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Learn about Internet Marketing - 100 hour course   Study internet marketing online including social media marketing, search engine optimisation (SEO), online advertising, selling techniques using Adwords, facebook, twitter, LinkedIn, wordpress and pinterest.
Click here to read the full course outline.

Don't gamble with your future. Take control. Become your own boss. Small businesses sometimes fail; but if you choose the right product and plan properly, the chance of success is very strong. Click here to see our Small Business Course.
20% of Public Service Jobs Going in the UK - How will these people find new jobs?  Not in government (obviously), and existing business won't take up the slack. There's really only two options for people in this situation -either live a more self sufficient lifestyle; or start your own business. Talk to us....use our free counselling service to get some advice.


Bookkeepers are in high demand. With a little commitment and hard work  you can train as a bookkeeper and be working in a new career within months
             Enrol now in our Approved Bookkeeping Course


Associate Diploma in Human Resource Management 

Develop a strong
foundation on which to build
a strong career in HR.




These pages provide a gateway to both resources an course information.
ACS Distance Education is different to other colleges, with emphasis on the practical things that make a difference to business success; and opportunities for personal interaction with leading managers and business owners.


Yvonne Newman B.A.(Hons) Chartered Accountant, MICB

20 years experience in business, consulting, accounting and bookkeeping.

Yvonne now works part of her time for ACS, and the remainder operating her own bookkeeping and financial consulting practice.

Kate Gibson

BSoc.Sc, PostGrad Dip Org Behaviour (HR)
Kate has 10 years experience as a marketing manager and advisor. She has also worked in project management and education. Kate has traveled and worked in a variety of locations including: London, New Zealand, and Australia.

John L. Mason Dip.Hort.Sc., Sup'n Cert., FIOH, FPLA, MAIH, MACHPER, MASA
John has extensive experience both as a public servant (8 years), and as a small business owner (over 30 years). He has held positions ranging from Director of Parks and Recreation (City of Essendon) to plant nursery owner, horticultural consultant, magazine editor and school principal. John is a well respected member of many professional associations, and author of over 40 books and of over two thousand magazine articles. Even today, John continues to write books for various publishers including Simon and Shuster, and Landlinks Press (CSIRO Publishing

Our courses provide an excellent supplement to studies taken elsewhere, often filing vital gaps missed by more traditional education. "Professional Practice for Consultants" for example, shows you how to actually set up, establish and operate a successful consultancy. All too often we see graduates with skills that are in demand, but they simply haven't been taught how to market and deliver them....this course develops those skills.


Resources here include:

Distance Education courses in Starting a Small Business, Business Studies, Business Operations, Bookkeeping, Financial Management Office Practices, Management, Sales Management, Advertising and Promotions, Supervision, Industrial Psychology, Business Planning, Marketing Systems and more.

ACS provides distance education, video training, and on line studies to students worldwide (in over 50 countries. These include both short hobby courses and formal certificates, advanced certificates, associate diplomas, diplomas and advanced diplomas.

Certificates and diplomas, internationally recognised and accredited through IARC.
ACS courses provide unique education at a higher academic standard than many vocational courses, but more relevant to the real world than what many university courses often provide.

ACS Distance Education Home Study College, offers over 400 external study, online training courses and home study courses; including online business certificates, online computer courses, short courses and other flexible learning and alternative education choices.  Internationally recognised by the International Accreditation and Recognition Council.