Learn about the Environment and Develop your skills with this diploma level course
This flexible and unique course offers you the best of our environmental courses and the practicability of business, photography and research.
This is an exciting qualification for anyone working in the field, wishing to work with the environment or just for interest.
Study with great flexibility by offering 6 core modules and a diverse range of 30 electives of which students get to select 19. Electives include Marine Studies, Nature Park Management I and II, Earth Science, Digital Photography, Plant Ecology, Soil Management, Vertebrate Zoology, Reafforestation (Land care), Conservation and Environmental Management, Weed Control, Wildlife Management and many more.
These modules provide foundation knowledge for the Qualification -Advanced Diploma in Environmental Studies.
Introduction To Ecology BEN101
Industry Project BIP000
Research Project I BGN102
Research Project II BGN201
Research Project III BGN202
In addition to the core modules, students study any 19 of the following 30 modules.
Business Operations VBS006
Business Studies BBS101
Financial (Money) Management BBS104
Marine Studies I BEN103
Nature Park Management I BEN120
Soil Management - Horticulture BHT105
Soil Management (Agriculture) BAG103
Vertebrate Zoology BEN104
Conservation & Environmental Management BEN201
Digital Photography (Short Course) BPH202
Earth Science BEN204
Environmental Waste Management BEN202
Marine Studies II BEN203
Nature Park Management II BEN204
Project Management BBS201
Trees For Rehabilitation (Landcare Reafforestation) BHT205
Nature Park Management I
Weed Control BHT209
Wildlife Management BEN205
Business Planning BBS302
Environmental Assessment BEN301
Plant Ecology BSC302
Soil Management - Crops BHT303
Water Conservation and Management BEN302
Note that each module in the Qualification -Advanced Diploma in Environmental Studies is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.
Getting an Environmental Job
People are increasingly more environmentally aware and job opportunities are expanding rapidly in this and related industries.
Despite this fact, many graduates from environmental courses can find it difficult to obtain employment. Often this may be attributed to the type of course they have undertaken, or the level at which they have studied. Many environmental courses also begin with general study and finish off with study in a specific and narrow field. This is important if you are to become an expert in a specialised field, but it can mean that your job opportunities become limited due to high competition between applicants for a limited number of available positions.
What is Different about Studying with ACS?
This is what one of our students said:
"The main difference between my experience of studying at University and studying with ACS is that at University you're basically regurgitating text books. In contrast ACS assignments can be quite involved requiring hands-on application of principles, creative thinking and analysis." Dennis - Certificate graduate, who previously completed a university degree.
Increase Your Prospects
You can increase your chances of gaining employment. Studying should not only develop your intelligence and knowledge; but also:
- Build networking (develop contacts within an industry)
- Improve your ability to communicate with colleagues
- Develop problem solving skills
- Expand awareness and develop creativity
- Develop attributes that set you apart from others in your industry
- Motivate you, build confidence, and more
According to some authorities, success is actually only affected about 20% by your knowledge and intelligence.
Our school works at helping you in a holistic way, to develop all of the things
mentioned above, in a way that relates to the discipline you are studying; and
in this way, giving you the capacity to apply yourself to unanticipated problems,
to understand new information as it emerges, to see and seize on new opportunities
as they reveal themselves, and to continue to grow your abilities within your discipline
as you progress through life after study.
In a world that is changing faster all the time; it is difficult to even be certain how this industry
might change between the start of your course, and the time you finish studying.
With this in mind; any course that is to have long term value in today's world, must develop
broad generic skills (as above). This approach to education is not unique to ACS, but it is
an approach tested, proven and adopted in our courses; and an approach that is also used
by some of the most successful, cutting edge universities and colleges around the world.
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