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This school offers different ways to learn through Distance Education:

 
TRADTIONAL DISTANCE EDUCATION
A study guide and any necessary text materials are sent to you by post or courier -

  • Pursue reading, research, practical tasks, and assignments as instructed.
  • Seek & receive tutor support where needed via phone, mail, email or fax; borrow videos, receive personal assistance as required on a one to one basis.
  • Submit assignments by either email, fax or mail; and receive expert feedback.
  • Sit optional exams, if you so choose.



ONLINE LEARNING
ACS Distance Education already offers hundreds of courses by traditional correspondence study and has thousands of students currently studying from all around the world.  At ACS, we recognise the abilities online training provide and are therefore expanding our courses to be offered over the Internet.  The advantages with the ACS online training system are:

  • Start your course anywhere, anytime.
  • Full support and guidance from qualified tutors.
  • Enjoyable and interesting interactive tests and tutorials.
  • Courses in a variety of subjects and levels.
  • Course notes downloadable so you can work on them while offline.
  • All courses developed by A.C.S. - world leaders in distance education.


 
E-LEARNING (USB MEMORY STICK)
ACS will provide you with the course materials on a USB Memory Stick.  To start your course, you need to begin working on the course materials.

On the main menu list you will find the ‘Course Materials’ button.  When you click on this button, 3 more buttons will be displayed:

  • Lessons.
  • Self assessment tests.
  • Assignments.

Click on ‘Lessons’ to begin your study.

 
PROBLEM BASED LEARNING
Every PBL project is carefully designed by experts to expose you to the information and skills that we want you to learn.  When assigned a project, you are given:

  • A statement of the problem (e.g. diseased animal; failing business; anorexia case study).
  • Questions to consider when solving the problem.
  • A framework for the time and effort you should spend on the project.
  • Support from the school.

The problems that you will solve in your course will relate to what you are learning.  They are problems that you might encounter when working that field, adapted to your level of study.

 
BLENDED LEARNING
Blended learning is learning that is achieved by combining different modes of study.  For example, a student might undertake part of a course by distance education and part by attending lectures in a classroom.  Or, part of a course might be taken by traditional distance education, and part through an "e-Learning mode" (i.e. electronic learning). Electronic learning includes online courses, computer-based training on a Memory Stick, or computer-based training delivered via a bank of computers in a classroom.

 

RANGE OF COURSES OFFERED
Over 600 short courses and hundreds of certificates, diplomas and other qualifications are offered.  Here are just some of the things we offer courses in:

Agriculture, Farming, Animal Husbandry, Pet Care, Crops, Horticulture, Gardening, Landscaping, Herbs, Aromatherapy, Self Sufficiency, Alternative Energy, Environmental Studies, Ecology, Conservation, Marine Studies, Ecotourism, Hotel Management, Restaurant Management, Bar Service, Nutrition, Psychology, Counselling, Conflict Management, Child Psychology, Play Leadership, Fitness Leadership, Aerobics, Aquafitness, Recreation Management, Recreation Leadership, Computer Studies, Computer Servicing, HTML, Visual Basic, Digital Photography, Small Business, Sales Skills, Marketing, Bookkeeping, Workplace Health & Safety, Project Management, Financial Management, Personnel Management, Workplace Trainer, Instructional Skills, Freelance Journalism, Creative Writing, Communications, Photo Technology, Portraiture, Landscape Photography, Photojournalism, Biochemistry, Botany, Agricultural Engineering, Advanced Diplomas in Horticulture, Diplomas in Business, Management, Photography, Photojournalism, Advanced Certificate in Applied Management, Certificates in Herbs, Garden Design, Permaculture, Hydroponics, Propagation, Turf Care, Certificates in Business, Recreation, Photography, Journalism.