Teaching Resource

We supply course notes for face-to-face teaching.

About Our Teaching Resource

We supply a comprehensive resource for teaching the PDC.  It has be compiled, edited, and expanded regularly since 1993!
Our text contains (>750 A4 pages) with illustrations and world-wide examples. We maintain a huge PDC based web-portal, exclusive mailing list and online support.  The course is student-focused, flexible and supported, even after graduation.It draws upon experience and examples from our students world-wide: we currently have students in 47 countries.

Course Notes Format

  • The Course notes are supplied at no extra cost electronically.
    You are issued passwords to download the files from the internet.
  • Printed copies may be made for student use only and not for distribution without permission.

How Permaculture Visions Course Notes will be useful

What We Provide You:

  • Course notes (750 A4 pages) with illustrations and world-wide examples See Course Outlines
  • We conduct the homework assessments and guidance for the group
  • We conduct research for unusual student requests
  • Permaculture Visions supported certificates

* You do not need to have a PDC yourself – If you don’t have a PDC you qualify as a Group Organiser and need to be enrolled as a student yourself. See more info on running a student group. If you have a PDC from an organisation other than Permaculture Visions you are a Group Instructor and need to be enrolled as doing our Refresher Course which is offered at a discounted rate. Please supply date and name of your PDC teacher and attach a photo/copy or your certificate. If you have a PDC with us at Permaculture Visions you are automatically qualified and accredited by Permaculture Visions Insitute and this follows the original rules of The Permaculture Institute (Tagari) and do not need to pay to be enrolled. Send us an email if you which to be assessed.  If you are a graduate of our course, you can also apply to be listed on our Official Register Of Graduates.

How many can I teach?

  • Recommended group size is between 3 and 14 without a qualified facilitator or 14-20 persons with a qualified facilitator.
    (We supply course notes for face-to-face teaching only. We do not authorise any other use of course notes such as distance education).

What is the cost?

Copyright Issues for use of the word and teaching “Permaculture”

  • According to Bill Mollison, The term Permaculture is copyrighted. Regardless of legal issues of the copyright, it is a good idea to understand the intent of this action. Permaculture Visions was approved by Tagari for the full duration of their Teacher Registration Project.
  • Our own course notes are independent to any other course notes and are unique. They are copyright protected by the numerous contributors.
  • You can only teach using our course notes in a face-to-face teaching situation and not by correspondence or online.
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