Science Courses


Scientific learning is critical to human advancement – those who understand and are connected to scientific advancements have an edge -in work and life. Our courses offer opportunities to learn at a level and depth not commonly found outside of university. Flexible, experience based learning. Entry to Professional Development.

Advanced Certificate in Applied Animal Science   
Advanced Certificate in Applied Anima...

Learn the biology, taxonomy, anatomy and physiology of wildlife, pets and farm animals. Understand the relevance and applications for science with animal manage...

9 modules
900 hours
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Advanced Certificate in Applied Plant Science   
Advanced Certificate in Applied Plant...

Learn to work with plants in horticulture, environmental management, forestry or science. Understand the science that underpins modern plant based industries, a...

9 modules
900 hours
Advanced Certificate
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Advanced Certificate in Applied Sciences   
Advanced Certificate in Applied Sciences

Study online to work in life sciences roles. Learn about how chemical, physical and biological sciences are applied in real life situations.

900 hours
Advanced Certificate
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Advanced Certificate in Botany   
Advanced Certificate in Botany

A comprehensive and advanced course of study in botanical science. Understand the chemistry, anatomy and physiology of plants as a foundation to work in plant s...

9 modules
900 hours
Advanced Certificate
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Anatomy II (Human)   
Anatomy II (Human)

Learn about the physical structures of the human body with this online anatomy course. Learn about the differences between tissues and organs. Study the renal, ...

7 lessons
100 hours
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Artificial Intelligence   
Artificial Intelligence

AI makes use of deep learning and machine learning, while trying to resolve an issue logically in its own programming language. AI has an enormous number of app...

8 lessons
100 hours
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Biochemistry I (Animal and Human)   
Biochemistry I (Animal and Human)

Study biochemistry with this online self-paced course. Learn the foundations of chemistry, the composition of animal cells, important cellular processes, and more.

10 lessons
100 hours
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Biochemistry I (Plants)   
Biochemistry I (Plants)

Study biochemistry - the chemistry of living things - focusing on plants. Foundation course for anyone working with plants: from gardeners to research assistants.

9 lessons
100 hours
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Biochemistry II (Plant & Animal)   
Biochemistry II (Plant & Animal)

Intermediate level online biochemistry course. Study the structure and dynamics of proteins, the role of enzymes and hormones, and more.

9 lessons
100 hours
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Biochemistry III (Animal Processes)   
Biochemistry III (Animal Processes)

Learn about biochemistry and its application to animal systems, such as DNA structure, energy processing, and more.

10 lessons
100 hours
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Biochemistry III (Plant Processes)   
Biochemistry III (Plant Processes)

Expand your understanding of plant biochemical processes. A valuable course for horticulturists, farmers, plant scientists or anyone involved in growing plants.

11 lessons
100 hours
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Bioenergetics (Human Biology IB)   
Bioenergetics (Human Biology IB)

Learn more about how the body acquires, processes and uses energy for better fitness, sporting and work performance and overall health. Professional development...

7 lessons
100 hours
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Botany I (Plant Physiology And Taxonomy)   
Botany I (Plant Physiology And Taxonomy)

Learn about plant physiology and taxonomy. For anyone working with plants, including horticulturalists, agriculturalists, environmental managers and plant scien...

10 lessons
100 hours
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Botany II (Plant Growth and Development)   
Botany II (Plant Growth and Development)

Learn the principles of plant physiology and their practical applications in this advanced botany course. A valuable course to understand plant growth.

10 lessons
100 hours
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Cardiorespiratory Performance (Human Biology III)   
Cardiorespiratory Performance (Human ...

Learn cardio respiratory health and biology studying the heart and vascular biology. Gain better understanding for sports performance - for sports coaches or he...

7 lessons
100 hours
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Cell Biology   
Cell Biology

Study cell biology by distance education. Learning the physiology and anatomy of living cells, tissues, the nucleus, cytoplasm, and more.

10 lessons
100 hours
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Certificate In Applied Science   
Certificate In Applied Science

Study Certificate in Applied Science online. Specialise in plant, animal, environmental or health. Work in science-related jobs with minimal formal study.

600 hours
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Certificate in Plant Science   
Certificate in Plant Science

This course provides a broad understanding of how plants function and grow, covering botany, ecology and pathology. It also builds on your ability to solve prob...

6 modules
600 hours
Certificate
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Climate Science   
Climate Science

Learn how climate functions to better understand weather conditions and patterns. A useful course for farmers, environmentalists, land managers, and a foundat...

8 lessons
100 hours
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Drone Technology   
Drone Technology

Online course to help you understand more about drones. Learn about the different uses of drones in various tasks and different industries.

9 lessons
100 hours
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Electronics   
Electronics

Learn the theory and applications for electronics - a foundation for working with electrical systems from battery operated devices and computers to audio visual...

9 lessons
100 hours
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Engineering I - Machinery & Equipment   
Engineering I - Machinery & Equipment

Study machines and tools online – how they are built, what they do, servicing and applications in horticulture and agriculture. Study power tools & equipment, t...

8 lessons
100 hours
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Engineering II - Engineering Applications   
Engineering II - Engineering Applicat...

Study engineering applications online. Learn surveying, drainage, earth moving, environmental control in greenhouses, applications in agriculture and horticulture.

9 lessons
100 hours
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Environmental Chemistry   
Environmental Chemistry

Develop your understanding of chemistry, the impact chemicals have on ecosystems, and how this relates to the environment as a whole.

8 lessons
100 hours
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Genetic Applications   
Genetic Applications

Learn how genetics can be applied to animal, plant industries and health sciences. Understand techniques and technologies for genetic applications including pla...

10 lessons
100 hours
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Genetics   
Genetics

Study Genetics -build a foundation for the future. Genetics is the future in horticulture, agriculture, health science and environmental management.

10 lessons
100 hours
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Geology   
Geology

Learn about geology - rocks, minerals, structural geology, geobiology, geophysics, geochemistry, groundwater hydrology, and applications including geological su...

9 lessons
100 hours
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Gut Microbiome Management (Human)   
Gut Microbiome Management (Human)

Life changing online course teaches management of the gut microbiome for superior wellbeing. Learn to manage the gut microbiome for improved health outcomes, st...

8 lessons
100 hours
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Human Anatomy & Physiology (Human Biology 1A)   
Human Anatomy & Physiology (Human Bio...

Online foundation course in human biology. Learn about cells & tissues, the skeleton, muscles, nerves and more. Work in health science or fitness.

6 lessons
100 hours
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Introduction to Forensics   
Introduction to Forensics

Learn about the scope and nature of forensic science - how modern science can be applied to law, to aid with solving crimes. An introductory course with relevan...

10 lessons
100 hours
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Medical Terminology   
Medical Terminology

Study medical language at home to understand the structure of medical terms. Learn by distance education to work as a medical administrator, medical secretary o...

10 lessons
100 hours
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Microbiology   
Microbiology

Study microbiology and its application to human and animal health. Excellent as a bridging course, an introduction to science, this course is also useful for th...

9 lessons
100 hours
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Muscles & Movement (Human Biology II)   
Muscles & Movement (Human Biology II)

Learn about the human muscular system - how we move and how strength and performance can be improved. Professional development training for fitness, sports, phy...

8 lessons
100 hours
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Nanotechnology   
Nanotechnology

Learn how microscopic particles are manipulated to develop nanoscale materials for diverse applications across a wide range of scientific fields.

9 lessons
100 hours
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Physics   
Physics

Study physics at home by distance education to understand physical sciences and study or work in physics or engineering.

10 lessons
100 hours
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Physics II (Applied Physics)   
Physics II (Applied Physics)

Physics forms a foundation for many professions such as engineering, construction and architecture. In this course, we will discuss electricity, power generatio...

10 lessons
100 hours
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Physiology II (Human)   
Physiology II (Human)

Study human physiology for applied health science, medicine, or fitness; learning by distance education, about Menbrane transport, Cellular metabolism, Cellula...

9 lessons
100 hours
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Plant Conservation   
Plant Conservation

Study plant conservation online. Professional development course for anyone working in or with a passion for plants, the environment, land management and conser...

9 lessons
100 hours
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Plant Ecology   
Plant Ecology

Study botanical science for a career or job with plants and environmental management; learn how plants interact with each other and their environment.

8 lessons
100 hours
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Robotics   
Robotics

Develop a foundation for understanding robotics, and potential applications for robots. Learn about types of robots, their components, how they work, maintenanc...

8 lessons
100 hours
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Soil and Water Chemistry   
Soil and Water Chemistry

Study soil and water chemistry. Learn about the complex interactions of soil and water in the environment and their applications in agriculture, health and envi...

10 lessons
100 hours
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Statistics   
Statistics

Online course in statistics & statistical methods, learn data collection and processing, determining trends, calculations, distributions central tendency.

10 lessons
100 hours
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Vertebrate Zoology   
Vertebrate Zoology

Study Zoological Science and animal biology online. Learning the taxonomy and classification of birds, reptiles and mammals; their anatomy and physiology.

11 lessons
100 hours
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