Learning Methods

  • Correspondence
    This is the traditional method of completing courses at ACS. All course materials are posted to you. Assignment submissions can be posted or e-mailed to us. You can, of course, still e-mail or telephone us at any time for assistance regarding your course.
  • Online
    Online courses are conducted through our online learning site, acseduonline.com. You can access all course materials through this website, and also complete interactive Self Tests to enhance your understanding of ideas or identify potential weak areas in your knowledge. Assignment submission is through the online assignment submission system. The Self Tests use Flash to function, but over the course of 2014 a new system is being phased in that uses HTML5 for self tests; and delivers course materials faster and more effectively with a cloud based system
  • E-Learning
    Similar to online courses, except all course materials and interactive Self Tests are mailed to you on a CD instead of accessed on the internet. Assignment submission is through the online assignment submission system.
  • Note: not all courses are currently available in online and e-learning forms.
  • Discounts from e-learning courses are not displayed until you click the "enrol now" button.
Study options Correspondence Course Online CD with Tuition
(e-learning)

Fee details

Full course fee applies

Full course fee applies

Fee is discounted 5%

How do I receive course materials?

Supplied as printed materials
Materials printed and sent by air mail or courier (can take weeks to arrive)

Supplied as material accessed over the internet (You can download and save or print notes if you wish)
Access to materials is fast. A return email is sent with details within 1 working day

Supplied as material accessed from a CD. You don't need to be on the net to access materials
A CD is burnt and sent (faster than correspondence course, not as fast as online).

How are assignments submitted?

Assignments can be submitted any way you wish (posted hard copy, faxed or emailed)

Assignments are submitted by email

Assignments are submitted by email

What do the course materials include?

Course materials sometimes include things not included in online or CD courses (eg. text book)

Interactive Self Assessment Tests always included.
Extra colour photos and illustrations often included

Interactive Self Assessment Tests always included
Extra colour photos and illustrations often included

What support do I receive?

Full Support services provided –access to tutors, video library, online library, student room etc.

Full Support services provided –access to tutors, video library, online library, student room etc.

Full Support services provided –access to tutors, video library, online library, student room etc.

What will I receive upon completion of my course?

Statement of attainment or qualification awarded on successful completion

Statement of attainment or qualification awarded on successful completion

Statement of attainment or qualification awarded on successful completion

  • 5% discount applies to ACS Distance Education Students enrolling in further courses.
  • 5% discount applies if two or more people enrol.
  • Discounts for large groups are available. Price on application.
  • Only one (1) discount per person per enrolment can be claimed at any one time.