Permacultrue Design Course Curriclium Core Books



The course syllabus outlines the responsibilities of the current course. It is an agreement between the Educational Body of the Institute and the Student(s).


1- Seven Days Money Back Guarantee

If the Student is not completely satisfied with our course with in the first 7 days after enrollment, the Student may send a request for refund HERE and will be refunded in full.



2- One Year Access – 365 Days

Once enrolled, you have 365 days to complete your course or program. The Learning Management System is designed with built-in notifications and a status complete bar. The LMS helps to guide the student to assure that the course or program is completed within the allocated 1-Year Access Timeframe.

If the Student does not complete their final project within the 365 days period, they will be notified and granted – if they so choose and upon request – a 2-months Grace Period to complete and submit their final project.

If the Student does not wish to take advantage of the 2-months Grace Period or does not complete their works within that additional timeframe, their session will expire and they will not be granted their Certification.



3- Learning Management System (LMS)


learning management system (LMS) is a software application for the administration, documentation, tracking, reporting, and delivery of educational courses, training programs, or learning and development programs. The learning management system concept emerged directly from e-Learning.  LMSs are focused on online learning delivery but support a range of uses, acting as a platform for online content, including courses, both asynchronous based and synchronous based. An LMS may offer classroom management for instructor-led training or a flipped classroom, used in higher education.



During their courses, students will receive the following automated notifications:

  • Enrollment – How to Access their Course
  • After 6 Months – Reminder Notification (180 Days Remaining)
  • After 9 Months – Reminder Notification (90 Days Remaining)
  • After 11 Months – Reminder Notification (30 Days Remaining)
  • After 358 Days – Reminder Notification (7 Days Remaining) and Offer of Grace Period Extension
  • Assignment Upload – Automated Notification of Successful Uploading of Student’s Final Project
  • Assignment Accepted – Automated Notification of Final Project Acceptance


Technical Issues:

If you encounter any technical difficulties with the website and/or LMS (login issues, video not playing, broken link, typos, content-related issues, etc.), please feel free to contact us and we’ll assist you as quickly as possible.

You can also check on our FAQ page, where we listed the most Frequently Asked Questions about SAI.

You can also refer to the LMS Users’ Guide to help you navigate our programs.



4- Course Curriculum

A. SAI Responsibility

SAI is responsible for the creation of the course curriculum and taxonomy, to fulfill the obligation of providing a professional-level course in accordance with ISO standards.

The course is comprised of modules, lessons, and a Final Project. The course curriculum is listed on your Course’s Opening Page.


B. Student Responsibility

The Student is responsible for completing all modules by achieving a “status complete” for each respective lesson:

Course Progress Bar




5- Educator Reviews

A. SAI Responsibility

SAI is responsible for providing students with an interactive platform to discuss their Master Plan Final Project.

If needed, SAI Educators are available for Permaculture Mentorship, at a rate of 35 USD per hour.


B. Student Responsibility

The student is responsible for booking appointments with an SAI Educator.

For their appointment with an SAI Educator, the Student is responsible for achieving a detailed-enough Final Project for means of discussion with the SAI educator (as outlined, for the Online Permaculture Design Course, in the module named Your Permaculture Design Master Plan).


6- Assessment

A. SAI Responsibility

Each module of the course is assessed by SAI’s LMS for completion of every lesson contained in said module. Each lesson must be completed by reaching the end of each video contained in the said lesson.

Once a Final Project is submitted for Review, SAI Educators is responsible for the review of the project, and informing the Office of the Registrar of the Acceptance or Refusal of the submitted project. The student shall be notified of their project acceptance or refusal within 10 days of their submission.

If the Final Project is accepted, the Student will be delivered a downloadable digital Certification accessible from their Student Profile. If the student requested an Original Signed Certificate, that physical Certification will be mailed on the same day as the digital Certificate is added to the Student Profile, and should be received by the Student within the next 2 weeks.

If the Final Project is not accepted, the student will receive a notification of refusal along with a list of corrections to be performed in order for their project to be accepted.


B. Student Responsibility

1. The Student has to follow the assessment process by completing the Course modules.

2. The Student performs the Submission of their Final Project for Review by an SAI Educator in order to be awarded their Certification, contingent on the Final Project acceptance by SAI Educational Team.

3. Should their Final Project be refused, the Student will have to perform the recommended corrections on their Final Project and submit it again to SAI for review.


7- Certification & Transcript

A. SAI Responsibility

Upon notification of a student’s successful completion of the course’s criteria achieving a passing grade, the Director of Faculties of the Sustainable Agriculture Institute, on behalf of the Board of Governors represented by the Chancellor, will confer upon the student a certification as pertaining to their program.

An electronic certification (.pdf) will be attached to the Students’ course page for download.

The Student may request the following from the Office of the Registrar:

        • An original of their Certification
        • An Official Academic Transcript for their Program
        • Certified copies of their Certification(s) (used to submit to their employers)
        • Certified copies of their Official Academic Transcript (used to submit to their employers)


B. Student Responsibility

The Student is responsible for downloading their Certification, as well as requesting originals and/or certified copies of their Certification and/or Official Academic Transcript from the Office of the Registrar.



8- Institutional Repository

The Institutional Repository is an archive for collecting, preserving, and disseminating digital copies of the intellectual output of an institution, particularly a research institution.

You can access former students’ works to help you with your Master Plan Design and/or to get inspiration from other students’ works in order to implement sustainable designs in any of your projects.