Learn how important plants are to human life and global sustainability.
Plants are very important to more industries than what most people imagine; from pharmaceuticals to pollution control and construction to tourism.
Through this qualification, you learn to understand plants, and grow your awareness of how and where that knowledge may be applied in business for commercial and social benefits in the modern world.
Note that each module in the Proficiency Award 3 in Applied Plant Sciences is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.
BE MORE THAN A BOTANIST OR ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENTIST
In the past, people who worked with plant science were commonly classically trained at university as a botanist or environmental scientist.
The world is not what it used to be though, and it is changing faster than ever. It will continue to change, and for sustained success through your working life, you need to become "connected" and remain "connected", so you see and adapt to change, as it continues to happen.
How You Learn
This course is very practical, experiential learning. By encountering what you learn in a variety of different contexts, your learning is reinforced as you progress through your studies: and that means it becomes embedded in your longer term memory, and is less likely to be forgotten than what might be learned in shorter knowledge or competency based courses.
This course establishes sound practical skills and knowledge about working with plants; but more importantly, also fosters your awareness of the real world, and where a knowledge of plant science can be applied commercially. It fosters your networking with the scientific and business communities, and raises your awareness of how what you learn can be applied in industry for business opportunity as well as social and environmental benefits.
|ACS Distance Education holds an Educational Membership with the ATA|
|ACS is a Member of the Complementary Medicine Association|
|Member of Study Gold Coast, Education Network|
|ACS Global Partner - Affiliated with colleges in seven countries around the world.|
|Member Nursery and Garden Industry Association|
|ACS is recognised by the International Accreditation and Recognition Council|
|ACS is a Preferred Member Training Provider with the Australian Institute of Horticulture. ACS students meeting AIH criteria can join AIH as a Category 2 student member. http://www.aih.org.au/|