Feb 2022: Sorry we’re not going to run a 2022 PDC but we’re looking forward to a relative pandemic free 2023! Click here to express your interest.

We’re looking forward to VEG’s next Permaculture Design Certificate (dates to be announced). It will be an immersive, exciting, challenging experience, taking you to working permaculture properties — urban and rural — based at the beautiful Yandoit Farm in Central Victoria.

Our goal is to make it the most fun and valuable learning adventure you’ve ever had.

What can you expect?

  • Hands-on real-world permaculture design experience
  • Fresh insights and strategies for working with nature, rather than against it, to provide for human needs while healing damaged landscapes
  • A window into resilience skills for a changing world
  • Probably some friends for life
  • Much more!

The format

VEG’s spring intensive Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course includes over 120 hours of contact time (most PDCs are 72 hours) and will run over fourteen days and evenings (with a weekend off in the middle). See full dates here.


Tutors include VEG Directors Adam Grubb who has experience designing or implementing hundreds of properties, natural builder, gardener, appropriate tech innovator extraordinaire Joel Meadows, and we’ll be visiting some of our heroes in their own properties including permaculture co-originator David Holmgren and partner Su Dennett, and many others.  VEG’s Dan Palmer will be creating pre-course content from NZ including sessions on design and decision making. Plus we’ve handpicked other brilliant tutors for special topics who are the best we know.  Read the bios.


This permaculture design course will be run from a variety of locations in and around Central Vic, with a base at Michael and Lisa Jackson’s Yandoit Farm, where camping is available.


The course fee is $2400 (with group discounts available).
Click here to register! 

Fee includes all tuition, camping / basic accommodation & a 230-page book of comprehensive notes, and ongoing discounts on future VEG courses! In addition, we’ll have on offer free, seasonal, (mostly) local and organic cuisine, prepared with love, for all class days.

If you need a part-payment system, contact us.  Group discounts apply.

Why you should really do this course

Not all PDCs are created equal. Check out the What Makes this Course Special page.