Permaculture Design Certificate Course February 2015

We are pleased to announce that the details have been finalized for the Permaculture Design Certificate Course in Malaysia in February, 2015. Please read on for more information.

Take a look at our previous PDC




The Permaculture Design Course is a comprehensive and in-depth training experience that equips Permaculture Designers with the foundation necessary to design systems and sites using the unique Permaculture methodology and to begin implementing Permaculture Design at any scale. The Certificate is a also a prerequisite for a Diploma in Permaculture Design, offered through The Permaculture Institute. Credit for this course is now accepted by a growing number of universities around the world.

Dates: 7th of FEBRUARY until 19th of FEBRUARY 2015

Classes will begin each day at 9:00 am and end at 5:30 pm with appropriate breaks for Prayer,  lunch and refreshments.


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University of Life, Janda Baik, Malaysia. Within an hour drive of Kuala Lumpur Center.


murujan permaculture malaysia This  course will be taught by AbdurRahman McCausland, a registered Permaculture trainer, consultant and practitioner, accredited by the PRI, with 7 years experience practicing Permaculture and 5½ years of project establishment and operation experience in Ethiopia.
 AbdurRahman is an ecologist by training (BA Hons Merton College, Oxford) and has travelled widely in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.

Course Fee:

RM 3000 (Aprox. $ 950 USD) 

Full Payment must be made before the first day of class. Payment is accepted in Malaysian Ringgit or U.S. Dollars or British Pounds. For payments in cash, the exchange rate will be calculated at the time of payment.

We also accept Gold Dinars as a form of payment. Please contact for more details regarding this method of payment.

Please inquire about scholarships that may be available.


On-Site Accommodations are  included in course fee.


Food and refreshments are provided for all students and is included in the course fee. The hosts serve halal food. Vegetarian options are also available upon request.

 Additional Information:

Our goal at Murujan Permaculture Design is to create a safe learning space for all that takes into consideration the cultural sensitivities of Muslims. The course is hosted at a venue nearby local communities, many of whom have traditional Muslim values and the hosts therefore provide excellent hospitality but also deserve a respect of their values by guests. The courses is open to anyone and everyone regardless of religion, race or gender, etc., and all are encouraged to join. The atmosphere will be conducive to conservative and traditional Muslim values and etiquette.

The course is therefore especially suited for those who would like to work in areas around the world that are inhabited by Muslims where many new and exciting Permaculture projects are springing up.

 General Guidelines include:

– Open and receptive attitude toward cross cultural communication
– Willingness to ask questions whenever necessary
– Conservative attire is recommended
– Respecting cultural gender relations
– Sobriety at all times during the PDC course
– Respect for elders, religious traditions and practice, and community leaders
-No musical instruments or music played out loud
-No Alcohol is permitted on premises
-No illicit drugs are permitted on premises

For men this would include:

– Wearing long shorts at least to the knee
– Wearing shirts at all times
– Not touching or shaking hands of Muslim women
– Not displaying overly intimate affection in public with wife or partner

For ladies this would include:

– Not touching or shaking hands of Muslim men
– Long skirts or pants
– Not displaying overly intimate affection in public with husband or partner


Who is this course for?

The Permaculture Design Certificate Course is a comprehensive educational experience that teaches how a superior design methodology applicable to all human systems.

Therefore this course is useful for anyone who cares about the quality of the food they eat, the air they breathe and the water they drink.

Some examples of those who will find the course useful:

Architects who want to learn how to design buildings that are helpful to humanity.
Engineers who want to design technology that causes more good than harm.
City Planners who want to design and re-engineer cities to be more sustainable and healthy environments for people.
Business Owners who want to run their business in a more sustainable, ethical and profitable way.
Students who still don’t know what they want to do in life.
Fathers and Mothers who want to establish a secure and productive home life for their family and want to learn better ways to raise their children in a more healthy and wholesome way.
Activists and Aid workers who want to make a real and lasting difference.
People in the financial industry who want to enable truly free exchange and real productivity through design of systems that eschew fractional reserve, representative money and legalized interest.

The Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course is an internationally-recognized, 72-hour course resulting in a Permaculture Design Certificate. It provides an introduction to Permaculture design as set forth by movement founder Bill Mollison.
To date, thousands of Permaculture designers worldwide have been certified through this course, and now comprise a global network of educators, ecological activists who influence major corporations, individuals creating new business alternatives and groups of committed people working together to change the way we view and design into our landscapes.
The course covers sustainable living systems for a wide variety of landscapes and climates. It includes the application of Permaculture principles to food production, home design, construction, energy conservation and generation, and explores alternative economic structures and legal strategies supporting Permaculture solutions.

The Curriculum is Based on all Subjects in: PERMACULTURE: A Designers’’ Manual by Bill Mollison. Students are invited to bring details of their own sites or potential sites to consider during the course.

Topics covered include:

• Theory and principles of Permaculture
• Methods of design
• Understanding patterns in nature
• Water harvesting and management
• Drought-proofing
• Trees & their energy transactions
• Eco-friendly house placement and design
• Energy efficient architecture
• Energy conservation techniques for cold climates
• Earthworks & their use in earth repair
• Soils
• Soil rehabilitation and erosion control
• Organic food production
• Livestock
• Aquaculture
• Ecological pest control
• Humid tropics
• The temperate climates
• Humid cool climates
• Dry lands
• Strategies for urban and rural settings
• Recycling and waste management
• Right livelihood
• Catastrophe preparedness and prevention
• Money and finance
• Ethical investment
• Bio-regional organization
• Legal strategies and trusts
• Effective working groups
• Effective aid

To learn more, we suggest watching the following video clip:

Through the Eyes of Permaculture

The course will be conducted in the internationally accepted manner. The 72 hours of course work required to receive a Permaculture Design Certificate will be covered over a 13-day period. All students are required to be present for the full two weeks if they wish to receive the certificate.



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11 responses to “Permaculture Design Certificate Course February 2015

  1. Salaam,

    Good to see PDC #4. I think I might join this one for a refresher. Janda Baik’s University of Life is a good spot with musalla, many-roomed bungalows, and nearby perma projects. Perhaps he can also do some talks at CASIS. Hope it can also be arranged for him to visit Sri Lovely in Kedah. I can fly him there.

    All the best. Wassalam

  2. Also, BFP may sponsor Captain Zakaria of Sri Lovely to take the PDC.


  3. As salam,

    I would like to know the venue of the course please. What is the criteria for scholarship application?

    I am very interested in permaculture and would like to know what are the job opportunities in this discipline? I have been in the education industry since 1987 and am currently unemployed due to health issues. Alhamdulillah Allah is slowly healing me and I hope to do something in permaculture.

    I am a mother of two. I homeschooled my kids for 2 years. My daughter is doing a foundation course at INTEC (under UiTM) and plans to study sustainability in the US. We make our own garbage enzyme at home and recycle, reuse and reduce stuff as much as possible. I do try to eat organic but find it very financially stressful as I am currently using my savings to support myself.

    Do you think I should enrol in this course and whether it would provide opportunities for me to make permaculture as a career? I really would like to do something that is meaningful especially that is ethical in Islam. I live just opposite a mosque which always uses polystyrene to serve food. Often enough the gardener burns rubbish in the mosque compound. How can I start to make Muslims aware that we should be the ones to care for the environment as Khalifah of Allah.

    Appreciate your advice and thank you for your time.

    Yours in Islam, Sister Nona

    • wa aleikum aSalam wa Rahmatullahi wa Bareketuhu,

      Thank you very much for your comment. We have not yet finalized the details for the venue although we plan to by the next week or so inshAllah. It is very likely it will be held in Janda Baik or possibly Hulu Langat area but at this point nothing is yet confirmed. To apply for scholarship or other means of financial assistance please register first at the following link :

      Then send us an email indicating your situation and we will do our best to help you out inshAllah.

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  7. I am looking for Permaculture and sustainable design courses in Malaysia. Are you running anything in late 2015 / 2016?


  8. Hi
    I am interested to find out whether there will be another Permaculture course in 2016 ?

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