Undertaking a permaculture course is a very rewarding experience. Not only will you gain skills and knowledge, but you may end up viewing the world in a new way. You will also interact with a group which is interested in similar things as you, and learn from practitioners with plenty of experience.There is a wide range of permaculture courses on the market in Australia. This article outlines the main types. It also summarises what you should look for when choosing a course.PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSES (PDCS)The PDC is the classic permaculture course. PDCs have been running since the early 1980s, and many participants describe the experience of a PDC as ‘life changing’.