Certificate In Applied Science

Learn about biochemistry, botany, psychopharmacology, anatomy, physiology, nutrition and much more! This course provides a foundation in applied science, with options to select a specialisation (plant, animal, environmental or health).

Course CodeVSC001
Fee CodeCT
Duration (approx)600 hours

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Learn how science can be applied to Health, Technology and Commerce

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  • Work at your own pace and focus on things of greater interest to you.
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From the amateur scientist to people working in scientific fields this course is bound to interest and add knowledge.
The Certificate qualification consists of 6 modules that can be chosen from the list below:

See the options listed below.
Other options may also be approved provided they relate to the broad aim of giving you an improved ability to work in the applied sciences.


Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the Certificate In Applied Science.
 Professional Practice in Counselling BPS207
Elective ModulesIn addition to the core modules, students study any 5 of the following 29 modules.
 Anatomy II (Human) BSC112
 Biochemistry I (Animal and Human) BSC103
 Biopsychology I BPS108
 Botany I (Plant Physiology And Taxonomy) BSC104
 Cell Biology BSC110
 Human Anatomy & Physiology (Human Biology 1A) BSC101
 Human Nutrition 1 BRE102
 Physiology II (Human) BSC111
 Research Project I BGN102
 Vertebrate Zoology BEN104
 Biochemistry II (Plant & Animal) BSC203
 Bioenergetics (Human Biology IB) BSC201
 Biopsychology II BPS204
 Botany II (Plant Growth and Development) BSC204
 Healthy Buildings I (Building Construction & Health) BSS200
 Human Nutrition II BRE202
 Muscles & Movement (Human Biology II) BSC202
 Research Project II BGN201
 Therapeutic Nutrition BRE211
 Biochemistry III (Animal Processes) BSC303
 Cardiorespiratory Performance (Human Biology III) BSC301
 Children's Nutrition BRE304
 Healthy Buildings II (Building Environment & Health) BSS300
 Human Nutrition III BRE302
 Neuropsychology BPS306
 Psychopharmacology (Drugs & Psychology) BPS302
 Sports Nutrition BRE303
 Statistics BSC304
 Technical Writing (Advanced) BWR301

Note that each module in the Certificate In Applied Science is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.

What you learn through ACS Applied Science Studies

An ACS Certificate or Diploma in Applied Science is designed to provide foundation knowledge beyond secondary education, but with a greater relevance to the practical workplace than academic type university studies. Our qualifications can also be used to bridge the gap between a specific qualification and the needs of a certain position. For example, whilst an irrigation equipment salesperson might be qualified in sales, they might choose to study a Certificate in Applied Science with a major in horticulture to give them that “foundation knowledge” that will allow them to answer those difficult questions from clients. A qualified nurse might take a Certificate in Applied Science with a major in nutrition to increase their ability to advise patients on dietary changes as part of an overall treatment program.

Employment Opportunities
Getting a job in today; world is determined not only by the sort of qualification you have, but also your personality, presentation, attitude, experience, interests, and ability to adapt to new challenges.

With an ACS qualification in Applied Science, you are better prepared to enter a science oriented workplace, learn faster on the job, and become a more useful employee within a shorter period of time.

There are in fact fewer jobs today (per capita) that require a degree than there were in the past. Despite this, today more than in the past, employers do tend to seek certain specific knowledge and skills in employees.

How do Employers Think?
A qualification that has required hard work to attain will be an indication to an employer that you have a certain level of drive and commitment.

An understanding of the industry and discipline which the job encompasses will indicate that you are more likely to learn faster and become useful to the employer sooner. We design our courses with these things in mind.

Where Might a Certificate or Diploma Lead?
  • Certificates are generally going to lead you to being an “assistant” of some kind. Whilst it varies, assistants in the field of science might become employed as laboratory assistants and technical assistants.
  • Diplomas generally offer the possibility of a position of greater responsibility (although some diploma graduates might never move beyond an assistant position). People with Diplomas might become Technical Officers, Technical Advisors, Freelance Consultants (in some fields), and Technical Sales Managers.
  • If you complete a Diploma first, you may then apply to continue studies toward a diploma, and credit will be awarded for modules already passed in your certificate.


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