Hi there I have taken active interest into learning permaculture for quite some time now. But due to a busy IT career haven't managed to get there, but im taking time out now to do so. I would like to someday converge knowledge in both permaculture and land management, as Im also interested in bush regeneration, though im assuming permaculture also involves this. I would love to someday consult on projects (though actually doing the work), fixing up the land here and overseas. It's quite interesting to see the work that is already happening to help places overseas. I am researching in courses for next year, I would like to work up to a permaculture diploma if that is the advanced topics. For now I may be interested in doing a PDC aswell as taking some online study. The issue is I'm in Sydney and most of these courses are not local so would be quite hard to do fulltime study in these areas. I just tried to bring up the unsw ecoliving centre but the site is down. Would anyone be able to recommend courses starting around Feb next year, I believe there is a PDC course in melbourne which would still allow me to be working at the same time as i just need to be online, but it's at a bad time of the year for me and can't get time off. The PDC available with Geoff seems like a goer though after travel and accomodation it will total up to the cost of a fulltime course ! I'm hoping to have march available to me to actually manage to travel up there in time. Im also looking into online courses like these as it would allow me to continue with my busy life and I work better researching / learning online rather than in a classroom. https://www.acs.edu.au/courses/product.aspx?id=509 https://www.acs.edu.au/courses/product.aspx?id=194 Would anyone recommend these types of courses ? Or do I have to do something like the Certificate 4 at Tafe. I'm also still looking to see if these is any distance course at the unis aswell, as I'd love to have the practical aswell as theory. Here is a list of the PDC courses and long courses I am considering so need to decide quickly. https://www.permaculture.org.au/index.php?page_id=195 https://www.tafensw.edu.au/howex/servlet ... rseNo=9372 https://www.permaculturevisions.com/ https://www.permaforesttrust.org.au/apt/ https://permaculture.com.au/web/index.ph ... &Itemid=40 https://permaculture.com.au/web/index.ph ... &Itemid=36 https://www.csu.edu.au/courses/undergrad ... riculture/ There is also one interesting question in regards to permaculture designs. Do you have to be a creative, ie a graphical designer / technical drawer to be studying these types of course ? Im more on the technical side of things, so I cant hand draw and could only manage to rely on diagram design software which I currently already use for computer networks. Let me know your thoughts thanks.