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Description: ADL provides globally relevant qualifications in over 450 short courses, certificates, and diplomas by distance learning. Our courses prepare students to meet the challenges of the ever changing global market. The high level of support students receive from ADL, combined with the vocational nature of the course content all contribute to the success of our graduates. Our students are our priority!

Credentials: "The course, the tuition and the whole experience exceeded my expectations. I found I was very comfortable being re-educated after 20 years of being in the business world". Dave G (Introduction to Psychology) "The course is perfect for me for many reasons: the professionalism of the staff, the knowledge of the staff, the superb communication" Tony W (Garden Maintenance) "Now that I have completed this course, I wish to express my sincere gratitude to you for all your help, advice and constructive comment over the past months. I thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of the course even though it did take a little longer than I anticipated. I appreciate very much the detail that you went into, in the correction of my assignments and I found your advice and extra subject information invaluable in advancing my interest and knowledge in horticulture" Colin (RHS Horticulture Certificate).
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Course NameCourse DescriptionCategoryStatus
Abnormal Psychology BPS307 Learn how to identify psychological disorders and their consequences. How can you know whether a person's behaviour is within the 'normal' range or abnormal (thus requiring the attention of a specialist)? Counsellors and support workers will benefit from this course. Develop your ability to identify psychological disorders, and determine when to refer clients for treatment. The course will also be of interest to anyone who wants to understand more about common psychological disorders, their causes and treatment. Psychology and Counselling Accredited
Acacias VHT114 Learn about the identification and botany, and culture (planting, watering, feeding, propagation) of the wattles. Around 50 species are studied in detail. You also learn about the commercial uses of Acacias as building materials, food plants, for tanning, craft, etc. Acacias occur naturally mainly in dry tropical or mild temperate regions. Authorities vary on the exact number of species that exist, but more are native to Australia than anywhere else. Other species are as wide spread as Africa, America and South East Asia. Some occur naturally in snow prone areas, and can withstand very harsh winter conditions. Acacias are mostly shrubs and trees. Some are very low growing and can be used effectively as ground covers. Growing Acacias in areas outside of their natural conditions can be somewhat unpredictable and variable. * Some have adapted well as garden plants, or as windbreak or screening plants. * Others have become weeds when transplanted beyond their indigenous area. * Some have other uses and a number are even farmed commercially to produce products as diverse as extracts for medicines, oil for the perfume industry, edible food products, and timber products for fencing, furniture and building construction. This course attempts to develop your ability to both identify and use different Acacias. Horticulture Accredited
Academic Writing BWR110 Learn the fundamentals of academic writing for study and business purposes. Writing tasks are often a day to day duty of any professional, whether they are at a supervisory level or top level management. These tasks can include writing procedures, proposals and reports; they might require specialised knowledge such as scientific writing or reviewing; theycould be editing tasks, as professionals may at some time need to review and edit other people’s writing. Students, on the other hand, are expected to write in a way that demonstrates their understanding of concepts and theories, their ability to discuss implications of theory, and their ability to communicate complex ideas logically and clearly. English, Creative Writing and Journalism Accredited
Adolescent Psychology BPS211 Understand the challenges and experiences of adolescence. Adolescence is a time between being a child and being an adult where there are many physical and psychological changes (eg. in relation to sexuality, physiology, emotions, moral perception, self-esteem, etc). Adolescence can be difficult for the adolescent and for people interacting with them (family, friends, professionals etc). This course offers opportunity to understand these changes, and consider options for dealing with the adolescent, whether as a professional, or even simply as a friend or parent. Adolescence is a time between being a child and being an adult. Over this time, there are many physical and psychological changes (eg. in relation to sexuality, physiology, emotions, moral perception, self-esteem, etc). Adolescence can be difficult both for the adolescent, and for people interacting with them (family, friends, professionals etc). morally during the adolescent period. Adolescence and the idea of teenagers is a relatively new concept. Prior to education for all, people were adults or children. However, since the 1950s, the idea of a teenager has developed. This course offers opportunity to understand these changes, and consider options for dealing with the adolescent, whether as a professional, or even simply as a friend or parent. Psychology and Counselling Accredited
Advanced Aerobics BRE208 All you need to be a great aerobics instructor! Lessons in this course cover elements necessary for a career in aerobic instruction such as class design, leadership, and organising classes Learn how to maintain a healthy heart, lungs and circulatory system. Aerobic fitness is critical to maintaining a quality of life and ability to simply move easily without pain or difficulty; whatever age a person is. This course develops both an understanding of aerobic fitness, and a capacity to help others maintain their level of aerobic fitness, whether as a fitness leader, life coach, sports or health professional, concerned friend or in any other capacity whatsoever. Sports, Recreation and Fitness Accredited
Advanced Aerobics BRE208 All you need to be a great aerobics instructor! Lessons in this course cover elements necessary for a career in aerobic instruction such as class design, leadership, and organising classes Learn how to maintain a healthy heart, lungs and circulatory system. Aerobic fitness is critical to maintaining a quality of life and ability to simply move easily without pain or difficulty; whatever age a person is. This course develops both an understanding of aerobic fitness, and a capacity to help others maintain their level of aerobic fitness, whether as a fitness leader, life coach, sports or health professional, concerned friend or in any other capacity whatsoever. Sports, Recreation and Fitness Accredited
Advanced Certificate In Applied Journalism AWR090 Learn the practical skills you need in your journalism career! A journalism course that also develops your understanding of editing, publishing, and image manipulation! The skills and knowledge developed in this course can help you start a career as a freelance writer, editor or publisher. Or, you can gain full credit towards our Diploma in Journalism while building your career. English, Creative Writing and Journalism Accredited
Advanced Certificate In Applied Management (Wholesale Nursery) Learn to sucessfully run a wholesale nursery business. For people who work, or hope to work, as a supervisor, manager or owner operator of a wholesale or production nursery. This is a 600 hour covering both management and horticultural studies relating to running a wholesale nursery. There are 6 units plus a workplace project in this course. These include the 4 core units common to all streams of the Advanced Certificate (C12CN001), and two specialist units of study relating to the operation and management of wholesale nurseries. Horticulture Accredited
Advanced Certificate In Applied Science VSC001 Study science relevant to your career! Do you want to do it step by step? Our Advanced Certificate gives you an excellent foundation in applied science with many options to select specialisation (plant, animal, environmental, health) and very relevant subjects in science today. The Advanced Certificate in Applied Sciences is also excellent for those wishing to work or working in science related jobs without formal qualifications. altThe adl Advanced Certificate in Applied Sciences gives you an excellent foundation in applied science with many options to select specialisation (plant, animal, environmental, health) and very relevant subjects in Science today. It is an excellent tool for people wishing to work or working in science related jobs without formal qualifications, to improve employability and forward your career up the ladder. Science Accredited
Advanced Certificate In Applied Science VSC001 Study science relevant to your career! Do you want to do it step by step? Our Advanced Certificate gives you an excellent foundation in applied science with many options to select specialisation (plant, animal, environmental, health) and very relevant subjects in science today. The Advanced Certificate in Applied Sciences is also excellent for those wishing to work or working in science related jobs without formal qualifications. altThe adl Advanced Certificate in Applied Sciences gives you an excellent foundation in applied science with many options to select specialisation (plant, animal, environmental, health) and very relevant subjects in Science today. It is an excellent tool for people wishing to work or working in science related jobs without formal qualifications, to improve employability and forward your career up the ladder. Sports, Recreation and Fitness Accredited
Advanced Certificate in Arboriculture VHT090 Learn about culturing and caring for trees. This Advanced Certificate focuses on the culture and care of trees, providing a sound foundation for any working or hoping to work with tree establishment or maintenance. Unlike many other courses in arboriculture, this course also provides a broad foundation across all aspects of horticulture. Horticulture Accredited
Advanced Certificate In Biopsychology VPS004 Understand the biological aspects of psychology. This Advanced Certificate is designed for people who already have knowledge of psychology, but are limited in their knowledge of biopsychology. They may be a graduate of another course at Advanced Certificate, diploma or even degree level. Psychology and Counselling Accredited
Advanced Certificate In Biopsychology VPS004 Understand the biological aspects of psychology. This Advanced Certificate is designed for people who already have knowledge of psychology, but are limited in their knowledge of biopsychology. They may be a graduate of another course at Advanced Certificate, diploma or even degree level. Psychology and Counselling Accredited
Advanced Certificate In Electronic Journalism VIT007 Develop skills in freelance writing, programming a web site and get a broad understanding of the modern publishing industry. The publishing industry has changed greatly, embracing IT not only for writing, but also production and publishing. Most of the writing nowadays is done on the computer, even if it is for print. It is a must-do course for writers, journalists, freelance writers and anyone interested in writing for the web. Information Technology Accredited
Advanced Certificate In Environmental Studies VEN002 Master the basics in environmental studies! An excellent foundation course for understanding key environmental principles and issues. This course may provide a first step towards the higher qualifications needed to work in Environmental Management or Consulting or may provide a good supplement to other tertiary qualifications. Environment Accredited
Advanced Certificate In Horticulture (Ornamental Horticulture) Learn all about ornamental plants. A 400-hour course that provides initial training for anyone working, or intending to work in ornamental horticulture. The course is designed to teach the basics of how to identify, grow, and maintain ornamental plants and gardens in any climate. Emphasis is placed on the plant varieties which are horticulturally most valuable. Topics covered include garden maintenance, turf care, arboriculture, landscaping, and nursery work. The Advanced Certificate in Horticulture (Ornamental Horticulture) is a vocationally oriented course comprising core studies (general horticulture) and stream studies specific to ornamental horticulture. Horticulture Accredited
Advanced Certificate In Horticulture (Turf) VHT022 Become skilled at managing turf. A 400 hour course designed principally for turf workers at golf courses, bowling greens, sports fields, or councils. This course is similar to other VHT002 horticulture certificates in its introductory (core) units, but devotes 50% of the course to topics specifically related to turf culture, species and management. . The Advanced Certificate in Horticulture (Turf) is a vocationally oriented and accredited course comprising both studies in both general horticulture and in turf care and management. Horticulture Accredited
Advanced Certificate In Horticulture (Turf) VHT022 Become skilled at managing turf. A 400 hour course designed principally for turf workers at golf courses, bowling greens, sports fields, or councils. This course is similar to other VHT002 horticulture certificates in its introductory (core) units, but devotes 50% of the course to topics specifically related to turf culture, species and management. . The Advanced Certificate in Horticulture (Turf) is a vocationally oriented and accredited course comprising both studies in both general horticulture and in turf care and management. Horticulture Accredited
Advanced Certificate In Management VBS004 Improve your management skills. Develop a capacity to manage a small business, start a small business and manage projects. This course provides the building blocks of management knowledge. Covering areas such as Bookkeeping, Motivation, Supervision, Business Planning, Project Management and Industrial Psychology, it will equip you with the knowledge and skills that will help to grow your business. Bookkeeping, Motivation, Supervision, Business Planning, Project Management and Industrial Psychology, it will equip you with the knowledge and skills that will help to grow your business. Business Accredited
Advanced Certificate In Marketing VBS002 Maximise your marketing success! A successful career in marketing requires not only appropriate training, but also a personality who is both organized and communicative. This course provides a solid foundation for working in marketing, either in your own business or someone else's. The right combination of knowledge, skill, and personality will always be in high demand; so if you have the personality, this course is a step in the right direction Marketing is the art of convincing. It goes beyond just selling, and requires an open and trustful relationship, even in that short period of time when the sale happens, between salesperson and client. Learn the basics of the art of marketing in this certificate. Business Accredited
Advanced Certificate In Personnel Management VBS003 Strengthen your ability to manage people. At the heart of every successful business is sound personnel management. Learn how to improve morale and productivity in workplace, and strengthen your capacity to manage effectively. A foundation qualification for supervisors, personnel managers or even business owners who wish to strengthen their capacity to manage people. Business Accredited
Advanced Certificate In Wildlife Management VEN003 Develop your skills to manage wildlife and enhance your career! This course provides knowledge and practical skills to people working or wishing to work in wildlife care and management. A foundation entry level course to develop skills that would be valued for working in wildlife parks, zoos, refuges or wilderness management. This course incorporates some key studies which are in demand for employees in such establishments. Environment Accredited
Advanced Diploma In Environmental Management VEN006 Learn those in-demand environmental skills necessary for a successful career. Despite huge growth in environmental industries world wide, many graduates in environmental sciences still find a job eludes them. Often, this is because their studies have not covered the subjects and skills which are in fact providing employment opportunities. This course differs from other undergraduate environmental courses by providing a unique opportunity to develop those "in-demand" skills, whilst learning the theory. Environment Accredited
Advanced Diploma In Hospitality & Tourism VTR005 Develop your skills in hospitality and tourism management. An excellent qualification to start a career in management in the tourism or hospitality industry. This course develops a diverse and unique combination of valuable skills that will set you apart from graduates of other courses. As with most industries, being different is often what gives you the edge over the competition. Tourism and Hospitality Accredited
Advanced Diploma In Human Resource Management VBS008 Effective Human Resource Management (HRM) is an essential part of the development and execution of company strategy. A great HR Manager is multi-skilled, and has a broad knowledge base. This course is a comprehensive foundation on which to build a strong career in HR. It covers a diverse range of subjects and has been developed by professionals with over 30 years experience in the field. Business Accredited
Advanced Diploma In Information Technology Management VIT006 Develops balanced competencies in both Information Technology and Management to produce graduates with the skills and training to manage an IT business or department. No previous IT experience is required although experience in using a personal computer will be useful. This course is good for those who want to start a career in IT, or people in IT who want to attain a qualification to further their career. Information Technology Accredited
Advanced Diploma In Information Technology VIT005 A solid foundation for a career in I.T. this course focuses on developing awareness of industry, knowledge of valuable skills and a capacity to adapt to change in order to remain abreast of what is a rapidly changing discipline. This course does not require any previous IT experience as it takes you right from the basics to a higher level. You can work as an IT Officer, Technical support officer, IT Help desk Officer or an IT Administrator. Information Technology Accredited
Advanced Diploma In Journalism VWR003 Become a successful journalist! Being paid to write is a dream shared by many! Journalism is an exciting profession. We advise some experience before embarking on this career as there will certainly be challenges, such as writing well under pressure and writing for your employers requirements. This course will teach you the skills you need to achieve your potential! Before embarking on a substantial course of study with us or anyone else; be sure you fully understand what is involved. Some people simply don't succeed perhaps because the dream is not the same as the reality; or maybe they are simply not the right personality. This job is not just about writing well: it also requires you to be able to write fast, work under pressure. You also need to be prepared to write what an employer wants, which is not always the same as what you want. This is the reality of journalism. If you can get past these considerations, and with a bit of luck, you may be able to forge a serious career. English, Creative Writing and Journalism Accredited
Advanced Diploma In Media VPH003 Develop skills in your chosen areas of media. Choose modules from: Publishing, freelance writing, advanced freelance writing, introduction to publishing, introduction to photography, photographic technology, photographic practice, editing, writing an internet web site (HTML), photoshop, advertising and promotions, research project I and 100 hrs industry meetings. Art and Design Accredited
Advanced Diploma In Photojournalism VPH009 Learn how to prepare a professional portfolio and develop your written and photographic skills. The Advanced Diploma in Photojournalism is a broad based, practically oriented training course that will develop the essential skills required to work in this field. The student will develop a variety of written and photographic work that can be used as the basis for a professional portfolio. Art and Design Accredited
Advanced Diploma in Plant Science VSC004 Choose Method of Learning: Develop a foundation for applying plant science in commercial situations. Many industries offer significant employment or business opportunities for people who have a moderate understanding of plant science, provided this knowledge is accompanied with a real sense of how it can be applied for commercial benefit in the real world. Agriculture Accredited
Advanced Diploma In Psychology VPS010 Understand human behaviour. A broad-based foundation in theoretical psychology can be applied in many fields, such as business, counselling, and teaching. It will give you a much deeper insight into human behaviour and factors (such as learning, environment and personality) that can affect it, and improve your ability to deal effectively with others. While this course will not qualify you as a psychologist, it will allow you to apply psychology for more effective teaching, management, consulting, parenting, marketing, or for your personal growth. Psychology and Counselling Accredited
Advanced Diploma In Turf VHT011 Further expand your knowledge to work with turf! This course provides a very sound foundation for a career in the turf industry. Graduates may find employment in such positions as a superintendent, greens manager, sales or marketing representative or technician. This course provides a very sound foundation for a career in the turf industry. Graduates may find employment in such positions as a superintendent, greens manager, sales or marketing representative or technician. Horticulture Accredited
Advanced Freelance Writing BWR201 Enhance your freelance writing skills! This is a course for people who already have skills in freelance writing, who have perhaps had some minor work published, but need to improve their overall technique and develop a more "efficient" approach to their work. English, Creative Writing and Journalism Accredited
Adventure Tourism BTR302 Develop your knowledge of adventure tourism and access this exciting market! This exciting course covers the scope and nature of adventure tourism in today's market and looks at the sources and types of opportunities available within this fast growing industry. abs Other topics include: outdoor adventure and management training, the customer, artificial environments, supply, geography, sustainability, and environmental impacts. This course develops a capacity to plan and manage the provision of adventure tourism services. Tourism and Hospitality Accredited
Advertising & Promotions BBS202 Achieve advertising success! This course will firstly help you to understand the marketing world, then develop your marketing decision making skills, as well as your general marketing skills. Learn how to write and use effective advertising copy, and to plan and manage an appropriate promotional campaign for any product or service, in any industry Business Accredited
Alternative Energy VSS102 Learn more about using alternative energy sources. Develop a better understanding of how to become less reliant on the electricity and gas companies and save money through alternative energy sources. This course will equip you with knowledge and understanding of the types of alternative energy, better ways to manage energy consumption, how electric and non-electric systems work, different techniques for storing electricity, and use this knowledge to plan how to convert a buildings energy supply to an alternative system. Develop an understanding of the alternative energy sources and their uses. Horticulture Accredited
Amenity Horticulture I BHT324 Gain the knowledge and skills you need to work in amenity horticulture. Explain the nature and scope of providing, establishing and managing amenity horticulture sites. This course has been developed by professionals in both Australia and the UK, with the aim of being relevant throughout the world. This is a module in the Royal Horticultural Society's Master of Horticulture. Horticulture Accredited
Anatomy and Physiology (Human Biology IA) BSC101 Learn about basic human anatomy and physiology. Acquire and deepen your knowledge in Human Anatomy and Physiology. This course provides you with the knowledge basis to a career in Human Health and Wellbeing. You will understand what is a human body, how it works and which factors determine health. This course is designed for people working or looking to work in the health care industry, or for people who want to have the basic knowledge in this area. Science Accredited
Anatomy and Physiology (Human Biology IA) BSC101 Learn about basic human anatomy and physiology. Acquire and deepen your knowledge in Human Anatomy and Physiology. This course provides you with the knowledge basis to a career in Human Health and Wellbeing. You will understand what is a human body, how it works and which factors determine health. This course is designed for people working or looking to work in the health care industry, or for people who want to have the basic knowledge in this area. Nursing and Health Sciences Accredited
Anatomy II (Human) BSC112 Extend your knowledge of human anatomy. An advanced anatomy course developed for people wishing to develop a career in health and human sciences, paramedical jobs and alternative therapists, specially massage therapists and other health care professions working in close contact with the patients body. Topics covered include surface gross, regional, systemic, and radiographic anatomy, plus cytology and histology. This course assumes a basic understanding of anatomy, and is an ideal follow on from Human Anatomy and Physiology BSC101. An advanced anatomy course developed for people wishing to develop a career in health and human sciences, paramedical jobs and alternative therapists, specially massage therapists and other health care professions working in close contact with the patients body. Nursing and Health Sciences Accredited
Animal Behaviour BAG203 What makes animals tick? Do they think and learn like humans? How do they adapt to their environment? Which animals have the best social life?! Learn all this and more when you study the psychology behind animal behaviour. Excellent knowledge, useful for working with animals in many situations (farms, zoos, veterinary practices, pet shops or even in the wild!) The course covers implications for handling and training animals. We assume all animal behaviour is an adaptation for survival, but this isn't always the case. Animals can behave self-destructively, out of habit, or out of boredom, or for other reasons: just as humans can. This course focuses on mainly understanding how animals think (all types), but it also has more of a practical application, looking at things such as training, handling and dealing with abnormal behaviours. Animals Accredited
Animal Breeding BAG301 ecome a brilliant breeder! Learn to plan an animal breeding program, incorporating genetic theory, breeding program management and practical aspects of daily husbandry practice. The course is relevant to all animals, from pets to farm animals and horses to wildlife. You will receive personal guidance from high qualified and experienced scientists and practicioners. Animal breeding can be anything from a serious hobby or part time business (eg. breeding and selling pets), through to a very serious and possibly highly sophisticated profession. Agriculture Accredited
Animal Health Care VAG100 Want to identify, treat and prevent illness in animals? This course is ideal for those working with domestic or farm animals, or before starting a career in the veterinary industry. Learn about health problems and symptoms in animals, first aid, veterinary facilities and preventative, routine and facilitative care. You will gain a solid grounding in animal health care, with wide application. Animals Accredited
Aquafitness BRE207 A comprehensive course in water fitness! This course is perfect for anyone interested in water fitness and safety as well as teaching some of the essential elements such as aquafitness equipment and facilities, hydrostatic and hydrodynamic principles, and program design and facilitating. Sports, Recreation and Fitness Accredited
Arboriculture I BHT106 A good foundation in tree care and culture. This course develops your skills and understanding in diagnosis and treatment of tree disorders, whether pests, diseases, nutritional or water problems, or something else. You learn about the standard tree surgery practices, to prune and train both young and established trees, and safety measures to follow. All too often trees are the forgotten giants of our garden areas. A shrub or ground cover plant is far closer to the human eye than a tree, and these plants usually get most of our attention because they are so easily seen. With trees it often seems to be "out of sight, out of mind". Trees are in fact potentially far greater problems than shrubs. If a shrub blows over, it creates a bit of a mess and a gap in the garden bed. If a tree blows over, it can destroy half the garden, make a large hole in the roof of a house, or crush your new car. Trees, like people, can be hurt, they can get sick, and sooner or later they will die. They need to be fed and watered, and they do need "doctoring" if their life is to be extended to the fullest. Some trees, like some people, are hardier and never seem to become ill. In the same way, however, many trees have "medical" problems which no one seems to notice until it is too late! Horticulture Accredited
Arboriculture I BHT106 A good foundation in tree care and culture. This course develops your skills and understanding in diagnosis and treatment of tree disorders, whether pests, diseases, nutritional or water problems, or something else. You learn about the standard tree surgery practices, to prune and train both young and established trees, and safety measures to follow. All too often trees are the forgotten giants of our garden areas. A shrub or ground cover plant is far closer to the human eye than a tree, and these plants usually get most of our attention because they are so easily seen. With trees it often seems to be "out of sight, out of mind". Trees are in fact potentially far greater problems than shrubs. If a shrub blows over, it creates a bit of a mess and a gap in the garden bed. If a tree blows over, it can destroy half the garden, make a large hole in the roof of a house, or crush your new car. Trees, like people, can be hurt, they can get sick, and sooner or later they will die. They need to be fed and watered, and they do need "doctoring" if their life is to be extended to the fullest. Some trees, like some people, are hardier and never seem to become ill. In the same way, however, many trees have "medical" problems which no one seems to notice until it is too late! Horticulture Accredited
Arboriculture II BHT208 Build on your existing aboriculture knowledge! Develops your ability to manage trees beyond Arboriculture I, in order to minimize potential long term tree problems. Learn about better tree selection, strengthening and improving health of existing trees, and techniques used to better remove trees and stumps that must be removed. Horticulture Accredited
Aromatherapy VHT104 Master the basics in aromatherapy! A great course for anyone wishing to learn more about the safe use of aromatherapy essential oils for healing and relaxation. This course provides an introduction to the safe use of Aromatherapy oils. Essential oils are the backbone of Aromatherapy. Their effectiveness is dependant on their safe and proper use, as well as on the quality of the oil used. Oils work in a much more subtle way than many commercially prepared products and in many situations are more suitable for preventative treatment rather than cure. Develop a basic understanding of the safe use of Aromatherapy oils; and their production. Knowing the botanical names of plants and how they are derived is an important part of Aromatherapy. Most people know essential oils by their common names, such as Lavender, Thyme or Eucalyptus. For instance, there are several different types of plant that are commonly known as Lavender, and more than one of these plants are used to produce lavender oil. Oil distilled from True Lavender, or Lavandula angustifolia, is the highest quality lavender oil. However, lavender can also be distilled from Lavandula x intermedia and Lavandula latifolia. All three smell very similar, and can even be confusing for an experienced aromatherapist, but the chemical composition of Lavandula angustifolia is far superior to the other two species and is a much better therapeutic oil. All this and much more is explained in detail and with practical tasks in the course. Horticulture Accredited
Aromatherapy VHT104 Master the basics in aromatherapy! A great course for anyone wishing to learn more about the safe use of aromatherapy essential oils for healing and relaxation. This course provides an introduction to the safe use of Aromatherapy oils. Essential oils are the backbone of Aromatherapy. Their effectiveness is dependant on their safe and proper use, as well as on the quality of the oil used. Oils work in a much more subtle way than many commercially prepared products and in many situations are more suitable for preventative treatment rather than cure. Horticulture Accredited
ASP .NET BIT200 Choose Method of Learning: ASP.NET programmers are highly sought after for writing web sites. Whilst there is an oversupply of programmers skilled in some languages, there is always heavy demand for skilled ASP .NET Programmers. This course provides a comprehensive introduction to ASP.NET. By the end of the course, you should be able to easily understand all the major aspects of ASP.NET and use it to produce their own web applications. Information Technology Accredited
Australian Native Trees VHT115 Gain knowledge about Australian native tree species. This course first teaches you about different types of Australian flora, plant identification, information sources, planting, feeding, soils, pests & diseases, watering, propagation and transplanting. The remaining lessons then deal with selected varieties of trees, windbreak planting, agroforestry, tree maintenance and tree selection. Horticulture Accredited
Australian Native Trees VHT115 Gain knowledge about Australian native tree species. This course first teaches you about different types of Australian flora, plant identification, information sources, planting, feeding, soils, pests & diseases, watering, propagation and transplanting. The remaining lessons then deal with selected varieties of trees, windbreak planting, agroforestry, tree maintenance and tree selection. Horticulture Accredited
Bar Service VTR204 Develop excellence in bar service skills. This course provides basic knowledge for those attending a bar or working as a drinks waiter or waitress. Develop a broad understanding of the industry, become familiar alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks; how to provide service to bar customers, mix a range of drinks and appreciate different wines. Bar staff are employed in restaurants, and bars to primarily service customers with drinks, and secondarily, food(occasionally other things such as cigarettes and cigars). In some situations, bar staff may only dispense drinks and snacks such as nuts and potato crisps. In other situations (eg. at a pub), bar staff may be required to take orders for "counter meals", and dispense the meals after they have been prepared by the cook. Tourism and Hospitality Accredited
Bed & Breakfast Management BTR203 . COURSE STRUCTURE This subject has seven lessons: 1. Introduction to Management & Marketing 2. Facilities and Decor 3. Customer Service 4. Equipment 5. Supplying Meals 6. Food Purchasing 7. Records and Financial Management AIMS * Identify the scope and nature of skills required for successful bed and breakfast or guesthouse management. * Discuss the provision and management of facilities and decor in a guesthouse or B and B. * Discuss the provision and management of equipment in a guesthouse or B and B. * Discuss the provision and management of meals in a guesthouse or B and B. * Determine the management of financial and other records in a guesthouse or B and B. * There are various procedures for seeking competitive prices on specified equipment. Download Enrolment Form Courses by Paper Corresspondance College Credit Recently Viewed Products * Bar Service VTR204 (Category: Hospitality, Tourism) * Advanced Diploma In Hospitality & Tourism VTR005 (Category: Hospitality, Tourism) * Fitness Risk Management VRE104 (Category: Health, Fitness and Recreation) * Diploma In Recreation VRE001 (Category: Health, Fitness and Recreation) * Children's Nutrition BRE304 (Category: Health, Fitness and Recreation) Tourism and Hospitality Accredited
Berry Production BHT309 Learn how to produce excellent berries.! For the enthusiast or commercial grower, covering all aspects of the care & cultivation of common, and uncommon, berry fruit; with the opportunity to specialise to some degree in one type of berry Horticulture Accredited
Biochemistry - Animals BSC103 Learn about the biological and chemical basis of animal life". Biochemistry - Animals" is the knowledge basis for all human and animals health studies. Learn with highly qualified and experienced tutors the basis of life. This course is similar to "Biochemistry - Plants"; except for the fact that it deals with animals. Some secondary school chemistry will be helpful though it is not essential. alt"Biochemistry - Animals" is the knowledge basis for all human and animals health studies. Learn with highly qualified and experienced tutors the basis of life. Science Accredited
Bookkeeping I & II Only 100 hours of study - thats all it takes to become a qualified ICB Certified Bookkeeper. Qualifying as a professional bookkeeper can open many doors to employment or why not consider starting your own bookkeeping business (very little capital is required to do this). Study online, by USB Stick or by correspondence Find out more and enrol Only 100 hours of study - thats all it takes to become a qualified ICB Certified Bookkeeper. Qualifying as a professional bookkeeper can open many doors to employment or why not consider starting your own bookkeeping business (very little capital is required to do this). Study online, by USB Stick or by correspondence Find out more and enrol Only 100 hours of study - thats all it takes to become a qualified ICB Certified Bookkeeper. Qualifying as a professional bookkeeper can open many doors to employment or why not consider starting your own bookkeeping business (very little capital is required to do this). Business
Bookkeeping Level II - Computerised Bookkeeping BBS312 Learn how to operate a computerised accounts package. The Level 2 computerised course is suitable for students who wish to learn how to operate a computerised accounts package from the begining or develop your existing knowledge. Business Accredited
Bookkeeping Level III - Diploma in Manual Bookkeeping BBS310 Develop and expand your bookkeeping skills further. Learn about partnerships, limited companies, not-for-profit making organisations and manufacturing accounts. Business Accredited
Bookkeeping Levell III - Diploma in Payroll Management BBS403 Qualify as a professional Payroll Processor. Business Accredited
Bookkeeping Levels I & II - ICB Certification BBS103/203 Choose Method of Learning: Only 100 hours of study - thats all it takes to become a qualified ICB Certified Bookkeeper. Business Accredited
Botany I - Plant Physiology And Taxonomy BSC104 Discover the world of Botany. The course contains the basis of plant science, and is an introduction to plant physiology and taxonomy, covering general botany including morphology and anatomy. It satisfies the Royal Horticulture Society's Module B of the Advanced Certificate in Horticulture altDiscover the world of Botany under the guidence of an international team of outstanding tutors. This is very much an "applied" course, with relevance to the real world. Science Accredited
Bushcraft And Wilderness Activities BTR201 Gain greater proficiency in survival skills! This course develops skills in bushcraft, while building an understanding of wilderness skills and an ability to manage the needs of a group of people while in a wilderness area. This course is valuable to people who may have a recreational interest in wilderness exploration, orienteers, tour guides, scout leaders, or ecotour business owners. Tourism and Hospitality Accredited
Business Planning BBS302 Learn to plan confidently in business! Planning is an integral part of the success of a business. In every business, there are certain things that should be planned for, using systematic, proven methods. This course will help you to develop a better capacity to plan, and in turn, develop a better capacity to successfully manage a business. Business Accredited
Business Studies BBS101 Understand the key aspects of business. Establishing and managing a small business, or a department within a larger business, requires knowledge and skill. As well as teaching you 'the basics', this course will teach you to develop and implement procedures that work as controlling mechanisms which can sometimes deal with problems automatically as they arise. Business Accredited
Careers Counselling BPS202 Learn to advise others on their career choices. This course will develop your understanding of factors affecting career choices and planning, and your ability to help others plan and achieve career goals. The course is aimed at students who have prior experience or training in a related field such as counselling or social work, but will benefit anyone in their own career planning and development. Psychology and Counselling Accredited
Caring for the Aged and Counselling BPS212 Develop your understanding of ageing process and issues affecting the elderly.This course aims to develop your understanding of the ageing process, and your ability to help others cope more effectively with their grief. It is designed to be useful for counselling and other care professions or anyone involved with elderly people in any other way, formally or informally. Ageing is the process of growing old. It is a gradual biological impairment of usual functioning. These changes have a direct impact on the ability of organs, such as the heart, kidney and lungs and biological systems such as the reproductive and digestive systems, which affect the organism as a whole. What we mean by "old" has also changed over recent years. Due to medical advances, improved hygiene and sanitation, people tend to live longer. Our life expectancy is the average number of years of life remaining at a given age. It is the average expected life span of an individual. Our life expectancy is dependent on the country we live in, our health and so on. For example, in countries with high infant mortality rates, the life expectancy will be different than in countries where the infant mortality rate is lower. As a person gets older things change in their life: everything from lifestyle to health and their capacity to do things, through to those activities which they choose to pursue. This course helps you understand these changes, and the ways in which a counselor, carer or anyone else might interact with and support an older person. Psychology and Counselling Accredited
Carnivorous Plants VHT107 Expand your knowledge of carnivorous plants. These fascinating plants provide entertainment and stimulation to the enthusiast. Nine lessons cover a range of cultivated carnivorous plants, paying particular attention to the Pitcher Plants (Nepenthes) and Sundews (Drosera). Horticulture Accredited
Cell Biology BSC110 Understand the key components of animals and plants. Be prepared for a career in health and Sciences. An essential foundation course for all people interested in human health, animal care and animal studies. The cell is the basic unit of life. Its knowledge is most essential to understand how life works for higher animals and plants. An understanding of cell biology is important in many areas of study, for the cell is the building block of all living forms. This course complements studies in any area of applied biology including human health and fitness, horticulture, agriculture and wildlife management. Nursing and Health Sciences Accredited
Certificate in Business Management (ABE Qualification) Understand statistics and their applications to business. Module focusing on statistics and quantitative methods for business research. This module can be taken as a standalone or as part of the compulsory ABE Certificate in Business Management. Business Accredited
Certificate in Human Resource Management (HRM) - ABE Qualification Learn how to confidently manage Human Resources! An ABE Diploma Module. ABE Certificate in Human Resource Management (HRM) The Association of Business Executives (ABE) Certificate in Human Resource Management (HRM) is accepted at many universities and can be used in lieu of the A-Levels for entry. The HRM programme will make a student's HRM skills fit for a professional setting. Business Accredited
Certificate in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management (TTHM) Widen your horizons on Travel and Tourism! The TTHM programme enables students to link business principles with expertise of the tourism sector. Tourism is now the world's largest industry with revenues of over US$500 billion. It can also give them advanced entry into professional qualifications and university degrees in the UK and other countries. ABE Certificate in Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Management Tourism and Hospitality Accredited
Child Psychology BPS104 Understand psychological development in children.Learn how children develop psychologically as they grow, and what factors (such as learning, parenting styles, reinforcement, and genetic makeup) influence their behaviour and thinking. Anyone who lives or works with children will gain valuable insights into child behaviour. Students of counselling or psychology will be better prepared to understand childhood influences on later adult behaviour. Learn how children develop psychologically as they grow, and what factors (such as learning, parenting styles, enforcement, and genetic makeup) influence their behaviour and thinking. Anyone who lives or works with children will gain valuable insights into child behaviour. Students of counselling or psychology will be better prepared to understand childhood influences on later adult behaviour. Psychology and Counselling Accredited
Children's Nutrition BRE304 Understand the Importance Children's Nutrition! A comprehensive course covering from pre-pregnancy stage to adolescent nutrition in great detail. Ideal course for people working with or wanting to work with children, people in the healthcare industry or mothers wanting to enhance their knowledge of their child's nutrition. Course was developed by qualified and experienced nutritionists following a great demand. Unique in its kind, available by distance education. This course/module will enable you understand all aspects of childhood nutrition and deal with them. It is an ideal course for people working with children in the child care industry. It is also a good course for mothers wanting to understand their children's nutritional needs and learn to cope with them or for self enhancement. Sports, Recreation and Fitness Accredited
Children's Writing BWR104 Learn to write stories that children will love! Children's writing is a specialised craft. It is a rewarding, inspirational, and often demanding, branch of writing. Very few people can easily recall their own childhood, and write in a manner that children can relate to. For most, it takes many hours, months, and possibly years, to write a unique and appealing story that children will want to read. This course is designed to set you on an appropriate course for more successful writing geared to the children's market. English, Creative Writing and Journalism Accredited
Classroom Delivery Skills BWR006 Maximise your ability to motivate and teach your students. This course develops the "people skills" side of training. It shows you how to handle students more effectively; how to enthuse them and keep them committed to their studies; and how to diffuse problems that might undermine their ability to effectively learn. Education Accredited
Commercial Organic Vegetable Growing VHT241 Successfully farm organic vegetables.! The demand for organically grown vegetables is currently a major growth area in commercial horticulture. This course is a good starting point in learning all aspects of organic vegetable production. Horticulture Accredited
Commercial Vegetable Production BHT222 Gain success in commercial vegetable production. Develop skills and knowledge required for commercial vegetable production, including a variety of production methods. This is a very sound 100 hour foundation course in general vegetable production. (Note: Do not undertake Commercial Organic Vegetable Growing as well as this. The two courses do overlap) Learn about growing crops of vegetables in productive way with these steps. Learning the importance of soils, cultural practices and pest and disease management is a great way to get optimum crop production. Horticulture Accredited
Communications VWR100 Learn to communicate successfully! This course improves your ability to communicate in all situations. You learn to write and speak more fluently. Behaviour, visual communications, language, public speaking, conducting meetings, writing letters and reports, communications technology, and lots more are covered. This course is an accredited Advanced Certificate in Applied Management unit which will earn you credit if you choose to continue studies. English, Creative Writing and Journalism Accredited
Computer Servicing I BIT203 Learn to service computers and be on the way to starting your own business. This course provides an introduction to servicing computers. It develops a broad and general understanding of repair and maintenance procedures that can be used at work or home. Therefore, it is a good starting point for anyone seeking a career in computer servicing. This course is for you if you are looking to work as a IT technician or a IT support specialist or just want to know how to fix your own computer if it has some problems. The hardware in a computer system is like the engine of a car. The software is like the driver. Just like a car cannot be run without the engine and a driver a computer needs perfectly functioning hardware components to be working properly.The first time you open a computer case, it can be quite daunting looking at all of the components, wires, etc. Information Technology Accredited
Computer Servicing II BIT204 This course covers more indepth into the hardware diagnostics, faulth analysis. It also covers software trouble shooting etc. This course expands on and continues from the basics covered in Computer Servicing I. If you are looking into expanding your skills more into troubleshooting and hardware diagnostics this course is suitable for you. Course Aim: To develop your ability to independently undertake routine maintenance and to analyse faults in personal computers. Information Technology Accredited
Computer Studies 1 VIT100 Become confident and competent in Computing! This course is great for those wanting an introduction to computers and computer applications in industry. It will enable you to develop the skills to use and manage computers in a workplace situation. It requires no prior knowledge of computers, and is tutored by highly qualified and professionally active tutors. Requiring no prior knowledge of computers, this is a fast track course to knowing your way around one, and then some! You will develop an understanding of computers and their applications in industry, and will increase your ability to use a computer in both home and work situations. Information Technology Accredited
Conifers BHT230 Develop a detailed understanding of conifers.! Eight lessons provide you with a systematic understanding of the way conifers are classified, show you how to identify the differences between types and develop your understanding of cultural requirements common to the whole group and differences in cultural techniques needed for specific types of conifers. Sections of this course look in detail at trees (e.g. Pines, Cedrus, Spruce), small shrubs, medium shrubs, native conifers and rarer varieties. Conifers are widely used as ornamental plants and timber trees. Some conifers even provide us with medicines, edible nuts ands other useful products. Learn to grow and use conifers, and take a step toward becoming a conifer expert with this unique course. Horticulture Accredited
Conifers BHT230 Develop a detailed understanding of conifers.! Eight lessons provide you with a systematic understanding of the way conifers are classified, show you how to identify the differences between types and develop your understanding of cultural requirements common to the whole group and differences in cultural techniques needed for specific types of conifers. Sections of this course look in detail at trees (e.g. Pines, Cedrus, Spruce), small shrubs, medium shrubs, native conifers and rarer varieties. Conifers are widely used as ornamental plants and timber trees. Some conifers even provide us with medicines, edible nuts ands other useful products. Learn to grow and use conifers, and take a step toward becoming a conifer expert with this unique course. Horticulture Accredited
Cottage Garden Design BHT110 Design beautiful cottage gardens.Learn what a cottage garden is, and how to apply the principles of this concept to garden design and garden renovation Horticulture Accredited
Counselling Techniques BPS206 Develop your repertoire of counselling techniques. Which theories have had a lasting affect on modern counselling and psychotherapy? Which techniques are best suited to different situations? Learn about the major theoretical approaches to counselling and their application. This course does not recommend one technique over another - it makes the student aware of different therapies that can be used to help clients. This is an indispensible part of training or professional development for counsellors. Pre-requisites: Introduction to Psychology Psychoanalysis seeks to make the unconscious conscious. It strives to probe into the deeper part of the psyche and get to those issues that were not resolved during cognitive development. It does not aim simply to uncover these issues, but rather to understand and experience them so that a change in character can occur. The therapist will typically not engage in much self-disclosure and will therefore consider that most of what the client discloses will be related to significant others from the past. The relationship relies on transference and the client making projections onto the counsellor. They also seek to enable the client to deal with impulsive and irrational behaviour and to cope with anxiety, thus leading to a greater sense of self-awareness and hopefully more successful relationships. Psychology and Counselling Accredited
Course Writing And Development BGN107 Learn to write and develop courses for post secondary or adult education. Approaches to education are variable, and development of any course should maintain focus on both aims and delivery method. Some courses are developed to be teacher-centered; others to be student-centered. Delivery methods can also vary (e.g. Classroom, Workplace, Online) and course development requires a different approach in each instance. Education Accredited
Creative Writing BWR103 Learn to communicate successfully! This course improves your ability to communicate in all situations. You learn to write and speak more fluently. Behaviour, visual communications, language, public speaking, conducting meetings, writing letters and reports, communications technology, and lots more are covered. This course is an accredited Advanced Certificate in Applied Management unit which will earn you credit if you choose to continue studies altIf you love writing and want to improve your skills, network with other writers, and get personal guidance, then, this course is for you. Tutors are exceptionally well qualifed, with university degrees in writing or journalism and more than 10 years experience in writing and publishing. Some students have been published even before finishing the course! English, Creative Writing and Journalism Accredited
Criminal Psychology BPS309 Learn about the psychology behind crime. Why do people commit crimes? Develop your understanding of criminal psychology and how psychology is used in law enforcement and crime prevention. "Why do psychopaths exist? Why do people commit crimes? How do we know what crime is when it changes over time and from society to society. This course provides a fascinating insight into the mind of the criminal and the work of the criminal psychologist." Tracey Jones, B.Sc. (Hons) (Psychology), M.Soc.Sc (social work), DipSW (social work), PGCE (Education), PGD (Learning Disability Studies), ACS Tutor Who should study this? Legal secrataries, office staff, etc Welfare officers, yourth workers, and any other support service staff who may be working with disfunctional people Psychology and Counselling Accredited
Culinary Herbs VHT242 Master the art of growing and using herbs.! Learn how to identify and successfully grow dozens of common and uncommon edible herbs. Develop your skills and experience the delights of cooking adventurous new recipes with herbs. Learn drying and other methods of preserving the flavour (eg. herb oils, salts, vinegars). Eight lessons as follows cover common and less common herbs used for cooking. Horticulture Accredited
Cut Flower Production BHT221 Learn the skills necesary to become a commercial cut flower grower. Cut flower growing has experienced rapid expansion in recent decades, resulting in increased demand for training in the skills and knowledge required by this industry in increasingly affluent countries. This course provides a thorough basic training for the commercial cut flower grower. Horticulture Accredited
Cutting Propagation BHT211 Become an expert at cut flower growing. Cut flower growing has experienced rapid expansion in recent decades, resulting in increased demand for training in the skills and knowledge required by this industry in increasingly affluent countries. This course provides a thorough basic training for the commercial cut flower grower. Horticulture Accredited
Deciduous Trees BHT244 Learn to classify, identify and culture deciduous trees. To develop your ability to select and cultivate appropriate varietes of Australian Native Trees in different situations.Deciduous plants shed their leaves in autumn or early winter, and are fully or partially devoid of foliage over the colder months of the year. This is an adaptation that allows the plant to better survive unfavourable conditions (such as extreme cold). Horticulture Accredited
Delivering Distance Education BGN108 Learn to develop courses for post secondary or adult education. This course will teach you all you need to know to successfully write courses in order to meet curriculum guidelines. With the growing demand for distance education, and with more universities and colleges turning to distance education to keep abreast of the global need for more flexible education, ADL is often asked how it manages delivery of distance courses. We put decades of experience and expertise in distance education into our new course, Delivering Distance Education. Some of the topics covered are: paper-based correspondence courses, online training, video courses, telephone conferencing, and e-learning Education Accredited
Digital Photography BPH202 Become a skilled digital photographer! Develop your ability to produce photographs using digital technology (digital or conventional photography combined with computer software and hardware for processing the photographs). Conventional and digital photography are in many ways very similar, but in just as many ways, quite different. Both have their advantages, so in the foreseeable future, there will remain applications for each. Conventional photography using chemically photo-sensitive film is a highly developed system very close to a perfected technology. Digital photography is a relatively new and radically different technique to film photography which records images in the form of digital (ie. 2 digit or binary) codes. Digital has major advantages over film; but the technology is new and still developing. In simple terms digital codes are similar to Morse code. One number or digit is indicated by a pulse of electricity, a second digit is indicated by no electrical pulse. By combining these pulses and lack of pulses into codes, we can, for example, create representations for letters of the alphabet; allowing us to write language or text on a computer. When we combine these electrical "pulses" and "no pulses" (or 'ones' and 'zeros') in more complex combinations, we can create more complex representations. These can include the colour, and degree of darkness or brightness in a single spot on a picture. Art and Design Accredited
Diploma In Agriculture VAG001 Designed for the new farmer or those working toward employment in this field. This course develops a capacity to run or work confidently on a specialised or mixed farm. Core units equip you with all the basics needed for general animal health, farm management and all important marketing skills. Agriculture Accredited
Diploma In Applied Management (Photography) VPH001 Develop your career in the photography industry! This course is designed to train people for supervisory or managerial positions in the photographic industry. A workplace project on the photography industry is required. Art and Design Accredited
Diploma In Applied Management (Retail Nursery) VBS001 Learn the skills necessary to manage a retail nursery. This course develops both skills required to manage a retail business, and knowledge in identification, care and handling of plants and other products sold through retail nurseries. It is aimed at managers and/or supervisors rather than workers. Horticulture Accredited
Diploma in Career Counselling VPS018 If you love advising people in choosing the right career then become a Careers Counsellor. This indepth course on careers counselling offers you an insight into the work of a careers counsellor. It will provide you with a good grounding in the field of careers counselling, life coaching, counselling and psychology, providing you with the skills to work in careers counselling. Pre-requisite - Some previous knowledge of psychology. If you have not studied psychology before, we recommend you take the Introduction to Psychology course as one of your electives. Careers Counselling – This is a mainly verbal process, where the counsellor and client are in a collaborative and dynamic relationship, focussing on identifying and acting on the goals of the client. The counsellor uses their repertoire of techniques and processes, to help the client come to an understanding of the options available. Psychology and Counselling Accredited
Diploma in Companion Animal Studies Have you always dreamed of working in the pet industry? Learn the animal husbandry, business and management skills, needed to start a career working with pets or providing support services within the pet industry. Work in the Pet Industryalt Learn the animal husbandry, business and management skills, needed to start a career working with pets or providing support services within the pet industry. Animals Accredited
Diploma in Companion Animal Studies VAG024 Opportunities abound in the Pet Industry? Learn the animal husbandry, business, and management skills needed to launch your career working with pets or providing support services within the pet industry. This course provides a valuable foundation in handling and caring for all types of domestic animals; and offers options to specialize and direct your studies into one of a number of different areas depending upon your individual needs and ambitions. Animals Accredited
Diploma In Electronic Journalism VIT007 Develop skills in freelance writing, programming a web site and get a broad understanding of the modern publishing industry. The publishing industry has changed greatly, embracing IT not only for writing, but also production and publishing. Most of the writing nowadays is done on the computer, even if it is for print. It is a must-do course for writers, journalists, freelance writers and anyone interested in writing for the web. Information Technology Accredited
Diploma in Equine Husbandry VAG011 Learn the many facets of keeping a horse at grass or in the stabled environment. Core modules ensure students have a firm understanding of the key elements of caring for their horse. Elective modules are chosen to allow them to undertake more in depth studies in areas such as: animal anatomy and physiology, feed and nutrition, animal health or animal breeding. While the elective modules have a more general large animal focus, the knowledge is easily translated to a horse management situation through the focus of lesson assignments and set tasks. Through studying this course you will, depending on the electives chosen, be able to describe the procedures for the buying and selling of horses, differentiate between the different procedures used for the handling of horses, evaluate conformation, and understand the digestive system, including structure and function. Develop appropriate procedures to manage a horse at grass, explain the methods used to prepare horses for specific uses, including their grooming for different tasks, and explain commercial opportunities available in the horse industry. Understand feeds and feed content of grazing animals. Discuss equine behaviour and general animal breeding concepts. Agriculture Accredited
Diploma In Garden Design VHT012 Become an expert in garden design. This is an effective training program for people working, or wishing to work, in the landscape industry; either in their own business, or at a supervisory level. It develops the student's design skills and knowledge in other areas of landscaping (eg. horticultural practices, management, plant identification and use, and marketing). Students will learn to draw landscape plans, compile specifications, and prepare cost estimates. Horticulture Accredited
Diploma In Garden Design VHT012 Become an expert in garden design. This is an effective training program for people working, or wishing to work, in the landscape industry; either in their own business, or at a supervisory level. It develops the student's design skills and knowledge in other areas of landscaping (eg. horticultural practices, management, plant identification and use, and marketing). Students will learn to draw landscape plans, compile specifications, and prepare cost estimates. Horticulture Accredited
Diploma in Health Support VRE017 Learn the skills needed to work in support of Health Professionals. This course is a step down from being a nurse or health practitioner; but will provide valuable knowledge and skills that are in demand across a wide range of positions that support health services. It may lead to employment in such things as: medical administration, receptionist for a doctor, physiotherapist, chiropractor or naturopath; medical sales and marketing positions, assistant, attendant or paramedical support positions. Nursing and Health Sciences Accredited
Diploma In Herbs VHT014 Enhance your management skills in crop production. This course covers both the skills required to manage a horticultural farm (eg. Market Garden, Orchard), and also to developing knowledge in the identification, growing, processing and marketing crops and crop related products. This course involves six (6) units, plus a 100 hr workplace project. Horticulture Accredited
Diploma in Horticulture (Horticultural Technology) Hydroponics at a management level or use this course to start your own business? Then this comprehensive, exiting and challenging course will meet all your needs. Covers broad general management skills along with hydroponic growing. Designed to train people for supervisory or managerial positions in a "specific" industry sector. Horticulture Accredited
Diploma in Horticulture (Horticultural Technology) VHT002 Keen to work in hydroponics? You will need more than just knowledge of hydroponic growing systems. This excellent and comprehensive course covers the general horticultural knowledge required for successful plant growing (irrelevant of the method) in the first 15 lessons then focuses on hydroponics in the second half. A 600 hr course that develops knowledge and skills in the application of modern technology to horticulture; with particular emphasis on hydroponics.The Core Units cover: Introduction to Plants, Plant Culture, Soils and Nutrition, Plant Identification and Use, Propagation & Pests, Diseases and Weeds. This course is similar to other VHT002 horticulture certificates in its introductory (core) units, but devotes 50% of the course to topics specifically related to horticultural technology. Horticulture
Diploma in Hydroponics An essential course for those who want to have a better understanding of modern technology and its application to growing plants, with emphasis on hydroponic production. An excellent choice course for those with some general horticultural knowledge all aspects of hydroponics are covered in this well-rounded course from growing to marketing! This course provides an understanding of modern technology and its application to growing plants, with emphasis on hydroponic production. You will be able to set up your own business with the skills learnt here and feel confident consulting on the use of Hydroponics. Horticulture Accredited
Diploma In Information Technology VIT003 A broad foundation course for anyone seeking entry into a career with computers. It is also a good course for people looking to complement their existing careers with IT knowledge. No previous IT experience is required to undertake this course. You can work as a first level IT help desk officer, IT Technician, IT officer. Information Technology Accredited
Diploma In Journalism VWR001 Succeed in your career in journalism. This course is designed to prepare people for such career paths. It concentrates on developing the skills needed to succeed as a writer, and an awareness of how to develop a career in this industry. altACHIEVE YOUR POTENTIAL AS A JOURNALIST WITH THIS CERTIFICATE. The full certificate involves thirty lessons, covering: Introduction to Writing; Writing Skills; The Publishing World; Planning What You Write; Magazine Articles; Newspaper Articles; Graphic and Photographic Illustration; Layout Skills; Publishing; Office Organisation and Procedures; Conducting an Interview; Biographical and Fictional Story Writing; Educational and Scientific Writing; Writing a Regular Column; Newsletters and News Columns; How to Present and Sell Yourself to a Publisher. English, Creative Writing and Journalism Accredited
Diploma in Marine Studies VEN014 Understand and develop Develop a sound knowledge of Marine Biology and Management. This 600 hour course is designed to provide a broad based, solid foundation for people working or wishing to work in Marine conservation, tourism or research. If you are seeking to work in these industries, we often find people who a certificate like this, together with an Open Water Divers Lisence and Boat Lisence are more employable than a Degree graduate. If you want to discuss possible career paths, use our free career and course counselling service, and talk with an experienced academic. Environment Accredited
Diploma In Photography VPH002 Start your career in the photographic industry. This course will help create an awareness and understanding in the industry, helps develop knowledge and skills in using a camera to a professional standard, and teaches you all-important communication and business skills needed to be successful in the real world. Developed by professional photographers to train professional photographers, this course gives you a very sound foundation for a career in the modern photographic industry. This is a rapidly changing industry; and this course is continuously being updated to meet these rapid changes. Art and Design Accredited
Diploma In Recreation VRE001 All aspects of working in a recreational organisation! This diploma provides a solid grounding in skills needed to work in leadership or management in recreation or related fields (e.g. In recreation centres, fitness centres, camps, youth work, parks management, cultural and church organizations, handicapped groups, etc). The course involves 30 lessons plus practical assignments covering the nature and scope of recreation, leadership principles and practices, fitness and fitness testing, managing recreation facilities, first aid, staff supervision and management, marketing, budgeting, tourism, youth leadership, sports, crafts, environmental activities, organising exhibitions and more. Sports, Recreation and Fitness Accredited
Diploma in Tourism VTR009 Your career in Tourism starts here. This course lays the foundation for a long term career in an industry that is rapidly changing, always exciting and challenging; but can be difficult to thrive in if you don't have the right mix of skills. Despite the ups and downs of the tourism industry throughout recent years; this remains one of the most significant industries globally. Opportunities have always existed for people with appropriate skills and a little entrepeneurial flair; even in the low times. This course provides a mix of learning that is designed to make a difference; coupled together with an opportunity to be trained and mentored by some highly successful and qualified tutors. There are shorter and less focused courses offered elsewhere; but for a long term future in this industry, a longer and more solid training is always going to give you a better prospects. Tourism is a huge employer worldwide and in many countries it is the largest employer. In short, this is a significant industry that employs large numbers of people. Despite this fact; many of those who work in tourism, are relatively low paid. Tourism and Hospitality Accredited
Diploma In Web Site Development VIT002 Web Site Development has become a huge industry; and there is high demand for developers who can bring results. This certificate teaches the most in-demand web development tools like HTML, ASP.NET, Visual Studio.NET, Flash, Ecommerce and Digital photography and is of world class standard. Information Technology Accredited
Dramatic Writing BWR100 Write drama like a professional! There are many different types of writing – short stories, poems, novels, screen plays etc. Dramatic writing can fall into all of these. A short story usually takes place over a shorter period of time. It is often set in just one setting/scene, and the characters may be shown with broader strokes – there is not as much time to analyse characters as there is with novel writing. altThe first step is to develop a premise (i.e. a concise statement of what happens in a story). The next step might be to develop the main characters (i.e. contrive a profile that describes who each of the main characters are). The third step may be to develop the principal “events” (i.e. consider the dramatic events, what their cause & effect is, what leads up to them, what happens as a result). Next, develop the sequence of main events. Finally fill in minor events, and detail. A novel for example, allows more space to describe characters and scenes. There may be more than one scene and more than one plot. The plots may be multilayered. Writing comes in many forms, all of which can be creatively employed and manipulated by the creative writer, regardless of the genre (novel, poetry, travel guide etc) in which she or he is writing. One form of writing is rarely used on its own. English, Creative Writing and Journalism Accredited
Earth Science BEN204 Explore the science behind our planet! 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 (e.g. earthquakes and volcanoes), geological time and more. Environment Accredited
Ecotour Management BTR101 Become skilled in managing ecotourism activities! Ecotourism has emerged out of a growing interest in outdoor adventure activities - from mountaineering to low impact bushwalking. Establishing such an enterprise requires an understanding of a wide range of issues including: legal considerations, safety, accommodation, the tour desk as a first point of contact, destinations, and management. This course develops your ability to establish and operate an ecotourism enterprise. Tourism has become huge, and ecotourism one of the largest sectors of the modern tourist industry. Ecotourism offers opportunities for employment in virtually every corner of the world, from poor countries to rich and cold environments to hot. Tourism and Hospitality Accredited
Ecotourism Tour Guide Course BTR301 Enhance your potential and increase your confidence in tour guiding. Develop your ability to organise and conduct ecotourism services including tours and activities. Learn to conduct guided tours, overnight walks and treks, or self guided interpretive walks. Ecotourism is an industry that has developed hugely in recent years. It reflects both of the aims of modern conservation: management of resources and protection of the environment. Modern ecotourism strives to be sustainable, so that the activities that are taking place can continue to do so. This course will introduce you to aspects of ecotourism such as guiding environmental awareness, planning tours,displays and interpretive aids, plant and animal interpretation. Tourism and Hospitality Accredited
Educational Psychology BPS105 Learn about the psychology of teaching and learning. Understand how and why people learn, and how to apply that understanding to bring about changes in people of all ages. This course will benefit a wide range of people, from parents (understanding of how their children develop) to teachers/trainers and welfare workers or leisure professionals (e.g. youth leaders). Discovery learning is just one area that is covered by the course. Discovery Learning (Bruner, 1966) involves teaching methods that encourage students to discover principles themselves. Discovery learning arouses student curiosity and motivates them to search for answers, developing problem-solving and critical thinking skills on the way. Discovery Learning might be considered a type of generative learning. Both concepts are constructivist in approach. Discovery can be applied to the educational setting by using demonstrations and images. Time should be given to allow the students to attempt to interpret information.If different concepts are presented in different ways then this gives the student the opportunity to reconsider concepts already encountered in a different form, and often to see solutions that had previously not come to light. They also improve their intellectual skills, aiding independent learning." (taken from Educational Psychology course) Psychology and Counselling Accredited
Efficient Writing AWR102 Learn to write effectively This course is particularly usefulfor people who wish to brush up on their writing skills, or to obtain basic skills which they should have but did not develop properly while at school. It aims to provide an understanding of how to write clearly and efficiently, and to communicate thoughts in the minimum number of words, and without any ambiguity. English, Creative Writing and Journalism Accredited
Entrepreneurship BBS204 Want to develop your inner entrepreneur? This course analyses entrepreneurship as a crucial part of business development, and will enhance your ability to apply entrepreneurial principles to business. Develop the entrepreneur in you! Increase innovation in your business, and increase the chance of business success. Business Accredited
Environmental Assessment BEN301 Become skilled in assessing different Environments! Learn in this course to prepare Environmental Assessments of all kinds, to comply with national and international regulations. Work in this area has expanded greatly in recent decades, and when combined with a knowledge of plant or animal identification and ecology, this course develops an extremely valuable skill. Environment Accredited
Environmental Studies VEN100 Understand environmental principles and issues. An excellent introduction to environmental studies providing a broad based grounding in environmental and conservation issues, and a foundation course for higher learning. Environment Accredited
Environmental Waste Management BEN202 Develop your understanding of all aspects of waste management! This course covers what is waste and how can be minimized, what is pollution, 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 even the management of more toxic waste. Environment Accredited
ESL Writing Fundamentals AWR101 Improve your English writing skills. This course will develop your knowledge of English grammar and your ability to write in English for business and study. The course is aimed at students who can write and speak basic English and wish to strengthen their English language skills, particularly their writing skills. Students will learn by reading the course notes, completing written and spoken exercises for each lesson, and submitting them for comment and correction. Comment from one of our ESL students: "Studying with Warnborough College was a wonderful experience. I have learnt a lot and will take a new course soon." M. Khaovong Education Accredited
Event Management BRE209 Develop your career in event management. Do you love organizing, having fun and meeting people? Would you like to make a career of it? This is a course designed to develop knowledge and skills in the planning and management of special events including gallery openings, festivals, exhibitions and sporting events. It is also a very good starting point for people thinking in developing an Event Management career and wanting to try the waters first. Tourism and Hospitality Accredited
Family Counselling BPS213 Develop a better understanding of family Dynamics. Learn to understand family probelms better and analyze and facilitate solutions to problems that emerge in modern families. at Learn to manage and find solutions to family problems. What is a family? It is usually a group people who live together forming a social group. It usually consists of the parent(s) and their children, living together. The members of the group are usually related by marriage, blood or adoption. However, in modern society, there are many different variations of family, to represent the different ways that families and society have changed. The family is still the basic unit within society. Psychology and Counselling Accredited
Financial (Money) Management BBS104 Learn to manage money effectively! Business Accredited
Fitness Risk Management VRE104 Understand common difficulties with fitness! This course explores human wellness as well as fitness with emphasis on common back and wieght problems. Covers elements such as understanding, recognising, and addressing back problems as well as weight control methods. This course explores human wellness as well as fitness with emphasis on common back and weight problems. Covers elements such as understanding, recognising, and addressing back problems as well as weight control methods. Sports, Recreation and Fitness Accredited
Food & Beverage Management BTR102 Learn to manage a successful restaurant. This course develops an excellent and sound foundation for working in a restaurant, catering or other food service enterprise, including your own. Topics covered vary from kitchen and food management to planning a menu, restaurant staffing and waiter/waitress skills. Tourism and Hospitality Accredited
Freelance Writing BWR102 Understand how to write as a freelancer. Many professional writers start out by freelancing. Learn how to write, what to write, and how publishers buy from freelance writers. Ten lessons cover everything from good grammar, to planning and writing newspaper and magazine articles, advertisements, books and more. Emphasis is placed on things which are important to publishers who might buy your work. Tutors concentrate on your ability to properly structure an article, and to be both concise and clear in your use of words. altGraduates of this course should: * Have improved communication skills, particularly with respect to clarity, conciseness and correct grammar. * Be familiar with the "writing industry"; having a clear idea of where opportunities exist for obtaining work as a freelance writer. * How to go about approaching potential clients to obtain work. * Have an understanding of the processes involved in publishing books, magazines and newspapers; from generating concepts to seeing the finished publication on sale English, Creative Writing and Journalism Accredited
Garden Centre Management BHT213 Achieve excellence in your garden centre.! Designed in 1986, in conjunction with the state garden department manager of a major retail chain store; this course has been very successful in training both staff and managers of retail nurseries and garden centres across Australia and beyond. It was thoroughly updated recently by horticultural professionals in both Australia and the U.K. to be relevant to countries around the world. Horticulture Accredited
Garden History BHT329 NEW. Garden History will enlighten you, and vastly expand the scope of possibilities you have before you as a modern garden designer. Learn about the history of our great gardens and gardeners. Study the history of gardens and understand how gardens have evolved over the centuries, and broaden your perspective on what is possible and appropriate in garden design today. Lessons cover garden designers, great gardens and garderners of the world, private and public gardens, globilisation of gardens, scope and nature of modern garden conservation, the roles of organisations in garden conservation and much more. Study the history of gardens. Understand how gardens have evolved over the centuries, and broaden your perspective on what is possible and appropriate in garden design today. Garden history will enlighten you, and vastly expand the scope of possibilities you have before you as a modern garden designer. Lessons cover garden designers, great gardens and garderners of the world, private and public gardens, globilisation of gardens, scope and nature of modern garden conservation, the roles of organisations in garden conservation and much more. Lesson Structure Horticulture Accredited
Garden Maintenance VHT100 Become expert at maintaining your garden.! Maintain a garden in perfect conditions in the most efficient way! Save time and resources and have the most beautiful garden nonetheless. Over ten lessons, you learn how to effectively maintain a garden while reducing the amount of time, labour and costs involved. A course for garden horticulturalists, gardeners and garden owners. Have a healthy looking garden year round Proper garden maintenance will cost you both time and money. Fortunately, there are shortcuts to help you have a good-looking garden without spending a huge amount of time or money on your property. We usually think of garden maintenance as a summer priority when lawns, weeds and plants grow vigorously but even in winter a garden may deteriorate without regular maintenance. Plants that are fed well are healthier, resist disease and pest problems, and generally require less maintenance. If a plant is unhealthy, it may be because of a lack of good nutrition, but it can just as easily be because of something else. Healthy plants resist pest and disease problems. Heat, cold, wind, rain, frost, shade, pollution and other environmental problems can have disastrous effects on plants. Plant varieties vary in their tolerance of these conditions, for example the heat which might kill one plant may simply slow the growth of another. Some plants are very adaptable others not. Over ten lessons, learn how to effectively maintain a garden while reducing the amount of time, labour and costs involved. Horticulture Accredited
Greenhouse Cut Flowers VHT239 Achieve fantastic flowers from greenhouse production! A course for commercial cut flower growers who are concerned exclusively with greenhouse production. International trade in cut flowers has grown over recent decades. In most countries, developed or in development, it is now possible to get the most popular types of cut flowers almost any time of the year. Learn how to maximise yield and prolong cut flowers for best results and profit. Learn to Grow Greenhouse Crops, Indoor plants or anything else in a Greenhouse Horticulture Accredited
Growing Carnations VHT110 Achieve perfect carnations! A serious course equally valuable to the home enthusiast or the commercial cut flower grower. You learn about growing quality carnations (planting, watering, pest & disease control, fertilizing), different ways of growing them (e.g. as row crops in soil, in hydroponics, in a greenhouse); and harvesting, post-harvest treatments, and quality control. Horticulture Accredited
Herb Culture BHT114 Develop a solid grounding in herb growing and the herb industry. Half of the course deals with general herb culture, including identification, soils, mulching, feeding, watering, propagation, pest & disease control, harvest, storage, processing, companion planting, nursery management and herb farming. The remainder of the course involves detailed studies of major groups of herbs such as: mints, thymes, lavenders, scented geraniums, garlic, roses, artemisias and parsley. Horticulture Accredited
Herbs (Basic Course) AHT108 Learn to successfully cultivate herbs. Develop a solid grounding in herb growing and the herb industry. Half of the course deals with general herb culture, including identification, soils, mulching, feeding, watering, propagation, pest & disease control, harvest, storage, processing, companion planting, nursery management and herb farming. The remainder of the course involves detailed studies of major groups of herbs such as: mints, thymes, lavenders, scented geraniums, garlic, roses, artemisias and parsley. This course aims to familiarise you with the use and culture of what are traditionally the most common herb plants. It should provide you with a sound framework upon which you will be able to develop your knowledge of herbs. This is a course for the amateur who likes to use herbs at home. If you are serious about growing or using herbs commercially, you are better to do our Herb Culture Course (Ht371). Horticulture Accredited
Higher Advanced Diploma In Applied Science VSC002 Advance your scientific skills. This unique course is designed to develop scientific knowledge and skills that have an application and are in demand in today's world. It is for people wishing to work or already working in science-related jobs who want to enhance their knowledge and understanding in sciences, to improve employability and further their professional careers. A unique Higher Advanced Diploma designed for people wishing to work or already working in science related jobs that want to further their knowledge and understanding in sciences, to improve employability and further your professional career. Also, this course provides an achievable step towards a career you want, as an opportunity to test the water before commiting to higher qualifications. The Higher Advanced Diploma qualification requires the completion of 12 modules, including Research I and II, plus 100 hr of industry meetings. Science Accredited
Higher Advanced Diploma In Applied Science VSC002 Advance your scientific skills. This unique course is designed to develop scientific knowledge and skills that have an application and are in demand in today's world. It is for people wishing to work or already working in science-related jobs who want to enhance their knowledge and understanding in sciences, to improve employability and further their professional careers. A unique Higher Advanced Diploma designed for people wishing to work or already working in science related jobs that want to further their knowledge and understanding in sciences, to improve employability and further your professional career. Also, this course provides an achievable step towards a career you want, as an opportunity to test the water before commiting to higher qualifications. The Higher Advanced Diploma qualification requires the completion of 12 modules, including Research I and II, plus 100 hr of industry meetings. Sports, Recreation and Fitness Accredited
Higher Advanced Diploma In Counselling & Psychology VPS007 If you want to become a counsellor, this course is for you! An excellent training program for anyone seeking a solid qualification in counselling. Graduates gain a broad based education in psychology and counselling theory and practice, and options to pursue specialist elective modules (including some that are not usually found in similar level courses). Become a qualified counsellor. This diploma will provide credit toward higher qualifications through Warnborough College (Ireland). The course provides an opportunity to interact with and learn from very successful, highly qualified and experienced professionals. Psychology and Counselling Accredited
Higher Advanced Diploma In E-Commerce VIT004 Develop a mix of skills in I.T. and marketing, which are in high demand world wide. E-commerce is a must-have skill for managers in any industry not just IT because all businesses now use the World Wide Web as another point of sale. To successfully sell on the web, marketing managers and business managers should have knowledge of the way business and marketing combine on the web. Information Technology Accredited
Higher Advanced Diploma In Horticulture (Crops) VHT009 Gain a Higher qualification at a professional level. This Higher Advanced Diploma provides professional training for work at a management or technical level with horticultural crops. Horticulture Accredited
Higher Advanced Diploma In Publishing and Journalism VWR002 Learn the basics in journalism and publishing This course provides a comprehensive, solid basis for a career in journalism, and is suitable for students considering careers in any aspect of journalism, including photo journalism and publishing. English, Creative Writing and Journalism Accredited
Hobby Photography BPH001 Improve your photography skills and develop your own style. A beginners course. An integral part of this course involves you putting into practice what we teach you about film types, film speed, exposure and composition of photographs, and developing your photographic style. Photos which you take are studied closely by professional photographers who advise you on how to improve your photographic techniques. Art and Design Accredited
Home Fruit Growing AHT104 Grow your own quality fruit! To pick and eat fruit from your own garden is a wonderful, healthy and satisfying experience. Expand your capacity to do just that on this course. From the outset, the course notes provided are only part of what you will potentially learn. The experiences you have through your set tasks can provide you with a range of varied learning experiences according to your own specific needs. Horticulture Accredited
Home Garden Expert Course AHT101 Create your ideal garden.! Become the gardening expert of your family with this comprehensive home gardening course. This course contains hundreds of pages of notes, hundreds of photos and illustrations, and (for the online & USB Stick version) large numbers of automated self assessment tests. Eight units each comprising 2 or 3 lessons. Each lesson involves both reading and practical work. Horticulture Accredited
Home Hydroponics AHT107 Want to grow healthy food at home by using your own hydopnic system - look no further? This is one of our biggest selling courses, and has been studied by many happy hydroponic food growers. This is a good starting point for those who have little experience in horticulture or hydroponics; whose main interest is in growing AT HOME. Unlike our other courses, this course is NOT intended for commercial growing in any way. You will learn the theory behind hydroponic culture, as well as receive first hand practical experience as you set up your own basic hydroponic system. Develop a solid grounding in the principles of soil less cultivation of plants. When you remove the soil from a plant and take control of it's roots, it is essential that you have a good understanding of how it grows. Any body can grow plants in soil with reasonable success. To grow plants in hydroponics you must understand how the plant grows so that you can control the temperature, water, oxygen, nutrients etc. in the root zone. Horticulture Accredited
Home Propagation AHT106 Achieve expert plant propogation at home! This subject aims to develop a basic understanding of the principles of plant propagation, an overview of propagation techniques and equipment and a general knowledge of the methods of propagation of the more commonly cultivated plants. This is a starter course, designed for people who have no prior experience in propagation. Starting from the basics, this course covers all aspects of propagating plants and shows you what's involved in starting and running your own propagation nursery, including: seed, cuttings, grafting, division, layering, materials and equipment. Horticulture Accredited
Horticultural Marketing BHT304 Understand marketing in the horticultural industry. In any business, including horticulture, success depends upon good marketing of your product. This subject covers the theoretical and practical importance of marketing in the horticultural industry, including topics such as advertizing, promotions, signs, customer relations, pricing strategy, labelling, transport, product presentation, and more. In any industry including horticulture, competition is fierce and success depends upon the way you market your product. A sound knowledge of marketing processes will ensure that a business stays ahead of the competition. This is a comprehensive well-rounded course that offers the horticultural marketing manager or small business owner what they need to be successful in this essential component of business management. This course covers the theoretical and practical importance of marketing in the horticultural industry, including topics such as: marketing processes, methods, strategies and research. Practical components cover topics such as: advertising, promotions, signs, customer relations, pricing strategy, labeling, transport, product presentation, developing customer service policy and customer satisfaction questionnaires. Horticulture Accredited
Horticultural Resource Management BHT203 Help your business thrive with successful resource management! Resource management for successful horticulture businesses. Planning for efficient and economical management in horticulture includes such things as work procedures and programming, budgeting and staff supervision. The course is relevant to all areas of horticulture including nurseries, parks, private gardens, market gardening and fruit production. Skilled horticultural managers are in demand to manage strategies appropriate to specific enterprises in the horticultural industry, both private business or public enterprises. This course has been developed to provide horticulture businesses with resource management skills that help to ensure a successful horticultural enterprise. Covers planning for efficient and economical management in horticulture: including such things as work procedures and programming, budgeting and staff supervision. The course is relevant to all areas of horticulture including nurseries, parks, private gardens, market gardening and fruit production. Horticulture Accredited
Horticulture I BHT101 Apply horticultural basics to all situations. Gain a broad technical grounding in horticultural principles and practice. The ideal course for the beginner, this is a basic, yet thoroughly practical course. Each lesson involves plant identification. This module has been written to teach horticulture in a way relevant to all parts of the world. It puts aside regional techniques, and tries to teach you principles and concepts which can be applied to anywhere You Will Learn * To identify, propagate and care for 80 different types of plants. * The systematic way plants are classified. Structure and parts of a flower. To identify different leaf shapes. * Different ways to control weeds. Simple soil tests. * Making propagating and potting mixes. Identifying pest and disease problems. * How and why to prune different plants. * Drawing a simple garden sketch plan. * To plant or repair a lawn; and lots more. Horticulture Accredited
Hotel Management BTR202 Quantity: Develop your ability to manage hotels effectively. A broad based and basic training to work in hospitality, accommodation, hotels, motels or resorts. A popular and substantial starting point for anyone in the hotel industry, at 100 hrs duration. Tourism and Hospitality Accredited
Human Biology IB - Bioenergetics BSC201 Learn to understand and manage energy in the human body. Discover how energy affects our body, how to manage people's energy, where it comes from and what affects energy levels. Learn about energy and movement within the human body. What are the factors that makes us move better? By understanding these factors you can better manage people's capacity to move, and to manage optimum levels of energy within their body. Prerequisite: Basic understanding of body systems (e.g. Human Anatomy and Physiology). This course gives you the tools to manage energy levels in people. Learn what is energy, how to increase people's energy levels and maintain them in different situations, when rest is the perfect recovery tool and how to perform exercises for better energy management. Sports, Recreation and Fitness Accredited
Hydroponic Management (Hydroponics II) BHT213 Even more in - depth than Hydroponics I, Hydroponics II takes a closer look at a few plant species in particular. This course will especially suit inclusion in a Design your own Certificate study option. Develop your capacity to make informed decisions regarding the management of commercially significant hydroponic crops. This course was developed to cover key issues which have been identified as recurrent problems for many experienced gowers. * For Experienced Hydroponic growers OR * For Anyone who has already completed Hydroponics I * Developed by international hydroponic experts Dr Lyn Morgan (NZ) & John Mason (author of "Commercial Hydroponics") Horticulture Accredited
Instructional Skills BWR109 Become an excellent instructor! Learn to prepare for and perform basic instructional skills, prepare participation plans, and conduct and evaluate training sessions. Education Accredited
Interior Plants (Indoor Plants) BHT315 Achieve fantastic results with indoor plants! This course is equally applicable to the professional interior plantscaper or the home owner (or interior decorator) who aspires to achieve the best results with their indoor plants. Learn about the main family groups of indoor plants, the cultural requirements and general characteristics of each of those groups. Develop the ability to select the right plant for the right situation. Horticulture Accredited
Introduction to Accounting -(ABE Qualification) Understand the basics of accounting! An introductory module into Accounting - a core module of the ABE Certificate programme in Business Management. Business Accredited
Introduction to Business Quantity: Develop a core foundation in business skills! This is the first module of the ABE Certificate program Business Accredited
Introduction To Ecology BEN101 Understand the way that organisms interact with our environment! Ecology provides the link between the different branches of Life Sciences, structuring them as a complete concept of life. This course covers general principles of ecology, that can be applied anywhere on our planet. Environment Accredited
Introduction To Photography BPH100 A comprehensive introduction to still photography relevant to either film or digital photography. To complete the assignments you need access to camera. (Whilst any camera is satisfactory, an SLR is best. Your tutor can advise on buying a camera if you do not have one). Art and Design Accredited
Introduction to Psychology BPS101 Understand the key psychological principles which underlie human behaviour. Develop your ability to analyse aspects of a persons psychological state and apply derived knowledge to motivate that person. This provides a solid introduction/foundation for further studies of psychology covering such things as the nature and scope of psychology, neurological and environmental effects on behaviour, personality, consciousness, perception, needs, drives and motivation Psychology and Counselling Accredited
Irrigation (Gardens) BHT210 Learn how to install and maintain an irrigation system easily.! A ten lesson course that covers the design, installation, maintenance, operation and evaluation of simple irrigation systems. This course is similar to AG302 and HT304, but focuses on irrigation for parks, home gardens, and other ornamental horticulture areas. This course covers the design, installation, maintenance, operation and evaluation of simple irrigation systems. This course is similar to BHT204, BHT210 or BAG213 but focuses on irrigation for parks, home gardens, and other ornamental horticulture areas. Horticulture Accredited
Irrigation Management BAG303 Learn to design and operate large scale irrigations systems for agriculture. This course builds on skills existing irrigation skills and knowledge acheived in Irrigation (Agricultural) BAG213 or an equivalent course. The course develops students' abilility to participate in design and operation of large scale irrigation systems for agricultural applications Agriculture Accredited
Journalism Practice I BWR203 Gain practical journalism experience Develop your ability to write articles to specification and submit those articles for publication in a periodical (ie. Newspaper, Magazine or Ezine). By the end of this course, you will actually have something published! altThis module gives you hands-on experience in writing for our online student magazine (http://www.manycoloredbrooms.com) and also for our affiliate partner at (http://www.studentmag.acsedu.com). You work with a mentor (member of our academic staff) who will oversee your role as writer for an online publication, for one edition of that publication. English, Creative Writing and Journalism Accredited
Landscape Construction BHT111 Learn to build landscapes. This course develops your knowledge of how to construct or build a landscape - as distinct from designing a landscape. Learn to construct or build a garden the "right" way. This course provides a good grounding for someone entering the landscape industry. Horticulture Accredited
Landscape Photography BPH203 Take incredible landscape photographs! Develop your skill in creating different effects and use different materials & equipment to achieve better landscape photos. Sections of the course are devoted to such things as special effects, film types, colour richness, photographic terms, & achieving sharpness. Art and Design Accredited
Landscape Photography BPH203 Take incredible landscape photographs! Develop your skill in creating different effects and use different materials & equipment to achieve better landscape photos. Sections of the course are devoted to such things as special effects, film types, colour richness, photographic terms, & achieving sharpness. Art and Design Accredited
Landscaping Home Gardens AHT103 Design your ideal garden.! Learn how to plan, lay out and construct your own home garden. Whether you want a garden which you can work in, play in or simply look at and feel proud of, then this course is for you. Topics covered include: designing gardens, styles of gardens, drawing plans, understanding soils, basic landscape construction, weeds & pests, planting & pruning, lawns & other surfacings, garden features, developing your own garden. This course is designed to teach you how to design (or renovate) a home garden; and then, to maintain it.The subject aims above all to develop a solid understanding of the principles and procedures underlying the design and development of garden areas. The subject is relevant to both small and large landscapes, equally of value in developing a new home garden, or improving an existing one. Though consideration is given to both design and construction, the emphasis in this subject is on landscape design. Each one of the ten assignments will require written answers to set questions (sometimes drawings), plus a series of plant reviews. Six plants are to be illustrated and reviewed with each assignment. Each plant should be labeled with both scientific and common names plus details of size and shape, conditions it will grow in, maintenance requirements, lifespan, appearance (and any way it's appearance might change throughout the year) plus several recommendations as to suitable situations it could be used in by the landscaper. Horticulture Accredited
Landscaping I BHT109 Kick-start your career in Landscape Design or simply use the course to landscape your own garden and add value to your home. At the end of this 100 hour course you will be able to design a garden, and will have a foundation for further studies in specific areas of landscape design, development or management. Learn the principles that underpin all design. See how garden styles have evolved over the centuries, and broaden your understanding of how to use different garden components to create varying effects. Horticulture Accredited
Leadership BBS110 Develop and expand your leadership skills! Leadership skills are needed in all facets of our society: business, politics, religion, youth services, and leisure industries, to mention only some. This new course is relevant to all of those areas, developing your understanding of, and capacity to apply leadership skills. Business Accredited
Legal Terminology BWR108 Understand Legal Language. Legal terminology is the collection of words and phrases that have a precise or peculiar use in the law profession. Legal Terminology is not only used by Lawyers; but is also used in a wide range of associated legal professions. English, Creative Writing and Journalism Accredited
Leisure Facility Management I BRE205 Develop an excellent understanding of leisure facility management! This comprehensive introductory course focuses on the management and development of recreational facilities (eg. Leisure centres, Swim Centres, Sporting complexes, Gymnasiums, Health clubs etc.) It deals with both day to day management as well as more broad based planning, development and redevelopment. Sports, Recreation and Fitness Accredited
Leisure Management I BRE103 Develop Marketing Skills for the Leisure Industry. During this course you will learn to develop strategies to market recreation facilities or services. The course shows you how to do things such as: Develop marketing and promotions to maintain or increase business; Manage the delivery of a service to ensure customer satisfaction; Monitor a membership database to ensure return business and Manage complaints. Sports, Recreation and Fitness Accredited
Marketing (Foundations) VBS109 Develop your understanding and skill in marketing Marketing is a cornerstone of every modern business. A lack of marketing knowledge is frequently the reason why a good business concept does not succeed. This course deals with all aspects of marketing from presentation and packaging, to advertising and selling. It will help you to develop an acute awareness of what is needed to achieve and maintain a good market share. Business Accredited
Medical Terminology BSC109 Do you need to communicate with doctors and patients? A special course designed for people working or wishing to work in medical environments, with no medical training, to develop skills to communicate clearly and effectively using medical terminology. This course is relevant to anyone working or wishing to work in fields of health, alternative medicine or paramedical areas; such as a doctors receptionist or natural therapist. Develops skills to communicate clearly and effectively using medical terminology. This course is relevant to anyone working or wishing to work in fields of health, alternative medicine or para medical areas; such as reception for a doctor or natural therapist. Sports, Recreation and Fitness Accredited
Medicinal Herbs BHT227 Build skills for identifying, understanding and administering medicinal herbs. Learn the basics of how to identify and correctly administer herbs for medicinal purposes. Many plants or plant combinations are poisonous. For this reason, it is essential that before using an herb, you are able to POSITIVELY identify it. This course provides an excellent foundation for developing a sound knowledge of medicinal herbs. Horticulture Accredited
Motivation VBS111 Learn to maximise your motivation and motivate others! Motivated employees drive the success of a business. Learn how to get the best of employees by understanding more about this fascinating subject. Motivation is very simply, a process or mechanism that causes us to act or think in a certain way. It is a general term for any part of the hypothetical psychological process that involves experiencing needs and drives, and the behaviour that leads to the goal that satisfies them. Business Accredited
Multi Cultural Awareness - BPS303 Understand multi-cultural issues and terminology. Develop your sensitivity to culture, diversity and multicultural societies, and improve your capacity to interact with people on multicultural issues. Psychology and Counselling Accredited
Mushroom Production BHT310 Ever wanted to grow mushrooms and didn't know where to start? Here is a comprehensive 8 lesson course covering how to grow mushrooms on either a small or large scale. Emphasis is placed on the Agaricus species (the Champignon), though other commercially important edible fungi are also considered. Growing, harvesting, marketing, storage, pest and diseases and even ways of cooking and using mushrooms are covered. Horticulture Accredited
Natural Garden Design BHT215 Become an expert at designing bush gardens. After developing an understanding of the workings of natural environments you learn to create innovative plans for low maintenance bush gardens. This course develops your ability to design a bush garden (totally native, or using a mixture of both indigenous and other plants). Horticulture Accredited
Nursery Growers Course VHT101 The basics of plant growing in the nursery business! An introductory course which shows the beginner how to get started in the nursery business. You learn how to propagate plants, decide what to propagate, how to start a small inexpensive operation, and to go about selling what you grow. Part of every lesson is devoted to the important area of building up your knowledge of plants. Through six lessons you will learn how many established nurseries have started out slowly as a small part time operation, and how you can follow the same path. (If you intend studying propagation and wholesale nursery management, do not do this course!). Horticulture Accredited
Nursery Hands Course VHT102 A great course for anyone wanting to start out in the Nursery Industry. This is a course designed in collaboration with nursery hands at the Greening Australia Hamel Nursery, south of Perth. It teaches the skills for day to day work in a production nursery. There are lessons involving the Nursery Industry and standards, plant identification, nursery structures, seed propagation, nutrition, pest & disease control, and lots more. Horticulture Accredited
Nut Production BHT219 All you need to know about nut production! For the enthusiast or commercial grower. A detailed study on nut growing with the opportunity to specialise, to some degree, according to your interests. Horticulture Accredited
Nutrition for Weight Loss BRE210 Understand and learn to manage weight more effectively. Weight is affected by a number of things: exercise, nutrition, psychology and other things. This course lays a foundation for understanding weight control; particularly with respect to what a person eats. Study for self improvement (to help understand and reduce their own weight); or by someone working in the fields of health or fitness, in order to improve their understanding and capacity to help clients. This is a course for: Life Coaches and Fitness Leaders Anyone working in Nutrition or Health Support, needing to develop this knowledge Individuals seeking to better manage their own weight or that of their family Sports, Recreation and Fitness Accredited
Operational Business Management I BHT326 Learn to successfully manage a horticultural business! A study focusing on managing economics, and the planning and marketing of operations in horticulture. Managing a horticultural business successfully is not easy. Learn about the business side of horticulture, including how to plan and implement effective strategies for your business and/or services. This is a module in the Royal Horticultural Society's Master of Horticulture. Learn the business of horticulture with this module from the prestigious and world-renowned Royal Horticultural Society. Horticulture Accredited
Organic Farming BAG305 Become a successful organic farmer! Organic farming has become increasingly popular, with farmers adopting it for economic, ethical or sustainability reasons there is no doubt that this method of farming is set to stay. The course will teach you to manage both plant and animal production in a natural and environmentally sensitive way. You will develop a solid foundation knowledge in how to set up an organic farm, or convert an existing farm to organic practices. Agriculture Accredited
Organic Plant Culture BHT302 An Outstanding and Extensive Foundation Course. Globally focused and regularly revised by experts from Australia and the UK. Learn to grow plants naturally. Develop a solid understanding of the principles and procedures underlying the cultivation of plants by natural methods. Work with the environment and without the use of artificial fertilizers or sprays. Learn to plan and develop the cultivation of different plants using organic principles and techniques. Horticulture Accredited
Ornithology BEN102 Explore the wonderful world of birds! Learn with us what is a bird, how they evolved, what adaptations they developed to be able to colonize air, land and water so successfully! This course is designed for people working or wishing to work with birds and animals, life scientists and environmental researchers and consultants, amateur bird watchers, or anyone working with birds. Environment Accredited
Personal Energy Management VRE105 Maximise your potential! This curriculum develops a heightened awareness of your potential energy as well as limitations to that energy - in order that you may better manage this important but finite resource. This course gives you keys to effective energy management. Simply stated, personal energy is the amount of stamina, vigour, or "juice" you have to complete a given task or engage in a particular activity Sports, Recreation and Fitness Accredited
Personal Fitness VRE103 Learn to apply fitness to your life! This highly practical course helps you to understand what fitness really is, and enables you to develop a balanced fitness program for yourself or for people around you covering topics such as the human body, principals of exercise programming, and weight control. Sports, Recreation and Fitness Accredited
Pet Care AAG100 Learn all about caring for your pets. A course for pet owners or anyone working with pets. Develop an understanding of how to care for a wide variety of different pets including dogs, cats, fish, birds, rabbits, rodents, reptiles and amphibians Agriculture Accredited
Pet Care AAG100 Learn all about caring for your pets. A course for pet owners or anyone working with pets. Develop an understanding of how to care for a wide variety of different pets including dogs, cats, fish, birds, rabbits, rodents, reptiles and amphibians Animals Accredited
Photographic Lighting BPH204 Become skilled at using light in photography. Lighting is a critical factor in photography. Light source can be defined in terms of four properties: Colour Temperature, Power (or Brightness), Size, Prevailing Direction. This course will develop your understanding of light in photography and how to use different lighting equipment and techniques to achieve desired effects in a final image. Management of lighting is an essential skill in photography. To manage light properly requires planning a photograph before it is taken. Art and Design Accredited
Photographic Technology BPH201 Learn about the equipment needed in skilled photography.This is a fascinating area of photographic study which any good photographer needs to understand in order to not only take good photos, but also identify and understand problems when they occur. This course is equally relevant to digital and film covering such things as image formation, light, lenses, filters, colour and the sensitivity of film or electronic surfaces that record the image. This course is equally relevant to digital and film covering such things as image formation, light, lenses, filters, colour and the sensitivity of film or electronic surfaces that record the image. Did you realize that lenses for film cameras are not going to perform the same if used on a digital camera? Art and Design Accredited
Photographing People BPH102 Develop your ability to photograph people in different settings and contexts. Learn to set up a photo session, organize a studio, create different types of effects, and composition of photos. This course is highly practical, giving you plenty of opportunity to concentrate in those areas of photography which are of most concern to you. When we think of photographing people, we automatically think of taking a portrait, but not all people photography is portraiture. Art and Design Accredited
Photoshop (Beginner To Medium Levels) VIT202 Become creative,skilled amd know how to manipulate Adobe Photoshop. Develop a basic understanding of how to create and manipulate images and artwork compositions using Adobe Photoshop for use on the web, email and print. Upgraded regularly by a leading graphic artist to retain current industry relevance. This is an excellent entry level course for anyone wanting to use Photoshop in their work (or very keen amateurs). Information Technology Accredited
Physiology II (Human) BSC111 Learn a deeper understanding of human physiology. An advanced course that will develop further your understanding of the principles of physiology, examining functions of the cells, tissues and systems of the human body. Learn how our bodies maintain internal equilibrium and health while exposed to the most variable range of conditions, such as physical, psychological and environmental factors. A course designed for health therapists and all those working in health care that want or need to develop a deeper understanding of the human body processes and health maintenance. Sports, Recreation and Fitness Accredited
Planning Layout And Construction Of Ornamental Gardens BHT242 Learn to create ornamental gardens from hard landscapes. Develop an in-depth understanding of the principles and procedures for all aspects of planning for development of a hard landscape; including site assessment, plan drawing, plan interpretation, project specification and construction planning. It assumes a foundation knowledge of landscape and horticultural management. It is a valuable study program for even those who have worked in landscaping for some time, but who seek a deeper and broader knowledge of garden renovation. Every site has a unique set of microclimatic and soil conditions. Other factors such as the site's exposure to traffic, pests and disease, will also be unique. All of these things are relatively uncontrollable; although the way the landscape is designed will impact on these characteristics as well. Horticulture Accredited
Plant Ecology BSC302 Understand plants and apply your knowledge practically! Acquire a deeper understanding on the principles of plant ecology, why plants are the way they are, their relationships to other plants and living beings, how they developed in evolution and which factors determine their growth and survival. Apply that understanding to horticulture and the cultivation of plants, develop a new view on the plant world. Environment Accredited
Plant Protection BHT207 Successfully protect your plants! Learn to identify diseases, insects & weeds; and to select and use appropriate treatments. Control techniques and safety are both covered in detail. A course for technicians, gardeners and horticulturalists that need to know in detail horticultural pest and disease identification and control, with chemical and biological solutions and safety procedures and practices. The first step in knowing how to control a pest, disease or weed is to be able to identify it AND the plant which it is affecting accurately. If you get the identification wrong, the method of control is likely to be inappropriate. Identification in fact is the foundation of effective problem control. This course provides a unique and systematic approach to plant protection, drawing on input from our horticultural experts in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. It is unlike other plant protection courses in terms of it's international approach. This allows you to benefit from a more diverse range of experts (and their diverse experiences); something that is not often found in other schools. Protect your plants using appropriate pest, disease and weed control techniques - a detailed course for horticulturists, technicians and also for enthusiastic gardeners. Understanding the life cycles of insects and weeds and learning how to identify them is important in the protect of plants from disease and insect and the spread of weed species. This course shows you how to identify diseases, insects and weeds, understand their life-cycles and select and use appropriate treatments. Control techniques are covered in detail using chemical and biological solutions along with safety procedures and practices. Horticulture Accredited
Plant Selection And Establishment BHT107 Become skilled at selecting and maintaining garden plantss. Develop a firm basis for the selection, establishment and maintenance of a range of commonly used garden plants. Horticulture Accredited
Play Leadership VRE101 Understand the importance of play! A valuable course for anyone working, or wishing to work with children as well as anyone wanting to expand their understanding and knowledge of child development through play and safety in play. Our staff have experience training play leaders since the late 1970s. Sports, Recreation and Fitness Accredited
Playground Design BHT216 Learn to design effective play areas. This course emphasises the design and construction of playgrounds and small community parks. A seven lesson course of approx. 100 hrs study This is a valuable course for parks managers or landscape designers. It includes playground philosophy, design of play structures (for function & safety), materials selection, community participation and park design. Horticulture Accredited
Poetry BWR109 Choose Method of Learning: NEW. There's a poet inside each of us! Learn to develop your ability to write and understand the different types of poetry. This course provides those interested in poetry with an introductory course into the different elements of poetry and how to write it. Whatever you write has sound. People hear your words in their heads, and so the sounds you create can draw people's attention to your message. Whatever you write has sound. People hear your words in their heads, and so the sounds you create can draw people's attention to your message. Poets use a range of musical and figurative devices to achieve their effects. Some of these effects relate to the rhythm and metre of the words. The study of rhythm, stress, and pitch in speech is called prosody. In poetry, the meter (or metre) is the basic rhythmic structure of a verse. The process by which we create a poem may be more important than the actual poem we create. Studies have shown that creativity can emerge after periods of depression and loneliness. For example, Elizabeth Layton created line drawings to develop her talent and used this creativity to overcome her depression. As you have read in the previous lessons, poets may have experienced depression and loss. English, Creative Writing and Journalism Accredited
Poultry BAG208 Learn to successfully manage your poultry This course will teach you to manage poultry on a small or large scale, and for production of eggs, meat or young birds. You will become skilled in all aspects of poultry care and management, including: terminology, breeds, nutrition, disease, layers, broilers, incubation, brooding, record-keeping, economics and marketing. This course is relevant to free range or other forms of production. Animals Accredited
Practical Horticulture 1 BHT238 Develop your key horticultural skills.! How do you learn the practical side of horticulture by distance education? This course is offered online or on USB Stick only, where you can make full use of interactive learning tasks and coloured photography on the computer. This course has been written to satisfy curriculum developed by the Royal Horticultural Society in the UK (Advanced Certificate and Diploma level) A course that focuses on the practical side of horticulture. Read more below: How do you learn the practical side of horticulture by distance education? This course was developed for those people who feel that they will gain more from a course that places MOST of the learning experience on learning theory - through practice. There are lots of practical horticultural tasks to develop your skills and knowledge covered in this course. So if you are a student that prefers practical learning, then this course is the answer! Best taken online, or on USB Stick, where you can make full use of interactive learning tasks and coloured photography on the computer. This course has been written to satisfy curriculum developed by the Royal Horticultural Society in the UK (Advanced Certificate and Diploma level). Horticulture Accredited
Practical Horticulture 2 BHT323 Expand your horticultural skills! A course to develop all the practical skills that you learn when working under the supervision of an horticultural expert. The course contains all the tips to develop excellent practical skills in the management of a variety of horticultural situations. A course to develop all the practical skills that you learn when working under the supervision of an horticultural expert. The course contains all the tips to develop excellent practical skills in the management of a variety of horticultural situations. Horticulture Accredited
Pre-Medical Diploma VSC008 Are you seeking a career in Medicine and need a foundation program in Pre-Medical Studies? Science Accredited
Professional Practice In Counselling BPS207 Understand how to use your counselling skills professionally. Learn to develop your understanding of appropriate practices and procedures within the counselling profession. Also gain knowledge of the self, personality and emotions and their effect on the counselling process as well as being introduced to some of the most common disorders. Pre-requisites: Introduction to Psychology (or equivalent) Psychology and Counselling Accredited
Proficiency Award In Nutrition VRE504 Gain recognition of your nutritional expertise! A qualification designed to renew your career and open new opportunities for your professional development. The Proficiency Award in Nutrition is awarded upon completion of: a) Human Nutrition I, II, & III (including passes in all examinations). b) An approved workplace project or work experience equal to 200 hours duration. A qualification designed to renew your career and open new opportunities for your professional development. Sports, Recreation and Fitness Accredited
Proficiency Certificate In Ecotourism BTR001 A comprehensive introduction to ecotourism! This Proficiency Certificate was designed to develop your ability to establish, operate and manage an ecotourism enterprise and increase your knowledge on all aspects of running such a venture. Issues such as safety, legal consideratons, destinations, accommodation, and management issues, planning, organising and conducting ecotourism services (such as guiding and tours) are covered. Tourism and Hospitality Accredited
Proficiency Certificate In Horticulture BHT007 Become highly specialised in your chosen horticultural area! A "Specialised Qualification" comprising a set syllabus consisting of 30 lessons that relate to a specialist theme. This Award allows you to study subjects in a highly specialised area. You select and study three inter-related short courses of your choice (eg. 3 crops or 3 landscaping short courses). In addition, you must complete 200 hrs of approved work experience before receiving the award. Horticulture Accredited
Proficiency Certificate In Tourism & Hospitality VTR001 Develop your specialist skills within the tourism and hospitality industry. This is awarded on completion of two modules chosen from the units of Hotel Management, Food & Beverage Management & Ecotour Management; and a workplace project or work experience (approved by a tutor from the school, and equal to 200 hours). The proficiency certificate is made up of two modules and a work place project (200 hours). Tourism and Hospitality Accredited
Protected Plant Production BHT223 Learn to produce plants in a protected environment! This course prepares you to sit for RHS modules and acquire credits in the RHS advanced certificate or diploma. Develop your broad understanding of practices and processes involved in successful plant cropping. It will develop a clear understanding of enviromental control and plant growth within a protective enviroment, together with a practical knowledge of plant husbandry techniques. Horticulture Accredited
Psychopharmacology (Drugs & Psychology) BPS302 Learn about the psychological effect of a range of drugs. Develop your skills in understanding the effects of legal, illegal and prescribed drugs on the mind, body and behaviour. Topics covered include stimulants, narcotics, hallucinogens, marijuana, steroids, alcohol, tobacco, caffeine, solvents, sedatives, prescription drugs, etc. Psychology and Counselling Accredited
Publishing I BWR107 Start your career in publishing today! It is easier today than ever before for anyone to become a publisher; particularly for electronic publishing. This course provides an excellent start for anyone considering self publishing or seeking employment in publishing. It is equally relevant to electronic or print publishing. English, Creative Writing and Journalism Accredited
Research Project I BGN102 Study an area of interest in depth and develop your research skills. Learn to plan and conduct research into the current status of an aspect of an industry relating to their area of study, and to complete a descriptive report based on that research. Education Accredited
Research Project II BGN201 Build on your foundation research skills. To further develop the student's ability to monitor, analyse and evaluate a common process (or processes) relevant to their stream studies. (For the purpose of this unit, a "process" is defined as any distinct series of events or changes over a period of time, and which is directly related to the area of study). Prerequisite: Research Project I or equivalent. Education Accredited
Resistance & Gym Supervision BRE206 Achieve excellence in gym-based fitness teaching! This course is a basic for anyone wanting to into fitness instruction. Some of the elements covered include types of resistance training, equipment and applications as well as developing training methods. Students must have access to a gym for the practical component. Sports, Recreation and Fitness Accredited
Restoring Established Ornamental Gardens BHT243 Learn to renovate established gardens successfully. Learn to survey, analyse and plan sensitive and appropriate renovation of established gardens, generally of 2 hectares or less in size. This module has been developed and accredited in the UK as an elective in the RHS Diploma in Horticulture. It assumes a foundation knowledge of landscape and horticultural management. It is a valuable study program for even those who have worked in landscaping for some time. Horticulture Accredited
Scented Plants BHT229 A thorough approach to growing and using scented plants Learn to identify, grow (propagation and culture), and use different types of scented plants. You will find out how to harvest and dry scented plants, and through practical assignments actually make a whole range of exciting herb crafts (e.g. pot pourri, soaps, candles). Learn also how to landscape a scented garden and expand your knowledge of dozens of different scented plant species. Horticulture Accredited
Soil Management - Horticulture BHT105 Treat your soil and grow great plants! Good soil conditions are critical to the healthy growth of most plants. Develop an understanding of physical & chemical properties of soils, carry out simple tests to determine soil characteristics, learn ways of treating soil to grow plants. Specifically designed for ornamental gardens, landscaping, container growing, and turf situations. This course prepares you for the RHS Advanced certificate or diploma module examinations. Horticulture Accredited
Sports Psychology BPS106 Understand the psychology behind successful performance! This module will develop your skills and understanding of psychological principles for use in sports. The curriculum covers motivation, team dynamics as well as psychological traits of successful athletes. Sports, Recreation and Fitness Accredited
Sports Turf Management BHT202 Specialise in maintaining sports turf. This course assumes a basic knowledge of turf care, either through experience or prior study (eg. Our Turf Care course) From there it develops your ability to manage the maintenance of sports turf. It is relevant to the maintenance of all sports turf including golf courses, bowling clubs, playing fields, cricket wickets and other sporting facilities. Horticulture Accredited
Sports Turf Management BHT202 Specialise in maintaining sports turf. This course assumes a basic knowledge of turf care, either through experience or prior study (eg. Our Turf Care course) From there it develops your ability to manage the maintenance of sports turf. It is relevant to the maintenance of all sports turf including golf courses, bowling clubs, playing fields, cricket wickets and other sporting facilities. Horticulture Accredited
Stress Management VPS100 Learn to manage stress successfully! Anxiety, tension, and mental and emotional strain are all common problems in modern society. This course introduces you to some practical approaches to understanding how it affects the body, dealing with the symptoms, and giving you tools to combat stress. Psychology and Counselling Accredited
Sustainable Agriculture BAG215 Increase the sustainability of your farm! You will learn techniques and measures to move your farm towards greater sustainability. Improving sustainability can be simple (for example changing what is farmed or how produce is marketed) or require more major changes in farm management practices. Gain useful and practical knowledge to improve sustainability in this comprehensive course. Agriculture Accredited
Technical Writing (Advanced) - BWR301 Learn to write successfully in your specialist area. Develop skills to write technical information for a variety of different purposes. Students taking this course should have a basic understanding of technical writing including referencing procedures. If the subject is totally new, you may need to undertake some additional reading, before progressing beyond the first lesson. English, Creative Writing and Journalism Accredited
Therapeutic Nutrition BRE211 Understand the importance of nutrition and how to restore health. Therapeutic nutrition is the provision of nutrients to maintain and/ or restore optimal nutrition and health. Therapeutic diets may be required as therapy for a disease e.g. coeliac disease or to treat malnutrition arising from low energy and nutrient intakes or due to increased energy and nutrient needs. Therapeutic nutrition is the provision of nutrients to maintain and/ or restore optimal nutrition and health. Therapeutic diets may be required as therapy for a disease e.g. coeliac disease or to treat malnutrition arising from low energy and nutrient intakes or due to increased energy and nutrient needs. Sports, Recreation and Fitness Accredited
Tourism I BTR103 Develop your specialist skills within the tourism and hospitality industry. Tourism has become a major recreation pursuit, and commercial industry world wide. It is so significant today that some regions (even some countries) economies, are more heavily dependent upon tourism than anything else. The tourism industry encompasses the provision of all those services used by people when travelling away from home. The reason for travel is most obviously "a holiday"; but may also be "business". Tourism and Hospitality Accredited
Travel Photography BPH005 Turn your travel photographs into memorable memories! A course for anyone planning a special holiday. Over eight lessons, you will be shown how to achieve a quality record of your trip on film. You will learn techniques needed for photographing landscapes, street scapes, wildlife, people and lots more. Your tutor will even advise you on what type of equipment you need and where to buy equipment and film. Golden Gate BridgeTravelling can perhaps challenge photographic skills perhaps more than anything else. This is because there is usually such a variety of photographic subjects and photo opportunities. Art and Design Accredited
Trees For Rehabilitation (Landcare Reafforestation) BHT205 A course designed for people working or wishing to work with environmental rehabilitation and contaminated sites recovery. 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. A course designed for people working or wishing to work with environmental rehabilitation and contaminated sites recovery. Learn the best techniques for plant selection and establishment, seed collection, storage and germination and post-establishment management and control. Horticulture Accredited
Trees For Rehabilitation BHT205 Learn to plant and care for trees in degraded landscapes. 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. Interested in the environmental rehabilitation of degraded landscapes and contaminated sites or already working in this field? This course for you! The significance of caring for the environment has been receiving more and more attention in recent times as we come to understand the importance of limited resources and the effects of human activities on the environment. The desertification, erosion and general degradation of once fertile lands is prompting us to investigate why and how these processes have occurred. It has also lead to research into how we can reverse and stop further damage to our environment. Natural forests are amongst the most stable and productive ecosystems. We need to plant and conserve forests for their conservation value, to help maintain healthy air, soil and water and for their potential to provide food, forage, fuel, timber and even medicines. It develops an understanding of environmental systems and the rehabilitation of degraded landscapes. You will learn about seed collection, storage and germination, propagation, plant selection, establishment techniques, and controlling pest and disease after planting. The student will develop a sound understanding of the natural environment and basic ecological principles and learn a variety of skills ranging from basic gardening and nature park design to erosion control, weed control and tree surgery. Horticulture Accredited
Turf Care BHT104 Produce optimum turf! A comprehensive introduction to the identification, selection, culture and management of turf for commercial, recreational or home use. Taking approximately 100 hours to complete it is suitable as a basic course for people working with turf, such as on a golf course or bowling green, or for keen amateurs who wish to make the most of their home lawns. Horticulture Accredited
Turf Repair And Renovation BHT303 Learn to diagnose and treat problems in turf. A course specifically designed for people working with turf, as in golf courses, specialized gardeners and garden technicians, turf nurseries' personnel, and for every gardener that has extense or delicate turf areas to care for. This course assumes a basic knowledge of turf, equivalent to Turf Care I, and from there develops your ability to diagnose and treat problems in turf. Horticulture Accredited
Vertebrate Zoology BEN104 Gain comprehensive knowledge about vertebrates! This course will give you a thorough understanding of "higher" animals' zoology and evolution, together with some principles on animal ecology and morphology. You will learn with the help of highly qualified and experienced tutors. The course is accepted by some professional associations as points for their Continuing Education Recording Scheme. Environment Accredited
Warm Climate Nuts BHT308 Learn to grow nuts in tropical and sub-tropical areas. The content of this course is very similar to the "Growing Nuts" course, except this deals exclusively with nuts grown in the tropics and sub-tropics. The content of this course is very similar to the "Growing Nuts" course, except this deals exclusively with nuts grown in the tropics and sub-tropics. 1. Introduction Review of the system of plant identification, main groups of nuts, information contacts (i.e. nurseries, seed, clubs etc.) 2. Culture Planting, staking, mulching, watering, pest & disease, feeding, pruning, protection from wind, salt air etc. 3. Propagation Methods of propagating this group of plants. Propagation of selected varieties. 4. The Macadamia 5. The Pecan 6. Other Varieties which Grow in Warm Climates. 7. Selecting a site and planting a plot. 8. Growing, harvesting and using nuts. Horticulture Accredited
Water Gardening BHT307 Learn to design and manage water gardens. Develop your skills in designing, constructing and maintaining a variety of different types of water gardens. Horticulture Accredited
Wedding Photography BPH206 Improve and learn how to produce quality wedding photos as a commercial enterprise. While at other events (eg. sporting events), many different people are part of the event; at a wedding, the total focus is on the bride and groom - they are the event! The photography needs to maintain this strong focus on the bride and groom and convey the image that they are first and best in every way on that occasion. The whole concept of a wedding is always romantic, frequently fashionable and preferably overflowing with optimism and life. Art and Design Accredited
Wedding Planning BTR104 Start Your Wedding Planner Career Now! You'll learn how to plan and manage a wedding event, as a commercial enterprise. The wedding planner will have a range of tasks from hiring the band, talking to the photographer, finding a caterer, getting low prices for things and above all be VERY well organised. The wedding planner needs to be able to stay calm when everyone around is not. Don’t worry if you don’t know all of the above NOW, that’s why you are doing the course. Tourism and Hospitality Accredited
Weed Control BHT209 Become skilled in weed management. Learn to identify and effectively control more than 100 weeds, to design management strategies and programs and apply control techniques efficiently and safely. Here, you learn about both chemical and non-chemical control methods (mulching, burning, mowing), the use of spray equipment and safety procedures which should be followed. Horticulture Accredited
Wildlife Management BEN205 Learn about managing wildlife around the globe! 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. Environment Accredited
Workshop I BGN103 Learn about tools, skills and safety in your workplace. Develop your capacity to identify, select and apply knowledge and skills to appropriate workplace tasks in any industry. Through a PBL (problem-based learning) study program, this and other workshop projects will develop a "real world" relevance in your overall learning experience. Environment Accredited
Workshop I BGN103 Learn about tools, skills and safety in your workplace. Develop your capacity to identify, select and apply knowledge and skills to appropriate workplace tasks in any industry. Through a PBL (problem-based learning) study program, this and other workshop projects will develop a "real world" relevance in your overall learning experience. Environment Accredited
Workshop II BGN203 Use problems in the workplace to develop your learning. Develop your ability to perform a variety of scientific or technical procedures, using problem based learning strategies (PBL). Education Accredited
Workshop III BGN302 Develop your ability to plan, implement and assess management strategies, applicable to your industry sector. Education Accredited
Writing Fiction (BWR105) Learn to write and analyse fiction. This exciting and rewarding course could set you on the path to fullfilling your dream of writing your first fiction article. The course will teach you about the process of writing fiction and give you practical experience of writing your own fiction. You will develop your analytical skills, by analysing the writing of other authors. English, Creative Writing and Journalism Accredited
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