Permaculture Design Certificate Course

Next 12-Day Residential PDC Course Sunshine Coast | 23 Nov - 04 Dec 2018



Australia's best valued Permaculture Design Certificate course (PDC course) at the Noosa Forest Retreat, a 160 acre holistic community & education centre in the Noosa Hinterland, QLD Australia - from $1495 early bird special.




Permaculture community & Design Course Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

What We Do Best

Certified Permaculture Course Educators

2 community teachers; Ian Trew & Chrissy Laurikainen  co-presenting the Permaculture course along with guest speakers,  sharing their inspiration, valuable knowledge, decades of collective experience and offering individual attention after class hours     

+  Wealth of expertise with specialist guest speakers on;  Queensland environmental lawyer, urban permaculture, mindfulness training, fungi, food preservation & life extension, Cell grazing, holistic management specialist & more.

Shared permaculture community living

Live on and enjoy a developing  permaculture  Australia community in beautiful sub tropical Queensland developing nutritious permaculture food systems in an environment being set up to nourish mind body and soul while looking after the greater body of the earth! Learn to; design and

implement your own (and for others) sustainable systems, landscape design, how to evaluate the soil, grow nutrient rich food, ultimate biohacks, achieve peak health & vitality and much, much more!

Support  Permaculture Charity work

Five percent of profits from Permaculture course (PDC) goes to Permaculture Australian & international Permaculture Course Aid, 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 design and set up the permaculture systems for their communities.

The Founder & Permaculture Educator

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

Ian Trew is keynote presenter of permaculture course, co-founder of Noosa Forest Retreat Holistic Permaculture course education centre communtiy and manager of Beach Health Retreat  in Queensland Australia. Previously presented with Bill Mollison, co-creator 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 Teachers

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

Sam ChamptaloupStudent

" I was studying architecture in Australia at Queensland University when I took the Permaculture Design Course (PDC) at Noosa Forest Retreat. 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)

The world recognized and famous Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC), certifies that you have completed the 72 hour PDC (permaculture course) including; 12 unit curriculum, practicals and design exercise. A residential permaculture course guides you through the 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 services, farm & garden 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 offering permaculture design, implementation & maintenance services to others as a business. Empowering you to help make the world a better healthier place for all beings!

Get your hands dirty!

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

Best valued permaculture course

We are celebrating our 10th year anniversary of permaculture Australia education. The PDC, Permaculture Course offers best price and satisfaction guarantee.  Enjoy these prices for the last time this year. Next available permaculture course (PDC Australia) takes place from 23 Nov - 04 Dec 2018

How can we offer such Value? Community property, Community PDC teachers, housing, kitchen staff and no franchise fees which makes sure we have the lowest overheads and the best valued PDC (permaculture Course) in Australia available.

$300 Discount For First 6 Signups!

What's in the PDC Australia permaculture course? 

Course date: 23 November to 04 December 2018    

  • 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
  • A handbook for notes to write in and take home
  • Hands-on extra curricula permaculture action, biohacks & 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 & Meditation morning (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 and permaculture in Australia.
  • Follow up support for your projects.

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Shared room

  • 23 Nov - 04 Dec 2018 
  • Regular $1,995
  • Early Bird $1,695 

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BYO Tent

  • 23 Nov - 04 Dec 2018 
  • Regular $1,795
  • Early Bird $1,495 

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Private room

  • 23 Nov - 04 Dec 2018 
  • Regular $2,095
  • Early Bird $1,795 

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4 Day Practical Permaculture Course 

following the PDC - limited spots only   

GET $300 OFF: Normally $799 for 4 days 

Only $499 when booked together with PDC course. 

4 days practical course, including food and accommodation 

Phone the office to book as package deal with PDC!

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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 Australian Permaculture education possible and only want to teach to students who enjoy and value the permaculture course (PDC).

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