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2010-2012
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Complimentary Medicine Assoc., Assoc. Coaching,
Permaculture Assoc., Alternative Technology Assoc.
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CONTENTS Pages
The Staff, the School and Procedures........................................................................................................................3-13

How to Design Your Own Course..............................................................................................................................10

Agriculture Courses (Horses, Aquaculture, Pet Care, Pigs, Cattle, Soils, etc)...........................................................14-18

Organics, Permaculture, and Self Sufficiency............................................................................................................19-21

Home Gardening........................................................................................................................................................22

General Horticulture...................................................................................................................................................23-27

Amenity Horticulture (Sports Turf Management, Landscaping, etc.)..........................................................................28-32

Production Horticulture (Nursery, Propagation, Hydroponics, Crops, etc.).................................................................33-40

Specialist Plant Courses (Herbs, Roses, Proteas, Camellias, Australian Natives, etc)..............................................41-46

Environmental Studies (Marine Studies, Ecology, Wildlife Management etc.)............................................................47-50

Ecotourism..................................................................................................................................................................51

Hospitality and Tourism (Bar Service, Hotel Management)........................................................................................52-53
Leisure, Health and Fitness (Fitness Leaders, Human Nutrition, Aquafitness, Facility Management)......................................................54-59

Natural Health Courses (Foundation Diploma, Functional Nutrition, Naturopathy, etc.).............................................................60

Psychology and Counselling (from short courses to certificates and diplomas).........................................................61-65

Science and Technology (Human Biology, Biochemistry, Botany, Zoology)..............................................................66-68

Computing/Information Technology (Intro. Courses, Servicing, Web Development, etc.)..........................................69-72

Business, Management and Marketing (Bookkeeping, Management, Sales, Marketing, etc.)...................................73-78

Writing and Communications (Journalism, Publishing, Freelance Writing, etc)..........................................................79-81

Education and Research (Workplace Training, Instructional Skills, Research Projects).............................................82-83

Photography (Photography, Digital Photography, Landscape Photography, etc.)......................................................84-86

OnlineTraining.............................................................................................................................................................87-88

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IV in Workplace Assessment and Training.Teaching/B. He has held positions ranging from Director of Parks and Recreation (City of Essendon. Dip Bus. Cert. Higher Dip.. Our tutors have distinguished themselves as leaders in their respective fields.Cert. B.Hort. F Dip. B.Mgt. PostGrad Dip Org Behaviour (HR) Rosalie Hofman H Dip Ed (Wits). Dip Clothing Design. Cert. FPLA. B. B. III Landcare & Natural Resouces. Recreation. Adv. 4. 3. and has authored more than 40 books and published over 1500 periodical articles.. Adriana Fraser Cert. M.TESOL. Dr James Euclid B.Sc. Education and Journalism. Dip. THE PRINCIPAL John L. Cert. Dip. up to date knowledge and experience that is relevant to industry..Bus. (Hons). Dip. Ian Kerr Dip.Photog. M. MACA Diana Cole B.App.Health Sc. PhD.Hort.Mgt.Sc.Sc (social work).Soc. Are still involved in industry beyond education. This ensures that students benefit from professional. TUTORS AND ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT STAFF Rosemary Brown B. Peter Douglas Dip Animal Husbandry Marius Erasmus B.Sc. Are trained in teaching skills.Agric.Sc. Victoria) to magazine editor. PGCE (Education).Dip.. M. Personnel Management Michele Cullen B. PGD (Learning Disability Studies).(Wildlife). and 30 years as Principal of ACS Distance Education.. June Colbert B. They include former presidents and secretaries from professional associations. In Education (Computer Science). Horticulture. former and current managers and department heads (both private enterprise and government) and successful owner operators of a wide variety of businesses. Hold a tertiary qualification (3 years full time study or equivalent). ABIPP Simon Lennard M. Cert. Cert Admin.Cert. Have a minimum of 5 years of industry experience (most in excess of 10 years). Psych..Sc.... Psych. Grad.. Mason Dip.Hort. Cert 1V Assessment and Training. Mr Mason travels widely and frequently and is well respected by colleagues across the world.Dip.Child Care.App.. Stock & Meat Inspection Rosemary Davies Dip Hort Sc. Dip.VBiol (Hons). He currently holds the position of president of the International Accreditation and Recognition Council.General Studies (Linguistics).Cert. Cert.. Kate Gibson BSoc. MACHPER. Dip.Sc 4 .Hort.App.A. Communications.Ed.Naturopathy (completing) Bob James Dip. a body supported by colleges and universities from around the world..Childrens Writing Gavin Cole B.Sc. (Hons) (Psychology).Sc.Dip.(Hons).Mgt. Assoc. Golden Key International Honours society.Business Maggi Brown RHS Cert Hort Cert Ed.A.Counselling & Communicaions.. Sup'n Cert.Sc. FIOH. MAIH. STAFF A key philosophy of the school has always been that tutors are not only tertiary qualified but also actively working in industry.Vsc.Business.Soc.Agric. Adv. (Garden Design). All tutors: 1. Member RHS Life Member Garden Organic (HDRA) Emina Cerimagic Dip.. Denise Hodges Adv. Landcare. Inst. 2. DipSW (social work). Adv. M. MASA Mr Mason has over 40 years experience in the fields of Horticulture. RHS Advanced Cert. M.Mgt. PDC Tracey Jones B.Mgt. B.Dip.Garden Design.Animal Husb. Adv.Sc..

but that is no longer the case. without increasing costs. Classroom education is so costly today. Yvonne Sharpe RHS Cert. Hons (Biological Sciences). ENB Anna Sylvester B.HSc (Nursing). BVSc. Our site is SSl secured.Sc. ACADEMIC STAFF.D. classroom education had advantages over distance education.. Ph.Mgt. Digital Media). Dr. 23 5 . Adv.au or www.. Adv.(Hons) Chartered Accountant. HND.Sports Therapy Spencer Scriven B. MRCVS.Info.edu. Arts and Media.Hort.Hons..Equine Rachel Syers B. ACCA Certified Diploma.App.Bus (Acc. RGN. in Horticultural Science Yvonne Newman B.Naturopathy Honor McGregor B.Dip. Hort. Angus Thomson B. Dip. Lynette Morgan B.Sc.A. M.(Hons). Cert Food Hygiene Lyn Quirk M. Adv. Robert Smith B. Cert. Creative Arts. Jade Pollock B.co. Cert Elect.acsedu.Med (Naturopathy). PGCE (Education) Kevin Wilton BIPP PQE Tracey Winning B. It is not uncommon for corners to be cut and service to suffer. MVetS.Professional Education.Sc Karin von Behrens . Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. TMB.Hort. Berman Linda Main Bachelor I. B.uk and get your enrolment processed much quicker.A. online videos and fast tutor access..Sc. MICB Dr. Certificate in Financial Services.Ed.Dip. made services through distance education bigger and better than ever. B. Enrol online at www. DiplECPHM.Dip.(Human Biology).M. Postgraduate Diploma Nutrition and Dietetics Jennifer McAnany B. MA. for interacting with tutors. Hons. PGCertAqVetS. distance education often provides better opportunities than classroom education. HNC (Building).Sc. ACS Distance Education now offers a range of CD based (e-learning) and online courses which are highly interactive and feature self assessment quizzes. TV. continued Karen Lee BSc. PhD.T (Software Engineering) (completing) ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT Leonie Mason Administration Director Kerri Smith Elaine Wilson DISTANCE EDUCATION IS OFTEN BETTER THAN THE CLASSROOM! In the past.Hons.Dip.Hort. Gareth Pearce BSc(Hons). M.Biol.Prof. Grad Cert Communication and PR. Screen Studies and B... Arts in Professional Screenwriting (Film. Dr Mark L.Journalism Jane Thompson B. M..Sc. Kevin Wong Cert PC Assembly.acs. Grad Dip in Education. In today's world. Dip. Tech.Sc.Compl.Ed. and quickly accessing student support and information services.Engineering (Aerospace Avionics) Christine Williams BSc (hons).Ed. GradCertEd(HE).A.Tech. Grad. PGCertWLBio&Cons. (Education) Angie Stokes B. Technology has at the same time. Dip.).

industry reports. WHY CHOOSE ACS? COURSES ARE CONTINUALLY UPDATED Courses at ACS are continually updated. students and industry over a period of more than 25 years. We continually update courses because: s7EgREALWAYSLEARNINGNEWTHINGS. HOW OUR COURSES ARE DEVELOPED: INDUSTRY INPUT The courses at this school are the result of continuous input from tutors. student and employer surveys. This input has come through both formal channels (eg. etc). advisory committees. and we are here to serve you! Sadly. this may not always be the case in other schools. and informally. WHAT MAKES ACS UNIQUE Our courses are UNIQUE : We believe that the customer comes first. by alterations/improvements being made to course notes whenever a problem is detected.

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and to get more help from the school. 0LEASENOTETHATADDITIONALFEESMAYAPPLYIFYOUREQUIREANEXTENDEDPERIODTOCOMPLETEACOURSE 6 . There are no time limits on courses*. and for help with assignment QUESTIONS Check out page 10 to see how you can design your own course. you can choose to work slowly. You should take as long as you need to understand each part of the course. We also encourage students to contact the school for help in selecting the correct course.TUTORSAREAVAILABLETOPROVIDEEXTRAINFORMATIONONASSIGNMENTQUESTIONS If you find a course difficult.

Recommencement fees may apply. the online Student Room offers a forum for students to post questions for tutors and fellow students to respond. then complete self assessment quizzes to gauge their learning. student centred approach in education which is gaining momentum worldwide. helping students to gain a deeper understanding. Watching these intensive training videos repeatedly can reinforce important knowledge and skills.acseduonline. 2.edu. Many of the modules offered by traditional distance education are now offered online.acs. they should advise the school to avoid cancellation of their student registration. All study is self paced. and to improve their memory. giving students maximum flexiblity. the body offering the assistance may set deadlines. Please note that if a student is being assisted by someone else (e. They are also great for people who have a computer but do not have internet or have a slow internet connection. practical tasks and assignments. Online students can watch videos. If a student cannot submit their assignments for 6 months to ACS. HOW COURSES WORK Four main ways to learn: 1.students can commence study at any time. CD courses have all the benefits of the online courses but cost less.au/pbl/pblhome. Distance Education Courses All courses offered by ACS can be taken by traditional distance education. However. International research has shown graduates of PBL courses have been more successful in careers. 100 hrs duration) should be completed within 12 months of enrolment. A course with a nominal duration of 100 hours is expected to take roughly 100 hours of study time to complete. read notes and study illustrations on the computer screen. students work through notes. Additional fees may apply if a student requires an extended period to complete. See http://www.asp 23 7 . ACS is now incorporating a PBL approach into courses wherever appropriate. and ACS does not set assignment deadlines. and exams can be taken anywhere in the world. Students in such situations are advised to check with their sponsor prior to enrolling. COURSE STARTING DATES AND DURATION Enrolments are accepted all year . They are by no means essential. Assignments are submitted to tutors for feedback. In addition. an employer or government subsidy). Basically. a number of shorter courses are available online. 4. E-learning/CD Courses All online course can be studied by CD. Online students require a reliable internet connection. Certificates. this will vary from student to student. Advanced Certificates and Diplomas (eg. The student is guided by a printed study guide and accompanying materials as well as advice and feedback from tutors. Video Education ACS produces a number of training videos and maintains a video library for students. but they can be useful. Alternatively. The nominal duration of a course is approximately how long a course takes to complete. over 500 hours duration) should normally be completed within 3 -5 years of enrolment. PROBLEM BASED LEARNING PBL is a relatively new. Check out www. Short courses (eg. Online Courses Around 50% of ACS courses are now offered online.g. Videos are normally used to supplement and support other studies.com 3. This means that students can earn credit toward larger qualifications such as Certificates and Diplomas by completing modules online. Students are encouraged to contact the school with problems.

WHAT YOU RECEIVE WHEN YOU COMPLETE A COURSE Letter of Completion On satisfactory completion of all assignments in a course. Each module involves some formal studies to learn about research methods and techniques. II. worked through in liaison with other people. Proof of attendance must be shown. Statement of Attainment To formally complete a course. II. The requirements are as follows: Work Experience: Where a student is required to complete work experience. or by any other reasonable method. Workshop I. on request you will be issued with an official “Letter of Completion”. As a graduate you are also entitled to use an appropriate abreviation of your qualification after your name. Industry Meetings: To meet this requirement. they are advised to contact ACS for assistance. workshops or research projects. client or colleague must be supplied. HOW EXAMS ARE TAKEN BY CORRESPONDENCE Students can sit exams in their own locality. INDUSTRY MEETINGS AND WORK EXPERIENCE A number of courses require that students complete work experience. exhibitions. by supplying a written report and photographs. as well as a valuable learning experience. seminars. teaching you how to effectively deal with practical problems within well defined specifications in ANY INDUSTRY. and then sends it to the school for marking. The exam is sent to the adjudicator. Workplace Project: We will accept any of the above categories as a workplace project. there is no need to travel. describing both the nature and duration of the work. or any other industry events which might be considered as contributing toward their awareness and education of the relevant industry. Certificates and Diplomas Your official certificate or diploma is awarded when you successfully complete all course requirements. 8 . trade shows. This may be references or letters from the event organisers. followed by conducting real research into a subject relevant to the discipline being studied. it must be relevant to the qualification. RESEARCH PROJECTS. you must attend meetings such as conferences. A reference from an employer. The official document is yours to display. See page 83 for more information. you must complete all assignments and successfully complete one or more examinations. & III each involve a series of PBL (Problem Based Learning) projects. industry meetings. study tours. III and IV are generic 100 hour modules. These modules work for any discipline. These PBL workshops can be completed in any country. If a student has difficulty obtaining work experience. Work that is menial or not challenging may not be approved. committee meetings. Workshops: Some courses have workshop requirements. Research Projects: Research Projects I. Exams attract a fee separate to the course fee. who supervises the student during the exam. These modules develop the same competencies which would otherwise be achieved through face to face workshops.

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Veterinary facilities 2. Common health problems in farm animals and pets A solid introduction to farm animal health 3. Health problems in domestic pets 8. Introduction to Animal Health Care (Animal Husbandry II) 2. Respiration 7. Fever and Immunity 11. 3. and treatments in a variety of animals. Horses. 4. Introduction to Animal Health 5. Rehabilitation care 9. Genetics and Behaviour domestic animals (eg. There are twelve lessons in this module as follows: ANIMAL HEALTH BAG201 1. Cats. Animal first aid 5. Treatment of Disease 9. Reptiles and Amphibians. Comparing Different Animals Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs ANIMAL HEALTH CARE VAG100 PET CARE AAG100 Develops understanding of veterinary (Different Types of Pets) and animal health care practices. or a broad grounding for the health care of There are eight lessons covering: Introduction domestic pets or farm animals. with animals. Fee: S2 Duration 100hrs 14 . Animal Perception and Behaviour Cattle. Sheep. The Digestive System 7. The Nervous System 6. legal and administrative considerations. This course This course complements Animal Health Care. Animal behaviour with ten lessons: 4. symptoms. Guinea Pigs.EARNMODERNMETHODSOFANIMALCAREANDFARMPRODUCTION s$EVELOPPRACTICALSKILLSFORTHELARGEFARMORSMALLACREAGE s6ISITWWWACSEDUAUORWWWACSEDUCOUKFORMOREDETAILS ANIMAL ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR BAG203 (Animal Husbandry I) BAG101 There are eight lessons in this module as follows: A sound foundation course in the anatomy and 1. Safety procedures 3. such as various pest and disease problems. The Circulatory System 8. Pigs. Administration of animal health 4. Animal Growth. Development and the Endocrine System 11. Disease Classification 7. Poultry. animal Hamsters and Mice. etc). both for people working to develop a career in the veterinary industry. Dogs. materials and methods used in Fee: S1 Duration: 100 hrs professional animal healthcare. Causes and Diagnosis of Disease 8. Preventative health care 6. The Skeleton 10. Dogs. Wounds Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs 10. It provides provides a starting point for someone seeking useful training. Routine health treatments 7. Behaviour and the Environment There are eleven lessons: 5. Handling Animals 3. It is advisable to complete Animal Husbandry I before attempting this course. Signs of ill health 1. The module covers topics to Animal Care. Signs and Symptoms of Diseases 6. Cell changes . or for keen pet owners. their Rabbits. Cells and Tissues 6. cancers etc. Instinct and Learning 2. Behavioural Problems 4. with particular relevance to 2.Death. The Reproductive System 8. Introduction: Influences and motivation physiology of animals. behaviour and handling. Fish. Cats. Tissue Repair 12. Introduction. Inflammation 10.HOBBYFARMERSORANYONEWHOJUSTLIKESTHERURALLIFESTYLE s. Muscles and Meat 9. The Urinary System Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs 5. Birds. Social Behaviour 1.

soil. Natural Nutrition for Animals 4.g. Bandages and Boots 1. Maintaining the Health of Horses 2. Introduction to Natural Animal Health Care 2.Maintaining Health 5. Clipping. Travelling and Horse Care Away from Home 4. Signs of Ill Health 3. Introduction to Animal Foods • Skills to evaluate a horses conformation 2. Animal Health Care Case Study Research Project Fee: S3 Duration 100hrs 23 15 . wildlife). farm animals. Evaluating Foods and Digestibility • Knowledge of commercial opportunities in the horse 5. breeding. Behavioural Problems Fee: S3 Duration: 100hrs NATURAL HEALTH CARE FOR ANIMALS BAG218 A course for anyone working with animals (pets. Horse Psychology. Bedding and Mucking Out • Determining Quality and Appropriate use 4. Animal Diseases and Health Problems (Livestock) 8. Introduction: Influences and motivation 2. Fats • Knowledge of grooming procedures 3. Animal Diseases and Health Problems (Domestic Animals) 7. of horses in a wide range of situations. Genetics and Behaviour 3. Calculating Rations Part A the Value of a Paddock. Using 7. dressage. covering: in stables. Concentrates. • An ability to develop appropriate management Minerals and Trace Elements procedures for a specific situation 4. Holistic Health Care . Organising and Managing a Horse Event 5. Stables. etc • Site Considerations . etc • Pasture Varieties 2. Classifying Foods Part C Tack. Exercise and Conditioning • Repairing Degraded Pasture 6. with ten lessons as follows: procedures 1. Sexual and Reproductive Behaviour 6. Communication and Social Behaviour 5. and covers: horse. Fee: S2 Duration 100hrs Fee: S2 Duration 100hrs HORSE CARE II BAG204 PASTURE MANAGEMENT BAG212 This course develops skills in the management Dealing primarily with grasses and legumes. handled a horse prior to completing this course. Holisitic Health Care . Blankets. Horse Facility Design • Managing Stock use of Pasture Fee: S2 Duration 100hrs Fee: S2 Duration 100hrs EQUINE BEHAVIOUR BAG216 HORSE CARE III BAG302 Develop your understanding of equine behaviour and your This course concentrates on problems of health ability to apply that to the welfare and training of the and poor condition. Green feed. Feeds . 1. Food Components: • An understanding of diet Carbohydrates. There are seven lessons: • Botany of Grasses & Clovers 1. Parts of the Body. Food Components: Proteins. Eight lessons as follows: 1.Roughage. The Digestive System. Evaluating 8. including there are eight lessons. racing. Calculating Rations Part C (e. Barns. Stabling . shows. Learning and Training Fee: S2 Duration: 100hrs 7. riding schools. Classifying Foods Part A industry.Treating Health Problems 6.Stalls. Calculating Rations Part B (eg. etc. etc) It is advisable to complete Animal Students need to provide proof that they have ridden and Husbandry I before attempting this course. Grooming for Different Purposes 9. climate. The course aims to develop: Provides a solid introduction to farm animal • The ability to handle horses using a range of different feeding. HORSE CARE I BAG102 ANIMAL FEED AND NUTRITION BAG202 Learn to manage the daily requirements of a horse at (Animal Husbandry III) grass. The Foot and Shoeing • Establishing New Pasture 5. Tack and Tack Fitting • Sustainable Grazing Practices 7. Classifying Foods Part B The course covers Terminology. stock work). Managing a Horse Enterprise 6. or even pet owners. Business Applications 10. Trimming and Plaiting 3. Equine Perception and Behaviour 4. including how to buy and sell horses 6. stock agent. 3.

Introduction to Beef Production and Breeds Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs 2. Managing the Boar 1. Feeding feeding. Spawning. Wool Pond size. Species to Grow . Long Lines. Trout . 1. Barramundi. Economics and Records Extensive and Intensive Production 9. Pond Construction. stocking rates. Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs 16 . Traps. Broilers 6. Dairy Breeds 6. Costs 4. Salinity. Record Keeping. purity. source. Production Systems . 1. Beef Cattle Breeding DAIRY CATTLE BAG205 4. Marron. Introduction. and 3. Improving Quality. including: 9.Advantages and Disadvantages. Birth. Selection and Breeding and Growth Rates. Stud Herd Management 5. Layers Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs 5. Introduction: Terminology. Nutrition for Beef Cattle 2. Fry Maintenance. Dairy Products 7. Beef Cattle Production Systems 3. AQUACULTURE BAG211 PIGS BAG209 A course primarily concerned with the culture and care of Develops skills in all aspects of pig fresh water fish and crayfish. 3. flow. Determining Water SHEEP BAG210 Flow.Seine Nets. hatching. Marketing Produce 4. Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs Bass. Covers all aspects of poultry care and Protecting Stock management. Diseases in Beef Cattle (Viral and Bacterial) Nine lessons: 5. Rearing Learn to identify and effectively control weeds. etc). Foods and Feeding . Health of Dairy Cattle 9. spawning. After Care. 4. Diseases in Beef Cattle (Parasites. Temperature. 8. Brooding There are ten lessons in this course: 8. burning. etc. Fertilisation and Hatching 1. Dairy Business Planning This course develops your ability to manage Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs the rearing of calves for different agricultural purposes. Marron. The Marketing of Sheep and Sheep Products Feeding. Introduction . fertilisation. Cages. Covers all aspects of sheep care Stocking rates. Biological Filtration. Organic Loading. Diseases of Sheep 6.Industry Perspective. Applications and Potential 7. Water Clarity. Managing Dairy Cattle Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs 7. Incubation BEEF CATTLE BAG206 7. POULTRY BAG208 Clearing Turbid Water. Systems.g. Water. Management. Commercial Herd Management 3. Calf Housing. Managing Fattening Pigs 2. including: and Stripping Technique.Trout. Breeding and Selection stripping. 6. Terminology and Breeds 5. Introduction. Economics and Marketing 6. Calf Diseases. pH.Habitat 6.Harvesting . Feeding the Dairy Cow 10. Bass . Live Food. dissolved 1. Feed Lot Management 4. The Lactation Cycle 8. Red Claw and Yabbies . slashing). General Management of a Flock of Sheep 7. Breeds.Land and Water Needs. Managing a Piggery 3. Economics and Marketing 1.Defining and Comparing 8. Pig Diseases Ten lessons as follows: 5. Flyke 3. growth stages. Nutrition of Sheep Pod rearing.Pellets. Managing Dairy Facilities CALF REARING BAG207 9. Mullet. It covers all aspects of calf rearing including Calf WEED CONTROL BHT209 selection. Breeding Dairy Cattle 8. Checking Fish and management. mulching. 2. Terminology and Breeds Lights. Temperature. Also Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs covers the use of spray equipment and safety procedures which should be followed. Breeding 2. Harvesting Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs 8. Barramundi .Trout and Water.g. 7. methods (e. Dissolved Oxygen. Gill Nets. Managing the Sow and Litter References.Australian and other species 5. Diseases in Poultry Trap. Yabbies. Red Claw and more 4. Weaning and using both chemical and non-chemical control Post Weaning. Setting up a Farm . temperature. Nutrition 10. Importance of Food 2. checking stock. Care of the Lamb Requirements. including: water (e. Fishmeal. oxygen). Topics covered include management.

Land Care: Weed control. Enterprise Selection and Management: Plants Physical Resources and Natural Resources.Inbreeding. (AGRICULTURAL) 5. physical features Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs 3. Organic Soil Management and Crop Nutrition • Marketing and Economic Theories 3. line breeding. Livestock Management I • Customer Service 7. irrigation systems for agricultural & horticultural situations. root depth. Drainage . The course relates to managing 6. install and operate manual and automatic 4. Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs mutations. nature. 8. Livestock II Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs 8. Soil Physics. close breeding. etc) There are eight lessons covering: 2. Pest and Disease Management • Market Research Methods 6. 2. Content includes: Develops the ability to analyse and manage 1. Pure Breeding . Selecting the Right System for the Plant • Operating Irrigation Controllers . 7. understanding soils and water 6. Chemistry. Soils. whole farm Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs planning. Genetics: Genes. including: Production. sex determination.Testing moisture. 7. types (biodynamic. Pasture 9. The 1. diagnose and make disease. maintenance This course covers: 7. Problems. artificial selection. PR Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs 23 17 .The value and feasibility 5. lethal genes. marketing problems in an agricultural enterprise. Politics. Design Specifications • Ways to Optimise Water Efficiency 8.pH. history. Soils 3. Financial Sustainability business.Cell division. 6. Environmental Concerns. Staff. managing waste • Target Marketing (eg. Cross Breeding 2. slurry) • Promotions Techniques (including advertising) 4. Estimating Plant Needs and Irrigation Scheduling . in farming. transport and storage) 5. Systems: Rotation design. salinity. Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs ORGANIC FARMING BAG305 This course provides the student with a solid understanding of the systems and management techniques of organic farming for both crops and livestock. and Crops. Broad Management Strategies all resources. when to irrigate IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT BAG303 4. cash crops. Soil Characteristics and Problems . eight lessons include a special project on soil management for mitosis and meiosis a site of your choosing. Soil Management in Farms. Nutrition. • Scheduling Irrigation for Crops and Pasture mixed flow and pistons • Drainage System Design 9. axial flow. Develops skills needed to manage the design and travellers and conventional operation of large scale irrigation systems. The course has 7 lessons covering: Land Degradation. sprinkler or trickle irrigation • Managing System Maintenance 10.Systems. Water 4. dominance.Flood. fire. Weed Management • Handling (ie. Introduction to Organic Farming: scope. Livestock Improvement sodicity. pest and FARM MANAGEMENT BAG104 Learn to analyse. Introduction to Genetics . Organic Certification. Field trips for research purposes AGRICULTURAL MARKETING BAG304 are required. manure.Design and Operation of Systems • Managing Fertigation Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs • Evaluating Irrigation Designs • Design of Different Systems SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE BAG215 Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs 1. natural IRRIGATION (AGRICULTURAL) BAG213 selection.Drainage systems.Microjets. Introduction . Pumps and Filters . Introduction: Scope and nature of sustainability 2. etc decisions related to management of a farm 5. Marketing. plus one special project: inbreeding 1. hybrid vigour 3.Centrifugal. Enterprise Selection and Management: Animals You learn strategic planning. Broad Acre Crops 10. Types of Irrigation Systems . advantages and disadvantages of There are ten lessons. SOIL MANAGEMENT (AGRICULTURAL) ANIMAL BREEDING BAG301 BAG103 This course provides a broad understanding A general soil management course involving: Introduction to of animal breeding and it's application. and how to prepare a business plan. tree management. Selection: Animal breeding programmes. Introduction to Cross Breeding of irrigating. Trickle Systems . regression Learn to design. Testing.

Marketing. Diplomas and other formal qualifications with ACS. Dairy Cattle. Poultry. as outlined on page 77. Dairy Cattle. Aquaculture. Wildlife Management. your selection must be approved by an academic officer or tutor before the enrolment is accepted. Research Project I. Instructional Skills. This course is delivered in three stages. To complete the course. CERTIFICATE IN AGRICULTURE VAG001 Modules (six): Farm Management . Calf Rearing. Pigs. and they attract exam fees which are separate to the course fee. Horse Care or Calf Rearing. If you cannot find a standard course that suits. II Elective Modules (sixteen) chosen from agriculture or crops horticulture modules Workshops (three) Industry Meetings (100 hours) Fee: AD plus workshop fees Duration: 2400 hrs DESIGNING YOUR OWN COURSE You can choose any combination of subjects offered within the guidelines on page 10. Your approval letter should be submitted with your enrolment form.refer to page 10 for details STANDARD COURSES OFFERED These courses have been designed to meet specific needs. Aquaculture. CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS IN AGRICULTURE FORMAL QUALIFICATIONS It is possible to undertake Proficiency Awards. II & III. Beef Cattle. Research Project I. Sheep. Workplace Health and Safety. 18 . Soil Management. Example: Certificate in Farm Management Farm Management plus any five other 100 hour long modules from the previous pages. Contact the school to determine how many exams you need to complete for your course. How do you choose which type of course to do? 1. The combination of subjects has been balanced to provide a sound foundation in a core area. Business Operations. If you like the sound of a standard course. design your own course . Fee: CT Duration: 600 hrs ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN APPLIED MANAGEMENT (HORSE MANAGEMENT) VBS001 Modules (eight): Horse Care I. Management. Fee: AC Duration: 900 hrs ASSOCIATE DIPLOMA IN ANIMAL HUSBANDRY VAG002 Modules (fifteen): Animal Husbandry I. Poultry. plus the core subjects: Office Practices. do it! 2. Animal Breeding. exams are compulsory. Agricultural Marketing and Animal Health Care Plus any three of the following: Pigs. Once you select. the student undertakes a Workplace Project. Business Studies. Industry Meetings Plus either Marine Studies or Ornithology Fee: AS Duration: 1500 hrs ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN AGRICULTURE VAG005 Compulsory Modules (eight): Biochemistry. Beef Cattle. With these formal qualifications. II and III. Sheep. Certificates.

wall finishes and more. as psychological factors. this sufficiency. Lessons: through the building process. simple home medical care and first aid. ergonomics and You learn about nutrition and how to balance your diet. extending the life of clothing. Energy Conservation 8. and to recommend innovations in building design to improve habitability. ORGANICS. Develops skills to evaluate. describe and explain how Fee: S2 Duration 100 hrs physical characteristics of a building and its surrounds have an impact upon human health. Converting to Alternative Systems Fee: S1 Duration 100 hrs OTHER OPTIONS Other courses that may be of interest include Herbs. 4. how to make a quality brick and how to energy. Making Decisions . different 3. herbs. move towards a healthier and more environmentally friendly lifestyle! Study Permaculture. control. as well as showing practical. Learn to test soil suitability for and goats. Cookery. sheep more complex buildings. construction SELF SUFFICIENCY II ASS101 techniques.Herbs installing services. It covers building materials. planning a vegetable garden to HEALTHY BUILDINGS II BSS300 give produce all year round. cheese. Fruit Production and Environmental Studies. plumbing. Storage and Using Electricity Fees: S2 Duration 100 hrs 5. nuts. Animal Husbandry B .Poultry and bees Fee: S1 Duration 100 hrs 6. electrical wiring. and other crops. well as how to produce. making bread. whether they are a modest garden wall. milk. raising poultry. Non-Electric Systems 6. freezing.Small scale production Develops skills to determine the impact of building Fee: S2 Duration 100 hrs construction characteristics upon human health. drying.Grazing animals and pigs 7. or vegetables. Horticulture . The course takes you step by step and lots more. frames and roofs.Fruit and vegetables construction techniques.Earth and mud buildings 8. It's very decisions about changes in lifestyle. Horticulture . and dried foods. with some hands on work to get you started. Aquaculture. preserves. Introduction : The problems and the energy sources • Furniture 2. 23 19 . Building . bottling. Health. recycling. store and use all types Fees: S2 Duration 100 hrs of food. eggs. SELF SUFFICIENCY I ASS100 MUD BRICK CONSTRUCTION ASS103 Ten lessons develop your understanding of self If you've thought of building a mud brick building. Understanding Energy • Paint and Finishes 3. and making the right course can be an excellent starting point. and lots more are covered (BUILDING ENVIRONMENT & HEALTH) over 10 lessons. making crafts. temperature and light Learn to be self sufficient with your food. conserving mud building. Generating Electricity • Pesticides and Alternatives. ventilation. Craft and Country Skills (BUILDING CONSTRUCTION & HEALTH) 10. showing how to plan a 1. sorting through permits and other legalities. Organics or Self Sufficiency at ACS. Animal Husbandry A . Energy HEALTHY BUILDINGS I BSS200 9. 2. growing fruit. 4. test its strength. Energy Consumption 7. PERMACULTURE & SELF SUFFICIENCY Become more self sufficient by reducing your dependence on money and processed products. you how to do a whole range of practical things such as helping you begin experimenting and planning ongoing mud brick building. 5. Home Vegetable Growing. food and nutrition. Nutrition and Clothing doing the site works and foundations. Topics include: • Macro Environment (location) ALTERNATIVE ENERGY VSS102 • Garden Impact on Interior Environments The eight lessons are as follows: • Managing Interior Environments 1. projects. laying bricks. Introduction to Self Sufficiency building. including berries. process.

organic farming. Soil Management 6. (a Permaculture Design Certificate graduate). 4552. Permaculture Systems. including preparing costings Several plans will be prepared by the student. hand storage. other types of gardening. Livestock Management I 7. In addition It covers: to the schools qualification. For mail order permaculture & organic supplies. working with the environment covering an introduction to organic growing. cash crops. Introduction -organic philosophy and techniques. this is a more in depth and academically liaison with established permaculture experts and the advanced study of various aspects of permaculture.Identification. organic fertilisers. mulching and natural 3. 1. Seeds . 7. etc vegetables and herbs. cultivation. Content includes: 1. or the Permaculture anyone who already has professional training in a related Institute Certificate. pH. Biodynamics. graduates • Analysing Different Systems are awarded a permaculture certificate by their tutor • Other Sustainable Systems (eg. Plant Culture Techniques -Cultivating. Maleny. Qld. soil management There are ten lessons as follows: (composting. a review of major vegetable varieties. soils and nutrition. integrated pest management. for both crops and livestock. 2. pruning. planting. GREEN HARVEST ORGANIC SUPPLIES chemical treatments. a major growth area in commercial horticulture. Weed Management 5. Introduction to Organic Farming 2. Understanding Soils .au 8. and without the use of artificial fertilisers or sprays.Structure. Politics. harvesting and marketing. seed selection. propagation. Fertilisers and Plant Nutrition Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs 5.greenharvest.PDC) field such as agriculture or horticulture. Pest and Disease Management 6.com. resources identification and natural control methods. greenhouse growing. seasons) • Permaculture Techniques • Borders . Organic Certification. companion plants. Mulching and Mulches www. biological control. lesser grown weeding. Broadacre Crops 10. Natural vs. storing and sowing 9. Queensland Rural Industry Training Council. on request. planting. improving soil structure). etc P. managing waste 4. Organic Soil Management and Crop Nutrition 3. etc) Areas of study include: • Determining appropriate planning strategies for a site • Concepts of Natural Systems • Natural Patterns (eg.Collecting.Fruit Growing in your locality Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs ORGANIC FARMING BAG305 This course provides a solid understanding of systems and management techniques of organic farming. pests and diseases. Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs Member Permaculture Association (UK) COMMERCIAL ORGANIC VEGETABLE GROWING VHT241 ORGANIC PLANT CULTURE BHT302 The demand for organically grown vegetables is currently This course shows you how to grow plants naturally. PERMACULTURE SYSTEMS BHT201 ADVANCED PERMACULTURE BHT301 This course develops your ability to prepare plans for For people with prior experience and qualifications in permaculture systems.O Box 92. Pest and Disease . Vegetable Growing in your locality 10. Marketing. There are twelve lessons by natural methods. Livestock II 8. etc weed control. This course was developed in permaculture. This is an ideal starting point for (eg. PR Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs 20 . Systems: rotation design. including PREREQUISITE: Another permaculture course one major design. irrigation. This developing a solid understanding of the principles course is a good starting point in learning all aspects of and procedures underlying the cultivation of plants organic vegetable production. organic vs. Pasture 9. Environmental Concerns.Transition zones • Animal Management in Permaculture • Sustainable Water Management • Plant Selection and Culture • Determining Earthworks • Appropriate Technology Applications • Designing for Different Climates • Drawing Plans • Comprehensive Planning. 4.

general foundation in horticultural practices. This course is similar to other VHT002 horticulture certificates in the core units. when you submit the enrolment application. graduates can be awarded a permaculture certificate by their tutor (a Permaculture Design Certificate graduate). The second half of the course involves three other modules. Upon completing the course the tutor. as a Permaculture Institute graduate. teaching. Graduates may find employment in either general horticulture. plant nurseries. Organic Plant Culture and Advanced Permaculture. • Graduates are also registered with the Permaculture Institute to work towards their diploma. CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS IN ORGANICS.refer to page 10 for details STANDARD COURSES OFFERED CERTIFICATE IN HORTICULTURE (PERMACULTURE) VHT002 This course provides training for people working or wishing to work in horticulture with a particular emphasis on the design. Advanced Permaculture and relevant elective. which constitute around 50% of the course. • Organic Plant Culture • Plus 2 of the following modules: Commercial Organic Vegetable Growing Organic Farming Permaculture systems Berry Production Mushroom Production Fruit Production Fee: CT Duration: 700 hrs DESIGNING YOUR OWN COURSE You can choose any combination of subjects offered within the guidelines on page 10. PERMACULTURE. For Example: to design a Certificate in Alternative Horticulture. COURSE STRUCTURE The course has a core. • This course is accredited with the International Accreditation and Recognition Council (IARC). are made up of Permaculture Systems. The stream studies. Fee: CT Duration: 700 hrs Member Permaculture Association (UK) CERTIFICATE IN HORTICULTURE (ORGANIC PLANT GROWING) VHT002 A course designed to teach the principles and practices of growing plants using organic methods. AND SELF SUFFICIENCY It is possible to undertake Proficiency Awards. consulting). Contact the school to determine how many exams you need to complete for your course. simply tell us the modules you propose studying. which are listed on page 26. you might choose the following six modules: Horticulture I. Certificates. Design your own course from electives offered . Diplomas and other formal qualifications with ACS. Half of the course involves Permaculture Systems. Garden/system design. Advanced Permaculture. as outlined on page 26. 21 . Your selection must be approved by an academic officer or tutor before the enrolment is accepted. Enrol in a standard course 2. Sustainable Agriculture. and ONE Relevant elective (Eg: Organic Plant Culture or Poultry) and the other half provides a broad. RECOGNITION • This course was developed in liaison with both the Permaculture Institute and the Queensland Rural Industry Training Council and in addition to the schools qualification. With these formal qualifications. Horticulture II. or in areas servicing permaculture or natural gardening (eg. development and management of productive natural garden systems. will award you a Permaculture Design Certificate in addition to anything awarded by ACS. You have two choices: 1. To enrol. Permaculture Systems. exams are compulsory. and they attract exam fees which are separate to the course fee.

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A section of each lesson involves plant plants in a systematic way. tubs. Identifying Plant Tissues depends upon good marketing of your product.GENERAL HORTICULTURE HORTICULTURE I BHT101 HORTICULTURE II BHT102 The ideal course for the beginner. fruit & • The systematic way plants are classified nuts. Lessons cover: systematic identification. Planning . You will learn: classification (incl. Propagation Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs 11. but can be taken as a subject in it's own right. The course is relevant to all areas 3. Hard Landscape Maintenance 7. Maintenance of Established Plants 6. Potting up and After Care of young plants 4. Water Management 6. transport. Disease and Weed Control In any business. and more. and lots more Ten lessons. Landscaping 10. as follow. broad. Practical Plant Identification 7. Machinery and Equipment: Assessment and care gardens. success 10. care and use of and practices. This 11.Identifying needs for management of subject covers the theoretical and practical importance horticultural sites of marketing in the horticultural industry. Pruning 7. herbs and growing techniques (baskets. Pest and Disease Identification 8. natives. Vegetative Propagation 3. etc). Weed Identification 9. budgeting 2. technical grounding in horticultural principles It concentrates on the identification. market gardening and fruit production. • To identify different leaf shapes Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs • Different ways to control weeds • Simple soil tests • To make propagating and potting mixes PRACTICAL HORTICULTURE I BHT238 • To identify pest and disease problems (Available only online or on CD) • How and why to prune different plants To enrol see www. covering planning for efficient and There are 11 lessons in this module as follows: economical management in horticulture: including such 1. labelling. Horticultural Calculations and staff supervision. Soil Analysis 1. Plant Identification 2. product presentation. Plant Nutrition 5. private 4. develop very practical skills: There are twelve lessons as follows: 1. propagate and care for 120 different selection and planting techniques. Weeds And Weed Control 8. Materials and Equipment things as work procedures and programming. Soils 4. Pests. thoroughly practical course which gives you a sound. Practical Risk Management of horticulture including nurseries. this is a basic yet This course is a natural progression from Horticulture 1. indoor plants. including topics Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs such as advertising. Seed Propagation (including seed identification) 2. pricing strategy. Planting and Establishing plants 3. terrariums. signs. customer relations. including horticulture.acseduonline. flowers and vegetables. promotions. Practical Plant Identification Techniques HORTICULTURAL MARKETING BHT304 9. Soft Landscape Maintenance 8. 5. Pest. Planting 5. Risk Assessment 10. Diseases and Their Control 9. • Structure and parts of a flower hydroponics. plant • To identify. Ten lessons. Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs 23 . exotic trees types of plants and shrubs.com • How to draw a simple garden sketch plan This complements Horticulture I and other courses. a study of major plant families). • To plant or repair a lawn. Arboriculture Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs PRACTICAL HORTICULTURE II BHT323 HORTICULTURAL Develops practical skills in the management of a RESOURCE MANAGEMENT BHT203 variety of horticultural situations. Lawns 12. Propagation Management Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs 6. parks.

Turf Management . characteristics. viral. both with and without chemicals. Insect Control . types of 8. This course covers: 1.Nematodes. control techniques. Control Techniques . Crustaceans and Nematodes. SOIL MANAGEMENT WEED CONTROL BHT209 (HORTICULTURE) BHT105 Learn to identify and effectively control weeds. salinity. 9.Drainage systems non-infectious). Disease Control . This course not only provides a credit in ACS GARDEN MAINTENANCE VHT100 qualifications.Centrifugal.Planning and managing a garden 2. bacterial. axial or mixed flow etc diseases. Drainage . . Control Programming.Types of chemicals identification of health problems in plants. Value and feasibility of irrigating. Chemicals .How to control pests • Evaluating irrigation designs 8.Varieties and maintenance 2. Weed Identification and chemical control Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs 10. you learn how to effectively maintain a prepares you to sit for RHS modules and acquire credits garden while reducing the amount of time. Ten lessons: 7. involved. Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs landscaping. Types of Irrigation Systems be controlled. There are ten lessons. but it also Over ten lessons. Insect Biology 7. their life cycles. when to irrigate of plant diseases (fungal. physical features PLANT PATHOLOGY BHT206 3. Viruses irrigation systems for parks.Natural and chemical and horticultural crops 3. 10. Soil Characteristics and Problems . disease life cycles. root depth. of physical and chemical properties of soils. Molluscs. Chemical Pest Control . Furnishings and Machinery HORTICULTURE III BHT116 3. specifically designed for ornamental gardens. Good soil conditions are critical to the healthy growth Over eight lessons you learn about both chemical and of most plants. and turf situations. Introduction . This course covers: Weed Identification. maintenance Topics involved in the eight lessons are: 7. Estimating Plant Needs and Irrigation: Scheduling This course develops your understanding of all types -testing moisture.Identification and control Develops a firm understanding of plant health. Trickle Systems . Identifying Diseases • Operating irrigation controllers 5. etc. Design Specifications disease terminology. sodicity. Insect Classification and biology • Managing fertigation 7. home gardens and other 10.pH.System selection and use 3. the ability and the use of spray equipment and safety procedures which to carry out simple tests and determine soil should be followed. Natural Pest Control techniques for control of those problems. Other Pesticides Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs 5. Control techniques Develops skills to manage the design and operation of and safety are both covered in detail. install and operate manual and automatic 9. mowing). diagnosis of diseases. Fungal Biology IRRIGATION (GARDENS) BHT210 8. ornamental garden areas. pesticides 1. terms. • Ways to optimise water efficiency diagnosing problems • Scheduling irrigation for nurseries. Maintenance of Plants 4. burning. This course provides credit toward RHS modules.Non-chemical Weed Control Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs 23 24 . snails.Characteristics • Drainage system design 4. 4. and ways they can 5. Ten lessons: larger scale systems. Introduction . plus one special project as follows: Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs 1. The course is situations. Weed Control . container growing. insects and weeds.Safety.Life cycle of fungi • Managing system maintenance 6. Pumps and Filters . the 5. and the 6. labour and costs in the RHS Advanced Certificate or Diploma.Micro jets. and to decide ways of treating a soil to Control Methods (chemical and natural). Feeding Plants .Nutrition and improving soils (PLANT HEALTH) 4. Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs Ten lessons: 1.Flood. Overview of Preventative Controls 9. Insecticides 10. Spray Equipment 6. accredited through IARC. turf 2. sprinkler or trickle irrigation and non-infectious diseases.scientific names. 6. Control in Specific improve itsability to grow plants. gardens. Irrigation . Other Pests . soils and water 2. millipedes • Design of different systems 9. Weedicides . This course develops an understanding non-chemical control methods (mulching. Environmental Problems Learn to design. Introduction to Plant Health 8. and to (HORTICULTURE) select and use appropriate treatments. Design and Operation of Systems Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs PLANT PROTECTION BHT207 IRRIGATION MANAGEMENT BHT305 Learn to identify diseases. Selecting the Right System for a Plant selected pathogen diseases in ornamentals and crops.

Specialised Research Techniques 3. Enrol in a standard course 2. Environmental Impacts 5.Hort course. PBL Financial Management 7. Design your own course from electives offered . There are 7 lessons in this module as follows: OPERATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT II 1. design your own course 25 . Determining Best Practice 4. Macro Panning for Amenity Land Provision 3. Staff Performance Management Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs 6. Preparing for the Future: PBL 5. The course contains seven lessons: There are 7 lessons in this module as follows: 1. Nature and Scope of the Amenity Industry BHT327 2. 1. Global Variations: Nature and Scope of the Amenity An accredited part of the RHS M. Motivating Employees in Horticulture 7. 4. Writing Reports 7. If you like the sound of a standard course. Conducting Research 6. You have two choices: 1. Identifying research issues and determining research There are 9 lessons in this module as follows: priorities.HORTICULTURAL RESEARCH I BHT118 AMENITY HORTICULTURE II BHT325 An accredited part of the RHS M. PBL Project: Developing a Business Plan 7. Using Statistics 4. The Economic Environment 2. 1. Conducting Statistical Research 5. Contact the school to determine how many exams you need to complete for your course. and they attract exam fees which are separate to the course fee. Reporting on a Research Project 7. Implementing Strategies 6. External Influences on Horticultural Enterprise 3. Determining Research Needs 1. Searching for Information 2. Evaluating Horticultural Marketing 9. Benefits of Amenity Horticulture 1. do it! 2. If you cannot find a standard course that suits.Hort course. Economic Impacts 6. BHT326 There are 7 lessons in this module as follows: An accredited part of the RHS M.Hort course. Statistics 5. The Law and Horticulture 4. exams are compulsory.Hort course. Research Reports 6. Social etc) 3. Strategic Planning in Horticulture 5. Research Methods 3. Certificates.Hort course. Community Involvement 7. Marketing Strategies for Horticulture Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs AMENITY HORTICULTURE I BHT324 An accredited part of the RHS M. Amenity Horticulture Management Options 2. Business Control Systems for Horticulture Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs 8. Acquisition of Technical Information 2. Information Management for Horticulture 4. PBL Management Case Study Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS IN GENERAL HORTICULTURE It is possible to undertake Proficiency Awards. An accredited part of the RHS M. Developing a Management Plan Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs HORTICULTURE RESEARCH II BHT241 OPERATIONAL BUSINESS MANAGEMENT I An accredited part of the RHS M. Employment Law 6. Diplomas and other formal qualifications with ACS.refer to page 10 for details How do you choose which type of course ? 1. Research Planning and Designing 4. Adapting Amenity Horticulture to Changing Needs 2. With these formal qualifications. Industry in Different Countries There are 7 lessons in this module as follows: 3.Hort course. Influences (Legal. Contract Law 5. Resources and Information.

CORE UNITS .2 modules which can be chosen from any advanced diploma accredited modules. II & III. ID and Use of Plants . selected from stream electives not studied yet. and plant knowledge. or call ACS for more information.4 compulsory core modules B.Landscape Application 3.Problems 4. Plant Culture . RESEARCH PROJECTS . FEES: AD Duration: 1500 hours DIPLOMA IN HORTICULTURAL SCIENCE VHT027 Stage 1-Core Studies: Horticulture I.to develop broad general skills in horticultural practices.8 compulsory stream modules C. II & III. Diseases 7. It provides specialised training for employment in the horticultural industry. Horticultural Research I & II. A Proficiency Award allows you to study subjects in a highly specialised area. CORE UNITS . you must complete 200 hrs of relevant work experience before receiving the award. CERTIFICATE IN HORTICULTURE VHT002 This is an excellent start to a career in horticulture. Biochemistry II. Stage 3-3 Compulsory Modules: Horticultural Resource Management.Irrigation and Machinery 13. STREAM UNITS .2 research projects E. Soils and Nutrition 15. PBL .Indoor/Tropical plants 5. Soils and Media 14. Stage 3-5 Compulsory Modules: Cell Biology. STREAM UNITS . Introduction to Plants 9.Planting 11. Horticultural Research I. Plant Culture . Graduates of this course have been extremely successful in finding employment or developing businesses in horticulture.Pruning 12. Industry Meetings or Workshop I (note: this can be completed without difficulty anywhere in the world). Stage 2-Electives: Ten horticulture modules chosen from dozens of options. Seeds and Cuttings B. FEES: DI Duration: 2100 hours ADVANCED DIPLOMAS These higher qualifications typically comprise: A. Approval of course structure must be obtained before enrolling.to develop specific skills in one specialised area of horticulture. D. Outdoor Plant Production & Garden Maintenance. Fees: PA Duration: 500 hours ASSOCIATE DIPLOMA IN HORTICULTURE VHT026 Stage 1-Core Studies: Horticulture I. FEES: AD Duration: 2400 hours 26 . Plant Culture . Options include: • Organic Plant Growing • Arboriculture • Propagation • Landscaping and Garden Design • Viticulture • Horticultural Technology • Herbs • Horticultural Science FEES: CT Duration: 700 hrs PROFICIENCY AWARD IN HORTICULTURE BHT007 A Proficiency Award is a specialist qualification made up of three related modules (each 100 hours long). 1. Parts of the Plant 10.2 PBL (Problem Based Learning) workshop modules We offer advanced diplomas in horticulture in the following areas: • Ornamental Horticulture • Horticultural Management • Parks and Recreation • Nursery • Landscaping • Crops Please see our website for more specific details on each advanced diploma. Weeds 8. or modules from other ACS diplomas (which must be approved by the Principal). Botany I. and at a level which other certificates don’t always attain in today’s world. There are two parts to this certificate: A. Other Techniques 2. All students undertaking this certificate will complete these units. Industry Meetings or Workshop I (note: this can be completed without difficulty anywhere in the world). Plant Selection and Establishment. Stage 2-Electives: Six modules chosen from over 40 options. Pests 6. ID and Use of Plants . Plant Selection and Establishment. Biochemistry I. ELECTIVE UNITS . In addition. ID and Use of Plants .

but the RHS Exam for this can only be taken in the UK. Garden Planting. communicate clearly and coherently in writing on horticultural matters. Protected Cultivation. Plant Selection. and relate horticultural science to its practical application. RHS DIPLOMA IN HORTICULTURE VHT005 The RHS Advanced Certificate constitutes the first half of the diploma (see above). This is an accredited award through the Qualifications Curriculum Authority in the UK. and sit exams with them. It is essential that you complete and pass the first half before undertaking the second half. you prepare for the RHS exam by studying with us. Fee: S3 (RHS exam fees are separate) Duration: 150 hours RHS ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN HORTICULTURE VHT004 Accredited qualification with the Qualifications Curriculum Authority in the UK.in which case you will also be awarded a qualification with ACS. growth and care. Protected Plant Production RHS M. Plant Propagation. The course covers The Plant Kingdom. This course provides certification from the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) UK. HORTICULTURE See our websites for more details on this qualification.in which case an Advanced Certificate will be awarded by ACS instead of the RHS) RHS Module Corresponding ACS Subjects Module A Plant Propagation I. The Root Environment and Plant Nutrition. The Practical Horticulture module may be studied on line from anywhere in the world. The RHS conducts exams and awards qualifications in a range of horticulture courses. this course replaces the long established and highly regarded RHS Certificate in Horticulture. Landscape Construction Outlines of each of these modules can be found in this handbook Examinations a) Three written exams. ROYAL HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY (RHS) QUALIFICATIONS The RHS is arguably the most prestigious and largest horticultural organisation in the world. each 2 hours duration (may be sat in any country) b) One 3. Establishment and Maintenence and Plant Health. which is outlined below. You can also sit ACS exams with ACS (if you wish) . then you apply to the RHS to sit exams. RHS Module Corresponding ACS Subjects Module F Plant Ecology. Exams are then marked by RHS examiners in the UK. There are two exams which can be sat anywhere in the world. Resource Management Module G Plant Breeding and Genetics. (An alternative option is to undertake the practical exam through this school’s exam system . you must apply dircetly to the RHS in England. To obtain official passes and the award from the RHS. You can sit them under our supervision. Horticulture II Module C Practical Horticulture I Module E Landscaping I.5 hour practical exam Fee: AC (plus exam fees set by and payable to the RHS) Duration: 800 Hours Note: Exam fees are additional. Plant Establishment & Maintenance. To complete this you must under take all modules listed below. Graduates should be able to demonstrate a broad range of horticultural knowledge. Botany II Module H Practical Horticulture II (Exam only in the UK) Module D Outdoor Plant Production. The course is designed to lay a foundation for a long-term career in horticulture by developing the ability to identify a large range of plants.anywhere in the world . RHS CERTIFICATE II IN HORTICULTURE VHT003 This vocationally-oriented course comprises core studies in general horticulture plus specialised elective studies. In essence. not ACS. The RHS headquarters are in the UK. but the application for the exam is made to the RHS. Outdoor Food Production. ACS will accept a pass with the RHS as credit with ACS. RHS exams are conducted twice annually. Soil Management (Horticulture) Module B Botany I. 23 27 . knowledge of essential horticultural principles and practices and practical skills in plant propagation.

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Tools. You learn about seed cover both general management as well as tree care. propagation. soil frost. pesticides. Management and Office controlling pest and disease after planting. etc • Tree Surgery . changed water tables. fertility decline. Other Deciduous Trees Protection. nutrition. collection.Nutrients. Introduction To obtain this certificate you must complete 6 modules as 2.Pests. establishment techniques. • Dealing with tree damage . especially in urban areas. or something else.selecting trees resistant to wind. safety procedures. 6. Stage 1 = Arboriculture I. Horticulture I. organic content. Oak (Quercus) Part 2. Studies degraded landscapes. Ash (Fraxinus) Rehabilitation 5. pollution. 8. gardeners or parks managers. cracked tree surgery techniques paving or structures. and safety measures: • Tree Surgery to strengthen a tree .Tree problems. Topics covered: bracing etc • Introduction .Cabling. Arboriculture I. • Plant Care During Establishment Fee: AC Duration: 900 hrs • Plant Establishment Methods • Dealing with Chemical Degradation (Salinity. this course develops your skills and Develops your ability to manage trees. Birch (Betula) Part 1. nutritional and problems. nursery workers. soil structure and • Tolerant Species .How trees grow • Felling and Stump Removal • Soils in Relation to Trees . etc • Tree Physiology . landscapers. including: understanding in diagnosis and treatment of tree • Planting Techniques . to prune and train both spraying etc) young and established trees.Blocked pipes. You learn about the environmental problems (fertilising. wet sites.Pests. etc problems • Establishing Tree Plantations • Diagnosing Problems . nutritional or water • Treating Problems . ARBORICULTURE ARBORICULTURE I BHT106 ARBORICULTURE II BHT208 In eight lessons. tree injection. diseases. erosion. introduction to tree surgery techniques DECIDUOUS TREES BHT244 Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs Develops your ability to manage trees. etc) • Dealing with Structural Problems (Waterlogging.All sizes of trees disorders. arborists. Subjects studied are divided into three stages as follows: plant selection. waste. disease. Arboriculture II. etc) Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs 29 . storage and germination. diseases. standard tree surgery practices. Prunus Plant 7. whether pests. Plant Selection & Establishment. including: For new or experienced horticulturists. Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs environmental. Maple (Acer) follows: 3. Practices Lessons cover: Stage 2 = Arboriculture 2 and Business Operations • General landcare principles and practices Stage 3 = Trees for Rehabilitation and Marketing • Understanding Plant Health Foundations • Soils and Ecology The 200 hour workplace project will also be completed (eg. Trees for 4. CERTIFICATE IN ARBORICULTURE Eight lessons as follows: VHT090 1. bolting. • Basic Seed Propagation Techniques work experience or approved research projects) before the • Relevant Nursery Management and Propagation qualification is awarded. Special Project Fee: CT Duration: 600 hrs Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs TREES FOR REHABILITATION ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN APPLIED (LANDCARE MANAGEMENT (ARBORICULTURE) REAFFORESTATION) BHT205 VBS001 This course develops an understanding of This Advanced Certificate is aimed at supervisors or environmental systems and the rehabilitation of managers of small teams who work with tree care.

You learn to design and build such things as pitched at a higher level.Development of Private Gardens 3. The Garden Environment • Use different landscape concepts to create various 2. Construction of Paths and Patios Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs 10. Construction of Steps. timber. on the detail of creating individual components in a It covers everything found in Landscape Design. and paving. Soil Handling and Storage 6. Garden Features: Buildings and structures. and broaden your perspective on what is possible and appropriate in garden design today. ponds. Paths and Paving: Pavers. etc effects in a garden 3. develop skills to create specific effects in a garden. Understand how gardens have evolved over the centuries. mulch. Drainage 7. LANDSCAPING Landscaping involves both the practical approach of a tradesman and the artistic flair of a designer. and assumes some prior walls. Influence of Site Characteristics 3. Designing For Low Maintenance This course is articulated with RHS modules and may 11. Ramps. Dwarf Walls and Fences Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs GARDEN HISTORY BHT239 Study the history of gardens. Landscape Materials: Furniture. Treatment of Slopes and Other Problem Areas furnishings for a landscape design 9. Using Bulbs and Annuals • Determine pre planning information for designs 4.Development of Public and Commercial Landscapes 4. Surveying the Site 3. Setting out a Site to Scale Plans and Drawings 5.People who Influenced Gardens 6. surface treatments and 8. stone and gravel • Determine earthworks. Preparing Site Plans and Specifications 2. Garden history will enlighten you. It is a highly creative and challenging field. The Use of Hard Landscape Features 4. Landscaping with Ground Cover Plants specified design requirements 6. This course will develop the student's ability to: There are twelve lessons as follows: 1. rockeries. Work Programming and Risk Management 6. but is landscape. but a self design. Land Drainage Systems 7. Management of Landscape Projects Diploma Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs PLANNING LAYOUT & CONSTRUCTION RESTORING ESTABLISHED OF ORNAMENTAL GARDENS BHT242 ORNAMENTAL GARDENS BHT243 There are 10 lessons in this module as follows: There are 8 lessons in this module as follows: 1. Development of a Landscape Plan help gain credit in the RHS Advanced Certificate or 12. Site Appraisal. and you exposure to horticulture. for both amateur gardeners and professional landscapers.Globalisation of Gardens 7. Selecting Components for Retention 5. Assessment of Plantings and Features 4. Hard Landscape Feature Restoration 8. Planting Restoration and Maintenance 9. Interpretation and Risk Assessment 1. There are 8 lessons in this course: 1.Introduction 2. that concentrates get serious about this subject.Great Gardens and Gardeners of the World 5. Walls and Fences • Use graphic skills to illustrate a design 7. Landscape History and Design Styles 2. rockeries • Design both public and private landscapes 10. landscaping or design.Ground Preparation Techniques 8. outdoor • Prepare planting designs living areas. steps. It is an ideal starting point for anyone wishing to contained study unit in it's own right. Landscaping with Trees • Determine appropriate garden styles in order to satisfy 5. LANDSCAPING I BHT109 LANDSCAPING II BHT214 This course provides a sound introduction to landscape A natural progression from Landscaping I. and vastly expand the scope of possibilities you have before you as a modern garden designer.Scope and Nature of Modern Garden Conservation 8.The Role of Organisations in Garden Conservation Fee:S2 Duration: 100 hours 30 23 .

Spas and Swimming Pools Design and After care commonly used garden plants. plant health. Construction PLANT SELECTION AND 3. History of Bush Gardens: History. The course involves eight lessons as follows: This course develops your ability to design a garden 1. A Learn to design a range of different types of gardens. Turf. Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs rainforests. landscape 5. developing an 2. Hedges and screens. nutrition 4. Water Features Indoor and Outdoor Fountains. Watercourses. Natural Gardens Today: Birds in the garden. etc and water plants. A 7. History of Cottage Gardens There are eight lessons as follows: 3. This course is articulated with Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs RHS modules and may help gain credit in the RHS Advanced Certificate or Diploma. Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs This is a valuable course for parks managers or designers. lattice. Features: Rockwork. innovative plans for low maintenance natural gardens. Oriental Gardens to build or construct a variety of major garden features 5. 10. decking. plantings). Ponds. Coastal Gardens good grounding for someone entering the landscape 8. 1. Equipment: Pumps. Designing a Cottage Garden: Landscape drawing 1. design of WATER GARDENING BHT307 play structures (for function and safety). 8. Creating the mood equipment maintenance. soil building. It includes playground philosophy. Introduction to Natural and Bush Gardens: (graphics). Bringing it all Together: Preparing a detailed provides a grounding for Park and Playground Design landscape design II. Aquatic Animals and Risk assessment. soils. Designing a Complete Cottage Garden 5.). pre planning information 7. Dams Design This course provides a firm grounding in the selection. design principles indigenous and other plants. Modern Gardens industry. natural weed control 6. comprehensive course which starts by teaching you There are ten lessons: about tools and machinery (what to use where. design procedure Plant naming. Plants for Cottage Gardens 2. masonry and stone work. more native plants parks. copying nature 6. Lights. Introduction: Garden components. gazebos. Developing Plans: Design principles and furniture. and 8. Fish tanks. Middle Eastern and Spanish Style (eg. Bog Gardens. lawns. Formal Gardens drainage. water. and then teaches you how 4. Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs 31 . etc.LANDSCAPE STYLES BHT235 LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION BHT111 (Landscaping III) Learn to construct or build a garden the "right" way. etc). and After Care establishment and maintenance of a range of 5. this course may help gain credit in Royal 9. Historic Gardens understanding of earthworks (ie. 7. materials There are eight lessons as follows: selection. and how to apply the After developing an understanding of the workings principles of this concept to garden design and garden of natural environments you learn to create renovation. plants and animals in water. Mediterranean Gardens irrigation systems. community participation and park design. 3. bbq's. plants. 2. landscape PLAYGROUND DESIGN BHT216 construction This eight lesson course emphasises the design and 7. Ponds. 6. Annual and herbaceous. include: Woody plants. barriers and walls procedures. levelling. 2. Filters etc ESTABLISHMENT BHT107 4. Water Plants Maintenance. terraces. 3. preplanning with only native. It develops an understanding of park design. or using a mixture of both information. 1. Landscape Features and Components: Arches. Plants for Natural Gardens 8. Introduction: Scope and Nature of water features Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs water quality. Planting Design in Cottage Gardens designers. etc. Other Styles Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs COTTAGE GARDEN DESIGN BHT110 NATURAL GARDEN DESIGN BHT215 Learn what a cottage garden is. Eclectic Gardens Horticultural Society qualifications. construction of playgrounds and small community landscaping with ferns. Cottage Gardens Today 4. ponds. mounding. Topics covered 6. Pest and disease Control. Planting Design in Natural Gardens: Planting. Weed control. sundials. Alpine Waterfalls.

Trail Design 29. Tools and Machinery Used by the Landscaper 30. Playground Design. Landscape Construction . If you want to study anything higher than a short course. With these formal qualifications. Lawn Design and Establishment 5. Home Garden Design 27. CERTIFICATE IN GARDEN DESIGN VHT012 This course is similar to the VHT002 course (see below). Paths. Playground Design 9. analysis of designs 26. or wishing to work. Horticulture I and II. Irrigation Design and Installation 6. and they attract exam fees which are separate to the course fee. Natural Garden Design. Cottage Garden Design 8. Workshop I. Certificates.basic ecology 21. Post Construction Maintenance 14. Cottage Garden Design. Restoring Established Ornamental Gardens. Statues. Plant Establishment and Selection. Surveying and Drainage 14. This diploma consists of 19 compulsory modules. Rockwork and Masonry 4. Principles of Design and Planning Information 10. Contact the school to determine how many exams you need to complete for your course. plus two elective modules. providing effective training for people working. The combination of subjects has been balanced to provide a sound foundation in a core area. History of Gardening . Permaculture Systems. Fee: DI Duration: 2100 hrs 32 23 . Garden Bed Design 10. Understanding the Environment .styles of gardening 18. Enrol in a standard course 2. Landscape Management 6. Project Management. Irrigation 12.park types. Maintenance 8. History of Landscaping 9. Core units are listed on page 26. Horticultural Management. Design your own course . Soils and Nutrition 20. Pool and Pond Construction 3. Managing a Landscape Department 11. Major Design Project Fee: CT Duration 600 hrs CERTIFICATE IN HORTICULTURE (LANDSCAPING AND GARDEN DESIGN) VHT002 This course involves 50% core studies in broad horticulture and 50% in landscaping. Sports 5. Horticulture and Research I and II. Dealing with Clients 15. in the landscape industry. Sundials and Figurines 4. Equipment 2. Diplomas and other formal qualifications with ACS. Drawing and Costs 11. CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS IN LANDSCAPING It is possible to undertake Proficiency Awards. Bush Garden Design 7.an introduction 23. There are thirty lessons as follows: 1. Park Design . Costing and Specifications 28. II. Unions and Workers 7. and two elective modules. Materials 15. Walls and Fences Fee: CT Duration: 700 hrs DIPLOMA IN LANDSCAPING VHT021 This popular diploma will give you a competitive edge. and III. It covers all you need to know about landscaping. Plant Establishment Techniques 2. and also provides extensive training in horticulture fundamentals as well as workplace practices and requirements. Land Rehabilitation Techniques 12. Design and Placement of Garden Structures 25. Planning Layout & Construction of Ornamental Gardens. Stream units are as follows: 1. Earthworks and Surveying 22. but has a little less emphasis on horticulture and a greater focus on design. Water Features 3. either in their own business or at a supervisory level for someone else. you have two choices: 1. exams are compulsory. as follows: Landscaping I. A well established course that has operated since the mid 1980s. Water Gardening. Garden Designs 13. Plant Identification and Culture 17.refer to page 10 for details STANDARD COURSES OFFERED These courses have been designed to meet specific needs.an introduction 19. Drawing Plans . Introduction to Landscaping 16. Drainage 13. Surfacings 24. Landscape Construction.

Seed Storage and Germination Testing 7. The ability to know what to propagate. Introduction to Propagation SEED PROPAGATION BHT237 2. Budding and Grafting 8. Seed Propagation This course contains nine lessons. Dormancy 8. Propagation Management 10. Budding and Grafting 3. Fee: S2 Duration 100 hrs CUTTING PROPAGATION BHT211 This is a skill which is in high demand the world over. as follows: 3. Growing Media 3. Stem Cuttings course for the true beginner! The ten lessons cover: 3. Setting up a Propagation Area 5. division. designed for people who have no cutting propagation being the way most varieties of plants prior experience in propagation. Cuttings 1. decide what to propagate. materials and equipment. how to start a small inexpensive operation. Materials and Equipment 2. shows you what's involved in starting and running your There are eight lessons. Layering and Other Techniques 5. as follows: own propagation nursery. cuttings. and how to HOME PROPAGATION AHT106 achieve a high rate of success. (For those intending to study propagation and wholesale nursery management. Through six lessons you will learn how many established nurseries have started out slowly as a small part time operation. A 2. layering. including: seed. Rockwool and Tissue Culture 4. Managing Cutting Crops 6. Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs 33 . With This is a starter course. 1. but it also Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hours prepares you to sit for RHS modules and acquire credits in the RHS Advanced Certificate or Diploma. Potting Media 2. You learn how to propagate plants. Propagation Structures and Materials 6. Perennials. Germinating Annuals. this course is highly desirable for anyone this course covers all aspects of propagating plants and working in a production nursery. Introduction grafting. Factors Affecting Growth 4. Methods of Propagation 4. is a major factor in the (Beginner’s Course) economic viability of most commercial nurseries. Non Stem Cuttings 1. this course is not necessary). Propagation of Specific Plants 9. Introduction 4. Propagation by Cuttings 8. accredited through IARC. Seedling Management qualifications. and Vegetables 9. Nursery Management A 7. Seed Botany 5. Miscellaneous Propagating Techniques Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs 7. Propagating Selected Woody Species 10. Propagating Structures and Techniques 5. Propagating Materials 6. Starting from the basics. Direct Seeding This course not only provides a credit in ACS 9. and how you can follow the same path.Nursery Management B 8. NURSERY AND PROPAGATION NURSERY GROWERS COURSE VHT101 (Starting a Small/Home Nursery) An introductory course which shows the beginner how to get started in the nursery business. and to go about selling what you grow. Seed Sources and Collection 6.Layout and Organisation of a Propagating Area PROPAGATION I BHT108 Fee: S1 Duration: 100 hrs There are ten lessons as follows: 1. Part of every lesson is devoted to the important area of building up your knowledge of plants. are grown. Seed Propagation 7.

Plant Hormones .Basic plant nutrition. promotions.Identifying plants. definitions. Culture Environments -Light. hormones. continues to be used by small nurseries through to major There are eight lessons as follows: chain stores across the country. Selection of Nursery Crops .Chemicals.Trees and shrubs and marketability. Micropropagation Methods . NURSERY SALES ASSISTANT VHT103 Gloxinia. It is a Fee: S3 Duration 100 hrs propagation method which is being increasingly used.Identification and care 8. plant equipment that is needed identification. many new plant varieties. etc 9. 1. Pollination. & Fertilisation in Plants 4. Nutrition and Pest Management . 2. etc 5. mixes. etc sections (sometimes microscopic) in a laboratory. it is a very popular This is a course designed in collaboration with nursery propagation method.Advertising. Plant Health . south of There are nine lessons as follows: Perth. Practical Plant Breeding Techniques 7. heat etc and marketing and sales. promotions. advise customers on their use. profitability 8. Current Developments in Plant Genetics Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs 34 23 .Fertiliser 3. etc opportunities 7. Deciduous Trees. other propagation techniques. growool. production nursery. soil 6. staff control. etc 2. Introduction . WHOLESALE NURSERY MANAGEMENT GARDEN CENTRE MANAGEMENT BHT255 BHT212 Designed in conjunction with the State Garden The nursery industry currently has a real need for people Department Manager of a major retail chain store. transport etc TISSUE CULTURE BHT306 12. Begonia. Modifying Plant Growth . heating and 4. 4. 1. fertilisers. Plant Classification . etc quality. and those interested in running a wholesale nursery.Establishing or There are twelve lessons as follows: reorganising 1. The Scope and Nature of the Plant Breeding Industry This course covers those things. Seedlings. cutting techniques propagation. soilless. Irrigation . etc 6. Indoor Plants . plant variety rights. soil tests product location. other nursery tasks 6. etc This course was developed in 1999 in response to a Fee: S3 Duration 100 hrs request from a retail nurseryman who was finding it difficult to find staff with appropriate skills. Seed 11. diseases. Growing Media .Methods and equipment 5.Sales area layout. Taking Plants out of Culture 9. biotechnology. plant 2. nursery structures.Flower forcing. Culture of Selected Species .Breeding.operational flow charts. As he put it. etc nutrition. plant 5. Garden Product Knowledge I . advertising. Stock Maintenance .Pricing.More details on the cooling systems. the nursery deficiencies. Anigozanthus. garden tools.Ferns. introduction to Genetics Fee: S1 Duration 100 hrs 3. Bulbs. etc 4. Systematic Botany and Floral Structures 6. potting mixes. Monohybrid and Dihybrid Inheritance in Plants 5. pest and disease control. Gamete Production. nursery 3. hands at the Greening Australia Hamel Nursery. labels. Tissue culture involves growing plants from very small nursery layout. 7.Costs and standards. Commercial Applications .IBA. Display and Display Techniques .Soil vs. Daphne. Management .Work programming.Work programming. 7. and no less. Fruit and Nuts. Garden Product Knowledge II . Marketing . pricing. some indoor plants and in NURSERY HANDS COURSE VHT102 particular. no more. transport regulations. Orchids. Tissue culture is not appropriate for many plants. and to understand There are seven lessons in this module as follows: some basic sales techniques and procedures.Quality control. job applicants were usually either over qualified. Herbs and Perennials Fee: S3 Duration 100 hrs 10. finding cut flowers.Diagnosis and treatment 3. applications and uses There are eleven lessons involving: 2. Nursery Site Organisation . Marketing . Container Stock .Alternatives. Fee: S2 Duration 100 hrs pollination technology 8. It teaches the skills for day to day work in a 1. seed propagation. buildings. staffing. but for others such as orchids. Plant Nutrients The Nursery Industry . requirements management structures.Containers. IAA. The Laboratory and Equipment . caring for plants in application. this course has been very successful in training both staff and with skills and knowledge in managing wholesale plant managers of retail nurseries and garden centres across nurseries! This course provides a solid grounding for Australia. It continues to be updated at least annually. Management . or else lacked the basic skills needed: to be able to identify PLANT BREEDING BHT236 plants.

It is accredited by the International Accreditation and Recognition Council. Enrol in a standard course 2. Fee: AC Duration: 900 hrs ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN HORTICULTURE (NURSERY) VHT009 This course provides training for people wishing to work in nurseries at a technician or management level. Fee: AC Duration: 900 hrs ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN APPLIED MANAGEMENT (PRODUCTION NURSERY) VBS001 This is very similar to the Advanced Certificate in Applied Management (Retail Nursery). you have two choices: 1. The combination of subjects has been balanced to provide a sound foundation in a core area. Tissue Culture 11. Seed Propagation A 3. There are eight units plus a 200 hr workplace project in this course. These are the five core units common to all Advanced Certificates (see page 78). Seed Propagation B 5. plus three specialist units of study relating to the management and operation of a retail nursery. Diplomas and other formal qualifications with ACS. and they attract exam fees which are separate to the course fee. Efficiencies in Cutting Propagation 8. Layering 12. to design a Certificate in Nursery Management.CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS IN NURSERY AND PROPAGATION It is possible to undertake Proficiency Awards. Miscellaneous Propagation Techniques 9. See page 78 for more. exams are compulsory. you might choose any six modules from pages 34 and 35 excluding Home Propagation and Nursery Growers Course. If you want to study anything higher than a short course. Methods of Propagation 2. Propagation by Cuttings B 7. For example. The Propagation stream is divided into the following: 1. Propagation by Cuttings A 6. Propagating Materials 14. 35 . Production Nursery modules. To enrol. except for the stream studies which are. simply tell us the modules you propose studying. Your selection must be approved by an academic officer or tutor before the enrolment is accepted. Contact the school to determine how many exams you need to complete for your course. technical representatives or consultants. care and handling of plants and other products sold through retail nurseries. and knowledge in identification. Nursery Management B Fee: CT Duration: 700 hrs ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN APPLIED MANAGEMENT (RETAIL NURSERY) VBS001 A 700 hr course that develops skills required to manage a retail business. With these formal qualifications. when you submit the enrolment application. Propagating Structures and Equipment 13. Certificates. Fee: AD Duration: 2400 hrs DESIGNING YOUR OWN COURSE You can choose any combination of subjects offered within the guidelines on page 10. in positions such as nursery managers. in this case. Seed Physiology and Germination 4. Nursery Management A 15. Budding and Grafting 10. CERTIFICATE IN HORTICULTURE (PROPAGATION) VHT002 The Core Units of this Certificate are listed on page 33. Design your own course STANDARD COURSES OFFERED These courses have been designed to meet specific needs.

hydroponics. 1. The main areas of study include: courses. Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hours Hydroponic Equipment. Plant Propagation (Tissue technology. Aggregate Culture. Carnations (Light). Lettuce. Nutrient Film Technique. Market Gardening Stream Studies: (Vegetables). Roses Introduction to Hydroponic Technology. Other Plants (herbs. See page 78 for core modules. s(YDROPONIC6EGETABLE0RODUCTION Plant Culture in Hydroponics. Project Special Project. simply tell us the modules you propose studying. Cut Flowers. Growing Media Prerequisite: Hydroponics I or significant experience. Irrigation Systems. (or serious amateur) hydroponic production. Management 3. It is more in whose main interest is in growing AT HOME. this course is NOT intended for commercial growing. (types. Marketing in Hydroponics. with an 7. Types of Systems and s0ESTAND$ISEASE-ANAGEMENT Media. 2. VHT002 Your selection must be approved by an academic officer or Develops knowledge and skills in the application of modern tutor before the enrolment is accepted. The course involves 8. Orchids (Temperature). Salad Greens and Foliage Herb Crops technology and its application to growing plants. There are eleven lessons as follows: 1. Plant Growth Needs 10. Design your own course 2. How to Run a Small Evaluation Trial 3. Growth Needs 11. Hydroponic Growing Systems. Nutrient Solutions. devoting the stream units To design a Certificate in Hydroponics. Vegetables. How a Plant Grows. Culture). Staff control etc). Cut Flower Fee: CT Duration: 700 hrs Production and Commercial Vegetable Production. Cucurbits (Cucumber and Melons) emphasis on hydroponic production. HYDROPONICS HOME HYDROPONICS AHT107 HYDROPONICS I BHT224 This is a good starting point for those who have little This is a foundation course providing a basis for commercial experience in horticulture or hydroponics. Fee: AC Duration: 900 hrs Fee: CT Duration: 600 hrs DESIGNING YOUR OWN COURSE CERTIFICATE IN HORTICULTURE You can choose any combination of subjects offered within (HORTICULTURAL TECHNOLOGY) the guidelines on page 10. Growing Structures (Design/Construction). for example. VHT002 horticulture certificates. Other Systems (wick. Growth Requirements (Nutrition). Tomatoes CERTIFICATE IN HYDROPONICS VHT013 5. horticultural operations which utilises an advanced level of Irrigation. Enrol in a standard course 1. Berry Production. Hydroponic Management (Hydroponics II) Managing a Farm (Crop scheduling etc). Weeds (identification and control). you the management of commercially significant hydroponic have two choices: crops.UTRITION-ANAGEMENT and Nutrition. flood and drain etc). properties etc). The ten lessons cover: Basic Chemistry s. technology in horticulture with particular emphasis on To enrol. 36 23 . Plant Culture in Hydroponics TECHNOLOGY) VBS001 (2 lessons). as Protected Plant Production. Strawberries thirty (30) lessons with 2 exams. A management-oriented course to train managers of Rockwool Culture.UTRITIONAND. grasses. Harvest and Post Harvest 4. This course has the same core units as all other when you submit the enrolment application. and s(YDROPONIC#UT&LOWER0RODUCTION Comparison of Solid Media versus Water Culture. Environmental Control (Light and Shading). Unlike our other depth than AHT107. Plant Problems in Hydroponics. you (50% of the course) to topics specifically related to might select Hydroponics I and II with related subjects such horticultural technology. Protected Plant Production (Financial. Environmental Control(Heat and ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN APPLIED Cooling). Hydroponic Nutrient Solutions. Hydroponics 1 Pests and Diseases. 4. covering: 9. Market Gardening (Cut Flowers). indoor plants). s)NTRODUCTION&OUNDATIONSTUDIES Learn the theory behind hydroponic culture and gain s(OWA0LANT'ROWS first-hand practical experience setting up your own basic s(YDROPONIC3YSTEMS hydroponic system. MANAGEMENT (HORTICULTURAL Environmental Control (Gases). s'REENHOUSE/PERATIONAND-ANAGEMENT Fee: S1 Duration: 100 hrs Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs HYDROPONIC MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS IN (Hydroponics II) BHT213 HYDROPONICS Develop your capacity to make informed decisions regarding If you want to study anything higher than a short course. Capsicum This course provides an understanding of modern 6. How the Crop Plant Grows 2.

Harvest and Post-Harvest 7. epiphytes. Freesia. Amaryllis of orchids Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs CERTIFICATE IN CUT FLOWER PRODUCTION Part I. Introduction . Narcissus 9. naming of plants. Greenhouse Culture 7.Environmental 2. Horticultural Resource Management. etc 9. Australian Natives and Related Plants 10. Equipment grower. Flower Initiation and Development 8.Plant classification. Orchid Culture. Cultural Practices grower.Techniques. Greenhouse Management A . ventilation. Fee: CT Duration: 600 hrs 37 . Soils and Nutrition 5. plus any two of the following: Cut Flower Bulbs. Carnations.Temperature. Harvest and Post Harvest 4. Annuals. Developing a Production Plan Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs 10. Pest and Disease Control 9.or Perennials. Harvest and Post-Harvest 8. Pest and Disease Control in Greenhouses 2. layout. Hyacinth. and any two of the following: Hydroponics I. There are ten lessons: 3. 4. Protected Plant Production or Practical Horticulture I Part 2. International markets 10. Filler Plants 8. Iris orchids. Cultural Practices 7. Management. Alstroemeria. CUT FLOWERS CUT FLOWER PRODUCTION BHT221 GREENHOUSE CUT FLOWERS VHT239 Cut flower growing has experienced rapid A course for commercial cut flower growers who expansion in recent years. Introduction thorough. Orchids. standards. Greenhouse Culture 11. Greenhouse Management B . Propagation A . Roses. Managing Yield. post harvest. parts of the flower CUT FLOWER BULBS BHT317 2. Hydroponics. Bulbs and Relatives. Flower Initiation and Development 6. Annuals and Biennials 6.Basket.Dahlia. Herbaceous Perennials 5. Cultural Practices. Other Bulbs . production costs 8. Greenhouse Management A 6. Natives and other CUT FLOWER ORCHIDS VHT240 plants Learn how to produce orchid flowers for the Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs cut flower trade with ten lessons as follows: 1.Harvesting. Media A course for the enthusiast or commercial bulb 3. Marketing . There are twelve lessons: required by this industry. Detailed study of one species or group Tulip. Gladioli and Lilium . Valuable 9. Application. basic training for the commercial cut flower 2. Pest and Disease Control irrigation. Introduction . carbon dioxide 3. 5. Greenhouse Management B 3. Culture . Fillers. Harvest and Post Harvest 12. Materials. beds and benches.Marketing the product. This course provides a 1. Bulbs Corms and Tubers 7. Management. 10. with ten lessons: 4. controls. Introduction to Cut Flower Growing 4. Pest and Disease Control and Identification 6. Cut Flower Production. 1. Export Marketing of Flowers Most types of flowers are covered including: Perennials. Flower Initiation and Development 1. Culture nutrients Understanding soils.Methods. Roses.Parts of the flower. resulting in increased are concerned exclusively with greenhouse demand for training in the skills and knowledge production. etc 5. cooling. Management. Propagation B (Tissue Culture) .

managing a market garden and more. presentation). etc 1. Soil Characteristics and Problems for RHS modules and acquire credits in the RHS 3. Hydroponic and Greenhouse Growing This course consists of 10 Lessons: 5. Types of Irrigation Systems 2. but it also prepares you to sit 2. vegetables. Selecting the Right System for the Plant 6. causes of price variation. but relates specifically to crops. There are eight lessons covering: growers covering the different types of vegetables. Harvesting and Post Harvest treatments 3. Cut Flower Production 9.Drainage systems. harvesting. Pests. Relationship Between Production Techniques and SOIL MANAGEMENT (CROPS) BHT303 Horticultural Practices In this course you will learn about: 7. Environmental Control 7. for row crops (eg. Structures for Protected Cropping 6. installation and operation of irrigation systems cut flowers. Crop Production Risk Assessment A comprehensive 8 lesson course covering how to grow Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs mushrooms on either a small or large scale. Tree Fruit Production 9. greenhouse production and • Growing Conditions For Mushrooms hydroponics. Cladding Materials and Their Properties 8. Vegetable Production Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs 8. Soft Fruits Production 10. propagation. The course also prepares you to sit for Royal Horticultural Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs Society (RHS) modules and acquire credits in the RHS advanced certificate or diploma. FOOD CROPS OUTDOOR PLANT PRODUCTION BHT112 IRRIGATION (CROPS) BHT204 (Crops 1) A ten lesson course which examines the design. Trickle Systems 3. Irrigation Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs 5. though other COMMERCIAL VEGETABLE PRODUCTION commercially important edible fungi are also considered. marketing. watering. dams. Irrigating Vegetables 2. berries. Risk Assessment courses. Nursery Nutrition 6. tree fruits. Soils and Nutrition 7. Greenhouse Plants This course is similar to our other soil management 10. Nursery Stock Production 8. 1. Lessons are as follows: course not only provides a credit in ACS qualifications. Estimating Plant Needs and Irrigation Scheduling advanced certificate or diploma. Harvest and Post Harvest Technology • Planning soil improvement programs 9. Various growing techniques are studied • Making and Casing Beds including row cropping.g.g. Organic Crop Production 6. Nuts and Miscellaneous Crops MUSHROOM PRODUCTION BHT310 10. Introduction accredited through IARC. pruning. Marketing Vegetables 4. This orchards. and harvesting and marketing procedures • Special Assignment (e. Introduction 2. Herbs. Growing Selected Vegetable Varieties 1. Design Specifications 4. Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs 38 23 . • Introduction planting. crop selection. Storage and Using Mushrooms herbs). Growing. training. Sections are included on the • Growing Outside lesser known crops (e. Drainage . nuts. vegetables and cut flowers) and other crops. • Mushroom Culture pest and disease control. fertilising and soil • Spawn Production testing. Horticultural Management In A Greenhouse: Pests And • Soil properties Diseases • How to simply test soil characteristics 8. 4. Disease and Weed Control BHT223 4. oriental vegetables and • Harvesting. soil management. Emphasis is placed on the Agaricus species. Crop Production Systems 5. storage BHT222 and even ways of cooking and using mushrooms are An eight lesson course for commercial vegetable covered. preparing produce Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs for market. Pumps and Filters 5. Design and Operation of Systems 7. herbs. Ten lessons cover site. Cultural Practices for Vegetables PROTECTED PLANT PRODUCTION 3. Lessons are as follows: 1.

Site Preparation and Planning 1. Pineapples. Wine For the enthusiast or commercial grower. Peanut. Special Assignment 8. Soils.Planting. Pecans. Macadamia. harvest and post harvest procedures. and more. Improving Grape Quality 9. Vineyard Establishment 6. but adapted and table grapes. quality. Commercial Berry Growing Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs WARM CLIMATE NUTS BHT308 The content of this course is very similar to the "Nut Production" course. dried grapes. watering. A detailed Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs study on nut growing with the opportunity to specialise. Disease And Pest Control 8.Types of berries. General Cultural Practices 2. Culture . Tree Fruits 3. propagation. Irrigation. irrigation. Introduction and Resources specialise to some degree in one type of berry. Planting. Weed.Brazil nut. all aspects of the care and cultivation of common. Paw Paws and Cashews. covering common and uncommon nut varieties. Marketing Nuts 6. Less Common Varieties . Eight lessons cover: winemaking. pests sources. and Various Vines. Eight lessons cover: Almond. Fruit Trees and Nuts. course includes sections on Avocados. except this deals exclusively with nuts grown in the tropics and sub-tropics. Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs VITICULTURE BHT220 FRUIT PRODUCTION An introductory course covering the history of (WARM CLIMATE) BHT217 viticulture. with the opportunity to 1. and moves through most of the skills needed for successful fruit growing in a serious way. site selection & planning. to some degree. pruning. Which Varieties to Grow Chestnuts. Workplace Health and Safety 7. Cultural Methods 6. harvesting. Pome and Stone Fruits. wine Similar to the temperate fruit course. BERRY PRODUCTION BHT309 Nine lessons cover culture. 2. Soils. Pruning. Irrigation and feeding Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs 8. information 3. planting. Harvesting and Marketing Berries 9. Hazelnut. vineyard design. Introduction 3. Introduction and Resources lessons: 2. Introduction . the current state of the industry. pests and diseases. Most Commonly Grown Varieties -Cashews. marketing and more. improving Macadamias. Citrus and Other Fruits 6. Weed Identification and Control in Berries 8. berry fruit. soils. Propagation 7. etc 4. Lesser Grown Varieties of Berries 5. Propagation 4. Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs 39 . Berries . Planting Material 5. soils. Topics covered include: Management. Harvesting and Selling Grapes NUT PRODUCTION BHT219 10. cultural practices to cover tropical and sub-tropical conditions. Cultural Practices (including pest control). pests and diseases). Nuts and Vines 4. 2. Training and Pruning 7. Farm Marketing and Management 7. For the enthusiast or commercial grower. Walnut 1.Strawberry culture 5. and uncommon. Pistachio nuts and rare varieties 3. Climate and Soils 4. according to your interests. Harvest and Post Harvest 5. FRUIT AND NUTS FRUIT PRODUCTION (TEMPERATE CLIMATE) BHT218 An eight lesson course that introduces the fruit growing industry. There are ten 1. The (trellising.

Certificates. The combination of subjects has been balanced to provide a sound foundation in a core area. do it! 2. Enrol in a standard course 2. the student must complete three additional Crops related modules. Diplomas and other formal qualifications with ACS. With these formal qualifications.39. you have two choices: 1. Ask or check our web site for detailed outlines. Your selection must be approved by an academic officer or tutor before the enrolment is accepted. selected and approved in liaison with a tutor. CERTIFICATE IN HORTICULTURE (CROPS) VHT002 A general certificate. to design a Certificate in Crop Production you might choose Horticulture I plus any five other 100 hour courses from pages 37. Ask or check our web site for detailed outlines. Fee: AC Duration: 900 hrs ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN HORTICULTURE (CROPS) VHT009 This course provides professional training for work at a management or technical level with horticultural Crops.38. Fee: CT Duration: 700 hrs ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN APPLIED MANAGEMENT (CROPS) VBS001 This course trains people to be managers or owner-operators of horticultural farms (eg. orchards). If you like the sound of a standard course. To enroll. If you cannot find a standard course that suits you. If you want to study anything higher than a short course. Contact the school to determine how many exams you need to complete for your course. See page 28 for information. simply tell us the modules you propose studying. To complete the course. The first part of the course involves undertaking the standard Core Studies from the generic certificate (see page 26). Fee: AD Duration: 2400 hrs DESIGNING YOUR OWN COURSE You can choose any combination of subjects offered within the guidelines on page 10. Design your own course . CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS IN CROPS It is possible to undertake Proficiency Awards.40 (excluding Home Hydroponics) 40 23 . when you submit the enrolment application. market gardens.refer to page 10 for details How do you choose? 1. For example. then design your own course! STANDARD COURSES OFFERED These courses have been designed to meet specific needs. and they attract exam fees which are separate to the course fee. exams are compulsory.

Companion Planting 1. this overlaps on other course deals with general herb culture. Umbelliferae Herbs (Apiaceae) .The Parsley Family Fee: S1 Duration 100 hrs 13. Marketing Lavender Produce Fee: S2 Duration 100 hrs MEDICINAL HERBS BHT227 This eight lesson course is not designed to train naturopaths. planting. soil. Lavender Propagation 23. Cooking with Herbs: Drinks. Thirty different herbs propagation. baths. Carriers 5. Herbs for Fragrance. Soils and Fertilisers For Lavender 21. History of Medicinal Herbs 4. Lavenders and Thymes teas. Growing and Harvesting: Uses of herbs. Classification and Resources 20. Chives. Miscellaneous Herbs 17. Introduction and Herb Identification propagating. nursery of identifying herbs is emphasised. harvest. Introduction to Herbs: Definitions. Sage. Hazardous Herbs and Oils 7. Boronia. The eight lessons are as follows: 1. Treatment and Storing Product 9. growing 2. Harvest.The Daisy Herbs candles. oils 9. The lessons cover the following: indoors. artemisias and 2. 16. processing. Scented Geraniums or anyone interested in starting commercial 18. but will teach you the basics of how to AROMATHERAPY VHT104 identify and correctly administer herbs for medicinal There are 8 lessons as follows: purposes.) gardens. a certificate. and more 12. as follows: 19. 11. 6. Balm) 6. Essential Oils 3. Identification. Preparing Herbal Remedies 7. garlic. 1. thymes. Garlic LAVENDER BHT228 15. Rose and Strawberry) Ten lessons for the lavender enthusiast. Developing a Production Plan Fee: S2 Duration 100 hrs 41 . Aloe vera) 14. Herb Farming 7. companion planting. lavenders. history of herbs. Growing and Harvesting Herbs for Essential Oil 6. Propagation (Seed. Introduction. Taxonomy. Health and beauty: 10. Home Herb Gardens 4. composting 5. nutrition and feeding. HERBS HERBS (Basic Course) AHT108 HERB CULTURE BHT114 A broad-based six lesson course for beginners Develop a solid grounding in to herb growing. roses. The Mints (Mentha spp. mulch. The Artemisias collecting herbs.e. sweets. including herb courses and should not be combined with them in identification. soils. poultices. Main Medicinal Herbs 5. Methods of Extraction Infusions. are studied in detail and a systematic method storage. 8. Plant Identification 1. decoctions. Safe Use of Essential Oils 4. herb culture. cuttings. etc 8. and identification of the student will take around 100 hrs. Developing Plant Knowledge Fee: S3 Duration 100 hrs 8. Plant Health herbs. Culture (Soil.g. Processing And Making Lavender Products 10. Cultural Techniques 22. feeding. The remainder of the The six lessons are as follows: course involves detailed studies of major groups 1. Herb Nursery Management 6. interrelationships between 4. Public Landscaping with Herbs 5. division etc. Processing and Using Herb Products 4. Herbal Remedies 6. Natural Pest Control 2. Harvesting and Storage selling herbs you grow 7. covering the history of herb herb growing and the herb industry. sachets. Other Lamiaceae Family Herbs (e. As a hobby course. Companion Planting: Designing herb 3. pot pourri. management and herb farming. Resources 2. An average use. Herb Gardening: Herbs in containers and parsley. Introduction to Aromatherapy 2. vinegars. Compositae (Asteraceae) . Tea Tree) lavender production. Rosaceae Herbs (eg.g. Commercial Alternatives 24. accurate identification scented geraniums. Plant Variety Selection and Breeding 25. Poisonous Plants (including herbs) Fee: S2 Duration 100 hrs 8. Onion Herbs (Liliaceae . Growing and Propagating Medicinal Herbs 3.) 5. mulching. pest & disease control. Native Herbs (eg. Half of the major herbs. feeding etc) 3. Designing Herb Gardens 3. of herbs such as: mints. watering.

oils. which make up 50% of the course include the following lessons: 1. pot pourri. landscaping. herb oils. and use different types of scented plants.Taxonomy. 6. plants. Asteraceae Family 6. or wishing to become involved in the business of herbs. The stream studies. Culinary and Medicinal 13. 8. etc Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs 5. Lesser Grown Culinary Herbs 4. Common Culinary Herbs .A close study of 20 of propagating. 4. Internationally accredited by the International Accreditation and Recognition Council (IARC) Fee: CT Duration: 600 hrs DESIGN YOUR OWN HERBS COURSE In addition to the Certificate and Advanced Certificate in Herbs listed above. and biscuits 2. dozens of common and uncommon edible herbs.Soaps. 5. harvesting. CULINARY HERBS VHT242 SCENTED PLANTS BHT229 Learn how to identify and successfully grow Learn to identify. soaps. This certificate is designed to provide you with a broad background to run a business or work for someone else in any of these areas. simply tell us the modules you propose studying.On one type of culinary herb perfumes. Lamiaceae Family 5. Cooking With Herbs .How to dry and preserve uses for scented plants (e. Crafts from Scented Plants . Garlic and Other Herbs 8. vinegars). Herb Farming 15. Plant Identification . Construction and Costs 3. when you submit the enrolment application. making butters.g. Culture of Scented Plants: Growing. Designs 4. salts. crafts. pot pourri. vinegars. Special Project . Principals of Landscaping 2. Crafts 12. grow (propagation and culture). drying the most commonly grown culinary herbs 3. Plant Care There are eight lessons as follows: 3. perfumery) teas. You can choose any combination of subjects offered within the guidelines on page 10. To enrol. dried products. The Herb Industry 9. etc 7. Special Assignment . and is well accepted in industry. Local Herbs 10. candles). Commonly Grown Scented Plants 6. 2. There are numerous opportunities in such things as herb nurseries. You Develop your skills and experience the delights will find out how to harvest and dry scented of cooking adventurous new recipes with herbs. Harvesting and Processing . Apiaceae Family 7. Propagation and Creating a Kitchen Garden 1. it is possible to take other higher courses in herbs by combining a number of different short courses (known as modules). Marketing and Management Fee: CT Duration: 700 hrs CERTIFICATE IN HERBS VHT014 This course has been operating for many years. craft businesses. Materials. Processing 11. commercial herb farms and processing businesses which produce various types of herb products. and through practical assignments Learn drying and other methods of preserving the actually make a whole range of exciting herb flavour (eg. a/ Designing a Scented Garden b/ Commercial Farming of Scented Plants 8. Identifying Herbs scented plant species. This is a course designed for people involved.The mint family candles. Less Commonly Grown Scented Plants 7. herbs. and expand your knowledge of dozens of different 1. crafts (e. Cultivation of Herbs 14.A selected plant group Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs CERTIFICATE IN HORTICULTURE (HERBS) VHT002 The Certificate in Horticulture (Herbs) has the same core units as the VHT002 listed on page 26. Eight lessons as follows cover common and less Learn also how to landscape a scented garden common herbs used for cooking. Your selection must be approved by an academic officer or tutor before the enrolment is accepted.g. 42 23 .Oils. salts. Important Culinary Herbs .

Eight lessons cover the learn how African Violets are classified. selection of plants suited to bonsai.g. weed control. This eight 6. resources 2. pest and disease control. You will create several bonsai of your own during the course and AZALEAS AND RHODODENDRONS receive constructive criticism from your tutor. staking. Harvest. Growing and Using Carnivorous Plants soil. Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs 43 . azaleas and rhododendrons Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs are some of the most popular plants grown anywhere. Propagation and Container Growing Become an expert with annual flowers. Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs 1. pest control. Hydroponics -Types of systems. It will stimulate your interest. Australian Droseras grow. to give you a long lasting display of and stimulation to the enthusiast. designing . building up the 8. as indoor plants floral displays. feeding. garden can offer.Soils. Introduction -Identification. when to grow each variety. Lesser Grown Varieties of Carnivorous Plants lesson course reveals the secrets of what to 7. and how to bring a display to 9. For lovers of cacti and succulents. Learn to 4. training. resources. Nine lessons colour in the garden. controlling pests and diseases. 4. in the ground. Culture . Post Harvest and Quality these unique plants. and set b/ Flower Bed Layout you on the path to becoming an expert with 8. Culture . lessons. watering. Pests and Diseases -Diagnosis and control groups and the differences in how to treat plants 6. The course shows how to grow them to CARNIVOROUS PLANTS VHT107 perfection. planting procedures and 7. pruning. a/ Greenhouse Growing of Annual Flowers more. landscape paying particular attention to the Pitcher Plants design and lots more are included over eight (Nepenthes) and Sundews (Drosera). operation pruning. techniques of planting. cover a range of cultivated carnivorous plants. Propagation of Annuals or hate them. 1. etc 2.Planting. Here's your chance to achieve of the art. watering. Soils. pests. to produce a continual 5. Bladderworts) blaze of colour through the seasons. VHT106 as they help you develop your own personal Considered by many to be the very best plants a bonsai style and techniques.In containers. annuals for this comprehensive eight lesson course is a must. hydroponics The course studies major cacti and succulent 5. Irrigation -Alternative systems. understanding and cover the exciting range of varieties the history and classic shapes which form the basis available.URSERIESANDOTHEREMPLOYERS OFTENPLACEALOTOFIMPORTANCEONPLANTIDENTIFICATIONANDSPECIALISEDKNOWLEDGE  s&ORTHEHORTICULTURISTWANTINGTOBRUSHUPORBROADENTHEIRPLANTKNOWLEDGE AFRICAN VIOLETS VHT105 BONSAI BHT320 Designed for the African Violet enthusiast. mulching. CACTI AND SUCCULENTS VHT108 watering. pruning etc It's been said that people either love cacti 3. watering.(e. PLANT VARIETIES s4HEWIDESTRANGEOFSPECIALISTPLANTVARIETYCOURSESOFFERED s/PPORTUNITYTODEVELOPINDEPTHKNOWLEDGEOFAPARTICULARTYPEOFPLANT s&ORTHEHOBBYGARDENERWANTINGTODEVELOPASPECIALISEDINTEREST s&ORTHOSEWANTINGTOWORKINTHEINDUSTRY. You and comprehensive course.Characteristics and Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs classification. outstanding results with African Violets. Introduction . Pitchers (Nepenthes) and Sundews (Drosera) identify and grow them. in terms of soils. watering and feeding and ways of using Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs bonsai both indoors and outdoors. and builds your knowledge of varieties These fascinating plants provide entertainment available. Join the many who have learnt the ancient this course covers everything from potting oriental art of bonsai through this practical and feeding. diseases GROWING ANNUALS BHT115 3. Other Important Groups . Special Assignment the peak of perfection. selection and from each. feeding. feeding. to pests and propagation.

Growing Specific Ferns 5. Culture -Planting. Culture . physiology and information resources. Propagation in-depth appreciation of the iris. Sections of this Learn everything you ever wanted to know about course look in detail at trees (e. The Lesser Grown Varieties are included on landscaping with irises. Improve your ability to identify different varieties FERNS BHT314 (both common and uncommon). epiphytes.eg. bonsai into several major groups. Introduction . watering. and how to identify 5. different ways of growing them 1. Other Important Fern Genera CONIFERS BHT230 6. and exhibiting the 8. pest and disease control) are also examined.g. indoor Nine lessons provide you with a systematic plants.both common & uncommon A serious course equally valuable to the home species. There are eight lessons as follows: fertilising). ground ferns. Special Assignment . Special Assignment -On one genera of ferns types. watering. mulching. espaliers. sasanquas. showing. You learn about growing quality carnations watering. of ferns. how to grow 4. medium shrubs. and harvesting. (planting.Planting. planting methods. Propagation . the characteristics and other uses. terrariums) and cultural methods (soils. Pteris. 3. feeding.Classification and resources (e. hybridisation 7. staking. maidenhairs. Asplenium. tree ferns. etc treatments. etc. once established. Throughout the course you make an in depth study of almost 50 different varieties. Blechnum. and more. growing to sell etc understanding of the way conifers are classified. of those groups and how/where to grow different Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs types to achieve the best results. Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs 44 23 . Cedrus. etc achieving and assessing quality. You learn to propagate (spores. indoor/outdoor enthusiast or the commercial cut flower grower. and quality control. Introduction This is a valuable course for anyone with a serious 2. etc an enthusiastic home collector. and yet there is so much to know about them. native and propagation. fuchsias. as row crops in soil. in a 2. pest and disease control. interest in irises either as a commercial grower or watering. Growing techniques (baskets. plant or group Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs GERANIUMS & PELARGONIUMS VHT113 A wonderful course for enthusiasts. There are eight lessons as follows: GROWING IRIS VHT111 1. and develop your understanding of cultural Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs requirements common to the whole group and differences in cultural techniques needed for FUCHSIAS VHT112 specific types of conifers. giving you a firm grasp on the subtle differences between the different cultivars in this group of plants. and propagation. their special characteristics. and their culture. japonicas. mulching. reticulatas). small shrubs. You will gain an 3. pest and disease. Develops your understanding of soils. from soil management and feeding to pruning Spruce). you move on to develop an understanding of how to grow geraniums and pelargoniums to achieve best results. landscaping. containers. Specialised Cultural Techniques . GROWING CARNATIONS VHT110 Nephrolepis. 7. pruning. tubs. watering. pest and disease control. post-harvest treatments.g.Spore. Pines. propagation. greenhouse). post-harvest pest and disease. Designing a Fern Garden show you how to identify the differences between 8. in hydroponics. division Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs 4. pruning. harvest. rarer varieties.On one selected flowers. and how to use A detailed look at the identification and culture camellias to achieve desired landscape effects. The Most Commonly Grown Varieties them to achieve optimum results. container plants. Learn how fuchsias are classified conifers.Hanging baskets.g. After an introductory section dealing with classification. Other Important Groups the different varieties of irises. feeding. Significant sections 6. division) Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs different groupings (e. Using Fuchsias . topiary.) . This course is a wonderful way of learning about the different groups of camellias (eg. GROWING CAMELLIAS VHT109 Beautiful camellias require little attention. feeding.

Plant Cultural Practices 8. irrigation methods. Introduction . Propagation 4. Introduction . characteristics of palms and cycads planting. Pests and Diseases Of Palms and Cycads 5. ORCHID CULTURE BHT232 P.g. soil requirements. 7.Pruning. nutrition. division. Baskets. watering.g. Howea and Macrozamia. cynaroides. Cattleyas. weed control). pruning. tissue TROPICAL PLANTS BHT234 culture Learn where and how grow to plants that originate in 4. Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs 45 . cuttings. large blooms in what might those groups. plant flowers. etc 4. Commercial Applications 8. Propagation . pest control. soils etc Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs 3. general 2. soil treatments. Hybrid Teas and Floribundas 5. Culture 3. light.Identification and classification An eight lesson course covering the following: (modern and species roses are considered) 1. as well as soil 2.identification. etc 2. diseases. pest control). With decorator) who aspires to achieve the very best results the right cultural techniques (e. Miniatures. proper with their indoor plants. etc 2. Using Palms and Cycads . 1. comprehensive course for rose enthusiasts. Introduction hydroponics. Climbers. Shrubs and Trees Over eight lessons you will learn what perennials are. Gingers and Heliconias 5. Special in-depth study of one group Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs INTERIOR PLANTS BHT315 PROTEAS BHT318 This is a course equally applicable to the professional Learn where and how to grow one of the most interior plantscaper. nurserymen. Introduction . cuttings. Using Roses . and from there develop the ability to otherwise be considered poor horticultural select the right plant for the right situation. Special Assignment 2. Using Proteas -landscaping plants. 3. Introduction to Tropical Plants Greenhouse Culture.On one group of orchids 3. mixes. drainage envy of all who see them. Culture . Growing Orchids as Cut Flowers. harvest and post-harvest structure 8. Special Project. hydroponics 7. PALMS & CYCADS BHT233 whether professionals or amateur growers. feeding. 1. mellifera and P. There are eight lessons as follows: types of growing methods are covered (in pots. Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs temperature. cut flower growers and garden enthusiasts. pruning. Culture -planting. Australian Native Orchids There are ten lessons in this module as follows: 7. Ferns and Bromeliads the main types of perennial plants in fashion 8. watering. feeding. It provides valuable 5. Old World Roses 6. Tropical Herbs. Standards and Weepers landscaping with palms 7. learn how to 5. Landscaping with Tropical Plants and how to utilise them to get the best out of them in Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs the landscape. Tropical Annuals. Climbers. cut 1. Diseases and Problems improve your results. 1. you can achieve requirements and general characteristics of each of top quality. Propagation .potting mixes. Perennials and Bulbous Plants Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs 4. 6. repens) Discover what orchids are all about. the cultural requirements of each (ie. etc 3. Pests. Vandas and Other Commonly instruction for both growing plants in warm places. the cultural feeding. This is a course equally valuable to landscapers. family groups most indoor plants fall into. Vegetables and Fruits today. terrariums. 6. Over eight A wide variety of genera are covered.ROSES BHT231 A unique. feeding and lots more. pest. greenhouses).classification.growing indoors. Propagation budding and grafting. pruning. This eight lesson course 6. Epiphytes. staking.Seed. including lessons you will study the following: Washingtonia. Cymbidiums and Dendrobiums or are suited to the tropics. Commonly Grown Varieties -(e. identification. or the home owner (or interior stunning groups of plants in the world. Growing a Commercial or Flower Rose Crop 8. 9. layering. Phoenix. and grow flowers which will be the Protea botany. 10. P. Grown Orchids or in protected places such as greenhouses. Culture . Selecting Suitable Palms and Cycads 4. feeding. baskets. watering.Cut flowers.seed. propagation. Orchids. Growing Tropical Plants outside the Tropics watering. Other Proteas to Grow covers the following: 7. tubs. pests and diseases. Many conditions. Cordylines and Palms PERENNIALS BHT316 6. You will learn about the main drainage.

and of the range of species you can identify. Anigozanthus) 8. feeding). • Determine cultural practices to maintain how to identify them.Casuarina. 7. AUSTRALIAN NATIVE TREES VHT115 Angophora. growing • Explain the identification and culture of and using ferns in baskets. Callistemon and Leptospermum EUCALYPTS VHT117 • Explain the identification and culture of An introduction to the genus Eucalyptus. Cultural Techniques 3.) 6. Native iris. feeding. to the family level • Identify one hundred different species AUSTRALIAN NATIVE FERNS VHT116 of native. in particular Eucalyptus Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs • Explain the identification and culture of native shrubs.) 7. characteristics of Australian flora Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs 2. etc. feeding. Crowea. windbreak On successful completion of this course. Callistemons and Leptospermums information sources. 1. soils. wildflowers. Eucalypts 4. planting. Bauera. Heaths and Similar Plants (eg. Native Trees . etc. etc This course first teaches you about different 5. Introduction . etc 3. The Monocots (Native grasses. propagation) and use. names and characteristics Learn which ferns occur naturally in Australia. 6. their identification. propagation and 8. native trees. Callitris. watering. Throughout the • Explain the identification and culture of course you build both a knowledge of the group as a a range of ground covers and small shrubs whole. food plants. Melaleucas. Lophostemon. Growing Conditions . feeding. watering. where to obtain accurate healthy native plants information. • Determine commercially viable applications Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs for different native plants • Prepare detailed planting designs using GROWING GREVILLEAS VHT118 Australian native plants Become an expert on Grevilleas through this Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs eight lesson course. tree maintenance and you will be able to: tree selection. botany and native plants. 1. Celmisia) 5. The remaining lessons 9. growing and using grevilleas. planting. Astartea) 4. plant identification. culture culture (planting. Helipterum. pests and diseases. propagation. Kennedya. clumping plants. Around 50 species are studied in detail. emphasis on the genus Grevillea landscape uses. The Legumes (Pultenaea. Acacia. soils. agroforestry. Other Groups (Boronias. Grevilleas pests and diseases. AUSTRALIAN NATIVES AUSTRALIAN NATIVES I BHT113 ACACIAS VHT114 Develop a broad understanding of Australian Learn about the identification. Ground Covers and Small Shrubs transplanting.Planting. There are nine You also learn about the commercial uses of Acacias lessons as follows: as building materials. Acacias types of Australian flora. etc. It provides a thorough grounding in identifying. Helichrysum. AUSTRALIAN NATIVES II BHT225 Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs Focuses on smaller growing natives (eg. incl. The Daisy Family (eg. craft. Melaleuca. with identification. culture (propagation. covering different Proteaceous native plants. for tanning. Commercial Applications for Wildflowers Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs 46 23 . Commercial Applications for Natives deal with selected varieties of trees. • Classify most significant cultivated Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs native plants. Introduction 2.Plant identification. important genera. terrariums and gardens. Emphasis is placed on horticulturally of wattles. inc. etc). Thryptomene.

Living Things . Rivers and Deserts 6. Fungi. • Composition of the Earth There are six lessons in this course as follows: • The Earth's Magnetic Field 1. Scientists need to know to conduct Environmental environmental weeds. Basic Ecology . Volcanism and Earthquakes identifying living organisms. Toxic and Nuclear Waste 2. humans in the environment • Modern Environmental Issues 3. using identification keys • Rocks and Minerals 2.Classification of plants and animals. There are seven 2. • The Greenhouse Effect. Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs the atmosphere. Domestic Waste suited to anywhere on our planet. loss of This course covers the basics of what Environmental water. • Continental Drift. • Case Studies how to minimize water usage. environmental and conservation issues. It covers the general principles of ecology and is 1. the Greenhouse Effect. communities. El Nino ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT 4. natural • Types of Environmental Assessments resources (renewable and non renewable) • Environmental Reports and Data Presentation 6. Recycling Waste 4. • The Oceans.Humans and water. the carbon dioxide cycle. Global Environmental Systems .The definition and goals of • Environmental Law around the Globe conservation. places they live. Industrial Waste 1. Gaia theory. building materials and their environmental impact Fee: S1 Duration: 100 hrs ENVIRONMENTAL WASTE INTRODUCTION TO ECOLOGY BEN101 MANAGEMENT BEN202 A dynamic course that looks at how waste is disposed of An introductory course covering living organisms. Ecosystems and Populations 4. Mountains. and can serve as Lessons cover the following areas: a course in its own right or as a platform for higher • The Solid Earth learning. the web of • Patterns Iife. its structure and Earth processes. The Greenhouse Effect and the Environment Fee: S1 Duration: 100 hrs 47 . Tundra. Environmental Problems . climatic systems. • Research Project reducing household waste. The Development of Life 5. Parasites and Endangered Species 6. loss of non renewable resources. Acting Locally: Thinking Globally . Shallow Waters 7. Water Quality and Treatment 3. and the relationships that occur between Lessons include: them. Street Cleaning and Disposal of Refuse lessons: 3. habitats and niches. It will give the student a broad based grounding in Earth. the in natural cycles and how to manage waste disposal. Conservation .The Earth's structure.Deforestation. ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES VEN100 EARTH SCIENCE BEN204 This course is an excellent introduction to environmental Earth Science presents an all round introduction to the studies. El Nino and Global Weather constituents of ecosystem. energy use in the home. Lessons cover the following: depletion and ozone as a Greenhouse gas • Introduction to Environmental Practice 5. Ozone Assessment.Populations. Air and Weather ecosystems. domestic transport and its Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs effect on pollution. Animals. loss of biological diversity. the history of conservation. loss of BEN301 agricultural land. the ecosphere. Rainforests and Marshes Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs 5.

population dynamics. etc mammals. preparing a lawn.Cultural methods and plants for problem areas • Plant Nutrition .Landscape 6. seed. nutrient problems • Pruning and Tree Surgery .Plants and animals. but can be taken in its own right. bats.Techniques to overcome problems • Turf Care .soil degradation and rehabilitation techniques Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs 48 . create natural balanced ecosystems.An introduction to the use of Eucalypts 3. equipment and turf problems • Rehabilitation: Problems and solutions . Physiology and Diversity • Marketing . Carnivores (Order: Ferae) • Wildlife Park Management . etc NATURE PARK MANAGEMENT 1 BEN120 •Park Interpretation .Identifying the problem and control methods • Culture of Native Plants . Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs costing. Water Conservation at Home • Soils . relevant legal and create nature trails. Water Conservation in Other Sectors skills.Basic drawing 9. cuttings. Melaleuca 6. 8. soil properties. Introduction to Water Conservation • Introduction to Native Plants 2.Keeping animals: legislation. Reptiles • Proteaceae Australian Natives .Different types of soils. You also learn to carrying capacity. wildlife habitats. WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT BEN205 NATURE PARK MANAGEMENT II BEN207 This course develops both a theoretical and practical This course is a natural progression from Nature Park understanding of how to manage animals in their natural Management I. Water Conservation in the Workplace soils. Water Conservation in Primary Production I • Basic Landscape Design Procedure .An introduction to 4. and animal enclosures and market a nature park.Varieties. Gilires and Insectivora and Callistemon 7.Advertising. maintenance. maintenance. natural environment and basic ecological principles and surfacing materials and design learn a variety of skills ranging from basic gardening and Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs nature park design to erosion control. lemurs. safety.Water features. Amphibians. administrative concerns. Water Conservation and Health • Landscape Drafting and Contraction .for minimising Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs human impact and providing for different activities • Weed Control . Birds Mimosaceae (eg: Acacia). design picnic grounds broad range of wildlife types. etc The student will develop a sound understanding of the • Trail Design and Construction . compost making 4.Types of rock grouping and plants vertebrate animals. and more. pools.Techniques. Archonta . shrews • Playground Design . improving 3. Water Conservation in Services industries preparing a landscape plan 8.Fun and fitness trails. materials. etc • Water Landscapes . Fishes • Eucalyptus . • More Australian Native Plants . weed control and tree surgery.Chemical and non-chemical methods • Pest and Disease Management in Plants . Ten lessons: 1. types of fertilisers. etc) Australian plant genera.Equipment. Overview of Mammals: Physiology and Taxonomy and Fabaceae (eg: Kennedya) (Differentiate Marsupials and Eutherians. litter. with a particular emphasis on • Propagation . pre-planning information. MANAGEMENT BEN302 interrelationship between living and non-living components 1. Monotremes. The Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs following areas are covered: • Creation and Maintenance of Australian Ecosystems - VERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY BEN104 Plant associations and earthworks Develops your ability to distinguish between types of • Rockeries . Ungulata enclosures and permits 9.Techniques. It covers ecology. Marsupials (Order Marsupialia) • Picnic Areas .An introduction to other Therians. basic ecology. Vertebrate Taxonomy. Introduction to Contracts and Specifications 10. Re-use and Recycling • Design of Nature/Wilderness Areas . Water Management • Gardening Skills and Techniques 5. program design. Water Conservation in Primary Production II principles and elements. etc 2. eg: ferns. It environments.Primates. wildlife censuses. etc 10. Caesalpiniaceae (eg: Cassia) 5.Facilities.build rockeries and pathways. conifers. Water Treatment. Ectotherms. brochures.Plant nutrient requirements. 7. Topics are as follows: WATER CONSERVATION AND • The Environment . It is relevant to a construct ponds and watercourses. wildlife management concentrates more on native plants and using them to principles.

Squid. including Starfish. Lobsters 8. to town birds and birds of prey. Approaches to Land Rehabilitation 3. The lessons are: 2. etc 6. Sharks and Rays • Bony Fishes • Marine Mammals Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs ORNITHOLOGY BEN102 A course for amateurs or anyone working with birds. Octopus. Attracting. The course covers: systems and the rehabilitation of degraded landscapes 1. Seabirds and Waterbirds 6. TREES FOR REHABILITATION BHT205 MARINE STUDIES I BEN103 (Landcare Reafforestation) A comprehensive course for anyone wanting to develop This course develops an understanding of environmental their knowledge of marine life and ecology. Nine lessons develp your ability to identify and understand the habits of different birds from water birds to parrots. Marine Conservation and Management Shrimp. Rehabilitating Degraded Sites Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs CONSERVATION AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT BEN201 An excellent course to follow "Introduction to Ecology" with 8 lessons as follows: MARINE STUDIES II BEN203 This course follows on from Marine studies I. The Biology of Birds 3. jellyfish. Physical Plant Effects on Degraded Sites 8. Dealing with Chemical Problems 7. Vegetation and Conservation Management • Cnidarians and Worms: Anemones. 7. Shallow Waters 1. Common and Widespread Land Birds 4. Introduction to Ecology your knowledge of a wide variety of marine organisms. extending 1. Shell Fish 2. Hunters . 2. Owls. Fishes Part B 5. Passeriformes 8. Prawns. Feeding and Keeping Birds Fee: S1 Duration: 100 hrs 23 49 . Sea Birds. Hostile Environments 9. Animal Conservation and Management • Arthropods I: Spiders. Introduction to Seed Propagation Techniques 5. etc 3. Environmental Problems including: 3.Birds of Prey. Ecology of Soils and Plant Health 4. Classification and Introduction to Birdwatching 2. Marine Ecology with an emphasis on trees. Propagation and Nursery Stock 6. Sea Snakes. Plant Establishment Care 10. Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs Sea Urchins. Kingfishers 7. Plant Establishment Programs Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs 8. Pollutions and Effects of Industry • Simple Organisms (Protists. Crabs. 1. Octopus. Hagfishes. Turtles. Other Birds 9. Water and Soil • Marine Plants 5. Marine Mammals 6. Shellfish. whether for work or general interest. etc 7. Fishes Part A 4. Sea Cucumbers • Non Bony Fishes: Lampreys. Giant Birds and Long Legged Birds 5. The Future • Echinoderms and Other Animals. sponges etc) 4.

and much more. besides learning the theory. and Alternative Energy. Wildlife Management. The course is divided into 15 modules. Wildlife Management. With these formal qualifications. etc.. Wildlife Parks. Marine Life I. resorts). CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES It is possible to undertake Proficiency Awards. Six modules must be completed including: sNature Park Management I and II CERTIFICATE IN WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT Plus four electives must be chosen from a VEN003 wide range of topics. design your own course . and they attract exam fees which are separate to the course fee. Environmental Assessment. Diplomas and other formal qualifications with ACS. national parks. National Parks or similar locations. Contact the school to determine how many exams you need to complete for your course. Fee: AD Duration: 2400 hrs ASSOCIATE DIPLOMA IN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT VEN006 This course differs from other undergraduate environmental courses providing a unique opportunity to develop those "in demand" skills. Healthy Buildings I. . Fee: CT Duration: 600 hrs ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN HORTICULTURE (PARKS AND RECREATION) VHT009 This course provides training for people to work in the management and development of recreation and park facilities and services. It is relevant to all types of situations including municipal parks. including: Ecotour Management .. tourist facilities (eg.refer to page 10 for details STANDARD COURSES OFFERED These courses have been designed to meet specific needs. and the effects of environmental degradation reach critical mass in some parts of the world. and Environmental Fee: CT Duration: 700 hrs Assessment. Water Conservation and Management. The combination of subjects has been balanced to provide a sound foundation in a core area. the Certificate in sEcotour Management Wildlife Management is tutored by highly qualified and sEcotour Tour Guide Course experienced professionals. Project Management. do it! 2. exams are compulsory. This course is unique! It covers Introduction to Ecology. Fee: AS Duration: 1500 hrs CERTIFICATE IN ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY VEN013 Sustainability experts are likely to be in high demand over coming decades as available resources become increasingly scarce. If you like the sound of a standard course. PROFICIENCY AWARD IN ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT VEN001 This is awarded on completion of: a/ Three Environmental Courses: (including passes in three examinations) b/ A workplace project or work experience (approved by a tutor and equal to 200 hours) Fee: PA Duration: 500 hrs CERTIFICATE IN NATURE PARK MANAGEMENT VHT002 A certificate for anyone interested in working in Zoos. Sustainable Agriculture. incuding: One of our most popular certificates. If you can't find a standard course that suits. How do you choose which type of course? 1. Certificates. Nature Reserves. Vertebrate Zoology. and much more Ornithology. Permaculture Systems. Fee: CT Duration: 600 hrs 50 23 . sIntroduction to Ecology In this fascinating certificate you will study Introduction sWeed Control to Ecology.

Understanding Wilderness Areas 7. Other topics include: outdoor adventure and management training. Safety ECOTOURISM TOUR GUIDE COURSE 9. ECOTOURISM Ecotourism is one of the fastest growing sectors in the travel industry world wide. the customer. Active Land Based Adventure Activities Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs ADVENTURE TOURISM BTR302 This exciting course covers the scope and nature of adventure tourism in today's market and looks at the sources and types of opportunities available. Ecotourism Basics ACTIVITIES BTR201 2. The nine lessons are as follows: The Proficiency Award in Ecotourism is made up of: 1. Ecotour Displays 4. Passive Land Based Activities 9. The following courses may be taken to enhance job opportunities. artificial environments. geography. Planning an Ecotour 3. Interpretive Services in Ecotourism This course develops skills in bushcraft. Nature and Scope of Ecotourism (A) Three ecotourism courses (BTR101. Legal Considerations 8. ECOTOUR MANAGEMENT BTR101 PROFICIENCY AWARD IN ECOTOURISM This course develops your ability to establish and operate BTR001 an ecotourism enterprise. Fee: S3 Duration: 100hrs TO DESIGN YOUR OWN CERTIFICATE OR DIPLOMA. Interpreting Land Environments 2. Interpreting Aquatic Environments 1. Catering Facilities 7. or simply to develop skills and interests for your own personal wellbeing. The Tour Desk/Office (approved by a tutor) 5. Ecology and Conservation understanding of wilderness skills and an ability to 4. while building an 3. supply. forests and sea). Protection from the Elements 9. The ten lessons are as follows: 6. Accommodation Facilities Fee: PA Duration: 500 hrs 6. managing ecotour facilities or planning and conducting ecotour activities. Plant and Animal Classification and Identification manage the needs of a group of people while in a 5. SEE PAGE 10 51 . sustainability and environmental impacts and risk management insurance. Water Based Adventure Activities 10. Industry Destinations (B) A workplace project or work experience 4. BTR201. It involves providing people with holiday or leisure experiences in natural areas (eg: mountains. Camping 8. Natural Resources 10. Planning an Ecotourism Activity BTR301 Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs This course develops your ability to organise and conduct ecotourism services including tours and activities. Management Issues (including passes in three examinations) 3. Navigation Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs 6. BTR301) 2. Equipment 8. The course is divided into the following ten lessons as follows: BUSHCRAFT AND WILDERNESS 1. Geology/Geomorphology wilderness area. Dealing with Emergencies 7. With this rapid growth in ecotourism. Leading an Ecotour 5. there is also a rapid growth in job opportunities.

rail etc restaurant. This subject has 6 The nine lessons are: lessons as follows: 1. Alcoholic Product Orientation 4. as a • Visitor Management weekend getaway or as a comfortable alternative to • Contingency Planning holiday accommodation. etc TOURISM I BTR103 9. The Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs lessons are: 1. or guesthouse. your job or business prospects can be enhanced considerably by studying the following courses.Adventure. review etc a bed and breakfast operation. Front Desk Management . Managing Catering Services and other types Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs • Accommodation Types . With the appropriate skills and knowledge. food handling enquiries etc handling.Events. theme MANAGEMENT BTR203 parks.Airline reservations career opportunities in food service exist everywhere. delivery. Non Alcoholic Drinks 5. events.Records. 7. Human Nutrition • Travel Agency Systems 2. accounts etc 6. Introduction . presentation. Coffee and Non-alcoholic Beverages • Scope of Travel Businesses . business. reception.Planning the itinerary. Servicing Rooms and General Cleaning 5.Camping.Boat. “r and r”. Service Procedures . Kitchen and Food Management 4. day tours. backpackers BED AND BREAKFAST (GUESTHOUSE) • Attractions . Scope and Nature of Catering Services accommodation. business etc The bed and breakfast business is booming. Organisation of the Hotel Workplace equipment and layout etc 3. Scope and Nature of Hotel Management 1. costing. Introduction to management/marketing 2. and attractions 8. Tea. Customer Service 4.Resorts and hotels • Low Budget Accommodation . Planning a Menu TOURISM II BTR204 5. people travel more and spend more time on leisure activities such as wining and dining. Facilities and Decor 3. Alcoholic Beverages Topics covered in this course include: 6. food service or catering business.Dealing with customers. culture. Food Service A comprehensive course to develop skills in tourism Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs planning and management. bus. HOTEL MANAGEMENT BTR202 BAR SERVICE VTR204 This course provides an introduction of skills necessary This course provides basic knowledge for attending a bar for successful hotel and accommodation management. Staff Management in Hotels 2. Equipment 5. Food Purchasing 7. bar 2. gymnasium. Personnel Management • Types of Tourism . Supplying Meals 6. billing. or working as a drinks attendant. history. Records and Financial Management Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs See 'Event Management' pg 55 2352 .Car rental Learn the skills needed to operate or work in a • Transport . Wine Appreciation Fee: S1 Duration: 100 hrs 8. Cooking • Special Project . The • Accommodation lessons are: • Package Tours 1. The course covers: • Travel Industry Overview/Introduction FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANAGEMENT • Destinations BTR102 • Money. cultural 9. Activities Management -Tour desk.Package tours. As certain parts of the world become increasingly affluent. 4.Planning a trip Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs 3. natural. Learn to set up and/or manage • Packaging a Tour . tray service. • Transport . Mixing Drinks 7. HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM Hospitality and tourism are two of the fastest growing sectors of the global economy. Control Systems 3. Building and Facility Maintenance 6.Industry orientation. Insurance and Legalities This is an important aspect of the hospitality industry and • Transport .

Food and Beverage Management. Food and Beverage Management. and Ecotour Management (including passes in three examinations) (b) A workplace project or work experience (approved by a tutor and equal to 200 hours) Fee: PA Duration: 500 hrs ASSOCIATE DIPLOMA IN HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM VTR002 This Associate Diploma consists of: (a)The following 13 modules: Tourism I. Event Management. Sales Management. Fitness Leaders Certificate (b) Research Project I (100 hours) (c) 100hrs of Industry meetings/work experience This course is accredited through the International Accreditation and Recognition Council. Tourism II. Bar Service. Hotel Management. Ecotour Management. when you submit the enrolment application. Tourism II. design your own course! STANDARD COURSES OFFERED These courses have been designed to meet specific needs. If you like the sound of a standard course. and they attract exam fees which are separate to the course fee. Ecotourism Tour Guide Course. Adventure Tourism. For example. simply tell us the modules you propose studying. Your selection must be approved by an academic officer or tutor before the enrolment is accepted. To enroll. You have two choices: 1. Certificates. Enrol in a standard course 2. to design a Certificate in Tourism. do it! 2. The combination of subjects has been balanced to provide a sound foundation in a core area. If you cannot find a standard course that suits. 53 . With these formal qualifications.refer to page 10 for details How do you choose which type of course ? 1. Ecotourism Tour Guide Course. Contact the school to determine how many exams you need to complete for your course. Event Management. Facility Management. PROFICIENCY AWARD IN TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY VTR001 This Proficiency Award consists of: (a) Hotel Management. Design your own course from electives offered . Fee: AS Duration: 1500 hrs DESIGNING YOUR OWN COURSE You can choose any combination of subjects offered within the guidelines on page 10. exams are compulsory. Facility Management. Food and Beverage. Ecotour Management. you might choose any six of the following: Tourism I. Diplomas and other formal qualifications with ACS. Bookkeeping I.CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS IN HOSPITALITY AND TOURISM It is possible to undertake Proficiency Awards. Supervision I.

LEISURE. The course leadership skills in any recreation leadership situation. s-ONITORAMEMBERSHIPDATABASESTOENSURERETURNBUSINESS differentiation from management. PLAY LEADERSHIP VRE101 team performance. s-ANAGETHEDELIVERYOFASERVICETOENSURECUSTOMER planning etc) satisfaction 2. supervision. staff recruitment. evaluating staff !VALUABLECOURSEFORANYONEWORKINGORWISHINGTOWORK PERFORMANCEANDCOMMUNICATIONBETWEENSTAFF with children. There are 10 lessons covering: Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs 5NDERSTANDING0LAY #HILD$EVELOPMENT4HROUGH0LAY 4YPESOF0LAY 0HYSICAL. Communication Skills Fee: S2 Duration 100 hrs 5. shows you how to: There are seven lessons as follows: s0ROCESSCOMPLAINTS 1. Interpersonal Relationships BUSINESS 4. Team Building 6. styles. developing a team approach. Systematic and Lateral Thinking !PPLICATIONS LEISURE MANAGEMENT II BRE104 Fee: S1 Duration: 100 hrs 0EOPLEAREAKEYRESOURCEFORANYBUSINESS4HISCOURSE develops an understanding of important human resource issues such as work schedules. Leadership Characteristics/Qualities s$EVELOPMARKETINGANDPROMOTIONSTOMAINTAINORINCREASE 3. Introduction to Leadership (nature. scope. HEALTH AND FITNESS LEISURE MANAGEMENT I BRE103 RECREATION LEADERSHIP VRE100 During this course you will learn to develop strategies to Develop your understanding of and capacity to apply market recreation facilities or services.

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Relaxation. Alternative Medicine psychological factors. make building design recommendations that improve adolescents. and skills to explain exercise and its • The macro-environment (location) importance to human health. Healthy Eating . fibre. Injury and General Wellbeing • Fitness programs for Special Groups Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs 55 . 8. ergonomics and 7.EVENT MANAGEMENT BRE209 HEALTH AND FITNESS III BRE301 This course develops knowledge and skills in the planning (Fitness Evaluation and Management) and management of special events including concerts. risk management. Stress Management . • Health risks in modern society marketing. Project Logistics SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY BPS106 5. Introduction .Resources and services 2. etc CONSTRUCTION AND HEALTH) BSS200 3. Preventative Health light control. Modern Lifestyle Problems .Food groups. Motivation HEALTH AND WELLBEING VRE102 5. evaluation and festivals. It covers: concept. Human Nutrition . It covers: scope consequential management of health and fitness and nature of special events. and to 4. Risk Management coach or athlete. 8. ventilation. various age groups. Developing the Concept Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs 3. Scope and Nature of Event Management Prerequisites: Health and Fitness II or equivalent. plumbing. Content includes: 8. human and physical • Community health and fitness resources. After the Event 1. describe and explain how (FITNESS LEADERSHIP) physical characteristics of a building and its surrounds This course aims to develop an understanding of the have an impact upon human health. drugs. temperature and 6. The course covers building materials. Special Groups 1. as well as the 7. Basic First Aid Fees: S2 Duration: 100 hrs Fee: S1 Duration: 100 hrs HEALTHY BUILDINGS II (BUILDING ENVIRONMENT AND HEALTH) BSS300 HEALTH AND FITNESS I BRE101 Develops skills to evaluate. originating and developing a characteristics for a specific individual.Nutrition for healthy people. Staging the Event Content includes: 9. Content includes: • Analysis of fitness evaluation 1. 5. vitamins and Develops skills to determine the impact of building minerals. timing. Anxiety and Arousal 4. Team Dynamics health and fitness industry. Financial Management psychology of sport and exercise. Content includes: • Furniture • Introduction to Health and Fitness • Paints and finishes • Exercise Physiology • Pesticides and alternatives • Exercise Principles and Cardiorespiratory Programming Fees: S2 Duration: 100 hrsFee: S2 • Biomechanics and Risk • Fitness Program Design • Delivering a Fitness Program • Safety. exhibitions and sporting events. event coordination and • Health and Fitness evaluation methods evaluation after the event. what to eat construction characteristics upon human health.Motivation and exercise. 2. Psychological Traits of Successful Athletes 3. HEALTHY BUILDINGS I (BUILDING food. Physical and Human Resources 4. to improve motivation and performance. lifestyle etc construction techniques. Marketing an Event This course aims to develop your understanding of the 6. budgeting. managing finances. Aggression The course develops an understanding of the nature and 6. A component of the Fitness • Garden impact on interior environments Leaders Certificate. Topics include: fitness industry. sponsorships. This course develops skills in analysis. Introduction Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs 2. alcohol. electrical wiring. and how to apply it as a 7. funding. pregnant women etc habitability. Leadership and Coaching scope of human health and wellbeing.

Strategic Diet planning for a medical condition fields of health or fitness. Introduction to Nutrition 1. Preventing Obesity 5. Colon BRE205 8. allergies and food toxicity. Nutrition in Pregnancy 4.Oesophagus. Energy in the Athlete’s Body 3. Medical Conditions 9. aspects of childhood nutrition and assist you to utilize There are nine lessons as follows: healthy nutritional practices. Childhood Obesity Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs 10. Introduction to Child Nutrition 2. There are nine lessons as follows: 1. Energy Value of Foods 4. Gall bladder. Treating Obesity 6. Small Intestine. Training for Size and Sport Supplements Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs HUMAN NUTRITION III BRE302 (Nutrition for Health) THERAPEUTIC NUTRITION BRE211 This course examines common health concerns related to Therapeutic nutrition is the provision of nutrients to nutrition such as obesity. Minerals 6. Study for self-improvement (to help understand and reduce Pancreas. HUMAN NUTRITION I BRE102 CHILDREN'S NUTRITION BRE 304 This course provides a broad understanding of the make This course will enable you to understand the essential up of foods and how the human body utilises those foods. Nutrient Imbalance and Disease disease e. Introduction 1.Renal/Kidney Conditions 6. Weight Management 8. Nutritional Concerns 7.Diabetes 8.Allergies and Intolerances 7.g. Food Toxicity . Assessing Nutritional Status and Needs 8. The Athlete's Body Composition 7. 4. Diet Plans Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs HUMAN NUTRITION II BRE202 (Planning a Healthy Diet) SPORTS NUTRITION BRE303 This course teaches you how to develop a well balanced There are nine lessons: diet. etc) your own weight). Diets . Nutrition for Pre-Pregnancy 3. Topics covered include: 1. Planning a Diet Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs 56 23 . Cooking and its Effect on Nutrition 2. Healthy Eating Behaviours 8. Energy 2. Vitamins 5.Toxicity 2. Diet Planning for Special Needs 9. Nutrition in Infants 5. Nutrition Basics 3. Planning a Balanced Diet 7. Absorption and Enzymes 3. Nutrient Disorders 9. in order to improve understanding Fee:S3 Duration: 100 hrs and capacity to help clients. are eight lessons as folllows: Therapeutic diets may be required as therapy for a 1. Food Processing and its Effect on Nutrition 3.Sensitivity 1. The Digestive System 2. Dental Problems arising from low energy and nutrient intakes or due to 3. Detoxification/Body Cleansing 3. There maintain and/ or restore optimal nutrition and health. Nutrition in Childhood 6. Liver. The Training Diet 4. Proteins 6.Fads. Consulting/Giving Advice 4. There are eight lessons: 1. Recommended Daily Intake of Nutrients 4. Water 8. Issues in Child Nutrition 9. Food Toxicity . Hyperlipidemia and Arteriosclerosis Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs 5. The Competition Diet 5. Restricting Calorie Intake 8.Cancer NUTRITION FOR WEIGHT CONTROL 7.Other Metabolic Conditions (eg.Introduction to Therapeutic Nutrition 6.Digestive Disorders . Carbohydrates and Fats 5. Fibre and Bowel Diseases increased energy and nutrient needs. Understanding Obesity 2. Modifying Eating Behaviour 7.Heart Disease. Vitamins and Minerals 7. Different Ways of Eating There are 9 lessons in this course: 5. coeliac disease or to treat malnutrition 2. or useful for those already working in the 9. Fiction and Fact 4. Fluids 6.

Exercise for Strength Fee: S1 Duration: 100 hrs 8. Understanding Weight Control • Planning a Program 9. counselling. 13 Keys to Effective Energy Management 6. 7. Weight Control Methods Fee: S1 Duration: 100 hrs Fee: S1 Duration: 100 hrs AQUAFITNESS BRE207 This course is written by John Mason. or others to set and achieve goals. Understanding Back Problems • Understanding Movements 6. Content includes: 3. Committing Occupational Suicide Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs LIFE COACHING COURSE Recognised by 57 . Class Design 6. Students working in Fee: S1 Duration: 100 hrs health. Goal-Setting 6. Review and adjustment. 4. or balanced fitness program for yourself or for people individuals who want to pay more serious attention to around you. The 6 lessons include: 1. published by Kangaroo Press. Recognising and Addressing Back Problems • Selection of Exercises 7. Safety and Efficiency 3. Coaching and Physical Wellbeing 3.Age/sex differences. There are eight lessons as follows: their own well being. Weight Control and Other Special Aspects Fee: S1 Duration: 100 hrs FITNESS RISK MANAGEMENT VRE104 RESISTANCE AND GYM SUPERVISION This course further explores human wellness with BRE206 emphasis on common back and weight problems. There are 3. Well-Balanced Life seven lessons. simple tests 4. Principles of Exercise Programming 3. business. Individual Perceptions manage this important but finite resource.PERSONAL FITNESS VRE103 ADVANCED AEROBICS BRE208 This highly practical course helps you to understand This is a course for both fitness professionals who want what fitness really is. 10 Falsehoods About Managing Energy Supply 7. Fitness Testing 2. social work. This has been written to satisfy the Fitness Instructor Content includes: specialist module requirement for the Fitness Leaders 1. Exercise for Aerobic Fitness 5. Leadership and Participation 7. The 10 lessons cover: Develops heightened awareness of your potential energy 1. Interpreting Fitness Tests • Equipment and Applications 5. Advising on Human Wellness practical component. Exercise for Suppleness 6. Coaching Success 5. PERSONAL ENERGY MANAGEMENT which can be taken alone or as a module in a Life VRE105 Coaching Certificate or Diploma. The Myth of Invincibility 9. The Limits of Stress and Time Management 10.Emotional and Intellectual 8. The Human Body 1. author of Aquafitness. Organising a Class 2. Personal Energy . Coaching Skills 2. natural therapies. Students must have access to a gym for the 2. Teaching Aerobic Activities 5. and enables you to develop a to develop a greater depth of understanding. The "Other" Energies .A Key to Success 5. Preventative Back Care • Developing Training Methods 8. Content includes: • Introduction • Equipment and Facilities • Types of Exercises • Hydrostatic and Hydrodynamic Principles • Safety and Health • Program Design • Leading a Program This course satisfies the Aquafitness Instructor specialist LIFE COACHING BPS305 module requirement for the Fitness Leaders Certificate This course will develop your ability to motivate yourself run by ACS. Understanding Human Wellness Certificate. Nature and Scope of Life Coaching and limitations to that energy in order that you may better 2. Fitness Tests • Types of Resistance Training (plus practicum) 4. Fitness Testing . Managing the Workload 4. Coaching and Psychological WellBeing 4. Coaching Processes 1. or education can benefit from this course.

sports.Two workshops (100 hours each). Recreation Management (Policies and Procedures). Recreation Marketing. Fitness (VRE103) and Facility Management (BRE205) Fees: AC Duration: 900 hrs CHILD DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE VRE002 A comprehensive. Healthy Buildings l and ll. Recreation Facility Maintenance. Instructional Skills. It is designed to prepare students for supervisory positions in their chosen field. Child Psychology 4. managing recreation facilities. CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS IN RECREATION. environmental activities. internationally recognised (through IARC) course made up of the following six modules: 1. such as Health and Fitness ll. Human Biology l and ll.refer to page 10 for details STANDARD COURSES OFFERED These courses have been designed to meet specific needs. Park and Playground Design I Fee: CT Duration: 600 hrs 2358 . Recreation Facility Design. Medicinal Herbs etc. Fees: CT Duration: 600 hrs. Design your own course from electives offered . youth leadership. conferences etc) Fees: AD Duration: 2400 hrs ADVANCED CERT IN APPLIED MANAGEMENT (HEALTH AND FITNESS) VBS001 The Advanced Certificate in Applied Management is a standard course that gives students training in management and also a specific study area of their choice (known as a stream). . The course is made up of: . Play Leadership 2. organising exhibitions and more. marketing. staff supervision and management. Recreation Management (Financial and Clerical). Introduction to Psychology 3. Details of the management modules are given on page 78. Recreation and Healthy Lifestyles. With these formal qualifications. Thirty lessons plus practical assignments cover the nature and scope of recreation. leadership principles and practices. Details of the management modules are given on page 78. HEALTH AND FITNESS It is possible to undertake Proficiency Awards. Business Studies. Stream modules for the Recreation stream are Overview of Recreation. exams are compulsory. Health and Fitness l. These can be arranged to take place anywhere in the world .Elective modules (800 hours): You choose from available courses. Human Biology lA and lB. tourism. . You have two choices: 1. Human Nutrition 6. Remedial Massage. budgeting.Industry conferences or seminars (100 hours). The combination of subjects has been balanced to provide a sound foundation in a core area. Fees: AC Duration: 900 hrs ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN RECREATION STUDIES (FITNESS) VRE007 This course provides management oriented training for people wanting to work in the health and fitness or recreation industries on a technical or management capacity. Contact the school to determine how many exams you need to complete for your course. Enrol in a standard course 2. first aid.Core modules: Biochemistry. Introduction to Recreation Facilities. Psychology and Counselling. (Most are 100 hr modules. and graduates have successfully obtained work in the industry. and Recreation Programs and Activities. but not workshops. Remedial Massage is 400 hours). Diplomas and other formal qualifications with ACS. Children's Writing 5. Recreation Management (Human Resources). .Two research projects (100hours each) dealing with different aspects of the workplace. (Note: All tuition and essential texts are included in the fees. The course provides a solid grounding in skills needed to for leadership or management in community recreation or related fields. It is designed to prepare students for supervisory positions in their chosen field. ll and lll. Introduction to Psychology. Human Nutrition l. CERTIFICATE IN RECREATION VRE001 This certificate has operated for many years. and they attract exam fees which are separate to the course fee. ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN APPLIED MANAGEMENT (RECREATION) VBS001 The Advanced Certificate in Applied Management is a standard course that gives students training in management and also a specific study area of their choice (known as a stream). Recreation Facility use. Workplace Health and Safety. Stream modules for the Health and Fitness stream are: Health and Wellbeing (VRE102). fitness and fitness testing. Certificates.

monitor and develop fitness programs. for additional fees and study. Gym Supervision. Human Biology lB. including the new Elite Fitness Certificate. The course incorporates Exercise and Fitness Knowledge Level 1 and 2. Human Biology ll. Food and Beverage Management. This course will provide credits towards IARC (International Accreditation and Recognition Council) accredited Certificates or Diplomas. • Work experience/Industry Meetings (100 hours) • Two electives from business or crops courses (200 hours) Fees: AS Duration: 1500 hrs FITNESS LEADERS CERTIFICATE VRE004 The Fitness Leaders Certificate is aimed at students who wish to work as Fitness Leaders in gymnasiums. 200 hours of workplace experience or a workplace project Fees: PA Duration: 500 hrs ASSOCIATE DIPLOMA IN FOOD AND NUTRITION VRE003 This course is internationally accredited through the International Accreditation and Recognition Council. Nutrition lll. Obtain a current First Aid Certificate which includes rescusitation (eg. Under the supervision of a reputable instructor) 3. Sports Nutrition. Aquafitness. human nutrition. Research Project ll. yet who wish to undertake specialist studies made up of: 1. Covers fitness testing. It is internationally accredited through the International Accreditation and Recognition Council. This explains some essential signs and symptoms of common disorders such as hypertension. Human Biology lB (pg 66) and Health and Fitness l (pg 55) 2. when you submit the enrolment application. Red Cross. Fees: CT Duration: 600 hrs PATHWAY OPTIONS FOR FITNESS LEADERS At the time of printing this handbook. Sit and pass three examinations 5. etc and contraindications 3. Resistance and Gym supervision. simply tell us the modules you propose studying. accredited in the U.PROFICIENCY AWARD IN NUTRITION VRE504 The Proficiency Award in Nutrition is a specialist qualification aimed at people who already have significant training in their field. Research Project l. Gymnasium or health club) under supervision of a qualified consultant or instructor. safety and risk issues. Fitness Management. Human Biology lA. Your selection must be approved by an academic officer or tutor before the enrolment is accepted. Undertake 40 hours of practical at an approved fitness centre (ie. To enrol. Complete the Fitness Leader's Certificate Core Theory which incorporates keys sections of Human Biology lA (pg 66). It has the following components: • Core units (1200 hours): Nutrition l. St John's Ambulance) 7. Research Project lll (focused on Nutrition). Human Nutrition I 3. requirements of special populations. ACS is an approved CYQ Centre (code ACS523) through the YMCA. 150 hours of practical work in a health and fitness workplace (eg. DESIGNING YOUR OWN COURSE You can choose any combination of subjects offered within the guidelines on page 10. One specialist module selected from Advanced Aerobics. Fee: S4 for Part 1. Human Physiology and Anatomy 2. Human Nutrition II 4. Psychology and Counselling module (see page 61) 6. etc. To obtain the Fitness Leader's Certificate. health clubs. and legal issues related to your country 4. Complete one additional specialist course chosen from either Aquafitness. leadership techniques. cardio vascular disease. PLUS S1 for Part 5 Duration: approx 250 hrs ELITE FITNESS LEADERS CERTIFICATE VRE005 This expanded version of our Fitness Leader's certificate will give practitioners a competitive edge in the fitness industry. Stress Management (other modules from this handbook may be approved if appropriate) 5. 59 . Basic Pathophysiology. ACS has established pathways for the graduate of the Fitness Leaders Certificate to obtain Fitness Leaders Registration in both Australia and the UK. Biochemistry I(Animals). Nutrition ll. students must meet the following five requirements: 1. Students should check with potential employers prior to enrolling as to the qualifications/registrations needed for employment and insurance. diabetes. designing programs.K. St John's Ambulance) 4. The course includes: 1. Human Nutrition III 2. It is appropriate for people who wish to work as fitness specialists such as personal trainers. or Advanced Aerobics. First Aid Certificate rescusitation (eg. Develops your ability to evaluate. Red Cross.

You have the option of being awarded the Foundation Diploma through our UK school which is a college member and has been assessed and approved for training in natural therapies and nutrition by the Complimentary Medicine Association (UK). American Naturopathic Certification Board Fee: FD Duration: 3 years (ACNB). Nutrition I. NATURAL HEALTH Advanced Diplomas are jointly delivered by ACS and Health Schools Australia. Fee: FD Duration: 3 years Fee: FD Duration: 3 years ADVANCED DIPLOMA ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN IN COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE NATUROPATHY (WELLNESS CONSULTANCY) Part A: Foundation Diploma (above) Part A: Foundation Diploma (above) Part B: Undertaken with Health Schools Australia Part B: Undertaken with Health Schools Australia The Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy is True Wellness does not focus solely on the health equivalent to studies for a General Practitioner of the physical body but is concerned with the in Natural Medicine. Fee: FD Duration: 4 years Contact the school to confirm fees for these Advanced Diplomas. and has been approved by the of total wellbeing: the body. FOUNDATION DIPLOMA IN NATURAL HEALTH This course is excellent for people looking to enter into a career in Natural Therapies or have a passion for Alternative and Complementary Medicine.Following the completion of the Foundation Diploma in Natural Health (Part A). body. with gentle. Fee: FD Duration: 3 years ADVANCED DIPLOMA ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE IN COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE (REMEDIAL THERAPIES) (SPORTS THERAPY) Part A: Foundation Diploma (above) Part A: Foundation Diploma Part B: Undertaken with Health Schools Australia Part B: Undertaken with Health Schools Australia The Advanced Diploma in Complementary Medicine The demand for Sports therapists is increasing with specialization Remedial Therapies develops with the growing focus on sports practice and its your ability to become the skillfully trained role in how to lead a more successful and healthy practitioner that can heal patients. After completing this you may upgrade to the Advanced Diplomas offered by Health Schools Australia. 60 . mind and spirit. touching and relaxation. and Counselling Skills I. through massage. Biology (Cell Biology). ADVANCED DIPLOMA ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN IN COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE WESTERN HERBAL MEDICINE (FUNCTIONAL NUTRITION) Part A: Foundation Diploma (above) Part A: Foundation Diploma (above) Part B: Undertaken with Health Schools Australia Part B: Undertaken with Health Schools Australia Herbal Medicine is currently enjoying greater A firm understanding of good nutrition is one of scientific validation than any other branch of medicine the best ways to prevent and manage many lifestyle today. This course can be done as is or as a foundation course. Nutrition III. The Advanced Diploma will be awarded by HSA on completion and endorsed by ACS. See page 56 for other nutrition courses. The Foundation Diploma consists of 10 modules: Anatomy & Physiology I. If you decide to do the Foundation Diploma by itself you will be awarded the Foundation Diploma by ACS Distance Education and the course will be internationally accredited by IARC. and are assessed and awarded by Health Schools Australia. Nutrition II. The awarded qualifications are Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS) and Australian government accredited. It is also accredited in 35-40 healing and balancing of the three cornerstones States of America. efficient therapies that will Fee: FD Duration: 3 years strengthen and heal mind. and spirit. Biochemistry II . ADVANCED DIPLOMAS . Biochemistry I. This can also be used to gain significant credits for the Pre med Diploma offered by Warnborough College in UK and Ireland. Learn with us to treat your patients with diseases that affect us. family or friends lifestyle. Introduction to Psychology. Biochemistry III. nature’s gifts. students continue the remainder of their studies with HSA (Part B).

Special Groups Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs INDUSTRIAL PSYCHOLOGY BPS103 This course helps develop psychology knowledge and MARKETING PSYCHOLOGY BPS107 skills for anyone in the workplace: managers. assistance. Social Considerations Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs 10. that affect and assist learning. Individual Behaviour 4. Memory Retention and Loss 5. Coaching Skills 4. It will develop your skills in setting and with children (eg. Motivation Fee: S1 Duration: 100 hrs Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs PSYCHOLOGY AND COUNSELLING SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY BPS106 BPS102 Over eight lessons. Introduction 1. Sexuality 23 Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs 61 . It consists of seven There are seven lessons in this course: lessons: 1. Deciding to Buy 9. Learning 5. Personality and Temperament 3. Individual perceptions 2. People as Consumers 2. Group Behaviour 5. There are It includes ten lessons as follows: eight lessons: 1. Neurological Basis of Behaviour 2. Personality 5. Environmental Effects on Behaviour 3. Information Processing 4. etc. A well-Balanced life 3.Motivation and Awareness 5. Recruitment 8. Behavioural Learning 3. teachers aids. teachers. Motivation 4. Management and Managers 5. There are seven lessons in this course: 1. achieving goals. play workers. Anxiety and Arousal 3. Understanding the Employee's Thinking 2. Stress 2. natural This course will be of value to anyone who works OR lives therapies etc. etc). There are ten lessons: There are twelve lessons: 1. Coaching and Physical Well-Being 6. Introduction: Nature and scope of life coaching 1. Psychological Traits of Successful Athletes 2. Market Segmentation 3. Communication and Persuasion 8. Constructivist Learning 7. how psychology can be applied to marketing. Leadership and Coaching 7. Socialisation Part B 12. Coaching Success 8. Abnormalities and Disorders Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs LIFE COACHING BPS305 This course is aimed at students with experience or CHILD PSYCHOLOGY BPS104 training in health.Perception and Personality 4. Introduction 1. for yourself or for those who seek your even toy manufacturers or playground designers. social work. Internal Influences . The Newborn Infant 3. Intelligence 9. Socialisation Part A 10. Conflict Resolution 6. Drives and Motivation 7. Coaching and Psychological Well-Being 7. parents. States and Senses of the Infant 4. Review and Adjustment 10. Coaching Models 5. Individual Needs 6. Leam Dynamics Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs 8. Motivation and Incentives 7. Interpersonal Communication Skills 7. Needs. Goal-Setting 9. supervisors. Abnormal Behaviour 3. Introduction to Child Psychology 2. Internal Influences . the student will develop an A course that develops your ability to analyse understanding of the psychology of sport and exercise psychological conditions and to apply that knowledge in and how an athlete or coach can apply it to improve counselling or advisory situations. Psychological Development 6. The Work Environment 6. union representatives. motivation and performance. Psychological Testing 4. Cognitive Development 7. Morality Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs Recognised by 11. Methods of Dealing with Abnormalities 5. The Nature and Scope of Psychology 1. Language Development 8. counselling. training This course will help you to analyse aspects of a person's officers or others seeking to gain a better psychological state and apply derived knowledge to understanding of the psychological processes motivate that person. Consumerism 7. A course designed to develop your understanding of small business owners. Social Influences 6. Aggression 6. Introduction: Developmental and learning theory 2. Emotions and Socialisation 6. Consciousness and Perception 4. PSYCHOLOGY INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY BPS105 BPS101 This course will help parents.

Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy ll . Mental Disorder and Crime II -Psychopathy 1. Telephone Counselling 7. Understanding Counselling 1. Lifestyle Changes PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE FOR 3. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy l . ACS is a member of this body. Ethics and Intervention Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE ASSOCIATION in the UK is a major umbrella organisation for professional therapists including counselling. Professionalism. 9. Referral Practice 7. 6.Person-Centred Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs Counselling.Freud (and Erikson). you study Introduction to Psychology first. Support Services CONSULTANTS BPS309 4. Learning Specific Skills 2. Introduction to Criminal Psychology COUNSELLING TECHNIQUES BPS206 2. Understanding Ageing 2. Introduction to Professional Supervision Skills I. In such cases. office staff. Ethics. Problem-Solving Techniques III CRIMINAL PSYCHOLOGY BPS308 8. 4. Ending the Counselling Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs PROFESSIONAL SUPERVISION BPS301 Supervision is essential to good counselling practice. welfare officers. There are seven lessons as follows: There are eight lessons: 1. It can be taken as a 'stand alone' course. or informally. Changing Beliefs and Normalising 7. Questioning 5. Rational Behavioural Therapy . Interview Techniques 6.the-cma. and any other support service staff who may be working with dysfunctional people. Mental Disorder and Crime I . Problem-Solving Techniques IV For legal secretaries.uk/ 62 . Finding Solutions Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs 8. but will 2. The COUNSELLING SKILLS II BPS110 seven lessons in this module will develop your skills as a This course assumes a basic understanding of professional counsellor and supervisor: psychology and is a natural progression from Counselling 1.Adler 8. Enablement Techniques Discipline specific version of the generic course on page 5. Gender and Crime Jung 7. Humanistic/Existential Approaches II . Ethics and Confidentiality 2.Albert Ellis 6. youth Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs workers. Problem-Solving Techniques II 7. Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs formally. Behavioural Therapy A course for counselling and other care professionals.org. Listening and Bonding 3. Personality 4. Organisational Considerations 3. Ten lessons: 1. Eight lessons: 1. Debilitating and Terminal Illness Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs 7. The Counselling Session 5. Focus on the Present 6. Supervision 6. Problem-Solving Techniques I 6. Different Supervision Models be difficult for anyone who has not studied or read 3. Youth and Crime 2. Psychology and Crime Prevention 4. Solution-Focused Counselling anyone involved with elderly people in any other way. Managing Supervision 4. Psychology in the Courtroom Fritz Perls 10. Dealing with Crises Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs 5. Carl Rogers 5. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy . Losing a Loved One 8. There are eight lessons: 5. BPS207 but will be difficult for anyone who has not studied or This course covers both legal and ethical issues which are read psychology before. It can be taken as a stand alone course. Reflection 4.Learning Disabilities and approaches to counselling and their application to the Crime counselling process. or for 8. Humanistic/Existential Approaches I . we recommend important to working as a counsellor. Psychology and Understanding Serious Crime understanding of most of the major theoretical 4. and Legal Concerns psychology before. 6. Supervision for Different Professions 2. Different Approaches to Supervision 1.Aaron Beck AGED CARE AND COUNSELLING BPS212 7. Behaviour 5.Gestalt Therapy. Understanding the Self 3. COUNSELLING SKILLS I BPS109 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE IN This course assumes a basic understanding of COUNSELLING psychology. http://www. Psychological Approaches to Understanding Crime Successful completion of this course will develop your 3. Grief and Loss Counselling 73. Psychology and the Police 3.

writing resumes. Crises and Cultural Issues 7. Prejudice and Racism Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs 4. Conflict Management and Anger 4. Careers Services . Developing Cultural Competence 7. Theoretical Approaches and Key Concepts 5. Working with Culturally Different Clients 5. It covers the following topics: 1. Challenges of Adolescence 1. industry associations Fee: S3 Duration 100 hrs 5.Scope and nature of the industry 7. Middle Childhood . STRESS MANAGEMENT VPS100 RELATIONSHIPS AND COMMUNICATION Anxiety. Relaxation Massage. Dangers of Crises and Effective Intervention 1. Grief and Children follows. 4. Six lessons as follows: combating stress. Stages of Grief childhood through to late adulthood. Late Adulthood . Influences on Relating Behaviour 4. Maintaining Relationships 6. 9. Mediation 7. Facilitation 8.Brochures. Job Prospecting . Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder 3. Pills and Alcohol Abuse 4. Grief and Adolescents 1. Group Work/Workshop Techniques Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs 8. Ethical. Professional and Legal Issues There are eight lessons as follows: 3. Abnormal Grief the First 6 Years 7. Challenges of Adulthood 3. Developing an “Easy Going” Lifestyle 3.Cognitive. Self-awareness and Communication Goals 2. Cultural Self-Awareness 10. covering: 6. Conducting a Counselling Session MULTICULTURAL AWARENESS BPS303 7. Violence and Sexual Assault 4. Nature of Careers . Communication Patterns in Relationships 3. long term employers. Listening 5. Career Management and Achieving Work Satisfaction 6. Cultural Diversity advertisements 2.Cognitive and Social Development in 6. Power Balance 9. 8.Cognitive. Moral and Social CAREERS COUNSELLING BPS202 Development Ten lessons. Preparing for Grief and Bereavement 3.Career changes. Negotiation 6. Adjustment to Bereavement 2. Nature and Scope of Grief and Bereavement Improve your understanding of different stages of Counselling cognitive. Crisis and Drug Addiction 5. Ten lessons as 3. Developing Counselling Skills 6.Cognitve and Psychosocial web sites Changes in the Elderly 4. Security and Decision Making Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs 7. redundancy effectively with clients and people from different cultures: 9. Challenges of Late Adulthood education institutions. This course This course will help you understand how to build and introduces you to some practical approaches to maintain positive relationships. Shortcomings of Contemporary Counselling Theories and Future Developments Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs 23 63 .Cognitive and Psychosocial Development 2. publications. Challenges in Middle Childhood 5. Counselling Students and School Leavers The eight lessons in this module will prepare counsellors. Evaluating and Developing Your Own Personality CRISIS COUNSELLING BPS304 Fee: S1 Duration: 100 hrs There are nine lessons in this module as follows: 1. Counselling Adults . Developmental Crises 2. Building Self Esteem 5. job 1. Future Outlook and Long-Term Grief Development in the Primary School Years Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs 4. Moral and Social 8. Body Changes Caused by Stress 2. Communication in Emerging Relationships 1. Crisis Analysis and Responses Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs GRIEF COUNSELLING BPS209 There are eight lessons in this module as follows: DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY BPS210 1.What is a career and what makes it in Early and Middle Adulthood successful? 8. Adulthood . Early Childhood . Barriers to Effective Multi-Cultural Relationships 6. moral and social development from early 2. Understanding Methods of Crisis Intervention CONFLICT MANAGEMENT BPS201 2. 10. Multicultural Mental Health Issues 8.Social services. Introduction . health and social workers etc to interact unemployed. Adolescence . work experience. tension and mental and emotional strain are COUNSELLING BPS208 common problems in modern society. Communication Techniques and Skills 5. Family Crises 6. Careers Advice Resources . Meditation and Diet 8. Nurturing and Growing a Career 3.

8. Life Crises a capacity to analyse and facilitate solutions to problems 3.Tobacco. Conducting Initial Interviews/sessions 9. Adjustment Disorders 5. Legally Restricted Drugs . The Self areas of psychology. caffeine and solvents Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs 8. Consciousness 10. Social Cognition anyone working in fields of fitness or health. Moral Development 5. Interpersonal Attraction 4. Cultural Influences Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs BIOPSYCHOLOGY II BPS204 PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY BPS302 This course builds on the foundation of Biopsychology I. Foundations of Neuropsychology 11. It would benefit 1. Personality Disorders 6. Delirium. Introduction – Theories of Human Development Develop a better understanding of family dynamics. Sedatives and Anti-anxiety Drugs NEUROPSYCHOLOGY BPS306 10. Attribution and Perception of Others 1. Groups 7. Eating and Sleep Disorders 4. Disorders Usually Diagnosed in Infancy. Intellectual Development 1. Sexuality 3. Prescription Drugs for Schizophrenia and Affective There are ten lessons in this module as follows: Disorders 1. Emotions 9. Dementia. Legally Restricted Drugs . BIOPSYCHOLOGY I BPS108 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY BPS205 Biopsychology studies the interaction between There are ten lessons in this module as follows: psychology and the physical body. Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drugs 9. Neurophysiology Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs 3. Helping Behaviour 5. and 2. Case Study 64 Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs . Legal Drugs . Impulse-Control Disorders. Nature and Scope of Families 5. Substance Related Disorders PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT BPS308 4. Mood Disorders make improved psychological assessment: 6. Introduction 7. Cognition. and most 2. Prejudice. Neuroanatomy 4. Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY BPS211 Adolescent Psychology consists of ten lessons: FAMILY COUNSELLING BPS213 1. Discrimination and Stereotypes 3. Language 1. Dementia Adolescence 10. The Assessment Interview 9. Attitudes and Attitude Change 2. Social Development 4. Motor Disorders treatment.Hallucinogens and Marijuana • Drug Dependence and the Brain 5. Treatment and Preventative Education 2. (Drugs and Psychology) and covers the following topics: There are eleven lessons as follows: • Evolution. Anxiety Disorders 1. Aggression 6. Neurodevelopment 2. Schizophrenia and Other Psychotic Disorders Seven lessons as follows. Genetics and Experience 1. Amnestic & Other Cognitive Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs Disorders 3.Stimulants and Narcotics • Recovery from Brain Damage 4. Introduction: History of use and misuse of drugs • Research Methods in Biopsychology 2. The Nervous System 6. Legally Restricted Drugs .Steroids • Memory 6. Delinquency and Crime 6. Sexual and Gender Identity Disorders 3. History 7. 3. Physical Development that emerge in modern families: 4. Wechsler Intelligence Scale 11. Perception Disorders psychological disorders and understand their cause and 7. Identifying Problems 8. Introduction 4. The Endocrine System 7. Wechsler Memory Scales Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs 7. Approaches to Family Therapy I 10. Context of Clinical Assessment 8. Family Dynamics 6. The Senses 5. Personality and Emotion ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY BPS307 Develops skills to distinguish different types of 6. Childhood or 9. Approaches to Family Therapy II Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs 8. Laterality and Callosal Syndromes 5. Effects of Drugs on the Individual and Society • Brain Damage 3. Support Structures 9. Considering Solutions 10. Factitious and Dissociative Disorders 2. Somatoform. Behavioural Assessment 10. Legal Drugs . Adolescents and the Transition to Adulthood 7. develop your capacity to 5. Stress 8. Emotional Development 2.Alcohol • Language 7.

in a particular discipline. The combination of subjects has been balanced to provide a sound foundation in a core area. The course is divided into fifteen 100 hour long modules. Diplomas and other formal qualifications with ACS. but also prepares the student for real-life counselling situations. The course is divided into 6 modules/subjects as follows: 2 x Core (compulsory) Modules: Introduction to Psychology and Psychology and Counselling 4 x Optional (elective) modules from pages 61. Enrol in a standard course 2. As such.refer to page 10 for details STANDARD COURSES OFFERED These courses have been designed to meet specific needs. or work experience (approved by a tutor and equal to 200 hours). 23 65 . or prior qualifications. CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS IN PSYCHOLOGY It is possible to undertake Proficiency Awards. Design your own course . and they attract exam fees which are separate to the course fee. as follows: 6 CORE (COMPULSORY) MODULES: 3 WORKPLACE (COMPULSORY) PROJECTS: Introduction to Psychology Research Project I Psychology & Counselling Research Project II Counselling Skills I Workshops Counselling Skills II Counselling Techniques Professional Practice in Counselling 6 OPTIONAL (ELECTIVE) MODULES FROM: Conflict Management Industrial Psychology Biopsychology Child Psychology Sports Psychology Human Health & Fitness I Human Nutrition I Grief Counselling Crisis Counselling Psychopharmacology Relationships Communications Stress Management Fee: AS Duration: 1500 hrs For correspondence. With these formal qualifications. Certificates. It is anticipated that graduates of this course will seek probationary employment in counselling or a related field. Contact the school to determine how many exams you need to complete for your course. 63. This is awarded upon completion of: a/ Introduction to Psychology plus any two other psychology courses listed in this handbook. and CD study options. 64 (Please choose 3 from Psychology and 1 from counselling) Fee: CT Duration: 600 hrs DIPLOMA IN COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOLOGY VPS007 CMA Recognised This vocational course is aimed at those who wish to pursue a career in counselling. see page 87. Fee: PA Duration: 500 hrs CERTIFICATE IN PSYCHOLOGY VPS002 This course is aimed at those who wish to gain a good insight into psychology. you have two choices: 1. PROFICIENCY AWARD IN PSYCHOLOGY VPS001 Proficiency Awards are intended as "specialist qualifications". It is useful as a first step to further study. 62. or simply to broaden one' s horizons. b/ A workplace project. Elective subjects help to broaden the student's knowledge of other relevant areas of interest. it contains a practical element that not only complements the theory. online. If you want to study anything higher than a short course. as a social tool for those wishing to understand more about the behaviour of themselves and others around them. to be undertaken by people who already have either significant experience. as an employment aid for those working in related fields. exams are compulsory.

Cytology PERFORMANCE 2. Vascular Physiology Develops and understanding of the operation of muscles 7.Examines the effect of Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs changing atmospheric pressure on the human body 6. and lipids (fats). function of cells. Physiological Systems . physiological systems of digestion and excretion in except for the fact that is deals with animals. respiration. acidity and alkalinity. 5. cardiorespiratory 6. acidity. Energy Pathways . the course 2. Surface Anatomy (HUMAN BIOLOGY III) BSC301 3. blood flow and 5. The Skeleton . Endocrinology BIOLOGY II) BSC202 6.Examines There are 9 lessons in this module as follows: ergogenic aids to body performance during 1. absorption. Students who have of the acid-base balance in the body completed Biochemistry I (either Animals or Plants) can 4.Explains different This introductory course is similar to Biochemistry I (Plants). the nervous system. Cells and Tissues . BSC201 Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs A course that develops an understanding of energy and environmental considerations within the human body in BIOCHEMISTRY II BSC203 the following seven lessons: This course focuses on developing a greater familiarisation 1.Explains how energy is used in with biochemical molecules.Explains movement of enrol in this course. 7. Cellular Physiology activity/exercise 2. the human body to create work and power Following a brief revision of Biochemistry I.Focuses on the different Some secondary school chemistry will be helpful though it physiological systems of the body is not essential. Renal Physiology motor skills. carbohydrates. proteins. including the structure and terms. Regional Anatomy II disease. thermo regulation. The Acid-Base Balance .Explains the significance polysaccharides. gas exchange and transport. 6. Systemic Anatomy II ventilation. in terms of structure and basic (Plants) and Biochemistry I (Animals).Looks at energy pathways systematically covers all major groups of biochemical during rest. work and recovery molecules including amino acids.Explains the human body at a is not essential. pulmonary 4. enzymes. Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs muscular strength. Radiographic and Diagnostic Anatomy Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs Fee: S4 Duration: 100 hrs 66 . function Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs 4.Looks at the human nervous system. in six lessons: Some secondary school chemistry will be helpful though it 1. Lessons cover biochemical substances and microscopic level. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY (HUMAN BIOCHEMISTRY I (PLANTS) BSC102 BIOLOGY IA) BSC101 Biochemistry is the chemistry of living things. as can students who wish to prepare for materials in and out of living cells Biochemistry III (either Animals or Plants). in terms of structure and basic functions BIOCHEMISTRY I (ANIMALS) BSC103 5. skeletal system chemical analysis and biochemical applications in the 3. lipids. Lessons include and introduction to Fee: S1 Duration: 100 hrs biochemistry. Immunology and nerves. in movements and reactions observed in the 8. Energy and Work . Ergogenic Aids to Performance . amino acids. carbohydrate metabolism. Prerequisite: Human Biology IB or equivalent. hormones. and more.Centres on temperature regulation in the body HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY II BSC111 7. chemical analysis. This course covers nerves. endurance and flexibility. structure and function of skeletal muscle.not both. Digestion and Excretion . Respiratory Physiology body. tissues and membranes metabolism. nutrition. and industry applications. 9. proteins. This This course provides a sound foundation in human biology introductory course concentrates on the chemistry of plants. cardiorespiratory control.Describes the human industry. Temperature Regulation . Atmospheric Pressure .Examines features of the human transpiration. Regional Anatomy I gas transport. The Nervous System . lipids. Histophysiology Fee: S1 Duration: 100 hrs 3. Neurophysiology MUSCLES AND MOVEMENT (HUMAN 5. Systems Physiology 4. photosynthesis. BIOENERGETICS (HUMAN BIOLOGY IB) alkalinity. blood pressure. Fee: S2 Duration: 100hrs HUMAN ANATOMY II BSC112 There are 7 lessons in this module as follows: CARDIO-RESPIRATORY 1. proteins. the nitrogen cycle. The Muscular System . 2. sugars and 3. Students the body should choose either the Animal or Plant version . Osmosis and Diffusion . Systemic Anatomy I This course covers blood. nucleic acids. Students should not take both Biochemistry I muscular system.

environment control (e. Probability theory. mechanising manual tasks.g. Analysis of 4. with some general botany course. at This short course is primarily an introduction to plant least to the level covered by our Research Project I physiology and taxonomy. It will develop an 1. Respiration and Post Harvest Physiology 4. Seed and the Developing Embryo is a standard course to get students equipped to carry out 6. Post Harvest Storage. fencing. Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs 23 67 . Machinery Components 7. 8. Transport. BOTANY I (PLANT PHYSIOLOGY AND STATISTICS BSC304 TAXONOMY) BSC104 This course assumes a basic knowledge of Statistics. There are eight lessons as 3. 2. Assessment and engineering solutions to different workplace tasks and Funding problems. Hypothesis testing. Environmental Organisations. Effects of Plant Associations and Competition 3. 5. Equipment Maintenance 10. Correlation and 3. Engine Operation 5. Tractors 9. Measures of central 2. Environmental Conservation engineering efficiency/operations. operation and maintenance of tools Ten lessons as follows: and machinery. cooling and ventilation). Learn the use and operation of tools. Respiration findings relevant to a range of disciplines. Control of Flower Bud Initiation and Development 1. Specific Vegetative Parts of a Plant regression. Specific Workplace Requirements Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs PLANT ECOLOGY BSC305 ENGINEERING APPLICATIONS Over 8 lessons learn the principles of plant ecology as (ENGINEERING II) BSC205 applied to the cultivation of plants: This course complements Engineering I. Flowers and Fruit variance and the Chi squared test. Movement of Water and Assimilates through a Plant 10. and to understand statistical 7. Cells and Tissues tendency. Phytochrome equipment and machines. Topics covered include: Graphic representation of 1. Taxonomic Classification of Plants statistical data. Hand Tools 8. Soils and Climate earthworks. with particular reference to agriculture and 1. Power Tools Life 6. Retailing and Shelf 5. Sampling. It is designed to provide the most learning criteria of the Royal Horticulture Society's essential knowledge and skills required by consultants Module B of the Advanced Certificate in Horticulture. Dormancy 2. A 100 hour course such as this will not make you including morphology and anatomy. It satisfies the into a statistician. 4. improving 7. Distributions. Introductory Ecology ability to apply appropriate and innovative engineering 2. Endogenous and Synthetic Growth Regulators 7. Phytoperiodism follows: 4. water management. Hydraulics 6. The Role of Water Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs 9. Plants. Plant Adaptations to Extreme Environments heating. and developing 8. The course covers surveying. Plants and Their Environment agriculture and horticulture. Plant Communities solutions that improve efficiency and productivity in 3. and researchers in a wide variety of disciplines taught by The ten lessons cover: ACS. Manipulating Plant Environments applications. This statistics course 5. chemical 6. The Effects of Growth Movements MACHINERY AND EQUIPMENT Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs (ENGINEERING I) BSC105 An introductory subject which aims to develop an ability to BOTANY II BSC204 manage the selection. Photosynthesis and Growing Plants research of their own. Risks Involved with Plant Growth Manipulation 8. Dispersion. Flower Physiology horticulture.

Fishes Professional Practice for Consultants. Cardiovascular. Energy. Sugar and Polysaccharide Metabolism 6. Intracellular Compartments. Primates and Other Archonta the following nine modules: Fee: S3 Duration 100 hrs 1. 4. Cell Division: Meiosis and Mitosis 4. Electron Transport and Oxidative Phosphorylation 5. alternative medicine or para 3. Photosynthesis 2. Movement Through Membranes 4. Glycolysis work in fields of health. Mammalian Glires and Insectivora 8.Amphibians and Reptiles attendance at a variety of industry meetings. 5. Biochemistry III -Plants 7. Electron Transport and Oxidative Phosphorylation therapist. This course contains 10 lessons: There are ten lessons in this module as follows: 1. Other Processes 10. Chromosomes and Genes 3. Lipid Metabolism 1. Industry Meetings (100 hrs) or Research Project I Fee: AC Duration: 900 hrs 68 Refer to page 49 for Marine Studies and Ornithology . Reproductive Processes in Plants 5. The course is divided into ten lessons as follows: Biochemistry I (Animal). Marine Studies I. Movement Through Membranes medical areas. Hooved Mammals . Botany I 2. Nucleotide Metabolism 3. Vertebrate Zoology. Digestive and Excretory Systems ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN APPLIED 9. Birds Fee: AC Duration: 900 hrs 5. CELL BIOLOGY BSC110 ANIMAL BIOCHEMISTRY III BCS303 An understanding of cell biology is important in many Learn a range of common biochemical processes with an areas of study. Lipid Metabolism 7. The course covers: Animal Anatomy and Physiology. Glycolysis and Glycogen Metabolism 3. Biochemistry II 6. Anatomical Structure 8. Sugar and Polysaccharide Metabolism There are 10 lessons in this module as follows: 6. for the cell is the building block of all living emphasis upon animal and human biochemical processes. Integumentary System (Skin) ANIMAL SCIENCE VSC003 10. Nucleotide Metabolism 9. Introduction to Cells and Their Structure 1. Ectotherms . Animal Behaviour. Overview of Mammals 6. Medical Equipment and Processes 9. Scope and Nature of Medical Terminology 7. Amino Acid Metabolism 8. Cell Membranes 5. Transport and Cell 9. Introduction 2. with a particular emphasis on mammals. Biochemistry I -Plants 5. DNA. characteristics. Introduction This course is relevant to anyone working or wishing to 2. Animal Health 1. Carnivores PLANT SCIENCE VSC004 9. There are eleven lessons in this module as follows: using medical terminology. Enzyme Activity Communication 10. Pharmacological Terminology 10. Ornithology. and 100 hrs 3. Professional Practice for Consultants 9. forms. but seeks a more solid scientific of vertebrate animals on the basis of their physiological foundation. 1. Lymphatic and Immune Systems Fee: S3 Duration 100 hrs 7. Plant Ecology 4. Musculoskeletal System 11. Vertebrate Taxonomy and Diversity Care. Protein Structure and Function 6. 2. Protein Synthesis 7.Ungulata To obtain the certificate. Other Processes 6. Botany II 3. Marsupials ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN APPLIED 7. or a supplementary VERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY BEN104 qualification for someone who already has a background Develop an ability to distinguish between different types working with animals. Cell Chemistry 2. The Cell Cycle and Tissue Formation Fee: S3 Duration 100 hrs Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs PLANT BIOCHEMISTRY III BCS302 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY BSC109 Understand a range of common biochemical processes in Develops skills to communicate clearly and effectively plants. Respiratory and Reproductive Systems 8. Catalysis and Biosynthesis 8. you need to successfully complete 10. Food. Plant Breeding 8. Enzyme Activity 4. such as reception for a doctor or natural 4. Nervous and Sensory Systems Interested in a career with animals? This new science Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs oriented Advanced Certificate is designed as either a first step toward a career in animal science.

Designing a Web Site that Works 9.NET is the latest version of Visual Basic and A great course for website developers or people in has been specifically developed to take advantage of charge of their companies' website. Adjustments and Modifications 6. Promotional Strategies are Different on the Internet INTERNET PRESENCE! 4. Automating Supply of Goods. Developed in on the . Increasing Web Site Exposure ACS has a number of websites that receive thousands of hits 6. Actions. Learn how to operate a computer for work or personal use.NET platform. Transforming and 4. high-ranking websites. Preparing Files For Print and Web 8. A great introduction course for those 1.What is e-commerce (more than the internet) 2. 2. Creating Links Masking 5. How a Computer Functions 2. This course is a great explains how to turn a static website into an effective introduction for those wanting to develop applications and profitable marketing tool. Why not take advantage or our successful websites that Flow are read by our students.NET platform. Success and Failure .au/links you can list your business or service on one of our specialist websites. Advanced Features Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs Fee: S1 Duration: 100 hrs VISUAL BASIC. This course develops an understanding of computers and their applications in industry. Adding Graphics 8. At www. Fee: S4 Duration: 100 hrs 1.acsgarden. trends such as ASP. Contact ACS for further information. Computer Management PHOTOSHOP VIT202 Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs (Beginner / Intermediate Level) Provides a basic understanding of how to create and WRITING A WEBSITE (HTML) manipulate images using Adobe Photoshop. Software 5. Working With Digital Image Files 1. Workplace Requirements 8.What makes the difference TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR STRONG 3. Operating Systems 3. and our affiliates? 7. Shapes and Colours Software 6. Cash daily. Loading a Site onto the Internet 7. business and gardening events for free. The course Microsofts . A great introduction to programming and success strategies regarding doing business on which assumes that students already have some the Internet. Skills developed in this course conjunction with a top Australian web development can also be used in developing other . These listings are provided free of charge.thecareersguide. Selecting. An external studies course to design and write a web There are 9 lessons in this module as follows: site in HTML. Managing Constant Change At www. Computer Applications 4. industry bodies.NET technologies firm. The eight lessons cover: 1.edu. Dealing with E-Commerce Problems organisation. Digital Painting. Understanding The Tool Palette 2. At Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs www.NET.NET BIT101 ECOMMERCE BIT100 Visual Basic.acs. Services. Resizing. for use on VIT102 the web as well as print.com you can list job vacancies. The Most Important HTML Tags 4.com you can list your gardening 8. this course explains many of the pitfalls. Peripherals 6. Adding Filters and Effects 7. Introduction to the Internet and HTML 3. Simplification through HTML Construction 5. Optimizing Web Site Potential 5. Getting Started interested in creating their own website. and History 3. Introduction . Computer Operations 7. Learn from people who build existing computer skills. COMPUTERS / INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY COMPUTER STUDIES I VIT100 An introduction for complete beginners. 23 69 . Using Layers.

It assumes the student has no Computer technicians are in high demand. Trouble Shooting and super fast data driven websites. Introduction to Flash 8 seeking a career in computer servicing. This is because these are the most 4. contact the school.C's) and while the course is relevant to all types of highly powerful web based applications such as P. With an knowledge of Macromedia Flash at all .C's it is particularly relevant to Microsoft applications. Different Systems and Basic Dissasembly 9. It develops a broad all the major aspects of Flash MX and use it to produce and general understanding of repair and maintenance their own Flash applications.NET is the next generation web development (Formerly Computer Studies II) language that integrates with the Microsoft .B. This course focuses on 8. Using Video in Your Movies 6. Hardware Components is a pre-requisite. While many computer courses software required (Flash MX) at a heavily discounted teach programming.NET using VB. Windows Accessories Programs Structured Query Language is the most common 7. Office Applications SQL DATABASES BIT201 6. Working with Graphics 2. There are 13 management systems and more. surprisingly few provide the type of price (academic pricing). Actionscript 4. ecommerce sites. Drawing and Colour all types of P. This course provides an course. 11. For more 10. clone personal computers but is relevant to 3.s. 5. and in as follows: doing so provides a good starting point for anyone 1. For more information on course 2. Computer Maintenance Fee: S4 Duration: 100 hrs 9. chatrooms. Installation of Software MSSQL (Microsoft SQL) which lets you create powerful 9. Files and Folders 5. there is a significant and ever growing Macromedia Flash MX installed. 3. Microsoft Word information on course duration and the fee code. The emphasis is on personal computers (ie. possible in the past and create dynamic. By the end of the computer technician. Disk Management database language used today. Installation of software 12. creative and P. There are twelve lessons procedures that can be used at work or home. The Computer Workshop 6. Publishing 8.NET This is a course for people who are reasonably platform. As with all of our demand for people to install. Microsoft Excel contact the school. ASP. Working with Objects and Symbols popular systems used in business today. System Assembly 10. Microsoft Powerpoint Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs FLASH MX BIT102 This course provides a comprehensive introduction to COMPUTER SERVICING I VIT203 Macromedia Flash MX. 12.but they must increasing number of computers used in both the home have access to a computer with a CDROM drive and and workplace.NET. Troubleshooting Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs See our DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY course under "Photography" 70 . students are able to purchase the hardware and software.M. Peripherals duration and fee code. maintain and repair both computer courses.NET BIT200 COMPUTER OPERATIONS VIT101 ASP. the student should be able to easily understand introduction to servicing computers. content due to their popularity in business today. Computer and Workshop safety 7. More information can be training needed to be a competent and effective obtained about this from the school. Peripherals 11. Components 7. Hardware Components 8. This course focuses lessons as follows: on ASP. Knowledge in basic HTML 1. The emphasis 2. Animation 3. Using the Flash MX Editor is on I. Using Audio in Your Movies 5. Working with Text 1. Microsoft Access Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs 13. This sophisticated yet easy to learn language computer literate BUT want to get more from their allows website developers to go beyond what was computers. forums. Operating Systems Fee: S4 Duration: 100 hrs 4.C.

exams are compulsory.refer to page 10 for details STANDARD COURSES OFFERED These courses have been designed to meet specific needs. If you cannot find a standard course that suits you. Contact the school to determine how many exams you need to complete for your course. you need to: A/ Complete assignments and pass exams for three 100 hour modules/subjects: s6ISUAL"ASIC. then design your own course . 1.%4 )NTRODUCTION. you have two choices: 1. do it! 2. Enrol in a standard course 2. Introduction to Hardware Components 2. Components 5. Electronics 2. The lessons cover further with more advanced computer repairs. computer maintenance and faults analysis. Other Peripherals 7. Video and Audio Systems Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs 10. Networks 8. Disk Drives and CD-ROM 9. If you want to study anything higher than a short course. COMPUTER SERVICING II VIT204 COMPUTER SERVICING III VIT205 This course expands on and continues from the basics This follows on from Computer Servicing II. Problem Solving and Fault Analysis 5. Design your own course How do you choose? 1. With these formal qualifications. and they attract exam fees which are separate to the course fee. designed to provide a qualification that reflects knowledge or skills in a specialised section of an industry or discipline. The combination of subjects has been balanced to provide a sound foundation in a core area. Printer Problems 6. Software Maintenance and Troubleshooting 8. PROFICIENCY AWARD IN COMPUTER PROGRAMMING A Proficiency Award is a type of 'specialist' certificate. Diagnostic Testing B 7. If you like the sound of a standard course. To attain a proficiency award. dealing covered in Computer Servicing I. Basic Diagnostic Equipment 3. Diplomas and other formal qualifications with ACS. CPU Problems 3. Using Tools and Equipment 1. Diagnostic Testing A 6. Certificates. Electric Circuits and Fault Analysis 4. Developing a Maintenance Program Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS IN COMPUTING It is possible to undertake Proficiency Awards. Repairing Circuit Boards and Installing Hardware 4. Deciding on a Course of Action 9.

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Computer Studies I 2. Macromedia Flash 5.NET 6. this course consists of the following: 1. complete all assignments for those subjects. Computer Servicing I 6. Freelance Writing 10. Networking Essentials 72 .Net Fee: CT Duration: 600 hrs CERTIFICATE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY VIT003 This Certificate is accredited through the International Accreditation and Recognition Council. The six modules are: 1. Computer Operations (Formerly Computer Studies II) 2. trade shows. CERTIFICATE IN WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT VIT002 This Certificate is accredited through the International Accreditation and Recognition Council. Marketing Systems 14. Digital Photography 7. Web Application Development 5. Networking Essentials . Digital Photography 4. Photoshop 3. Writing a Web Site (HTML) 2. and pass one exam for each subject. Computer Servicing II 3.or other IT short course Fee: CT Duration: 600 hrs ASSOCIATE DIPLOMA IN E COMMERCE VIT004 Accredited through the International Accreditation and Recognition Council. Computer Studies II 3. Computer Studies I 2. To attain a certificate you need to undertake six 100 hr modules. E Commerce 3. To enroll. or any other events that are relevant. E Commerce 6.NET 6. Writing a Web Site (HTML) 4. you might choose the following modules: 1. The six modules are: 1. Computer Servicing I 5. The Industry Meetings involve attendance at relevant committee meetings. For Example: to design a Certificate in Information Technology. Introduction to Publishing 9. conferences. exhibitions. simply tell us the modules you propose studying. Advertising and Promotions 13. ASP. Selection of the topic and progress in this project is monitored and guided by a tutor. E Commerce 8. Writing a Web Site (HTML) 4. To attain a certificate you need to undertake six 100 hr modules. Industry Meetings (100 hours) The Research Project involves some theoretical studies followed by designing. conducting and writing up research on a relevant topic. E Commerce 5. Research Project I 15. references. seminars. Visual Basic. ASP. Sales Management 12. complete all assignments for those subjects. Your selection must be approved by an academic officer or tutor before the enrolment is accepted. and pass one exam for each subject. The student needs to submit documentary proof of attendance (eg. Marketing (Foundations) 11. Writing a Web Site (HTML) 4. when you submit the enrolment application. testimonials. receipts etc) Fee: AS Duration: 1500 hrs DESIGNING YOUR OWN COURSE IN COMPUTING/IT You can choose any combination of modules offered within the guidelines on page 10.

There are 2. BUSINESS. eight lessons as follows: insurance 1. The • The Scope and Nature of Entrepeneurship course consists of two parts: • Timing . Finance . The topics covered include: operating a consulting business in any profession.There are two options: (i) Start a • Strategies business • Entrepeneurial Marketing or (ii) Review the running of an established business. Civil Actions.Developing twelve month Conveyancing. • Legal and Ethical Concerns Starting a Small Business has twelve lessons which • Planning cover marketing. UK.Tort Law. or you might want to start your own business? If you answered yes to any of these questions. Leisure Studies.learning to anticipate problems before they arise. Financial Management . including Psychology. International Law etc 4. plan This course covers: and initiate the development of your own business. or in 1. terminology. the public service. costing. reviewing • Launching a Venture . budgeting. Probate.People and Processes cash flow 3. Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs STARTING A SMALL BUSINESS VBS101 This course aims to make sure you are not one of the ENTREPRENEURSHIP BBS204 many businesses that fail before they even get started. Agriculture. Topics • Staff Management covered in this course include: • Financial Management • Planning a Consultancy Practice • Developing Production Strategies • Setting up Your Consultancy Practice • Evaluating Marketing Performance • Insurance. in politics. The Legal Workplace .Taxation. types of businesses. Family Law. initiation and Learn the basics of how to run a business. Contract and Business Law and investing 5. Financial Records . Introduction . Business Planning . improving profit and more. The Scope and Nature of Legal Terminology 3. etc • Module One . Fees and Accounting This short course is run at an advanced level. Estate Law 6. planning. Often a course like this can be a starting a small business first step toward a job in such a situation.Buying and Selling Property. business. Business • Problem Solving Techniques Management and Environmental Management. Other . resources Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs • The Product Launch BUSINESS OPERATIONS VBS106 LEGAL TERMINOLOGY BWR108 This course will develop the skills and knowledge in Many different professions require a solid understanding business planning and business operation to ensure a of legal terminology. • Effective Customer Relations it places greater emphasis on developing an innovative • Expanding your Consultancy Practice approach to business and a greater ability to work Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs independently.Business law. It has • Procedures for Establishing a Business been developed to complement studies in the various • Management Procedures. There are six lessons as follows: law office. As such. Entrepreneurship involves innovation. Mistakes to Avoid 7. Legal Systems . budgeting 4. then under taking calculated risks to make new ventures succeed. Including Quality Assurance disciplines taught by this school.Simple bookkeeping procedures.Product life cycles. 5.Australia. an accountancy firm. Criminal Law Fee: S1 Duration: 100 hrs 8. the guidance of a professional business expert. Intellectual Property business plan 6. 2. then read on! BUSINESS STUDIES BBS101 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE FOR This course develops the skills necessary to manage a CONSULTANTS BBS301 small business or a department within a larger This course is a valuable guide to setting up and organisation. MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING Do you want to develop skills and knowledge in management. • Communication with Suppliers and Customers Horticulture. business and marketing? Perhaps you would like to improve your prospects in the workplace (even if you are currently employed)? Perhaps you want to learn how to improve the efficiency of an already established organisation .Gathering and managing progress. Bankruptcy.Valuable for anyone working in a successful business.Liquidity.Learn how to run a business • Intellectual Property • Module Two . market life cycles. Insurance. the money market. Accidents Compensation Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs 23 73 . Wills. Property Law .

Project Implementation 2. where to work. a course in its own right. different areas. Project Planning 1. etc a diverse range of projects. Improving Key Interpersonal Skills 5. 5. motivational speaking and the arts. Risk Management and Contingencies 9. shorthand and audio 3. Physical and Human Resources 4. office security. politics. Risk Management 8. The course is divided into 6 issues. Planning for Growth 8. There are seven lessons: equipment and materials. innovation Fee: S4 Duration: 100 hrs management. Interpersonal Relationships manage and evaluate a successful event. Project Identification ten lessons: 3. business. This course is a modified and schedule. planning etc) community work. Staff Management information reports.Electronic security industries. Improving Key Leadership Skills 4. Writing Letters and Reports . developing your understanding of. studies in health and fitness. Developing the Concept 3. Introduction to Business Plans 4. youth services. There are 2. Office Organisation and Procedures . Systematic and Lateral Thinking This course is an ideal complement to business or 7. supervision. Management Theories and Procedures telephone.Scope of office work. record keeping. Team Building bringing an event from initial idea to successful fruition. There are nine lessons as follows: This course is designed for students who have advanced 1. and leisure 9.Analytical reports. 3. Focus and Direction . using email Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs 4. Developing Objectives and Strategies 7. priorities. mobile phones. Introduction and Organisational Structures 2. and develop a 4. Major Project 6. postage.Quality management. Financial Management 7. LEADERSHIP BBS135 7. Project Logistics 5. There are seven lessons: EVENT MANAGEMENT BRE209 1. office layout/design compressed version of a much longer course. MANAGEMENT VBS105 OFFICE PRACTICES VBS102 This course provides students with the skills and This course develops the skills and knowledge necessary knowledge necessary to understand staff management for the operation of an office. Project Management is best suited to those with some prior experience or training in BUSINESS PLANNING BBS302 management. 2. 4. and in all sorts of situations. Leadership Characteristics/Qualities Through practical exercises. Staging the Event 9. such a sports. or it can be taken as 1. It is suitable for inclusion in the Advanced lessons as follows: Certificate in Applied Management. Systems . etc 1. Human Resources Plans industries. from technical to marketing 6.Planning a work to human resources. Financial Plans to all of those areas. Employing People and Interviewing Skills 3. so it is Fee: S1 Duration: 100 hrs quite advanced. trouble shooting PROJECT MANAGEMENT BBS201 and virus control. scope. It is relevant to backup options).Business letters. Marketing Plans Leadership skills are needed in all facets of our society: 8. Ethics and Equity business letters. etc. hospitality. 6. tourism. Operations Plans business. religion. Introduction to Leadership (nature. Communication Skills sound understanding of what is involved in the process of 5. There are nine lessons in this module as follows: 1. couriers. Computers . Marketing an Event 6. Office Materials and Equipment . to mention only some. databases Project management is an important skill in all 5. 7. Improving Key Technical Skills 3. Applications managerial studies. structuring a letter. horticulture and almost all other areas of study. This course is relevant 10. After the Event Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs 74 . The skills developed this course can be applied in many differentiation from management. Introduction to Project Management beyond the basics of management or business. Problem Solving and Decision Making systems. Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs and capacity to apply leadership skills. using the 2. education. parts of a report. Introduction . you will learn to plan. information technology and control processes. create. Scope and Nature of Event Management 2. styles.Different computer systems. 6. Project Completion and Evaluation developing mission and vision statements 6. office stationery. Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs ecotourism.Developing a clear direction and 5. Communication Systems . Management Styles and External Influences electronic banking.

Definition of non. 12. closing or day books. specific journals (cash receipts. extraordinary 10. Bookkeeping II looks at accounting for 1.Definition of service firms. Financial Terminology s)NTRODUCTIONTOWORKPLACEHEALTHANDSAFETY. processing transactions. Balance Sheets .Bad debt and expense accounts. verifiability. Budgeting for Trading Firms . calculating depreciation. Accounting for bad and doubtful debts . trade and cash discounts. cost centre. this course will teach you how to manage money efficiently at home or in business. types of budgets. current accounts 6.The use of general journals for 4. doctrine 2.Advantages and 6. uses of reporting. Trading Firms and Accounting Rules . net realisable value. Double Entry Bookkeeping . advantages register and disadvantages of control accounts. of materiality. errors in general ledgers anticipated loss of stock realisation 8. WORKPLACE HEALTH AND SAFETY Understand how money works. stock cards 7. loss statement. cash receipts and cash payments.Product cost and period cost. credit fees and credit purchases barcodes. Statements of Cash Flows 10. final accounts. steps in the book keeping process.au Formerly Money Management. stock control account. which focused on accounting for businesses within the The course consists of 13 lessons: service industry. selling a non current asset Accounting periods. Profit and Loss Statements . BBS104 www. abnormal revenue. Depreciation of Non-Current Assets . Calculating cost of goods sold and gross 5. profit and for doubtful debts loss accounts. credit.icb. sales payments. types of transactions in a valuing merchandise. the assets 7. Introduction: The Nature and Function of Accounting Trading Firms and the differences between recording and for Service firms .Types of balance sheets. accounting standards and 1. double entry under the physical records. This spending or investing. closing entries. ordinary item. credit sales). The General Journal . unfavourable and favourable ACS is an Accredited Training Centre variance in Australia . Profit Determination and Balance Day Adjustments .Operating on disadvantages of this system. There are ten lessons: course covers the following topics: 1.Journals profit. Analysis and Interpretation of Accounting Reports The cash cycle. revenue current assets. recovered bad debt. flow of materiality financial information through a trading firm.Functions of the profit and firms .Ledgers. budget. Cash Control Budgeting . The course consists of 12 lessons: financial information. BOOKKEEPING I BBS103 BOOKKEEPING II BBS203 An intensive course which focuses on the nature of This course is a natural progression from Bookkeeping I.Functional classification.Physical or periodic keeping. designing inventory method.org. assets. cash budget.Bank reconciliation and petty cash - 11. get a grasp on financial VBS103 terminology. inventory and functional classification. Classified Profit and Loss statements for trading 9. reliability. Alternatives in Accounting 12. Credit Fees and Purchases Journals . transaction and allowances.The role of the budget. liabilities recording. journals. the petty cash system 13. improving financial planning. consistency. Cash Control . accounting for returns 4.Subsidiary accounts.named so by the Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs Institute of Certified Bookkeepers FINANCIAL (MONEY) MANAGEMENT (Australia). between a trading firm and service firm. bank reconciliation Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs processes. ledger accounts.Differences conventions. etc discounts allowed and discounts received 3. Physical Inventory System . An important subject area applicable to all industries. 8. learn how to get better deals when borrowing. accounting for business. operating profit and net extraordinary item. an accounting process cash payments. Business Expansions and Sources of Finance methods used in controlling cash. payment options 9. Control Accounts .Closing revenue 5. accounting liabilities conventions and standards. ledger 3. effect of 11. depreciation. Analysing and designing accounting systems . accounts Record 2. balancing assets. Perpetual Inventory System . abnormal item. bad debts. mainly service firms. Cash Receipts and Cash Payment Journals . trial balances method. profit operating revenue.Capital budget. Inventory Valuation . accruals and pre. estimating allowance and proprietorship accounts. bad debts. the need for control over cash. non specific transactions. The Closing of the General Ledger . general journal. calculating profit.

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3. Presentation Strategy Options 7. Presentation and Selling MARKETING (FOUNDATIONS) VBS109 2. Product Presentation and Packaging 11. Problem Solving Techniques 3. This is a 5. Analysing the Market 5. Developing Sales Concepts 2. Promotion 12. SUPERVISION VBS104 ADVERTISING AND PROMOTIONS An introduction to supervision. Management (Hierarchy) developing skills in marketing. Developing a Customer Strategy 6. Customer Service 9. Work Place Safety 6. Team building. Delegation. Product Pricing and Distribution Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs 8. Work Conditions. Industry bodies (Associations. This course deals only with the sales side of marketing. Communication and Conversational Selling A course designed to help you firstly understand the 3. Discipline. The lessons are as follows: 5. There are ten lessons: This course covers the key elements of marketing and 1. Closing a Sale 8. Negotiation Skills valuable course for managers and supervisors. Regulations. inspiration. Report Assessment Writing 7. 1. The Marketing Mix and Managing the Marketing 10. This course differs from sales skills which focuses on skills used by the sales person and not the sales manager. There are nine lessons: 1. Marketing and the Business 6. then assist you in Recruitment. The Market Mix facilitating inquisitiveness. Target Marketing 6. Advertising and Promotions Strategy 8. making decisions and in marketing. International Marketing I situation (eg. 8. counsellors. negative vs positive motivators. Retailing Systems and Strategies 3. Work conditions etc. International Marketing II parents. Control. Interviewing. Wholesale Systems and Strategies MOTIVATION VBS111 4. Organising the Work Place 2. Writing Advertisement Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs 8. Unions etc). Sales Ethics 4. Sales Techniques 10. teachers. "The Opening" (getting the attention of the buyer) 3. and 6. etc. Electronic Marketing -Telephone and email 9. then assist you in making decisions and 4. Target Marketing 9. understanding and Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs avoiding de-motivators. understand the marketing world. Product Presentation and Packaging Learn how to motivate both yourself and others. Procedures. New Product Development 9. Recruitment and Training 5. etc). Understanding Basic Economics 8. Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs SALES SKILLS VBS108 A twelve lesson course to develop sales skills: 1. Interviewing. Marketing Organisations equally useful for developing motivation in any other 7. Dealing with Management 7. Organisations . Discipline. Developing Sales Relationships 3. Direct Mailing PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT VBS107 10. Marketing Systems Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs 2. leaders. Building Product Knowledge 5. Analysing the Market motivation. Display and Display Techniques 7. maintaining motivation. Introduction strategies that can be included in a successful 2. Know your Product and Pre Planning 2. Lessons Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs cover: Human behaviour. Scope of Marketing 7. Dealing with MARKETING SYSTEMS BBS303 grievances. "Closing a Sale" (overcoming objections) 4. business owners. relevant to both supervisors BBS202 (Marketing II) and potential supervisors. 10. Stress Management 5. Motivating Employees 1. Managing Yourself 76 9.Structures and roles Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs SALES MANAGEMENT BBS102 (Marketing I) Develop the ability to plan and implement an effective sales strategy. Staff Induction. equipment shutdowns. Communications and Human Relations There are ten lessons: 4. Complaints and Grievances 4. Managing a Sales Team Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs . Helping the Product Sell Itself 1. Marketing (Buyer analysis and motivation) marketing world. Market Research 10. incentives. Exhibitions and Shows Learn how to manage staff in any workplace. and more. Understanding the Work Place advertising campaign. Selling Made as Simple as A B C 3. The Law and Selling 6. Dealing with wet This course is designed as a program to help you firstly weather. It covers such things as sources of 9.

Project Management.2 projects from 2 different industries Fee: DI Duration: 2100 hrs DESIGNING YOUR OWN COURSE You can choose any combination of subjects offered within the guidelines on page 10. Industry meetings (200 hours) . (See page 78 for more details. Industrial Psychology. Publishing I. While studying this diploma. check out page 87. Research Project I. Personnel Management. Advertising and Promotions. Introduction to Psychology. Bookkeeping I 4.from 2 different industries 3. when you submit the enrolment application. plus Industry Meetings . Psychology and Counselling. and has a broad knowledge base. Introduction to Psychology. Conflict Management. Workplace Health and Safety. you will cover the following areas: Management. Marketing Systems. Business Studies. Workplace Projects C. Supervision. Research Project I. ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN APPLIED MANAGEMENT (SMALL BUSINESS) VBS001 This course develops the skills to manage a small business. Workplace Health & Safety. conferences. Fee: AS Duration: 1500 hrs ASSOCIATE DIPLOMA IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT VBS014 Effective Human Resource Management is an essential part of the development and execution of company strategy. Sales Skills.attendance is required at 100 hours of industry meetings such as seminars. Your selection must be approved by an academic officer or tutor before the enrolment is accepted. Business Operations. trade shows. It covers a diverse range of subjects. Research Projects (200 hours) . Statistics.) The course has three parts: A. Computer Studies I 5. 2. Communications. Modules: Business Studies. Project Management. Professional Practice for Consultants. Marketing Foundations and Office Practices: see page 78) B. Business Operations 3. E-commerce. Project Management. A great Human Resource Manager is multi-skilled. or industry committees for example. Marketing Psychology. Business Planning. Marketing I. Educational Psychology. Instructional Skills. The course has been developed by a professional with over 30 years experience in the field. Educational Psychology. CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS IN BUSINESS. To enrol. Health & Wellbeing. Management. Project Management 23 For more study options. Industrial Psychology. Management 6. II and III. Instructional Skills. Stream studies (see below) STAGE 1: Bookkeeping 1 STAGE 2: Advertising & Promotions STAGE 3: Entrepreneurship Fee: AC Duration: 900 hrs ASSOCIATE DIPLOMA IN MARKETING MANAGEMENT VBS005 Marketing Foundations. 77 . The combination of subjects has been balanced to provide a sound foundation in a core area. This course is a comprehensive foundation on which to build a strong career in HR. Industry Meetings. Computer Studies I. which is indicative of the scope of this profession. Supervision. MANAGEMENT AND MARKETING STANDARD COURSES OFFERED These courses have been designed to meet specific needs. Fee: AS Duration: 1500 hrs DIPLOMA IN MANAGEMENT VBS009 The Diploma in Managment is made up of: 1. Motivation. you might choose the following modules: 1. Event Management. For example: to design a Certificate in Business Studies. Business Planning 2. Core Studies (Management. simply tell us the modules you propose studying. Financial Management. Sales Management.

Landscape Styles. Stage 1. Cutting Propagation. HTML Arboriculture Arboriculture I & II and Trees for Rehabilitation Horticultural Crops Outdoor Plant Production. Delivering Distance Education Photography Intro to Photography. Personnel Management. Core subject . 3. Core subjects . II & III Information Technology E Commerce. Stage 2. Computer Servicing I. Wholesale Nursery Management Retail Nursery Horticulture I. STREAM STUDIES: Stream studies are available in any of the following. The Advanced Certificate in Applied Management involves the following studies: sCORE STUDIES . Descriptions of listed modules are found elsewhere in this handbook. Aromatherapy Nursery Production Propagation I. The 200 hour Workplace project will also be completed (eg. The project specifically aims to provide the student with the opportunity to apply and integrate skills and knowledge developed through various areas of formal study. ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN APPLIED MANAGEMENT VBSOO1 This is an IARC accredited course that is designed to train people for supervisory or managerial positions in their chosen industry.a "management in the workplace project" of 200 hrs involving approved work experience in a small business.The final stream of the student's chosen Elective unit.four units of compulsory subjects for all students. SEQUENCE OF STUDY: This course is studied in three stages as follows: 1.Business Operations (see page 73) Stream subjects . 2. Industrial Psychology. Sales Skills Landscaping Landscaping I. Garden Centre Management. Course Writing. sELECTIVE STUDIES . or Workplace Project I & II) before the qualification is awarded. Landscape Construction Horse Management Horse Care I. Fee: AC Duration: 900 hrs 78 . STREAM MODULES REQUIRED Small Business Bookkeeping I. When enrolling choose "ONE" of these streams only.stream units for the development of knowledge in a chosen specialisation or industry sector.Management and Office Practices (see page 74) Stream subjects . Protected Plant Production.The second stream of the student's chosen Elective unit. Photo Practice. Marketing Systems Event Management Event Management. Advertising & Promotions. Motivation Marketing Sales Management. 400 hours of work. Stage 3. II & III Other stream options may be possible by planning with a tutor. and you will be undertaking the modules listed.The first stream of the student's chosen Elective unit. Medicinal Herbs. Core subjects .Marketing Foundations (see page 76) Stream subjects . Food & Beverage Management Education Instructional Skills. any other crops module Herbs Herb Culture. Work experience. Advertising and Promotions Personnel Management Personnel Management. Entrepeneurship. Research Project I & II. Photo Technology Publishing Publishing I. Minimum 300 hours of study. sPROJECT .

6.Settings. Conceptualisation . newspapers and Basic beginners course. Special Project 8. If you want to write for children. but a need to improve exercises and with as much tutorial support as you need. Writing Magazines 6. and how to go about selling your work. Through many practical writing people with existing skills. Writing Letters and Reports. Writing Books Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs 9. Editing your work . Language. what writing is way from professional journalists and writers. Fiction . Newspaper Writing 5. The Novel technical matters. Visual 1. and lots more. Writing Books 7. Non-Fiction . Introduction . Learn how to write technical journals). essays Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs 23 Fee: S1 Duration: 100 hrs 79 . Basic Writing Skills . Special Project COMMUNICATIONS VWR100 Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs This course aims to improve the ability to communicate WRITING FICTION BWR105 in all situations. Planning What You Write 2. 4.Letters. their overall technique and develop a more you will learn what it takes to write a good story. Fiction Writing 5. Planning 8. Writing a Biographical Story 3. Contract. collaborative). Overview of Children's Writing (fiction and non fiction) 5. Concise Wording useable and marketable material. 2. picture book for profit or pleasure. Learn to structure Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs magazine or newspaper articles. without ambiguity. Manuscripts 7. The Short Story This course will develop your ability to write on 8. and how to write This is an ideal course to follow Freelance Writing for specifically for children. Children's Writing for Periodicals 7. clearly and efficiently and to communicate thoughts instructional manuals and even marketing material. The Publishing World 6. short stories. It covers: Behaviour. and be better able 5. and what "commercial" approach to their work. Other Writing 6. Magazine Writing 10. Educational Writing 1. Writing Fiction 3.Spelling. Introduction . technical jargon. Scientific Writing 2. Clear Wording student should have a greater capacity to write 4. Conciseness and Clarity 1. The course aims to improve your ability to write for a wide range of media including: articles EFFICIENT WRITING AWR102 for the print media (magazines.Write a short story. Many professional writers start out by freelancing. Picture Books and Story Books CREATIVE WRITING BWR103 9.Understanding children 4.Communication and language etc) and different ways of working (eg. Scope and Nature of Fiction Communications. 3. focus.Speech parts and Grammar house. problems (eg. Eight lessons: publishers want. There are six lessons: Attention is paid to different styles of writing. Project . Writing Themes course provides a good first step. Components of a Story – Beginning.Conceiving the concept 6. characterisation. There are ten lessons: Emphasis is placed on things which are important 1. Basic Writing Skills There are ten lessons: 3. WRITING AND COMMUNICATIONS CHILDREN'S WRITING BWR104 ADVANCED FREELANCE WRITING This course focuses on developing your understanding of (APPLIED WRITING) BWR201 what makes a good children's book. Writing Advertising 10. Newspaper Writing 9. Punctuation and Accuracy to adapt their work to a greater variety of situations. Short Stories 8. grammar. proposals. punctuation Learn to write fiction and non-fiction 10. Basic Writing Skills 5. books and more. Writing Non-Fiction 4. fantasy 8. 1. Introduction 4. Polish up your grammar skills with FREELANCE WRITING BWR102 our concise. Writing a Regular Column There are ten lessons in this unit as follows: 3. Receive constructive guidance every step of the This course will show you how to write. Writing a News Article 4. Fantasy TECHNICAL WRITING BWR301 7. Conception and Research Fee: S1 Duration: 100 hrs 5. Using Writing Skills . On completing this course a 3. marketable. Introduction to publishers who might buy your work. in 2. Drama 6. easy to follow study method.Texts (writing to satisfy curriculum) Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs 7. Public Speaking. 2. for both academic and general Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs audiences. middle and end Conducting Meetings. this 1. conciseness. technical reports. Technique Communications Technology. 2.

indexing and referencing.Equipment. aspiring 2. 3. Planning a New Publication alone or as part of higher level courses in journalism.Writing a Chapters for a Dramatic Novel Fee:S3 Duration: 100 hours 80 .For Story Telling 7.Encouraging your creativity. Desktop Publishing A 3. Developing Vocabulary 7. publishing. Media Advertising 4. EDITING I BWR106 PUBLISHING III BWR303 This course develops your understanding of the (Business Practices) purposes and aims of editing. There are ten lessons as follows: 1.Developing different styles of poetry . 2.A revision 8. the editing process and Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs skills required. Research Skills . Production Systems I – From writing to printing 2. Layout for Print Media 7. Managing Production and Distribution with authors and publishers. Parts of a Sentence to develop the student's understanding of the editing 4. Managing Writers role and responsibility of the editor in publishing. or seeking employment in There are 9 lessons in this course: publishing. and detail. varying the approach ESL FUNDAMENTALS AWR101 according to the kind of book. researching an article 7.Introduction 4. colour. Book Production contexts 6. There are 12 lessons: EDITING II BWR302 1.Brief description of the many different types of poetry.Developing different styles of poetry .Developing different styles of poetry .Following the Rules 6.Photography 6. programs. Building and Combining Sentences processes. 4.Developing different styles of poetry .9.Print and 5. 4. it has been do. Writing for Different Purposes Part 2 3.Graphics 5. Special Project . Electronic Publishing II . copyright and other legal concerns. and also of what editors Even though this is a stand alone course. Contracts. The Printing Process . photos. fill in 1. etc. Costing a New Publication writing.Theme and Genre 6. Copy Editing and Proof Reading . Verbs professional editors and desktop publishers. Marketing and Distribution Systems . Vocabulary 1. Risk Management The course covers: The nature and scope of editing. Next. but need to strengthen particularly writing skills.Getting your work published : How and Where 9. Resource Management 5. then develop the main characters. working 7. This course builds on Publishing I. Writing for Different Purposes Part 1 2. 3. Learn how to do this and much 2. There are seven lessons as follows: process and how editors assess manuscripts and 1. Illustration . Law and the Media more! There are 8 lessons in this course: 3. editing and publishing. Marketing of Publications 8. develop the sequence of main events. Students will learn about the importance of clear. Nature and Scope of the Publishing World poetry forms and terminology. Developing a Publishing Project Fee:S2 Duration: 100 hours Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs DRAMATIC WRITING BWR110 PUBLISHING II BWR202 Learn to Write Drama! The first step is to develop a premise.Market research. This course provides those interested in poetry with PUBLISHING I BWR107 an introductory course into the different elements of poetry This course provides an excellent start for anyone and how to write it. Publishing Procedures and Techniques 2.Plot Development 8. developed primarily to follow from and complement effective writing throughout all stages of the publishing Publishing II.Illustrations. Editing Project POETRY BWR109 Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs Develop your ability to write and understand different types of poetry. Study Skills 4.An overview Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs 7. Electronic Publishing I . Introduction to Editing II 6.Some Classic Styles 5.Researching and writing for different 5. Its aim is 3. Writing for Business page design 10.Developing Sub Plots 8. Ethics and the Law in Publishing 9. 9. considering self publishing. the 6.Characters 5.Writing a Dramatic Short Story Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs 7. Ethics and Morality 1.For Fun and trickery 8. Copyrights and Other Legalities 8. Proof Reading and Editing tables. special effects. This course is for people who can write and speak basic Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs English. then develop the principal There are eight lessons in this module as follows: “events”. Parts of Speech This course is designed for self editors. The Publishing Process minor events. What to Publish prepare them for publication. It is equally relevant to electronic or print 1. pre-press preparation 12. Illlustration .Weaving a Story Electronic Media 6. Desktop Publishing B 4. 5. 11.Famous poets. The course may be taken 2. The next phase – How to Continue to Improve 10. Production Systems II 3.

Fiction Writing. the stream modules are Freelance Writing. How to Present and Sell Yourself to a Publisher. plus the three stream modules. Writing a Web Site (HTML). Newsletters and News Columns. Workplace Health and Safety. and an awareness of how to develop a career in this industry. CERTIFICATE IN JOURNALISM VWR001 The full certificate involves thirty lessons. and Editing I or equivalent. Office Organisation and Procedures. Pre-requisites apply. Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs JOURNALISM PRACTICE II BWR304 Under the guidance of a mentor (a writing / editing tutor). Graphic and Photographic Illustration. Project Management. Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs Other writing and communication qualifications are detailed on our websites. Fee: DI Duration: 2100 hrs STANDARD COURSES OFFERED JOURNALISM PRACTICE I BWR203 EDITING PRACTICE I BWR305 This course takes you through the processes of Work with ACS Academic Staff and other students writing for a specific publication. Writing Skills. Others develop a strong freelance business. design. II and III. E Commerce and Work Experience/Industry Meetings (100 hours). plus Writing. The combination of subjects has been balanced to provide a sound foundation in a core area. The Publishing World. submitting articles to newspapers and magazines. CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS IN WRITING AND COMMUNICATIONS These courses have been designed to meet specific needs. Educational and Scientific Writing. intermediate level computer skills. Magazine Articles. Eventually. and meeting the requirements of an journal. Digital Photography. for publication. Publishing I. The standard core modules are taken. Many of these courses prepare people for such career paths. plus intermediate level computer skills. Pre-requisites: editor and publisher. Many journalists commence their careers as Freelance Writers. 23 81 . Newspaper Articles. Publishing. Writing a Regular Column. Publishing I. Children's Writing. II and III. Biographical and Fictional Story Writing. Advanced Freelance Writing and Publishing I Fee: AC Duration: 900 hrs DIPLOMA IN PUBLISHING AND JOURNALISM VWR002 The Diploma in Publishing and Journalism consists of the following modules: Freelance Writing. submitting work to plan. Photographic Practice. they may be employed as staff. Conducting an Interview. you ill participate in the production of a specific publication. Pre-requisites: Freelance Publishing I and Editing I (or equivalent). They concentrate on developing the skills needed to succeed as a writer. or other publication. Advertising and Promotions. Research Project I. Layout Skills. write. In this case. covering: Introduction to Writing. and publish a magazine. Advanced Freelance Writing. Fee: CT Duration: 600 hrs ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN APPLIED MANAGEMENT (PUBLISHING AND JOURNALISM) VBS001 The structure of the Advanced Certificate in Applied Management is outlined on page 78. Planning What You Write. Introduction to Photography. Technical Writing. Creative Writing.

Delivering Distance Education. and e-learning. Acquisition of Technical Information the topics covered are: paper-based correspondence 3.How it is Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs different 2. Commencing Training 5. and RESEARCH PROJECT II BGN201 with more universities and colleges turning to distance Develops your ability to monitor and evaluate a common education to keep abreast of the global need for more process (or processes) relevant to your discipline or flexible education. Supporting Graduates 4. READ PAGE 10 82 . telephone 4. Course Materials 1. Course Writing Methodologies research into a current issue in your chosen discipline. Searching for Information Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs 6. Determining research priorities 7. One to One Training Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs 9. Promoting Training COURSE WRITING (DEVELOPMENT) 11. Planning research improvement 8. Interpersonal Communication in Education 1. ACS is often asked how it manages industry. Communication Skills 3. Student Administration 2. Some of 2. Recognition and Accreditation 4. Course Material Creation 2. Assessment 1. Specialised Research Techniques courses. Assessor Training BGN107 Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs Learn to develop courses for post secondary or adult education. video courses. Applying Motivation to Education 5. Research Reports 9. Motivational Factors 4. Stress Management 6. prepare participation plans. Supporting Students Reseach Project III develops your ability to come up with 4. Listening Skills 2. Motivation Skills and Techniques 10. Identifying Research Issues this course. Bases for Education This module develops your ability to plan and conduct 2. Getting the Student Started RESEARCH PROJECT III BGN202 3. We put decades of There are six lessons in this module as follows: experience and expertise in distance education into 1. Curriculum Documentation research. EDUCATION AND RESEARCH INSTRUCTIONAL SKILLS BGN101 CLASSROOM DELIVERY SKILLS (Train the Trainer) BGN106 On successful completion of this module the learner will To develop and apply skills for teachers working face be better able to prepare for and perform basic to face with students. Reviewing and Updating Courses 3. Developing an approved approach to a workplace procedure Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hours FOR CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS IN EDUCATION AND RESEARCH. Using Statistics 8. Managing Resources systematic research in a particular industry. 1. There are 9 lessons as follows: RESEARCH PROJECT I BGN102 1. Conducting Statistical Research 7. online training. instructional skills. There are 7 lessons as follows: 5. Conducting detailed research into commercial work Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs procedures 5. 5. 6. Introduction to Training 2. Assessment and Evaluation of Training Programs 7. Real Time Support innovative approaches to workplace activities through 5. Conducting Research 1. Training Aids 8. Conflict Management 7. Application and Implementation 5. Reporting on a Research Project DELIVERING DISTANCE EDUCATION Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs BGN108 With the growing demand for distance education. 3. Determining Training Requirements in the Workplace 4. and The course involves ten lessons covering: conduct and evaluate training sessions. delivery of distance courses. particularly interpersonal skills. Developing a Lesson Plan 6. Level of Study and to complete a descriptive report based on that 4. Research Planning and Designing conferencing. Research Methods 7. Determining Research Needs 6. Understanding Motivation 3. Testing the viability of alternative approaches 9. Mediation and Negotiation 8. Understanding Learning 3. Scope and Nature of Distance Education . Statistics The course is made up of the following lessons: 6.

The Hypothesis Prerequisite: Workshop II 5. Workplace Operations: Describing the operations and equipment of a laboratory or other technical environment Prerequisite: Workshop II Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs WORKSHOPS (Practical Work) Workshop 1. Evaluating Workplace Efficiency 2. Ethics • You are given a detailed plan to follow to investigate 9. learning projects. Analytical Procedures: Using specialised technical equipment to analyse samples. Research Proposal How PBL Projects Work 7. There are ten lessons in this module as follows: There are 3 PBL projects in this module as follows: 1. These are not conventional distance education courses. select and apply and duration. Research Techniques 4. The Literature Review Part One 2. data or other evidence. Equipment and Materials • Classroom Delivery Skills BWR006 2.RESEARCH PROJECT IV BGN301 WORKSHOP III BGN302 Develop skills in undertaking research and preparing your Develop your ability to implement commercially viable own thesis. FOR MORE CERTIFICATES OR DIPLOMAS IN EDUCATION AND RESEARCH. Workplace Supervision 3. Thesis Writing • You are given a hypothetical problem 8. Through a PBL (problem-based learning) study program this and other workshop projects will develop a "real world" relevance in your overall CERTIFICATE IN ALTERNATIVE learning experience. Each workshop involves a series of problem based For Horticultural Research I & II. Where to from here the problem Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs • You interact with one or more other members of a team to work through the plan. using problem-based learning strategies. The Method Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs 6. Data Collection 6. Identifying Technical Problems and Collecting Samples or Data: Investigating technical problems in the workplace. collecting and treating samples.acs.edu. WORKSHOP I BGN103 • The project concludes in report of specified content Develop your capacity to identify. knowledge and skills to appropriate perform workplace See www. EDUCATION There are 3 lessons in this module as follows: The course contains 6 modules as outlined below 1. The Literature Review Part Two 3. Workplace Tools. SEE PAGE 10 83 . The Problem Statement 1. applicable to your industry Pre-requisite: Research Project III sector. data or other evidence 2. Workplace Safety • Delivering Distance Education BGN108 Fee: S3 Duration: 100 hrs • Educational Psychology BPS105 • Developmental Psychology BPS210 WORKSHOP II BGN203 • Workshop I Develop your ability to perform a variety of scientific or Fee: CT Duration: 600 hrs technical procedures.asp tasks in any industry. undertaking routine and advanced scientific or technical analyses 3. CONTENTS There are 3 PBL projects in this module as follows: 1. Workplace Skills • Course Writing BGN107 3.au/pbl/pblhome. management strategies. 2 and 3 are designed to achieve the same outcomes you might achieve by attending face to face practical workshops. see page 25.

Image Formation .Equipment. Colour Versus Black and White It can be studied as an individual unit in it's own right. There are six lessons: 1. HOBBY PHOTOGRAPHY APH001 INTRODUCTION TO Hobby Photography is a beginner's course incorporating PHOTOGRAPHY BPH100 instruction and practical experience on film types.g. Nature and Landscape Photography PHOTOGRAPHIC TECHNOLOGY BPH201 4. photosensitive materials. A comprehensive introduction to still photography. emulsion. Whatever your aspirations. Publishing 2. Illustrative Photography 1.Camera construction. Fault Finding Fee: S1 Duration: 100 hrs PHOTOGRAPHIC PRACTICE BPH101 This course assumes participants have some photographic experience. (Your tutor can advise on buying a are studied closely by professional photographers camera if you don't have one). PHOTOGRAPHY Do you want to learn how to take better photos for your own private use? To develop a fascinating. If you don't yet have a camera.Taking the photo 6. complete (an alternative assignment is given for those the first lesson first and get advice from your without equipment for practical work) tutor on what to buy. Sensiometry B . Photographing People 3.Terminology and light meters Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs 4. Lighting . Lighting Fee: S1 Duration 100 hrs 8. 3. There are eight lessons as follows: 1. Special Techniques There are eight lessons: 6. It develops skills in taking photographs through practical assignments and individual direction from a tutor. 1. materials. Origins of Photography . Photo Equipment . Any camera will do. history 2. There are eight lessons: your photographic techniques. Business Opportunities in Photography 3. or even to prepare yourself for a career in the photographic industry. speed. To complete the assignments you need access to a and development of your photographic style. camera 5. Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hrs 84 23 .. Submissions 35 mm camera. Understanding Colour . Photo Equipment . More on Using Cameras 3..Processing the photo 7. large format) 6. Understanding Film and Cameras 2. satisfying hobby? Or perhaps you are looking to develop a profitable part time business. and where to shop. exposure and composition of photographs. procedures is best.Image formation. Filters and Attachments . It can also be taken as a with advice and pointers given on how to improve course in its own right. Origins of Photography lenses. Enlarging .Types and applications Details on website. SLR. etc You will need a camera at some stage during this 5. film speed. Lenses .Applications WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY 8.Optics and geometry 7. 7. Photographic Techniques types (e.Equipment and light sources 8. Developing Film course. Composition 2. Sensiometry A .Flashes. 5. The Camera and its Use shutter action 4. although a 35 mm SLR 6.Light physics and film responses 5. Developing Your Photographic Style 4. ACS has a wide range of photography courses that will increase your skills and knowledge. Chemistry of Colour Photography .Four layers in film. Film .

Creating Different Affects 8. organise a on purchasing a digital camera. The lessons are as 4. Photographing Natural Areas 9. Over eight 8. Taking Photographs 1. Contrast and Composition 6. If you plan Learn to set up a photography session. 85 . The Zone System 7. Digital Technology own particular area of interest. This course covers special 1. Photographing Water 11. Basic Techniques Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hours 4. Candid Photography TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY VPH005 7. you will be shown how to achieve a quality 9. Special Effects 6. Nude Photography An ideal course for anyone planning a holiday. Street and Action Photography lessons. Sports. The Main Principles 3. film types. photographic terms. An inexpensive digital camera and a printer or PHOTOGRAPHING PEOPLE BPH102 portable storage device would be a minimum. Compositing and Imaging 5. Outputs and Applications 7. Photographing Natural Areas 5. This is Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hours required so that you can take some photographs on a digital camera and submit them as a print or as a digitised file. it is recommended that you delay buying a photographs. Introduction to Photography and Human Subjects your needs. Other Equipment for Lighting 5. Folio Project what type of equipment you need and where to buy it. and compose what to buy. Photographing Streetscapes 6. It is also suggested that you ask major interest. The Digital Darkroom 4. giving camera until you have completed Lesson 3 and student’s plenty of opportunity to explore their areas of commenced Lesson 4. Major Project Fee: S1 Duration: 100 hours PHOTOGRAPHIC LIGHTING BPH204 There are eight lessons as follows: 1. but have not yet decided studio. Meters and Filters 4. This course is highly practical. create different types of effects. Students will be able to focus on their 3. Wedding Photography 6. Scanners 2. Digital Cameras follows: 5. Your tutor will advise you on 10. Developing Your Photographic Style 8.DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY BPH202 LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHY BPH203 This course is designed to develop your ability to produce Develop your skill in creating different effects and using photographs using digital technology. Portraiture 5. Introduction 6. There are ten lessons as follows: your tutor's advice as to which camera would best suit 1. Introduction 2.Continuous and flash 3. Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hours 1. Introduction to Digital Technology effects. Studio Lighting 8. Developing your Photographic Style Students will need access to a digital camera and some 8. Equipment and Materials for Photographing People advantageous but not essential. Light Sources . Equipment and sharpness. The lessons are as different equipment and materials to achieve better follows: landscape photographs. Photographing Interiors 7. On Location Lighting Fee: S2 Duration: 100 hours For Photoshop Course refer to Page 69. 2. colour richness. Fashion Photography record of your trip on film. Access to a suitable computer is also 2. Uploading Images 3. The Main Principles 7. Creating Different Effects 4. 3. Light Characteristics and Lighting Concepts 2. Photographing Streetscapes 10. Major Project type of storage or output device during the course.

Certificates. exams are compulsory. Photography. which as a hobby subject is not suitable for inclusion in higher level studies). Project Management. simply tell us the modules you propose studying when you submit the enrolment application. Fee: AS Duration: 1500 hrs 86 23 . to design a Certificate in Photography. and they attract exam fees which are separate to the course fee. If you would like further advice on how to put together your own course. The three stream modules are Introduction to Photography. The certificate consists of six modules as follows: Introduction to Photography. Digital Photography. Photographic Technology. Advanced Freelance Writing. CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS IN PHOTOGRAPHY It is possible to undertake Proficiency Awards. To design an Associate Diploma in Media you might choose 13 modules from subject areas such as Writing and Communications. Introduction to Photography. plus do Research Project I. helps develop knowledge and skills in using a camera to a professional standard. Your selection must be approved by an academic officer or tutor before the enrolment is accepted. The combination of subjects has been balanced to provide a sound foundation in a core area. If you cannot find a standard course that suits you. Marketing I. To enrol. Writing Web Sites (HTML). Photo Lighting. you might choose six subjects from page 84 and 85 (excluding Hobby Photography. Business Studies. Fee: AC Duration: 900 hrs DIPLOMA IN PHOTOJOURNALISM VPH009 This Diploma is made up of the following: 1. and 100 hours of Industry Meetings/work experience. Enrol in a standard course 2. Photoshop for Beginners and Photographic Lighting. plus Computer Studies I or Computer Studies II. 100 hours of Industry Meetings/Work experience relevant to photojournalism 3. Photographic Technology and Photographic Practice. Contact the school to determine how many exams you need to complete for your course. Photo Practice. then design your own course! STANDARD COURSES OFFERED These courses have been designed to meet specific needs.refer to page 10 for details How do you choose? 1. 1800 hours of study in the form of the following modules: Freelance Writing. It creates awareness and understanding in the industry. Landscape Photography or People Photography. Photo Technology. 2. With these formal qualifications. Research Projects I and II related to photojournalism (see page 81 for details of Research projects) Fee: DI Duration: 2100 hrs DESIGNING YOUR OWN COURSE You can choose any combination of subjects offered within the guidelines on page 10. Fee: CT Duration: 600 hrs ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN APPLIED MANAGEMENT (PHOTOGRAPHY) VBS001 The Advanced Certificate in Applied Management has five standard core modules that are outlined on page 78. Publishing I. Workplace Health and Safety. If you want to study anything higher than a short course. contact the school and ask to speak to an academic officer. you have two choices: 1. Publishing II. Digital Photography. For example. Introduction to Psychology. CERTIFICATE IN PHOTOGRAPHY VPH002 This course prepares you for a career in the photographic industry. These units are outlined on page 82. Design your own course . Computing and IT. do it! 2. If you like the sound of a standard course. Diplomas and other formal qualifications with ACS. Photographic Practice. and teaches you the all important communication and business skills needed to be successful in the real world.

5% discount applies to ACS Distance Education Students enrolling in further courses. text book).Discounts for large groups are available. How are Assignments can be Assignments are Assignments are assignments submitted any way submitted by email. student room etc. Access to A CD is burnt and materials is given sent.g. video library. video library. room etc. online library. Only one (1) discount per person per enrolment can be claimed at any one time. tutors. 87 . online library. What will I Statement of Statement of Statement of receive upon Attainment or Attainment or Attainment or completion of qualification awarded qualification qualification awarded my course? on successful awarded on on successful completion.5% discount applies if two or more people enrol. video library. student room etc. submitted by email. within 2 working days. What support Full support services Full support services Full support services do I receive? provided: Access to provided: Access to provided: Access to tutors. . always included.ONLINE & CD COURSES . accessed over the accessed from a CD. completion. and illustrations and illustrations often often included. What do the Course materials Interactive Self Interactive Self course sometimes include Assessment Tests Assessment Tests materials things not included in always included. tutors. . successful completion. student online library. applies. . Price on application. included. or print notes if you to access materials wish). faxed or emailed). submitted? you wish (posted hard copy.COMPARING STUDY OPTIONS Study options: Correspondence Online CD with Tuition Course (e-learning) Fee details Full course fee applies. Full course fee Fee is discounted 5%. How do I Supplied as printed Supplied as material Supplied as material receive course materials. materials? Materials are printed internet (you can You don't need to be and sent by air mail or download and save on the internet courier. include? online or CD courses Extra colour photos Extra colour photos (e.

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