Environmental Courses

ALTERNATIVE (RENEWABLE) ENERGY VSS102 Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

Learn how to generate renewable, clean, alternative energy.
 
Understand the physics, mechanics and logistics that underpin the renewable energy industry. Explore the appropriateness of different energy options in both domestic and commercial situations; and develop a basis for making decisions that will save both money and the environment. 
Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: ALTERNATIVE (RENEWABLE) ENERGY VSS102

AMPHIBIANS & REPTILES (HERPETOLOGY) Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 9 lessons

Explore the biodiversity of these Amphibians and Reptiles
Identify different species of frogs, newts, salamandas, lizards, snakes, turtles and crocadiles
Discover how these animals function, how to care for them in captivity, their anatomy and physiology, and much more.
Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: AMPHIBIANS & REPTILES (HERPETOLOGY)

CONSERVATION and ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT BEN201 Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 8 lessons

Study Conservation online with ACS Distance Education 
Develop a foundation for managing conservation of different environments. 
 
Learn the fundamentals of ecology and explore environmental problems such as pollution and land degradation
 
Consider varying aspects of conservation including:
  • Water and Soil
  • Vegetation Conservation & Management
  • Animal Conservation & Management
  • Marine Conservation & Management
  • The Future              
What our Students Say:
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.
Comment from Jasmine Dungey, Aust - a student in this Conservation and Environmental Management course.
                                        
 
Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: CONSERVATION and ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT BEN201

EARTH SCIENCE - BEN204 Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 9 lessons

Study Earth Science by Distance Education 

Earth Science develops an ability to identify and describe the Earth, its structure and explain processes that affect change in the structure and composition of the earth. Learn about:

  • rocks and minerals,
  • meteorology,
  • global weather patterns,
  • the oceans,
  • surface chances (eg. earthquakes and volcanoes),
  • geological time and more.
Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: EARTH SCIENCE - BEN204

ECOTOURISM TOUR GUIDE COURSE BTR301 Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment

Study Ecotourism Course by Distance Learning

This course develops your ability to organise and conduct ecotourism services including tours & activities. Learn to:
  • conduct tours, overnight walks and treks
  • find employment with an ecotourism business
  • develop self-guided interpretive walks.
 
 
 
Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: ECOTOURISM TOUR GUIDE COURSE BTR301

ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT- BEN301 Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment


Study this course in Environmental Assessment from home with our school.
Are you looking to work as an Environmental Consultant? Learning to conduct an environmental assessment and produce a report to improve your employment or business opportunities. 

Topics covered include:                                           

  • Pre-purchase inspections,
  • Background data,
  • Flora and Fauna Surveys, 
  • Types of Assessments including: Impact Assessment,  Risk Assessment,  Audit,  Design Process of Environmental Assessment and Writing Environmental Reports),
  • Detection of Pollutants and Remediation of Polluted Sites,
  • Use of Plants, 
  • Environmental Law, and
  • Open Space Management Plans.

                                              

Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT- BEN301

ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES VEN100 Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment

Study this Environmental Course Online.
An excellent introduction to environmental studies providing a broad based grounding in environmental and conservation issues, and a foundation course for higher learning.
 
Get to know more in depth about the physical surrounding of the world you are in, increase your awareness and understand things you hadn't noticed before. By studying the environment, you will strengthen your appreciation  of the world in which you live in.
 
 
 
Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES VEN100

ENVIRONMENTAL WASTE MANAGEMENT BEN202 Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 6 lessons

Study this course online with our school. Learn how waste is disposed of through natural processes and how to harness those processes to better manage waste disposal. The course covers such things as:

  • water quality and treatment,
  • recycling,
  • domestic and industrial waste and
  • management of toxic waste.

                                       

Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: ENVIRONMENTAL WASTE MANAGEMENT BEN202

INTRODUCTION TO ECOLOGY BEN101 Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment

Study online with our school. In this course you will learn about living organisms, the places they live, and the relationships that occur between them and their environment. This course covers general principles of ecology that can be applied anywhere on our planet. 

The course also covers many aspects related to ecology including:

  • Animals
  • Plant communities and habitats
  • Landscapes and
  • Environmental Issues such as Greenhouse Effect, Ozone and Waste
Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: INTRODUCTION TO ECOLOGY BEN101

NATURE PARK MANAGEMENT I -BEN120 Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment

Study Nature Park Management Course Online! Develop an understanding of the natural environment and basic ecological principles, and learn a variety of skills including:

          • nature park design
          • basic gardening
          • erosion control
          • weed control
          • and tree surgery.  
Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: NATURE PARK MANAGEMENT I -BEN120

NATURE PARK MANAGEMENT II -BEN207 Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment

Study this course with our school from home. Would  you like to develop your skills to undertake the management of  the practical aspects of nature parks?

This course is a natural progression from Nature Park Management I, but can be taken in its own right. It concentrates more on native plants and using them to create natural, balanced ecosystems. Over 15 lessons you also learn to:

  • create nature trails
  • build rockeries and pathways
  • construct ponds and watercourses
  • design picnic grounds and animal enclosures
  • market a nature park, and lots more.

                                         

Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: NATURE PARK MANAGEMENT II -BEN207

ORNITHOLOGY BEN102 Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment

Study with our school from home.

This course is for amateur bird watchers or people working in the field of Ornithology.In this course you will:

  • Learn to identify and understand the habits of different birds, from water birds and parrots, to town birds and birds of prey.
  • Understand the way birds behave, their biology, and more.
Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: ORNITHOLOGY BEN102

PLANT ECOLOGY (BEN302) Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment

Are you interested in knowing more about the plants around you?

Would you like to understand how they grow in such a vast range of environments?

This Plant Ecology Course will help you to understand the nature and principles of plant ecology and apply that understanding to plant cultivation.

This course provides a solid basis for anyone interested in working in: 

  • Horticulture
  • Environmental Science
  • Botany
  • National Parks and Reserves
  • Forestry
  • Agriculture and
  • Plant Nurseries.   
Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: PLANT ECOLOGY (BEN302)

PRIMATE ANIMALS Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons

Learn about Primates 
  • Explore the biodiversity of Lemurs, Losises, Monkeys, Apes and other Primate animals
  • Identify different species of primates
  • Discover how these animals function, how to care for them in captivity, their anatomy and physiology, and much more
Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: PRIMATE ANIMALS

Qualification -ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN HORTICULTURE (PARKS AND RECREATION) VHT009 Duration icon 2500 hours Qualification icon Advanced Diploma Modules icon 25 modules

Study this course from home with our school. 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,
          • national parks,
          • tourist parks,
          • commercial landscapes, 
          • resorts, etc.
Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification -ADVANCED DIPLOMA IN HORTICULTURE (PARKS AND RECREATION) VHT009

Qualification -CERTIFICATE IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES VEN002 Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate Modules icon 6 modules

Study this Environmental Course Online.

 
An excellent foundation course for working in Environmental Management or Consulting. This is a starting point, and though it may be all that is required for some people (particularly if they already have other tertiary qualifications), for others it should be viewed as possibly the first step toward higher qualifications.

 

 

                                                  

Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification -CERTIFICATE IN ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES VEN002

Qualification -CERTIFICATE IN HORTICULTURE (NATURE PARK MANAGEMENT) (VHT002) Duration icon 700 hours Qualification icon Certificate

Study a certificate for those working or intending to work in nature parks such as zoos, wildlife parks, national parks, forests and reserves.
 
The Certificate in Horticulture (Nature Park Management) is a vocationally oriented and IARC accredited course comprising both studies in both general horticulture and in nature park management.
 
Six modules must be completed including Nature Park Management I and II.

 

Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification -CERTIFICATE IN HORTICULTURE (NATURE PARK MANAGEMENT) (VHT002)

Qualification -CERTIFICATE IN WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT VEN003 Duration icon 600 hours Qualification icon Certificate

Would you like to work in the field of Wildlife Management?

This is an excellent course to develop essential skills for working in Wildlife/Wilderness Management, Wildlife Conservation, Zoos, Wildlife Refuges and much more.

This course incorporates key studies including Ecology, Zoology, Ornithology, Marine Studies and Environmental Assessment to help enhance your career or get that dream job.

Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: Qualification -CERTIFICATE IN WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT VEN003

TREES FOR REHABILITATION (LANDCARE REAFFORESTATION) BHT205 Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment

Study Online When it Suits You!

Learn to Improve Land and Soil Quality by Growing the right tree in the right place

 This course develops an understanding of environmental systems and the rehabilitation of degraded landscapes. You learn about seed collection, storage and germination, propagation, plant selection, establishment techniques, controlling pest & disease after planting.

Student Comment: 'I definitely learned a lot from [the course) but it was also beneficial in affirming [and raising my confidence] in what I already knew.' Katrina Merrifield, Masters Conservation Science, NZ, Trees for Rehabilitation course

Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: TREES FOR REHABILITATION (LANDCARE REAFFORESTATION) BHT205

VERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY BEN206 Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment

STUDY VERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY ONLINE
Do you want to extend your knowledge of our planet's vertebrate species?

ACS Student Comment: I am thoroughly enjoying the Vertebrate Zoology course with ACS. Dr. Browne has been a wonderful tutor and has given clear, concise and constructive feedback on each of the assignments I have submitted. The structure of the course allows you to independently research topics guided by module notes, set tasks and assignment questions. The more you put into this course the more you take away. I love the suggestions of where and how to do the set tasks. Dissecting a grey mullet for Assignment 2 was thus far the best part of the course – while it is only suggested to approach in this manner you should consider making it a requirement of the module. I was able to coordinate with a local fisherman in association with a fish monger - they happily caught and presented me with a beautiful specimen. After dissection it made a great meal for my four legged friends (Nothing wasted and absolutely ethical! :). The hands-on approach enabled me to get a very comprehensive understanding of the anatomy of a fish. The gizzard of the grey mullet was a bonus and had I not dissected - I would not have been able to fully appreciate the complex digestive system of this omnivorous fish. Today I’m off to the Eagles Flying raptor research center to meet with the biologist who runs the center – he’s allowing me to spend the day observing barn owls for my current module. Yet, another brilliant experience thanks to my enrolment at ACS. Jessica Harley, Ireland, Vertebrate Zoology course.

This course is for you if:
  • You love animals and want to know more about them, or
  • You are involved in animal care and protection, animal management, wildlife management and care, veterinary and science teaching or environmental management and protection.
This course will give you a thorough understanding of Vertebrate (those with backbones) Zoology and Evolution, together with some principles on animal ecology and morphology.
Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: VERTEBRATE ZOOLOGY BEN206

WATER CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT BEN302 Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment

Study Water Conservation and Management Online with ACS Distance Education
  • Learn to design, implement and assess water management plans and procedures
  • Learn about the importance of water resources and how water conservation measures are used in different contexts.
  • Improve your ability to design water conservation management plans in a wide range of industries.



Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: WATER CONSERVATION AND MANAGEMENT BEN302

WILDLIFE CONSERVATION BEN206 Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment Lessons icon 10 lessons

Study Wildlife Conservation via Distance Education - NEW COURSE
Do you want a career in Wildlife Conservation? This foundation course is a great starting point to get you familiar with the principles of Wildlife Conservation.  In this course you will gain a working knowledge of the major components of species and ecosystem conservation such as:
  • habitat fragmentation 
  • ecosystem management
  • threatened species recovery
  • habitat restoration
  • wildlife surveys
  • vegetation mapping
  • planning for wildlife
Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: WILDLIFE CONSERVATION BEN206

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT (BEN205) Duration icon 100 hours Qualification icon Statement of Attainment

Study Wildlife Management from home with ACS Distance Education

This course will give students a broad based introduction to wildlife management that can be applied to all types of wildlife around the globe. It can serve as a course in its own right or as part of a higher qualification in environmental or nature park management.
Learning methods available: This course can be studied via Correspondence Correspondence This course can be studied Online Online This course can be studied through E-Learning E-Learning Read more & enrol: WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT (BEN205)