Environmental Courses

  •   Course can be studied Online
  •   Course can be studied on USB Stick with E-Learning
More information...

Gain a solid foundation in animal science and management with the ACS Advanced Certificate In Zoo Keeping.

This Advanced Certificate in Zoo Keeping is a terrific course to help you on your way to working as a zoo keeper. You will cover many aspects of animal care including:

  • Animal Behaviour.
  • Occupational Health & Safety.
  • Vertebrate Zoology.
  • Animal Health Care.

Study Core Modules and specialise in your own areas of interest with a selection of elective modules.

 

 

 


More info & enrolment: ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN ZOO KEEPING VEN023 »

Environmental Problems are more of a threat to our future than ever!

We all see it in the media; and it only stands to reason that environmental management will be a major growth industry for many decades into the future.

You can't learn too much to prepare for career or business opportunities in this area; and this course provides a very substantial foundation for just that!

  • Learn from tutors with decades of experience; highly qualified and currently involved in the industry!
  • An excellent qualification in this growth industry.
  • Learn the theory behind environmental studies.
  • Increase your prospects

More info & enrolment: ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES VEN020 »

PARKS AND RECREATION DIPLOMA

"Work in parks and recreation"

This course provides training for people to work in the management and development of recreation and/or park facilities and services. It is relevant to all types of situations including municipal parks, national parks, tourist parks, commercial landscapes, resorts, etc.

 

 

 

 


More info & enrolment: ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN HORTICULTURE (PARKS AND RECREATION) VHT009 »

Learn about Animal Welfare.

 

In recent decades there has been a global movement to address the welfare of animals regardless of whether they are living in the wild, farms, zoos or as pets.

With this course:

  • You will gain an insight into Animal Sentience and Psychology.
  • You will learn how to Manage Animal Welfare.
  • You will gain a knowledge and understanding of Animal Protection Services, Animal Rescue Services and Animal Health Services.
  • You will learn about animal welfare issues associated with a variety of animals including Wildlife, Pets, Farm Animals, Working Animals and Animals used in Sport.

This course is designed for anyone wishing to work in, or already working in, the animal care industry. Set yourself above the rest in obtaining a fulfilling and truly rewarding career.


 

More info & enrolment: ANIMAL WELFARE BAG224 »

Study this environmental management diploma with a wide range of modules to choose from including ecology, environmental waste management, project management, wildlife management, soil management, botany I, organic farming, event management and more..

Despite huge growth in environmental industries world wide, many graduates in environmental sciences still find a career eludes them. Often this is because their studies have not covered the subjects and skills which are in fact providing employment opportunities. This course differs from other environmental courses providing a unique opportunity to develop those "in demand" skills. 

This course is internationally accredited through International Accreditation and Recognition Council.


More info & enrolment: ASSOCIATE DIPLOMA IN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT VEN006 »
Work in Wildlife Management!
 
  • Work in Wildlife Management - a diploma level course from ACS Distance EducationLearn more about wildlife management and conservation with this detailed diploma course.
  • A useful course for anyone wanting to work or volunteer in the various and varied roles within wildlife management.

More info & enrolment: ASSOCIATE DIPLOMA IN WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT VEN018 »

Learn to explain differences in the biology of different species of carnivores; by describing the differentiating biological characteristics of the families and genera that fall within the taxonomic order Carnivora.

IN DEVELOPMENT - ENROL NOW AND START NEXT MONTH


More info & enrolment: CARNIVORE ZOOLOGY - BEN219 »

Study alternative construction and healthy building construction with this certificate level qualification

 

  • Understand the impact of building construction on human health.
  • Learn about the elements of buildings and their construction which affect its occupants - materials, finishes, colour, light, ventilation and much more.
  • The Certificate In Alternative Construction includes 2 elective modules, enabling students to tailor their studies to particular areas of interest.


More info & enrolment: CERTIFICATE IN ALTERNATIVE CONSTRUCTION VSS101 »

This course develops understanding of environmental issues, policies and practices, and provides a solid grounding in different aspects of environmental studies.

This can be a starting point for either a career in an environmental industry or a first step toward a higher qualification.


More info & enrolment: CERTIFICATE IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES VEN002 »

A unique course on environmental sustainability from ACS

Environmental Sustainability has gone beyond being a concern, to becoming a substantial and growing international industry, supplying products and services that contribute toward the overall sustainability of both human life and the global environment which we are so dependent upon.


More info & enrolment: CERTIFICATE IN ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY VEN013 »

Learn Marine and Wildlife Conservation and Management

An exciting new foundation course that offers:

  • An in depth introduction to marine studies
  • Learn about wildlife conservation
  • Gain practical skills in project management and increase your employability
  • Range of electives

    This course is designed to give you the relevant knowledge to take your skills to the real world.


  • More info & enrolment: CERTIFICATE IN MARINE & WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT VEN201 »

    Study marine biology and management.

    A great course for anyone wanting to work in marine conservation, research or tourism, or as a way to increase your knowledge in marine biology. 
     
    There are six 100 hour modules made up of - three core modules - Marine Biology I and II, Earth Science. You then choose three further modules from a wide list of electives.
     

    More info & enrolment: CERTIFICATE IN MARINE BIOLOGY VEN014 »

    Study Ecotourism and learn about marine creatures with this unique Certificate

     

    • Learn about marine creatures and ecotourism.
    • Study online or by eLearning - study where and when you want.  Fit your studies around your existing work and lifestyle.
    • Your studies are supported by expert tutors - there to help you at any time.

     


    More info & enrolment: CERTIFICATE IN MARINE STUDIES AND ECOTOURISM VTR016 »

    Natural Resource Management Certificate Course

    A foundation program for people working or intending to work in nature parks such as zoos, wildlife parks, national parks, forests and reserves. Six modules must be completed including Nature Park Management I and II.

     


    More info & enrolment: CERTIFICATE IN NATURAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT VHT015 »

    Study wild animals and caring for their health with this certificate level course.  The course has six 100 hour modules made up of Animal Health, Animal Diseases, Animal Behaviour, Vertebrate Zoology, Wildlife Conservation and Wildlife Management. 

    Work with industry experts through this fascinating course.  The course is studied by distance learning and you can start at any time to suit you.


    More info & enrolment: CERTIFICATE IN WILD ANIMAL HEALTH CARE VEN027 »

    Study the Certificate In Wild Animal Studies and indulge your passion for wild animals.

    • Kick start a potential new career path.
    • Learn about all sorts of wild animals - from primates to birds, herpetology, marine studies and vertebrate zoology.
    • This is an excellent course for anyone wishing to develop an expanded knowledge and understanding of wild animals; and from there a raised awareness and understanding of the scope and nature of work being undertaken by all sorts of animal enthusiasts around the world.
    • Improve your job and career prospects working with wild animals.

     

     

     

     

     


    More info & enrolment: CERTIFICATE IN WILD ANIMAL STUDIES VEN026 »
    WILDLIFE CONSERVATION CERTIFICATE COURSE - DISTANCE LEARNING
    Certificate in Wildlife Conservation - now available online! 
     
    This course covers issues and aspects of wildlife conservation including ecological processes, conservation of species and their habitat, genetic diversity of small populations, vertebrate zoology, ecological processes, surveying for wildlife, ornithology and marine studies.

    More info & enrolment: CERTIFICATE IN WILDLIFE CONSERVATION VEN024 »
    WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE HOME STUDY COURSE

     Work With Wildlife

    "A stunning course on wildlife management"

    • Gain practical skills in working with wildlife care and management.
    • An exciting, usable qualification.
    • Learn the theory and knowledge of wildlife management.

    More info & enrolment: CERTIFICATE IN WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT VEN003 »
    ZOO KEEPING CERTIFICATE COURSE DISTANCE LEARNING
     
    This terrific new certificate covers the essentials of zoo keeping such as:
    • Animal Health Maintenance
    • Nutrition & Feeding
    • Research & Conservation
    • Captive Breeding
    • Behaviour Management
    and much more....
     
     

    More info & enrolment: CERTIFICATE IN ZOO KEEPING VEN022 »
    Learn more about the environment and conservation with this distance learning course.
     It is packed with information to help you to develop a foundation for managing conservation of different environments. It reviews basic ecology and environmental problems such as pollution and land degradation before considering varying aspects of conservation

    More info & enrolment: CONSERVATION & ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT BEN201 »

     

    STUDY EARTH SCIENCE AT HOME

    "Learn about the structure of earth and the greenhouse effect."

     

    Take a journey into the fascinating world of earth science and learn about the dynamic forces that shape the world you see today.  Learn about the science behind current environmental issues such as global warming and greenhouse gasses, investigate the complex interactions that drive climate and environmental conditions throughout the world.


    More info & enrolment: EARTH SCIENCE - BEN204 »
    HOME STUDY ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT COURSE

     "Learn about conducting environmental assessments"

    Learn to prepare Environmental Assessments of all kinds.Work in this area has expanded greatly in recent decades, and when combined with a knowledge of plant or animal identification and ecology, this course develops an extremely valuable skill.

     


    More info & enrolment: ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT - BEN 301 »

    Learn about the environment with this introductory course.

    Prepare for a future in the growing field of  Environmental Studies.

    • An excellent introduction to environmental studies.
    • Gain a broad-based grounding in ecological, environmental and conservation issues.
    • Study as a course in its own right, as a platform for higher learning, or to learn how you can make a difference.

     

     






    More info & enrolment: ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES VEN100 »

    ENVIRONMENTAL WASTE MANAGEMENT DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE

    "A comprehensive introduction to environmentally friendly waste disposal"

    Learn how waste is disposed of through natural processes and how to harness those processes to better manage waste disposal. The course covers such things as water quality and treatment, recycling, domestic and industrial waste and even the management of more toxic waste.

     

     

     


    More info & enrolment: ENVIRONMENTAL WASTE MANAGEMENT BEN202 »

    Gain extensive knowledge in the health of wild animals plus options to specialise in your chosen areas of studies.

     

    Understand the health care of animals and influences on their behaviour and well being.

    A comprehensive qualification for anyone working with animals - from farming to zoo keeping.

     


    More info & enrolment: FOUNDATION DIPLOMA IN WILD ANIMAL HEALTH VEN102 »

    Understand the Biology and Behaviour of Wild Animals

    The course is studied by distance learning and you can start at a time to suit you. There are ten 100 hour modules in the course. Eight are compulsory core modules, then you choose two modules to suit your own interests. Study breeding animals, marine studies, vertebrate zoology, wildlife management, wildlife conservation and more.

     


    More info & enrolment: FOUNDATION DIPLOMA IN WILD ANIMAL STUDIES VEN101 »
     
    STUDY REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS

    Learn about the biological and ecological characteristics of reptiles and amphibians as well as relevant conservation issues.
    Herpetology is the study of reptiles and amphibians. Herpetology as a scientific study and as a hobby can have positive impacts on the conservation of threatened reptile and amphibian species.
     

    More info & enrolment: HERPETOLOGY BEN209 »

    Study Ecology and Learn more about the world we live in with this fascinating course

    Learn about living organisms, the places they live, and the relationships that occur between them and their environment. This course covers general principles of ecology, that can be applied anywhere on our planet.

    Develop a foundation for understanding how the world functions, or for a career in environmental sciences, applied biology or land based industries.


    More info & enrolment: INTRODUCTION TO ECOLOGY BEN101 »

    Learn about marine life and marine ecology.

    • Develop a knowledge of marine life and ecology, whether for work or general interest.
    • The first two lessons deal with marine environments (weather, nutrient cycle, reefs, shallow and deep water environments, etc.).
    • Lessons 3 to 8 deal mostly with marine animals, particularly more complex animals.
    • The last lesson considers human impacts upon marine environments.

     

     

     

     


    More info & enrolment: MARINE STUDIES I BEN103 »

    MARINE STUDIES HOME STUDY COURSE

     

    "A fascinating insight into marine life"

    This course follows on from Marine studies I, extending your knowledge of a wide variety of marine organisms.  It works through many types of marine organisms, focusing mostly on those not covered as well in Marine Studies II (This includes: Protists, Sponges, Marine plants, Cnidarians, Worms, Arthropods, Molluscs, Echinoderms, Non Bony Fish, Selected Bony Fish and selected Marine Mammals).


    More info & enrolment: MARINE STUDIES II - BEN203 »

    NATURE PARK MANAGEMENT COURSE

    "Develop sound principles of natural park management"

    Learn about natural environments, and the management of zoos, wildlife parks, nature reserves. The course covers many of the fundamental tasks which people who work in such parks need to do; including weed control, soil management, land rehabilitation, landscape construction, etc.

     

     


    More info & enrolment: NATURE PARK MANAGEMENT I BEN120 »
    NATURE PARK MANAGEMENT II COURSE - DISTANCE LEARNING COURSE

     

    This course is a natural progression from Nature Park Management I, but can be taken in its own right. It concentrates more on indigenous plants and using them to create natural, balanced ecosystems.

    Over 15 lessons you also learn to create nature trails, build rockeries and pathways, construct ponds and watercourses, design picnic grounds and animal enclosures, market a nature park, and lots more

     

     

     


    More info & enrolment: NATURE PARK MANAGEMENT II BEN207 »

    Learn about all different kinds of birds - from seabirds to birds of prey

     

    • For anyone working or having a strong interest in birds.
    • Learn to identify and understand the habits of different birds, from water birds and parrots, to town birds and birds of prey.
    • Develop your passion for this fascinating field of study, and lay a foundation for lifelong learning.


    More info & enrolment: ORNITHOLOGY BEN102 »

    Permaculture Systems course available to study by distance learning.

    If you have always dreamed of living the permaculture lifestyle, then why not get started with this 100 hour distance learning course.

    What more could you want?

     

     

     

     

     

     


    More info & enrolment: PERMACULTURE SYSTEMS COURSE »

    PLANT ECOLOGY STUDY AT HOME COURSE

     Understand the nature and principles of plant ecology and apply that understanding to the cultivation of plants.


    More info & enrolment: PLANT ECOLOGY (BSC302) »
    Are you passionate about primates?
     
    • Primate Animals online course from ACS Distance EducationIf you want to learn all about the different types of primates and their characteristics, this is the course of you.

    • You will learn about conservation of primates in the wild and all about keeping and breeding healthy primates in captivity.

       

    More info & enrolment: PRIMATE ANIMALS BEN210 »

    Alternative Construction course now available

    • Study alternative construction with this 500 hour Proficiency Award consisting of three core modules:-
    • Healthy Buildings I
    • Healthy Building II
    • Mud Brick Construction
    • The course is completed by 200 hours of industry experience. This can be paid work, voluntary work or a research project of your choice relating to the topics covered in the course.

    More info & enrolment: PROFICIENCY AWARD IN ALTERNATIVE CONSTRUCTION VSS100 »

    ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT COURSE

    - PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    "Gain a more in-depth qualification in environmental management"

    This course allows students to gain a qualification based on both work experience and study in environmental management. Select three modules/short courses best suited to your needs and submit your list to the school for approval.


    More info & enrolment: PROFICIENCY AWARD IN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT VEN001 »

    An exciting animal management course blending learning and research.

    Herpetology is the study of amphibians and reptiles.  This course looks at herpetology, wildlife management and zookeeping.

    This exciting course blends distance learning and work based research and/or practice. It requires 500 hours of study which is made up of three core modules - Herpetology, Zookeeping and Wildlife Management. The practical side of the course is underlined by your completion of a 200 hour industry project/work based experience.

     

     

     


    More info & enrolment: PROFICIENCY AWARD IN HERPETOLOGY, WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AND ZOOKEEPING BEN211 »

    Study marine biology and aquaculture- a unique course on marine life, ecology, and farming (mariculture).

    There are three core modules and a workplace project making up this course.   The core modules are Marine Studies I and II, and Marine Aquaculture.  The workplace prpoject provides the student with the opportunity to apply their knowledge in a practical manner.

    • Study the different forms of marine life.
    • Learn about marine ecology, weather systems, nutrition and more.
    • Learn about mariculture - the cultivation of marine organisms.

    More info & enrolment: PROFICIENCY AWARD IN MARINE STUDIES BEN214 »

    Study Ornithology and find out more about wildlife management and zookeeping with this detailed and unique course.

    There are three core modules plus a workplace project making up this course.

    Study three core modules

    • Ornithology
    • Wildlife Management
    • Zookeeping

    Then complete a 200 hour Workplace project.

     

     

     


    More info & enrolment: PROFICIENCY AWARD IN ORNITHOLOGY, ZOOKEEPING AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT BEN213 »

    Study primates in the wild and in captivity. Find out more about these amazing creatures.

    • The course consists of three 100 hour modules in Primates, Wildlife Management and Zoo Keeping.
    • Develop a thorough understanding of environments and behaviours of primates in the wild and in captivity.
    • Students will then apply their knowledge with the completion of a workplace project.

     

     

     


    More info & enrolment: PROFICIENCY AWARD IN PRIMATOLOGY, ZOOKEEPING AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT BEN212 »

    Study Water Conservation and Waste Management in this flexible course.

    Study the conservation and management of valuable natural resources with this 500 hour qualification studied by Distance Learning.

    Step 1: Core Modules: Learn more about Water Conservation and Environmental Waste Management.

    Step 2: Choose an Elective Module from either Environmental Studies or Environmental Assessment.

    Step 3: Apply what you have learned by completing a workplace project.


    More info & enrolment: PROFICIENCY AWARD IN WATER CONSERVATION AND WASTE MANAGEMENT BEN216 »

    REAFFORESTATION COURSE - TREES FOR REHABILITATION

    "Understand environmental systems and care of trees"

    The importance of trees to land management cannot be overstated. Often in the past they have been seen as competing for valuable land space and felled indiscriminately.

    Over clearing of trees can lead to salinity problems and numerous forms of erosion and land slips. As we have become more familiar with their vital role in ecological processes, retention and selective planting of trees has been widely acknowledged, in improving farm viability and ultimately production. 

     

    Student Comment:  I definitely learned a lot from [the course) but it was also beneficial in affirming [and raising my confidence] in what I already knew.'
    Katrina Merrifield, Masters Conservation Science, NZ, Trees for Rehabilitation course

    More info & enrolment: TREES FOR REHABILITATION (LANDCARE REAFFORESTATION) BHT205 »

    Study the biology of fish, amphibians, birds, reptiles and mammals

    • An ideal course for animal lovers and those involved in animal care, protection, or management.
    • Learn about the form, structure and features of vertebrates.
    • Understand the genetic and environmental influences on vertebrates.
    • Understanding the classification and identification of different species are important factors in their care and well-being.

    More info & enrolment: VERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY BEN104 »

    Learn more about water conservation and sustainability
    • Learn to better manage water resources.
    • Use water wisely
    • Understand the application of water conservation measures in different contexts.

    Improve your capacity to design, implement and assess water management plans and procedures in various contexts


    More info & enrolment: WATER CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT BEN302 »
    WILDLIFE CONSERVATION COURSE DISTANCE LEARNING STUDY
    • Learn the skills you need to start on the path to working in Wildlife Conservation
    • Learn about ecosystem management, the process of habitat fragmentation, surveying for endangered species and planning for the recovery of threatened species.
    • Seek employment with fauna sanctuaries, wildlife conservation organisations and wildlife carers. 
     

    More info & enrolment: WILDLIFE CONSERVATION BEN206 »

    Would you like to work with wild animals?

    This distance learning course gives students a broad based introduction to wildlife management. It can be applied to all types of wildlife around the globe, so is a useful introduction to anyone wanting to pursue wildlife management work around the world. 

    You can study the course in its own right or as part of a higher qualification in wildlife, nature management or environmental studies.  


    More info & enrolment: WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT - BEN205 »
    ZOO KEEPING COURSE DISTANCE LEARNING
     
    Do you want a career working with animals?  We have just created a course in Zoo Keeping that introduces you to the various aspects of working in zoological gardens and safari parks. You will learn about:
    • Animal Welfare
    • Animal Care
    • Diet and Nutrition
    • Forms of Enrichment to enhance wellbeing
    • Captive Breeding
    • Enclosure Design
    • Research, Education and Conservation in Zoos. 
     
    ACS Student comment:  "I'm getting positive comments with notes on things I missed, so I think that is helpful. I'm learning a lot about zoo keeping and am able to see its value as I go about my volunteer zoo work. I'm loving the course. Thanks for the opportunity." Jo-Anna Apelt, Australia - Zoo Keeping course.
     

    More info & enrolment: ZOO KEEPING BEN208 »