PCA

Empowering effective agents of change for a better world… Permaculture College Australia Inc  (PCA) is a non-profit incorporated organisation providing quality training and education in permaculture design and practices.Founded by permaculture pioneer, Robyn Francis, PCA is based at Djanbung Gardens in Northern NSW Australia, where it delivers accredited vocational training and professional development for permaculture …

What is permaculture?

Aerial photo of Djanbung Gardens

Permaculture is essentially about designing sustainable environments with the focus being on how we provide our needs in a way that works with nature’s processes and ecology. Based on the words Permanent (as in sustainable) and Culture (including agri-culture), Permaculture addresses all aspects of human culture, not only food production but how we build, how …

What is the difference between Permaculture College Australia Inc and Djanbung Gardens?

Permaculture College Australia Inc is a not-for-profit sustainability training organization which conducts the accredited vocational training and community education programs at Djanbung Gardens. Accredited Permaculture Training™ is conducted under a partnering agreement with a Registered Training Organisation approved by Permaculture International Ltd (the legal owner of APT™). Permaculture College Australia leases the training facilities and …

Robyn Francis PDC’s

PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE’S The first 100 PDCs taught by Robyn Francis 1985-2008 (For full up to date list go here) Did you participate in one of these PDC’s as a student or presenter? or perhaps on a post-PDC or advanced course with Robyn or at Djanbung Gardens – please join the Permaculture College Alumni by registering …

I have already completed a PDC and would like to get an APT qualification.

There’s several ways you can do this, depending on your knowledge and skills and what you have been doing since the PDC. 1. Experienced permaculturists can apply for a qualification under RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) 2. If you think you require further training in specific areas, check out our short course and professional development …

PCA Faculty & Campus

Team of highly qualified and experienced trainers

The Permaculture College Australia faculty is a dynamic team of qualified and highly experienced permaculture practitioners representing a diverse range of experience and skills. Lead by Robyn Francis, who is regarded as one of permaculture’s leading educators and pioneers, the team is committed to quality training in a supportive community environment. The core team of …

Does Permaculture College Australia Inc make a profit and, if so, what is done with it?

Permaculture College Australia Incorporated is a not-for-profit sustainability education organisation. It is a registred not-for-profit association. The College does not aim to make a profit. Course fees are designed to cover basic costs and there is a lot of voluntary input to keep course costs affordable.

Campus & Student Resources

Training Approach Since 1994 Djanbung Gardens has been delivering world-class courses in permaculture and sustainable design. From 2005 to 2015 we have delivered the Accredited Permaculture Training™ providing vocational qualifications in permaculture Certificates III, IV and Diploma, which required a high standard of course delivery and accountability to national accreditation authorities. PCA continues to provide …