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Articles and advice on education and training from the academic staff at ACS Distance Education
Brand New Food and Beverage Operations Course. Learn more about food and beverage operations in cafes, catering, coffee shops and restaurants.
 

Blogging is something that has grown substantially in recent years. With the current global situation, COVID-19, never mind other changes around the world, many people are choosing to share their experiences with others through blogging.

A blog is an online diary for some, as a way of sharing their experiences and thoughts. 

 
What is becoming very clear to employers, whether they are large institutions or small garden maintenance companies, is that there is a severe skills shortage in the horticultural profession.  There is an urgent need for trained and motivated horticulturalists with skills ranging from lawns to maintaining ponds. 
 
Anyone who works with plants should understand how critical it is to have an understanding of plant taxonomy and plant identification. Our new 100-hour course offers a unique opportunity to study plants and gain an understanding of the scientific systems of classification and naming conventions.
 

Principal of ACS Distance Education, John Mason, looks at the current changes in education from an Australian perspective.

Whilst many parts of the higher education industry are in turmoil, this does not mean all of the industry is in decline as a whole. Some parts of the industry are experiencing rapid growth.

How then can the industry evolve as a whole to suit learners and employer demands?