Subsidised training and finding the right pathway 2019-04-30T17:59:25+00:00

Subsidised Training and finding the right Pathway in Sustainability

Pre-accredited Training 

CERES is an approved Learn Local Organisation (LLO) registered with the Adult Community and Further Education (ACFE) Board. ACFE funds places on approved pre-accredited courses for those who meet eligibility criteria. These short courses run over 8 to 14 sessions and are designed to provide industry tasters and stepping stones into further training and/or employment.

Courses available to eligible students in 2019 through this program are:

  • Sustainable Gardening – an introductory course to the basics of sustainable horticulture methods and principles
  • Complete Urban Farmer – this course focuses on a range of components of organic urban food production including permaculture principles, beekeeping
  • Introduction to Therapeutic Horticulture – Learn about the wide variety of techniques and processes where gardens and garden based activities are used to support the physical, mental and social health of individuals
  • Introduction to Landscaping and Garden Maintenance – Learn the basics of how to design, create and maintain a garden
  • Environmental Education – Provides skills in environmental management, education, behaviour change and communication
  • Green Rooves, Green Walls – an introduction to the growing industry of rooftop and vertical gardening (info to follow)

You can download further information about eligibility here: ACFE 2019 Information

PLEASE NOTE  if you are not eligible for a subsidised place you can still enrol in these courses as a fee-for-service participant.

Pathways Planning

The Inner North Community Foundation have funded CERES in 2018-2019 to offer individual career pathways support in Horticulture, Permaculture and Environmental Education for local people who:

… are currently underemployed or unemployed

… have experienced barriers to participating in training, gaining work experience or securing employment

…. Would benefit from individualised support in exploring training and employment options and opportunities

Preference is given to those residing in Moreland, Yarra and Darebin LGAs but others may participate.

If you want to explore your eligibility for this program or book an interview time please contact Karen Mengell, VET Co-ordinator & Pathways Planning Officer via or 9389 0127

PLEASE NOTE that if you do not hold permanent residency in Australia we are unable to offer you subsidised training.

Other Courses

CERES offers a wide range of fee-for-service short courses and workshops that can also provide the inspiration for future training or employment pathways or broaden your skill base. For further information go to:

CERES can also design non-accredited horticulture and hospitality training for schools or other groups. Perhaps your school would like to create a kitchen garden or indigenous oasis on your site? Perhaps you have a group of clients who would benefit from a Hospitality Taster course? We are happy to meet with you and design a program that meets your needs.

Stories from Participants……