DESIGN YOUR OWN COURSE- CUSTOMISE YOUR LEARNING

ACS Distance Education offers around 400 short courses or modules (100 hours in duration). These modules can be taken as stand alone courses, or they can be bundled into a learning program designed to meet your own very specific needs or interests.

There are two options for creating a learning program to suit your needs:

 

A. LEARNING PROGRAM TIERS

We have 3 structured learning program tiers that you can select.

1/  500 hour Specialist Award- Self Designed

A Specialist Award is for people who already have a “foundation” knowledge of a subject; but who wish to undertake limited specialist study in that field. This award allows you to specialise and deepen skills and knowledge without making a commitment to a full certificate.

Requires: 3 modules (combined nominal duration of at least 300 hours). PLUS 200 hours of work experience or industry meetings. There is one exam for each module. Exams fees are an additional and are $55 (in Australia) $50 (Outside Australia).

Prerequisites: A reputable certificate or longer study program; or significant industry experience which demonstrates a foundation knowledge in the subject; or equivalent (contact school for more information).
Modules can be used as credits toward longer programs.

 

2/ 600 hour Certificate - Self Designed
This tier would be generally considered suitable for:

  • Entry level positions in new careers

  • Broadening  skills and knowledge already gained in on-the-job training or in previous studies

  • Enhancing prospects and entry into a new professional area.

  • Pursuing a range of career opportunities within management with appropriate work experience and module selection.

  • Running your own business or consultancy

Requires: 6 modules (combined nominal duration of at least 600 hours). There is one exam for each module. Exams fees are an additional and are $55 (in Australia) $50 (Outside Australia).

 

3/ 900 hour Advanced Certificate- Self Designed
This would normally be considered suitable for a supervisory role and for:

  • Broadening  skills and knowledge already gained in on-the-job training or in previous studies

  • Enhancing prospects and entry into a new professional area.

  • Pursuing a range of career opportunities within management with appropriate work experience and module selection.

  • Running your own business or consultancy

Requires: 9 modules (combined nominal duration of at least 900 hours). There is one exam for each module. Exams fees are an additional and are $55 (in Australia) $50 (Outside Australia).

 

CREATE YOUR OWN COURSE IN 4 EASY STEPS:

1. Select your modules that you would like to study. If you need help choosing the modules we can help you here.

2. Enrol in your award course through the relevant link below (pay the course fees and complete your information). Indicate your modules in the space provided on the enrolment form or email them to [email protected] NB. Selections can be changed anytime before your first assignment is submitted for the module/s you want to change.

500hr Specialist Award - self designed

600hr Certificate - self designed

900hr Advanced Certificate - self designed

3. Before your enrolment is processed an Academic Officer will check your module selection and may suggest alternatives where appropriate.

4. If you choose the online study method, you will be given access to your course as soon as your enrolment has been processed. If you select other learning methods, you receive your course information in the post.


 

B. FREESTYLE LEARNING BUNDLE

You can create a personalised learning bundle by combining 2 to 25 or more 100hr modules. There are discounts for bundling modules.

Our learning bundles are a great way to put together the modules that suit your specific goals and learning needs. It is also more cost effective than studying each module separately.

  • Exams are optional. If you sit exams you will receive a Statement of Attainment for each module
  • If you choose not to sit exams, you will receive a Letter of Completion for each module
  • You can request a progressive Summary of Studies

To find out more about freestyle learning bundles, contact a course advisor at [email protected] or here.

Tell us about your goals and we can help you choose the right modules.