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School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1979
    • Size:
    • Small (<5000 students)
    • Type:
    • Private for-profit
    • Category:
    • Vocational,pre-U,lifelong learning
    • Specialization:
    • Distance Education Institution 1
    • Climate:
    • Temperate
    • Location:
    • Nerang MDC, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, 4211
    • Phone:
    • +61755621088
    • Setting:
    • Suburban, town

The HIstory of ACS Distance Education

Established in 1979, ACS Distance Education is a leading Australian Distance Education provider which offers over 600 courses via correspondence, online, or on on memory stick. The institution has staff working out of Victoria, S.A., and Qld in Australia; Scotland and England, and N.Z. Our courses, course notes, and most recommended texts, are all developed by our own staff. These courses are also delivered worldwide through our network of affiliates.ACS has educated over 150,000 full and part-time students, many of whom have gone on to successful employment, both in industry or in their own businesses. Others have used their courses to develop a hobby, or simply broaden their general education. We currently have over 4000 students enrolled from Australia and around the world. The school employs staff in three states of Australia, plus the U.K. and New Zealand. As such, our courses and service have a truly global focus. The courses have been developed with strong industry input from around the world and are continually updated on the basis of surveys undertaken by both current students and graduates every month of the year.The school holds high the ideals of practical education, emphasizing in all courses those things which are relevant to "real life". Courses offered cater for hobby interest through to starter, transition, and professional development courses.

Academic Highlights

Horticulture; Agriculture; Business and Management; Construction and Engineering; Ecotourism and Adventure Activities; Education; Environment and Wildlife; Equine; Health Science; Health, Fitness and Recreation; Hospitality and Tourism; Information Technology; Pet Care; Photography; :Practicals and Workshops; Professional Horticulture; Psychology; Research; Science; Writing and Journalism

Life in ACS Distance Education 

The school and its tutors have always been active in industry. We believe strongly that maintaining an awareness of current information and trends enables us to keep our course notes and services to students up to date and relevant. When you study with this school you are learning from people who are doing what you are studying on a daily basis. Staff come from varied backgrounds: with both teaching and hands on vocational experience (including ex university, vocational college and training staff; research academics, etc). Courses cover e learning or traditional studies; flexible education options for career (jobs), self improvement, professional development, life skills or general adult education. AFFILIATES: Courses developed by ACS are now licensed to, and used by a network of affiliated colleges around the world. ACS programs in fact form an international education system which is known and respected by leading educationists in several countries.  SYNDICATED ARTICLES: The principal and staff of ACS have written articles on a regular basis, to a range of publications including Your Backyard, Garden Guide, Garden Guru Newspaper, Home Grown, Queensland Homes and Home Farmer. Our principal and staff are the core writers for the Australian green living magazine -Home Grown.

School Ranking

ACS Distance Education  World Rank- 3


We are happy to co-operate with any procedures necessary, provided we are dealing with a credible organisation and some formal documentation can be provided to indicate contractual obligations of both parties will be followed. If you pay in 2 parts, the first half of the course is supplied when you enroll. Once you have completed the first half of the course, the second part payment is made and the second half of the course is supplied. If you pay in 4 parts, the first half is supplied on enrolment and you sent an invoice for the second payment, which is due 60 days after enrollment. When you have completed the first half of the course, the third payment is made and you are sent the second half of the course. The final payment is due 60 days after the second half of the course is sent.  Higher Qualifications

Notable Alumni

Dan Shirazi, Developer - BUILDSAFE AUSTRALIA PTY LTD; Sarah Jury, Associate Lecturer - The Open University

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Welcome ACS Distance Education has been educating thousands of students worldwide since the late 1970s. ACS offers in excess of 500 online or correspondence courses in a large variety of genre.

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