PERM20005 - Advanced Permaculture in Practice

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Advanced Permaculture in Practice builds your skills for working in permaculture at an advanced level. During a compulsory residential school, you will examine a variety of permaculture designs and develop strategies and techniques to implement new projects. Finally, you will formulate a permaculture design project proposal and budget.

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level Not Applicable
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: PERM20004 Permaculture Design in Practice.

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Residential School Compulsory Residential School
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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2018

Term 1 - 2018 Profile
Mixed Mode

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Presentation 50%
2. Written Assessment 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

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Previous Feedback

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Student feedback.
Feedback
It would have been useful for students to have more time work shopping their own projects and receiving feedback from the residential school facilitators.
Recommendation
The residential school should incorporate a session where students workshop their projects and receive peer feedback.
Action Taken
N/A Course/Unit is discontinued
Source: Student feedback.
Feedback
Communication ahead of the residential schools could be improved.
Recommendation
Communication ahead of the residential schools should be improved.
Action Taken
N/A Course/Unit is discontinued
Source: Student feedback.
Feedback
The Advanced Permaculture Planning and Design residential school was identified as a highlight of the unit.
Recommendation
The residential school should continue to be a focus of this unit.
Action Taken
N/A Course/Unit is discontinued
Source: Student feedback.
Feedback
Students felt that tutorials are of particular importance to their learning, but that increased engagement of all students would support this more thoroughly.
Recommendation
Students should be advised of the importance of attending Zoom sessions as often as possible.
Action Taken
N/A Course/Unit is discontinued
Source: Student feedback.
Feedback
Students enjoyed the inclusion of the collaborative Zoom sessions before and after the residential school to support their learning and project development.
Recommendation
The collaborative 'flipped' learning style where Zoom sessions allow students to present their projects and ask questions about the online and residential school materials should continue.
Action Taken
N/A Course/Unit is discontinued
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Critique permaculture design proposals and projects
  2. Apply permaculture principles to a variety of projects in different contexts
  3. Critique the application of permaculture design ethics and principles in an existing venture
  4. Formulate a design proposal and budget

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Presentation
2 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Presentation
2 - Written Assessment