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Certificate in Wildlife Management VEN003

Study Wildlife Management Online with ACS Distance Education


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

Develop knowledge and practical skills to work in wildlife care and management. This a foundation entry level course to develop skills that are 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.


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Certificate in Zoo Keeping VEN022

Study for your Certificate in Zoo Keeping today!

This terrific course covers the essentials of Zoo Keeping, Animal Health Care adn Animal Behaviour as well as a range of electives including:

  • Animal Anatomy & Physiology
  • Animal Feed & Nutrition
  • Natural Animal Health Care
  • Wildlife Management
  • Animal Breeding
  • Vertebrate Zoology
  • Marine Studies I
  • Diagnosing Animal Diseases
  • Wildlife Conservation
  • Ecotourism Tour Guide
  • Ornithology

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Herpetology -BEN209

Learn about the biological and ecological characteristics of reptiles and amphibians as well as relevant conservation issues.

A course for anyone with a passion for snakes, lizards, frogs or other herps.


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Marine Studies 1 BEN103

Study Marine Science Online with ACS Distance Education

Develop a knowledge of marine life and ecology, whether for work or general interest. 

ACS Student Comment: "I have appreciated and valued the feedback from my tutor and am thoroughly enjoying my course. Being a stay at home mum with another baby on the way I have also greatly appreciated the chance to be able to compelte the work at my own pace, as some weeks/months it's hard to find the time to do it."  B Robson, Australia - Marine Studies 1 course.

The first two lessons deal with marine environments (weather, nutrient cycle, reefs, shallow and deep water environments, etc). Lessons 3 to 8 deal mostly with marine animals, particularly more complex animals, and the last lesson considers human impacts upon marine environments.

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Marine Studies 2 BEN203

This course follows on from Marine studies I, extending your knowledge of a wide variety of marine organisms. It works through many types of marine organisms, focusing mostly on those not covered as well in Marine Studies II (This includes: Protists, Sponges, Marine plants, Cnidarians, Worms, Arthropods, Molluscs, Echinoderms, Non Bony Fish, Selected Bony Fish and selected Marine Mammals).
Start this online training course anywhere, anytime.

Suggested Reading
 Marine Animals is an ebook written by our staff (click for details)

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Ornithology - BEN102

Study Ornithology from home.

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.

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Vertebrate Zoology BEN104

Study Zoology online with ACS Distance Education

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

If you love animals and want to learn more about them, if you are involved in animal care and protection, animal management, wildlife management and care, veterinary, science teaching, or environmental management and protection, this course is a great option. 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, category “Correspondence courses”.

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Wildlife Management BEN205

Study Wildlife Management Online with Distance Learning.
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.

Student Comment (P.Soult):
"Great tutors, V. helpful feedback"

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Zookeeping BEN208

Learn online to be a Zoo Keeper

  • Study how animals are cared for in zoos, and the way zoos are managed
  • Learn animal handling and care; and appreciate the daily tasks that a zoo keeper is involved with
  • Improve your prospects for employment or career advancement

ACS Student Comment: I'm getting positive comments with notes on things I missed, so I think that is helpful. I'm learning a lot about zoo keeping and am able to see its value as I go about my volunteer zoo work. I'm loving the course. Thanks for the opportunity. Jo-Anna Apelt, Australia - Zoo Keeping course.

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