The Agrifutures Level 2 NZQA Achievement Standard (19 credit) course in Education for Sustainability is aimed specifically at high school students in New Zealand, providing them the opportunity to learn about environmental issues based mainly around regenerative agriculture practices.
The Permaculture Design Certificate Course is recognised by Permaculture in New Zealand (PINZ) and graduates receive this certificate on completion of this one year, online course.
This course is based on online content supported by detailed EBooks, learning activities, a workshop every Friday, email support and a Facebook group.
The course is based upon 6 modules, each associated with L2 Achievement Standards.
- Holistic Design. 90811 (2.2 Education for sustainability). Explain how human activity in a biophysical environment has consequences for a sustainable future. 4 credit Internal. This module explores the fundamental ideas behind permaculture (design principles and pattern recognition) and outlines the application of a holistic design process for creating regenerative landscapes.
- Applied Ecology. 91733 (2.4 Education for Sustainability). Demonstrate understanding of initiatives that contribute to a sustainable future. 4 credits External. This module investigates the function of ecosystems and how we can align permaculture designs with ecosystem processes, landscape and climate to arrive at sustainable solutions.
- Regenerative Farming. 90813 (2.3 Education for Sustainability). Demonstrate understanding of how different personal values have implications for a sustainable future. 3 credit Internal. This module reviews different approaches to farming and how interconnected systems can be established that harmonise with landscape and climate patterns to provide an abundance and diversity of organic food while at the same time building soil, creating no pollution and supporting natural habitats and biodiversity.
- Sustainability. 90814 (2.6 Education for Sustainability). Demonstrate understanding of aspects of sustainability in different context. 4 credit External. This module investigates how a farm or community can become more self-sufficient through generation of electricity, recycling wastes, growing food and storing and recycling water.
- Resilient Communities. 91734 (2.5 Education for Sustainability). Develop a collaborative response that promotes a sustainable future, in relation to a current issue. 4 credits Internal. This module explores the diverse ways that communities can be strengthened to facilitate sustainability.
- Design Project. 90810 (2.1 Education for Sustainability). Undertake a personal action, with reflection, that contributes to a sustainable future. 6 credit Internal. The application of learning throughout the course to the creation of a regenerative agricultural foodscape.
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Cost of course is NZ $1000.