Subject/Modules and Work Experience Available
Standard ACS Modules
Almost any short course of 100 hrs duration, offered by ACS, can be included in any of the above qualifications. Exceptions are courses designated specifically as “hobby courses”, or as not being relevant to a commercial situation. These include:
Landscaping Home Gardens
Home Garden Expert Course
Home Vegetable Growing
Home Fruit Growing
Herbs (basic Course)
To meet this requirement, the student must attend meetings such as conferences, seminars, trade shows, exhibitions, study tours, committee meetings, or any other industry events which might be considered as contributing toward their awareness and education of industry. Proof must be shown of attendance. This may be in the form of references or letters from the organisers of the event, by supplying a written report and photographs, or by any other reasonable method.
This must be shown to be both relevant to the qualification, and a valuable learning experience. Work that is menial or unchallenging may not be approved. A reference from an employer, client or colleague must be supplied, describing both the nature and duration of the work.
Research Projects I, I, III and IV are generic 100 hour modules. Each module involves some formal studies to learn about research methods and techniques, followed by conducting some real research into a subject relevant to the discipline being studied. We also offer Horticultural Research I & II, which are more tailored to horticultural studies.
These are courses that have been developed to align with the same outcomes that might be achieved by attending face to face workshops. Each of three modules is roughly the equivalent of attending a workshop for 2 weeks. The difference here is that these workshops use the method known as Problem Based Learning, to achieve the outcomes.
You do not need to travel and attend workshops. You simply undertake a series of highly structured projects, under the guidance of our academic staff.
This technique is one used widely in universities around the world, and successfully adapted for use here.