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1 CONTENTS PagesThe Staff, the School and Procedures.......................................3-13How to Design Your OwnCourse.............................................................................................10Agriculture Courses (Horses, Aquaculture, Pet care, Pigs, Cattle,Soils, etc)...................................................................................14-18Organics, Permaculture, and Self Sufficiency........................19-21Home Gardening.............................................................................22General Horticulture...................................................................23-27Amenity Horticulture (Nursery, Sports Turf Management,Landscaping, etc.)......................................................................28-32Production Horticulture (Propagation, Hydroponics, Crops,etc.)..............................................................................................33-40Specialist Plant Courses (Herbs, Roses, Proteas, Camellias,Australian Natives, etc)..............................................................41-46Environmental Studies (Marine Studies, Ecology, Ecotourism,etc.)..............................................................................................47-50Ecotourism.......................................................................................51Hospitality and Tourism (Bar Service, Hotel Management,Ecotourism)................................................................................52-53Leisure, Health and Fitness (Fitness Leaders, Human Nutrition,Aquafitness, Facility Management)..........................................54-59Natural Health Courses (Foundation Diploma, FunctionalNutrition, Naturopathy, etc.)...........................................................60
2Psychology and Counselling (from short courses to certificatesand diplomas).........................61-65Science and Technology (Human Biology, Biochemistry, Botany,Zoology)................................66-68Computing/Information Technology (Intro. Courses, Servicing,Web Development, etc.)...........69-72Business, Management & Marketing (Bookkeeping,Management, Sales, Marketing, etc.).......73-78Writing and Communications (Journalism, Publishing, FreelanceWriting, etc)..........................79-81Education and Research (Workplace Training, InstructionalSkills, Research Projects)............82-83Photography (Photography, Digital Photography, LandscapePhotography, etc.)......................84-86OnlineTraining..........................................................................................................................87-88PO Box 2092 Nerang MDC, Queensland, 4211Phone: (07) 5562 1088 Fax: (07) 5562 1099International: Phone: +61 755 621 088Fax: + 61 755 621 099www.acs.edu.auEmail: email@example.comOffice hours are Monday-Friday 9am-4pm. You are welcome tovisit our staff in Queensland or England (by appointment).PO Box 4171 Stourbridge, DY8 2WZ, UKPhone: + 44 1384 444718
3Fax: +44(0)207 6812702www.acsedu.co.ukEmail: firstname.lastname@example.orgABOUT THE SCHOOL* Established in 1979, ACS has educated thousands of studentsin over 70 countries.* Around 4,000 students are currently enrolled, serviced bytutors from the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and theUSA.* On the register of Education and Training Providers (U.K.Department of Education & Skills)* Administration centres are located in Australia and the U.K.* We offer courses designed to be globally relevant, acharacteristic we believe important in todays world.* Courses are also conducted under licence to affiliatedinstitutions in five different countries. ACS is well establishedand highly respected throughout the world. Most qualificationsare accredited through the International Accreditation andRecognition Council (see www.iarcedu.com).* Exceptional tutors all hold a 3 year degree or diploma, 5 yearsindustry experience and remain active in industry. Most tutorshold post graduate qualifications.
4* We believe that good education must address current andfuture needs. Todays world is different and rapidly changing:hence todays education must be different and rapidlychanging.* ACS gives priority to student service, frequent review andupdating of courses, application of studies to real worldproblems and developing a capacity to solve problems ratherthan simply regurgitate information. Issues such as governmentfunding and recognition and bureaucratic planning processeswhich often overwhelm other institutions are assigned lowpriority. This has enabled ACS to respond more quickly to theneeds of the 21st century, and has resulted in graduate’s highrates of career success.* ACS does not aim to cater to everyone. It aims to provide ahigh quality and cost effective alternative in post secondaryeducation for anyone who is primarily concerned withdeveloping knowledge and skills that distinguish them from thecrowd in tomorrows world.ACS operates as two companies. In Australia the ACN is 006 249276. In the UK the company No is 004624913 ACS Courses arealso delivered through a network of reputable a-liatedinstitutions around the world.SCHOOL WEB SITESAustralasia Web Site www.acs.edu.au
5UK & Europe Web Site www.acsedu.co.ukInternational Web Site www.acsedu.comOnline Training Site www.acseduonline.comHorticulture Website www.hortcourses.comOur Other SitesGarden Ezine www.acsgarden.comCareers Guide www.thecareersguide.com4STAFFA key philosophy of the school has always been that tutors arenot only tertiary qualied but also actively working in industry.This ensures that students benefit from professional, up to dateknowledge and experience that is relevant to industry.All tutors:1. Hold a tertiary qualication (3 years full time study orequivalent).2. Have a minimum of 5 years of industry experience (most inexcess of 10 years).3. Are trained in teaching skills.4. Are still involved in industry beyond education.
6Our tutors have distinguished themselves as leaders in theirrespective elds. They include former presidents and secretariesfrom professional associations, former and current managersand department heads (both private enterprise and government)and successful owner operators of a wide variety of businesses.THE PRINCIPALJohn L. Mason Dip.Hort.Sc., Supn Cert., Adv.Cert.App.Mgt,MAIH, FIOH, FPLA, MACHPER, MASAMr Mason has over 30 years experience in the elds ofHorticulture, Recreation, Education and Journalism, and27 years as Principal of this Australian owned school. He hasheld positions ranging from Director of Parks andRecreation (City of Essendon, Victoria) to magazine editor, andhas authored more than 40 books and published over 1500periodical articles. Mr Mason travels widely and frequently andis well respected by colleagues across the world. He currentlyholds the position of president of the International Accreditationand Recognition Council, a body supported by colleges anduniversities from around the world.TUTORS AND ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT STAFFDr Valeria Astorga PhD (Life Sc), B.Biol, Dip. NutritionDr Mark Berman BA, MA (Anthropology), PhD (Psychol)
7Rosemary Brown B.Bus.Maggi Brown C.Env.Alison Bundock Ass.Dip.Hort., B.A., Grad.Dip.Hort., MHMAGavin Cole B.Sc., Psych.Cert., Cert. Garden Design, MACACorrine de Mestre BSc(hons) Zoology/Environmental SciencePeter Douglas Dip.Animal Husb.Dr James Euclid B.Vsc.(Hons), B.VBiol(Hons), PhDRebecca Gater BA (Hons), QTSKate Gibson BSoc.Sc, PostGrad Dip Org BehaviourStephen Henderson B.I.T.Shane Holborn Ass.Dip.Hort,Dip.Perm.Design, MAIHAdriana Fraser Cert.Hort., Cert.Child Care, Adv.Cert.Hort,Adv.Cert.App.Mgt., Adv.Dip.Hort.Pam Fricker Dip Sport, Cert Education,Cert Physical EducationBob James Dip.Animal.Husb., B.App.Sc., Grad.Dip.Mgt.,PDC,M.Env.ScTracey Jones B.Sc, M.Soc.Sc., PCET, Cert Teach, CertProofreadingIan Kerr Dip.Photog. ABIPPSimon Lennard M.Hort.Sc
823 5ACADEMIC STAFF... continuedDr Lynette Morgan B.Hort.Sc.,PhDVahini Panda B.Sc (Dietetics), Master in Information Technology,MCSEToby Pierpoint B.Ed.(Media)Lynn Schloemann B.S.(Psych & Bus), AA (Early Childhood), A.D.(Naturopathy), B.Sc.(Health)Rachel Syers B.JournalismMax Tay MBA, IDPM Diploma, Dip. Comm.Mgt., MACS, MMIMAlison Tranter B.Eq.Sc.Lyn Quirk MProfEd., Adv.Dip. Compl. Med. (Naturopathy),Adv.Dip. Sports Therapy, Ad Cert.MgtTosca Zraikat B.A. (Writing), B.Teach.ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENTLeonie Mason Administration DirectorMelissa Denton Quality Control ManagerJolene CrossKerri SmithElaine WilsonAngus Thompson I.T
9 DISTANCE EDUCATION IS OFTEN BETTER THAN THE CLASSROOM!In the past, classroom education had advantages over distanceeducation; but that is no longer the case. Classroom educationis so costly today. It is not uncommon for corners to be cut andservice to suer. Technology has at the same time, made servicesthrough distance education bigger and better than ever; withoutincreasing costs.In todays world, distance education often provides betteropportunities than the classroom education, for interacting withtutors, and quickly accessing student support and informationservices.ACS Distance Education now offers a range of online courseswhich are highly interactive and feature self assessmentquizzes, online videos and fast tutor access. For moreinformation about online learning see www.acseduonline.comEnrol online at www.acs.edu.au or www.acsedu.co.uk and getyour enrolment processed much quicker. Our site is SSlsecured
10WHAT MAKES ACS UNIQUEOur courses are UNIQUE : We believe that the customer comes -first, and we are here to serve you!Sadly, this may not always be the case in other schools.HOW OUR COURSES ARE DEVELOPED: INDUSTRY INPUTThe courses at this school are the result of continuous inputfrom tutors, students and industry over a period of more than25 years. This input has come through both formal channels (eg.advisory committees, industry reports, student and employersurveys, etc), and informally, by alterations/improvements beingmade to course notes whenever a problem is detected.WHY CHOOSE ACS?COURSES ARE CONTINUALLY UPDATEDOur event & tourist business modules are continually updated.We continually update courses because:
11 Were always learning new things, from conferences, magazines and journals, internet searches, colleagues and feedback from student assignments.f We are continually researching and writing new books, magazine articles and video scripts that are relevant to courses.c We encourage feedback from students through newsletters and questionnaires. If a student has suggestions, we take them very seriously.t Our course content can be rapidly updated and improved without the red tape and bureaucracy experienced by many other educational institutions.FLEXIBILITY IS NUMBER 1we believe that flexible courses are better able to meet the needsof modern students. Courses are developed so that they will beapplicable to students anywhere in the world. If studentsexperience problems due to assignment questions beinginappropriate for their culture or locality, we have alternativeassignment questions available.STUDENTS CAN STUDY OUR COURSESFROM ANY LOCATION IN THE WORLD.
12Workshops only apply for Diplomas and higher courses, andeven those can be undertaken locally (additional fees mayapply).Assignments are designed so that students can focus on theirparticular areas of interest. If students contact the school,tutors are available to provide extra information on assignmentquestions.If you find a course difficult, you can choose to work slowly, andto get more help from the school. There are no time limits oncourses. TAKE AS LONG AS YOU NEED TO UNDERSTANDEACH PART OF THE COURSE. We also encourage students tocontact the school for help in selecting the correct course, andfor help with assignment questions.Check out page 10 to see how you can design your own courseHOW COURSES WORKFour main ways to learn:1. Distance Education CoursesAll courses offered can be taken by traditional distanceeducation. Basically, students work through notes, practicaltasks and assignments. The student is guided by a printed studyguide and accompanying materials as well as advice and
13feedback from tutors. Assignments are submitted to tutors forfeedback, and exams can be taken anywhere in the world.2. Online CoursesAround 33% of our courses are now offered online. Onlinestudents require a reliable internet connection. Many of themodules offered by traditional distance education are now o-ffered online. This means that students can earn credit towardlarger qualifications such as Certificates and Diplomas bycompleting modules online. In addition, a number of shortercourses are available online.Online students can watch videos, read notes and studyillustrations on the computer screen, then complete selfassessment quizzes to gauge their learning. Students areencouraged to contact the school with problems. Alternatively,the online Student Room oers a forum for students to postquestions for tutors and fellow students to respond. Check outwww.acseduonline.com3. E-learning/CD CoursesAll Online course can be studied by CD, giving studentsmaximum exiblity. CD courses have all the bene-ts of the Online
14courses but cost 10% less. They are also great for people whohave a computer but do not have internet or have a slowinternet connection.4. Video EducationACS produces a number of training videos and maintains avideo library for students. Watching these intensive trainingvideos repeatedly can reinforce important knowledge and skills,helping students to gain a deeper understanding; and toimprove their memory. Videos are normally used to supplementand support other studies. They are by no means essential; butthey can be useful.COURSE STARTING DATES AND DURATIONEnrolments are accepted all year - students can commencestudy at any time. All study is self paced, and we do not setassignment deadlines. If a student is being assisted by someoneelse (e.g. an employer or government subsidy), the body offeringthe assistance may require a student finish within a specifiedperiod. Students in such situations are advised to check withtheir sponsor prior to enrolling.The nominal duration of a course is approximately how long acourse takes to complete. A course with a nominal duration of
15100 hours is expected to take roughly 100 hours of study time tocomplete. However, this will vary from student to student.If a student cannot submit their assignments for 6 months to us,they should advise the school to avoid cancellation of theirstudent registration.PROBLEM BASED LEARNINGPBL is a relatively new, student centred approach in educationwhich is gaining momentum worldwide. International researchhas shown graduates of PBL courses have been moresuccessful in careers. We are now incorporating a PBLapproach into courses wherever appropriate. Seehttp://www.acs.edu.au/pbl/pblhome.aspRESEARCH PROJECTS, INDUSTRYMEETINGS AND WORK EXPERIENCEA number of courses require that students complete workexperience, industry meetings, workshops or research projects.The requirements are as follows:Work Experience: Where a student is required to complete workexperience, it must be relevant to the qualification, as well as a
16valuable learning experience. Work that is menial or notchallenging may not be approved. A reference from anemployer, client or colleague must be supplied, describing boththe nature and duration of the work. If a student has difficultyobtaining work experience, they are advised to contact ACS forassistance.Workshops: Some courses have workshop requirements.Workshop I, II, & III each involve a series of PBL projects,worked through in liaison with other people. These modulesdevelop the same competencies which would otherwise beachieved through face to face workshops. These modules workfor any discipline, teaching you how to effectively deal withpractical problems within well defined specifications in ANYINDUSTRY.Research Projects: Research Projects I, II, III and IV are generic100 hour modules. Each module involves some formal studiesto learn about research methods and techniques, followed byconducting real research into a subject relevant to the disciplinebeing studied.Workplace Project: We will accept any of the above threecategories as a workplace project.Industry Meetings: To meet this requirement, you must attendmeetings such as conferences, seminars, trade shows,
17exhibitions, study tours, committee meetings, or any otherindustry events which might be considered as contributingtoward their awareness and education of the relevant industry.Proof of attendance must be shown. This may be references orletters from the event organisers, by supplying a written reportand photographs; or by any other reasonable method. HOW EXAMS ARE TAKEN BY CORRESPONDENCEStudents can sit exams in their own locality. The exam is sent tothe adjudicator, who supervises the student during the exam,and then sends it to the school for marking. Many exams attracta fee separate to the course fee.What you receive when you complete a courseLetter of completionOn satisfactory completion of all assignments in a course, onrequest ou will be issued with an official “Letter of Completion”Statement of AttainmentTo formally complete a course, you must complete allassignments and successfully complete one or more examin-ations.
18Certificates and DiplomasYour official certificate or diploma is awarded when yousuccessfully complete all course requirements. The officialdocument is yours to display. As a graduate you are alsoentitled to use an appropriate abbreviation of your qualificationafter your name.WHAT YOU RECEIVE AS A STUDENTAll materials essential for course completion are included in thecost of the course fee.Upon enrolment, students receive:U Course notes and required reading materialsC Tuition as neededT Access to our Resource LibrariesA Bookshop and Workshop discountsB Free listing on an internet site directory (upon request)F Free Online Library SubscriptionF Opportunity to update course notes if a major revision is undertakenu International Visibility (beyond many nationally focussed institutions)
19Online Student RoomThis is an area on the internet which only students can enter(with a personal access code). Once in, you can communicatewith other students or tutors, access our exclusive library, makesecure payments, list yourself on a job board etc.Online BookshopA large range of books and videos are now available atwww.acs.edu.au/shop - titles include recommended reading forcourses, and a number of titles by ACS sta. Current studentsreceive a 10% discount on books purchased from the school.Video Loan LibraryVideos and CDs can be loaned (for a fee) to students all over theworld. Enrolled students may Contact the school for a list oftitles.Online LibraryA sophisticated facility with thousands of pages of searchableinformation including many articles, books and books by staffand outstanding projects by students which are not availablereadily anywhere else. The information is included because it isreliable and useful for one or more ACS courses.
20WHAT OUR STUDENTS HAVE TO SAY:"...This course has just helped me get a job as a proofreader...cheers"Jacqui Eyley, Freelance Writing"Thank you so much...we can only hope that one day ourbusiness world might be a little closer to being as efficient,prompt and courteous as ACS has demonstrated to me overthese past months since taking up my studies." Malcom Dorey,Certicate in Horticulture"[ACS] has been a truly invaluable learning experience for me. Iwant you to know that I have learnt so much from all of yourconstructive input and guidance throughout each lesson of thecourse. I am very appreciative of you sharing your knowledge,explaining to me and helping me to think and write more indepth, to express myself clearly and to be concise. You havehelped me to understand where my strengths and weakeraspects lie. Thank-you for getting my assignmentsback to me as promptly as you have and Thank-you for makingthis course so enjoyable"Jenelle Heidi, Child Psychology"It is an extremely convenient way to study. It lets me juggle abusiness, home, baby and study. The range of topics is great.
21No one has an excuse for not completing their higher studieswith this option available." Debbie Ryan, Training Skills llSee more testimonials at www.acs.edu.au QUALIFICATIONS OFFERED AND HOW TO DESIGN A COURSEWe offer two ways to complete Certificates and other higherqualifications:1. Enroll in a standard course. The structure of these courses isfully laid down, and students may only need to elect a majorarea of study. Standard courses are listed throughout thehandbook.2. Design your own course. This gives students who have a veryspecific goal in mind the flexibility to put together a programthat meets their needs. Details on designing courses are givenbelow:Proficiency Award (Prof.Awd.)A specialist qualification for people who already have a"foundation" knowledge of a subject; but wish to undertakelimited, but more in depth specialised study in that field.Proficiency Awards are not accredited through the InternationalAccreditation and Recognition Council, though the individual
22modules may be credited toward higher, accreditedqualifications.*Requirements: Completion of 3 related modules (combinednominal duration of 300 hours); PLUS 200 hours of workexperience or industry meetings.*Prerequisites: A certi-cate or higher quali-cation of 200 hrsduration or more; or at least 2 years of appropriate workexperience; or over 21 years of age.Certificate (Cert.)This would be generally considered equal to or higher than atrade level quali-cation. Accredited through the InternationalAccreditation and Recognition Council.A *Requirements: Completion of 6 modules (combined nominal duration of at least 600 hours).n *Prerequisites: Year 10, or 1 year of relevant full time work following year 9; or over 21 years of age.Advanced Certificate (Adv.Cert.)
23This would normally be considered equal to, or higher than asupervisory quali-cation. Accredited through the InternationalAccreditation and Recognition Council.A *Requirements: Completion of 8 modules (combined nominal duration of at least 800 hours); PLUS 100 hours of industry meetings.i *Prerequisites: Year 11, or 1 year of full time work, following year 10; or a vocational certi-cate (of 600 hrs); or over 21 years of age.Associate Diploma (Assoc.Dip.)This would normally be considered appropriate training forlower levels of management or technician training.Accredited through the International Accreditation andRecognition Council.R *Requirements: Completion of 14 modules (combined duration of at least 1400 hours); normally including Research Project I; PLUS 100 hours of industry meetings.
24 *Prerequisites: Year 11, or 1 year of full time work following year 10; or a vocational certi-cate (of 600 hrs); or over 21 years of age.Diploma (Dip.)This would normally be considered a management orprofessional quali-cation. This is accredited through theInternational Accreditation and Recognition Council.*Requirements: Completion of 20 modules (combined nominalduration of at least 2000 hours) normally including ResearchProject I and II; PLUS 100 hours of industry meetings*Prerequisites: Year 12; or a vocational certi-cate (of 600 hrs); orover 21 years of age.Advanced Diploma (Adv.Dip.)This may in some situations be considered similar to afoundation degree or associate degree.*Requirements: Completion of 24 modules (combined durationat least 2400 hours) including Research Projects I, II PLUS 100hours of work experience or industry meetings
25*Prerequisites: Year 12 plus; or a vocational certificate (of 600hrs); or over 21 years of age.*NB: Students through our UK school or affiliate institutionsmay undertake additional qualifications other than those listedabove. For more information, see the ACS Distance Education(UK) web site at www.acsedu.co.uk. ACS RECOGNITION AND COURSE ACCREDITATIONACS has an excellent reputation as a college that deliversquality courses and provides efficient service. Over the years,ACS has received formal recognition from differentorganisations in a variety of countries. Our current policy is todevelop recognition which is most significant to employers andbusiness clients on a global basis.The International Accreditation and Recognition Council (IARC)With few exceptions, Certificates and higher qualificationsoffered by ACS are accredited through IARC. IARC wasestablished by professional educators as a global system toprovide students and employers with an easy way ofdistinguishing highly reputable post secondary colleges anduniversities. IARC has grown considerably to encompass bothvocational colleges and universities, spread accross America,
26Europe, Asia and Australia. For more information, seewww.iarcedu.comFurther Registrations and RecognitionVarious programs have achieved other forms of recognitionthrough various bodies across a number of countries, forexample:*The Diploma in Psychology and Counselling is recognisedthrough the Australian Counselling Association.*Royal Horticultural Society Courses delivered by the schoollead to qualifications accredited through the QualificationsCurriculum Authority in the UK.*Courses have been registered under the Enhanced LearningCredits Scheme (ELCAS) through the U.K. Department ofDefence. Provider Reference No: 1853*The school has been registered in Washington State: DeptSocial Security, USA. Our Federal Tax Number is #9999999999-20*ACS is on the register for Education and Training providers inthe UK. “The register is a list of genuine education and trainingproviders in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
27Genuine providers are defined as those assesses and validatedby the Department of Education and Skills (DfES) as part of theregistration process”r ACS is a CYQ Centre Approved (centre code ACS523) with YMCA in the UKY ACS (Australia) is an Accredited Training Centre by the “Certified Institute of Bookkeepers”“ ACS is accredited by the accreditation board of MaldivesA Health Science courses achieve formal accreditation through established agreements with Aliates Health Schools Australia and Warnborough College.University QualificationsStudies with ACS have been accepted for credit towarduniversity qualifications within Australia and overseas.ACS does have some formal credit arrangements in place, butfor most universities, credit is granted on a case by case basis,and the decision is one for the university.
28ACS will of course supply any information requested by auniversity in making an assessment.How Can I Assess the Credibility of a College?Most people still assume that words such as ‘accredited’ or‘recognised’ are a guarantee that a course is credible andworthwhile. This is not necessarily always the case. Bycomparing institutions on the basis of the following criteria, youmay gain an insight into credibility:m How many hours does it take to complete a course?H Does the course focus on content and delivery, or assessment?a Are detailed course outlines available?A What minimum qualifications do teaching staff have?W What do people think of the school?Dont take our word for it, see what our students say in thetestimonials section at www.acs.edu.auCHOOSING YOUR COURSEThe task of choosing a course can be daunting. ACS is happy toassist when you are trying to decide upon a course of study. We
29can provide you with detailed course outlines upon request. Wealso offer free course counselling for people consideringstudying with us. A qualified tutor will answer any questions youhave and help recommend the appropriate course for you.Course counselling requests can be faxed in or completed andsubmitted online at the schools website (see front of handbookfor details). Potential students are also welcome to telephonethe school to discuss their options.The index at the front of this handbook lists courses accordingto subject area. Look through the subject areas that interest you- be sure to look both at the short courses and the Certificatesand Diplomas in your area of interest. You may choose one ofour standard courses, or you may prefer to design your ownprogram of study.It is possible to start o by doing a short course, and then latermove on to a larger program of study. In general, ACS will giveyou credit for the short course toward the larger program ofstudy. If you are unsure of whether you are ready to commit to along program of study such as a Diploma, you might prefer tostart with a short course, and later upgrade to a Diploma. Justkeep the school informed of your intentions, as there arefee considerations.RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING
30Through either previous course work or work experience youmay feel you are entitled to a credit toward your chosen course,eliminating the need to repeat material you have already studied.Credit can be obtained in two ways: 1. If you have a very simple case, where you have carried out study (not work experience, volunteer activities, etc), and you feel that the course you have previously studied is sufficient to exempt you from part of a course with us - then simply provide us with a transcript from your previous course and we will make an assessment.This must be done PRIOR to enrolling with us. There is generallyno fee in cases like this. We may grant credit, or we may not.2. If you want credit for work experience, volunteer activities, ormore obscure studies, then you should lodge a formal"Recognition of Prior Learning" (RPL) application BEFOREcommencing your course. To apply for Recognition of PriorLearning, contact the school for an application form. Completethe form and submit it together with photocopieddocumentation (Course outline, results, letters from employers,etc.) to support your application and an RPL assessment fee.The school will contact you to tell you whether you have beengranted credit or not.
31A standard fee is charged to make a standard RPL assessment.A higher fee may apply for complex submissions involvinglarge exemptions. The RPL fee will be deducted from the totalcost of your course, plus discounts for exempted study, uponenrolment. However, if you complete an RPL and choose to NOTenroll in a course, this fee is non-refundable.NOTE: Regardless of how you apply for credit, make note of thefollowing:*ACS may grant credit for up to 66% of required study on thebasis of things you have learned through work or studyelsewhere (on the basis of documentary evidence you supply).*ACS will not grant more than 33% credit from one qualificationon the basis of studies which have been used to gain credit inanother qualification (such as a Certificate or Diploma) awardedpreviously by this or another institution.*The minimum fee payable for any qualification, after assessingapplications for credit is 50% of the standard fee.HOW TO ENROL1. Forward the completed enrolment form with the appropriatefee to the school. Enrolment forms can be obtained bycontacting the school directly or they can be downloaded fromACS websites, or you may use an automated online form.
322. When a new enrolment is received for a traditionalcorrespondence course the course notes are printed, compiled,bound, and, along with any other relevant texts, posted to you.(This normally takes up to 28 days). 2. When you receive the package, commence work at your own pace. The subject guide shows you what to do. If you have any difficulty, write, phone, fax or visit the school, (whichever is convenient) for help. Guidance and further information are provided as needed. As you complete written and practical assignments, submit work to the school for comment. Your tutor provides guidance where needed and returns the work for you to keep.PREREQUISITESAnyone can enroll in short courses, but prerequisites apply tohigher courses. See page 10 for the prerequisites for specificcourses. The ability to be able to read and write in English is arequirement for any course.FEES- Fees listed cover all notes and tuition.THERE MAY BE ADDITIONAL EXAM FEES, SO CHECK WITHTHE SCHOOL.
33- Each course has a fee code (e.g. S1, S2, AC, etc) - this is listedalongside the course description in this handbook. To find outthe price of the course, look up the fee code on the currentenrolment form or check the ACS website.- Fees can be paid by cheque, money order, bank to banktransfer, Bankcard, Visa, Mastercard or American Express. - If paying by credit card, for prompt service, it is best to enroll online at our website (see front of handbook for website details). You may also telephone, fax or email ACS with your credit card details. -If you email your credit card details in, our advice is to send twoseparate emails, each containing only half of your card detailsfor added security.- You may arrange for your bank to do a bank to bank transfer offunds into our account. Email/fax us for our bank details.PAYMENT PLAN OPTIONSYou can either pay your fee up front or in instalments (see theenrolment form). If you pay the full fee on enrolment, you payless. The payment plans work as follows:
34- S1, S2, S3, S4 Short coursesYou pay in two parts - the -rst when you enroll, the secondpayment is due 60 days later.- Certificates (CT)Option 1: Pay each stage as you commence it.Option 2: Each stage can be paid in two parts; the 1st paymenton commencement of stage 1 and the 2nd payment 60 dayslater; 3rd payment on commencement of stage 2 and the 4thpayment 60 days later. The payable fee for each stage mayincrease, depending how long you take to move on to thenext stage- Other Qualifications (AC, PA, DI, AS, AD, etc)Split fees into stages (as shown on the fee schedule). Eachstage or part is to be paid when you commence that part of thecourse. The payable fee for each stage may increase, dependinghow long you take to move on to the next stage.Discounts5% for multiple course enrolments per student5% when two people enroll together per student
35* Goods and Services Tax (GST): A 10% GST is applicable to allservices and courses studied in Australia ,Internationalstudents do not incur GST.AGRICULTURE*Courses for farmers, hobby farmers or anyone who just likesthe rural lifestyle.*Learn modern methods of animal care and farm production.*Develop practical skills for the large farm or small acreage.*Visit www.acs.edu.au/agricultureANIMAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY(Animal Husbandry I ) BAG101A sound foundation course in the anatomy and physiology ofanimals; with particular relevance to domestic animals (eg.Dogs, Cats, Horses, Sheep, Cattle, Pigs, Poultry, etc).There are eleven lessons:1. Introduction, Cells & Tissues.2. The Digestive System3. The Circulatory System4. The Urinary System5. The Nervous System6. Respiration7. The Reproductive System8. Muscles & Meat9. The Skeleton
3610. Animal Growth, Development andthe Endocrine system11. Comparing Dierent AnimalsFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsANIMAL HEALTH CARE VAG100Develops understanding of veterinaryand animal health care practices. This courseprovides a starting point for someone seekingto develop a career in the veterinary industry,or a broad grounding for the health care ofdomestic pets or farm animals. The module covers topicssuch as various pest and disease problems, their symptoms,and treatments in a variety of animals; animal behaviour andhandling; materials and methods used in professional animalhealthcare; legal and administrative considerations.There are twelve lessons in this module as follows:1. Introduction to Animal Health Care2. Common health problems in farm animals and pets3. Animal behaviour4. Signs of ill health5. Veterinary facilities6. Safety procedures7. Administration of animal health8. Animal -rst aid9. Preventative health care
3710. Routine health treatments11. Health problems in domestic pets12. Rehabilitation careFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsANIMAL BEHAVIOUR BAG203There are eight lessons in this module as follows:1. Introduction: Inuences and motivation2. Genetics & Behaviour3. Animal Perception and Behaviour4. Behaviour and the Environment5. Social Behaviour6. Instinct & Learning7. Handling Animals8. Behavioural ProblemsFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsPET CARE AAG100(Dierent Types of Pets)This course complements Animal Health Care. It providesuseful training, both for people workingwith animals, or for keen pet owners.There are eight lessons covering: Introductionto Animal Care; Cats; Dogs; Birds; Fish;Rabbits; Reptiles & Amphibians; Guinea Pigs,Hamsters & Mice.Fee: S1 Duration: 100 hrsANIMAL HUSBANDRY III BAG202(ANIMAL FEED AND NUTRITION)
38Provides a solid introduction to animalfeeding, with ten lessons as follows:1. Introduction to Animal Foods2. Food Components: Carbohydrates, Fats3. Food Components: Proteins,Minerals and Trace Elements4. Evaluating Foods & Digestibility5. Classifying Foods Part A6. Classifying Foods Part B7. Classifying Foods Part C8. Calculating Rations Part A9. Calculating Rations Part B10. Calculating Rations Part CIt is advisable to complete AnimalHusbandry I before attempting this course.Fee: S2 Duration 100hrs
3923 15ANIMAL HUSBANDRY II BAG201(ANIMAL HEALTH)A solid introduction to animal healthwith ten lessons:1. Introduction to Animal Health2. Signs & Symptoms of Diseases3. Disease Classication4. Causes and Diagnosis of Disease5. Treatment of Disease6. In-ammation7. Fever and Immunity8. Tissue Repair9. Wounds10. Cell changes - death, cancers etc.It is advisable to complete AnimalHusbandry I before attempting this course.Fee: S2 Duration 100hrsPASTURE MANAGEMENT BAG212Dealing primarily with grasses and legumes,there are ve lessons, covering:*Botany of Grasses & Clovers*Pasture Varieties*Site Considerations - soil, climate, etc.*Determining Quality and Appropriate use*Establishing New Pasture
40*Repairing Degraded Pasture*Sustainable Grazing Practices*Managing Stock use of PastureFee: S2 Duration 100hrsEQUINE BEHAVIOUR BAG216Develop your understanding of equine behaviour and yourability to apply that to the welfare and training of the horse.1. Introduction: In-uences and motivation2. Genetics and Behaviour3. Equine Perception and Behaviour4. Communication and Social Behaviour5. Sexual and Reproductive Behaviour6. Learning and Training7. Behavioural ProblemsFee: S3 Duration: 100hrsHORSE CARE I BAG102Learn to manage the daily requirements of a horse at grass.The course aims to develop:*The ability to handle horses using a range of dierentprocedures*Skills to evaluate a horses conformation*An understanding of diet*Knowledge of grooming procedures*An ability to develop appropriate management proceduresfor a specic situation.*Knowledge of commercial opportunities in the horseindustry, including how to buy and sell horses.
41The course includes most of the subject materialin the course "Keeping a Horse"plus more. It coversTerminology; Horse Psychology; Using tack; Parts of the body;The digestive system; Evaluating the value of a paddock;Grooming for dierent purposes (eg. dressage, shows, stockwork); Business applications (eg. racing, riding schools,breeding, stock agent, etc).Students need to provide proof that they have ridden andhandled a horse prior to completingthis course.Fee: S2 Duration 100hrsHORSE CARE II BAG204This course develops skills in the managementof horses in a wide range of situations, includingin stables. There are seven lessons:1. Feeds - Roughage, Concentrates, Green feed, etc2. Stabling - Stalls, Stables, Barns, etc3. Bedding and Mucking Out4. The Foot and Shoeing5. Exercise and Conditioning6. Tack and Tack Fitting7. Horse Facility DesignFee: S2 Duration 100hrsHORSE CARE III BAG302This course concentrates on problems of healthand poor condition, and covers:1. Blankets, Bandages and Boots
422. Maintaining the Health of Horses3. Clipping, Trimming & Plaiting4. Travelling & Horse Care Away from Home5. Organising & Managing a Horse Event6. Managing a Horse EnterpriseFee: S2 Duration: 100hrs
4316PIGS BAG209Develops skills in all aspects of pigmanagement, including:1. Introduction: Terminology, Breeds, etc.2. Breeding & Selection3. Feeding4. Pig Diseases5. Managing the Boar6. Managing the Sow & Litter7. Managing Fattening Pigs8. Economics & Records9. Managing A PiggeryFee: S2 Duration 100hrsSHEEP BAG210Covers all aspects of sheep careand management, including:1. Introduction, Terminology & Breeds2. Selection & Breeding3. Nutrition of Sheep4. Diseases of Sheep5. General Management of a Flock of Sheep6. Care of the Lamb7. Wool8. The Marketing of Sheep & Sheep ProductsFee: S2 Duration 100hrs
44POULTRY BAG208Covers all aspects of poultry care andmanagement, including:1. Introduction, Terminology & Breeds2. Nutrition3. Diseases in Poultry4. Layers5. Broilers6. Incubation7. Brooding8. Record Keeping, Economics & Marketing.Fee: S2 Duration 100hrsDAIRY CATTLE BAG205Nine lessons:1. Dairy Breeds2. Dairy Products3. The Lactation Cycle4. Health of Dairy Cattle5. Feeding the Dairy Cow6. Managing Dairy Cattle7. Breeding Dairy Cattle8. Managing Dairy Facilities9. Dairy Business Planning.Fee: S2 Duration 100hrsWEED CONTROL BHT209Learn to identify and eectively control weeds,using both chemical and non-chemical control
45methods (e.g. mulching, burning, slashing). Alsocovers the use of spray equipment and safetyprocedures which should be followed.Fee: S2 Duration 100hrsAQUACULTURE BAG211A course primarily concerned with culture and care of freshwater -sh and cray-sh. Topics covered include water(e.g.source, purity, ow,temperature, dissolved oxygen), stocking rates, spawning,checking stock, stripping, fertilisation, hatching, growthstages, & feeding.Ten lessons as follows:1. Introduction: Advantages and Disadvantages,References, Applications and Potential.2. Production Systems: De-ning and comparingextensive and intensive production.3. Species to Grow: Trout, Mullet, Marron,Bass, Barramundi, Yabbies, Red Claw & more.4. Trout: Trout & water, Determining waterow, Temperature, Dissolved oxygen,Stocking rates, Spawning, Checking -sh& stripping technique, Fertilisation and hatching.5. Barramundi: Industry perspective, Breeding& growth rates, Fry maintenance, After care,Pod rearing, Costs.6. Bass -Australian and other species7. Marron, Red Claw and Yabbies: Habitat
46requirements, Water, Temperature, pH, Salinity,Pond size, Organic loading, Water clarity,Feeding, Harvesting.8. Setting up a Farm: Land and water needs,Pond construction, Cages, Biological -ltration,Clearing turbid water, Improving quality,Protecting stock.9. Foods & Feeding: Pellets, Live food, Fishmeal,Lights, Importance of food.10.Harvesting: Seine nets, Gill nets, Traps, Flyketrap, Long lines, Marketing produce.Fee: S3 Duration 100hrsBEEF CATTLE BAG206There are ten lessons in this course:1. Introduction to Beef Production & Breeds2. Beef Cattle Production Systems3. Beef Cattle Breeding4. Diseases in Beef Cattle (Viral & Bacterial)5. Diseases in Beef Cattle (Parasites, etc).6. Nutrition for Beef Cattle7. Commercial Herd Management8. Feed Lot Management9. Stud Herd Management10. Management, Economics & MarketingFee: S2 Duration 100hrsCALF REARING BAG207This course develops your ability to manage
47the rearing of calves for dierentagricultural purposes. It covers allaspects of calf rearing including Calfselection; Birth; Calf Diseases; RearingSystems; Calf Housing; Weaning andPost Weaning.Fee: S2 Duration 100hrs
4823 17SOIL MANAGEMENT(AGRICULTURAL) BAG103A general soil management course involving: Introduction toSoils;Nutrition; Soil Physics; Chemistry; Testing; Problems; LandDegradation; Soil Management in Farms; and Crops. The eightlessons include a special project on soil management for a siteofyour choosing.Fee: S2 Duration: 100hrsIRRIGATION (AGRICULTURAL) BAG213Learn to design, install and operate manual and automaticirrigation systems for agricultural & horticultural situations.Thereare ten lessons, plus one special project:1. Introduction - The Value and Feasibilityof Irrigating, Understanding Soils and Water .2. Soil Characteristics and Problems - pH,Sodicity, Salinity, Physical features.3. Estimating Plant Needs and IrrigationScheduling - Testing moisture, Root depth,When to irrigate.4. Drainage - Drainage systems.5. Types of Irrigation Systems - Systems,Travellers and Conventional.
496. Trickle Systems - Microjets, Maintenance.7. Design Specications8. Pumps & Filters - Centrifugal, Axial -ow,Mixed -ow and Pistons.9. Selecting the Right System for the Plant- Flood, Sprinkler or Trickle irrigation.10.Design and Operation of SystemsFee: S2 Duration 100hrsSUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE BAG2151. Introduction: Scope and nature of sustainability2. Soils3. Water4. Land Care: Weed control, tree management, pest anddisease, re, etc.5. Financial Sustainability6. Broad Management Strategies7. Enterprise Selection and Management: Plants8. Enterprise Selection and Management: AnimalsFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsORGANIC FARMING BAG305This course provides the student with a solid understanding ofthesystems and management techniques of organic farming forbothcrops and livestock. Field trips for research purposes arerequired.Content includes:
501. Introduction to Organic Farming: scope, nature, history,types (biodynamic, etc)2. Organic Soil Management & Crop Nutrition3. Systems: Rotation design, cash crops, managing waste(eg. manure, slurry)4. Weed Management5. Pest and Disease Management6. Livestock Management I7. Livestock II8. Pasture9. Broad Acre Crops10. Organic Certication, Politics, Environmental Concerns,Marketing, PRFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsANIMAL BREEDING BAG301This course provides a broad understandingof animal breeding and its application.in farming. The course has 7 lessons covering:1. Introduction to Genetics - Cell division,Mitosis and Meiosis.2. Genetics: Genes, Dominance, Sex determination,Mutations, Lethal genes, Hybrid vigour.3. Selection: Animal breeding programmes, Naturalselection, Articial selection, Regression.4. Pure Breeding - Inbreeding, Close breeding,Line breeding, Advantages and Disadvantages ofinbreeding.
515. Introduction to Cross Breeding6. Cross Breeding7. Livestock ImprovementFee: S2 Duration 100hrsIRRIGATION MANAGEMENT(AGRICULTURAL) BAG303Develops skills needed to manage the design andoperation of large scale irrigation systems.This course covers:*Ways to optimise water eciency*Scheduling irrigation for crops and pasture*Drainage system design*Operating irrigation controllers*Managing system maintenance*Managing fertigation*Evaluating irrigation designs*Design of dierent systemsFee: S3 Duration 100hrsFARM MANAGEMENT BAG104Learn to analyse, diagnose and makedecisions related to management of a farmbusiness. The course relates to managingall resources, including: Production; Sta;Physical Resources; and Natural Resources.You learn strategic planning, whole farmplanning, and how to prepare a business plan.Fee: S3 Duration 100hrs
52AGRICULTURAL MARKETING BAG304Develops the ability to analyse and managemarketing problems in an agricultural enterprise.There are eight lessons covering:*Marketing and Economic theories*Target marketing*Promotions techniques (including advertising)*Handling (ie. transport and storage)*Market Research methods*Customer serviceFee: S2 Duration 100hrs
5318It is possible to undertake Prociency Awards, Certicates,Diplomas and other formal qualications with ACS.With these formal qualications, exams are compulsory, and theyattract exam fees which are separate to thecourse fee. Contact the school to determine how many examsyou need to complete for your course.You have two choices:1. Choose a standard course or2. A Design Your Own CourseHow do you choose which type of course?1. If you like the sound of a standard course, do it!2. If you cannot nd a standard course that suits, design yourown course!STANDARD COURSES OFFEREDThese courses have been designed to meet specic needs. Thecombination of subjects has been balanced to provide asound foundation in a core area.CERTIFICATE IN AGRICULTURE VAG001Modules (six): Farm Management , Agricultural Marketing andAnimal Health CarePlus any three of the following: Pigs , Sheep , Beef Cattle ,Dairy Cattle , Aquaculture , Poultry ,Soil Management , Horse Care or Calf RearingFee: CT Duration: 600 hrs
54ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN APPLIED MANAGEMENT (HORSEMANAGEMENT)VBS001Modules (eight): Horse Care I, II & III; plus the core subjects:Communications, O-ce Practices, Business Operations,Management, Marketing. To complete the course, the studentundertakes a Workplace Project. This course is delivered inthree stages, as outlined on page 77.Fee: AC Duration: 900 hrsASSOCIATE DIPLOMA IN ANIMAL HUSBANDRY VAG002Modules (fteen): Animal Husbandry I, II and III; Aquaculture,Animal Breeding, Beef Cattle, Calf Rearing, Pigs,Sheep, Poultry, Dairy Cattle, Wildlife Management, ResearchProject I, Industry MeetingsPlus either Marine Studies or OrnithologyFee: AS Duration: 1500 hrsADVANCED DIPLOMA IN AGRICULTURE VAG005Compulsory Modules (eight): Biochemistry, Business Studies,Instructional Skills, Workplace Health and Safety, ResearchProject I, IIElective Modules (sixteen) chosen from agriculture or cropshorticulture modulesWorkshops (three)Industry Meetings (100 hours)Fee: AD plus workshop fees Duration: 2400 hrsDESIGNING YOUR OWN COURSE
55You can choose any combination of subjects oered within theguidelines on page 10. Once you select, your selection mustbe approved by an academic o-cer or tutor before the enrolmentis accepted.Your approval letter should be submitted with your enrolmentform.Example:Certicate in Farm ManagementFarm Management plus any ve other 100 hour long modulesfrom the previous pages.CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS IN AGRICULTURE
5623 19SELF SUFFICIENCY I ASS100Ten lessons develop your understanding of self suciency,food and nutrition, and making the right decisions aboutchanges in lifestyle; as well as showing you how to do a wholerange of practical things such as mud brick building, makingcrafts, growing fruit, vegetables, herbs, and other crops;raising poultry, sheep & goats, extending the life of clothing,conserving energy,recycling, simple home medical care and -rst aid,and lots more. Lessons:1. Understanding the possibilities2. Health, Nutrition and Clothing3. Horticulture - Fruit and Vegetables4. Horticulture - Herbs5. Animal Husbandry - Poultry and Bees6. Animal Husbandry - Grazing Animals & Pigs7. Building - Earth & Mud Buildings8. Appropriate Technology/Alternative energy9. Craft & Country Skills10. Making Decisions - Small Scale Production,Fee: S2 Duration 100hrsSELF SUFFICIENCY II ASS101Learn to be self sucient with your food.You learn about nutrition and how to balance your diet, aswell as how to produce, process, store and use all types of
57food; including berries, nuts, milk, cheese, eggs, breadmaking, preserves, & dried foods. Cookery, freezing, drying,bottling, making bread, planning a vegetable garden to giveproduce all year round; and lots more are covered over 10lessons.Fee: S2 Duration 100hrsALTERNATIVE ENERGY VSS102The eight lessons are as follows:1. Introduction : The Problems and the Energy Sources.2. Understanding Energy3. Generating Electricity4. Storage and Using Electricity5. Non-Electric Systems6. Energy Consumption7. Energy Conservation8. Converting to Alternative SystemsFee: S1 Duration 100hrsOTHER OPTIONSOther courses that may be of interest include Herbs,Aquaculture, Home Vegetable Growing, Fruit Production andEnvironmental Studies.MUD BRICK CONSTRUCTION ASS103If youve thought of building a mud brick building, thiscourse can be an excellent starting point. Its very practical,with some hands on work to get you started; helping youbegin experimenting and planning ongoing projects,whether they are a modest garden wall, or more complex
58buildings. Learn to test soil suitability for mud building, howto make a quality brick & how to test its strength. The coursetakes you step by step through the building process,showing how to plan a building, sorting through permitsand other legalities, doing the site works & foundations,dierent construction techniques, laying bricks, frames &roofs, installing services, wall -nishes and more.Fee: S1 Duration 100hrsHEALTHY BUILDINGS I BSS200(BUILDING CONSTRUCTION &HEALTH)Develops skills to determine the impact of buildingconstruction characteristics upon human health, and torecommend innovations in building design to improvehabitability. It covers building materials, constructiontechniques, electrical wiring, temperature & light control,ventilation, plumbing, ergonomics and psychologicalfactors.Fees: S2 Duration 100hrsHEALTHY BUILDINGS II BSS300(BUILDING ENVIRONMENT & HEALTH)Develops skills to evaluate, describe and explain howphysical characteristics of a building and its surrounds havean impact upon human health. Topics include:*Macro environment (location)*Garden impact on interior environments*Managing interior environments
59*Furniture*Paint & -nishes*Pesticides and alternatives.Fees: S2 Duration 100hrsBecome more self sucient; reduce your dependence on moneyand processed products;Move towards a healthier and more environmentally friendlylifestyle! study Permaculture, Organics or Self Suciency at ACS.ORGANICS, PERMACULTURE & SELF SUFFICIENCY
6020ORGANIC PLANT CULTURE BHT302This course shows you how to grow plants naturally,developing a solid understanding of the principlesand procedures underlying the cultivation of plantsby natural methods, working with the environmentand without the use of articial fertilisers or sprays.There are ten lessons as follows:1. Introduction -organic philosophy and techniques,organic vs. other types of gardening, resources.2. Plant Culture Techniques -Cultivating, handweeding, pruning, planting, etc.3. Understanding Soils - Structure, pH, etc.4. Fertilisers and Plant Nutrition.5. Soil Management.6. Pest & Disease - Identication, Natural vs.chemical treatments, biological control,companion plants, etc.7. Mulching & Mulches8. Seeds - Collecting, storing and sowing.9. Vegetable Growing in your locality.10.Fruit Growing in your locality.Fee: S2 Duration 100hrsCOMMERCIAL ORGANIC VEGETABLEGROWING VHT241The demand for organically grown vegetables is currently a
61major growth area in commercial horticulture. This course is agood starting point in learning all aspects of organicvegetable production. There are twelve lessonscovering an introduction to organic growing, cultivation,planting, soils & nutrition, soil management(composting, organic fertilisers, improving soil structure), areview of major vegetable varieties, pests & diseases,identication & natural control methods, seed selection,storage, propagation, greenhouse growing, lesser grownvegetables and herbs, irrigation, mulching & natural weedcontrol, harvesting & marketing.Fee: S3 Duration 100hrsGREEN HARVEST ORGANIC SUPPLIESFor mail order permaculture & organic supplies.52 Crystal Waters, MS 16, Maleny, Qld, 4552.www.greenharvest.com.auORGANIC FARMING BAG305This course provides a solid understanding of systems andmanagementtechniques of organic farming; for both crops and livestock.Content includes:1. Introduction to Organic Farming2. Organic Soil Management & Crop Nutrition3. Systems: rotation design, cash crops, managing waste4. Weed Management5. Pest & Disease Management6. Livestock Management I
627. Livestock II8. Pasture9. Broadacre Crops10. Organic Certication, Politics, Environmental Concerns,Marketing, PRFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsPERMACULTURE SYSTEMS BHT201This course develops your ability to prepare plans forpermaculture systems. This course was developed in liaisonwith established permaculture experts and the QueenslandRural Industry Training Council. In addition to the schoolsqualication, graduates are awarded a permaculturecerticate by the tutor Shane Holborn PDC, Dip. Perm.Areas of study include:*concepts of natural systems*permaculture techniques*animal management in permaculture*plant selection & culture*appropriate technology applications*drawing plans.Several plans will be prepared by the student, including onemajor design. This is an ideal starting point for anyone whoalready has professional training in a related eld such asagriculture or horticulture.Fee: S3 Duration 100hrsADVANCED PERMACULTURE BHT301For people with prior experience and qualications in
63permaculture; this is a more in depth and academicallyadvanced study of various aspects of permaculture.It covers:*Analysing di-erent systems*Other sustainable systems (eg. Biodynamics,Organic farming, Integrated Pest Management, etc)*Determining appropriate planning strategies for a site.*Natural patterns (eg. seasons)*Borders - transition zones*Sustainable water management*Determining earthworks*Designing for di-erent climates*Comprehensive planning, including preparing costingsPREREQUISITE: Another permaculture course(eg. Permaculture Systems, or the PermacultureInstitute Certicate- PDC)Fee: S3 Duration 100hrs
6421CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS IN ORGANICS,PERMACULTURE, AND SELF SUFFICIENCYIt is possible to undertake Prociency Awards, Certicates,Diplomas and other formal qualications with ACS.With these formal qualications, exams are compulsory, and theyattract exam fees which are separate to thecourse fee. Contact the school to determine how many examsyou need to complete for your course.You have two choices: 1. A Standard Course2. Design Your Own Course from Electives O-eredHow do you choose which type of course?1.If you like the sound of a standard course, do it!2.If you cannot nd a standard course that suits, design your owncourse!STANDARD COURSES OFFEREDCERTIFICATE IN HORTICULTURE (PERMACULTURE) VHT002This course provides training for people working or wishing towork in horticulture with a particular emphasis on the design,development and management of productive natural gardensystems. Graduates may nd employment in either generalhorticulture, or in areas servicing permaculture or naturalgardening (eg. Garden/system design, plant nurseries, teaching,consulting). Half of the course involves Permaculture Systems,Advanced Permaculture, and ONE Relevant elective (Eg:Organic Plant
65Culture or Poultry) and the other half provides a broad, generalfoundation in horticultural practices. Upon completing thecoursethe tutor, as a Permaculture Institute graduate, will award you aPermaculture Design Certicate in addition to anything awardedbyACS.RECOGNITION*This course was developed in liaison with both thePermaculture Institute and the Queensland Rural IndustryTraining Council andin addition to the schools qualication, graduates are awarded apermaculture certicate by the tutor Shane Holborn PDC, Dip.Perm.*Graduates are also registered with the Permaculture Institute towork towards their diploma.*This course is accredited with the International Accreditationand Recognition Council (IARC).COURSE STRUCTUREThe course has a core, as outlined on page 26. The streamstudies, which constitute around 50% of the course, are madeup ofPermaculture Systems, Advanced Permaculture and relevantelective.Fee: CT Duration: 700 hrsCERTIFICATE IN HORTICULTURE (ORGANIC PLANT GROWING)VHT002
66A course designed to teach the principles and practices ofgrowing plants using organic methods. This course is similar toother C12CN002 horticulture certicates in the core units, whichare listed on page 26. The second half of the course involvesthree other modules.*Organic Plant Culture*Plus 2 of the following modules:Commercial Organic Vegetable GrowingOrganic FarmingPermaculture systemsBerry ProductionMushroom ProductionFruit ProductionFee: CT Duration: 700 hrsDESIGNING YOUR OWN COURSEYou can choose any combination of subjects o-ered within theguidelines on page 10.Your selection must be approved by an academic ocer or tutorbefore the enrolmentis accepted. To enroll, simply tell us the modules you proposestudying, when yousubmit the enrolment application. For Example: to design aCerticate in AlternativeHorticulture, you might choose the following six modules:Horticulture I,Horticulture II, Sustainable Agriculture, Permaculture Systems,Organic Plant Culture and Advanced Permaculture.
6723HOME GARDENINGThese are courses for the hobbyist or home gardener. Thesecourses are particularly suitable for:* New home owners with little previous gardening experience* Home gardeners who want to get "deeper" into their hobby* People wanting to learn more about gardening without gettingtoo seriousEach home garden course involves around 100 hours of study,though this can vary considerably, according toyour own interests.LANDSCAPING HOME GARDENS AHT103Learn how to plan, lay out and construct your own homegarden. Whether you want a garden which you can work in,play in or simply look at and feel proud of, then this course isfor you. Topics covered include:designing gardens, styles of gardens, drawing plans,understanding soils, basic landscape construction, weeds andpests, planting & pruning, lawns and other surfacings, gardenfeatures, plus a special project to help you develop your owngarden.Fee: S1 Duration 100hrsHOME GARDEN EXPERT COURSE AHT101Become the gardening expert of your family with thiscomprehensive home gardening course.There are eight units each comprising 2 or 3 lessons,
68with each lesson involving both reading and practical work.You will learn:*How to identify plants - indoor plants, trees, shrubs, herbs,owers, etc.*How to grow healthy vigorous plants - planting,transplanting, feeding, watering, weed control, pest & diseaseidenti-cation & control using both chemical & naturalnon-chemical methods.*How to propagate your own plants - from seed,cuttings, & division.*Soils - how to name a soil type, identifying nutritional andother problems, making top quality compost, -xing drainageproblems.*Landscaping - to design or renovate a garden,building a rockery.*To grow "perfect" indoor plants.*To grow and maintain a quality lawn - turf varieties,establishing a lawn,maintenance, renovation.*How you can grow your own fresh, chemical freefruit, vegies and herbs.... and lots more.Fee: S1 Duration 100hrsHOME FRUIT GROWING AHT104Grow fresh fruit, berries and nuts eciently and economically.Learn how to raise soil fertility, choose the best fruits for yoursituation, and grow them in a way which controls pests anddiseases without using dangerous chemicals.
69Both cool and warm climate fruits are covered,and throughout the course you are given the option toconcentrate your study on the types of fruits which are of moreinterest to you.Fee: S1 Duration 100hrsHOME VEGETABLE GROWING AHT102Learn how to grow delicious, fresh, healthy vegetablessimply at home. You will learn such things as:* How to build a vegie garden.* Cultivation and planting.* The main types of vegetables.* How to make great compost.* Pest, disease and weed control.* Hydroponic and greenhouse growing.* Herbs and uncommon vegetable varieties.* Watering and irrigation systems.* Harvesting, storing and using vegetables.Fee: S1 Duration 100hrsOTHER OPTIONSOther courses often studied by keen homegardeners include:Propagation, Cottage Garden Design, OrganicGardening, Herbs, Orchids, Home Hydroponics,Australian Natives, Permaculture, Roses andFuchsias.Have you seen our Gardening Magazine?FREE ON THE INTERNET at www.acsGarden.com
70New articles, product reviews, photos and more, eachmonth. Subscribe to the free garden newsletter to stayup to date. Promote your business or garden club withour free automated directory, or check out what othersare promoting.Go to www.acsgarden.com22
7123HORTICULTURE I BHT101The ideal course for the beginner, this is a basic yetthoroughly practical course which gives you a sound, broad,technical grounding in horticultural principlesand practices. A section of each lesson involves plantidentication. YOU WILL LEARN:*To identify, propagate and care for 120 di-erenttypes of plants.*The systematic way plants are classied.*Structure and parts of a ower.*To identify di-erent leaf shapes.*Di-erent ways to control weeds.*Simple soil tests.*To make propagating and potting mixes.*To identify pest and disease problems.*How and why to prune di-erent plants.*How to draw a simple garden sketch plan.*To plant or repair a lawn; and lots more.There are twelve lessons as follows:1. Plant Identication2. Planting and Establishing plants3. Soils4. Plant Nutrition5. Water Management6. Pruning
727. Weeds And Weed Control8. Pests, Diseases And Their Control9. Landscaping10. Propagation11. Lawns12. Arboriculture.Fee: S3 Duration 100hrsHORTICULTURALRESOURCE MANAGEMENT BHT203Ten lessons, covering planning for ecient andeconomical management in horticulture: including suchthings as work procedures and programming, budgetingand sta- supervision. The course is relevant to all areas ofhorticulture including nurseries, parks, private gardens,market gardening and fruit production.Fee: S2 Duration 100hrsHORTICULTURAL MARKETING BHT304In any business, including horticulture, successdepends upon good marketing of your product. Thissubject covers the theoretical and practical importanceof marketing in the horticultural industry, including topicssuch as advertising, promotions, signs, customer relations,pricing strategy, labelling, transport, productpresentation, and more.Fee: S2 Duration 100hrsHORTICULTURE II BHT102This course is a natural progression from Horticulture 1, but
73can be taken as a subject in its own right.It concentrates on the identication, care and use of plants ina systematic way. Lessons cover: systematicclassication (incl. a study of major plant families),plant selection and planting techniques, natives, exotic treesand shrubs, indoor plants, owers & vegetables, fruit & nuts,herbs and growing techniques (baskets,terrariums, hydroponics, tubs, etc).Fee: S2 Duration 100hrsPRACTICAL HORTICULTURE I BHT238(Available online or on CD)To enrol see www.acseduonline.comThis complements Horticulture I and other courses.Ten lessons, as follow, develop very practical skills:1. Soil Analysis2. Seed Propagation (including seed identication)3. Vegetative Propagation4. Potting up and After Care of young plants5. Planting6. Maintenance of Established Plants7. Practical Plant Identication8. Pest and Disease Identication9. Weed Identication10. Risk AssessmentFee: S3 Duration: 100hrsPRACTICAL HORTICULTURE IIBHT323
74Develops practical skills in the management of a varietyof horticultural situations.There are 10 lessons in this module as follows:1. Materials and Equipment2. Horticultural Calculations3. Practical Risk Management4. Machinery and Equipment: assessment & care5. Propagation Management6. Hard Landscape Maintenance7. Soft Landscape Maintenance8. Practical Plant Identication Techniques9. Pest, Disease and Weed Control10. Identifying plant tissues11. Planning - identifying needs for management ofhorticultural sites.Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsGENERAL HORTICULTURE
75243SOIL MANAGEMENT(HORTICULTURE) BHT105Good soil conditions are critical to the healthy growthof most plants. This course develops an understandingof physical and chemical properties of soils, the abilityto carry out simple tests and determine soilcharacteristics, and to decide ways of treating a soil toimprove itsability to grow plants. The course isspecically designed for ornamental gardens,landscaping, container growing, and turf situations."This course not only provides a credit in ACSqualications, accredited through IARC; but it alsoprepares you to sit for RHS modules and acquire creditsin the RHS advanced certicate or diploma"Fee: S2 Duration 100hrsHORTICULTURE III (PLANT HEALTH)BHT116Develops a rm understanding of plant health, theidentication of health problems in plants, and the techniquesfor control of those problems. Ten lessons:1. Introduction To Plant Health2. Overview Of Preventative Controls3. Insecticides4. Other Pesticides5. Spray Equipment
766. Insect Biology7. Fungal Biology8. Environmental Problems9. Virus10. Molluscs, Crustaceans and Nematodes.This course provides credit toward RHS modules.Fee: S2 Duration: 100hrsPLANT PATHOLOGY BHT206This course develops your understanding of all typesof plant diseases (fungal, viral, bacterial,non-infectious), their life cycles, and ways they canbe controlled, both with and without chemicals.Topics involved in the eight lessons are:disease terminology, diagnosis of diseases, types ofdiseases, disease life cycles, control techniques,selected pathogen diseases in ornamentals and crops,& non-infectious diseases.Fee: S2 Duration 100hrsPLANT PROTECTION BHT207Learn to identify diseases, insects and weeds, and to select anduse appropriate treatments. Control techniques and safety areboth covered in detail. Ten lessons:1. Introduction - scientic names, terms,diagnosing problems.2. Control Techniques - natural and chemical.3. Chemicals - characteristics.4. Identifying Diseases.
775. Disease Control - life cycle of fungi.6. Insect Classication and biology.7. Insect Control - how to control pests.8. Other Pests - nematodes, snails, millipedes.9. Weed Identication and chemical control.10.Non-chemical Weed Control.Fee: S3 Duration 100hrsWEED CONTROL BHT209Learn to identify and e-ectively control weeds.Over eight lessons you learn about both chemical and non-chemicalcontrol methods (mulching, burning, mowing), and the use ofsprayequipment and safety procedures which should be followed.This course covers: Weed Identication, Control Methods(chemical &natural), Control in Specic situations,Control Programming, etc.Fee: S2 Duration 100hrsGARDEN MAINTENANCE VHT100Over ten lessons, you learn how to e-ectively maintain a gardenwhile reducing the amount of time, labour and costs involved.Ten lessons:1. Introduction -Planning and managing a garden.2. Furnishings and Machinery.3. Feeding Plants - Nutrition and improving soils.4. Weed Control - Identication and control.
785. Weedicides - Types of chemicals.6. Natural Pest Control7. Chemical Pest Control - Safety, pesticides.8. Turf Management - Varieties and maintenance.9. Irrigation - System selection and use.10. Maintenance of Plants.Fee: S2 Duration 100hrsIRRIGATION (GARDENS) BHT210Learn to design, install and operate manual and automaticirrigation systems for parks, home gardens and otherornamental garden areas.There are ten lessons, plus one special project as follows:1. Value and feasibility of irrigating, soils & water.2. Soil Characteristics and Problems - pH, sodicity,salinity, physical features.3. Estimating Plant Needs & Irrigation: Scheduling-testing moisture, root depth, when to irrigate.4. Drainage - drainage systems.5. Types of Irrigation Systems.6. Trickle Systems - micro jets, maintenance.7. Design Specications.8. Pumps and Filters -centrifugal, axial or mixed ow etc.9. Selecting the Right System for a Plant- ood, sprinkler or trickle irrigation.10.Design and Operation of Systems.Fee: S2 Duration 100hrsIRRIGATION MANAGEMENT BHT305
79(HORTICULTURE)Develops skills to manage the design and operation oflarger scale systems.This course covers:*Ways to optimise water eciency*Scheduling irrigation for nurseries, gardens, turfand horticultural crops.*Drainage system design*Operating irrigation controllers*Managing system maintenance*Managing fertigation*Evaluating irrigation designs*Design of di-erent systemsFee: S3 Duration 100hrs
8025It is possible to undertake Proficiency Awards, Certificates,Diplomas and other formal qualificationswith ACS. With these formal qualifications, exams arecompulsory, and they attract exam fees whichare separate to the course fee. Contact the school to determinehow many exams you need tocomplete for your course.You have two choices:1. A Standard Course2. Design Your Own Course from Electives OeredHow do you choose which type of course ?1. If you like the sound of a standard course, do it!2. If you cannot -nd a standard course that suits, design yourown course!HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH I BHT118‘Accredited part of RhS course’The course contains seven lessons:1. Determining Research Needs2. Searching for Information3. Research Methods4. Using Statistics5. Conducting Statistical Research6. Research Reports7. Reporting on a Research ProjectFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs
81HORTICULTURE RESEARCH II BHT241‘Accredited part of RhS course’There are 7 lessons in this module as follows:1. Identifying research issues & determining researchpriorities.2. Acquisition of technical information3. Specialised research techniques4. Research planning and designing5. Statistics6. Conducting research7. Writing reportsFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsAMENITY HORTICULTURE I BHT324‘Accredited part of RhS course’There are 7 lessons in this module as follows:1. Nature and Scope of the Amenity Industry2. Global Variations: Nature and Scope of the AmenityIndustry in Dierent Countries3. Bene-ts of Amenity Horticulture4. Amenity Horticulture Management Options5. Inuences (Legal, Social etc)6. Determining Best Practice7. Preparing for the Future: PBLFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsAMENITY HORTICULTURE 2 BHT325‘Accredited part of RhS course’There are 7 lessons in this module as follows:
821. Adapting Amenity Horticulture to Changing needs2. Macro Panning for Amenity Land Provision3. Resources and Information.4. Environmental impacts5. Economic Impacts6. Community Involvement7. Developing a Management PlanFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsOPERATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT IBHT326‘Accredited part of RHS course’There are 8 lessons in this module as follows:1. The Economic Environment2. External Inuences on Horticultural Enterprise3. Information Management for Horticulture4. Strategic Planning in Horticulture5. Implementing Strategies6. PBL Project: Developing a Business Plan7. Business Control Systems for Horticulture8. Evaluating Horticultural Marketing9. Marketing Strategies for HorticultureFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsOPERATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT 2BHT327‘Accredited part of RhS course’There are 7 lessons in this module as follows:1. The Law and Horticulture
832. Contract Law3. Employment Law4. PBL Financial Management5. Sta Performance Management6. Motivating Employees in Horticulture7. PBL Management Case StudyCERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS IN GENERALHORTICULTURE
8426STANDARD COURSES OFFEREDThese courses have been designed to meet specic needs. Thecombination of subjects has been balanced toprovide a sound foundation in a core area.CERTIFICATE IN HORTICULTURE VHT002This is an excellent start to a career in horticulture. It providesspecialised training for employment in the horticulturalindustry, and at a level which other certicates don’t always attainin today’s world. Graduates of this course have beenextremely successful in nding employment or developingbusinesses in horticulture.There are two parts to this certicate:A. CORE UNITS - to develop broad general skills in horticulturalpractices, and plant knowledge. All studentsundertaking this certicate will complete these units. The coreunits comprise approximately 50% of thecourse content. The core units consist of the following lessons:1. Introduction To Plants 9. Other Techniques2. Parts of the Plant 10. ID and Use of Plants - LandscapeApplication3. Plant Culture - Planting 11. ID and Use of Plants - Problems4. Plant Culture - Pruning 12. ID and Use of Plants -Indoor/tropical plants5. Plant Culture - Irrigation and Machinery 13. Pests6. Soils and Media 14. Diseases
857. Soils and Nutrition 15. Weeds8. Seeds and CuttingsB. STREAM UNITS - to develop specic skills in one specialisedarea of horticulture. This comprises theremainder (approximately 50%) of the course. Stream units arecurrently available in the following areas.Choose one from the following list.* Organic Plant Growing * Arboriculture* Propagation * Landscaping and Garden Design* Viticulture * Horticultural Technology* Herbs *Horticultural ScienceFEES: CT Duration: 700 hrsPROFICIENCY AWARD IN HORTICULTURE BHT007A Prociency Award is a specialist qualication made up of threerelated modules (each 100 hours long). A Prociency Awardallows you to study subjects in a highly specialised area. Inaddition, you must complete 200 hrs of relevant work experiencebefore receiving the award. Approval of course structure mustbe obtained before enrolling.Fees: PA Duration: 500 hoursADVANCED DIPLOMA IN HORTICULTURE VHT009The Advanced Diploma in Horticulture provides training forpeople to work at a technician or management level inhorticulture.COURSE STRUCTURE1. There are 21 MODULES to be studied. These are all availableby correspondence study.
86a) COMPULSORY CORE MODULES (5)Biochemistry (Plants), Business Studies, Instructional Skills,Workplace Health and Safetyb) STREAM CORE MODULES (8)You are able to choose from ve di-erent streams: "OrnamentalHorticulture", "Parks and Recreation", "Nursery", "Landscaping"or "Crops". Accordingly, there are eight prescribed moduleswhich relate to the topic you choose to specialise in.c) ELECTIVES (8)You may choose from many advanced diploma modules (notstudied as core modules), such as: Turf Care, Arboriculture I,Landscaping I, Landscaping II, Landscape Construction,Advanced Propagation, Irrigation, Australian Native Plants, HerbCulture, Orchid Culture, Roses, and more. (NB: Other optionswill be added progressively). Outlines of these modules arefound throughout this handbook.2. WORKSHOPS - Two industry focussed, PBL based modules.3. 100 HOURS OF INDUSTRY MEETINGS/SEMINARS.4. RESEARCH PROJECTS - Three projects (2 X 100 hrs), dealingwith di-erent aspects of the workplace.FEES: AD Duration: 2400 hoursNB: Fees cover all tuition and "essential" texts. They do notinclude fees for any workshops, industry conferences orseminarswhich are attended).
8723 27ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY (RHS) QUALIFICATIONSThe RHS is arguably the most prestigious and largesthorticultural organisation in the world. The RHS headquartersare in theUK.The RHS conducts exams and awards qualications in a range ofhorticulture courses. In essence, you prepare for the RHSexam by studying with us, then you apply to the RHS to sitexams. Exams are then marked by RHS examiners in the UK.RHS exams are conducted twice annually. You can sit themunder our supervision, but the application for the exam ismade to the RHS, not ACS. You can also sit ACS exams withACS (if you wish) - in which case you will also be awarded aqualication with ACS.RHS CERTIFICATE II IN HORTICULTURE VHT003The RHS Certicate is available to anyone who passes two examsset by the RHS. If you wish to prepare for theseexams, ACS o-ers the Certicate in Horticulture (VHT002) with astream in Horticultural Science. Students will bewell equipped to undertake the RHS exams after completing thiscourse. Students who have completed otherstreams of the VHT002 are advised to enroll in the RHS bridgingcourse (see page 26) prior to the exams.Fee: CT (RHS exam fees are separate) Duration: 150 hoursRHS ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN HORTICULTURE VHT004
88Accredited qualication with the Qualications CurriculumAuthority in the Uk, this course replaces the long establishedandhighly regarded RHS Certicate in Horticulture. Graduates shouldbe able to demonstrate a broad range of horticulturalknowledge; communicate clearly and coherently in writing onhorticultural matters; and relate horticultural science to itspractical application. The course covers The Plant Kingdom,Plant Propagation, Outdoor Food Production, Garden Planting,The Root Environment and Plant Nutrition, Protected Cultivation,Plant Selection, Establishment and Maintenence and PlantHealth.To complete this you must under take all modules listed below.The Practical Horticulture module may be studied on line fromanywhere in the world; but the RHS Exam for this can only betaken in the UK. (An alternative option is to undertake thepractical exam through this school’s exam system -anywhere intheworld -in which case an Advanced Certicate will be awarded byACS instead of the RHS)RHS Module Corresponding ACS SubjectsModule A Plant Propagation I, Soil Management (Horticulture)Module B Botany I, Horticulture IIModule C Practical Horticulture IModule E Landscaping I, Plant Establishment & Maintenance,Landscape Construction
89Outlines of each of these modules can be found in thishandbookExaminationsa) Three written exams; each 2 hours duration (may be sat in anycountry)b) One 3.5 hour practical examFee: AC (plus exam fees set by and payable to the RHS)Duration: 800 HoursNote: Exam fees are additional. To obtain ocial passes and theaward from the RHS, you must apply dircetly to the RHS inEngland, and sit exams with them. ACS will accept a pass withthe RHS as credit with ACS.RHS DIPLOMA IN HORTICULTURE VHT005The RHS Advanced Certicate constitutes the rst half of thediploma (see above). It is essential that you complete and passthe rst half before undertaking the second half, which is outlinedbelow.RHS Module Corresponding ACS SubjectsModule F Plant Ecology, Resource ManagementModule G Plant Breeding & Genetics, Botany IIModule H Practical Horticulture II (Exam only in the UK)Module D Outdoor Plant Production, Protected Plant Production
9023TURFTURF CARE BHT104A comprehensive introduction to the identication,selection, culture and management of turf forcommercial, recreational or home use.This course is suitable as a basic course for people workingwith turf, such as on a golf course or bowling green, or forkeen amateurs who wish to make the most of their homelawns. Topics covered include:* Introduction To The Turf Industry - Turf varieties, usingturf, terminology.* Turfgrass Physiology - How grass grows, plant structureand function.* Turf Establishment - Step by step procedures, di-erentplanting methods.* Soils - Understanding and improving soils, drainagetechniques.* Turf Weed Problems - Weed identication, controlmethods.* Turf Pests and Diseases - Identication, control, usingpesticides.* Turf Maintenance Techniques - Renovation, mowing,maintenance programs.* Irrigation - Types of systems, timing of irrigation.* Playing Fields - Gradients and dimensions, problem
91solving, construction* Greens - Construction, maintenance.Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsSPORTS TURF MANAGEMENT BHT202Develops your ability to manage the maintenance of sportsturf. There are ten lessons as follows:1. Turf Variety Selection2. Mowing -equipment and techniques3. Cultivation techniques-spiking, coring, thatchremoval etc.4. Preparing for play on Sports grounds - rolling,marking, dew removal etc.5. Preparing for play on greens - rolling, marking, dewremoval etc.6. Turf protection and preservation.7. Irrigation and drainage.8. Soil Treatments and Sprays (Chemicals, fertilisers,lime etc).9. Evaluate maintenance of facilities.10. Develop a management plan.Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsTURF REPAIR AND RENOVATION BHT303Develops your ability to diagnose and treat problems in turf.Ten lessons as follows:1. Understanding Turf Deterioration2. Repair & Renovation Equipment3. Turf Cultivation Techniques
924. Health Improvement-feeding, pests etc.5. Optimising Turf Usage6. Replacing Damaged Turf -Topdressing, sodding,plugging, etc7. Renovation of Degraded Turf (eg. end of season, aftera party etc.8. Eradicating Turf Weeds9. Aeration and Drainage Problems10. Managing a Turf nurseryFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsCERTIFICATE IN TURF CARE VHT022To obtain this certifcate you must complete 6 modules asfollows:Part 1: Horticulture I, Turf Care and Machinery & EquipmentPart 2: Sports Turf Management, Turf Repair & Renovation &IrrigationFee: CT plus exam fees Duration: 600 hrsASSOCIATE DIPLOMA IN TURF VHT011The Associate Diploma in Turf is made up of the following:*Horticulture I, Horticulture II, Turf Care, Sports TurfManagement, Soil Management, Turf Repair and Renovation,Irrigation(Gardens), Irrigation Management, Plant Protection, WeedControl, Horticultural Management, Playground Design, ParkandPlayground Design II, Research Project I.
93*100 hrs of either work experience (following studies) orattendance at industry meetings (eg. Seminars, conferences,committees, conferences, trade exhibitions etc).This course is Internationally Accredited through theInternational Accreditation and Recognition CouncilFee: AS Duration: 1500 hrsOther courses of interest to Turf Managers and Greenkeepers:See Irrigation, Soil Management, Plant Protection and WeedControl on page 24.28
9429ARBORICULTUREARBORICULTURE I BHT106In eight lessons, this course develops your skills andunderstanding in diagnosis and treatment of tree disorders,whether pests, diseases, nutritional or water problems, orsomething else. You learn about the standard tree surgerypractices, to prune and train both young and establishedtrees, and safety measures:Topics covered:*Introduction - tree problems, especially in urban areas;tree surgery techniques.*Tree Physiology - how trees grow.*Soils in Relation To Trees-nutrients, soil structure & soilproblems.*Diagnosing Problems - pests, diseases, nutrition,environmental, etc.*Tree Surgery - tools, safety procedures, introduction totree surgery techniques.Fee: S2 Duration 100 hrsARBORICULTURE II BHT208Develops your ability to manage trees, including:* Planting Techniques - all sizes of trees.* Treating Problems - pests, disease, nutritional andenvironmental problems (fertilising, tree injection,spraying etc).
95* Tree Surgery to strengthen a tree -cabling, bolting,bracing etc.* Dealing with tree damage -blocked pipes, crackedpaving or structures, changed water tables, etc.* Felling and Stump Removal.* Tolerant Species - selecting trees resistant to wind,frost, pollution, wet sites, etc.* Establishing Tree PlantationsFee: S2 Duration 100 hrsCERTIFICATE IN ARBORICULTURE VHT090To obtain this certicate you must complete 6 modules asfollows:Part 1. Horticulture I, Arboriculture I, Trees for RehabilitationPart 2. Arboriculture II, Plant Selection & Establishment, PlantProtectionFee: CT plus exam fees Duration: 600 hrsADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN APPLIED MANAGEMENT(ARBORICULTURE)VBS001This Advanced Certicate is aimed at supervisors or managers ofsmall teams who work with tree care. Studies coverboth general management as well as tree care. Subjects studiedare divided into three stages as follows:Stage 1 = Arboriculture I, Management & O-ce PracticesStage 2 = Arboriculture 2 & Business OperationsStage 3 = Trees for Rehabilitation& Marketing Foundations
96The 200 hour Workplace project will also be completed (eg.Work experience or approved research projects) before thequalication is awarded.Fee: AC plus exam fees Duration: 900 hrsTREES FOR REHABILITATION BHT205(LANDCARE REAFFORESTATION)This course develops an understanding ofenvironmental systems and the rehabilitation ofdegraded landscapes. You learn about seedcollection, storage and germination, propagation,plant selection, establishment techniques,controlling pest & disease after planting.Lessons cover:*General landcare principles and practices*Understanding Plant Health*Soils and Ecology*Basic Seed Propagation Techniques*Relevant Nursery Management and Propagation*Plant Care During Establishment*Plant Establishment Methods*Dealing with Chemical Degradation (Salinity,pesticides, waste, fertility decline, etc).*Dealing with Structural Problems(Waterlogging, erosion, organic content, etc).Fee: S2 Duration 100 hrs
9723LANDSCAPINGLandscaping involves both the practical approach of atradesman and the artistic air of a designer.It is a highly creative and challenging -eld; for both amateurgardeners and professional landscapers.LANDSCAPING I BHT109This course provides a sound introduction to landscapedesign. It is an ideal starting point for anyone wishing toget serious about this subject.It covers everything found in Landscape Design, but ispitched at a higher level, and assumes some prior exposureto horticulture, landscaping or design.This course will develop the students ability to:* Use dierent landscape concepts to create variouseects in a garden* Determine pre planning information for designs* Determine appropriate garden styles in order to satisfyspeci-ed design requirements* Use graphic skills to illustrate a design* Determine earthworks, surface treatments andfurnishings for a landscape design* Prepare planting designs* Design both public & private landscapesThis course is articulated with RHS modules and mayhelp gain credit in the RHS advanced certi-cate or
98diploma.Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsPLANNING LAYOUT & CONSTRUCTIONOF ORNAMENTAL GARDENS BHT242There are 10 lessons in this module as follows:1. Site Appraisal, Interpretation and Risk Assessment2. Preparing Site Plans and Speci-cations3. Inuence of Site Characteristics4. The Use of Hard Landscape Features5. Setting out a Site to Scale Plans and Drawings6. Soil Handling and Storage7. Land Drainage Systems8.Ground Preparation Techniques9. Construction of Paths and Patios10. Construction of Steps, Ramps, Dwarf Walls and Fences.Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsLANDSCAPING II BHT214A natural progression from Landscaping I, but a self containedstudy unit in its own right, that concentrateson the detail of creating individual components in a landscape.You learn to design and build such things as walls, rockeries,steps, ponds, and paving; and you develop skills to createspeci-c eects in a garden.There are twelve lessons as follows:1. The Garden Environment2. Landscape Materials: furniture, timber, mulch, etc3. Using Bulbs and Annuals
994. Landscaping With Trees5. Landscaping With Ground Cover Plants6. Walls and Fences7. Paths and Paving: Pavers, stone and gravel8. Treatment of Slopes & other Problem Areas9. Garden Features: buildings and structures, outdoorliving areas, rockeries10. Designing for Low Maintenance11. Development of a Landscape Plan12. Management of Landscape Projects.Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsRESTORING ESTABLISHEDORNAMENTAL GARDENS BHT243There are 8 lessons in this module as follows:1. Landscape History & Design Styles2. Surveying the Site3. Assessment of Plantings and Features4. Selecting Components for Retention5. Work Programming and Risk Management6. Drainage7. Hard Landscape Feature Restoration8. Planting Restoration and Maintenance.Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs30
10031LANDSCAPE STYLES (Landscaping III)BHT235Learn to design a range of dierent types of gardens. Thereare ten lessons:1. Creating the mood.2. Historic Gardens.3. Formal Gardens.4. Oriental Gardens.5. Middle Eastern and Spanish Style.6. Mediterranean Gardens.7. Coastal Gardens.8. Modern Gardens.9. Eclectic Gardens.10. Other Styles.Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsNATURAL GARDEN DESIGN BHT215After developing an understanding of the workingsof natural environments you learn to createinnovative plans for low maintenance natural gardens.This course develops your ability to design a gardenwith only native, or using a mixture of bothindigenous and other plants.There are eight lessons as follows:1. Introduction To Natural and Bush Gardens:Plant naming, soils, nutrition
1012. History Of Bush Gardens: History, landscapedesigners, copying nature.3. Developing Plans: Design principles andprocedures, pre planning information.4. Plants For Natural Gardens.5. Planting Design In Natural Gardens: Planting,rainforests, plant health, natural weed control.6. Features: Rockwork, water, terraces, landscapeconstruction.7. Natural Gardens Today: Birds in the garden,landscaping with ferns, more native plants.8. Bringing It All Together - preparing a detailedlandscape design.Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsWATER GARDENING BHT307There are eight lessons as follows:1. Introduction: Scope and Nature of water featureswater quality, plants and animals in water, etc.2. Construction3. Equipment: Pumps, Lights, Filters etc.4. Ponds, watercourses, bog gardens, dams Designand after care.5. Spas and Swimming Pools Design & After care6. Water Features Indoor and Outdoor Fountains,Waterfalls, Fish tanks, ponds, etc.7. Water Plants8. Aquatic Animals
102Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsPARK DESIGN -A NEW MODULE BEINGDEVELOPEDLANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION BHT111Learn to construct or build a garden the "right" way. Acomprehensive course which starts by teaching you abouttools and machinery (what to use where, equipmentmaintenance, etc), developing an understanding ofearthworks (ie. levelling, mounding, drainage, soil building,etc.), and then teaches you how to build or construct avariety of major garden features (eg. decking, gazebos,masonry and stone work, irrigation systems, ponds, bbqs,lawns, plantings). A good grounding for someone enteringthe landscape industry, this course may help gain credit inRoyal Horticultural Society quali-cations.Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsCOTTAGE GARDEN DESIGN BHT110Learn what a cottage garden is, and how to apply theprinciples of this concept to garden design and gardenrenovation.The course involves eight lessons as follows:1. Introduction: Garden components, preplanninginformation, design principles.2. History of Cottage Gardens.3. Designing a Cottage Garden: Landscape drawing(graphics), design procedure.4. Plants for Cottage Gardens.
1035. Planting Design in Cottage Gardens.6. Landscape Features and Components: Arches,furniture, lattice, sundials, barriers and walls.7. Cottage Gardens Today.8. Designing a Complete Cottage Garden.Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsPLAYGROUND DESIGN BHT216This eight lesson course emphasises the design andconstruction of playgrounds and small community parks. Itdevelops an understanding of park design, and provides agrounding for Park and Playground Design II.This is a valuable course for parks managers ordesigners. It includes playground philosophy, design of playstructures (for function and safety), materials selection,community participation and park design.Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsHOME LANDSCAPING AHT105Free online to see and do. A charge only applies if yousubmit the assignments. For more information, go tohttp://www.acsgarden.comPLANT SELECTION ANDESTABLISHMENT BHT107This course provides a -rm grounding in the selection,establishment and maintenance of a range ofcommonly used garden plants. Topics coveredinclude: Woody plants, Hedges and screens, Alpineand water plants, Annual and herbaceous, plants, Turf,
104Maintenance, Pest and disease Control, Weed control,and Risk assessment. This course is articulated withRHS modules and may help gain credit in the RHSadvanced certi-cate or diploma.Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs
10523It is possible to undertake Prociency Awards, Certicates,Diplomas and other formal qualications with ACS. With theseformal qualications, exams are compulsory, and they attractexam fees which are separate to the course fee. Contact theschool to determine how many exams you need to complete foryour course.If you want to study anything higher than a short course, youhave two choices:1. A Standard Course2. A Design Your Own CourseSTANDARD COURSES OFFEREDThese courses have been designed to meet specic needs. Thecombination of subjects has been balanced to provide asound foundation in a core area.CERTIFICATE IN GARDEN DESIGN VHT012This course is similar to the VHT002 course (see below), but hasa little less emphasis on horticulture and a greater focus ondesign. A well established course that has operated since themid 1980s, providing e-ective training for people working, orwishing to work, in the landscape industry, either in their ownbusiness or at a supervisory level for someone else. There arethirty lessons as follows:1. Introduction To Landscaping 16. Plant EstablishmentTechniques2. Plant Identication and Culture 17. Pool and Pond Construction
1063. History of Gardening - styles of gardening 18. Rockwork andMasonry4. Drawing Plans - an introduction 19. Lawn Design andEstablishment5. Soils and Nutrition 20. Irrigation Design and Installation6. Understanding The Environment - basic ecology 21. BushGarden Design7. Earthworks and Surveying 22. Cottage Garden Design8. Landscape Construction - an introduction 23. PlaygroundDesign9. Surfacings 24. Garden Bed Design10. Design and Placement Of Garden Structures 25. Managing aLandscape Department11. Park Design - park types, analysis of designs 26. LandRehabilitation Techniques12. Home Garden Design 27. Drainage13. Costing and Specications 28. Post Construction Maintenance14. Trail Design 29. Dealing With Clients15. Tools and Machinery Used By The Landscaper 30. MajorDesign ProjectFee: CT Duration 600 hrsCERTIFICATE IN HORTICULTURE (LANDSCAPING ANDGARDEN DESIGN) VHT002This course involves 50% core studies in broad horticulture and50% in landscaping.Core units are listed on page 26. Stream units are as follows:1. History of Landscaping 9. Equipment
1072. Principles of Design and Planning Information 10. WaterFeatures3. Drawing and Costs 11. Statues, Sundials and Figurines4. Irrigation 12. Sports5. Garden Designs 13. Landscape Management6. Surveying and Drainage 14. Unions and Workers7. Materials 15. Maintenance8. Paths, Walls and FencesFee: CT Duration: 700 hrsADVANCED DIPLOMA IN HORTICULTURE (LANDSCAPING)VHT009This course provides comprehensive training to a professionallevel for employment as a garden designer, landscapetechnician, contractor or manager. It is internationallyrecognised by the International Accreditation and RecognitionCouncil. Whilst it varies, it normally takes 3 years full time or 5-7years part time to complete. More details available onrequest.Fee: AD Duration: 2400 hrsDESIGNING YOUR OWN COURSEYou can choose any combination of subjects o-ered within theguidelines on page 10. Your selection must be approved byan academic ocer or tutor before the enrolment is accepted. Toenroll, simply tell us the modules you propose studying,when you submit the enrolment application. For example, todesign an Advanced Certicate in Garden Design, you might
108choose any eight 100 hour modules from those on pages 31 and32, plus complete 100 hours of industry meetings/workexperience.32CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS IN LANDSCAPING
10933NURSERY GROWERS COURSE VHT101(Starting a Small/Home Nursery)An introductory course which shows the beginner howto get started in the nursery business.You learn how to propagate plants, decide what to propagate,how to start a small inexpensive operation, and to go aboutselling what you grow.Part of every lesson is devoted to the important area ofbuilding up your knowledge of plants.Through six lessons you will learn how many establishednurseries have started out slowly as a small part timeoperation, and how you can follow the same path.(For those intending to study propagation and wholesalenursery management, this course is not necessary).Fee: S2 Duration 100 hrsHOME PROPAGATION AHT106This is a starter course, designed for people who have no priorexperience in propagation. Starting from the basics, thiscourse covers all aspects of propagating plants and shows youwhats involved in starting and running your own propagationnursery, including: seed, cuttings, grafting, division, layering,materials and equipment. A course for the true beginner! Theten lessons cover:1. Methods of Propagation2. Propagating Structures and Techniques
1103. Propagating Materials4. Seed Propagation5. Propagation by Cuttings6. Miscellaneous Propagating Techniques7. Budding and Grafting8. Propagation of Specic Plants9. Propagation Management10.Layout and Organisation of a Propagating AreaFee: S1 Duration: 100 hrsCUTTING PROPAGATION BHT211This is a skill which is in high demand the world over.The ability to know what to propagate, and how toachieve a high rate of success, is a major factor in theeconomic viability of most commercial nurseries. With cuttingpropagation being the way most varieties of plants are grown,this course is highly desirable for anyone working in aproduction nursery.There are eight lessons, as follows:1. Introduction2. Stem Cuttings3. Non Stem Cuttings4. Materials and equipment5. Growing Media6. Factors A-ecting Growth7. Setting up a Propagation Area8. Managing Cutting CropsFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs
111PROPAGATION I BHT108There are ten lessons as follows:1. Introduction to Propagation2. Seed Propagation3. Cuttings4. Potting Media5. Budding and Grafting6. Rockwool and Tissue Culture7. Layering and Other Techniques8. Propagation Structures and Materials9. Nursery Management A10.Nursery Management BThis course not only provides a credit in ACS qualications,accredited through IARC, but it also prepares you to sit for RHSmodules and acquire credits in the RHS advanced certicateor diploma.Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsNURSERY AND PROPAGATION
11223WHOLESALE NURSERY MANAGEMENTBHT212The nursery industry currently has a real need for peoplewith skills and knowledge in managing wholesale plantnurseries! This course provides a solid grounding for thoseinterested in running a wholesale nursery.There are eight lessons as follows:1. Nursery Site Organisation - Establishing orreorganising.2. Management - Work programming, stang,management structures, etc.3. Nutrition & Pest Management - Fertiliser application,de-ciencies, diseases, etc.4. Growing Media - Soil vs. soilless, growool, soil tests.5. Irrigation - Methods and equipment.6. Modifying Plant Growth - Flower forcing, hormones,quality, etc.7. Marketing - Advertising, promotions, pricing, -ndingopportunities.8. Selection of Nursery Crops - Alternatives, pro-tabilityand marketability, etc.Fee: S3 Duration 100 hrsTISSUE CULTURE BHT306Tissue culture involves growing plants from very smallsections (sometimes microscopic) in a laboratory. It is a
113propagation method which is being increasingly used.Tissue culture is not appropriate for many plants, but forothers such as orchids, some indoor plants and in particular,many new plant varieties, it is a very popular propagationmethod.There are nine lessons as follows:1. Introduction - Basic plant nutrition, de-nitions,applications & uses.2. Plant Nutrients.3. The Laboratory & Equipment - Costs and equipmentthat is needed.4. Micropropagation Methods - More details on thetechniques.5. Plant Hormones - IBA, IAA, etc.6. Culture Environments -Light, heat etc.7. Commercial Applications - Breeding, biotechnology,pollination technology.8. Taking Plants out of Culture9. Culture of Selected Species - Ferns, Orchids,Gloxinia, Daphne, Begonia, Anigozanthus, etc.Fee: S3 Duration 100 hrsGARDEN CENTRE MANAGEMENT BHT255Designed in 1986 in conjunction with State GardenDepartment Manager of a major retail chain store, this coursehas been very successful in training both sta and managersof retail nurseries and garden centres across Australia. Itcontinues to be updated at least annually, and continues to
114be used by small nurseries through to major chain storesacross the country.There are twelve lessons as follows:1. Plant Classi-cation - Identifying plants, plantrequirements.2. Plant Health - Diagnosis & treatment3. Stock Maintenance - Quality control, caring forplants in the nursery.4. Display & Display Techniques - Sales area layout,product location, etc.5. Garden Product Knowledge I - Containers, labels,soil mixes, garden tools, etc.6. Garden Product Knowledge II - Chemicals, fertilisers,cut owers, etc.7. Indoor Plants - Identi-cation & care.8. Container Stock - Trees & shrubs9. Seedlings, Bulbs, Herbs & Perennials10. Deciduous Trees, Fruit & Nuts, Seed11. Marketing - Pricing, advertising, promotions,transport etc.12. Management - Work programming, sta control,nursery layout, etc.Fee: S3 Duration 100 hrsNURSERY HANDS COURSE VHT102This is a course designed in collaboration with nursery handsat the Greening Australia Hamel Nursery, south of Perth. Itteaches the skills for day to day work in a production nursery.
115There are eleven lessons involving:The Nursery Industry - operational ow charts, nurserystandards, plant variety rights, transport regulations; plantidenti-cation, nursery structures, buildings, heating & coolingsystems; potting mixes, seed propagation, cuttingpropagation, other propagation techniques, plant nutrition,pest & disease control, other nursery tasks and marketing andsales.Fee: S2 Duration 100 hrsNURSERY SALES ASSISTANT VHT103This course was developed in 1999 in response to arequest from a retail nurseryman who was -nding itdicult to -nd sta with appropriate skills. As he put it,job applicants were usually either over quali-ed, or elselacked the basic skills needed: to be able to identify plants,advise customers on their use, and to understand some basicsales techniques and procedures.This course covers those things; no more, and no less.Fee: S1 Duration 100 hrs34
11635It is possible to undertake Prociency Awards, Certicates,Diplomas and other formal qualications with ACS. With theseformal qualications, exams are compulsory, and they attractexam fees which are separate to the course fee. Contact theschool to determine how many exams you need to complete foryour course.If you want to study anything higher than a short course, youhave two choices:1. A Standard Course2. A Design Your Own CourseSTANDARD COURSES OFFEREDThese courses have been designed to meet specic needs. Thecombination of subjects has been balanced to provide asound foundation in a core area.CERTIFICATE IN HORTICULTURE (PROPAGATION) VHT002The Core Units of this Certicate are listed on page 33.The Propagation stream is divided into the following:1. Methods of Propagation2. Seed Propagation A3. Seed Physiology and Germination4. Seed Propagation B5. Propagation by Cuttings A6. Propagation by Cuttings B7. E-ciencies in Cutting Propagation8. Miscellaneous Propagation Techniques
1179. Budding and Grafting10. Tissue Culture11. Layering12. Propagating Structures and Equipment13. Propagating Materials14. Nursery Management A15. Nursery Management BFee: CT Duration: 700 hrsADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN APPLIED MANAGEMENT (RETAILNURSERY) VBS001A 700 hr course that develops skills required to manage a retailbusiness, and knowledge in identication, care and handlingof plants and other products sold through retail nurseries. Thereare eight units plus a 200 hr workplace project in thiscourse. These are the ve core units common to all AdvancedCerticates (see page 78), plus three specialist units of studyrelating to the management and operation of a retail nursery.Fee: AC Duration: 900 hrsADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN APPLIED MANAGEMENT(PRODUCTION NURSERY)VBS001This is very similar to the Advanced Certicate in AppliedManagement (Retail Nursery), except for the stream studieswhichare, in this case, Production Nursery modules. See page 77 formore.Fee: AC Duration: 900 hrs
118ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN HORTICULTURE (NURSERY) VHT009This course provides training for people wishing to work innurseries at a technician or management level; in positions suchas nursery managers, technical representatives or consultants.It is accredited by the International Accreditation andRecognition Council.Fee: AD Duration: 2400 hrsDESIGNING YOUR OWN COURSEYou can choose any combination of subjects oered within theguidelines on page 10. Your selection must be approved byan academic o-cer or tutor before the enrolment is accepted. Toenroll, simply tell us the modules you propose studying,when you submit the enrolment application. For example, todesign a Certicate in Nursery Management, you might chooseany six modules from pages 34 and 35 excluding HomePropagation and Nursery Growers Course.CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS INNURSERY AND PROPAGATION
11923HOME HYDROPONICS AHT107This is a good starting point for those who have littleexperience in horticulture or hydroponics,whose main interest is in growing AT HOME. Unlike our othercourses, this course is NOT intended forcommercial growing. Learn the theory behind hydroponicculture and gain rst-hand practical experience setting upyour own basic hydroponic system. The ten lessons cover:Basic Chemistry and Nutrition; Nutrient Solutions; Types ofSystems and Media; Plant Problems in Hydroponics; How aPlant Grows; Plant Culture in Hydroponics; Vegetables; CutFlowers; and Comparison of Solid Media versus WaterCulture.Fee: S1 Duration 100 hrsCERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS INHYDROPONICSIf you want to study anything higher than a short course, youhave two choices:1. A Standard Course2. A Design your own CourseCERTIFICATE IN HYDROPONICS VHT013This course provides an understanding of moderntechnology and its application to growing plants, with anemphasis on hydroponic production. The course involvesthirty (30) lessons with 2 exams, covering:
120Introduction to Hydroponic Technology; Plant Growth Needs(Light); Growth Requirements (Nutrition); Growth Needs(Temperature); Hydroponic Growing Systems; GrowingMedia (types, properties etc); Hydroponic Nutrient Solutions;Hydroponic Equipment; Growing Structures(Design/Construction); Environmental Control(Heat andCooling); Environmental Control (Light and Shading);Environmental Control (Gases); Plant Culture in Hydroponics(2 lessons); Aggregate Culture; Nutrient Film Technique;Rockwool Culture; Other Systems (wick, -ood and drain etc);Irrigation; Irrigation Systems; Plant Propagation (TissueCulture); Market Gardening (Cut Flowers); Market Gardening(Vegetables); Other Plants (herbs, grasses, indoor plants);Pests and Diseases; Weeds (identication and control);Managing a Farm (Crop scheduling etc); Management(Financial, Sta control etc); Marketing in Hydroponics;Special Project.Fee: CT Duration: 600 hrsCERTIFICATE IN HORTICULTURE(HORTICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY)VHT002Develops knowledge and skills in the application of moderntechnology in horticulture with particular emphasis onhydroponics. This course has the same core units as all otherVHT002 horticulture certicates, devoting the stream units(50% of the course) to topics specically related tohorticultural technology.
121Fee: CT Duration: 700 hrsHYDROPONICS I BHT224This course was formerly known as Advanced Hydroponicsand assumes some prior knowledge of hydroponics, even ifonly through reading. It is more in depth than AHT107. Themain areas of study include:*Introduction/Foundation studies*How a Plant Grows*Hydroponic Systems*Nutrition and Nutrition Management*Pest and Disease Management*Hydroponic Vegetable Production*Hydroponic Cut Flower Production*Greenhouse Operation and ManagementFee: S3 Duration 100 hrsHYDROPONIC MANAGEMENT(HYDROPONICS II) BHT213Develop your capacity to make informed decisions regardingthe management of commercially signicant hydroponiccrops. There are eleven lessons as follows:1. How the Crop Plant Grows2. How to Run a Small Evaluation Trial3. Harvest and Post Harvest4. Tomatoes5. Capsicum6. Lettuce, Salad Greens and Foliage Herb Crops7. Cucurbits (Cucumber and Melons)
1228. Strawberries9. Roses10. Carnations11. OrchidsPrerequisite: Hydroponics I or signicant experience.Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hoursADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN APPLIEDMANAGEMENT (HORTICULTURALTECHNOLOGY) VBS001A management-oriented course to train managers ofhorticultural operations which utilises an advanced level oftechnology. See page 77 for core modulesStream Studies:1. Hydroponics 12. Hydroponic Management (Hydroponics II)3. Protected Plant Production4. ProjectFee: AC Duration: 900 hrsDESIGNING YOUR OWN COURSEYou can choose any combination of subjects oered withinthe guidelines on page 10.Your selection must be approved by an academic ocer ortutor before the enrolment is accepted.To enroll, simply tell us the modules you propose studying,when you submit the enrolment application.To design a Certicate in Hydroponics, for example, youmight select Hydroponics I and II with related subjects such
123as Protected Plant Production, Berry Production, Cut FlowerProduction and Commercial Vegetable Production.36 Hydroponic Systems Management - NEW module beingdevelopedHYDROPONICS
12437CUT FLOWER PRODUCTION BHT221Cut ower growing has experienced rapidexpansion in recent years, resulting in increaseddemand for training in the skills and knowledgerequired by this industry. This course provides athorough, basic training for the commercial cut owergrower. There are ten lessons:1. Introduction To Cut Flower Growing.2. Soils and Nutrition.3. Cultural Practices.4. Flower Initiation and Development.5. Pest & Disease Control.6. Australian Natives and Related Plants.7. Greenhouse Culture.8. Harvest and Post Harvest.9. Developing a Production Plan.10. Export Marketing of Flowers.Most types of owers are covered including:Perennials; Annuals; Bulbs and Relatives;Fillers; Natives and other plants.Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsCUT FLOWER BULBS BHT317A course for the enthusiast or commercial bulbgrower, with ten lessons:1. Introduction - Parts of the ower,
125Understanding soils, Hydroponics.2. Cultural Practices.3. Flower Initiation and Development4. Pest and Disease Control.5. Managing Yield, Greenhouse Culture6. Management, Harvest and Post-Harvest7. Gladioli and Lilium.8. Narcissus.9. Iris.10. Other Bulbs - Dahlia, Freesia, Hyacinth,Tulip, Alstroemeria, Amaryllis.Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsGREENHOUSE CUT FLOWERS VHT239A course for commercial cut ower growers whoare concerned exclusively with greenhouseproduction. There are twelve lessons:1. Introduction.2. Cultural Practices.3. Flower Initiation and Development.4. Pest and Disease Control in Greenhouses.5. Greenhouse Management A.6. Greenhouse Management B.7. Management, Harvest and Post Harvest.8. Herbaceous Perennials.9. Annuals and Biennials.10. Bulbs Corms and Tubers.11. Filler Plants.
12612. Roses, Orchids, etc.Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsCUT FLOWER ORCHIDS VHT240Learn how to produce orchid owers for thecut ower trade with ten lessons as follows:1. Introduction - Plant classi-cation, Namingof plants, Parts of the ower.2. Culture - Basket, Epiphytes, Media.3. Propagation A - Methods, Materials, Equipment.4. Propagation B (Tissue Culture) - Techniques,Application, Culture nutrients.5. Greenhouse Management A - Environmentalcontrols, Beds & benches, Carbon dioxide.6. Greenhouse Management B - Temperature,Irrigation, Cooling, Ventilation, etc.7. Pest and Disease Control and Identi-cation8. Management, Harvest and Post-Harvest- Harvesting, Post harvest, Standards,Layout, Production costs.9. Marketing - Marketing the product, Valuableorchids, International markets.10. Detailed study of one species or groupof orchids.Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsCERTIFICATE IN CUT FLOWER PRODUCTIONPart I. Cut Flower Production, and any two of the following:Hydroponics I,
127Protected Plant Production or Practical Horticulture IPart 2. Horticultural Resource Management, plus any two of thefollowing:Cut Flower Bulbs, Carnations, Roses, Orchid Culture,orPerennials.Fee: CT Duration: 600 hrsCUT FLOWERS
12823OUTDOOR PLANT PRODUCTION(Crops 1) BHT112Twelve lessons cover site, crop selection, soil management,cut owers, vegetables, berries, nuts, herbs, tree fruits, othercrops, managing a market garden and more. This course notonly provides a credit in ACS quali-cations, accreditedthrough IARC, but it also prepares you to sit for RHS modulesand acquire credits in the RHS advanced certi-cate ordiploma.1. Crop Production Systems2. Organic Crop Production3. Soils and Nutrition4. Nursery Stock Production5. Tree Fruit Production6. Soft Fruits Production7. Vegetable Production8. Cut Flower Production9. Herbs, Nuts and Miscellaneous Crops10. Crop Production Risk AssessmentFee: S2 Duration 100 hrsCOMMERCIAL VEGETABLE PRODUCTIONBHT222An eight lesson course for commercial vegetablegrowers covering the dierent types of vegetables,planting, training, watering, pruning, propagation,
129pest and disease control, fertilising and soiltesting. Various growing techniques are studiedincluding row cropping, greenhouse production andhydroponics. Sections are included on thelesser known crops (e.g. oriental vegetables andherbs), and harvesting and marketing procedures(e.g. causes of price variation, preparing producefor market, presentation).1. Introduction.2. Cultural Practices for Vegetables.3. Pests, Disease and Weed Control.4. Hydroponic and Greenhouse Growing.5. Growing Selected Vegetable Varieties.6. Irrigating Vegetables.7. Harvesting and Post Harvest treatments.8. Marketing Vegetables.Fee: S3 Duration 100 hrsSOIL MANAGEMENT (CROPS) BHT303In this course you learn about:* Soil properties* How to simply test soil characteristics* Planning soil improvement programsThis course is similar to our other soil managementcourses, but relates speci-cally to crops.Fee: S2 Duration 100 hrsFOOD CROPSIRRIGATION (CROPS) BHT304
130A ten lesson course which examines the design,installation and operation of irrigation systemsfor row crops (eg. vegetables & cut owers) andorchards.1. Introduction2. Soil Characteristics And Problems3. Estimating Plant Needs and Irrigation Scheduling4. Drainage - Drainage systems, Dams, etc.5. Types Of Irrigation Systems6. Trickle Systems7. Design Speci-cations8. Pumps and Filters9. Selecting The Right System For The Plant10. Design And Operation Of SystemsFee: S2 Duration 100 hrsMUSHROOM PRODUCTION BHT310A comprehensive 8 lesson course covering how to growmushrooms on either a small or large scale. Emphasisis placed on the Agaricus species, though othercommercially important edible fungi are alsoconsidered. Growing, harvesting, marketing, storageand even ways of cooking and using mushrooms arecovered. There are eight lessons covering:* Introduction* Mushroom Culture* Spawn Production* Making & Casing Beds
131* Growing Conditions For Mushrooms* Growing Outside* Harvesting, Storage and Using Mushrooms* Special AssignmentFee: S2 Duration 100 hrsPROTECTED PLANT PRODUCTION BHT223This course consists of 10 Lessons:1. Structures For Protected Cropping2. Environmental Control3. Cladding Materials And Their Properties4. Irrigation5. Nursery Nutrition6. Relationship Between Production Techniques AndHorticultural Practices7. Horticultural Management In A Greenhouse: Pests AndDiseases8. Harvest & Post Harvest Technology9. Greenhouse Plants10. Risk AssessmentThe course also prepares you to sit for Royal HorticulturalSociety (RHS) modules and acquire credits in the RHSadvanced certi-cate or diploma.Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs38
13239FRUIT AND NUTSFRUIT PRODUCTION(TEMPERATE CLIMATE) BHT218An eight lesson course that introducesthe fruit growing industry, and moves through mostof the skills needed for successful fruit growingin a serious way. Topics covered include: Management;Soils; Planting; Irrigation; Pruning; CulturalPractices (including pest control); Pome and StoneFruits; and Various Vines, Fruit Trees and Nuts.Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsFRUIT PRODUCTION(WARM CLIMATE) BHT217Similar to the temperate fruit course, but adaptedto cover tropical and sub-tropical conditions. Thecourse includes sections on Avocados, Pineapples,Macadamias, Paw Paws and Cashews.Eight lessons cover:1. Introduction and Resources2. Soils, Site Preparation and Planning3. General Cultural Practices4. Tree Fruits5. Nuts and Vines6. Berries - Strawberry culture7. Citrus and Other Fruits
1338. Farm Marketing and ManagementFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsNUT PRODUCTION BHT219For the enthusiast or commercial grower. A detailedstudy on nut growing with the opportunity to specialise,to some degree, according to your interests.Nine lessons cover culture, site selection & planning,common and uncommon nut varieties, propagation, soils,pests and diseases, harvesting, and more.1. Introduction & Resources2. Most Commonly Grown Varieties -Cashews, Peanut,Almond, Hazelnut, Macadamia, Walnut.3. Culture - Planting, Watering, Pests.4. Less Common Varieties - Brazil nut, Pecans,Chestnuts, Pistachio nuts and Rare varieties.5. Propagation.6. Harvest and Post Harvest.7. Marketing Nuts.8. Workplace Health and Safety9. Special AssignmentFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsWARM CLIMATE NUTS BHT308The content of this course is very similar to the"Nut Production" course, except this deals exclusivelywith nuts grown in the tropics and sub-tropics.Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsVITICULTURE BHT220
134An introductory course covering the history ofviticulture, the current state of the industry, wineand table grapes, dried grapes, cultural practices(trellising, soils, planting, pruning, irrigation,pests and diseases), vineyard design, improving quality,harvest and post harvest procedures, winemaking,marketing and more. There are ten lessons:1. Introduction2. Climate and Soils3. Planting Material4. Vineyard Establishment5. Training and Pruning6. Weed, Disease And Pest Control7. Irrigation and feeding8. Improving Grape Quality9. Harvesting and Selling Grapes10. WineFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsBERRY PRODUCTION BHT309For the enthusiast or commercial grower, coveringall aspects of the care and cultivation of common,and uncommon, berry fruit, with the opportunity tospecialise to some degree in one type of berry.Eight lessons cover:1. Introduction - Types of berries, Informationsources, etc.2. Which Varieties to Grow.
1353. Lesser Grown Varieties of Berries.4. Cultural Methods.5. Propagation.6. Weed Identication and Control in Berries.7. Harvesting and Marketing Berries.8. Commercial Berry Growing.Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs
13623CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS IN CROPSIt is possible to undertake Prociency Awards, Certicates,Diplomas and other formal qualications with ACS. With theseformal qualications, exams are compulsory, and they attractexam fees which are separate to the course fee. Contact theschool to determine how many exams you need to complete foryour course.If you want to study anything higher than a short course, youhave two choices:1. A Standard Course2. A Design Your Own CourseHow do you choose?1. If you like the sound of a standard course, do it!2. If you cannot nd a standard course that suits you, then designyour own course!STANDARD COURSES OFFEREDThese courses have been designed to meet specic needs. Thecombination of subjects has been balanced to provide asound foundation in a core area.CERTIFICATE IN HORTICULTURE (CROPS) VHT002A general certicate. The rst part of the course involvesundertaking the standard Core Studies from the generic certi-cate(see page 26). To complete the course, the student mustcomplete three additional Crops related modules, selected and
137approved in liaison with a tutor.Fee: CT plus exam fees Duration: 600 hrsADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN APPLIED MANAGEMENT (CROPS)VBS001This course trains people to be managers or owner-operators ofhorticultural farms (eg. marketgardens, orchards). Ask or check our web site for detailedoutlines.Fee: AC Duration: 900 hrsADVANCED DIPLOMA IN HORTICULTURE (CROPS) VHT009This course provides professional training for work at amanagement or technical level with horticulturalCrops. Ask or check our web site for detailed outlines. See page28 for information.Fee: AD Duration: 2400 hrsDESIGNING YOUR OWN COURSEYou can choose any combination of subjects o-ered within theguidelines on page 10.Your selection must be approved by an academic ocer or tutorbefore the enrolment is accepted.To enroll, simply tell us the modules you propose studying,when you submit the enrolment application. For example, todesign a Certicate in Crop Production you might chooseHorticulture I plus any ve other 100 hour courses from pages37,38,39,40 (excluding Home Hydroponics)40
13841HERBSHERBS (Basic Course) AHT108A broad-based six lesson course for beginnersto herb growing, covering the history of herbuse, herb culture, and identication of themajor herbs. As a hobby course, this overlaps on other herbcourses and should not be combined with them in acerticate. Thirty di-erent herbsare studied in detail and a systematic methodof identifying herbs is emphasised.The six lessons are as follows:1. Introduction to Herbs: Denitions,history of herbs, accurate identication.2. Herb Gardening: Herbs in containers andindoors, soil, nutrition & feeding,propagating, growing.3. Companion Planting: Designing herbgardens, interrelationships betweenherbs, composting.4. Growing and Harvesting: Uses of herbs,selling herbs you grow.5. Cooking with Herbs: Drinks, sweets,teas, vinegars, oils.6. Herbs for Fragrance, Health and beauty:collecting herbs, pot pourri, baths,
139candles, sachets....& more.Fee: S1 Duration 100 hrsLAVENDER BHT228Ten lessons for the lavender enthusiast,or anyone interested in starting commerciallavender production; as follows:1. Introduction, Classication & Resources.2. Soils and Fertilisers For Lavender.3. Cultural Techniques.4. Lavender Propagation.5. Commercial Alternatives.6. Plant Variety Selection & Breeding.7. Developing Plant Knowledge.8. Harvest, Treatment and Storing Product.9. Processing And Making Lavender Products.10. Marketing Lavender Produce.Fee: S2 Duration 100 hrsAROMATHERAPY VHT104There are 8 lessons as follows:1. Plant Identication2. Introduction to Aromatherapy3. Essential Oils4. Safe Use of Essential Oils5. Carriers6. Growing and Harvesting Herbs for Essential Oil7. Methods of Extraction8. Hazardous Herbs and Oils
140Fee: S2 Duration 100 hrsHERB CULTURE BHT114Develop a solid grounding inherb growing and the herb industry. An averagestudent will take around 100 hrs. Half of thecourse deals with general herb culture, includingidentication, soils, mulching, feeding, watering,propagation, pest & disease control, harvest,storage, processing, companion planting, nurserymanagement and herb farming. The remainder of thecourse involves detailed studies of major groupsof herbs such as: mints, thymes, lavenders,scented geraniums, garlic, roses, artemisias andparsley. The lessons cover the following:1. Introduction and Herb Identication2. Culture (Soil, mulch, planting, feeding etc)3. Propagation (Seed, cuttings, division etc.)4. Plant Health5. Processing And Using Herb Products6. Harvesting and Storage7. The Mints (Mentha spp.)8. Lavenders and Thymes9. Other Lamiaceae Family Herbs (e.g. Sage, Balm)10. The Artemisias11. Compositae (Asteraceae) - The Daisy Herbs12. Umbelliferae Herbs (Apiaceae) - The Parsley Family13. Onion Herbs (Liliaceae) - (e.g. Chives, Aloe vera)
14114. Garlic15. Rosaceae Herbs (eg. Rose & Strawberry)16. Miscellaneous Herbs17. Scented Geraniums18. Native Herbs (eg. Boronia, Tea Tree)19. Companion Planting20. Natural Pest Control21. Designing Herb Gardens22. Home Herb Gardens23. Public Landscaping With Herbs24. Herb Nursery Management25. Herb FarmingFee: S3 Duration 100 hrsMEDICINAL HERBS BHT227This eight lesson course is not designed to trainnaturopaths, but will teach you the basics of how toidentify and correctly administer herbs for medicinalpurposes. The eight lessons are as follows:1. Identication, Taxonomy, Resources.2. Growing and Propagating Medicinal Herbs.3. History Of Medicinal Herbs.4. Main Medicinal Herbs.5. Herbal Remedies.6. Preparing Herbal Remedies.Infusions, decoctions, poultices, etc7. Poisonous Plants (including herbs).8. Developing a Production Plan.
142Fee: S2 Duration 100 hrs
14323CULINARY HERBS VHT242Learn how to identify and successfully growdozens of common and uncommon edible herbs.Develop your skills and experience the delightsof cooking adventurous new recipes with herbs.Learn drying and other methods of preserving theavour (eg. herb oils, salts, vinegars).Eight lessons as follows cover common and lesscommon herbs used for cooking.1. Identifying Herbs2. Plant Care3. Propagation & Creating a Kitchen Garden4. Cooking With Herbs: How to dry and preserveherbs, Making butters, Oils, Vinegars, Salts,Teas, & Biscuits.5. Common Culinary Herbs: A close study of 20 ofthe most commonly grown culinary herbs.6. Important Culinary Herbs: The Mint family7. Lesser Grown Culinary Herbs8. Special project - on one type of culinary herb.Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsSCENTED PLANTS BHT229Learn to identify, grow (propagation and culture),and use di-erent types of scented plants. Youwill nd out how to harvest and dry scented
144plants, and through practical assignmentsactually make a whole range of exciting herbcrafts (e.g. pot pourri, soaps, candles).Learn also how to landscape a scented gardenand expand your knowledge of dozens of di-erentscented plant species.There are eight lessons as follows:1. Plant Identication: Taxonomy,uses for scented plants (e.g. landscaping,crafts, perfumery).2. Culture Of Scented Plants: Growing,propagating, harvesting, drying.3. Crafts From Scented Plants: Soaps,candles, pot pourri, etc.4. Harvesting And Processing: Oils,perfumes, dried products, etc.5. Commonly Grown Scented Plants6. Less Commonly Grown Scented Plants7. a/ Designing A Scented Gardenb/ Commercial Farming Of Scented Plants8. Special Assignment -a selected plant groupFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsCERTIFICATE IN HORTICULTURE (HERBS) VHT002The Certicate in Horticulture (Herbs) has the same core units asthe VHT002 listed on page 26. The stream studies, whichmake up 50% of the course include the following lessons:1. The Herb Industry 9. Principals of Landscaping
1452. Local Herbs 10. Materials, Construction and Costs3. Processing 11. Designs4. Crafts 12. Lamiaceae family5. Culinary and Medicinal 13. Asteraceae family6. Cultivation of Herbs 14. Apiaceae family7. Herb Farming 15. Garlic and other Herbs8. Marketing and ManagementFee: CT Duration: 700 hrsCERTIFICATE IN HERBS VHT014This course has been operating for many years, and is wellaccepted in industry. This is a course designed for peopleinvolved, or wishing to become involved in the business ofherbs. There are numerous opportunities in such things as herbnurseries, craft businesses, commercial herb farms andprocessing businesses which produce various types ofherb products.This certicate is designed to provide you with a broadbackground to run a business or work for someone else in anyof these areas. Internationally accredited by the InternationalAccreditation and Recognition Council (IARC)Fee: CT plus 2 exam fees Duration: 600 hrsDESIGN YOUR OWN HERBS COURSEIn addition to the Certicate and Advanced Certicate in Herbslisted above, it is possible to take other higher courses inherbs by combining a number of di-erent short courses (knownas modules). You can choose any combination of subjects
146o-ered within the guidelines on page 10. Your selection must beapproved by an academic ocer or tutor before theenrolment is accepted. To enroll, simply tell us the modules youpropose studying, when you submit the enrolmentapplication.42
14743PLANT VARIETIES*The widest range of "specialist" plant variety courses oered.*Opportunity to develop in depth knowledge of a particular typeof plant.*For the hobby gardener wanting to develop a specialist interest.*For those wanting to work in the industry (Nurseries and otheremployersoften place a lot of importance on plant identi-cation andspecialist knowledge).*For the horticulturist wanting to brush up or broaden their plantknowledge.AFRICAN VIOLETS VHT105Designed for the African Violet enthusiast,this course covers everything from pottingand feeding, to pests and propagation. Youlearn how African Violets are classi-ed,and cover the exciting range of varietiesavailable. Heres your chance to achieveoutstanding results with African Violets.Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsAZALEAS AND RHODODENDRONSVHT106Considered by many to be the very best plants agarden can oer, azaleas and rhododendronsare some of the most popular plants grown
148anywhere. The course shows how to grow them toperfection, and builds your knowledge of varietiesavailable, to give you a long lasting display ofcolour in the garden. Soils, weed control, feeding,pest and disease control, watering, landscapedesign and lots more are included over eightlessons.Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsGROWING ANNUALS BHT115Become an expert with annual owers. Learn toidentify and grow them, to produce a continualblaze of colour through the seasons. This eightlesson course reveals the secrets of what togrow, when to grow each variety, building up thesoil, controlling pests and diseases, designingoral displays, and how to bring a display tothe peak of perfection.1. Introduction -Identi-cation, resources2. Culture -Planting, staking, mulching,watering, feeding, pruning etc3. Propagation Of Annuals4. Hydroponics -Types of systems, annuals forhydroponics.5. Pests & Diseases -Diagnosis & control.6. Irrigation -Alternative systems, selection andoperation.7. a/ Greenhouse Growing Of Annual Flowers.
149b/ Flower Bed Layout8. Harvest, Post Harvest & Quality.BONSAI BHT320Join the many who have learnt the ancientoriental art of bonsai through this practicaland comprehensive course. Eight lessons cover theselection of plants suited to bonsai, understandingthe history and classic shapes which form the basisof the art, techniques of planting, training,pruning, watering & feeding and ways of usingbonsai both indoors and outdoors. You will createseveral bonsai of your own during the course andreceive constructive criticism from your tutor,as they help you develop your own personalbonsai style and techniques.Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsCARNIVOROUS PLANTS VHT107These fascinating plants provide entertainmentand stimulation to the enthusiast. Nine lessonscover a range of cultivated carnivorous plants,paying particular attention to the Pitcher Plants(Nepenthes) and Sundews (Drosera).1. Introduction -characteristics andclassi-cation, resources, etc.2. Culture -soils, watering, pests, diseases.3. Propagation And Container Growing4. Pitchers (Nepenthes) and Sundews (Drosera)
1505. Other Important Groups - (e.g. Bladderworts).6. Lesser Grown Varieties of Carnivorous Plants7. Australian Droseras8. Growing and Using Carnivorous Plants-in containers, in the ground, as indoor plants.9. Special AssignmentFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsCACTI AND SUCCULENTS VHT108Its been said that people either love cactior hate them. For lovers of cacti and succulents,this comprehensive eight lesson course is a must.The course studies major cacti & succulentgroups and the dierences in how to treat plantsfrom each; in terms of soils, feeding, watering,pruning, pest control, planting procedures andmore. It will stimulate your interest, and setyou on the path to becoming an expert withthese unique plants.Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs
15123FERNS BHT314A detailed look at the identication and cultureof ferns. You learn to propagate (spores, division)di-erent groupings (e.g. epiphytes, ground ferns,tree ferns, maidenhairs, Asplenium, Blechnum,Nephrolepis, Pteris, etc.) - both common & uncommonspecies. Growing techniques (baskets, indoor/outdoorcontainers, terrariums) and cultural methods (soils,watering, pest & disease control) are also examined.There are eight lessons as follows:1. Introduction -classication & resources2. Culture -planting, mulching, watering,pest & disease, feeding, pruning, etc.3. Propagation -spore, division.4. Growing Specic Ferns.5. Other Important Fern Genera.6. Specialised Cultural Techniques: eg. indoorplants, showing, growing to sell etc.7. Designing a Fern Garden.8. Special Assignment -On one genera of ferns.Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsFUCHSIAS VHT112Learn everything you ever wanted to know aboutfuchsias, from soil management & feeding to pruningand propagation. Learn how fuchsias are classied
152into several major groups, the characteristicsof those groups & how/where to grow di-erenttypes to achieve the best results.There are eight lessons as follows:1. Introduction2. Culture -Planting, staking, mulching,watering, pest & disease, feeding, etc.3. Propagation4. The Most Commonly Grown Varieties.5. Other Important Groups.6. The Lesser Grown Varieties7. Using Fuchsias -hanging baskets, topiary,container plants, tubs, espaliers, etc.8. Special Assignment - On one selectedplant or group.Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsGERANIUMS & PELARGONIUMS VHT113A wonderful course for enthusiasts. After anintroductory section dealing with classication,physiology and information resources, you move onto develop an understanding of how to grow geraniums& pelargoniums to achieve best results. Throughoutthe course you make an in depth study of almost 50di-erent varieties, giving you a rm grasp on thesubtle di-erences between the di-erent cultivarsin this group of plants.Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs
15344GROWING CAMELLIAS VHT109Beautiful camellias require little attention,once established, and yet there is so much toknow about them. This course is a wonderful wayof learning about the di-erent groups ofcamellias (eg. japonicas, sasanquas, reticulatas),their special characteristics, and their culture.Develops your understanding of soils, feeding,watering, pruning, planting methods, pest &disease control, propagation, & more. Improveyour ability to identify di-erent varieties(both common and uncommon), and how to usecamellias to achieve desired landscape e-ects.Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsGROWING CARNATIONS VHT110A serious course equally valuable to the homeenthusiast or the commercial cut ower grower.You learn about growing quality carnations(planting, watering, pest & disease control,fertilising), di-erent ways of growing them(e.g. as row crops in soil, in hydroponics, in agreenhouse); and harvesting, post-harvesttreatments, and quality control.Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsCONIFERS BHT230Nine lessons provide you with a systematic
154understanding of the way conifers are classied,show you how to identify the di-erences betweentypes, and develop your understanding of culturalrequirements common to the whole group anddi-erences in cultural techniques needed forspecic types of conifers. Sections of thiscourse look in detail at trees (e.g. Pines, Cedrus,Spruce), small shrubs, medium shrubs, nativeconifers, rarer varieties, landscaping, bonsaiand other uses.Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsGROWING IRIS VHT111This is a valuable course for anyone with a seriousinterest in irises either as a commercial grower oran enthusiastic home collector. You will gain anin-depth appreciation of the iris, how to growthem to achieve optimum results, and how to identifythe di-erent varieties of irises. Signicant sectionsare included on landscaping with irises, hybridisationand propagation, harvest, post-harvest treatments,achieving and assessing quality, and exhibiting theowers.Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs
15545ROSES BHT231A unique, comprehensive course for rose enthusiasts,whether professionals or amateur growers. Over eightlessons you will study the following:1. Introduction - identication & classication(modern and species roses are considered).2. Culture - pruning, nutrition, pests & diseases,planting, watering, etc.3. Propagation - seed, cuttings, layering,budding & grafting, etc.4. Hybrid Teas and Floribundas.5. Old World Roses.6. Climbers, Miniatures, Standards & Weepers.7. Using Roses - cut -owers, tubs, hydroponics.8. Growing a Commercial or Flower Rose Crop.Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsINTERIOR PLANTS BHT315This is a course equally applicable to the professionalinterior plantscaper, or the home owner (or interiordecorator) who aspires to achieve the very best resultswith their indoor plants. You will learn about the mainfamily groups most indoor plants fall into, the culturalrequirements and general characteristics of each ofthose groups, and from there develop the ability toselect the right plant for the right situation. Many
156types of growing methods are covered (in pots, baskets,hydroponics, terrariums, greenhouses), as well as soilmixes, propagation, pest control, feeding and lots more.Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsORCHID CULTURE BHT232Discover what orchids are all about, learn how toimprove your results, and grow -owers which will be theenvy of all who see them. This eight lesson coursecovers the following:1. Introduction - classication,identication, plant structure.2. Culture - potting mixes, watering,feeding, temperature, light, etc.3. Propagation - seed, division,cuttings, tissue culture.4. Cymbidiums And Dendrobiums.5. Cattleyas, Vandas And Other CommonlyGrown Orchids.6. Australian Native Orchids.7. Growing Orchids As Cut Flowers, Baskets,Epiphytes, Greenhouse Culture, etc.8. Special Project On One Group Of Orchids.Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsPERENNIALS BHT316Over eight lessons you will learn what perennials are,the main types of perennial plants in fashiontoday, the cultural requirements of each (ie. feeding,
157watering, soil requirements, pruning, pest control),and how to utilise them to get the best out of them inthe landscape. This is a course equally valuable tolandscapers, nurserymen, cut -ower growers andgarden enthusiasts.Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsPALMS & CYCADS BHT233A wide variety of genera are covered, includingWashingtonia, Phoenix, Howea & Macrozamia.An eight lesson course covering the following:1. Introduction - identication, generalcharacteristics of palms & cycads.2. Culture.3. Propagation.4. Selecting Suitable Palms & Cycads5. Pests & Diseases Of Palms & Cycads.6. Using Palms & Cycads - growing indoors,landscaping with palms.7. Commercial Applications.8. Special in-depth Study Of One Group.Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsPROTEAS BHT318Learn where and how to grow one of the moststunning groups of plants in the world. Withthe right cultural techniques (e.g. properdrainage, soil treatments, irrigation methods,feeding, pruning, weed control), you can achieve
158top quality, large blooms in what mightotherwise be considered poor horticulturalconditions. There are eight lessons as follows:1. Introduction2. Culture -planting, staking, watering,feeding, pruning, soils etc.3. Propagation4. Commonly Grown Varieties -(eg. P. cynaroides,P. mellifera and P. repens).5. Pests, Diseases and ProblemsProtea botany, pest, diseases, drainage.6. Other Proteas to Grow.7. Using Proteas -landscaping plants, cut-owers, harvest and post-harvest.8. Special AssignmentFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsTROPICAL PLANTS BHT234Learn where and how grow to plants that originate inor are suited to the tropics. It provides valuableinstruction for both growing plants in warm places,or in protected places such as greenhouses.There are ten lessons in this module as follows:1. Introduction to Tropical Plants2. Plant Cultural Practices3. Tropical Annuals, Perennials and Bulbous Plants4. Gingers and Heliconias5. Cordylines and Palms
1596. Climbers, Shrubs and Trees7. Orchids, Ferns and Bromeliads8. Tropical Herbs, Vegetables & Fruits9. Growing Tropical Plants outside the Tropics10. Landscaping with Tropical PlantsFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs
16023AUSTRALIAN NATIVESAUSTRALIAN NATIVES I BHT113Develop a broad understanding of Australiannative plants; their identication, cultureand use. Emphasis is placed on horticulturallyimportant genera. There are ninelessons as follows:1. Introduction - plant identication,characteristics of Australian -ora.2. Cultural Techniques.3. Eucalypts.4. Native Trees - Casuarina, Lophostemon,Angophora, Callitris, etc.5. Acacias.6. Melaleucas, Callistemons & Leptospermums.7. Grevilleas.8. Ground Covers And Small Shrubs.9. Commercial Applications for Natives.On successful completion of this course,you will be able to:-Classify most signicant cultivatednative plants, to the family level.-Identify one hundred dierent speciesof native, inc. names & characteristics.-Determine cultural practices to maintain
161healthy native plants.-Explain the identication and culture ofnative trees, in particular Eucalyptus.-Explain the identication and cultureof native shrubs, incl. Acacia, Melaleuca,Callistemon and Leptospermum.-Explain the identication and culture ofdierent Proteaceous native plants, withemphasis on the genus Grevillea.-Explain the identication and culture ofa range of ground covers and small shrubs.-Determine commercially viable applicationsfor dierent native plants.-Prepare detailed planting designs usingAustralian native plants.Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsAUSTRALIAN NATIVES II BHT225Focuses on smaller growing natives(eg. wild-owers, clumping plants, etc).1. Introduction.2. Growing Conditions - planting,feeding, pests & diseases, etc.3. Heaths And Similar Plants.(eg. Thryptomene, Bauera, Astartea)4. The Daisy Family (eg. Helichrysum,Helipterum, Celmisia).5. The Legumes (Pultenaea, Kennedya, etc.)
1626. Other Groups (Boronias, Crowea, etc.)7. The Monocots (Native grasses, Nativeiris, Anigozanthus).8. Commercial Applications for Wild-owers.Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsACACIAS VHT114Learn about the identication, botany andculture (planting, watering, feeding, propagation)of wattles. Around 50 species are studied in detail.You also learn about the commercial uses of Acaciasas building materials, food plants, for tanning,craft, etcFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsAUSTRALIAN NATIVE TREES VHT115This course rst teaches you about dierenttypes of Australian -ora, plant identication,information sources, planting, feeding, soils,pests and diseases, watering, propagation andtransplanting. The remaining lessonsdeal with selected varieties of trees, windbreakplanting, agroforestry, tree maintenance andtree selection.Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsAUSTRALIAN NATIVE FERNS VHT116Learn which ferns occur naturally in Australia,how to identify them, where to obtain accurateinformation, propagation, growing
163and using ferns in baskets, terrariums and gardens.Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsEUCALYPTS VHT117An introduction to the genus Eucalyptus, coveringidentication, culture (propagation, soils,landscape uses, feeding). Throughout thecourse you build both a knowledge of the group as awhole, and of the range of species you can identify.Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsGROWING GREVILLEAS VHT118Become an expert on Grevilleas through thiseight lesson course. It provides a thoroughgrounding in identifying, growing and usinggrevilleas.Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs46
16447ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIESENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES VEN100This course is an excellent introduction to environmentalstudies. It will give the student a broad based grounding inenvironmental and conservation issues, and can serve as acourse in its own right or as a platform for higher learning.There are six lessons in this course as follows:1. Living Things - Classication of plants and animals;identifying living organisms; using identication keys.2. Basic Ecology - Populations; communities; ecosystems;constituents of ecosystem; the ecosphere; the web ofIife; habitats and niches; humans in the environment.3. Global Environmental Systems - The Earths structure;the atmosphere; climatic systems; Gaia theory; thecarbon dioxide cycle; El Nino.4. Environmental Problems - Deforestation; loss ofagricultural land; loss of biological diversity; loss ofwater; loss of non renewable resources;environmental weeds; the Greenhouse E-ect; Ozonedepletion and ozone as a Greenhouse gas.5. Conservation - The denition and goals ofconservation; the history of conservation; naturalresources (renewable and non renewable).6. Acting Locally: Thinking Globally - Humans and water;how to minimize water usage; energy use in the home;
165reducing household waste; domestic transport and itse-ect on pollution; building materials and theirenvironmental impact.Fee: S1 Duration: 100 hrsINTRODUCTION TO ECOLOGY BEN101An introductory course covering living organisms, the placesthey live, and the relationships that occur between them. Itcovers the general principles of ecology and is suited toanywhere on our planet. There are seven lessons:1. Ecosystems and Populations2. The Development of Life3. Animals, Parasites and Endangered Species4. Fungi, Tundra, Rainforests and Marshes5. Mountains, Rivers and Deserts6. Shallow Waters7. The Greenhouse E-ect and the EnvironmentFee: S1 Duration: 100 hrsEARTH SCIENCE BEN204Earth Science presents an all round introduction to the Earth,its structure and Earth processes.Lessons cover the following areas:* The Solid Earth* Composition of the Earth* The Earths Magnetic Field* Continental Drift, Volcanism and Earthquakes* Rocks and Minerals* The Oceans, Air and Weather
166* The Greenhouse E-ect, El Nino and Global Weather* Patterns* Modern Environmental IssuesFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT BEN301This course covers the basics of what EnvironmentalScientists need to know to conduct EnvironmentalAssessment. Lessons cover the following:* Introduction to Environmental Practice* Environmental Law around the Globe* Types of Environmental Assessments* Environmental Reports and Data Presentation* Case Studies* Research ProjectFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsENVIRONMENTAL WASTEMANAGEMENT BEN202A dynamic course that looks at how waste is disposed of innatural cycles and how to manage waste disposal. Lessonsinclude:1. Domestic Waste2. Street Cleaning and Disposal of Refuse3. Industrial Waste4. Toxic and Nuclear Waste5. Water Quality and Treatment6. Recycling WasteFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs
16748WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT BEN205This course develops both a theoretical and practicalunderstanding of how to manage animals in their naturalenvironments. It covers ecology, wildlife managementprinciples, population dynamics, wildlife censuses, carryingcapacity, wildlife habitats, relevant legal and administrativeconcerns, and more. It is relevant to a broad range of wildlifetypes.Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsVERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY BEN104Develops your ability to distinguish between types ofvertebrate animals, with a particular emphasis on mammals.Ten lessons:1. Vertebrate Taxonomy, Physiology and Diversity2. Fishes3. Ectotherms. Amphibians, Reptiles4. Birds5. Overview of Mammals: Physiology & Taxonomy(Dierentiate Marsupials & Eutherians; Monotremes,Therians, etc)6. Gilires and Insectivora7. Carnivores (Order: Ferae)8. Ungulata9. Marsupials (Order Marsupialia)10. Archonta-Primates, bats, lemurs, shrews
168Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsNATURE PARK MANAGEMENT II BEN207This course is a natural progression from Nature ParkManagement I, but can be taken in its own right. Itconcentrates more on native plants and using them to createnatural balanced ecosystems. You also learn to create naturetrails,build rockeries and pathways, construct ponds andwatercourses, design picnic grounds and animal enclosuresand market a nature park. The following areas are covered:* Creation and Maintenance of Australian Ecosystems -Plant associations and earthworks.* Rockeries - Types of rock grouping and plants.* Propagation - Techniques, seed, cuttings, etc.* Marketing - Advertising, brochures, etc.* Eucalyptus - An introduction to the use of Eucalypts.* Proteaceae Australian Natives - An introduction toMimosaceae (eg: Acacia), Caesalpiniaceae (eg: Cassia)and Fabaceae (eg: Kennedya).* More Australian Native Plants - An introduction to otherAustralian plant genera; eg: ferns, conifers, Melaleucaand Callistemon.* Wildlife Park Management - Keeping animals: legislation,enclosures and permits.* Picnic Areas - Facilities, litter, etc.* Playground Design - Equipment, materials, safety,costing, etc.* Water Landscapes - Water features, pools, maintenance, etc.
169* Park Interpretation - Techniques, program design, etc.* Trail Design and Construction - Fun and -tness trails,surfacing materials and design.Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsWATER CONSERVATION ANDMANAGEMENT BEN3021. Introduction to water conservation2. Water conservation at home3. Water conservation in the workplace4. Water management5. Water conservation in Primary Production I6. Water conservation in Primary Production II7. Water conservation in Services industries8. Water conservation and Health9. Water conservation in other sectors10. Water treatment, reuse and recyclingFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsNATURE PARK MANAGEMENT 1 BEN120The student will develop a sound understanding of the naturalenvironment and basic ecological principles and learn avariety of skills ranging from basic gardening and nature parkdesign to erosion control, weed control and tree surgery.Topics are as follows:* The Environment: Plants and Animals - Basic ecology,interrelationship between living and non-living components.* Introduction to Native Plants* Soils - Dierent types of soils, soil properties, improving
170soils, compost making* Gardening Skills and Techniques* Basic Landscape Design Procedure - Landscapeprinciples and elements, pre-planning information,preparing a landscape plan* Landscape Drafting and Contraction - Basic drawingskills, Introduction to Contracts and Speci-cations* Design of Nature/Wilderness Areas - for minimisinghuman impact and providing for dierent activities* Weed Control - chemical and non-chemical methods* Pest and Disease Management in Plants - Identifying theproblem and control methods* Culture of Native Plants - Cultural methods and plants forproblem areas* Plant Nutrition - Plant nutrient requirements, types offertilisers, nutrient problems* Pruning and Tree Surgery - Techniques to overcomeproblems* Turf Care - Varieties, preparing a lawn, maintenance,equipment and turf problems* Rehabilitation: Problems and Solutions - Soil degradationand rehabilitation techniquesFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs
17123 49ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIESTREES FOR REHABILITATION BHT205(LANDCARE REAFFORESTATION)This course develops an understanding of environmentalsystems and the rehabilitation of degraded landscapes withan emphasis on trees. The lessons are:1. Approaches to Land Rehabilitation2. Ecology of Soils and Plant Health3. Introduction to Seed Propagation Techniques4. Propagation and Nursery Stock5. Dealing with Chemical Problems6. Physical Plant Eects on Degraded Sites7. Plant Establishment Programs8. Hostile Environments9. Plant Establishment Care10. Rehabilitating Degraded SitesFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsCONSERVATION ANDENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENTBEN201An excellent course to follow "Introduction to Ecology" with8 lessons as follows1. Introduction to Ecology2. Environmental Problems3. Pollutions and Eects of Industry
1724. Water and Soil5. Vegetation and Conservation Management6. Animal Conservation and Management7. Marine Conservation and Management8. The FutureFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsMARINE STUDIES I BEN103A comprehensive course for anyone wanting to developtheir knowledge of marine life and ecology, whether forwork or general interest. The course covers:1. Marine Ecology2. Shallow Waters3. Shell Fish4. Squid, Octopus, etc5. Fishes Part A6. Fishes Part B7. Marine Mammals8. Turtles, Sea Snakes, Sea Birds, etcFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsMARINE STUDIES II BEN203This course follows on from Marine studies I, extendingyour knowledge of a wide variety of marine organisms,including:* Simple Organisms (Protists, Sponges etc)* Marine Plants* Cnidarians and Worms: Anemones, Jelly-sh, etc* Arthropods I: Spiders, Shell-sh, Octopus, Crabs,
173Shrimp, Prawns, Lobsters* Echinoderms and other Animals, including Star-sh,Sea urchins, Sea cucumbers* Non Bony Fishes: Lampreys, Hag-shes, Sharks and Rays* Bony Fishes* Marine MammalsFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsORNITHOLOGY BEN102A course for amateurs or anyone working with birds. Ninelessons develp your ability to identify and understand thehabits of dierent birds from water birds to parrots, to townbirds and birds of prey.1. Classi-cation & Introduction to Birdwatching2. The Biology of Birds3. Common and Widespread Land Birds4. Giant Birds & Long Legged Birds5. Seabirds & Waterbirds6. Hunters7. Birds of Prey, Owls, King-shers8. Other Birds9. Attracting, Feeding & Keeping BirdsFee: S1 Duration: 100 hrs
17423CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS INENVIRONMENTAL STUDIESIt is possible to undertake Prociency Awards, Certicates,Diplomas and other formal qualications with ACS.With these formal qualications, exams are compulsory, and theyattract exam fees which are separate to thecourse fee. Contact the school to determine how many examsyou need to complete for your course.You have two choices: 1. A Standard Course 2. Design YourOwn Course from Electives OeredHow do you choose which type of course ? 1. If you like thesound of a standard course, do it!2. If you cant -nd a standard course that suits, design your owncourse!STANDARD COURSES OFFEREDThese courses have been designed to meet speci-c needs. Thecombination of subjects has been balanced toprovide a sound foundation in a core area.PROFICIENCY AWARD IN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENTVEN001This is awarded on completion of:a/ Three Environmental Courses:(including passes in three examinations)b/ A workplace project or work experience(approved by a tutor and equal to 200 hours)
175Fee: PA Duration: 500 hrsCERTIFICATE IN NATURE PARK MANAGEMENT VHT002A certi-cate for anyone interested in working in Zoos, WildlifeParks, Nature Reserves, National Parks or similarlocations.Six modules must be completed including:* Nature Park Management I and IIPlus four electives must be chosen from the following list:* Ecotour Management* Ecotour Tour Guide Course* Introduction to Ecology* Weed Control* Wildlife Management* Conservation and Environmental Management* Ornithology* Practical Horticulture I* Marine Studies I* Vertebrate Zoology* Animal Health Care* Environmental Assessment* Workplace Health & SafetyFee: CT Duration: 600 hrsADVANCED DIPLOMA IN HORTICULTURE (PARKS ANDRECREATION) VHT009This course provides training for people to work in themanagement and development of recreation and park
176facilities and services. It is relevant to all types of situationsincluding municipal parks, national parks, touristfacilities (eg: resorts), etc. It is currently the only AdvancedDiploma in this -eld which is nationally accredited.Ask for more details.DESIGNING YOUR OWN COURSEYou can choose any combination of subjects oered within theguidelines on page 10.Your selection must be approved by an academic ocer or tutorbefore the enrolment is accepted.To enroll, simply tell us the modules you propose studying,when you submit the enrolment application.50
17751ECOTOURISMEcotourism is one of the fastest growing sectors in the travelindustry world wide. It involves providingpeople with holiday or leisure experiences in natural areas (eg:mountains, forests and sea). With this rapidgrowth in ecotourism, there is also a rapid growth in jobopportunities, managing ecotour facilities orplanning and conducting ecotour activities. The followingcourses may be taken to enhance jobopportunities, or simply to develop skills and interests for yourown personal wellbeing.JOINT STUDIES WITH NEEFThe following Ecotourism courses are open to all students. Forthose wishing to progress on to higherqualications, ACS is o-ering a series of qualications that can bestudied in part through this school; and inpart through the National Ecology and Environment Foundation(NEEF). NEEF is a highly reputable non prot,non government body operating throughout India with highlyqualied and reputable experts from the eldsof engineering, science, economics and policy. Under anarrangement between NEEF and Saint Mary of theWoods College in the USA, ACS graduates can undertake furtherstudies to attain Post GraduateDegree/Diploma or Ph.D qualications.
178ECOTOUR MANAGEMENT BTR101This course develops your ability to establish and operate anecotourism enterprise. The nine lessons are as follows:1. Nature and Scope of Ecotourism2. Management Issues3. Industry Destinations4. The Tour Desk/Oce5. Accommodation Facilities6. Catering Facilities7. Legal Considerations8. Safety9. Planning an Ecotourism ActivityFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsBUSHCRAFT AND WILDERNESSACTIVITIES BTR201This course develops skills in bushcraft, while building anunderstanding of wilderness skills and an ability to managethe needs of a group of people while in a wilderness area. Theten lessons are as follows:1. Understanding Wilderness Areas2. Equipment3. Protection from the Elements4. Natural Resources5. Navigation6. Dealing with Emergencies7. Camping8. Passive Land Based Activities
1799. Water Based Adventure Activities10. Active Land Based Adventure ActivitiesFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsECOTOURISM TOUR GUIDE COURSEBTR301This course develops your ability to organise and conductecotourism services including tours and activities. The course isdivided into the following ten lessons as follows:1. Ecotourism Basics2. Interpretive Services in Ecotourism3. Ecology and Conservation4. Plant and Animal Classication and Identication5. Geology/Geomorphology6. Interpreting Aquatic Environments7. Interpreting Land Environments8. Planning an Ecotour9. Ecotour Displays10. Leading an EcotourFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsADVENTURE TOURISM BTR302This exciting course covers the scope and nature of adventuretourism in todays market and looks at the sources and types ofopportunities available. Other topics include: outdooradventure and management training, the customer, articialenvironments, supply, geography, sustainability andenvironmental impacts and risk management Insurance.Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs
180PROFICIENCY AWARD IN ECOTOURISMBTR001The Prociency Award in Ecotourism is made up of:(A) Three ecotourism courses (BTR101, BTR201, BTR301)(including passes in three examinations)(B) A workplace project or work experience(approved by a tutor)TO DESIGN YOUR OWN CERTIFICATE OR DIPLOMA. SEE PAGE10
1812352HOSPITALITY AND TOURISMHospitality and tourism are two of the fastest growing sectors ofthe global economy. As certain parts of theworld become increasingly auent, people travel more and spendmore time on leisure activities such aswining and dining. With the appropriate skills and knowledge,your job or business prospects can beenhanced considerably by studying the following courses.HOTEL MANAGEMENT BTR202This course provides an introduction of skills necessary forsuccessful hotel and accommodation management. The ninelessons are:1. Scope and Nature of Hotel Management2. Organisation of the Hotel Workplace3. Sta- Management in Hotels4. Control Systems5. Front Desk Management: Records, Billing, Reception,Handling enquiries etc.6. Servicing rooms and General Cleaning7. Building and Facility Maintenance8. Activities Management: Tour desk, Gymnasium,Events, etc9. Food ServiceFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsFOOD AND BEVERAGE MANAGEMENT
182BTR102This is an important aspect of the hospitality industry andcareer opportunities in food service exist everywhere. Learnthe skills needed to operate or work in a restaurant, foodservice or catering business. The lessons are:1. Human Nutrition2. Cooking3. Kitchen and Food Management4. Planning a Menu5. Alcoholic Beverages6. Tea, co-ee and Non-alcoholic Beverages7. Scope and Nature of Catering Services9. Managing Catering ServicesFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsBED AND BREAKFAST (GUESTHOUSE)MANAGEMENT BTR203The bed and breakfast business is booming, as a weekendgetaway or as a comfortable alternative to holidayaccommodation. Learn to set up and/or manage a bed andbreakfast operation, or guesthouse. The lessons are:1. Introduction to management/marketing2. Facilities and decor3. Customer service4. Equipment5. Supplying meals6. Food purchasing7. Records and nancial management
183Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsBAR SERVICE VTR204This course provides basic knowledge for attending a bar orworking as a drinks attendant. This subject has 6 lessons asfollows:1. Introduction - Industry orientation, presentation, barequipment and layout etc.2. Alcoholic Product Orientation3. Non Alcoholic Drinks4. Service Procedures - Dealing with customers, foodhandling, tray service, accounts etc5. Mixing Drinks6. Wine AppreciationFee: S1 Duration: 100 hrsTOURISM I BTR103A comprehensive course to develop skills in tourism planningand management. The course covers:*Travel Industry Overview/Introduction*Destinations*Money, Insurance & Legalities*Transport - Airline reservations*Transport - Car Rental*Transport - Boat, bus, rail etc*Accommodation*Package Tours*Travel Agency Systems*Special Project - planning a trip
184Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsTOURISM II BTR204Topics covered in this course include:*Scope of travel businesses: package tours, day tours,accommodation, and attractions.*Types of tourism: Adventure, Business, R and R, Cultural andother types*Accommodation Types: Resorts and Hotels*Low Budget Accommodation: Camping, Backpackers*Attractions: Events, Culture, History; Natural; Theme parks,Business etc*Visitor Management*Contingency Planning*Packaging a Tour -Planning the Itinerary; costing; delivery;review etcFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsSee Event Management pg 55
18553CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMASIN HOSPITALITY AND TOURISMIt is possible to undertake Proficiency Awards, Certificates,Diplomas and other formalqualifications with ACS. With these formal qualifications, examsare compulsory, and theyattract exam fees which are separate to the course fee. Contactthe school to determinehow many exams you need to complete for your course.You have two choices: 1. A Standard Course2. Design Your Own Course from Electives OeredHow do you choose which type of course ?1. If you like the sound of a standard course, do it!2. If you cannot -nd a standard course that suits, design yourown course!STANDARD COURSES OFFEREDThese courses have been designed to meet speci-c needs. Thecombination of subjects has been balanced toprovide a sound foundation in a core area.PROFICIENCY AWARD IN TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY VTR001This Pro-ciency Award consists of:(a) Hotel Management; Food and Beverage; and EcotourManagement(including passes in three examinations)(b) A workplace project or work experience
186(approved by a tutor and equal to 200 hours)Fee: PA Duration: 500 hrsASSOCIATE DIPLOMA IN HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM VTR002This Associate Diploma consists of:(a)The following 13 modules: Tourism I, Tourism II, HotelManagement, Food and Beverage Management, BarService, Event Management, Facility Management, EcotourManagement, Ecotourism Tour Guide Course,Supervision I, Sales Management, Bookkeeping I, FitnessLeaders Certi-cate(b) Research Project I (100 hours)(c) 100hrs of Industry meetings/work experienceThis course is accredited through the International Accreditationand Recognition Council.Fee: AS Duration: 1500 hrsDESIGNING YOUR OWN COURSEYou can choose any combination of subjects oered within theguidelines on page 10.Your selection must be approved by an academic ocer or tutorbefore the enrolment is accepted.To enroll, simply tell us the modules you propose studying,when you submit the enrolment application. Forexample, to design a Certi-cate in Tourism. you might chooseany six of the following:Tourism I, Tourism II, Food and Beverage Management, EventManagement, Facility Management, Ecotour
187Management, Ecotourism Tour Guide Course, AdventureTourism.
1882354LEISURE, HEALTH AND FITNESSLEISURE MANAGEMENT I BRE103During this course you will learn to develop strategies to marketrecreation facilities or services. The courseshows you how to:* Process complaints* Monitor a membership databases to ensure return business* Manage the delivery of a service to ensure customersatisfaction* Develop marketing and promotions to maintain or increasebusinessFee: S2 Duration 100 hrsLEISURE MANAGEMENT II BRE104People are a key resource for any business. This coursedevelopsan understanding of important human resource issues such aswork schedules, developing a team approach, teamperformance,sta recruitment, evaluating sta performance andcommunication between sta.Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsLEISURE MANAGEMENT III BRE204Keeping accurate and e-cient nancial records is paramount forsuccessful businesses. During this course you will learn to
189develop strategies for managing clerical and nancial aspects ofarecreation facility or service. The course covers: nancialrecords,budgets, legal reporting, liaising, managing documents, forminga resource library and using information technology.Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsLEISURE MANAGEMENT IV BRE305This course covers policy development and management,operational procedures, planning process management, meetingand conference management and supervising reports.Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsLEISURE FACILITY MANAGEMENT I BRE205Part 1: A comprehensive introductory course focusing on themanagement and development or redevelopment of recreationfacilities. Subjects cover the nature of recreation and tnessfaciliities, legal requirements during construction, themanagement of minor construction projects and evaluatingtness and recreational equipment. The course is an accreditedAdvanced Diploma module.Part 2: This course develops skills to manage day to dayoperations of facilities such as gyms, health clubs, swimmingpools, or recreation facilities. The course deals with managingbookings, purchasing, safety, contingencies and insurance.Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsRECREATION LEADERSHIP VRE100Develop your understanding of and capacity to apply
190leadership skills in any recreation leadership situation.There are seven lessons as follows:1. Introduction to Leadership (nature, scope, styles,dierentiation from management, supervision,planning etc)2. Leadership Characteristics/Qualities3. Interpersonal Relationships4. Communication Skills5. Team Building6. Systematic and Lateral Thinking7. ApplicationsFee: S1 Duration: 100 hrsPLAY LEADERSHIP VRE101A valuable course for anyone working or wishing to workwith children. There are 10 lessons covering:1. Understanding Play.2. Child Development through Play.3. Types of Play - physical, social, adventure etc.4. Safety in Play5. Activities6. Apparatus7. Equipment8. Leadership Skills9. Planning Play Programs10. Structured and Unstructured PlayFee: S1 Duration 100 hrsBushcraft and Wilderness Skills …see under
19255LEISURE FACILITY MANAGEMENT IIBRE306Part 1: This course relates to the management andmaintenance of both indoor and outdoor facilities andequipment, including swimming pools, locker rooms,buildings, gymnasiums and sports turf. Content includesmonitoring the condition of equipment, routinemaintenance programming and simple repair procedures.Part 2: This course develops a managers ability to participateeectively as part of a design team, for major works; or toplan and direct contractors in the development of minorfacilities. It covers:* Ergonomic considerations* Managing construction work* Design of sportsgrounds* Design of indoor facilities* Design of gymnasium equipmentFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsEVENT MANAGEMENT BRE209This course develops knowledge and skills in the planningand management of special events including concerts,festivals, exhibitions and sporting events. It covers: scopeand nature of special events; originating and developing aconcept, timing; funding, budgeting, sponsorships,marketing; managing -nances, human and physical
193resources, risk management, event coordination andevaluation after the event. Content includes:1. Scope and Nature of Event Management2. Developing the Concept3. Physical and Human Resources4. Project Logistics5. Marketing an Event6. Financial Management7. Risk Management8. Staging the Event9. After the EventFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsHEALTH AND WELLBEING VRE102The course develops an understanding of the nature andscope of human health and wellbeing, as well as the healthand -tness industry. Content includes:1. Introduction: resources and services2. Modern Lifestyle Problems: motivation and exercise,food, drugs, alcohol, etc.3. Human Nutrition: food groups, -bre, vitamins andminerals, what to eat.4. Healthy Eating: nutrition for healthy people,adolescents, various age groups, pregnant women etc5. Stress Management: relaxation, lifestyle etc6. Preventative Health7. Alternative Medicine8. Basic First Aid
194Fee: S1 Duration: 100 hrsHEALTH AND FITNESS I BRE101(FITNESS LEADERSHIP)This course aims to develop an understanding of the -tnessindustry, and skills to explain exercise and its importance tohuman health. A component of the Fitness Leaders Certi-cate.Content includes:* Introduction to Health and Fitness* Exercise Physiology* Exercise Principles and Cardiorespiratory Programming* Biomechanics and Risk* Fitness Program Design* Delivering a Fitness Program* Safety, Injury and General Wellbeing* Fitness programs for Special GroupsFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsHEALTH and FITNESS II BRE201(FITNESS PROGRAM MANAGEMENT)This course develops the skills to manage -tness orientedservices and includes:* Physiology related to -tness and health* Fitness testing and evaluation* Liability issues* Resistance training* Exercise programming and prescription* Fitness leadership and communication* Eect of -tness on wellbeing and health problems during
195exercise (eg: dizziness, nausea, hyperventilation,asthma).Prerequisites: Health and Fitness I, or a recognised -tnessleaders certi-cate.Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsHEALTH AND FITNESS III BRE301(FITNESS EVALUATION and MANAGEMENT)This course develops skills in analysis, evaluation andconsequential management of health and -tnesscharacteristics for a speci-c individual. It covers:* Health risks in modern society* Community health and -tness* Health and Fitness evaluation methods* Analysis of -tness evaluationPrerequisites: Health and Fitness II or equivalent.Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs
19623SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY BPS106This course aims to develop your understanding of thepsychology of sport and exercise, and how to apply it as acoach or athlete, to improve motivation and performance.Content includes:1. Introduction2. Psychological Traits of Successful Athletes3. Anxiety and Arousal4. Motivation5. Aggression6. Leadership and Coaching7. Team Dynamics8. Special GroupsFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsHUMAN NUTRITION I BRE102This course provides a broad understanding of the make upof foods and how the human body utilises those foods. Thereare nine lessons as follows:1. Introduction to Nutrition: food types2. The Digestive System3. Absorption and Enzymes4. Energy Value of Foods5. Carbohydrates and Fats6. Proteins7. Vitamins and Minerals
1978. The role and purity of Water9. Nutrient DisordersFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsHUMAN NUTRITION II BRE202This course teaches you how to develop a well balanced diet.There are eight lessons:1. Cooking and its eect on Nutrition2. Food Processing and its eect on Nutrition3. Recommended Daily Intake of Nutrients4. Vitamins5. Minerals6. Planning a Balanced Diet7. Assessing Nutritional Status and Needs8. Timing of Meals and Needs of Special PeopleFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsHUMAN NUTRITION III BRE302This course deals with the management of foods to optimisehealth. There are eight lessons as folllows1. Problems with Eating2. Dental problems3. Fibre and Bowel Diseases4. Dierent Ways of Eating5. Food Toxicity A6. Food Toxicity B7. Detoxi-cation/Body Cleansing8. Consulting/Giving AdviceFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs
198CHILDRENS NUTRITION BRE 304This course will enable you to understand the essentialaspects of childhood nutrition and assist you to utilizehealthy nutritional practices. Topics covered include:1. Introduction to Child Nutrition2. Nutrition for Pre-Pregnancy3. Nutrition in Pregnancy4. Nutrition in Infants5. Nutrition in Childhood6. Nutritional Concerns7. Healthy Eating Behaviours8. Issues in Child Nutrition9. Childhood Obesity10. Diet PlansFee:S3 Duration: 100 hrsSPORTS NUTRITION BRE303There are nine lessons:1. Introduction2. Energy3. Energy in the athlete’s body4. The training diet5. The competition diet6. Fluids7. The Athletes Body Composition8. Weight Management9. Training for Size and Sport SupplementsFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs
199HEALTHY BUILDINGS I (BUILDINGCONSTRUCTION AND HEALTH) BSS200Develops skills to determine the impact of buildingconstruction characteristics upon human health, and tomake building design recommendations that improvehabitability. The course covers building materials,construction techniques, electrical wiring, temperature andlight control, ventilation, plumbing, ergonomics andpsychological factors.Fees: S2 Duration: 100 hrsHEALTHY BUILDINGS II (BUILDINGENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH) BSS300Develops skills to evaluate, describe and explain howphysical characteristics of a building and its surrounds havean impact upon human health. Topics include:* The macro-environment (location)* Garden impact on interior environments* Furniture* Paints and -nishes* Pesticides and alternativesFees: S2 Duration: 100 hrs56
20057PERSONAL FITNESS VRE103 (was FitnessRe003)This highly practical course helps you to understand whattness really is, and enables you to develop a balancedtness program for yourself or for people around you. Thereare eight lessons as follows:1. The Human Body2. Fitness Testing3. Principles of Exercise Programming4. Fitness Testing - age/sex di-erences, simple tests.5. Exercise for Aerobic Fitness6. Exercise for Suppleness7. Exercise for Strength8. Weight Control and Other Special AspectsThis is a module from an Advanced Certicate.Fee: S1 Duration: 100 hrsRESISTANCE AND GYM SUPERVISIONBRE206This has been written to satisfy the Fitness Instructorspecialist module requirement for the Fitness LeadersCerticate. Students must have access to a gym for thepractical component. Content includes:*Types of Resistance Training plus practicum*Equipment and Applications*Understanding Movements
201*Selection of Exercises*Developing Training Methods*Planning a ProgramFe: S1 Duration: 100 hrsAQUAFITNESS BRE207This course is written by John Mason, author of Aquatness,published by Kangaroo Press. Content includes:*Introduction*Equipment and Facilities*Types of exercises*Hydrostatic and Hydrodynamic Principles*Safety and Health*Program Design*Leading a ProgramThis course satises the Aquatness Instructor specialistmodule requirement for the Fitness Leaders Certicate runby ACS.Fee: S1 Duration: 100 hrsPERSONAL ENERGY MANAGEMENTVRE105Develops heightened awareness of your potential energyand limitations to that energy in order that you may bettermanage this important but nite resource. There are sevenlessons.1. Personal Energy: A Key to Success2. 13 Keys to E-ective Energy Management3. 10 Falsehoods About Managing Energy Supply
2024. The "Other" Energies, Emotional and Intellectual5. The Myth of Invincibility6. The Limits of Stress and Time Management7. Committing Occupational SuicideFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsADVANCED AEROBICS BRE208This course covers modules from the Fitness Traineeship;however it does not guarantee traineeship credits. The 6lessons include:1. Organising a Class2. Safety and Eciency3. Managing the Workload4. Teaching Aerobic Activities5. Class Design6. Leadership and ParticipationFee: S1 Duration: 100 hrsFITNESS RISK MANAGEMENT VRE104This course further explores human wellness with emphasison common back and weight problems. Content includes:1. Understanding Human Wellness2. Advising on Human Wellness3. Fitness Tests4. Interpreting Fitness Tests5. Understanding Back Problems6. Recognising and Addressing Back Problems7. Preventative Back Care8. Understanding Weight Control
2039. Weight Control MethodsFee: S1 Duration: 100 hrsLIFE COACHING BPS305This course will develop your ability to motivate yourself orothers to set and achieve goals. Students working in health,counselling, social work, natural therapies, business, oreducation can benet from this course, which can be takenalone or as a module in a Life Coaching Certicate orDiploma.The 10 lessons cover: Nature and scope of life coaching,Individual perceptions, well-balanced life, Coachingprocesses, Coaching skills, Coaching and physicalwell-being, Coaching and psychological well-being,Coaching success, Goal-setting, Review and adjustment.Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs
2042358CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS INRECREATION, HEALTH AND FITNESSIt is possible to undertake Prociency Awards, Certicates,Diplomas and other formal qualications with ACS.With these formal qualications, exams are compulsory, and theyattract exam fees which are separate to thecourse fee. Contact the school to determine how many examsyou need to complete for your course.You have two choices: 1. A Standard Course2. Design Your Own Course from Electives OeredSTANDARD COURSES OFFEREDThese courses have been designed to meet speci-c needs. Thecombination of subjects has been balanced to provide asound foundation in a core area.CERTIFICATE IN RECREATION VRE001This certi-cate has operated for many years, and graduates havesuccessfully obtained work in the industry. The courseprovides a solid grounding in skills needed to for leadership ormanagement in community recreation or related -elds. Thirtylessons plus practical assignments cover the nature and scopeof recreation, leadership principles and practices, -tness and-tness testing, managing recreation facilities, -rst aid, stasupervision and management, marketing, budgeting, tourism,youth leadership, sports, environmental activities, organisingexhibitions and more.
205Fees: CT Duration: 600 hrs.ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN APPLIED MANAGEMENT(RECREATION) VBS001The Advanced Certi-cate in Applied Management is a standardcourse that gives students training in management and alsoa speci-c study area of their choice (known as a stream). It isdesigned to prepare students for supervisory positions in theirchosen -eld. Details of the management modules are given onpage 78. Stream modules for the Recreation stream areOverview of Recreation, Recreation and Healthy Lifestyles, andRecreation Programs and Activities.Fees: AC Duration: 900 hrsADVANCED DIPLOMA IN RECREATION STUDIES (FITNESS)C12CN003This course provides management oriented training for peoplewanting to work in the health and -tness or recreationindustries on a technical or management capacity. The course ismade up of:- Core modules (1250 hours): Biochemistry; Business Studies;Instructional Skills; Workplace Health and Safety; RecreationMarketing; Recreation Management (Human Resources);Recreation Management (Financial and Clerical); RecreationManagement (Policies and Procedures); Health and Fitness l;Human Biology lA and lB; Introduction to Recreation Facilities;Recreation Facility use; Recreation Facility Maintenance;Recreation Facility Design;
206- Elective modules (800 hours): You choose from availablecourses, such as Health and Fitness ll; Human Nutrition l, ll andlll;Remedial Massage; Human Biology l and ll; Introduction toPsychology; Psychology and Counselling; Healthy Buildings landll; Medicinal Herbs etc. (Most are 100 hr modules; RemedialMassage is 400 hours);- Two workshops (100 hours each). These can be arranged totake place anywhere in the world- Industry conferences or seminars (100 hours);- Two research projects (100hours each) dealing with dierentaspects of the workplace.(Note: All tuition and essential texts are included in the fees, butnot workshops, conferences etc)Fees: AD Duration: 2400 hrsADVANCED CERT IN APPLIED MANAGEMENT (HEALTH ANDFITNESS) VBS001The Advanced Certi-cate in Applied Management is a standardcourse that gives students training in management and alsoa speci-c study area of their choice (known as a stream). It isdesigned to prepare students for supervisory positions in theirchosen -eld. Details of the management modules are given onpage 78. Stream modules for the Health and Fitness streamare: Health and Wellbeing (VRE102), Fitness (VRE103) andFacility Management (BRE205)Fees: AC Duration: 900 hrs
207CHILD DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE VRE002A comprehensive, internationally recognised (through IARC)course made up of the following six modules:1. Play Leadership2. Introduction to Psychology3. Child Psychology4. Childrens Writing5. Human Nutrition6. Park and Playground Design IFee: CT Duration: 600 hrs
20859PROFICIENCY AWARD IN NUTRITION VRE504The Prociency Award in Nutrition is a specialist qualicationaimed at people who already have signicant training in theireld, yet who wish to undertake specialist studies made up of:1. Human Nutrition I 3. Human Nutrition III2. Human Nutrition II 4. 200 hours of workplace experience or aworkplace projectFees: PA Duration: 500 hrsASSOCIATE DIPLOMA IN FOOD AND NUTRITION VRE003This course is Internationally Accredited through theInternational Accreditation and Recognition Council. It has thefollowing components:- Core units (1200 hours): Nutrition l; Nutrition ll; Nutrition lll;Food and Beverage Management; Human Biology lA; HumanBiology lB; Human Biology ll; Research Project l; ResearchProject ll; Research Project lll (focused on Nutrition);BiochemistryI(Animals); Sports Nutrition.- Work experience/Industry Meetings (100 hours)- Two electives from business or crops courses (200 hours)Fees: AS Duration: 1500 hrsFITNESS LEADERS CERTIFICATE VRE004The Fitness Leaders Certicate is aimed at students who wish towork as Fitness Leaders in gymnasiums, health clubs, etc.
209Students should check with potential employers prior toenrolling as to the qualications/registrations needed foremployment and insurance. This course will provide creditstowards IARC (International Accreditation and RecognitionCouncil) accredited Certicates or Diplomas, including the newElite Fitness Certicate.To obtain the Fitness Leaders Certicate, students must meet thefollowing ve requirements:1. Complete the Fitness Leaders Certicate Core Theory whichincorporates keys sections of Human Biology lA (pg66); Human Biology lB (pg 66) and Health and Fitness l (pg 56)2. Undertake 40 hours of practical at an approved tness centre(ie. Under the supervision of a reputable instructor)3. Obtain a current First Aid Certicate which includesrescusitation (eg. Red Cross; St Johns Ambulance)4. Sit and pass four examinations5. Complete one additional specialist course chosen from eitherAquatness, Gym Supervision, or AdvancedAerobics.The course incorporates Exercise and Fitness Knowledge Level1 and 2, accredited in theU.K. ACS is an approved CYQ Centre (code ACS523) through theYMCA.Fee: S4 for Part 1; PLUS S1 for Part 5 Duration: approx 250 hrsELITE FITNESS LEADERS CERTIFICATE VRE005This expanded version of our Fitness Leaders certicate will givepractitioners a competitive edge in the tness industry. It is
210appropriate for people who wish to work as tness specialistssuch as personal trainers. It is internationally accreditedthrough the International Accreditation and Recognition Council.The course includes:1. Human Physiology and Anatomy2. Basic Pathophysiology. This explains some essential signsand symptoms of common disorders such ashypertension, cardio vascular disease, diabetes, etc andcontraindications3. Fitness Management. Develops your ability to evaluate,monitor and develop tness programs. Covers tnesstesting, human nutrition, designing programs, safety and riskissues, requirements of special populations,leadership techniques, and legal issues related to your country4. One specialist module selected from Advanced Aerobics;Aquatness; Resistance and Gym supervision; StressManagement (other modules from this handbook may beapproved if appropriate)5. Psychology and Counselling module (see page 61)6. First Aid Certicate rescusitation (eg. Red Cross; St JohnsAmbulance)7. 150 hours of practical work in a health and tness workplace(eg. Gymnasium or health club) under supervision of aqualied consultant or instructor.Fees: CT Duration: 600 hrsDESIGNING YOUR OWN COURSE
211You can choose any combination of subjects o-ered within theguidelines on page 10. Your selection must be approved byan academic ocer or tutor before the enrolment is accepted. Toenroll, simply tell us the modules you propose studying,when you submit the enrolment application. For Example: todesign a Certicate in Health and Fitness, you might choose thefollowing modules:1. Sports Nutrition2. Human Nutrition II3. Health and Fitness I
21260ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN NATUROPATHYPart A: Foundation Diploma (above)Part B: Undertaken with Health Schools AustraliaHerbal MedicineDisorder Proles/Clinical Practice 1-4ChemistryAdvanced Herbal MedicineRemedial MassageAdvanced Anatomy & PhysiologyAdvanced NutritionIridologyHistory & Philosophy Of Natural MedicinePathophysiology & SymptomatologyEthics & JurisprudencePractice ManagementOccupational Health & SafetyDuration: 3215 hoursADVANCED DIPLOMAIN COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE(SPORTS THERAPY)Part A: Foundation DiplomaPart B: Undertaken with Health Schools AustraliaDuration: 2865 hoursADVANCED DIPLOMAIN COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE
213(WELLNESS CONSULTANCY)Part A: Foundation Diploma (above)Part B: Undertaken with Health Schools AustraliaFor course outline refer to www.acs.edu.au/alternativeDuration: 2440 hoursContact the school regarding fees for the Advanced DiplomasNATURAL HEALTHAll the Advanced Diplomas are ATMS and Australiangovernment accredited.ADVANCED DIPLOMAIN COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE(FUNCTIONAL NUTRITION)Part A: Foundation Diploma (above)Part B: Undertaken with Health Schools AustraliaDisorder Proles/Clinical Practice 1-4ChemistryIridologyAdvanced Anatomy & PhysiologyPathophysiology & SymptomatologyAdvanced NutritionHistory & Philosophy Of Natural MedicineEthics & JurisprudencePractice ManagementOccupational Health & Safety200 Seminars + 100 Clinical Hours.Additional Requirements: Senior First Aid Cert.Duration: 2465 hours
214See page 54 for other nutrition coursesADVANCED DIPLOMAIN COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE(REMEDIAL THERAPIES)Part A: Foundation Diploma (above)Part B: Undertaken with Health Schools AustraliaDuration: 2615 hoursADVANCED DIPLOMAIN WESTERN HERBAL MEDICINEFOUNDATION DIPLOMAIN NATURAL HEALTH BSC001A foundation for a career in Natural Healthproviding significant credits in the AdvancedDiplomas and a pathwayto a Health science degreeCourse Structure:The Foundation Diploma consists of 10 modules:Anatomy & Physiology INutrition INutrition IINutrition IIIBiochemistry IBiochemistry IIBiochemistry IIIBiology (Cell Biology)Introduction to PsychologyCounselling Skills I
215Duration: 1000 hours Fee code: FDSHORT COURSESStudy these high quality shortcourses to improve your ownhealth, or to build a strongfoundation for further study.Some of these stand alonecourses can be used as credittoward higher qualifications.Aromatherapy... see pg 41Medicinal Herbs... see pg 41Human Nutrition... see pg 56Children’s Nutrition... see pg 56Healthy Buildings I&II... see pg 56For more info on the ProficiencyAward in Nutrition, & Associate Awardin Nutrition, see pg 59.
21623 61PSYCHOLOGYINTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGYBPS101This course will help you to analyse aspects of a personspsychological state and apply derived knowledge to motivatethat person.There are seven lessons in this course:1. The Nature and Scope of Psychology2. Neurological basis of behaviour3. Environmental eects on behaviour4. Consciousness and perception5. Personality6. Psychological development7. Needs, drives and motivationFee: S1 Duration: 100 hrsPSYCHOLOGY AND COUNSELLING BPS102A course that develops your ability to analyse psychologicalconditions and to apply that knowledge in counselling oradvisory situations.There are seven lessons in this course:1. Stress2. Abnormal Behaviour3. Individual Behaviour4. Group Behaviour5. Methods of Dealing with Abnormalities
2176. Con-ict Resolution7. Interpersonal Communication SkillsFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsINDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY BPS103This course helps develop psychology knowledge and skillsfor anyone in the workplace: managers, supervisors, smallbusiness owners, union representatives, etc.It includes ten lessons as follows:1. Introduction2. Understanding the Employees Thinking3. Personality and Temperament4. Psychological Testing5. Management and Managers6. The Work Environment7. Motivation and Incentives8. Recruitment9. Social Considerations10. Abnormalities and DisordersFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsCHILD PSYCHOLOGY BPS104This course will be of value to anyone who works OR liveswith children (eg. parents, play workers, teachers aids, eventoy manufacturers or playground designers, etc).There are twelve lessons:1. Introduction to Child Psychology2. The Newborn Infant3. States and Senses of the Infant
2184. Learning5. Emotions and Socialisation6. Cognitive Development7. Language Development8. Intelligence9. Socialisation Part A10. Morality11. Socialisation Part B12. SexualityFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsEDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY BPS105This course will help parents, teachers, trainingocers or others seeking to gain a betterunderstanding of the psychological processesthat aect and assist learning. It consists of seven lessons:1. Introduction: Developmental and learning theory2. Behavioural Learning3. Information Processing4. Memory Retention and Loss5. Individual Needs6. Constructivist Learning7. MotivationFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsSPORTS PSYCHOLOGY BPS106Over eight lessons, the student will develop anunderstanding of the psychology of sport and exercise andhow an athlete or coach can apply it to improve motivation
219and performance.1. Introduction2. Psychological Traits of Successful Athletes3. Anxiety and Arousal4. Motivation5. Aggression6. Leadership and Coaching7. Team Dynamics8. Special GroupsFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsMARKETING PSYCHOLOGY BPS107A course designed to develop your understanding of howpsychology can be applied to marketing. There are eightlessons:1. People as Consumers2. Market Segmentation3. Internal In-uences: Perception and Personality4. Internal In-uences: Motivation and Awareness5. Social In-uences6. Consumerism7. Communication and Persuasion8. Deciding to BuyFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsLIFE COACHING BPS305This course is aimed at students with experience or trainingin health, counselling, social work, natural therapies etc. Itwill develop your skills in setting and achieving goals, for
220yourself or for those who seek your assistance. There are tenlessons:1. Introduction: Nature and scope of life coaching2. Individual perceptions3. A well-balanced life4. Coaching skills5. Coaching models6. Coaching and physical well-being7. Coaching and psychological well-being8. Coaching success9. Goal-setting10. Review and adjustmentFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs
22162COUNSELLING SKILLS I BPS109This course assumes a basic understanding ofpsychology. It can be taken as a stand alone course,but will be dicult for anyone who has not studied orread psychology before. In such cases, we recommend youstudy Introduction to Psychology -rst.There are eight lessons:1. Learning Speci-c Skills: learning methods, learningmicro-skills2. Listening and Bonding: meeting, greeting, helpingclient relax, listening with intent3. Reection: paraphrasing, reection of content andfeeling, client responses4. Questioning: open and closed questions, types andgoals of questioning5. Interview Techniques: summarising, confrontation,reframing6. Changing Beliefs and Normalising: changing selfdestructivebeliefs, irrational beliefs, normalising7. Finding Solutions: making choices, facilitating actions,gestalt awareness circle, psychological blocks8. Ending the Counselling: terminating sessions, closure,further meetings, dependencyFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsCOUNSELLING SKILLS II BPS110
222This course assumes a basic understanding of psychologyand is a natural progression fromCounselling Skills I. It can be taken as a stand alone course,but will be dicult for anyone who has not studied or readpsychology before.1. The Counselling Session - How Micro-Skills cometogether.2. Focus on the Present - Present experiences,Feedback, Transference, Projection, Resistance3. Telephone Counselling - Visual versus non-visualcontact, preparation, initial contact, use of micro-skills,overall process, debrie-ng, types of problem callers4. Dealing with Crises - What is a crisis? types of crisis,dangers of crises, counsellor’s responses andintervention, post-traumatic stress5. Problem-Solving Techniques I - Aggression; expressinganger, encouraging change, role-play, externalisinganger6. Problem-Solving Techniques II - Depression:counselling depression, blocked anger, referralpractice, chronic depression, setting goals, promotingaction7. Problem-Solving Techniques III - Grief and loss, lossof relationships, assisting the grieving client, stages ofgrief8. Problem-Solving Techniques IV - Suicide. ethics,reasons for suicide, perceived risk, counselling
223strategies and skills, etcFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsCOUNSELLING TECHNIQUES BPS206Successful completion of this course will develop yourunderstanding of most of the major theoretical approaches tocounselling and their application to the counselling process.There are eight lessons:1. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy l: Freud (& Erikson); Jung2. Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy ll: Adler3. Humanistic/Existential Approaches I: Gestalt Therapy; FritzPerls4. Humanistic/Existential Approaches II: Person-CentredCounselling; Carl Rogers5. Rational Behavioural Therapy: Albert Ellis6. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: Aaron Beck7. Behavioural Therapy8. Solution-Focused CounsellingFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsPROFESSIONAL PRACTICE INCOUNSELLINGBPS207This course covers both legal and ethical issues which areimportant to working as a counsellor.There are seven lessons as follows:1. Understanding Counselling2. Ethics and Con-dentiality3. Understanding the Self
2244. Personality5. Behaviour6. Supervision7. Referral PracticeFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsPROFESSIONAL SUPERVISION BPS301Supervision is essential to good counselling practice. The sevenlessons in this module will develop your skills as a professionalcounsellor and supervisor:1. Introduction to professional supervision2. Dierent supervision models3. Professionalism, ethics, and legal concerns4. Dierent approaches to supervision5. Supervision for dierent professions6. Organisational considerations7. Managing supervisionFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsPROFESSIONAL PRACTICE FORCONSULTANTS BPS309Discipline speci-c version of the generic course on page 73.Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsCOMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE ASSOCIATIONin the UK is a major umbrella organisation for professionaltherapists including counselling.ACS is a member of this body. http://www.the-cma.org.uk/
22523 63STRESS MANAGEMENT VPS100Anxiety, tension and mental and emotional strain arecommon problems in modern society. This course introducesyou to some practical approaches to combating stress. Itcovers the following topics:1. Body changes caused by stress.2. Developing an easy going lifestyle.3. Pills and alcohol abuse.4. Building self esteem.5. Career management and achieving work satisfaction.6. Security and Decision Making.7. Relaxation massage, meditation and diet.8. Evaluating and developing your own personality.Fee: S1 Duration: 100 hrsCONFLICT MANAGEMENT BPS201There are eight lessons as follows:1. Conict Management and Anger2. Listening3. Negotiation4. Mediation5. Facilitation6. Power Balance7. Group Work/Workshop Techniques8. Crisis Analysis and ResponsesFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs
226DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY BPS210Improve your understanding of di-erent stages of cognitive,moral and social development from early childhood throughto late adulthood. Ten lessons as follows.1. Theoretical Approaches and Key Concepts2. Early Childhood - Cognitive & Social Development inthe First 6 Years3. Middle Childhood - Cognitive, Moral & SocialDevelopment in the Primary School Years4. Challenges in Middle Childhood5. Adolescence - Cognitive, Moral & SocialDevelopment6. Challenges of Adolescence7. Adulthood - Cognitive & Psychosocial Development inEarly and Middle Adulthood8. Challenges of Adulthood9. Late Adulthood - Cognitve and PsychosocialChanges in the Elderly10. Challenges of Late AdulthoodFee: S3 Duration 100 hrsMULTICULTURAL AWARENESS BPS303The eight lessons in this module will prepare counsellors,employers, health and social workers etc to interacte-ectively with clients and people from di-erent cultures:1. Cultural diversity2. Cultural self-awareness3. Prejudice and racism
2274. Working with culturally di-erent clients5. Barriers to e-ective multi-cultural relationships6. Developing cultural competence7. Multicultural mental health issues8. Shortcomings of contemporary counselling theoriesand future developmentsFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsRELATIONSHIPS & COMMUNICATIONCOUNSELLING BPS208This course will help you understand how to build andmaintain positive relationships. Seven lessons as follows:1. Communication in emerging relationships2. Communication behaviour and needs3. Communication and the environment4. Behavioural and communicative patterns inrelationships5. Maintaining relationships6. Relationship breakdown7. Evaluation of communication techniques withinrelationshipsFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsCRISIS COUNSELLING BPS304There are nine lessons in this module as follows:1. Understanding methods of crisis intervention2. Ethical, professional and legal issues3. Dangers of crises and e-ective intervention4. Developmental crises
2285. Post-traumatic stress disorder6. Violence and sexual assault7. Crisis and drug addiction8. Family crises9. Crises and cultural issuesFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsGRIEF COUNSELLING BPS209There are eight lessons in this module as follows:1. Nature and scope of grief and bereavement counselling2. Stages of grief3. Grief and children4. Grief and adolescents5. Adjustment to bereavement6. Abnormal grief7. Preparing for grief and bereavement8. Future outlook and long-term griefFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsCAREERS COUNSELLING BPS202Ten lessons, covering:1. Introduction - Scope and nature of the industry2. Nature of Careers - What is a career and what makes itsuccessful?3. Careers Advice Resources: Brochures, publications,web sites4. Services: Social services, work experience, educationinstitutions, industry associations5. Developing Counselling Skills
2296. Conducting a Counselling Session7. Counselling Students and School Leavers8. Counselling Adults -Career changes, long termunemployed, redundancy9. Finding Work - Job prospecting, writing resumes, jobadvertisements10. Nurturing and Growing a CareerFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs
23064BIOPSYCHOLOGY I BPS108Biopsychology studies the interaction betweenpsychology and the physical body. It would benetanyone working in elds of tness or health, and mostareas of psychology.1. Introduction - Types of external and internal stimuli,mind-body debate, introduction to the nervoussystem.2. The Senses - Sensory input, sensory perception,description of the major senses.3. The Nervous System - Description of the neurons,the central nervous system, peripheral nervoussystem, including the autonomic nervous system.4. The Endocrine System - E-ect of hormonesbehaviour and physiology, association of endocrinesystem and nervous system, connection betweenexternal and internal stimuli.5. Stress- Types of stressors, physical a-ects ofstress, personality and stress.6. Emotions - Homeostasis, eating disorders,physiological responses to emotions, theories ofemotion.7. Consciousness - Degrees of consciousness,awareness and attention, altered states ofconsciousness.
231Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsBIOPSYCHOLOGY II BPS204This course builds on the foundation of Biopsychology I,and covers the following topics:Evolution, genetics and experienceResearch methods in biopsychologyBrain damageRecovery from brain damageDrug dependence and the brainMemoryLanguageFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsNEUROPSYCHOLOGY BPS306There are ten lessons in this module as follows:1. Foundations of Neuropsychology2. Neurophysiology3. Neuroanatomy4. Laterality and Callosal Syndromes5. Cognition, personality and emotion6. Perception Disorders7. Motor Disorders8. Language9. Dementia10. NeurodevelopmentFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsPSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT BPS308Seven lessons as follows, develop your capacity to make
232improved psychological assessment:1. Introduction2. Context of Clinical Assessment3. The Assessment Interview4. Behavioural Assessment5. Wechsler Intelligence Scale6. Wechsler Memory Scales7. Minnesota Multiphasic Personality InventoryFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsSOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY BPS205There are ten lessons in this module as follows:1. Social cognition2. The self3. Attribution and perception of others4. Attitudes and attitude change5. Prejudice, discrimination and stereotypes6. Interpersonal attraction7. Helping behaviour8. Aggression9. Groups10. Cultural inuencesFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsPSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY BPS302(Drugs and Psychology)There are eleven lessons as follows:1. Introduction: history of use and misuse of drugs2. E-ects of drugs on the individual and society
2333. Legally restricted drugs: Stimulants and narcotics4. Legally restricted drugs: Hallucinogens and marijuana5. Legally restricted drugs: Steroids6. Legal drugs: Alcohol7. Legal drugs: Tobacco, ca-eine and solvents8. Prescription and over-the-counter drugs9. Sedatives and anti-anxiety drugs10. Prescription drugs for schizophrenia and a-ectivedisorders11. Treatment and preventative educationFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY BPS307Develops skills to distinguish di-erent types of psychologicaldisorders and understand their cause and treatment.1. Disorders Usually Diagnosed in Infancy, Childhood orAdolescence2. Delirium, Dementia, Amnestic & Other CognitiveDisorders3. Substance Related Disorders4. Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders5. Mood Disorders6. Anxiety Disorders7. Somatoform, Factitious and Dissociative Disorders8. Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders9. Eating and Sleep Disorders10. Impulse-Control Disorders; Adjustment Disorders11. Personality Disorders
234Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY BPS211Adolescent Psychology consists of ten lessons,1. Human development2. Life crises3. Intellectual development4. Emotional development5. Physical development6. Sexuality7. Social development8. Moral development9. Adolescents and crime10. ConclusionFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs
23523 65CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS IN PSYCHOLOGYIt is possible to undertake Prociency Awards, Certicates,Diplomas and other formal qualications with ACS. With theseformal qualications, exams are compulsory, and they attractexam fees which are separate to the course fee. Contact theschool to determine how many exams you need to complete foryour course.If you want to study anything higher than a short course, youhave two choices:1. A Standard Course2. A Design Your Own CourseSTANDARD COURSES OFFEREDThese courses have been designed to meet specic needs. Thecombination of subjects has been balanced to provide a soundfoundation in a core area.PROFICIENCY AWARD IN PSYCHOLOGY VPS001Prociency Awards are intended as "specialist qualications", tobe undertaken by people who already have either signicantexperience, or prior qualications, in a particular discipline.This is awarded upon completion of:a/ Introduction to Psychology plus any two other psychologycourses listed in this handbook.b/ A workplace project, or work experience (approved by a tutorand equal to 200 hours).Fee: PA Duration: 500 hrs
236CERTIFICATE IN PSYCHOLOGY VPS002This course is aimed at those who wish to gain a good insightinto psychology. It is useful as a rst step to further study, asan employment aid for those working in related elds, as a socialtool for those wishing to understand more about thebehaviour of themselves and others around them, or simply tobroaden one s horizons.The course is divided into 6 modules/subjects as follows:2 x Core (compulsory) Modules: Introduction to Psychology(BPS) and Psychology and Counselling (BPS)4 x Optional (elective) modules from pages 61, 62, 63, 64(Pleasechoose 3 from Psychology and 1 from counselling)Fee: CT Duration: 600 hrsDIPLOMA IN COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOLOGY VPS007Recognised by the Australian Counselling Association as anapproved counsellor training course, this vocational course isaimed at those who wish to pursue a career in counselling. Assuch, it contains a practical element that not onlycomplements the theory, but also prepares the student for real-life counselling situations. Elective subjects help to broadenthe students knowledge of other relevant areas of interest. It isanticipated that graduates of this course will seek probationaryemployment in counselling or a related eld.The course is divided into fteen 100 hour longmodules, as follows:6 CORE (COMPULSORY) MODULES: 3 WORKPLACE(COMPULSORY) PROJECTS:
237Introduction to Psychology Research Project IPsychology & Counselling Research Project IICounselling Skills I WorkshopsCounselling Skills IICounselling TechniquesProfessional Practice in Counselling6 OPTIONAL (ELECTIVE) MODULES FROM:Conflict ManagementIndustrial PsychologyBiopsychologyChild PsychologySports PsychologyHuman Health & Fitness IHuman Nutrition IGrief CounsellingCrisis CounsellingPsychopharmacologyRelationships CommunicationsStress ManagementFee: AS Duration: 1500 hrsTHE AUSTRALIAN COUNSELLING ASSOCIATION (ACA) -Psychology students at ACS are eligible for studentmembership of the ACA. ACA is the most reputableinstitution for counsellors in Australia. For informationabout the ACA, go to www.theaca.net.au or telephone1300 784 333 (in Australia).For Online and CD study options, see pages 87
23866SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGYANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY (HUMANBIOLOGY IA) BSC101This course provides a sound foundation in human biologyin six lessons:1. Cells and Tissues - Explains the human body at amicroscopic level, including the structure andfunction of cells, tissues and membranes.2. The Skeleton - Examines features of the humanskeletal system.3. The Muscular System - Describes the humanmuscular system, in terms of structure and basicfunction.4. The Nervous System - Looks at the human nervoussystem, in terms of structure and basic functions.5. Digestion and Excretion - Explains dierentphysiological systems of digestion and excretion inthe body.6. Physiological Systems - Focuses on the dierentphysiological systems of the body.Fee: S1 Duration: 100 hrsBIOENERGETICS (HUMAN BIOLOGY IB)BSC201A course that develops an understanding of energy andenvironmental considerations within the human body in
239the following seven lessons:1. Energy and Work - Explains how energy is used inthe human body to create work and power2. Energy Pathways - Looks at energy pathwaysduring rest, work and recovery3. The Acid-Base Balance - Explains the signi-canceof the acid-base balance in the body4. Osmosis and Diusion - Explains movement ofmaterials in and out of living cells5. Atmospheric Pressure - Examines the aect ofchanging atmospheric pressure on the human body6. Temperature Regulation - Centres on temperatureregulation in the body7. Ergogenic Aids to Performance - Examinesergogenic aids to body performance duringactivity/exerciseFee: S1 Duration: 100 hrsMUSCLES AND MOVEMENT (HUMANBIOLOGY II) BSC202Develops and understanding of the operation of musclesand nerves, in movements and reactions observed in thebody. This course covers nerves, the nervous system,motor skills, structure and function of skeletal muscle,muscular strength, endurance and exibility. Prerequisite:Human Biology IB or equivalent.Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsCARDIO-RESPIRATORY
240PERFORMANCE(HUMAN BIOLOGY III) BSC301This course covers blood, blood pressure, pulmonaryventilation, gas exchange and transport, blood ow andgas transport, cardiorespiratory control, cardiorespiratorydisease, and more.Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsBIOCHEMISTRY I (PLANTS) BSC102Biochemistry is the chemistry of living things. Thisintroductory course concentrates on the chemistry of plants.Some secondary school chemistry will be helpful though itis not essential. Lessons cover biochemical substances andterms, carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, proteins,metabolism, the nitrogen cycle, photosynthesis, respiration,transpiration, acidity and alkalinity, nutrition, hormones,chemical analysis and biochemical applications in theindustry. Students should not take both Biochemistry I(Plants) and Biochemistry I (Animals).Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsBIOCHEMISTRY I (ANIMALS) BSC103This introductory course is similar to Biochemistry I (Plants);except for the fact that is deals with animals. Studentsshould choose either the Animal or Plant version - not both.Some secondary school chemistry will be helpful though itis not essential. Lessons include and introduction tobiochemistry, lipids, proteins, enzymes, nucleic acids,thermo regulation, carbohydrate metabolism, absorption,
241acidity, alkalinity, chemical analysis, and industryapplications.Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsBIOCHEMISTRY II BSC203This course focuses on developing a greater familiarisationwith biochemical molecules.Following a brief revision of Biochemistry I, the coursesystematically covers all major groups of biochemicalmolecules including amino acids; proteins; sugars andpolysaccharides; and lipids (fats). Students who havecompleted Biochemistry I (either Animals or Plants) canenroll in this course, as can students who wish to prepare forBiochemistry III (either Animals or Plants).Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsHUMAN PHYSIOLOGY II BSC111There are 9 lessons in this module as follows:1. Cell Physiology2 .Histophysiology3. Systems Physiology4. Neurophysiology5. Endocrinology6. Cardiovascular Physiology7. Immunology8. Respiratory Physiology9. Renal PhysiologyFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsHUMAN ANATOMY II BSC112
242There are 7 lessons in this module as follows:1. Surface Anatomy2. Gross Anatomy3. Systemic Anatomy4. Regional Anatomy5. Radiographic Anatomy6. Histology7. CytologyFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs
24323 67BOTANY I (PLANT PHYSIOLOGY ANDTAXONOMY) BSC104This short course is primarily an introduction to plantphysiology and taxonomy, with some general botanyincluding morphology and anatomy. It satises the learningcriteria of the Royal Horticulture Societys Module B of theAdvanced Certicate in Horticulture.The ten lessons cover:1. Taxonomic Classication of Plants2. Cells and Tissues3. Specic Vegetative Parts of a Plant4. Flowers and Fruit5. Seed and the Developing Embryo6. Photosynthesis and Growing Plants7. Respiration8. The Role of Water9. Movement of Water and Assimilates through a Plant10. The E-ects of Growth MovementsFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsBOTANY II BSC204Ten lessons as follows:1. Flower Physiology2. Phytochrome3. Phytoperiodism4. Control of ower bud initiation and development
2445. Dormancy6. E-ects of Plant Associations and competition7. Respiration and Post Harvest Physiology8. Post Harvest storage, transport, retailing and shelf life9. Endogenous and synthetic growth regulators10. Risks involved with Plant Growth ManipulationFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsPLANT ECOLOGY BSC305Over 8 lessons learn the principles of plant ecology as appliedto the cultivation of plants:1. Introductory Ecology2. Plant Communities3. Plants and their Environment4. Plants, Soils & Climate5. Plant Adaptations to Extreme Environments6. Manipulating Plant Environments7. Environmental Conservation8. Environmental Organisations, Assessment andFundingFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsSTATISTICS BSC304This course assumes a basic knowledge of Statistics, at least tothe level covered by our Research Project I course. A 100 hourcourse such as this will not make you into a statistician. It isdesigned to provide the most essential knowledge and skillsrequired by consultants and researchers in a wide variety ofdisciplines taught by ACS. Topics covered include: Graphic
245representation of statistical data; Distributions; Measures ofcentral tendency; Dispersion; Probability theory; Correlationand regression; Sampling; Hypothesis testing; Analysis ofvariance and the Chi squared test. This statistics course is astandard course to get students equipped to carry outresearch of their own, and to understand statistical ndingsrelevant to a range of disciplines.Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsMACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT(ENGINEERING I) BSC105An introductory subject which aims to develop an ability tomanage the selection, operation and maintenance of toolsand machinery, with particular reference to agriculture andhorticulture. Learn the use and operation of tools, equipmentand machines. There are eight lessons as follows:1. Engine operation2. Hydraulics3. Machinery components4. Hand Tools5. Power tools6. Tractors7. Equipment maintenance8. Specic Workplace requirementsFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsENGINEERING APPLICATIONS(ENGINEERING II) BSC205This course complements Engineering I. It will develop an
246ability to apply appropriate and innovative engineeringsolutions that improve eciency and productivity inagriculture and horticulture. The course covers surveying,earthworks, water management, environment control (e.g.heating, cooling and ventilation), fencing, chemicalapplications, mechanising manual tasks, improvingengineering eciency/operations, and developingengineering solutions to di-erent workplace tasks andproblems.Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs
24768CELL BIOLOGY BSC110An understanding of cell biology is important in many areasof study, for the cell is the building block of all living forms.This new course will be completed soon. It contains 11lessons:1. Introduction to Cells2. Chemical Composition3. Chemical Processes4. Genetic Information5. Membranes6. Nucleus7. Protein Structure and Function in the Cell8. Bioenergetics9. Cell Signaling/Communication10. The Cell Cycle11. TissuesFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsMEDICAL TERMINOLOGY BSC109Develops skills to communicate clearly and eectively usingmedical terminology.This course is relevant to anyone working or wishing to workin -elds of health, alternative medicine or para medical areas;such as reception for a doctor or natural therapist.There are 10 lessons in this module as follows:1. Scope and Nature of Medical Terminology
2482. Anatomical Structure3. Medical Equipment and Processes4. Pharmacological Terminology5. Musculoskeletal System6. Cardiovascular, Lymphatic and Immune Systems7. Respiratory and Reproductive Systems8. Digestive and Excretory Systems9. Integumentary System (Skin)10. Nervous and Sensory SystemsFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsVERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY BEN104Develop an ability to distinguish between dierent types ofvertebrate animals on the basis of their physiologicalcharacteristics, with a particular emphasis on mammals. Thecourse is divided into ten lessons as follows:1. Vertebrate Taxonomy and Diversity2. Fishes3. Ectotherms: Amphibians and Reptiles4. Birds5. Overview of Mammals6. Marsupials7. Mammalian Glires and Insectivora8. Carnivores9. Hooved Mammals: Ungulata10. Primates and other ArchontaFee: S3 Duration 100 hrsANIMAL BIOCHEMISTRY III BCS303
249To explain a range of common biochemical processes with anemphasis upon animal and human biochemical processes.There are eleven lessons in this module as follows:1. Introduction2. Glycolysis and Glycogen Metabolism3. Movement through Membranes4. Electron Transport and Oxidative Phosphorylation5. Sugar and Polysaccharide Metabolism6. Lipid Metabolism7. Amino Acid Metabolism8. Nucleotide Metabolism9. Enzyme Activity10. Other ProcessesFee: S3 Duration 100 hrsPLANT BIOCHEMISTRY III BCS302To understand a range of common biochemical processes inplants. There are eleven lessons in this module as follows:1. Introduction2. Glycolysis3. Movement Through Membranes4. Electron Transport and Oxidative Phosphorylation5. Sugar and Polysaccharide Metabolism6. Lipid Metabolism7. Photosynthesis8. Nucleotide Metabolism9. Enzyme Activity10. Reproductive Processes in Plants
25011. Other ProcessesFee: S3 Duration 100 hrsADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN APPLIEDANIMAL SCIENCE VSC003Interested in a career with animals? This new science orientedadvanced certi-cate is designed as either a -rst step toward acareer in animal science; or a supplementary quali-cation forsomeone who already has a background working with animals,but seeks a more solid scienti-c foundation.The course covers: Animal Anatomy and Physiology,Biochemistry I (Animal), Animal Behaviour, Animal Health Care,Vertebrate Zoology, Ornithology, Marine Studies I, ProfessionalPractice for Consultants, and 100 hrs attendance at a variety ofindustry meetings.Fee: AC Duration: 900 hrsADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN APPLIEDPLANT SCIENCE VSC004To obtain the certi-cate, you need to successfully complete thefollowing nine modules:* Botany I & II* Plant Ecology* Biochemistry I -Plants* Biochemistry II* Biochemistry III -Plants* Plant Breeding* Professional Practice for Consultants* Industry Meetings (100 hrs) or Research Project I
251Fee: AC Duration: 900 hrsRefer to page 49 for Marine Studies and Ornithology
25223 69COMPUTERS / INFORMATION TECHNOLOGYCOMPUTER STUDIES I VIT100This course is an introduction to computers for workor personal use. It develops an understanding ofcomputers and their applications in industry, andincreases ability to utilise and manage uses of computersin a workplace situation.The eight lessons cover:1. How a Computer Functions2. Operating Systems3. Computer Applications4. Software5. Peripherals6. Computer Operations7. Workplace Requirements8. Computer ManagementFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsWRITING A WEBSITE (HTML) VIT102An external studies course to design and write a website in HTML. A great introduction course for thoseinterested in creating their own website.1. Introduction to the Internet and HTML2. The most important HTML Tags3. Simplication through HTML ConstructionSoftware
2534. Creating Links5. Loading a Site onto the Internet6. Adding Graphics7. Designing a Web Site that Works8. Advanced FeaturesFee: S1 Duration: 100 hrsECOMMERCE BIT100A great course for website developers or people incharge of their companies website. The courseexplains how to turn a static website into an e-ectiveand protable marketing tool. Developed inconjunction with a top Australian web developmentrm, this course explains many of the pitfalls, trendsand success strategies regarding doing business onthe Internet.1. Introduction: what is e-commerce (more than theinternet)2. Success and failure: what makes the di-erence3. Promotional strategies are di-erent on theinternet4. Optimizing web site potential5. Increasing web site exposure6. Automating supply of goods, services, cashow7. Managing constant change8. Dealing with e-commerce problemsFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs
254PHOTOSHOP FOR BEGINNERS VIT202Provides a basic understanding of how to create andmanipulate images using Adobe Photoshop 7, for useon the web as well as print.There are 9 lessons in this module as follows:1. Getting Started2. Working With Digital Image Files3. Understanding The Tool Palette4. Using Layers, Actions, and History5. Digital Painting, Shapes and Colours6. Selecting, Resizing, Transforming andMasking7. Adjustments and Modications8. Adding Filters and E-ects9. Preparing Files For Print and WebFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsVISUAL BASIC.NET BIT101Visual Basic.NET is the latest version of Visual Basic andhas been specically developed to take advantage ofMicrosofts .NET platform. This course is a greatintroduction for those wanting to develop applicationson the .NET platform. Skills developed in this coursecan also be used in developing other .NET technologiessuch as ASP.NET. A great introduction to programmingwhich assumes that students already have someexisting computer skills.Fee: S4 Duration: 100 hrs
255TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR INTERNET PRESENCE!ACS has a number of websites that receive thousands of hitsdaily. Why not take advantage or our successful websites thatare read by our students, industry bodies, and our aliates?At www.acsgarden.com you can list your gardeningorganisation, business and gardening events for free. Atwww.thecareersguide.com you can list jobvacancies. At www.acs.edu.au/links you can list yourbusiness or service on one of our specialist websites. Theselistings are provided free of charge. Contact ACS for furtherinformation.
25670ASP.NET BIT200ASP.NET is the next generation web development languagethat integrates with the Microsoft .NET platform. Thissophisticated yet easy to learn language allows websitedevelopers to go beyond what was possible in the past andcreate dynamic, creative and highly powerful web basedapplications such as ecommerce sites, chatrooms, forums,content management systems and more. This coursefocuses on ASP.NET using VB.NET. Knowledge in basic HTMLis a pre-requisite. For more information on course durationand fee code, contact the school.Fee: S4 Duration: 100 hrsSQL DATABASES BIT201Structured Query Language is the most common databaselanguage used today. This course focuses on MSSQL(Microsoft SQL) which lets you create powerful and superfast data driven websites. For more information on courseduration and the fee code, contact the school.Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsFLASH MX BIT102This course provides a comprehensive introduction toMacromedia Flash MX. It assumes the student has noknowledge of Macromedia Flash at all - but they must haveaccess to a computer with a CDROM drive and MacromediaFlash MX installed. As with all of our computer courses,
257students are able to purchase the software required (FlashMX) at a heavily discounted price (academic pricing). Moreinformation can be obtained about this from the school. Bythe end of the course, the student should be able to easilyunderstand all the major aspects of Flash MX and use it toproduce their own Flash applications. There are twelvelessons as follows:1. Introduction to Flash2. Using the Flash MX editor3. Drawing and Colour4. Working with objects and symbols5. Working with text6. Working with graphics7. Animation8. Actionscript9. Using audio in your movies10. Using video in your movies11. Components12. PublishingFee: S4 Duration: 100 hrsCOMPUTER STUDIES II VIT203This is a course for people who have completed Bs003 orBs023, or those who through experience are reasonablycomputer literate BUT want to get more from theircomputers. The emphasis is on personal computers (ie.P.Cs) and while the course is relevant to all types of P.Cs it isparticularly relevant to IBM and IBM compatible systems,
258due to their popularity inbusiness today. There are 13 lessons as follows:1. Hardware Components2. Peripherals3. Operating Systems4. Files and Folders5. Oce Applications6. Windows Accessories Programs7. Disk Management8. Installation of Software9. Trouble Shooting10. Microsoft Word11. Microsoft Excel12. Microsoft Access13. Microsoft PowerpointFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsCOMPUTER SERVICING I BIT204Computer technicians are in high demand. With anincreasing number of computers used in both the homeand workplace, there is a signi-cant and ever growingdemand for people to install, maintain and repair bothhardware and software. While many computer coursesteach programming, surprisingly few provide the type oftraining needed to be a competent and eective computertechnician. This course provides an introduction toservicing computers. It develops a broad and generalunderstanding of repair and maintenance procedures that
259can be used at work or home, and in doing so provides agood starting point for anyone seeking a career incomputer servicing. The emphasis is on I.B.M. clonepersonal computers but is relevant to all types of P.C.s. Thisis because these are the most popular systems used inbusiness today.1. The Computer Workshop.2. Computer and Workshop safety.3. Hardware Components.4. Dierent Systems and Basic Dissasembly.5. System Assembly.6. Peripherals.7. Installation of software.8. Computer Maintenance.9. Troubleshooting.Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsSee our DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY course under"Photography"
26023 71COMPUTER SERVICING II VIT204This course expands on and continues from the basicscovered in Computer Servicing I. The lessons covercomputer maintenance and faults analysis.1. Introduction to Hardware Components2. Basic Diagnostic Equipment3. Electric Circuits and Fault Analysis4. Problem Solving and Fault Analysis5. Diagnostic Testing A6. Diagnostic Testing B7. Software Maintenance and Troubleshooting8. Disk Drives and CD-ROM9. Video and Audio Systems10. Developing A Maintenance ProgramFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsCERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS IN COMPUTINGIt is possible to undertake Prociency Awards, Certicates,Diplomas and other formal qualications with ACS. Withthese formal qualications, exams are compulsory, and theyattract exam fees which are separate to the course fee.Contact the school to determine how many exams you need tocomplete for your course.If you want to study anything higher than a short course, youhave two choices:1. A Standard Course
2612. A Design Your Own CourseHow do you choose?1. If you like the sound of a standard course, do it!2. If you cannot nd a standard course that suits you, then designyour own course!STANDARD COURSES OFFEREDThese courses have been designed to meet specic needs. Thecombination of subjects has been balanced to provide asound foundation in a core area.PROFICIENCY AWARD IN COMPUTER PROGRAMMINGA Prociency Award is a type of specialist certicate; designed toprovide a qualication that re-ects knowledge orskills in a specialised section of an industry or discipline.To attain a prociency award, you need to:A/ Complete assignments and pass exams for three 100 hourmodules/subjects:*Visual Basic.NET - Introduction, objects, code theory andApplication design*ASP.net*SQL Database Programming - Using SQL. Upgrading databasesfrom Access to SQLB/ 200 hrs work experience or a workplace project - You cansatisfy this by either submitting a reference from anemployer or reputable colleague; or by undertaking a majorprogramming project and submitting your work (underguidance from a tutor).Fee: PA Duration: 500 hrs
262COMPUTER SERVICING III VIT205This follows on from Computer Servicing II, dealing furtherwith more advanced computer repairs.1. Using Tools and Equipment.2. Electronics3. CPU Problems4. Repairing Circuit Boards and Installing Hardware5. Components6. Printer Problems7. Other Peripherals8. Networks9. Deciding On A Course Of ActionFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs
26372CERTIFICATE IN WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT VIT002This Certicate is accredited through the InternationalAccreditation and Recognition Council. To attain a certicate youneed to undertake six 100 hr modules; complete all assignmentsfor those subjects, and pass one exam for each subject. Thesix modules are:1. Writing a Web Site (HTML)2. E Commerce3. Digital Photography4. Macromedia Flash5. ASP.NET6. SQL for the web.Fee: CT Duration: 600 hrsCERTIFICATE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY VIT003This Certicate is accredited through the InternationalAccreditation and Recognition Council. To attain a certicate youneed to undertake six 100 hr modules; complete all assignmentsfor those subjects, and pass one exam for each subject. Thesix modules are:1. Computer Studies I2. Computer Studies II3. Writing a Web Site (HTML)4. E Commerce5. Computer Servicing I6. Networking Essentials
264Fee: CT Duration: 600 hrsASSOCIATE DIPLOMA IN E COMMERCE VIT004Accredited through the International Accreditation andRecognition Council, this course consists of the following:1. Computer Studies I2. Computer Servicing II3. Writing a Web Site (HTML)4. Web Application Development.5. ASP.NET6. Digital Photography7. E Commerce8. Introduction to Publishing9. Freelance Writing10. Marketing (Foundations)11. Sales Management12. Advertising and Promotions13. Marketing Systems14. Research Project I15. Industry Meetings (100 hours)The Research Project involves some theoretical studies followedby designing, conducting and writing up research on arelevant topic. Selection of the topic and progress in this projectis monitored and guided by a tutor.The Industry Meetings involve attendance at relevant committeemeetings, seminars, conferences, exhibitions, trade shows,or any other events that are relevant. The student needs tosubmit documentary proof of attendance (eg. references,
265testimonials, receipts etc)Fee: AS Duration: 1500 hrsDESIGNING YOUR OWN COURSE IN COMPUTING/ITYou can choose any combination of modules o-ered within theguidelines on page 10. Your selection must be approved byan academic ocer or tutor before the enrolment is accepted. Toenroll, simply tell us the modules you propose studying,when you submit the enrolment application. For Example: todesign a Certicate in Information Iechnology, you mightchoose the following modules:1. Computer Studies I2. Computer Studies II3. Writing a Web Site (HTML)4. Computer Servicing I5. E Commerce6. Networking Essentials
26623 73BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT AND MARKETINGPROFESSIONAL PRACTICE FORCONSULTANTS BBS301This course is a valuable guide to setting up and operating aconsulting business in any profession. It has beendeveloped to complement studies in the various disciplinestaught by this school, including Psychology, Horticulture,Agriculture, Leisure Studies, Business Management andEnvironmental Management. Topics covered in this courseinclude:* Planning a Consultancy Practice* Setting up your Consultancy Practice* Insurance, Fees and Accounting* Eective Customer Relations* Expanding your Consultancy PracticeFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsSTARTING A SMALL BUSINESS VBS101This course aims to make sure you are not one of the manybusinesses that fail before they even get started. Learn thebasics of how to run a business, then under the guidance ofa professional business expert, plan and initiate thedevelopment of your own business. The course consists oftwo parts:* Module One - learn how to run a business* Module Two - there are two options (i)start a business
267or (ii)review the running of an established business.Starting a Small Business has twelve lessons which covermarketing, planning, budgeting, reviewing progress,improving pro-t and more.Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsBUSINESS OPERATIONS VBS106This course will develop the skills and knowledge inbusiness planning and business operation to ensure asuccessful business. There are six lessons as follows:1. Introduction - Business law, types of businesses,starting a small business2. Finance - Liquidity, the money market, terminology,insurance3. Financial Records - Simple bookkeeping procedures,cash ow4. Financial Management - Taxation, costing, budgetingand investing5. Business planning - Developing twelve monthbusiness plan6. Mistakes to AvoidFee: S1 Duration: 100 hrsBUSINESS STUDIES BBS101This course develops the skills necessary to manage a smallbusiness or a department within a larger organisation. Thetopics covered include:* Procedures for establishing a business* Management procedures, including quality assurance
268* Communication with suppliers and customers* Problem solving techniques* Sta management* Financial management* Developing production strategies* Evaluating marketing performanceThis short course is run at an advanced level. As such, itplaces greater emphasis on developing an innovativeapproach to business and a greater ability to workindependently.Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsENTREPRENEURSHIP BBS204Entrepreneurship involves innovation, initiation and takingcalculated risks to make new ventures succeed. This coursecovers:* The scope and nature of entrepeneurship* Timing - product life cycles, market life cycles, etc* Intellectual Property* Strategies* Entrepeneurial Marketing* Legal and Ethical Concerns* Planning* Launching a Venture - gathering and managingresources* The product launchFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs
269Do you want to develop skills and knowledge in management,business and marketing? Or improve your prospects in theworkplace (even if you are currently employed)? Or perhaps youwant to learn how to improve the eciency of an alreadyestablished organisation - foreseeing problems before theyarise. Or you might want to start your own business.......if youanswered yes to any of these questions, then read on........
27074MANAGEMENT VBS105This course provides students with the skills andknowledge necessary to understand sta managementissues. It is suitable for inclusion in the Advanced Certi-catein Applied Management (C12CN001), or it can be taken as acourse in its own right. There are seven lessons:1. Introduction and Organisational Structures2. Management Theories and Procedures3. Problem solving and decision making4. Management Styles and External Inuences5. Employing People and Interviewing Skills6. Sta Management7. Ethics & EquityFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsPROJECT MANAGEMENT BBS201Project management is an important skill in all industries,and in all sorts of situations. It is relevant to a diverse rangeof projects, from technical to marketing to humanresources. This course is a modi-ed and compressedversion of a much longer course, so it is quite advanced.Project Management is best suited to those with some priorexperience or training in management. There are ninelessons as follows:1. Introduction to Project Management2. Project Identi-cation
2713. Project Planning4. Project Implementation5. Project Completion and Evaluation6. Improving Key Technical Skills7. Improving Key Leadership Skills8. Improving Key Interpersonal Skills9. Major ProjectFee: S4 Duration: 100 hrsOFFICE PRACTICES VBS102This course develops the skills and knowledge necessary forthe operation of an oce. The course is divided into 6 lessonsas follows:1. Introduction - Scope of Oce Work, Where to Work,Equipment and materials, etc.2. Communication Systems - Business Letters, Using theTelephone, Mobile phones, Shorthand and Audio Systems,Electronic banking, Postage, Couriers, etc.3. Writing Letters and Reports - Analytical reports,Information reports, Parts of a report, Structuring a letter,Business letters, Using E mail4. Computers - Dierent computer systems, Trouble shootingand virus control, Databases,5. Oce Materials and Equipment - Electronic securitybackup options), Oce Stationery, Record Keeping, etc6. Oce Organisation and Procedures - Planning a workschedule, Priorities, Oce Security, Oce layout/design.Fee: S1 Duration: 100 hrs
272BUSINESS PLANNING BBS302This course is designed for students who have advancedbeyond the basics of management or business. There are tenlessons:1. Introduction to Business Plans2. Focus and Direction: Developing a clear direction anddeveloping mission and vision statements.3. Developing Objectives and Strategies4. Planning for Growth5. Risk Management and Contingencies6. Systems - Quality Management, Innovation Management,Information Technology and Control Processes.7. Marketing Plans8. Operations Plans9. Human Resources Plans10. Financial PlansFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsEVENT MANAGEMENT BRE209The skills developed this course can be applied in manydierent areas, such a sports, business, education, communitywork, motivational speaking and the arts. Through practicalexercises, you will learn to plan, create, manage and evaluate asuccessful event, and develop a sound understanding of whatis involved in the bringing an event from initial idea tosuccessful fruition. This course is an ideal complement tobusiness or managerial studies, studies in health and -tness,tourism, ecotourism, hospitality, horticulture and almost all
273other areas of study. There are nine lessons in this module asfollows:1. Scope and Nature of Event Management2. Developing the Concept3. Physical an Human Resources4. Project Logistics5. Marketing an Event6. Financial Management7. Risk Management8. Staging the Event9. After the EventFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsLEADERSHIP BBS135Leadership skills are needed in all facets of our society:business, politics, religion, youth services, and leisureindustries, to mention only some. This new course is relevantto all of those areas, developing your understanding of, andcapacity to apply leadership skills.There are seven lessons:1. Introduction to Leadership (nature, scope, styles,dierentiation from management, supervision,planning etc)2. Leadership Characteristics/Qualities3. Interpersonal Relationships4. Communication Skills5. Team Building6. Systematic and Lateral Thinking
2747. ApplicationsFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs
27523 75BOOKKEEPING I BBS103A course which focuses on the nature of accounting for smallbusiness, mainly service rms.The course consists of 13 lessons:1. Introduction: The Nature and Function of Accountingfor Service rms - Denition of service rms, uses ofnancial information, accounting standards andconventions, consistency, reliability, veriability,materiality.2. Balance Sheets - Types of balance sheets, assets,liabilities.3. Analysing and designing accounting systems - Recordkeeping, steps in the book keeping process, designingan accounting process.4. Double Entry Bookkeeping: Ledgers, transactionrecords, trial balances.5. Cash Receipts and Cash payment journals: Journalsor day books, cash receipts and cash payments,discounts allowed and discounts received.6. Credit fees and purchases journals: Operating oncredit, credit fees and credit purchases.7. The general journal: The use of general journals fornon specic transactions, types of transactions in ageneral journal, bad debts, errors in general ledgers.8. The Closing of the General Ledger: Closing revenue
276and expense accounts, balancing assets, liabilitiesand proprietorship accounts, nal accounts, prot andloss accounts, current accounts.9. Prot and Loss statements: Functions of the prot andloss statement, calculating prot, operating prot and netprot.10. Depreciation of non-current assets: Denition of noncurrentassets, calculating depreciation, the assetsregister.11. Prot determination and balance day adjustments:Accounting periods, depreciation, accruals and prepayments,bad debts, trade and cash discounts,payment options.12. Cash control: Bank reconciliation and petty cash -The cash cycle, the need for control over cash,methods used in controlling cash, bank reconciliationprocesses, the petty cash system.13. Cash Control Budgeting: The role of the budget,types of budgets, unfavourable and favourablevariance.Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsFINANCIAL (MONEY) MANAGEMENTBBS104Formerly Money Management, this course will teach youhow to manage money e-ciently at home or in business.Understand how money works; get a grasp on nancialterminology; learn how to get better deals when borrowing,
277spending or investing. There are ten lessons:1. Financial terminology2. Planning and Managing your Cash3. Borrowing: loans, overdrafts, credits cards, nancing4. Buying well: what to look for, consumer protection,using credit5. The Money Market6. Investing: property, stocks, bonds, insurance,antiques7. Superannuation8. Reducing Costs9. Banks: how they can help you10. Communication: dealing with nancial experts,accountants, banksFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsBOOKKEEPING II BBS203This course is a natural progression from Bookkeeping I,which focused on accounting for small businesses within theservice industry. Bookkeeping II looks at accounting forTrading rms and the dierences between recording andreporting. The course consists of 12 lessons:1. Trading rms and accounting rules - Dierencesbetween a trading rm and service rm; ow ofnancial information through a trading rm, doctrineof materiality, processing transactions, accountingconventions and standards, journals, ledgeraccounts.
2782. Physical Inventory System - Physical or periodicinventory method, specic journals (cash receipts,cash payments, Credit sales), accounting for returnsand allowances, double entry under the physicalmethod, Calculating cost of goods sold and grossprot, inventory and functional classication, Closingledger accounts, closing entries, etc.3. Perpetual Inventory System - Advantages anddisadvantages of this system, Stock control account,barcodes, stock cards.4. Inventory Valuation - Product cost and period cost,valuing merchandise, net realisable value,anticipated loss of stock realisation.5. Accounting for bad and doubtful debts - Bad debtrecording, recovered bad debt, estimating allowancefor doubtful debts.6. Classied Prot and Loss statements for tradingrms - Functional classication, ordinary item,extraordinary item, abnormal item, cost centre,operating revenue,abnormal revenue, extraordinary revenue.7. Control Accounts - Subsidiary accounts, advantagesand disadvantages of control accounts, eect ofselling a non current asset.8. Budgeting for Trading Firms - Capital budget, salesbudget, cash budget, improving nancial planning.9. Statements of cash ows
27910. Alternatives in Accounting11. Analysis and interpretation of accounting reports12. Business expansions and sources of nanceFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsWORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETYVBS103An important subject area applicable to all industries. Thiscourse covers the following topics:* Introduction to workplace health and safety,procedures, duty of care* Legislation* Handling chemicals, including pesticides, cleaningchemicals, explosives, petrol* Handling equipment: tools and machinery* Handling objects: lifting, manual handling* Standards and rules: safety audits, codes of practice* Signs and signals: communicating in the presence ofnoise and re, eye problems, hazardous chemicalsFee: S1 Duration: 50 hrs“ACS is an Accredited Training Centreby the Institute of CertifiedBookkeepers (Australia).www.icb.org.au”
28076SUPERVISION VBS104An introduction to supervision, relevant to both supervisorsand potential supervisors. There are ten lessons:1. Introduction2. Understanding the work place3. Communications and human relations4. Motivating employees5. Organising the work place6. Problem solving techniques7. Discipline, complaints and grievances8. Interviewing, recruitment and training9. Work place safety10. Dealing with managementFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsPERSONNEL MANAGEMENT VB107Learn how to manage sta in any workplace. Lessons cover:Human behaviour, Control, Regulations, Procedures, WorkConditions, Team building, Dealing with grievances,Discipline, Delegation, Dealing with wet weather, equipmentshutdowns, etc; Interviewing, Recruitment, Sta Induction,Industry bodies (Associations, Unions etc), Work conditionsetc.Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsMOTIVATION VBS111Learn how to motivate both yourself and others. This is a
281valuable course for managers and supervisors; and equallyuseful for developing motivation in any other situation (eg.business owners, leaders, counsellors, parents, teachers, etc).It covers such things as sources of motivation, negative vspositive motivators, incentives, facilitating inquisitiveness,inspiration, understanding and avoiding de-motivators,maintaining motivation, and more.Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsMARKETING (FOUNDATIONS) VBS109A course designed to help you -rstly understand themarketing world, then assist you in making decisions anddeveloping skills in marketing. The lessons are as follows:1. Marketing and the Business2. Scope of Marketing3. Understanding basic economics3. Target Marketing4. The Marketing Mix and Managing the Marketing5. Product Presentation and Packaging6. Promotion7. Product Pricing and Distribution8. Customer Service9. Market Research10. Organisations - Structures and RolesFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsSALES MANAGEMENT (MARKETING I)BBS102Develop the ability to plan and implement an eective sales
282strategy. This course diers from sales skills which focuseson skills used by the sales person and not the salesmanager. This course deals only with the sales side ofmarketing. There are nine lessons:1. Developing Sales Concepts2. Developing Sales Relationships3. Sales Ethics4. Building Product Knowledge5. Developing a Customer Strategy6. Presentation Strategy Options7. Closing a Sale8. Managing Yourself9. Managing a Sales TeamFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONS(MARKETING II) BBS202This course covers the key elements of marketing andstrategies that can be included in a successful advertisingcampaign.There are ten lessons:1. Analysing the Market2. Target Marketing3. Display and Display Techniques4. Advertising and Promotions Strategy5. New Product Development6. Sales Techniques7. Writing Advertisement
2838. Electronic Marketing -Telephone and Email9. Direct Mailing10. Exhibitions and ShowsFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsMARKETING SYSTEMS BBS303This course is designed as a program to help you -rstlyunderstand the marketing world; then assist you in makingdecisions and in marketing.1. Marketing Systems2. Retailing Systems and Strategies3. Wholesale Systems and Strategies4. Product Presentation and Packaging5. Negotiation Skills6. Marketing Organisations7. International Marketing I8. International Marketing II9. Analysing the Market10. The Market MixFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsSALES SKILLS VBS108A twelve lesson course to develop sales skills:1. Presentation and selling2. Communication and Conversational selling.3. Marketing (Buyer analysis and motivation)4. Management (Hierarchy)5. Helping the Product Sell Itself6. Know your product and pre planning.
2847. Selling made as simple as A B C.8. "The Opening" (getting the attention of the buyer)9. "Closing a Sale" (overcoming objections).10."Stress Management"11. The Law and Selling12. Report Assessment WritingFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs
28523 77It is possible to undertake Prociency Awards, Certicates,Diplomas and other formal qualications withACS. With these formal qualications, exams are compulsory,and they attract exam fees which are separateto the course fee. Contact the school to determine how manyexams you need to complete your course.If you want to study anything higher than a short course, youhave two choices:1. A Standard Course2. A Design Your Own CourseHow do you choose?1. If you like the sound of a standard course, do it!2. If you cannot nd a standard course that suits you, then designyour own course!STANDARD COURSES OFFEREDThese courses have been designed to meet specic needs. Thecombination of subjects has been balanced to provide asound foundation in a core area.ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN APPLIED MANAGEMENT (SMALLBUSINESS) VBS001This course develops the skills to manage a small business.(See page 78 for more details.)The course has three parts:A. Core Studies (Management, Business Operations, MarketingFoundations and O-ce Practices: see page 78)
286B. Workplace ProjectsC. Stream studies (see below)STAGE 1: Bookkeeping 1STAGE 2: Advertising & PromotionsSTAGE 3: EntrepreneurshipFee: AC Duration: 900 hrsASSOCIATE DIPLOMA IN MARKETING MANAGEMENT VBS005Marketing Foundations, Sales Skills, Sales Management,Advertising and Promotions, Marketing Systems,E-commerce, Marketing Psychology, Research Project I;Statistics, Project Management, Event Management, BusinessStudies, Publishing I, Industry Meetings (150 hours)Fee: AS Duration: 1500 hrsDIPLOMA IN MANAGEMENT VBS009The Diploma in Managment is made up of:1. Modules: Business Studies, Business Planning, WorkplaceHealth and Safety, Management, Computer Studies I,Instructional Skills, Marketing I, II and III, Financial Management,Introduction to Psychology, Supervision, IndustrialPsychology, Project Management, Professional Practice forConsultants, Communications, Research Projects I and II (from 2dierent industries), Educational Psychology.2. Industry meetings (200 hours) - from 2 dierent industries3. Research Projects (200 hours) - 2 projects from 2 dierentindustriesFee: DI Duration: 2100 hrsDESIGNING YOUR OWN COURSE
287You can choose any combination of subjects oered within theguidelines on page 10. Your selection must be approved byan academic o-cer or tutor before the enrolment is accepted. Toenroll, simply tell us the modules you propose studying,when you submit the enrolment application. For Example: todesign a Certicate in Business Studies, you might choose thefollowing modules:1. Bookkeeping I 4. Business Planning2. Computer Studies I 5. Business Operations3. Management 6. Project ManagementFor more study options, check out page 87.CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS IN BUSINESS,MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING
28878ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN APPLIED MANAGEMENT VBSOO1This is an accredited course that is designed to train people forsupervisory or managerial positions in theirchosen industry.The Advanced Certicate in Applied Management involves thefollowing studies:* CORE STUDIES - four units of compulsory subjects for allstudents. 400 hours of work.* ELECTIVE STUDIES - stream units for the development ofknowledge in a chosen specialisationor industry sector. Minimum 300 hours of study.* PROJECT - a "management in the workplace project" of 200hrs involving approved work experiencein a small business. The project specically aims to provide thestudent with the opportunityto apply and integrate skills and knowledge developed throughvarious areas of formal study.SEQUENCE OF STUDY: This course is studied in three stages asfollows:1. Stage 1.Core subjects -Management & O-ce PracticesStream subjects - the rst stream of the students chosen Electiveunit.2. Stage 2.Core subjects - Business Operations;
289Stream subjects - the second stream of the students chosen"Elective" unit.3. Stage 3.Core subject - Marketing FoundationsStream subjects - the nal stream of the students chosenElective unit.The 200 hour Workplace project will also be completed (eg.Work experience, Research Project I & II, or WorkplaceProject I & II) before the qualication is awarded.STREAM STUDIES:Stream studies are available in any of the following.When enrolling choose "ONE" of these streams only; and youwill be undertaking the modules listed.Descriptions of listed modules are found elsewhere in thishandbook.STREAM Modules RequiredSmall Business Bookkeeping I, Entrepeneurship, Advertisingand PromotionsPersonnel Management Personnel Management, IndustrialPsychology, MotivationMarketing Sales Management, Advertising & Promotions,Marketing SystemsLeisure ManagementEvent Management Event Management, Personnel Management,Food & Beverage ManagementEducation Instructional Skills, Course Writing, DeliveringDistance Education
290Photography Intro to Photography, Photo Practice, PhotoTechnologyPublishing Publishing I, II & IIIInformation Technology E Commerce, Computer Servicing I,HtmlArboriculture Arboriculture I & II and Trees for RehabilitationHorticultural Crops Outdoor Plant Production, Protected PlantProduction,any other crops moduleHerbs Herb Culture, Medicinal Herbs, AromatherapyNursery Production Propagation I, Cutting Propagation,Wholesale Nursery ManagementRetail Nursery Horticulture I, Garden Centre Management, SalesSkillsLandscaping Landscaping I, Landscape Styles, LandscapeConstructionHorse Management Horse Care I, II & IIIOther Stream options may be possible by planning with a tutorFee: AC Duration: 900 hrs
29123 79WRITING AND COMMUNICATIONSEFFICIENT WRITING AWR102Basic beginners course. Learn how to writeclearly and eciently and to communicate thoughtswithout ambiguity. There are six lessons:1. Introduction: Communication and language2. Basic Writing Skills: Speech parts and Grammar3. Clear Wording4. Concise Wording5. Punctuation and Accuracy6. Using Writing Skills letters, essays.Fee: S1 Duration: 80 hrsADVANCED FREELANCE WRITING(APPLIED WRITING) BWR201This is an ideal course to follow Freelance Writing forpeople with existing skills, but a need to improve theiroverall technique and develop a more "commercial"approach to their work. Eight lessons:1. Writing Themes2. Writing a Regular Column3. Educational Writing4. Scienti-c Writing5. Writing a Biographical Story6. Writing a News Article7. Fiction Writing
2928. Other Writing.Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsCREATIVE WRITING BWR103Learnto write -ction and non--ctionfor pro-t or pleasure. Learn to structuremagazine or newspaper articles, short stories,books and more. Polish up your grammar skills withour concise, easy to follow study method.Receive constructive guidance every step of theway from professional journalists and writers.There are ten lessons:1. Introduction2. Basic Writing Skills3. Conciseness and Clarity4. Planning What You Write5. Writing Fiction6. Writing Non-Fiction7. Newspaper Writing8. Writing Magazines9. Writing Books10. Special ProjectFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsWRITING FICTION BWR1051. Scope & Nature of Fiction2. Components of a Story – beginning, middle and end3. Technique4. Conception and Research
2935. Drama6. Fantasy7. The Short Story8. The NovelFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsCHILDRENS WRITING BWR104This course focuses on developing your understanding of whatmakes a good childrens book, and how to write speci-cally forchildren. Through many practical writing exercises and with asmuch tutorial support as you need, you will learn what it takesto write a good story, and what publishers want. If you want towrite for children, this course provides a good -rst step.There are ten lessons in this unit as follows:1. Introduction: Understanding Children2. Overview of Childrens Writing (-ction and non -ction)3. Conceptualisation: Conceiving the concept4. Childrens Writing for Periodicals5. Short Stories6. Non-Fiction: Texts (writing to satisfy curriculum)7. Fiction: Settings, characterisation, fantasy8. Picture Books and Story Books9. Editing your work: spelling, grammar, punctuation.10. Project: write a short story, picture bookFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsFREELANCE WRITING BWR102Many professional writers start out by freelancing.This course will show you how to write, what writing is
294marketable, and how to go about selling your work.Emphasis is placed on things which are importantto publishers who might buy your work. Tutorsconcentrate on your ability to properly structurean article, and to be both concise and clear inyour use of words. Learning outcomes for graduates of thecourse include:* Have improved communication skills,particularly with respect to clarity,conciseness and correct grammar.* Be familiar with the "writing industry";having a clear idea of where opportunitiesexist for obtaining work as a freelance writer.* Know how to go about approaching potential clientsto obtain work.* Have an understanding of the processes involvedin publishing books, magazines and newspapers;from generating concepts to seeing the -nishedpublication on sale.There are ten lessons:1. Introduction2. Basic Writing Skills3. The Publishing World4. Manuscripts5. Planning6. Newspaper Writing7. Magazine Writing
29680TECHNICAL WRITING BWR301This course develops the students ability to write ontechnical matters, for both academic and generalaudiences. The course aims to improve your ability to writefor a wide range of media including: articles for the printmedia (magazines, newspapers and technical journals);technical reports; proposals; instructional manuals andeven marketing material. Attention is paid to dierentstyles of writing, problems (eg. technical jargon, focus,conciseness, etc) and dierent ways of working (eg.Contract, in house, collaborative). On completing thiscourse a student should have a greater capacity to writeuseable and marketable material, and be better able toadapt their work to a greater variety of situations.Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsEDITING I BWR106This course develops your understanding of the purposesand aims of editing, and also of what editors do. Studentswill learn about the importance of clear, eective writingthroughout all stages of the publishing process and howeditors assess manuscripts and prepare them forpublication. The course may be taken alone or as part ofhigher level courses in journalism, writing, editing andpublishing.The course covers: the nature and scope of editing, the role
297and responsibility of the editor in publishing, working withauthors and publishers, the editing process and skillsrequired, copyright and other legal concerns, indexing andreferencing, varying the approach according to the kind ofbook, etc.Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsEDITING II BWR302This course is designed for self editors, aspiringprofessional editors and desktop publishers. Its aim isto develop the students understanding of the editingprocesses.1. Introduction to Editing II2. Copy Editing and Proof Reading – a revision3. Electronic Publishing I - equipment; programs;page design4. Electronic Publishing II - illustrations; photos;tables; special eects;colour; pre-press preparation5. Book Production6. The Printing Process - an overview7. Contracts, Copyrights and Other Legalities8. Editing ProjectFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsCOMMUNICATIONS VWR100This course aims to improve the ability to communicatein all situations. It covers: Behaviour; VisualCommunications; Language; Public Speaking;
298Conducting Meetings; Writing Letters and Reports;Communications Technology, and lots more.Fee: S1 Duration: 100 hrsPUBLISHING II BWR202This course builds on Publishing I, covering the following:* The Publishing Process* Print Media, Electronic Media* Law and the Media: Copyright, International vs National Law,Deformation, Blasphemy, Criminal Libel, ContractLaw, Right to Privacy, Reporting Restrictions, Internet,CD/Film and Other Electronic Media* Ethics and Morality: Professional Code of Conduct, Prejudice(Cultural, Economic, Political); Statistics, Digital/PhotoManipulation; War; Crime; Censorship and Freedom;* Maintaining Impartiality; Importance of Accuracy.* Production Systems I: From Writing to Printing* Layout for Print Media* Media Advertising* Marketing and Distribution Systems: Print ,Electronic MediaFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsPUBLISHING III (Business Practices) BWR303Even though this is a stand alone course, it has been developedprimarily to follow from and complement Publishing II. Topicscovered:* Analysing the Market and Deciding What to Publish -Decide what to publish?...sponsorship, advertising,reader demand, industry support, distribution channels.
299* Planning a New Publication: Periodical, E-zine, Book.* Costing a New Publication.* Resource Management - physical, human, intellectual.* Risk Management: legal, insurance, sta wellbeing.* Managing Writers.* Managing Production and Distribution - cost, timing, qualitycontrol, accuracy etc.Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsESL FUNDAMENTALS AWR101This course is for people who can write and speak basicEnglish,but need to strengthen particularly writing skills. There are 12lessons:1. Parts of speech2. Verbs3. Parts of a sentence4. Building and combining sentences5. Vocabulary6. Developing vocabulary7. Writing for dierent purposes Part 18. Writing for dierent purposes Part 29. Writing for business10. Study skills11. Proof reading and editing12. Special project: researching and writing for dierent contextsFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsPUBLISHING I BWR107
300This course provides an excellent start for anyoneconsidering self publishing, or seeking employment inpublishing. It is equally relevant to electronic or printpublishing. There are ten lessons as follows:1. Nature and scope of the publishing world2. Publishing procedures and techniques3. Desktop publishing A4. Desktop publishing B5. Illustration: Graphics6. Illlustration: Photography7. Research Skills: Market research, researching an article8. Marketing of publications9. Ethics and the law in publishing10. Developing a publishing ProjectFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs
30123 81CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS INWRITING AND COMMUNICATIONSIt is possible to undertake Prociency Awards, Certicates,Diplomas and other formal qualications with ACS. Withthese formal qualications exams are compulsory, and theyattract exam fees which are separate to the course fee.Contact the school to determine how many exams you need tocomplete for your course.If you want to study anything higher than a short course, youhave two choices:1. A Standard Course2. A Design Your Own CourseHow do you choose?1. If you like the sound of a standard course, do it!2. If you cannot nd a standard course that suits you, then designyour own course!STANDARD COURSES OFFEREDThese courses have been designed to meet specic needs. Thecombination of subjects has been balanced to providea sound foundation in a core area.Many journalists commence their careers as freelance Writers,submitting articles to newspapers andmagazines. Eventually, they may be employed as sta-. Othersdevelop a strong freelance business.
302Many of these courses prepare people for such career paths.They concentrate on developing theskills needed to succeed as a writer, and an awareness of howto develop a career in this industry.CERTIFICATE IN JOURNALISM VWR001The full certicate involves thirty lessons, covering: Introductionto Writing; Writing Skills; The Publishing World;Planning What You Write; Magazine Articles; NewspaperArticles; Graphic and Photographic Illustration; Layout Skills;Publishing; Oce Organisation and Procedures; Conducting anInterview; Biographical and Fictional Story Writing;Educational and Scientic Writing; Writing a Regular Column;Newsletters and News Columns; How to Present and SellYourself to a Publisher.Fee: CT Duration: 600 hrsADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN APPLIED MANAGEMENT(PUBLISHING AND JOURNALISM) VBS001The structure of the Advanced Certicate in Applied Managementis outlined on page 78. The standard core modulesare taken; plus the three stream modules. In this case, thestream modules are Freelance Writing, Advanced FreelanceWriting and Publishing IFee: AC Duration: 900 hrsDIPLOMA IN PUBLISHING AND JOURNALISM VWR002The Diploma in Publishing and Journalism consists of thefollowing modules: Freelance Writing, Advanced Freelance
303Writing, Creative Writing, Childrens Writing, Technical Writing,Fiction Writing, Publishing I, II and III, Research Project I,II and III, Advertising and Promotions, Writing a Web Site(HTML), Project Management, Introduction to Photography,Photographic Practice, Digital Photography, E Commerce andWork Experience/Industry Meetings (100 hours),Workplace Health and Safety.Fee: DI Duration: 2100 hrsDESIGNING YOUR OWN COURSEYou can choose any combination of subjects o-ered within theguidelines on page 10. Your selection must beapproved by an academic ocer or tutor before the enrolment isaccepted. To enroll, simply tell us the modules youpropose to study, when you submit the enrolment application.For example, to design a Certicate in Journalism, youmight choose Freelance writing plus any ve other subjects fromthose on pages 79 or 80. To design a Certicate inPublishing you might choose Publishing I, Publishing II, EditingI and any three other subjects from those on pages 79or 80.
30482INSTRUCTIONAL SKILLS (Train theTrainer) BWR009On successful completion of this module the learner will bebetter able to prepare for and perform basic instructionalskills, prepare participation plans, and conduct and evaluatetraining sessions.1. Introduction to Training2. Understanding Learning3. Determining Training Requirements in The Workplace4. Commencing Training5. Developing a Lesson Plan6. Assessment and Evaluation of Training Programs7. Training Aids8. One-To-One Training9. Motivation Skills and Techniques10. Promoting Training11. Assessor TrainingFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsRESEARCH PROJECT I BGN102This module develops your ability to plan and conductresearch into a current issue in your chosen discipline; and tocomplete a descriptive report based on that research. Thereare 7 lessons as follows:1. Determining Research Needs2. Research Methods
3053. Using Statistics4. Research Reports5. Searching For Information6. Conducting Statistical Research7. Reporting On A Research ProjectFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsRESEARCH PROJECT II BGN201Develops your ability to monitor and evaluate a commonprocess (or processes) relevant to your discipline or industry.There are six lessons in this module as follows:1. Identifying research issues2. Acquisition of technical information3. Specialised research techniques4. Research planning and designing5. Statistics6. Conducting researchFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsRESEARCH PROJECT III BGN202Reseach Project III develops your ability to come up withinnovative approaches to workplace activities throughsystematic research in a particular industry.1. Determining research priorities.2. Planning research improvement3. Testing the viability of alternative approaches4. Conducting detailed research into commercial workprocedures5. Developing an approved approach to a workplace
306procedureFee: S3 Duration: 100 hoursEDUCATION AND RESEARCHFOR CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS IN EDUCATION ANDRESEARCH, READ PAGE 10CLASSROOM DELIVERY SKILLS BGN106To develop and apply skills for teachers working face toface with students, particularly interpersonal skills.The course involves ten lessons covering:1. Introduction2. Facilities & Resources3. Interpersonal Communication in Education4. Listening Skills5. Understanding Motivation6. Motivational Factors7. Applying Motivation to Education8. Stress Management9. Conict Management10. Mediation & NegotiationFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsCOURSE WRITING (DEVELOPMENT)BGN107Learn to develop courses for post secondary or adulteducation. There are 8 lessons as follows:1. Bases for Education2. Course Writing Methodologies3. Level of Study
3074. Curriculum Documentation5. Course Materials6. Course Material Creation7. Reviewing & Updating Courses8. Recognition and Accreditation9. Application and Implementation.Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsDELIVERING DISTANCE EDUCATIONBGN108With the growing demand for distance education, andwith more universities and colleges turning to distanceeducation to keep abreast of the global need for moreexible education, ACS is often asked how it managesdelivery of distance courses. We put decades of experienceand expertise in distance education into our new course,Delivering Distance Education. Some of the topics coveredare: paper-based correspondence courses, online training,video courses, telephone conferencing, and e-learning.The course is made up of the following lessons:1. Scope and Nature of Distance Education-how it is di-erent2. Getting the student started3. Supporting Students4. Real Time Support5. Managing Resources6. Assessment7. Student Administration
3088. Communication Skills9. Supporting GraduatesFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs
30983RESEARCH PROJECT IV BGN301Develop skills in undertaking research and preparing yourown thesis.Pre-requisite: Research Project IIIThere are ten lessons in this module as follows:1. The Problem Statement2. The Literature Review Part One3. The Literature Review Part Two4. The Hypothesis5. The Method6. Data Collection6. Research Proposal7. Thesis Writing8. Ethics9. Where To From HereFee: S3 Duration: 100 hrsWORKSHOP IDevelop your capacity to identify, select and applyknowledge and skills to appropriate perform workplace tasksin any industry. Through a PBL (problem-based learning)study program this and other workshop projects will developa "real world" relevance in your overall learning experience.There are 3 lessons in this module as follows:1. Workplace Tools, Equipment and Materials2. Workplace Skills
3103. Workplace SafetyFee: S3 Duration: 100 hoursWORKSHOP II BGN203Develop your ability to perform a variety of scientic ortechnical procedures, using problem-based learningstrategies.CONTENTSThere are 3 PBL projects in this module as follows:1. Identifying Technical Problems and Collecting Samples orData: Investigating technical problems in the workplace;collecting and treating samples, data or other evidence.2. Analytical Procedures: Using specialised technicalequipment to analyse samples, data or other evidence;undertaking routine and advanced scientic or technicalanalyses.3. Workplace Operations: Describing the operations andequipment of a laboratory or other technical environment.Prerequisite: Workshop IIFee: S3 Duration: 100 hoursWORKSHOPS (Practical Work)Workshop 1, 2 and 3 are designed to achieve the sameoutcomes you might achieve by attending face to facepractical workshops.These are not conventional distance education courses.Each workshop involves a series of problem based learningprojects
311FOR MORE CERTIFICATES OR DIPLOMAS IN EDUCATION ANDRESEARCH, SEE PAGE 10WORKSHOP III BGN302Develop your ability to implement commerciallyviable management strategies, applicable to yourindustry sector.CONTENTSThere are 3 PBL projects in this module as follows:1. Evaluating Workplace Eciency2. Workplace Supervision3. Research TechniquesPrerequisite: Workshop IIFee: S3 Duration: 100 hoursHow PBL Projects Work* You are given a hypothetical problem* You are given a detailed plan to follow to investigate theproblem* You interact with one or more other members of a teamto work through the plan.* The project concludes in report of specied content andduration.See www.acs.edu.au/pbl/pblhome.aspCERTIFICATE IN ALTERNATIVEEDUCATIONThe course contains 6 modules as outlined below* CLASSROOM DELIVERY SKILLS BWR006* COURSE WRITING BGN107
312* DELIVERING DISTANCE EDUCATION BGN108* EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY BPS105* DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY BPS210* WORKSHOP IFee: CT Duration: 600 hoursFor Horticultural Research I & II, see page 25.
31323PHOTOGRAPHYDo you want to learn how to take better photos for your ownprivate use? To develop a fascinating, satisfyinghobby? Or perhaps you are looking to develop a protable parttime business.... or even to prepare yourselffor a career in the photographic industry. Whatever youraspirations, ACS has a wide range of photographycourses that will increase your skills and knowledge.HOBBY PHOTOGRAPHY APH001Hobby Photography is a beginners course incorporatinginstruction and practical experience on lm types,lm speed, exposure and composition of photographs,and development of your photographic style. Submissionsare studied closely by professional photographerswith advice and pointers given on how to improveyour photographic techniques. There are six lessons:1. Origins of Photography2. Understanding Film and Cameras3. The Camera And Its Use4. More On Using Cameras5. Photographic Techniques6. Developing Your Photographic StyleYou will need a camera at some stage during thiscourse. Any camera will do, although a 35 mm SLRis best. If you dont yet have a camera, complete
314the rst lesson rst and get advice from yourtutor on what to buy, and where to shop.Fee: S1 Duration 100 hrsPHOTOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGY BPH201It can be studied as an individual unit in its own right.There are eight lessons:1. Image Formation - Optics and Geometry2. Lighting - Equipment and Light Sources3. Sensiometry A - Terminology and Light meters4. Sensiometry B - Light Physics and Film Responses5. Understanding Colour - Taking the Photo6. Chemistry of Colour Photography - Processingthe Photo.7. Filters and Attachments - Applications8. Lenses - Types and ApplicationsFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrsINTRODUCTION TOPHOTOGRAPHY BPH100A comprehensive introduction to still photography.To complete the assignments you need access to a35 mm camera. (Your tutor can advise on buying acamera if you dont have one). It can also be taken as acourse in its own right. There are eight lessons:1. Origins of Photography - Image Formation,Lenses, Photosensitive Materials, History.2. Film - Four layers in lm, Emulsion, Speed,Shutter action.
3153. Photo Equipment - Camera construction, Cameratypes (e.g. SLR, large format).4. Photo Equipment - Flashes, etc.5. Developing Film6. Enlarging - Equipment, Materials, Procedures(An alternative assignment is given for thosewithout equipment for practical work.)7. Lighting8. Fault FindingFee: S1 Duration: 100 hrsPHOTOGRAPHIC PRACTICE BPH101This course assumes participants have somephotographic experience. It develops skills intaking photographs through practical assignmentsand individual direction from a tutor. There are eightlessons as follows:1. Composition2. Photographing People3. Nature and Landscape Photography4. Colour versus Black and White5. Special Techniques6. Illustrative Photography7. Publishing8. Business Opportunities in PhotographyFee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs84
31685DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY BPH202This course is designed to develop the learners ability toproduce photographs using digital technology. The lessonsare as follows:1. Introduction To Digital Technology2. Equipment3. Digital Cameras4. Taking Photographs5. Scanners6. Uploading Images7. The Digital Darkroom8. Compositing and Imaging9. Special Eects10. Outputs and ApplicationsStudents will need access to a digital camera and some typeof storage or output device during the course. This is requiredso that you can take some photographs on a digital cameraand submit them as a print or as a digitised -le. Aninexpensive digital camera and a printer or 3.5 inch oppydisk would be a minimum. If you plan on purchasing a digitalcamera, but have not yet decided what to buy, it isrecommended that you delay buying a camera until you havecompleted Lesson 3 and commenced Lesson 4. It is alsosuggested that you ask your tutors advice as to which camerawould best suit your needs. Access to a suitable computer is
317also advantageous but not essential.Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hoursTRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY VPH005An ideal course for anyone planning a holiday. Over eightlessons, you will be shown how to achieve a quality record ofyour trip on -lm. Your tutor will advise you on what type ofequipment you need and where to buy it.1. Introduction2. The Main Principles3. Creating Dierent Eects4. Photographing Natural Areas5. Photographing Streetscapes6. Photographing Interiors7. Developing Your Photographic Style8. Major ProjectFee: S1 Duration: 100 hoursLANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY BPH203Develop your skill in creating dierent eects and usingdierent equipment and materials to achieve betterlandscape photographs. This course covers special eects,-lm types, colour richness, photographic terms, andsharpness. Students will be able to focus on their ownparticular area of interest. The lessons are as follows:1. Introduction2. The Main Principles3. Creating Dierent Aects4. Photographing Natural Areas
3185. Photographing Streetscapes6. Photographing Water7. Developing your Photographic Style8. Major ProjectFee: S2 Duration: 100 hoursPHOTOGRAPHING PEOPLE BPH102Learn to set up a photography session, organise a studio,create dierent types of eects, and compose photographs.This course is highly practical, giving student’s plenty ofopportunity to explore their areas of major interest. Thereare ten lessons as follows:1. Introduction to Photography and Human Subjects2. Equipment and Materials for Photographing People3. Basic Techniques4. Portraiture5. Wedding Photography6. Candid Photography7. Nude Photography8. Sports, Street and Action Photography9. Fashion Photography10. Folio ProjectFee: S2 Duration: 100 hoursPHOTOGRAPHIC LIGHTING BPH204There are eight lessons as follows:1. Light Characteristics and Concepts2. Light Sources: continuous and ash3. Meters and Filters
3194. Other Equipment for Lighting5. Contrast and Composition6. The Zone System7. Studio Lighting8. On Location LightingFee: S2 Duration: 100 hoursFor Photoshop Course refer to Page 69.
32023CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS INPHOTOGRAPHYIt is possible to undertake Prociency Awards, Certicates,Diplomas and other formal qualications withACS. With these formal qualications, exams are compulsory,and they attract exam fees which are separateto the course fee. Contact the school to determine how manyexams you need to complete for your course.If you want to study anything higher than a short course, youhave two choices:1. A Standard Course2. A Design Your Own CourseHow do you choose?1. If you like the sound of a standard course, do it!2. If you cannot nd a standard course that suits you, then designyour own course!STANDARD COURSES OFFEREDThese courses have been designed to meet specic needs. Thecombination of subjects has been balanced to provide asound foundation in a core area.CERTIFICATE IN PHOTOGRAPHY VPH002This course prepares you for a career in the photographicindustry. It creates awareness and understanding in theindustry,
321helps develop knowledge and skills in using a camera to aprofessional standard, and teaches you the all importantcommunication and business skills needed to be successful inthe real world.The certicate consists of six modules as follows: Introduction toPhotography,Photographic Practice, Photographic Technology, DigitalPhotography,Photoshop for Beginners and Photographic Lighting.Fee: CT Duration: 600 hoursADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN APPLIED MANAGEMENT(PHOTOGRAPHY) VBS001The Advanced Certicate in Applied Management has ve standardcore modules that are outlined on page 78. The threestream modules are Introduction to Photography, PhotographicTechnology and Photographic Practice. These units areoutlined on page 82.Fee: AC Duration: 900 hoursDIPLOMA IN PHOTOJOURNALISM VPH009This Diploma is made up of the following:1. 1800 hours of study in the form of the following modules:Freelance Writing, Advanced Freelance Writing, Publishing I,Publishing II, Introduction to Photography, Photo Practice,Photo Technology, Digital Photography, Photo Lighting,Landscape Photography or People Photography, ProgrammingWeb Sites (HTML), Project Management, Business Studies,
322Workplace Health and Safety, Introduction to Psychology,Marketing I; plus Computer Studies I or Computer Studies II.2. 100 hours of Industry Meetings/Work experience relevant tophotojournalism3. Research Projects I and II related to photojournalism (seepage 81 for details of Research projects)Fee: DI Duration: 2100 hoursDESIGNING YOUR OWN COURSEYou can choose any combination of subjects o-ered within theguidelines on page 10. Your selection must be approved byan academic ocer or tutor before the enrolment is accepted. Toenroll, simply tell us the modules you propose studyingwhen you submit the enrolment application. For example, todesign a Certicate in Photography, you might choose sixsubjects from page 84 and 85 (excluding Hobby Photography,which as a hobby subject is not suitable for inclusion in higherlevel studies). To design an Associate Diploma in Media youmight choose 13 modules from subject areas such as Writingand Communications; Photography; Computing and IT; plus doResearch Project I, and 100 hours of Industry Meetings/workexperience. If you would like further advice on how to puttogether your own course, contact the school and ask to speaktoan academic ocer.Fee: AS Duration: 1500 hours86
32387ONLINE & CD COURSESCOMPARING STANDARD DISTANCE EDUCATION WITH ONLINEEDUCATIONStudy options: CorrespondenceCourseOnline CD with Tuition(e-learning)Fee details Full course fee applies(5% discount applies iftwo or more peopleenroll, and for second andsubsequent enrolments)Full course fee applies Fee is around 10% less(5% discount applies iftwo or more peopleenroll, and for secondand subsequentenrolments)How do I receivecourse materials?Materials printed and sentby air mail or courier (cantake weeks to arrive)Supplied as materialaccessed over the
324internet (You candownload and save orprint notes if you wish)A CD is burnt and sent(faster thancorrespondence course,not as fast as online).How areassignmentssubmitted?Assignments can besubmitted any way youwish (posted hard copy,faxed or emailed)Assignments aresubmitted by emailAssignments aresubmitted by emailWhat do thecourse materialsinclude?Course materialssometimes include thingsnot included in online orCD courses (eg. textbook)Interactive Self
325Assessment Testsalways included.Interactive SelfAssessment Tests alwaysincludedWhat support doI receive?Full Support servicesprovided –access totutors, video library,online library, studentroom etc.Full Support servicesprovided –access totutors, video library,online library, studentroom etc.Full Support servicesprovided –access totutors, video library,online library, studentroom etc.What will Ireceive uponcompletion of mycourse?Statement of attainment