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  • Course News
  • New Media Room
  • Special Offers
  • News from ACS Affiliate Colleges
  • Christmas New Year Holidays
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Great New Years Resolution Ideas!

- Take a course in an area of interest

- Change your career

- Read a great book about something you’ve always wanted to learn about

- Take a course with a friend and receive a 5% discount each on the cost of a course!

Featured Career - Garden Designer

Garden Designer
Landscaping has become a firmly established industry over the last 10 years, due to government requirements for new buildings to include landscaping in the consents process, and also due to people’s interest in beautifying their homes in the interest of re-sale value and generally appreciating their homes more.
If you want to become a landscaper, a great place to begin is the ACS Certificate in Garden Design. This course is written by tutors with years of experience and many qualifications and is a comprehensive preparation for this rewarding career.
Written by ACS Principal John Mason is the popular landscaping book Starting a Garden or Landscaping Business. Mr. Mason is a former lecturer and widely published author.
To find out more about a career in Landscaping have a look at the Careers Guide.

Course News

Horse Care II Updated, Expanded & Online!
Recently updated by our highly experienced and qualified Agricultural Tutor, this course covers feeding, stabling, food care, bedding, tack and conditioning of the horse. This is a stand alone course and may be taken without Horse Care I as a pre-requisite.


Coming Soon – Courses Currently in Development
Bush Tucker Plants
Wedding Photography
Networking Computers
Wedding Planner
Email if you want to be informed when one of these is available

New ACS Certificates:

Certificate in Legal Practice
Certificate in Companion Animal Studies
Certificate in Equine Husbandry
Certificate in Marine Studies
Certificate in Creative Writing
Certificate in Tourism
Certificate in Careers Counselling
Certificate in Food & Nutrition

Alternative Energy has just undergone a major revision & expansion.This course will equip you with knowledge and understanding of the types of alternative energy, better ways to manage energy consumption, how electric and non-electric systems work, different techniques for storing electricity, and use this knowledge to plan how to convert a buildings energy supply to an alternative systems.

Wedding Planning.

alternative energy.

New Media Room

Are you a writer, journalist or publisher? Are you aspiring to work in the media.
We’ve recently launched a new facility to provide information and services to the media.


Special Offers

Get a head start with some of our terrific special offers! There are heaps of great courses at discount such as Digital Photography, Bookkeeping I, Nutrition I and Introduction to Psychology. What a great christmas present or way to start the new year!

See our current special offers at:

News from ACS Affiliate Colleges

STUDY CAD and GARDEN DESIGN (in France or by Correspondence)
Our affiliated College in France is offering a course on Computer Aided Design. The Garden Design Academy  ( ) also operates B & B accomodation and residential landscaping courses from it’s base in the Loire Valley, 2 hours south of Paris.

See affiliated colleges listed at:

Christmas - New Year Holidays

The office will close for the Christmas/New Year period at 4pm on Wednesday 23rd December, and will re-open at 9am on Monday 11th January. ACS wishes you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.


Staff Changes

Jade Pollock – Jade is returning to the Gold Coast office in January after 6 months in the UK.

Natalie  – Our new Administration Assistant based in the Gold Coast Office.

Jodi – Our new Administration Assistant based in the Gold Coast Office.

Martin Powdrill – A New UK based ACS Tutor

See profiles on all the ACS staff at

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