Permaculture Design Certificate Course Australia

Permaculture Courses Australia - Next Permaculture Design Course (PDC Course), Sunshine Coast
22 March - 02 April 2019



Best value Australia Permaculture Design Certificate course (PDC course) at Noosa Forest Retreat, a 160 acre Holistic Community & Education Center in the United Nations accredited Biosphere of Noosa Hinterland, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia - from $1495 student special.




Permaculture community & Design Course Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

What We Do Best

Certified Permaculture Course Educators

Team of community teachers;  Ian Trew (Ba Psychology & Health Science) & Chrissy Laurikainen (Ba. Enviro Sc),  along with Noosa Forest Retreat team of community specialist presenters. You will benefit from our collective community experience, inspiration & valuable knowledge. Individual attention after class and post course to offer you best Permaculture course & ongoing journey possible.   Specialist guests presenting on;* Urban Permaculture Design  *Master Permaculture Design *Fungi, *Mindfulness Training *Natural Movement *Food preservation *life extension *Cell grazing *Holistic Management & more. 

Literally a "life Affirming & Life Transforming course"

Shared Permaculture Community Living

Live on and enjoy a grass roots developing  permaculture  Australia community in  beautiful sub tropical Noosa, Sunshine Coast, Queensland. Noosa Forest Retreat community is a living example of a small group working together to develop sustainable, nutritious permaculture food systems in a shared natural environment. 

Noosa Forest Retreat Community is  being developed to nourish mind, body and soul while looking after the greater body of the earth!  Learn to; design and implement sustainable systems (for yourself & others). You will gain valuable  skills in landscape design, how to evaluate the soil, grow nutrient rich food, life changing Bio-hacks to achieve peak health & vitality and much, much more!

Support  Permaculture Charity Work

Five percent of profits from Permaculture courses (PDC) goes to Permaculture Australian & international Aid for Permaculture Courses and Permaculture Charity: to go to third world countries and teach them the PDC, as well as bring much needed basic hand  tools, seeds, and volunteers to help with permaculture design and set up of permaculture systems for their communities. Noosa Forest Retreat Community also offers professional development pathways with graduate internships,  permaculture practical courses and teacher training to those wanting to take their permaculture design journey further! Graduates are welcomed to the Noosa Forest Retreat extended Community & have oppourtunity for ongoing support & return visits to enjoy the ultimate in healthy holidays, development & lifestyle!

The Founder & Keynote Permaculture Teacher

Ian Trew Permaculture Teacher & consultant
Permaculture design course teacher Ian Trew, daughter Bliss & permaculture course co-founder Bill Mollison

Ian Trew is; keynote presenter and permaculture teacher of the permaculture courses, co-founder of Noosa Forest Retreat Holistic Community and Permaculture design course education center and manager of Beach Health Retreat  on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Queensland Australia. Previously presented with Bill Mollison, co-creator with David Holmgren of permaculture in Australia.

One of the first permaculture course Australia teacher gatherings in New South Wales Australia with Permaculture co-founder David Holmgren. Ian has been practising permaculture, integrated & holistic health for over 28 years. 

Permaculture design Teachers

Permaculture course Australia convergence; David Holmgren, Ian Trew, Tanya Madgwick,  Robina McCurdy, Robyn Francis

Sam Champtaloup Student

" I was studying architecture in Australia at Queensland University when I took the Permaculture Design Course (PDC) at Noosa Forest Retreat with a fantastic, diverse and inspiring group of students from all walks of life. Utilising the knowledge and confidence I obtained in the Permaculture Course (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 permaculture course, life changing experience and ongoing community support." 

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Permaculture course opening ceremony Noosa Forest Retreat

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Permaculture course graduation day

Noosa Forest Retreat, Sunshine Coast Australia

Get your PDC Australia issued certificate. (Australia is the origin and home of permaculture design)

The world recognized and famous Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC), certifies that you have completed the 72 hour PDC (permaculture course) including; 12 unit curriculum, 36 classes plus practicals and design exercise.  Our residential Australia permaculture courses gently guide you through the life changing PDC  journey providing all the support and encouragement you need. You will obtain the overall knowledge, confidence and skills to offer; a range of permaculture, farm & garden services and consultations. You will also obtain permaculture design skills and professional network contacts to save thousands of dollars creating and implementing detailed healthy sustainable property designs for your self, family and friends; or make an income offering permaculture design, implementation & maintenance services to others as a business. Inspiring, supporting and empowering you to help make the world a better healthier place for all beings!

Get your hands dirty!

The permaculture design course focuses on design but  does include  a chance to practice some of  what you learn. Noosa Forest Retreat also offers a 4 day practical following the design course.  Our permaculture Australia teaching facility is located on a lush 160 acre shared community property in the United Nations awarded Noosa Biosphere on the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Queensland. One of biggest Australian permaculture  projects where you can see permaculture in action and get confident with practical exercises and optional extra curricula activities an on this beautiful lush Australian permaculture community property.

Best permaculture course value

We are celebrating our 10th year anniversary of permaculture Australia education. Our PDC, Best Permaculture Course price and satisfaction guarantee.  Enjoy these special prices for the last time in Australia with the 2019  permaculture course (PDC) from 22 March to 02 April 2019. Price rising for future permaculture courses to cover cost of new teaching center.

How can we offer permaculture courses with best prices? With a Community permaculture  property and teaching team; including housing, kitchen staff,  no franchise fees, rent, mortgage etc. Being a community allows for  the lowest overheads and the best permaculture Course value.

$300 Permaculture Course Discount for early sign up Students & Couples!

What's in the PDC Australia permaculture course? 

First of only two 2019 Noosa Forest Retreat Permaculture Course dates: 22 March to 02 April 2019.    

  • 72 Hours  of inspiring, life affirming and life changing permaculture course teaching, to cover the world recognised PDC Australia curriculum by Permaculture co-originators Bill Mollison & David Holmgren
  • Healthy lunch each day prepared with healthy farm fresh organic  and local ingredients from our community chef
  • An extensive & exclusive NFR handbook of course notes & course materials to reference & take home (only available to NFR PDC students)!
  • Hands-on extra curricula permaculture action, biohacks & practicals 
  • Relax, Rejuvenate and enjoy Australia's  Subtropical climate in Noosa's beautiful Sunshine Coast, Queensland.

  • Free camping in beautiful lush natural setting bordering National Park, bring your own tent (limited private and share rooms available as extra see below)
  • Yoga & Meditation morning (optional)
  • Free Access to; Office, internet, phone, AV equipment, library, bathroom & laundry.
  • A deeper understanding and empowering experience of life, yourself, human culture, the planet, food and health.
  • Connect, work with and make lifetime friends with others who share your interest in integrated natural health, sustainability and best permaculture practice in Australia.
  • Exclusive follow up community access and support for your projects.

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Twin Share 

  • 22 March - 02 April 2019 
  •  $1,995 
  •  Early bird/student & couple $1696

PayPal payment.
Credit card option available via the Paypal checkout.

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BYO Tent

  • 22 March - 02 April 2019  Full use student house; kitchen, bathroom, laundry, library wifi etc. NFR can also supply tent 
  • Working $1,795
  • Early bird/Student & Couple  $1,495

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Credit card option available via the Paypal checkout.
Please call to book PDC by phone or for student special !
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Private room

  • 22 March - 02 April 2019 
  •  $2,195  
  • Early bird/student & couple $1895

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4 Day Practical Permaculture Course 

following the PDC - limited spots only   

GET $200 OFF: Normally $799 for 4 days 

Includes camping accommodation, tuition  & food

Phone Office to book, Private & share rooms also available

Only $599 when booked together with PDC course. 

4 days practical course, including food and accommodation 

Phone the office to book as package deal with PDC!

Call +61 (07) 5409 7599 

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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 not only the best Permaculture Course education possible but also the inspiration and  community to support your ongoing permaculture journey and only want to teach to students who enjoy and really value the permaculture course (PDC).

Get Your PDC Certificate now!