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  • Event date:
    23/09/2022 at 5:00 pm
  • Event end:
    30/09/2022 at 10:00 am

Whether you teach full-time or are yet to dip your toe in the teaching waters, if you care deeply about making the world a better place, then this course is for you!

Join us for six intensive days of teacher training, where you’ll gain a vital toolkit of teaching skills, and where you can practice as you learn in a safe and supportive environment. You’ll leave this course with a strong support network, new friends, and the confidence to teach effectively in any environment.

Arrive Sunday, April 10th at 5 pm for intro and dinner. Leave Sunday, April 17th by 10 am.

Price: includes all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner, and tea and coffee) and camping or bunkhouse accommodation.

Cost: $1000

Your teachers:

Rosemary Morrow trained in agricultural science at Sydney University, rural sociology at the Sorbonne in Paris, development at Reading UK, and horticulture at TAFE but, after spending time in Africa, she realized there needed to be a better alternative to conventional agricultural practices. She found this in the ethics and integrated applied science of permaculture and has been teaching permaculture ever since. She is the author of numerous publications including Permaculture Teaching Matters, The Earth User’s Guide to Permaculture, which has been translated into many languages, and The Earth User’s Guide to Teaching Permaculture.

Brenna Quinlan is a permaculture illustrator and educator. She has taught on PDCs all over the country including those by David Holmgren in Victoria and Milkwood’s PDCs in NSW. She has taught Permaculture Teacher Training alongside Rowe Morrow and Hannah Moloney and is part of the Formidable Vegetable Grow Do It Permaculture Education school teaching team. As an illustrator, Brenna’s work can be seen in David Holmgren’s Retrosuburbia, Milkwood’s online course and book, Ross Mars’ Life in a Garden series, and Costa Georgiadis’ Costa’s World.

Course requirements:

All students must have done a Permaculture Design Course (PDC). Please contact us if you have any questions about this.

Course outcomes:

On this course you will learn how to:

  • Teach groups using learner-centred education
  • Use appropriate body language and cultivate self-awareness
  • Creatively select effective teaching tools and methods
  • Design your own PDC and other courses
  • Adapt to challenging teaching environments
  • Use non-violent communication
  • Work with people from different cultures and backgrounds
  • Draw on practical experience
  • Think on your feet
  • Debrief and give an appraisal of your own and other peoples’ teaching

Venue and class schedule:

The course is hosted by Earthrise Permaculture. It is fully catered (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) with most food organically grown and sourced locally. On-site camping or a bed in the bunkhouse is included.

This course runs from 8:30 am till 8 pm each day. Attendance for the entire duration of the course is necessary, as such we ask that you tie up loose ends before attending.

Cancellation policy:

If you need to withdraw from the course, please give at least 2 weeks notice so we can fill your place. You are welcome to pass your place on to a friend or family member.


We are continuously updating our COVID safe practices to make our workshops and events as safe as possible, following the current guidelines and recommendations. All staff will be triple vaccinated.