Student Testimonials

Every year we get hundreds of emails, letters, and faxes from satisfied students. Below are samples of just some of the great feedback we are so happy to receive. Please feel free to submit your own feedback to ACS; we always take into account the views of our students, to make sure we are delivering the highest possible quality educational experience.

Business, Management & Marketing

Mihaela – Bookkeeping I
It is very well organised as an institution, and the courses are well focused.

Karina – Events Management
Very impressive, helpful, and I am comfortable because I can do it at my own pace.

Virginie – Advertising & Promotions
I have been very happy with the service your school offers. The administration staff always reply within 48 hours, the tutors are reliable and never late with marking assignments, and the course itself is very well done and useful!


Jose – Horticulture
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... so that is a good sign that I am very happy with all aspects of the school.

Tanya Sadler - Animal Husbandry
I think it is absolutely brilliant. I have never come across such a friendly, helpful staff and am so enjoying my course. I will definitely recommend ACS to anybody who wants to study over the 'net.

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.

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 - 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.

Chloe Blum, USA - Aquaponics
I am loving the course! I have learned so much and can't stop reading the material. My tutors give me great feedback.
I believe this has been one of the most rewarding and valuable learning experiences. Not only do I look forward to doing my classes everyday I’m also learning great information for something I am truly passionate about. I believe the layout of each lesson is very helpful and I am surprised how much information I learn from just reading a few pages. I graduated from an online national high school and was so happy when I found this school. I am very satisfied with this type of education. The school has been so helpful and nice!
I am also very satisfied with the staff at this school. Anytime I have a question they have been right there to help me along the way. The support is great and it makes my learning experiences even better.


David Painter, Landscaping 1, UK.
[The course] gave me an insight into a subject that I have been interested in for a long time. Plus it has helped me in my current job with a local landscape/nursery company. [The structure] was done in a way which was very easy to understand and this helped when you hit a subject which was hard to get a grip with.. All feedback from the tutors was very constructive and helpful.

Self Sufficiency & Permaculture 

Bernice Radtke, Canada - Permaculture I

This course was a valuable learning experience.  My workplace is slowly changing to a 'greener' approach to managing every aspect of their parks, flowerbeds & trees.  I'm trying to learn and find new ways to go 'greener' in the landscape as are many other individuals working in municipalities in Ontario.  Your course provided me with a basic foundation to start and I'm looking forward to the rest of the Permaculture course.  Feedback was very specific and easy to follow.

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.

Dale Rider, USA - Certificate in Horticulture (Permaculture)
So far I have found the course very thorough and extremely informative.  I enjoy the assignment questions and reading the course material.  Having glanced ahead at the future lessons I can easily see I am going to cover all the important aspects of Horticulture before starting the Permaculture half of my course.


Sharley - Pet Care
(The course was) Brilliant. Lots of new advice and knowledge that I can use every day with my own animals. (Regarding the tutor:) Really appreciate her comments. I found her helpful.

Paula Grima, Australia - Equine Behaviour
[The course] was more indepth than I thought it would be and it was information that I could apply with my own horses.  The feedback was very helpful and it was information that could only have been gained from experience with horses.  She [tutor] would always answer any questions that I have and always had something positive and helpful to say!

Dyane Haubus, Australia - Animal Health Care
I have found the course to be a great deal of help with trying to get into the animal industry. I have also found my tutors comments of great help. Would highly recommend this course for anyone wanting to get into the animal industry or for anyone wanting to learn more about our furry friends.

Lisbeth Fletcher, Netherlands - Certificate in Animal Health Care
I am reading and learning so many different things I did not previously know or understand about animals.  The assignment comments by the tutor are very encouraging and helpful.

Gabriele Klinnert, Australia - Natural Health Care for Animals
I would recommend this course to anybody who is interested in animals, has animals and/or likes to work with animals. This is something I can use for the rest of my life and I can also use this basic knowledge for further study. The course is very pleasant and the tutors are motivating and very fast. So all in all a great learning experience!

Plant courses

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.

Environmental studies

Natalie – Marine Studies
I thoroughly enjoyed the course, and I have learned a lot from it! Thanks!

Ceinwen – Marine Studies
My tutor is doing a great job, and I’m enjoying the work.

Stephanie – Conservation and Environmental Management
(The course) has provided me with a stepping stone to university, and furthered the knowledge I got from high school, preparing me for university. I wanted a course that covered a broad range of environmental aspects so that I could pinpoint which area I was most interested in. This course did just that.

Kim Stinton - Australia, Advanced Certificate in Wildlife Management
I love the course and the course material even though a bit of it seems to be a lot more in depth than I anticipated. I love it just the same as I'm learning lots. I just wish I had more time to do a lot more.

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

Belinda Robson, Australia, Marine Studies

I have appreciated and valued the feedbck from my tutor and am thoroughly enjoying my course.  Being a stay-at-home mum with another baby on the way I have also greatly appreciated the chance to be able to complete the work at my own pace, as some weeks/months it's hard to find the time to do it.

Science & Technology

Mia – Biology
Plenty of information set out in an easy to understand format. I enjoy(ed the) assignment work.

Marthe – Botany
Very good. I like your challenging assignments.

Joanne McLeod, Australia - 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!


Ian – Computer Servicing
I have learnt so much. A very valuable and interesting course… I look forward to the next one.


C. Hatchard – Digital Photography
Excellent service from (the tutor) who dealt with any query quickly, and returned written work always with a note and kind regards.

Cathy – Photography
I have found that my tutor is very encouraging and always sends my assignments back promptly. On the odd occasion that I have had to ring the school, there has been someone to talk to and help.

Christine – Hobby Photography
Excellent – a job well done.

ACS - General

Eleanor Proctor
This has been an enjoyable and great learning experience.

I would like to compliment the work flow of ACS, I never expected it to run this smoothly and even marking the assignments via email :o). I appreciate the prompt feedback also from my tutor of course.

Thank you so much for this (ACS admin staff), we can only hope that one day our business world might be a little closer to being as efficient, prompt and courteous as ACS has demonstrated to me over these past months since taking up my studies.

I have never found the staff at any other learning institution as supportive as the staff at ACS. This gives one a lot of peace of mind and confidence to go on – at every squeak from my side, you guys have always been there immediately, to sort me out. The feedback on my lessons have always been really good and meaningful and an important source of my learning. Thanks!


A. Green
I learnt many new skills that are easily applied to day to day running.

C. Rowland Jones
I find that I can apply my knowledge directly on the property. All assignments are relative to real life.

I. McKenzie

Very good course. Look forward to the next one.

L. Lowery
Very pleased with the work.

G. Gadja
Glad I signed up!

J. Alderton
I am learning so much.

S. Cooke
I have thoroughly enjoyed this course. Thank you for making it available

A. Peterson
Many of the skills that I have learnt from this course help me on a day to day basis.

D. Sydenham
The plant recognition assignments were challenging and a great help for the future.

D. Hennessy
I have enjoyed the course and would study with ACS again.

D. Christian
I have found the course interesting and it has expanded my knowledge of herbs immensely.

D. Bond
I found the course to be extremely helpful. It has given me the confidence and the skills to present my work to publishers.

E. Holsman
An excellent guide to self-learning.

N. Mills
This course was very interesting, challenging and very worthwhile.

M. Tanzi
I am glad I did the course and wish to do another one.

R. Beitlich
I would recommend this course to anyone who wants to raise calves!!

B. Clarke
I think ACS provides a wonderful service.

M. Khaovong
Studying with CS was a wonderful experience. I have learnt alot and will take a new course soon.

D. Kenyon
I thoroughly enjoyed the course and found ACS to be wonderful in all aspects.