The most common permaculture training is the 72 hour Permaculture Design Course which was developed by Bill Mollison in the early 1980ís. This course has never been formally accredited within Australia but is recognised within the permaculture community world-wide.
In 2003, a series of permaculture qualifications aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework were accredited by Permaculture International Limited (PIL). Called Accredited Permaculture Training (APT) they are government-recognised courses within the TAFE (technical training) sector and are being delivered all over Australia.
For information about Accredited Permaculture Training, go to