Learn to provide yourself and your family with the basic goods and services required to live, and gain a perspective on the broad range of alternative lifestyles that you might lead.
This course covers many aspects of self sufficiency, including the following:
- how to live with lower income
- identification of essential and non-essential services offered by society
- identification of services that one can be self sufficient with
- identification of self skills that can aid in self sufficiency
- skills that can be developed to assist in self sufficiency
- identify needs, wants and likes; and the purpose of prioritising needs
- identify items one can provide for oneself
- development of cost efficient meals
- identify purpose of fitness to self sufficiency
- plan a food garden
- identify crops plants most suited to a persons locality that assist in self sufficiency
- use of bees hives, poultry and other animals for self sufficiency
- estimating carrying capacity of a piece of land for animal stocking
- importance of pasture
- multipurpose animal stocking and their uses
- energy alternative techniques such as wind, solar, water fire, etc.
- reducing present energy usage
- candle making
- cloth and garment making processes
- food preservation techniques
- handicrafts techniques
- identifying criteria when planning to set up a self sufficient lifestyle in a new location
- identifying criteria on how to improve self sufficiency in present location
There are 10 lessons in this course:
- Understanding the possibilities
- Understanding Modern Society and the Scope and Nature of Self Sufficiency
- What is Self Sufficiency
- What is Needed to make a Change
- How to Start
- Getting the Right Attitude
- Being Realistic
- Health, Nutrition and Clothing
- Introdyction to a Balanced Lifestyle
- Health and Fitness
- Understanding Anaerobic and Aerobic Exercise
- Mental Health
- Understanding Food and Human Nutritional Needs
- Clothing Needs
- Safety with Fabrics
- Protective Clothing
- General Care and Hygiene for Everyday Clothing
- First Aid
- Horticulture - Fruit and Vegetables
- Scope and Nature of Horticultural Production
- Selecting and Planning for a Vegetable Crop
- No Dig Growing
- Review of Different Vegetabl;es
- Growing Fruit
- Berry Fruit
- What to Do with Excess Produce: Preserves, etc
- Resources for More Reliable Information
- Horticulture - Herbs
- Cultivation of Herbs
- Natural Pest Control and Companion Planting
- Herbs for Different Situations
- Harvesting Herbs
- Handling Fresh Herbs, Drying Herbs
- Cooking with Herbs
- Herb baths
- Propagating Herbs
- Animal Husbandry
- Short Cuts for Animal Rearing
- Chickens : Feeding, Watering, Housing, Health
- Bee Keeping
- Locating a Hive
- Honey Production
- Animal Husbandry ‑
- Overview: Cattle, Sheep, Goats, Horses, and Pigs
- Livestock Terminology
- Feeding Animals on Pasture
- Pasture Management
- Housing, Shelter, Fencing
- Animal Health and Disease Management
- Keeping Pigs
- Introduction to Earth Building
- How to Make Mud Bricks
- Building Foundations
- Laying Bricks
- Wall Finishes
- Using Fasteners : Nails, Screws, Bolts
- Building Tools
- Scope and Nature of alternative energy sources
- Comparing Renewable Energy Sources
- Solar Energy
- Wind Power
- Solar House Design
- Energy Conservation
- Growing and Using Wood for Fuel
- Choosing a Wood Burning Appliance
- Environmental Aspects to Burning Wood
- Care and Maintenance of Wood Stoves, Chimneys
- Craft & Country Skills
- Scope and Nature of Crafts
- Marketing Home Crafts
- Protecting Your Work
- Candle Making
- Other Crafts: Pot Pourri, etc
- Rustic Timber Structures
- How to Join Timbers
- Tool Maintenance
- Cleaning and Sharpening Tools
- Making Decisions
- Scope and Nature of Decision Making
- Risk Management -Preparing for Emergencies
- Preparing for Fire
- Making Money - Small Scale Home Based Businesses
- Growing things to Sell on a Small Property
Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.
For more information on this course, please request your free course information pack.
If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive financial support,
meaning you can defer payment of your course fees. Additionally, if you are an
Australian resident you may also be eligible to
receive Abstudy/Austudy or Youth Allowance.
We live in a society where the pressures of daily living are high with financial
expenses, personal and work commitments, and mortgage and rental obligations.
Then there are the unexpected life challenges that also get thrown our way.
With this in mind the thought of taking on study can be daunting for most people.
Here at Learning Cloud we understand that life doesn’t run in a straight line it
has many ups and downs.
As an enrolled student at Learning Cloud, you are entitled to access a variety of
non-academic support services from the Student Services Unit. These supports are
designed to walk beside you throughout your studies they will assist you in life’s
ups and downs to provide you the best opportunity to successfully complete your
STUDENT SERVICES PROGRAMS INCLUDE:
- Careers Counselling Service
- General Counselling Service
- Disability Liaison Service
- Retention & Engagement Service
- Student Activities
- Disabled Australian Apprentice Wage Subsidy (DAAWS)
- E Counselling
- Parent support
- Reasonable Adjustment Plan (RAP)
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How will this course advance my career?
Learning Cloud programs have been developed in response to industry demand
and are specifically designed to equip graduates with work-ready skills.
Each participant will be trained and assessed in theory and in practical tasks
and Real-world exercises are used throughout the program.
Studies prove, time and again, that college-educated workers earn more than those
with only a high school qualification. College graduates often enjoy additional
benefits, including greater job opportunities and promotions. Though the proof for
greater earning potential exists, some might wonder whether the cost of the
education warrants the overall expense in the long run.
College Graduate vs. Non-Graduate Earnings
The National Centre for Education Statistics (NCES) analyses employee earnings data
biennially, according to education level. Findings indicate that workers with a
qualification earn significantly more than those without. Since the mid-1980s,
education has played a large part in potential wages, with bachelor's degree holders
taking home an average of 66% more than those with only a high school diploma do.
While college-educated workers' wages have increased over the past two decades,
those with only a high school education have seen decreases in annual salaries in
the same time period (nces.ed.gov).
How else will I benefit from studying with Learning Cloud?
- Studying online or distance means you can study where you want
and at your own pace.
- Receive career-focused training with practical, hands-on learning.
- All course materials are provided and all digital platforms are
interactive, work on any device and designed to be fun.
- Recognition of Prior Learning or Skills Recognition may be available
for previous work experience, formal training or qualifications in this field.