Frequently Asked Questions
How is each lesson presented?
We don’t do things by halves! Each module has a series of lessons and each lesson has a presentation video with audio, plus practical videos wherever possible. Students can download a workbook for each module and at the end of the module you’ll be required to complete the assessment task online. While we like to have a good time, we also push you to get great results; you’ll need to get an 100% pass to receive a competent mark.
The whole course will be un-lock, so you as a student of the course will have full access to all of the modules.
We are still advising that the Permaculture Module be the last module you undertake, because it ties in the whole course and is an important part of the certification process and the final assessment.
Video assessments are now optional as you move through the course. However, you can still send through video assessments at the end of each module if you wish, but you will still be required to do a final video assessment on completion. This means that you now have full freedom to choose what you want to learn.
If you do not wish to do the videos you will need to post a comment in the video submission box with the following “I am choosing not to do the course for the certificate.”
If you want a Certificate of Achievement at the end of the course, the video assessment will be the pre-requisite and subject to you getting a satisfactory pass. No video/s means no certificate. The reason for this is we need to know you have fully understood the learnings are competent in sharing this information.
Can you tell me more about the tele-classes?
The tele-classes are offered to all students no matter what stage of the course you are at. So even if you get busy and you haven’t had a chance to study, you can easily pick up your learning with one of the live tele-classes available. A monthly timetable is sent out to all students with the date, time and topic of each class. You will be required to register for that class first, then a top-secret link will be emailed to you. All you’ll need to do is phone in 5 minutes before the class begins and listen, learn and interact with other students.
What do I get when I successfully complete my course?
Yo, superstar! After passing all required assessment tasks (you’ve so got this) and successful completion of The Sustainable Living Certificate Course you will receive a bright and shiny Certificate of Achievement plus a full bragging-rights Record of Achievement.
Eeeek! What if I want to cancel?
We’ll be sorry to see you go! But we understand that the unexpected and not so fortunate things happen in this crazy thing called life. That’s why our students are welcome to cancel their enrolment at anytime. Just remember you will need to follow the guidelines stated in our policy and is dependent on what enrolment option you joined with. View our full Terms and Conditions
I’m in! How long is the course?
We want you to have the best learning experience. We therefore recommend a commitment to your studies of at least 18 months, which on average is a module a month for a minimum of 3-4 hours each week – for the best possible outcomes in your sustainable backyard journey. However, the beauty of this course is you can go at your own pace with lifetime access, so you don’t have to feel pressured.
What will I learn?
There are 19+ modules, and more to come. The Sustainable Living Course Certificate currently includes:
- Keeping Chickens
- Worm Farming
- No Dig Gardens
- Native Bee Keeping
- Sustainable fertilisers
- Good bugs, bad bugs
- Recycled Kitchen Garden
- Sustainable Eating
- Seed Saving
- Wicking Bed
- Water Wise
- Honey Bee Keeping
- Native Wildlife
- Medicinal Garden
- Small Space Gardening
- Garden Design
Is the course accredited or recognized?
Under ASQA (The Australian Skills Quality Authority) the Sustainable Living industry is not currently regulated. As such, there is no requirement to have the course accredited at this stage. However, this doesn’t mean accreditation won’t happen in the future. With this in mind, the course has been created to facilitate modules that can be easily adapted to Cert IV accreditation should it be required and all students of the course can apply or RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) and obtain their Cert IV in Sustainable Living Practices. Once you have completed the course you might successfully obtain work in the industry such as through local councils, pre-schools, schools and nurseries or even start your own consultancy business.