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Australian Correspondence Schools (ACS Distance Education)

     
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Credentials: Principal John Mason is a widely published and respected Australian author, fellow of Parks & Leisure Australia and fellow of the Institute of Horticulture (UK)
Phone: +61 7 5562 1088
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Address: P.O. Box 2092, Nerang MDC, QLD 4211 Australia
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Course NameCourse DescriptionCategoryStatus
Abnormal Psychology 100 hr course to develop knowledge of different types of psychological disorders and thier causes. Humanities
Adv Certificate Applied Mgmt (Retail Nursery) 900 hour course develops both management skills and the knowledge required to manage a retail nursery. Horticulture Accredited
Adv Certificate Applied Studies (Small Business) Learn key skills and knowledge to plan, establish and operate a small business. Business Accredited
Adv Dip Horticulture (Ornamental) Training for people to work in the care and development of gardens, parks, or other areas of amenity horticulture (eg. tree or turn management, interior plantscaping), as a technician, manager or consultant. Horticulture Accredited
Advanced Certificate in Applied Managment This basic training course for managers teaches key office, management and business practices, and offers a choice of stream studies. Business Accredited
Advanced Certificate In Applied Plant Science Develop a foundation for applying plant science in commercial situations. Many industries offer significant employment or business opportunities for people who have a moderate understanding of plant science, provided this knowledge is accompanied with a real sense of how it can be applied for commercial benefit in the real world. Unfortunately scientific training is often either too theoretical (lacking relevance to commerce), or too strongly skills based (ie. how to perform tasks without a solid understanding of the science behind the task). This course is something between those extremes. The certificate consists of 8 individual modules and 100 hour Industry Meetings or Research Project. Agriculture Accredited
Advanced Certificate In Applied Plant Science Develop a foundation for applying plant science in commercial situations. Many industries offer significant employment or business opportunities for people who have a moderate understanding of plant science, provided this knowledge is accompanied with a real sense of how it can be applied for commercial benefit in the real world. Unfortunately scientific training is often either too theoretical (lacking relevance to commerce), or too strongly skills based (ie. how to perform tasks without a solid understanding of the science behind the task). This course is something between those extremes. The certificate consists of 8 individual modules and 100 hour Industry Meetings or Research Project. Agriculture Accredited
Advanced Diploma In Agriculture - Alternative Agriculture Agriculture today is a highly competitive, global market. Many traditional forms of agriculture are sometimes difficult to operate competitively, particularly within developed countries, but even in the most competative economies, some agricultural enterprises still remain not only viable, but highly profitable. Success may be gained by value adding, or perhaps by filling a market niche not able to be readily filled by international or mass market competition. This is a very solid training program for people wishing to work in alternative areas of agriculture at a technician or management level; in positions such as a farm manager, technical representatives, trainers or consultants. Agriculture Accredited
Advanced Diploma In Agriculture - Animal Husbandry This course provides training for people wishing to work in agriculture at a technician or management level; in positions such as a farm manager, technical representatives, trainers or consultants. Learn about general animal care, health and welfare; and farm animal production, as a foundation for a professional career. Agriculture Accredited
Advanced Diploma in Agriculture- Animal Husbandry Learn to describe common diseases in animals, how to recognise and treat these diseases and wounds. It is advisable to complete Animal Husbandry I before attempting this course Agriculture
Advanced Technical Writing BWR301 Develop skills to write technical information for a variety of different purposes. This 100 hr course covers key factors, including structure, planning, and different kinds of documents. English, Creative Writing and Journalism
Agricultural Marketing The core activity of any farm is producing animals or crops, but if the produce is not marketed at the right time for the right price, the whole financial viability of the farm is at best unstable. This course develops your ability to analyse and manage marketing problems in agriculture enterprise Agriculture
Animal Anatomy and Physiology 100 hr course can be studied alone or as a module in a qualification in Animals or Agriculture. Animals
Animal Behaviour 100 hr course covers biological and learned aspects of animal behaviour Animals
Animal Behaviour An understanding of animal behaviour is important in any situation where a person works with animals, from farmers to animal keepers at zoos, and from horse trainers to kennel owners. This is an excellent foundation course, and relevant to working with animals in any situation. Agriculture
Animal Breeding BAG301 100 hr course develops ability to plan and manage an animal breeding program applying genetic theory and practical applications. May also be studied as a module in a higher level course. Animals
Animal Feed and Nutrition BAG202 Develop a working knowledge of animal feed and nutrition and the skills to apply it to real life situations. Animals
Animal Health BAG201 Learn to identify and treat common diseases and injuries in animals. This 100 hr course may also be studied as a module in a higher level animal or wildlife studies course. Animals Accredited
Animal Health Care VAG100 Covers basic veterinary animal health care, appropriate for anyone interested in working with animals on a farm, a wildlife park or assisting in a veterinary practice. Animals
ASSOCIATE DIPLOMA IN FOOD AND NUTRITION This associate diploma expands on the subject of nutrition and health, will give a competitive edge for people wanting to work in the field of Nutrition. Sports, Recreation and Fitness Accredited
Biochemistry l (Animal) BSC103 100 hr course provides an introduction to animal biochemstry, including:lipids, proteins, enzymes, nucleic acids, thermo regulation, carbohydrate metabolism, absorption, acidity, alkalinity, chemical analysis, and industry applications. Science
Biochemistry l (Plant) BSC102 100 hour course covers lipids, carbohydrates, amino acids, proteins, metabolism, nitrogen cycle, photosynthesis, respiration, transpiration, acidity/alkalinity, nutrition, hormones, chemical analysis and applications in industry. Science
Biochemistry ll (BSC203) Expanding on Biochemistry l, this course covers: amino acids, proteins, sugars, polysaccharides, lipids, enzymes, vitamins, hormones, RNA and DNA. Science
Bookkeeping l A basic bookkeeping course for small business Humanities
Certificate in Environmental Studies VEN002 An excellent foundation course for understanding key environmental principles and issues. This course may provide a first step towards the higher qualifications needed to work in Environmental Management or Consulting. Environment Accredited
Certificate in Horticulture Develop the skills and knowledge needed to work as a horticulturalist. Course contains core modules in horticulture plus elective studies in one area, such as permaculture, landscaping, viticulture, herbs, arboriculture etc. Horticulture Accredited
Certificate in Horticulture (Grounds Management) A 600 hour course that provides initial training for gardeners, groundsmen and others involved in the care and maintenance of parks, gardens and turf facilities. Horticulture Accredited
Certificate in Horticulture (Propagation) 600 hr course develops sound knowledge and skills in horticulture and propagation of hundreds of different types of plants. Horticulture Accredited
Certificate in Personnel Management VBS003 A foundation qualification for supervisors, personnel managers or even business owners who wish to strengthen their capacity to manage people. Business Accredited
Certificate in Web Design This course will prepare you to design and maintain web sites for different purposes. Information Technology Accredited
Certificate in Wildlife Studies VEN003 A foundation entry level course to develop skills relevant to employment in wildlife parks, zoos, refuges or wilderness management. Environment Accredited
Child Psychology For parents, teachers, counsellors and others who want to understand how children develop and learn Humanities
Children's Writing For those wanting to start writing for children with the aim of getting published English, Creative Writing and Journalism
Computer Servicing l This course develops a broad and general understanding of repair and maintenance procedures that can be used at work or home Information Technology
Cut Flower Orchids Vht240 Orchids occur naturally from very cold temperate climates through to tropical locations; and provided you choose appropriate species and treat them according to location, it is feasible to grow orchids as cut flowers almost anywhere. Orchids are one of the most commercially viable cut flower crops (partially due to their beauty, and also due to their long shelf life). Learn how to produce orchid flowers for the cut flower trade. Horticulture
Digital Photography Learn to produce photographs using digital technology (digital or conventional photography combined with computer software and hardware for processing the photographs). Art and Design
Diploma in Counselling and Psychology An ACA approved counsellor training course. 1500 hr course made up of 6 core modules, 6 electives, two research projects and a workshop component. Humanities
Diploma in Management VBS006 Management skills are in high demand, and this course will develop the skills to make good management decisions for different situations. Business Accredited
Earth Science BEN204 A sound introduction to geology: Earth's structure and processes that affect affect it. Learn about rocks and minerals, meteorology, global weather patterns, the oceans, surface chances (eg. earthquakes and volcanoes), geological time and more. Environment
Editing l This 100 hour course develops basic editing skills and knowledge or writers or those wanting to work in journalism, editing or publishing. May be studied alone or as a module in a higher level course. English, Creative Writing and Journalism
Editing ll This 100 hr course is designed for self-editors, aspiring professional editors and desktop publishers. Further develos skills and knowledge gained in Editing l. English, Creative Writing and Journalism
Elite Fitness Leader Certificate Designed to prepare students for work in a gym or fitness centre. Sports, Recreation and Fitness Accredited
Entrepreneurship BBS204 100 hr course develops an understanding of entrepreneurship as a crucial part of business development, and enhances your ability apply entrepreneurial principles to achieve business success and innovation. Business
Environmental Assessment BEN301 Learn about functions and processes and legal aspects of environmental assessment. Environment
Environmental Studies VEN100 An excellent introduction to environmental studies providing a broad based grounding in environmental and conservation issues, and a foundation course for higher learning. This 100 hour course may be studied alone or as part of a higher level course. Environment
Event Management This course will develop your knowledge and skills for planning and management of special events Sports, Recreation and Fitness
Farm Management Improve your capacity to more effectively manage a farm or agricultural enterprise which services farms. Agriculture
Freelance Writing This course shows you not only how to write, but also what to write, and how to go about selling your work. English, Creative Writing and Journalism
Garden Centre Management BHT213 This 100 hour course has successfully trained staff and managers of retail nurseries and garden centres across Australia and beyond, and has been thoroughly updated by horticultural professionals in to be relevant to countries around the world. Horticulture Accredited
Horse Care III All about managing health and condition of horses in different situations. Learn to identify signs of poor condition, and address those problems appropriately. Understand the things that can stress a horse and increase it's susceptibility to problems. Know how to manage situations (eg. events, travel, weather) to minimse risk. " Agriculture
Horse Care l Develop the skills and knowledge to correctly and effectively care for horses. You may proceed to levels ll and lll, if you wish. May studied alone or as part of a higher level coure. Animals
Horticultural Resource Management This course enhances the learner's skills to independently develop management strategies appropriate to specific enterprises in the horticultural industry. Horticulture
Horticulture 1 Designed to give students a solid grounding in hort practices and principles and plant identification Horticulture
Horticulture II Plant knowledge learnt here is in high demand in the horticulture industry. It is something priozed by employers, but all too often minimized in modern courses due to financial constraints Horticulture
Human Biology lA Provides a grounding in human anatomy and physiology Science
Introduction to Ecology BEN101 Learn about living organisms, the places they live, and the relationships that occur between them and their environment. 100 hr course may also be studied as part of a higher level coure Environment
Introduction to Psychology Provides essential foundation knowledge for further study or just for understanding influences on human behaviour and thinking. Humanities
Irrigation A sound foundation course introducing you to the basics of irrigation design and management. Agriculture
Irrigation Management Thiis course builds on Irrigation BAG210. It teaches you to manage the design and operation of large scale irrigation systems Agriculture
Irrigation Management BHT305 This 100 hr course goes beyond basic irrigation skills to develop students’ ability to manage the design and operation of large scale irrigation systems for horticultural applications. Horticulture Accredited
Landscaping l A course for those wanting to become landscapers or to landscape their garden. Horticulture
Leadership BBS110 This 100 hr course develops your capacity to lead others in business, politics, religion, youth services, community services,leisure industries, etc. Business
Marketing Foundations VBS109 This course deals with all aspects of marketing from presentation and packaging, to advertizing and selling, developing in you an acute awareness of what is needed to achieve and maintain a good market share. 100 hrs. Business
Medical Terminology A good course for medical receptionists, health care workers and others who need to understand and communicate medical information Science
Mushroom Production Bht310 Here is a comprehensive 8 lesson course covering how to grow mushrooms on either a small or large scale. Emphasis is placed on the Agaricus species (the Champignon), though other commercially important edible fungi are also considered. Growing, harvesting, marketing, storage, pest and diseases and even ways of cooking and using mushrooms are covered Horticulture
Nature Park Management I This course has been specifically designed for people working or wishing to work in nature parks and reserves, in managerial or technical positions. The course develops the student’s skills to undertake the management of practical aspects of nature parks. Horticulture
Nature Park Management l BEN120 Introduction to the design and management of space in zoos, wildlife parks, nature reserves: includes weed control, soil management, land rehabilitation, landscape construction, etc. Environment
Nature Park Management ll BEN204 This 100 hour course covers design, construction and use of balanced ecosystems using indigenous plants, nature trails, rockeries and pathways, ponds, watercourses, picnic grounds and animal enclosures. Environment
Nursery Hands Course VHT102 100 hr course teaches skills and knowledge for daily work in a production nursery, including: operational flow charts, nursery standards, plant variety rights, identification, nursery structures, heating/cooling, potting mixes etc. Horticulture
Nut Production Bht219 For the enthusiast or commercial grower. A detailed study on nut growing with the opportunity to specialise, to some degree, according to your interests. Horticulture
Organic Farming Learn the systems and management techniques of organic farming for both crops and livestock. Study with tutors who are leading international experts with hands on experience in this field. Agriculture
Organic Plant Culture This course shows you how to grow plants naturally, developing a solid understanding of the principles and procedures underlying the cultivation of plants by natural methods, working with the environment and without the use of artificial fertilizers or sprays. Horticulture
Organic Plant Culture BHT302 This course develops a solid understanding of the principles and procedures underlying the cultivation of plants by natural methods, and without the use of artificial fertilizers or sprays. Horticulture
Pasture Management Pastures are critical to many types of farms. Farmers have been known to turn unprofitable farms into commercial successes by simply improving pasture. Whether dealing with small or large properties, pasture management is an important part of many types of farm enterprises. Learn to evaluate, design and make decisions about the management of pasture for different purposes. Agriculture
Pigs If you want to learn about Pigs, whether for commercial production or on a smaller scale, this is the course for you. Agriculture
Plant Pathology Course for horticulturalist that want to boost their plant health and prevent damage by pests and diseases. This course develops your understanding of all types of plant diseases (fungal, viral, bacterial, non-infectious); their life cycles, and ways they can be controlled both with and without chemicals. Horticulture
Practical Horticulture l BHT238 Based on RHS practical horticulture requirements, this 100 hr course develops key skills and is excellent for online or USB Stick study. Practical Horticulture ll further develops those skills. Horticulture
Protected Plant Production Develop your broad understanding of practices and processes involved in successful plant cropping in greenhouses or other protective structures. Develop a clear understanding of enviromental control and plant growth within a protective enviroment, together with a practical knowledge of plant husbandry techniques. Horticulture
Sheep Learn about: Breeds; Selection and Breeding; Nutrition of Sheep; Diseases of Sheep; General Management of a Commercial Flock; Care of the Lamb; Wool and the Marketing of Sheep and Sheep Products. Agriculture
Soil Management Soil is the foundation for profitable farming. There are many things that can be wrong with soil (eg. poor nutrition, chemical imbalance, structural problems such as drainahe, lack of microbial life etc). Often minor and releatively inexpensive treatments can make a huge difference to productivity, but the problems need to be identified first, and that requires a solid understanding of soil theory and management practice. Learn about soil properties and requirements in agriculture, and how to apply that knowledge at a management level. Agriculture Accredited
Soil Management - Crops Bht303 Good soil conditions are critical to the healthy growth of most plants. Over eight lessons this course will develop an understanding of physical & chemical properties of soils, the ability to carry out simple tests and determine soil characteristics, and to decide ways of treating a soil to improve its ability to grow plants. The course is specifically designed for crop production. Horticulture
Sports Turf Management This course assumes a basic knowledge of turf care, either through experience or prior study. From there it develops your ability to manage the maintenance of sports turf including gold courses, bowling clubs, playing fields, cricket wickets and other sporting facilities Horticulture
Starting a Small Business Learn to plan usiness and initiate development of a business venture Horticulture
Sustainable Agriculture This course will give you the knowledge and skills required to run or work confidently on a specialised or mixed farm. Core units equip you with all the basics needed for general animal health, farm management and all important marketing skills. Choose three elective units from a list that includes soil and pasture management and also gives you the opportunity to specialise in specific farm animals i.e. calf rearing, poultry, beef or dairy cattle etc. An excellent starting point to learn the fundamentals of farming Agriculture
Trees For Rehabilitation This course develops an understanding of environmental systems and the rehabilitation of degraded landscapes. You learn about seed collection, storage and germination, propagation, plant selection, establishment techniques, controlling pest & disease after planting. Horticulture
Trees for Rehabilitation BHT205 100 hour course develops an understanding of environmental systems and the rehabilitation of degraded landscapes through tree selection, establishment and care. Environment
Turf Care A comprehensive introduction to the identification, selection, culture and management of turf for commercial, recreational or home use. Horticulture
Turf Repair And Renovation A course specifically designed for people working with turf, as in golf courses, specialized gardeners and garden technicians, turf nurseries' personnel, and for every gardener that has extense or delicate turf areas to care for. The course develops your ability to diagnose and treat problems in turf efficiently Horticulture
Vertebrate Zoology BEN104 Learn to distinguish between major groups of vertebrates, their taxonomic classification and diversity. Environment
Weed Control Learn to identify and effectively control weeds. You learn about both chemical and non-chemical control methods (e.g. mulching, burning, slashing), the use of spray equipment, and safety procedures which should be followed. Agriculture Accredited
Wildlife Management BEN205 100 hour course provides a broad- based introduction to wildlife management applicable to wildlife around the globe. It can serve as a course in its own right or as part of a higher qualification in environmental or nature park management. Environment
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