Becoming an Affiliated Teacher

 

Affiliated Teachers

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.

View the registered PiNZ Affiliated Teachers

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

  • Verifies that you have a sound understanding of the ethics and principles of Permaculture and are endorsed by PiNZ to teach permaculture, and PDC courses 
  • Provides access to a peer support network of other teachers 
  • Connects your teaching work to the PiNZ umbrella body and gives your students access to the feedback and complaints process 
  • Gives the ability to use the PiNZ logo on your certificates and promotional material 
  • Gives you the ability to promote your Permaculture NZ courses on the PiNZ website, PiNZ Facebook page and other PiNZ media 
  • Provides discounted PiNZ membership for your PDC graduates 
  • Access to a design template for a Permaculture Design Certificate  (use is voluntary) 
  • Allows you to be part of the decision-making around awarding of Permaculture Diplomas, teacher affiliation, and the strategic direction of permaculture education in Aotearoa NZ
  • As well as all the rewards for being a financial member, view here

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

  • Retain a current financial membership with PiNZ (through the auto-new feature)

  • Sign up all your PDC graduates as members of PiNZ for a discounted rate of $10 per student 

Process

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. 

Application Details

  • Your Name
  • Your Contact Details
  • Your PDC teachers, date and venue
  • How your work to date embodies the ethics and principles of permaculture.
  • Your teaching experience in Permaculture or other areas.
  • Where you plan to be teaching.
  • What courses will you teach? (eg PDC / Intro to permaculture / Advanced courses)
  • A brief outline of your curriculum/ teaching plan

 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.

 

application form

  To find out more contact the PEG coordinator:

Dee Turner

Email: derinatur@hotmail.com

Phone (06) 8248104

 

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