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Goodbye 2007 !!

Christmas SpecialSeasons Greetings to ALL
The staff at ACS wish you a safe and happy holiday season.

Contents of this Newsletter

1. Christmas Break
2. Christmas Specials

3. Choosing Your Dream Career
4. Mini Courses –Less Cost, Less Commitment
5. Learn to Manage Time and Stress Better
6. Updated Handbook –Electronic Download Available
7. Web Sites
8. Important AAA FarmBis Dates

Christmas SpecialChristmas Break

As usual, the office will be closed for two weeks over Christmas and New year.
Assignments and enrolments will be accepted, but please be prepared for a slower than normal processing over this period. Normal office hours will resume on Monday, January 7th, 2008.

Christmas SpecialChristmas Specials

Complete your enrolment before Christmas in any Certificate course and receive a 10% Discount on Course Fees
To take advantage of this offer:

-Enrol over the phone through the Australian or UK office, and arrange the discount over the phone, or
-Enrol by fax or "snail mail", and write on your enrolment form that you are claiming the discount.

*Only applies if you contact the office on enrolment to claim
*Only applies to the fees processed prior to Christmas 2007. (Note: if  you choose a payment plan that is broken into parts, the 10% discount only applies to that part paid before Christmas 2007.

Check out the courses now!

Christmas SpecialChoosing Your Dream Career

Changing to a new career in 2008? Start planning now!
Your Dream Career?

If you want to be

Start with this course

Eventually Aim for this


Horticulture I or RHS Certificate II

Certificate in Horticulture VHT002


Landscape Designer

Certificate in Garden Design

Diploma in Landscaping


Professional Writer/Journalist Freelance Writing or Certificate in Journalism

Diploma in Journalism

Medical Receptionist

Medical Terminology




Bookkeeping I




Sales Skills or Certificate in Marketing

Diploma in Sales/ Marketing


Web Site Developer

HTML or Certificate in Web Site Development



IT Tech Support


Computer Servicing I, or Proficiency Award in Computer Servicing

Advanced Diploma or Degree

Life Coach or Leisure centre/Health Club Manager

Life Coaching or Fitness Leader Certificate

Associate Diploma or Diploma in Leisure Management


Editor Editing I

Certificate or Diploma



Certificate in Counselling

Diploma in Counselling and Psychology




Human Nutrition I or Certificate in Nutritional Counselling Diploma or Degree
Wildlife Officer Certificate in Wildlife Management



Environmental Consultant Certificate in Environmental Studies



Tour Operator Ecotour Management or Tourism I



Hotel or Bed & Breakfast Manager


Hotel Management, or Running a Bed & Breakfast

Diploma in Hospitality & Tourism


Working with horses Equine Behaviour

Advance Certificate in Apoplied Management(Horses)




Photographic Practice

Certificate in Photography



Graphic Artist Photoshop

Certificate or Diploma


Event manager Event Management



Educator - Running your own school?

Instructional Skill

Certificate in Alternative Education


For more advice on careers, check out profiles to see what different careers are really like at

For FREE personal counselling on careers or course selection, click here


Christmas Special Mini courses - Less Cost, Less Commitment
Have you considered our mini courses?
10 hours of study, $99, enrol at any time.
Self pace your studies! Less cost, less commitment.

…and lots more!

Christmas Special Learn to Manage Time and Stress better!

Tired, Stressed? Two courses that may help:

  • Personal Energy Management has been developed by Ameria's leading expert on the subject.

    Learn to manage your energy level to get the most from every day
  • Stress Management - Updated and expanded recently by leading Health Scientist, Alison Sweet.

Christmas Special Download the latest version of our Handbook (recently revised)

Christmas Special
UK Handbook - click here
Australian Handbook - click here

Christmas SpecialWebsite news

Lots of additions/changes for your holiday browsing!

1. Major upgrade to
Check it out - The whole site has been rewritten in state of the art, ASP.NET2, which
means it runs faster!

2. Bookshop
The range of titles has increased around 33% over the past month - so there's now more to choose from! And remember, if you are an ACS student, in our bookshop, you can claim your 10% student discount!

3. Webphotos
More photos to choose from, more articles to read!

4. Student magazine - For your holiday reading
Click to see some great articles written by ACS students.

If you are an ACS student or staff member and would like to submit an article, please do so!
Send your articles to [email protected] (with the subject “Student/Staff Article Submission”.)

WHY? Getting published like this can in fact help further your career. This is a unique opportunity we have put in place to help our students get an “edge” in the publishing industry.

Christmas SpecialImportant AAA FarmBis Dates

AAA FarmBis is part of the Australian Government's Agriculture Advancing Australia(AAA) package.
The program provides financial assistance to primary producers and rural land managers to undertake business and natural resource management training and education activities.

ACS offers certificates that are eligible for FarmBis funding.

Key FarmBis Dates:
To assist ACS in planning your training activities for next year, here is a reminder of the imporantant dates for the AAA FarmBis program in Queensland:

31 March 2008: Closing date for applications for subsidy
30 June 2008: all training completed
14 July 2008: All claims for funding received by QRAA.


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