About ACSEstablished in 1979, ACS Distance Education is a leading Australian Distance Education provider which offers over 400 courses via correspondence, online or on CD. The Institution has offices in Australia and the United Kingdom, and ACS courses are delivered worldwide through our network of affiliates. The ACS head office is located on the Gold Coast.
- ACS was established since 1979.
- ACS is an internationally recognised college affiliated with over 15 other post secondary institutions in five different countries, including both government owned and nationally recognised institutions
- We offer unique and extensive student services, and a policy that puts the student’s learning experience first
- Our courses are practical, enabling you to not only develop knowledge, but build the capacity to continue learning after your studies are completed.
- Our courses are experiential, you learn from “experts” by being guided to see, do, think about and experience the things you study.
ACS has educated thousands of 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 3000 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, emphasising in all courses those things which are relevant to “real life”. Courses offered cater for hobby interest through to formal training in industry and the professions.
We believe that by providing a different education to main stream vocational colleges and universities, we are able to differentiate our graduates and give them real life advantages over graduates from more traditional institutions.
These differences however must be (and are) pursued without compromising academic excellence in any way whatsoever.
In principle we tend to favour experiential learning and problem based learning rather than CBT (Competency Based Training).
We believe learning is more important than assessment. For us, assessment should be provided more to enhance the learning experience, and less to rank students,
More Than a School
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 provide articles on a regular basis, to a range of publications including Landscape Contractor Magazine, Garden Guru Newspaper and Queensland Homes. Our ongoing involvement with the publishing industry allows us to bring a “real world” relevance to the courses we develop and deliver.
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Address: PO Box 2092, Nerang MDC, QLD 4211, Australia
Phone: +61 7 5562 1088
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