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AHC52116 - Diploma of Permaculture (Release 2)


ReleaseStatusRelease date
2 (this release)Current 14/Sep/2016
(View details for release 1) Replaced27/Jun/2016

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Training packages that include this qualification

CodeTitleSort Table listing Training Packges by the Title columnRelease
AHC - Agriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training PackageAgriculture, Horticulture and Conservation and Land Management Training Package 1.1-2.0 

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Title columnEssential
AHCAGB501 - Develop climate risk management strategiesDevelop climate risk management strategies Elective
AHCBUS502 - Market products and servicesMarket products and services Elective
AHCBUS503 - Negotiate and monitor contractsNegotiate and monitor contracts Elective
AHCBUS506 - Develop and review a business planDevelop and review a business plan Elective
AHCCCF501 - Evaluate project submissionsEvaluate project submissions Elective
AHCCCF506 - Manage the incorporation of a groupManage the incorporation of a group Elective
AHCILM506 - Operate within Community cultures and goalsOperate within Community cultures and goals Elective
AHCNAR501 - Manage natural areas on a rural propertyManage natural areas on a rural property Elective
AHCORG402 - Manage organic livestock productionManage organic livestock production Elective
AHCORG403 - Manage organic soil improvementManage organic soil improvement Elective
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 121200 Crop Farmers 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0503 Horticulture And Viticulture 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Horticulture 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Horticulture Manager 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 121200 Crop Farmers 14/Oct/2016 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0503 Horticulture And Viticulture 14/Oct/2016 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 27/Jun/2016 
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Qualification Description

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.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 12

  • Core Units = 5
  • Elective Units = 7

Core Units

Unit Code 

Unit Title 


Provide advice on permaculture principles and practices


Design an integrated permaculture system


Develop a strategic plan for a permaculture project or enterprise


Manage a permaculture project


Research and interpret requirements for a permaculture project

Elective Units

  • Select 4 units from Group A
  • Select 1 unit from Group A or B
  • 2 units may be selected from Group B or from this or any other endorsed Training Package or Accredited Course.

Selected units must be relevant to job outcomes in Permaculture and must be chosen to ensure the integrity of the qualification outcome at AQF level 5

Group A 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 


Carry out permaculture field research


Plan and supervise the implementation of permaculture project works


Develop a relocalisation or transition project


Manage a permaculture aid and development project


Design permaculture structures and features


Prepare a sustainable community and bioregional development strategy


Facilitate participatory planning and learning activities


Plan community governance and decision making processes


Evaluate suitability of species as solutions for permaculture applications


Manage organic livestock production


Manage organic soil improvement

Group B 

Unit Code 

Unit Title 


Develop climate risk management strategies


Market products and services


Negotiate and monitor contracts


Develop and review a business plan


Evaluate project submissions


Manage the incorporation of a group


Operate within community cultures and goals


Manage natural areas on a rural property


Develop an organic management plan


Prepare the enterprise for organic certification


Plan erosion and sediment control measures


Provide specialist advice to clients


Develop workplace policies and procedures for sustainability


Work within organisation and government structures to enable community development outcomes


Recruit, induct and support volunteers

Qualification Mapping Information

No equivalent qualification.


Companion Volume implementation guides are found in VETNet - https://vetnet.education.gov.au/Pages/TrainingDocs.aspx?q=c6399549-9c62-4a5e-bf1a-524b2322cf72

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