What is Writing?

By ACS Distance Education on March 16, 2017 in Education, Jobs Success & Psychology | comments

Everyone can write- or can they?

The purpose of writing is to communicate from one person to another. If writing does not convey the intended message; it could be argued it fails to be real writing.

Most people write every day - text messages on the phone, emails, and notes to friends, colleagues, family or others. Some of us write more, and some less; but there are few people who don't use writing to communicate -or at least to attempt communication.



Study Science - Get a Job

By ACS Distance Education on February 20, 2017 in Education & Science | comments

If you understand science you have opportunities, but today’s world is driven by the business of providing people with goods and services.

If you can see ways to apply science to provide better goods and services; your knowledge of science will have application, and “applying that science to people’s needs” is where you find prospects for employment, careers or business.


How to select the right course for you?

There is so much pressure to decide on a career path and many people assume that by studying one course will ensure that they will be guaranteed a job once they complete their studies. This is not always the case. Many people also find themselves beginning a course and not completing it fully, finding they have large education debt (HECS debt) and then becoming a bit lost.

This doesn't have to be the case. Here are some recommendations that we often tell our students and prospective students when they are seeking advice on what to study...


How to Get Work in Horticulture

By ACS Distance Education on January 11, 2017 in Horticulture | comments

The good news is that there is a shortage for horticultural expertise and globally, a growing demand for that expertise.

The industry, like all industries is changing fast though; and that is causing shifts in where work is to be found -both in terms of physical location and industry sector. 

Traditional avenues for employment are drying up everywhere - I know for a fact that is the way in Australia, UK & USA ....but at the same time new opportunities are emerging.

comments from John Mason, Principal ACS Distance Education



Controlling Fleas

By ACS Distance Education on January 2, 2017 in Animals | comments

How to Control Fleas on your Pets

Fleas are wingless external parasites with mouth parts for biting. They are blood sucking. They have four life stages: eggs, larva, pupa and adult. They can lay up to 20 eggs at once; female adult fleas will lay approximately 500 eggs in their short lives.  The eggs and larvae will stay out of daylight, so when treating for fleas it is important to treated that all crevices and dark areas also.

Read on for some hints on controlling fleas.