Media Room & Expert Contacts Guide


At ACS Distance Education we’re starting off 2010 with a strong media focus and have some big news to tell you.

We also have a new resource that we hope you'll be able to make regular use of, especially regarding horticulture, gardening and nursery issues.

ACS has developed a new Expert Contacts Guide for use by the media to assist with any quotes or information you may need relating to a huge variety of topics. Our tutors from around Australia, most of whom have current industry positions in their areas of expert knowledge, are available to speak about an almost endless range of topics, in study areas and courses they oversee. (We also have a UK list in development by our UK office which deals with our European students and tutors.)

So if you are writing or researching a specific subject, we encourage you to scan our list of tutors and their expert areas and give us a call at ACS so we can deliver you up-to-date information, research and opinion when required.

It's easy and fast to access - go online to the ACS homepage at and scroll down to the MEDIA ROOM panel. When you click on this it will take you to the Media Room homepage which lists subject areas, and also gives you an option to scan our latest media releases and see our media release library.

If you are looking for feature articles, there is also an ‘Articles’ option highlighted. When clicked, it will take you to an extensive list of articles written for reference or publication by our principal and tutors.

If you have any queries or would like to arrange an interview, please call or email the ACS head office on the Gold Coast on 07) 5562 1088 and ask for our Media and Marketing Officers Denise Hodges (,or Kate Gibson (, or if urgent, ACS Principal John Mason (

All three will be able to direct you to the expert you require. We understand you will be working to a deadline, and will endeavour to arrange what you need as quickly as possible.


ABOUT US: Established in 1979 by John Mason, ACS Distance Education is a leading Australian Distance Education provider which offers over 350 courses via Correspondence, online or on CDs. The Institution has offices in Australia, United Kingdom and is operated through Affiliates in the United States. Its head office is located on the Gold Coast.ACS has educated thousands of full and part-time students, many of whom have gone onto successful employment, both in industry or in their own businesses. Others have used their courses to develop a hobby, or simply broaden their general education. We currently have over 3000 students enrolled from Australia and around the world. The school employs staff in 3 states of Australia, plus the U.K., U.S.A and New Zealand. As such our courses and service have a truly global focus. Courses have been developed with strong industry input from around the world and are continually updated on the basis of surveys undertaken by both current students and graduates every month of the year.

The school holds high the ideals of practical education, emphasizing in all courses those things which are relevant to "real life". Courses offered cater for hobby interest through to formal training in industry and the professions.

EDUCATION PHILOSOPHY: We believe that by providing a different education to main stream vocational colleges and universities, we are able to differentiate our graduates and give them real life advantages over graduates from more traditional institutions.

AFFILIATES: Courses developed by ACS are now licensed to, and used by a network of affiliated colleges around the world. ACS programs in fact form an international education system which is known and respected by leading educationists in a number of countries.
Suggested Reading
The following ebooks have been written by the principal and staff of ACS Distance Education.
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