PROFESSIONAL & INDUSTRY ORGANISATIONS
Joining a Professional or Industry organization is a very real way of benefiting your career.
How memberships may benefit you:
- Provides additional credentials (Often membership is only open to people who meet certain criteria such as an approved qualification and or certain)
- Often allows you to put additional letters after your name
- Provides networking opportunities
- Provides business opportunities
- Gives you a say in development of an industry (eg. Such bodies are often given opportunities to input into government)
- Information or advisory services
Note: Every organization has it’s own distinct purpose and mix of services that are provided to the membership. Some are geared to support their members businesses more than others. Others may focus more strongly on professional development opportunities
A range of professional bodies accept ACS students (from appropriate courses) as members.
- ACS encourages students to join and become active (where relevant) with the following organizations.
- ACS or one (or more) of it's staff hold membership with most of the bodies listed.
British Institute for Learning and Development
The school has been a member for many years
Study Gold Coast (Australia)
The school is a long term member of Study Gold Coast
Complementary Medicine Association ACS is a member of the Complementary Medicine Association (CMA) in the UK
ACS students in the UK and Aus can join NOW. Find out how you can be a member here .
Alternative Technology Association
The school has been a member of the ATA sine the 1990's
Permaculture Association (UK)
The school is a member of the Permaculture Association
Nursery and Garden Industry Association
The school has been a member of the Nursery Industry Assoc. since 1992
Association for Coaching
ACS is an Organisational Member of this body.
Australian Institute of Horticulture
The principal, John Mason, is a fellow of AIH. ACS holds Training Provider status with the AIH and is now listed as a Preferred Member Training Provider. As such, ACS students who meet AIH criteria are entitled to subscribe to AIH as the Category 2 Student member. www.aih.org.au
Royal Horticultural Society
ACS has been delivering RHS Qualifications by distance education since the 1990's www.rhs.org.uk
Parks & Leisure Australia
The principal, John Mason is a fellow of PLA, and has been a member since 1974.
Chartered Institute of Horticulture
The principal, John Mason, is a fellow of IOH
International Society of Horticultural Science
The principal is a member of ISHS.
www.ishs.org or www.actahort.org
International Plant Propagators Society
The principal, John Mason, has been a member of IPPS since the late 1980's
International Herb Association
We have been a member of the IHA since the 1980's
Australian Council of Health, Physical Education and Recreation.
The principal, John Mason, has been a member of ACHPER since 1977
Australian Society of Authors
The principal, John Mason has been a member of ASA, since 1988
Horticultural Media Association
Our principal, John Mason is a foundation member of the HMA
Garden Media Guild (UK)
The principal, John Mason is a full member of the GMG
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