What our Students Say - Testimonials

Over 100,000 people have studied ACS Distance Education courses.
Here is what just a few of them have said. 
Janice – Herb Culture
(The course) has helped me achieve a ‘greener’ thumb. I now have lots more success with my garden. Beforehand, my thumb was the furthest from ‘green’ you could get!

Margaret – Herb Culture
I find this an excellent way to study as I can do it at my own pace.
Lerini – Herb Culture
Thanks ACS, studying with you has been truly rewarding, because of your understanding, helpfulness and devotion to all students. I will certainly use the chance to study again with you!


Malcolm – Plant Breeding
The course provided a convenient opportunity to extend my interest in plant breeding. (The structure of the course) ensured that the student actually did the set tasks.

Joanne - Botany II
I find the course quite interesting! At first glance the reading material and questions look so simple, but they actually require quite a bit of thinking and probing. The course is very well designed!
Jose – Horticulture 1
I am extremely satisfied with my experience of ACS. The educational materials were easy to read and understand. The assignments were very practical and the administrative staff at the office were just superb.
Patrick – Landscape Design
I thought the course was well designed with relevant course modules and information. My tutor’s comments were helpful and encouraging. I am considering what course to do next (diploma in horticulture) so that is a good sign that I am very happy with all aspects of the school.
Lara – Nursery Sales Assistant
I have enjoyed the content of the course, and find it very possible to cope with correspondence learning and having a young, demanding family.
Catherine – Certificate in Horticulture (Permaculture)
I have learnt many aspects of Permaculture I didn’t even think of. I understand my land and the environment far better for doing this course. I feel very confident in planning and growing plants for the area.


Dennis - Certificate in Garden Design
The main difference between my experience of studying at University and studying with ACS is that at University you're basically regurgitating text books. In contrast ACS assignments can be quite involved requiring hands-on application of principles, creative thinking and analysis. 

Melissa Smith, Australia - Biochemistry 1 (Plants)
Having not finished high school myself and never studied biochemistry my confidence is a little low but the encouragement I am receiving from Honor [tutor] is a tremendous help and making it easier for me as I go. [The course] is helping me realize what I am actually capable of and that I am smarter than I thought. Thank you for making it possible for me to study my passion while still being able to work

Craig Ledbury, Australia - Turf Renovation & Repair
In my role within a large Aged Care Facility a great deal of my employment is spent in the area of Turf management and garden care/refurbishment. With ACS I was able to study at my own pace allowing me to put into practise and thoroughly research the subject matter broadening my knowledge and study experience further. I enjoyed the way in which the subject matter was presented as it allowed you to study each subject further, allowing for greater depth, clarity and knowledge.
Overall there are not many areas in which the course subject matter will not turn out to be invaluable, everything is covered to allow you to become successful within your own business or place of employment. A big thank you to Gavin Cole [tutor] and all at ACS. It was a pleasure to study with ACS, look forward to further study.

Tom Wood, Australia - Diploma in Horticultural Science
I have found the course to be interesting and challenging, with great learning materials that really make you research the industry and get involved. It has been a great way to study because it has allowed me to work in the industry and study at the same time. I have found the online resources to be fantastic, the tutors feedback constructive and the fact that assignments can be submitted online makes the process so easy.

Katherine Parry, Australia - RHS Certificate II in Horticulture
I have found the course material to be comprehensive and informative and have learnt a lot and really enjoyed my year of study. The office staff at ACS have always been helpful and efficient and quick to respond to requests or queries. My tutor, Adriana, was encouraging and supportive, as well as being really thorough in the way she marked my assignments. I had not studied for 20 years before I started my RHS Certificate 2 in Horticulture and the feedback and reassurance I received from my tutor made all the difference.   

James McKelvey, Vineyard Manager, Aust - Viticulture
[The course] gave me extra knowledge of the industry that I am currently working in. It covered all aspects of the industry. I liked the way you had to work through each lesson/category I received excellent feedback from my tutor. I enjoyed the Viticulture course, it has given me extra knowledge that I will use.

Jasmine Dungey, Aust - Environmental & Wildlife Management
I am finding it interesting and educational - it covers the primary facts and then encourages you to learn the details through the assignments and contacting numerous organisations involved in environmental issues