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Animal Health Course Sample


"I cannot praise the animal health care course highly enough. I have learned a great deal, far beyond my expectations." G. Kite, Australia - Animal Health Care course 


Biochemistry I (Animals and Humans) Course Sample

"Having not finished high school myself and never studied biochemistry my confidence is a little low, but the encouragement I am receiving from Honor [tutor] is a tremendous help and making it easier for me as I go. [The course] is helping me realise what I am actually capable of and that I am smarter than I thought. Thank you for making it possible for me to study my passion while still being able to work."
Melissa Smith - Biochemistry 

Criminal Psychology Course Sample

 Tutor Quote:
"Why do psychopaths exist?  Why do people commit crimes?  How do we know what “crime” is when it changes over time and from society to society.  This course provides a fascinating insight into the mind of the criminal and the work of anyone working with criminals"
   Tracey Jones, B.Sc. (Hons) (Psychology), M.Soc.Sc (social work), DipSW (social work), PGCE (Education), PGD (Learning Disability Studies), ACS Tutor

Garden History Course Sample

"The course has been fabulous because it really made me think beyond my own planting ideas. I have particularly enjoyed the research into noted garden writers and considering the legal aspects of conservation for the future."
Melanie Veasey - Garden History Course

Healthy Buildings I Course Sample 

"I have never found the staff at any other learning institution as supportive as the staff at ACS. This gives one a lot of peace of mind and confidence to go on - at every squeak from my side, you guys have always been there, immediately to sort me out. The feedback on my lessons has always been really good and meaningful and an important source of my learning. Thanks!"
Former ACS Student

Horse Care 1 Course Sample


"The course is a lot more detailed than I thought it would be - I am learning a lot more than I hoped! I am very happy with the course and the school, very professional and thorough." Janette - Horse Care 1


Industrial Psychology Course Sample

"Very much valuable [learning experience]. The course is designed in a manner that learning is not limited. I am gaining lot of knowledge through the course. The assignments are really good as it help the students to think out-of-the box and answer. I am very happy doing this course as I am gaining a lot of insight. Also, professionalism and the support being extended by my tutor and admin team (Elaine and team) is really great and I am thankful to them." C.V. Lakshmi, India - Industrial Psychology Course

Medicinal Herbs Course Sample

"The Medicinal Herbs course has been an invaluable experience and reference towards doing Naturopathy at University. The tutors are very approachable and informed, the course structure is very well laid out and the enclosed texts and information will be a very useful reference in years to come. Without going to University these courses, in particular Medicinal Herbs, are some of the only other quality information that one can receive at a very reasonable price and a very flexible study structure."
Matthew - Medicinal Herbs Course

Play Leadership Course Sample


"During my course of study with A.C.S. I found the staff to be very helpful in every way. They were always prepared to listen and to give me valuable feedback. I found the resources to be very good and once again the staff always there to assist with the appropriate knowledge and guidance needed to help me resource the data for my subjects. I commend you on your friendly staff and it is always so nice to find such obliging and friendly office staff on the phone whenever I have a query."

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Human Nutrition II Course Sample


Home Garden Expert Course Sample 

"This is a great course for anyone interested in plants. There is lots of information in each manual, and plenty of time to do each lesson to give it your best shot. The manuals are really easy to understand, and the lessons are set out clearly. My tutor is very nice, and if need be, you can ring ACS for help. There are lots of avenues for getting information. Students who really want to learn will always find a way."  Pauline Ross, Home Garden Expert

Digital Photography Course Sample 

"Excellent service from (the tutor) who dealt with any query quickly, and returned written work always with a note and kind regards". C. Hatchard - Digital Photography

Ecotourism Tour Guide Course Sample 

" I have never found the staff at any other learning institution as supportive as the staff at ACS. This gives one a lot of peace of mind and confidence to go on - at every squeak from my side, you guys have always been there, immediately to sort me out. The feedback on my lessons has always been really good and meaningful and an important source of my learning. Thanks!"

- Student with ACS


Introduction to Psychology Course Sample 


"A very interesting and valuable experience. I learnt a lot and it gave me a good grounding in the basics. It really made me think, and I liked how it enabled me to interact with people through the practical work". Sandra - Introduction to Psychology


Human Biology Course Sample 

"... it is very informative and worthwhile. I am glad I started the course. Of the many available from different schools, this offers the best value for money." Sonia - Human Biology Course

Creative Writing Course Sample 

"I commenced the Creative Writing Course with the ACS having had no prior experience in this field whatsoever.  Having always been in accounting or payroll jobs, I decided to give the course a go.The course demonstrated to me what I enjoyed writing about, the types of writing I was good at, and not so good at. It broadened my horizon to show me what was out there to write about. It gave me knowledge and confidence. I have continued to write, and in the future want to commence with the next course, but in the meantime, I have submitted various articles of mine to some magazines and have had nothing but positive feedback from all the editors and some of my work is to be published!! Which I personally feel is fantastic as I have only been doing this for a year or so. Thank you for opening up a whole new world of creativity to me which I can only enhance upon!"

Hotel Management Course Sample

To be successful in Hotel Management, you need more than just a good knowledge of the hotel industry. You need to develop excellent management, time management, interpersonal and research skills, and good interpersonal skills. A good hotel manager knows how to delegate, but always keeps a close eye on every aspect of the business and is always in touch with staff and guests.  To succeed in this career, you need to become a good communicator and to actively seek information about what's going on in the hotel, the industry, and in the wider society. 

Certificate in Garden Design Course Sample 


Starting a Small Business Course Sample

Anyone starting a business for the first time will probably experience a whole range of emotions, from excitement to apprehension. The anticipation of success is commonly high; but the reality of running a small business can also take you to emotional lows, if you don't fully plan and prepare before launching.

Editing I Course Sample

"[Marked work] comes back quickly and the comments are helpful and detailed if necessary. The course is very valuable, as it makes me more accustomed to communicating electronically, which is how everything is done these days. I’m really enjoying this course. I have a really unpredictable schedule, so I never really took to other avenues of study. With this course I can take my time and absorb the material at my own pace. I think it’s clever and practical. I haven’t had this much fun studying in years". Michelle de Klerk, Australia - Editing & Proofreading course.

Computer Servicing I Course Sample

"Very good course. Look forward to the next one"    I. McKenzie

Vertebrate Zoology Course Sample 

"I am thoroughly enjoying the Vertebrate Zoology course with ACS. Dr. Browne has been a wonderful tutor and has given clear, concise and constructive feedback on each of the assignments I have submitted. The structure of the course allows you to independently research topics guided by module notes, set tasks and assignment questions. The more you put into this course the more you take away. I love the suggestions of where and how to do the set tasks. Today I’m off to the Eagles Flying Raptor Research Center to meet with the biologist who runs the center – he’s allowing me to spend the day observing barn owls for my current module. Yet, another brilliant experience thanks to my enrolment at ACS."
Jessica - Vertebrate Zoology Course

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