- Start date: 04/05/2021 – 22/06/2021, Tue 9.30am-1.30pm
- Location: Preston
- Price range: $ 52 – 131
- Remaining places: 7
Get your hands dirty and learn the skills necessary to work on micro farms, residential edible gardens and community gardens. Gain an understanding of the wide range of food production systems and pathways to employment in this field. With growing demand for fresh local food, urban farming is a powerful force in a fairer food system.
You will gain a range of useful skills and knowledge including:
- Understanding production systems such as ground growing, wicking beds, mushroom growing and hydroponics systems
- Crop planning
- Water/soil/pest management
- Plant propagation
- A range of hands-on skills
- Education and employment pathways in urban farming.
Be a force for good and join us in planting the seeds for a fairer food system!
This course was designed in partnership with Sustain. To learn more about the work they’re doing and how to support their initiatives, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Full fee: $131
Non-ACFE eligible: $632* (ACFE eligibility includes: Australian/NZ Citizenship or Permanent Resident. See more information below)
Terms & conditions
COVID-19 policies & procedures
In line with government recommendations, we have made some changes for our 2021 offering, including blended delivery (online & onsite) and reduced class numbers. Prior to course commencement, enrolled students will be informed of any relevant requirements or procedural updates by email. Prior to course commencement, enrolled students will be informed of any relevant requirements or procedural updates by email.
Our courses & eligibility
Bridge Darebin offers some courses, known as ACFE, that receive a state government subsidy through the Adult, Community and Further Education Board for eligible students. To be eligible for ACFE funding you must be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident, not engaged in full-time work or enrolled in secondary school. Please bring your Green Medicare Card or Concession card. If you do not meet the requirements for an ACFE funded place, you will be subject to paying the full fee, please contact the office to discuss: 03 9484 5806. Please note that in the 2021 eligibility: Asylum seekers in specified visa categories, referred by Jobs Victoria Employment Network providers to pre-accredited preemployment programs are eligible for ACFE funded programs. Click here for more information on ACFE eligibility. Other courses, known as house programs, are not generally subsidised. Our courses generally run to the school term or the semester. Some courses can be commenced after the start date.
How to enrol
Students can download an enrolment form online or complete an enrolment form at our offices. We require payment and completed enrolment details to secure your place in a course.
Credit card and EFTPOS are our preferred payment methods at this time, and we accept payments by bank transfer and cash. We also accept weekly direct debits (external transaction fees apply). Please note that your credit card statement will show SOCIAL PLANET MORNINGTON as the payee for courses paid for through our website.
- Direct deposit details:
- Bank: Bendigo Bank
- Account name: Preston Neighbourhood House
- BSB: 633-000
- Account number: 1285 76022
- Reference area: Your surname, course name and time
We will advise students prior to course commencement if there are course material fees to be paid. This is a separate payment, in addition to the course fee, unless otherwise stated.
There are no refunds for courses or missed sessions. In situations of financial hardship or exceptional circumstances, students can apply to Operations Manager Catriona Herz at email@example.com
Course commencement is subject to sufficient enrolments – minimum and maximum class sizes apply to all courses. In the event of a course cancellation all fees will be refunded in full by direct payment to your nominated bank account. Our fees policy can be provided on request.
Bridge Darebin provides occasional childcare services in Thornbury. On-site child care is available to support parents/grandparents studying at Bridge Darebin. We are registered for the Child Care Subsidy; up to 85% of childcare fees may be claimed by eligible families. Visit education.gov.au/ChildCarePackage to confirm your eligibility.
Public & school holidays
We are closed on public holidays. Some courses may operate during school holidays; your tutor will advise if this is the case.