th year anniversary. The PDC Course offers lowest price guaranteed.  Enjoy these prices for the last time this year. The course takes place from 29 July to 09 August 2017.

How can we offer such Value? Community property, teaching, housing, kitchen staff and no franchise fees which makes sure we have low overhead and the best valued PDC Course available.

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What's in the course? 

Course date: 29 July-09 August 2017

  • 72 Hours  of inspiring, life affirming and life changing permaculture teaching, to cover the world recognised PDC curriculum by Bill Mollison
  • Healthy lunch each day prepared with healthy farm fresh organic  and local ingredients from our community chef
  • A handbook for notes to write in and take home
  • Hands-on extra curricula permaculture action & practicals 
  • Relax, Rejuvenate and enjoy Australia's  Subtropical climate on Queensland's beautiful Sunshine Coast.

  • Free camping in beautiful lush natural setting, bring your own tent (limited private and share rooms available as extra see below)
  • Yoga and Meditation mornings (optional)
  • Free Access to; Office, internet, phone, AV equipment, library and laundry
  • A deeper empowering understanding of yourself, human culture, the planet, food and health.
  • Connect with, spend time and make lifetime friends with others who share your interest in health & sustainability.

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If you are not satisfied with the PDC course after day 1, you can get a full refund with no questions asked. We fully believe in providing you with the best education possible and only want to teach to students who enjoy and value the course.

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