PiNZ affiliated teachers go through a process to demonstrate that their course covers the core curriculum (recognising that each course also has its own particular strengths and emphasis).
They provide evidence that they are competent and capable of teaching permaculture. They have access to a peer-support network that provides them with opportunities to share information and ideas with other teachers and improve their teaching. There is a feedback and complaints procedure – which provides protections for both students and teachers by ensuring that any issues are dealt with in a fair and proper manner. They also commit to linking students into the broader permaculture community on completion of their PDC, through membership of PiNZ.
Why Become A PiNZ Affiliated Teacher?
Verify that you have a sound understanding of the ethics and principles of Permaculture and are endorsed by PiNZ to teach permaculture, and PDC courses
Have the ability to use the PiNZ logo on your certificates and promotional material
Access to a peer support network of other teachers
Be part of the decision-making around awarding of Permaculture Diplomas and the strategic direction of permaculture education in Aotearoa NZ
Connect your teaching work to the PiNZ umbrella body and give your students access to the feedback and complaints process
Have the ability to promote your Permaculture NZ courses on the PiNZ website and official PiNZ Facebook page
Discounted PiNZ membership for your PDC graduates.
Benefits of becoming affiliated by PEG
Who can be a PiNZ affiliated teacher?
A current financial member of PiNZ, who has completed a Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) and generally resides/teaches in NZ.
Obligations of a PiNZ affiliated teacher
There are a series of questions to answer, a submission of
Please apply through the Application Form linked below or send to vis email.
Your application will be reviewed by the PEG, who have six weeks to collate a decision
We will confirm whether we require more information or your application is successful and you have received PiNZ affiliated teacher status.
Please also attach an endorsement from your PDC teachers or other relevant credible permaculturalists that you have a sound understanding of the ethics and principles of Permaculture and are ready to teach.