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Tradesmen (Builders, carpenters, bricklayers, etc) are in short supply; and opportunities to learn practical trade skills are sometimes difficult to find. Becoming a good tradesman starts with understanding the tools, materials and techniques to create or repair things. For most people, that understanding may be all they need to start building and repairing things. Starting with small jobs and learning through experience, the capacity to do the work will grow; and you may be surprised at what you can achieve.

We offer flexible and alternative pathways to developing a range of trades skills, through the following courses.

Construction Courses



Landscape Construction

Mud Brick Construction

Green Walls and Roofs

Engineering Courses

 Mechanics  -coming soon

Trades Workshop - in development

Machinery and Equipment

Engineering Applications


Horticultural Trades

Garden Maintenance

Plant Protection


Plant Propagation


Hospitality Trades

Food Preparation

Food Technology - in development


Animal Grooming

Computer Servicing I

Computer Servicing II

Computer Servicing III

Increasing globalisation, technology and socio-economic changes are rapidly changing the face of education.

The traditional "chalk and talk" way of learning is giving way to a wide variety of learning styles and modes. Education providers must have a highly adaptable, flexible approach to training if they are to cater for their students needs.

ACS is leading the way in providing training that is relevant to the 21st Century, while providing the high level of service that is being increasingly demanded by students.



We strongly believe in a pragmatic approach to education in tune with the rapid rate of change, where compromises will be inevitable. Issues of concern are:

  • Credibility of a college has traditionally been determined by accreditation; but accreditation requires a time consuming process of planning, audits and reviews; and to follow such practices inevitably results in a course being less up to date than what might be desired
  • Ongoing viability of institutions is being challenged, with increasing competition (even aggression) between institutions who view education more as a money making opportunity than an ethical obligation toward future generations.Knowledge based education is increasingly questionable when the rapid rate of change is making current knowledge out of date faster than it can even be published.
  • The relative importance of social, political, environmental and economic concerns is constantly changing; and these changes are causing a shift in priorities for education.
  • New tools for education are constantly emerging. The greatest difficulties for educators is not whether they can be used, but choosing which ones to use and then implementing their use in an appropriate way that will be received and applied by the students.

If you would like to know more about our courses or have any questions, please contact us.