We have received fabulous feedback from thousands of students. Here is just a sample of what our students say …
I appreciate your support and guidance!
“Thanks, I reveived my original Certificate and Transcript of Certificate III in Children’s Services by post.
I appreciate your support and guidance through out my study and thank the college for giving me an opportunity to lift my skill and knowledge up to the competent level.”
Ranjana Modi, Victoria, Certificate III in Children’s Services
Excellent service and support!
“I have received excellent service and support from everyone at the college, for which I am extremely grateful.”
Mrs Sarah Butfield, Tasmania, Freelance Magazine Writing & Editing
The course was fantastic!
“I would like to thank everyone at Australian College for giving me the opportunity to further my education with such a high standard.
I successfully completed Counselling Skills 1 course with flying colours! The course was fantastic and has really opened my eyes and helped with future employment options.”
Mrs Charlene Lee, South Australia, Counselling Skills I
I am already doing written work for websites!
“Happy to have achieved my Diploma of Journalism (Sports Writing and Match Reporting).
My next goals are to:
- Get a website happening
- Start my own business
- Work for a newspaper
I am already doing written work for websites: www.riverlandsuperdogsfootball.com, www.countryfooty.com.au and www.footyalmanac.com.au”
Mr Nicholas Kossatch, South Australia, Sports Journalism & Match Reporting
I loved this course!
“I had two fantastic tutors whose advice and support helped me so much, so a big thank you to them!
I loved this course; it opened my eyes to what I am capable of and the day I received my certificate in the mail,
well it was the best feeling ever as when I started the course I didn’t think I’d be able to do it.”
Alison Schmiede, Queensland, Starting & Managing Your Own Business (Certificate IV in Small Business Management)
Working in a childcare center!
“After raising two children at home I decided to re-enter the workforce by enrolling in the Certficate III in Children’s Services.
I am very proud of myself because I have now achieved two of my goals: I have completed the course with good marks and am also working in a childcare centre.
Thank you Australian College for helping me achieve my dreams.”
Jacinta Hanscomb, Western Australia, Certified Nanny & Childcare Course (Certificate III in Children’s Services)
“I achieved my goal!
This course has allowed me to get my dream job as a wedding planner/events coordinator.”
Lauren Hobden, Tasmania, Professional Wedding Planning & Consulting Course
Win an Apple iPad for Christmas Competition
Congratulations to Jodey Urquhart of Queensland. Jodey is the winner of the 2010 Win an Apple iPad for Christmas Competition.
“I’m so excited. I can’t believe it. Thank you so much.”
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Jodey is interested in the Introduction to Psychology Course and would like to use her iPad for her studies.
Jodey Urquhart, Queensland
Annual Win a Course Scholarship Competition
Congratulations to David Graham of Victoria. Graham is the winner of the 2010 Win a Course Scholarship Competition.
“Thanks for the great news! I can’t believe this has come at a time as only last week I dug out my Digital SLR on holiday and started to re-kindle my passion for photography. Synchronicity at work !
I can’t wait to get stuck in with a structured learning program.”
David Graham, Victoria, Mastering Digital Photography
I secured a job!
“I secured a job.
After completing my work experience my supervisor said she was really impressed with my work and the level of my tutorials, and she offered me full-time work when I receive my certificate. It was wonderful surprise.”
Domenique Solomos, Victoria, Certificate III in Children’s Services
I have had multiple pieces of writing published in magazines!
“I wanted to email to voice my thanks to the College for this course. I have had multiple pieces of writing published in magazines and literary journals including HomeLife USA, Parenting Express, 5×5 Literary and Footprints Magazine. My latest work, a poem titled ‘I Am From’, will be published in the Rose & Thorm literary journal.
Tabitha Bird, Queensland, Creative Writing
I have been offered a full-time position!
“Just wanted to let you know that as a result of my successful work experience placement with Mudgeeraba Travelworld, I have been offered a full time position with this company!
I have just completed my first week and it has been fantastic!
I was fortunate to be in the right place at the right time and thanks to the College and the course that I have been doing I have now been able to realise my lifelong dream of becoming a travel agent! I will still be finishing the diploma of course as it will be a valuable tool in my promising future.
I will no longer require the insurance the college offers for work placement, so just wanted to let you know.
I really feel that doing the work experience has been the catalyst to securing this position so I feel that perhaps this might help other students who may be struggling to find a position in this industry. Thanks for the support.”
Melanie Peacock, Queensland, Global Travel Consulting & Airline Reservations
I secured a job!
“I secured a job. A friend has asked me to proofread a book she is writing!”
Fiona Tyson, New South Wales, Copy-editing & Proofreading
I have commenced my own photography business!
“I have commenced my own photography business! I learnt so much about photography. Excellent course, well structured, easy to follow. Thank you.”
Leahanna Stevens, Queensland, Professional Photography for Beginners
I have sold a story and images!
“So far I have sold a story and images to the Sunday Tasmania and the Sunday Examiner, have an article and images waiting for possible publication with Tasmania 40 South, and am in the process of writing and photographing for an article for Tasmanian Fishing News. All thanks to the information gained from this course.”
Garry Richardson, Tasmania, Travel Writing & Photography
I am a Finalist!
“I entered in the Keddies Pastoral photographic competition; thought you might like to know I am a Finalist. I am stoked and flattered to be chosen as a Finalist. It’s the first competition I have ever entered!”
Michelle Carroll, Queensland, Professional Photography for Beginners
I sold an article!
“I sold an article titled ‘A gnome among the gumtrees’ in the spring edition of the Get Up & Go magazine. I won a photo competition in the Way2Go magazine. I have had many photographs printed in the Riverina Herald and Red Gum Courier newspapers.
A great course!”
Robert Wright, Victoria, Travel Writing & Photography
The course material and college feedback from my tutor was excellent and professional!
“I have gained a lot of skills and knowledge to assist me in our own business. I learnt marketing skills and how to set up a website , which I will be using in our existing business.
The course material and college feedback from my tutor was excellent and professional. I am looking forward to my next course.”
Mary Bain, Western Australia, Starting & Managing Your Own Business
I have started a business!
“I have started a business called ‘Green Bear Editing’ and have been doing freelance work on books, articles and websites!”
Karen Drury, New South Wales, Professional Book Editing, Proofreading & Publishing
I had my first children’s novel published!
“I completed both the professional writing for children and the editing courses and have recently had my first children’s novel published!”
Ashley Howland, South Australia, Professional Children’s Writing and Professional Book Editing, Proofreading & Publishing
I have my own photography business!
“I really enjoyed the course. I learnt so much and am thankful for the excellent support I got from my tutor. I gained lots of confidence and the course enabled me to identify my weaknesses and develop my strengths.
I have won awards in shows, been paid for my photographs, and my photographs are being exhibited in galleries. What’s more, I now have my own photography business shooting portraits, weddings and specialist animal photography.
My career is never ending and I learn something new every day. Photography opened my eyes beyond the imaginary. I am so thoroughly enjoying my rewarding and fulfilling career.”
Sharon Fitzgerald, Queensland, Advanced Digital Photography Pro Edition
I sold my story!
“I sold my story and won a competition. I feel very excited that I have achieved my goal. Thank you.”
Youliana Barsoom, New South Wales , Freelance Journalism
Just got published!
“I just got published in Australian Traveller magazine! Thank you.”
Michele Maddison, Queensland, Travel Writing & Photography
I now have a qualification for my passion in life and doing what I love!
“When I started my course I had just started working for a new builder in the role of colour consultant and interior design and selections but never had the training or qualification. I was immediately given the task of completely furnishing and decorating, along with designing an outdoor area and landscaping, their new Display Home.
Over the months in the lead up to opening the Display I worked through my Interior Design & Decorating Course and put my knowledge to use in finishing the home. We were awarded two QLD Master Builders Awards for the home. I feel that the confidence I gained from my course was a contributing factor in this fantastic result.
I have had great fun completing the Interior Design & Decorating Course through Australian College and have gained so much more knowledge and confidence by having done so. The high standard and professionalism of the college and my tutor is to be commended. I looked forward to receiving the personal letters and feedback from my tutor after each assignment, which highlighted my weaknesses as well as encouraging my strengths and offering constructive advice.
I am now in the process of setting up my own business and am looking forward to the challenge! We can achieve what ever it is we want providing we have the motivation and the encouragement and I feel I have been given that from Australian College so, Thank You.
We have to do what we love to love what we do!”
Susan Sharpe, Queensland, Interior Design & Decorating
I have secured a position!
“You will be happy to know I have secured a position as a training coordinator with a government department. They are aware that I haven’t finished my course as yet, but as you can see by this email I am keen to do so.
I would like to add that if anyone needs to confirmation of the benefits of doing a course like this I am pleased to pass on my comments. I’m very happy with the training and content, and the student services support staff are always helpful.
Thank you for your ongoing support and help in developing my skills to move into a position that I had only dreamed of having.”
Ron Taylor, New South Wales, National Trainer & Assessor
It’s good news …
“It’s good news … I was a winner in the Intertype Design proofreading competition!
I also want to say that I am enjoying the course very much and appreciate the guidance and feedback from my tutor.”
Steven Edmonds, New South Wales, Professional Book Editing, Proofreading & Publishing
I found a job in travel!
“Firstly I would like to say that I have found a job in the travel industry as a Reservation Sales Consultant. I have 3 months training. It’s great experience and entry into travel.
If it was not for the Australian College I would not have got the job. I want to thank you very much.”
Hassanien Saleh, New South Wales, Travel Consulting & Airline Reservations
It took me 33 years to find what I love doing . . .
“I am enjoying the course and I have swapped emails with someone else on the forum who is also doing it. What I like about the course is that you DO stuff; it’s not like a lot of theoretical university courses where you do a 4,000 word essay on postmodern art theory etc. Of course, some theory is important and the notes do cover things that are useful to know.
My only regret is that it took me 33 years of life to find what I love doing: creating graphics.”
Andrew, Victoria, Professional Graphic Design & Desktop Publishing
My dream job … thank you …
“I completed a Diploma of Tourism in Airlines Reservations and Travel Consulting, last year, which I really enjoyed. I just wanted to let you know that I was lucky enough to secure a job with Qantas as a check-in customer service agent at Brisbane Airport. I started there on the 17th of December and I’m loving it!
Doing the course, along with my previous customer service experience from Conrad Jupiters Casino, helped me get my dream job… thank you…”
Elani Sobey, Queensland, Global Travel Consulting & Airline Reservations
“An extremely well presented course. A great deal of thought and time has clearly gone into the preparation of the course materials.
Fantastic support from the course tutor who provided the encouragement a home-study course demands. Support staff and administration always there to help out with any queries when needed.
Great value for money! I would recommend this course to anyone!”
Anthony Galvin, New South Wales, Professional Bookkeeping & MYOB
A very enjoyable course!
“Thank you very much for all your help. All the College staff have made my course a very enjoyable one and I want to sincerely thank you for that.
I believe this won’t be the last course for me to undertake with the College. I certainly look forward, and in fact I can hardly wait to receive my graduation pack. Many thanks once again.”
Lemmy Alufurai, Solomon Islands, International Travel Consulting
Well above what I expected!
“This course is well above what I had expected. The tutorials are clear and concise and assignments are returned with good feedback in a timely manner. I have recommended the College to many interested friends.”
Ceril Pereira, Victoria, Copyediting and Proofreading
My expectations of the course were high and I wasn’t disappointed!
“The Bookkeeping and MYOB Course was most enjoyable. Course presentation was excellent and easy to follow. My expectations of the course were high and I wasn’t disappointed. The knowledge I have gained will definitely enhance my future employment prospects.”
Linda Walch, Queensland, Professional Bookkeeping & MYOB
A genuine desire to see me achieve my goals.
“I found my tutor to be encouraging, patient and most helpful. His advice, due to his experience, was most valuable and I believe he has a genuine desire to see me achieve my goals.”
Lindley Bill Deacon, Victoria, Novel Writing & Getting Published
They just don’t compare to ACQ!
“I feel the student focus of Australian College is excellent. I have done distance education with several other colleges and they just don’t compare to Australian College.
The eCampus, the contact, the caring, is the best I have ever experienced.”
Karina Mastrosavas, South Australia, Advanced Freelance Journalism
“I feel I have to write to you and express my sincere appreciation for the wonderful guidance and knowledge your Freelance Journalism course imparts. I am currently following the course and applying some of the tips taught in my area of work.
I just had to write and thank you for the great work you are doing in conducting these courses. I can certainly say that, having completed 11 assignments, I seem to have an edge in this area in comparison to my colleagues at work.
I am glad I enrolled at AC and now very keen to graduate!
With sincere appreciation.”
Janice Corera, Sri Lanka, Advanced Freelance Journalism
Your course is amazing!
“I have just finished proofreading my first book for a publishing company! Inspirational stuff. I’ve also picked up some work running seminars for people in the public service.
Your course is amazing – I’ve never done anything where I could just pick up work before this!
Fiona Bucknall, Queensland, Professional Book Editing, Proofreading & Publishing
Gave me the confidence …
“I took the Diploma of Professional Book Editing, Proofreading and Publishing to find out what kinds of jobs were available in the editing and publishing fields and to develop the skills necessary to enter it. The ongoing feedback and support from the College in this practical, skills-based course was very encouraging and enabled me to quickly identify my weaknesses and develop my strengths.
This course has given me the confidence to undertake further study and change careers mid-life. I have been accepted into the 2007 Graduate Diploma of Arts program at the University of Queensland, majoring in writing, editing and publishing.
The proofreading and editing skills I now have, as well as the insights I have gained into the industry and how to establish my own small business; will hold me in very good stead for my further study and new career.”
Fiona Bucknall, Queensland, Professional Book Editing, Proofreading & Publishing
I just turned my passion into a profession!
“The course was absolutely fantastic. It has given me enough knowledge to learn for myself from here on. The tutor, in particular, was excellent. He encouraged me to excel and at the same time corrected me and gave me another perspective.
I really enjoyed this course. I would recommend it to anyone who would like to take up a hobby or start in the field. With me, I just turned my passion into a profession. Oh, and I am already enrolled in another course.”
Amber Khanna, Western Australia, Digital Photography
Of the highest standard!
“I was Office Manager for a vocational training company that provided full-time, part-time and correspondence courses in veterinary nursing. So I am probably ‘pickier’ than most.
The service provided by the College has been of the highest standard professional in every aspect. I was particularly impressed with the quality of the feedback from my tutors and the personal letter accompanying each returned assignment was appreciated. Keep up the good work! Guess what, I’ve got my first editing job coming up. Thanks guys!”
Karen Hudson, Western Australia, Professional Book Editing, Proofreading & Publishing
“I photographed my first wedding a couple of weeks back, which was a fantastic experience and I have been doing a lot of other types of photography as well, from baby to corporate.”Andrew Torok New South Wales, Professional Photography for Beginners
“I have been working as a freelance editor and proofreader for a number of years, undertaking assignments for clients in countries including the USA, Switzerland and Nepal.
The Book Editing, Proofreading & Publishing Course, however has certainly improved my professionalism and the standard of my work. I found it to be highly practical and relevant.”
Susan Sellars-Shrestha, Queensland, Professional Editing, Proofreading & Publishing
“This is my first experience with distance study and I am pleased with the ease and efficiency with which AC implements the course.”
Suellen Howarth, New South Wales, Professional Editing, Proofreading & Publishing
“As a middle-aged, post-graduate woman seeking a career change, I recently started AC’s Professional Book Editing, Proofreading & Publishing Diploma Course.
Although my prior education has been in economics and law, I find this course to be challenging and of a similarly high standard. Incremental teaching methods and consistent contact with my tutor ensures that the complexities of the editing field are easy to understand and fun to learn. I can’t wait to get my tutorials each month!”
Fiona Bucknall, Queensland, Professional Editing, Proofreading & Publishing
Having a great time!
“Good and positive feedback in my Sports Journalism Course. Having a great time. Thank you.”
Terry Donovan, Queensland, Sports Journalism & Match Reporting
Very practical and relevant …
“I am thoroughly enjoying my Travel Writing & Photography course. The feedback I have received from my tutor has been useful. I have been impressed with the content of the course as it appears to be very practical and relevant to actual work within the industry.
My tutor has given me detailed feedback when assessing each piece of work. It is always constructive and allows me to reflect further on my writing.Â Many thanks.”
Kylie Angus, New South Wales, Travel Writing & Photography
Suits me perfectly!
“I am enjoying the challenge this course is presenting me and I am applying what I am learning to my present employment. The self-paced style of this course suits me perfectly!”
Adrienne Cofield, Victoria, Professional Book Editing, Proofreading & Publishing
Thrilled with getting a job overseas!
“As you can imagine I am thrilled with getting a job overseas as a Travel consultant with China Odyssey Tours. So quickly. Thanks.”
Abbey-Marie Slater, Queensland, Travel Consulting & Airline Reservations
“I’ve got some great news that I wanted to share with you. I got my first professional editing job! It’s for a magazine that is just starting up. I saw their preview edition in another magazine and noticed that there were a lot of errors, so I wrote to the editor, explained that I am still studying but wanted to gain experience and I sent along an edited article as an example of my work.
I got an email from the editor today saying they’ll take me on! I’m going to be doing the proofreading and copyediting for them. I am very, very excited. At the moment they are only doing four issues a year so it won’t interfere very much with my job or studies, which is also a plus and I’ll still be gaining valuable experience.Â I’m so excited!”
Tara O’Brien, Queensland, Professional Book Editing, Proofreading & Publishing
You really have changed my life!
“After I completed the Diploma of Freelance Journalism I found full-time work almost immediately. I started with a free weekly publication called the ‘Weekender‘ based on the Sunshine Coast and within six months was offered a position as junior editor of their Noosa publication! I then left the magazine to take on the challenge of work experience at Channel 7 local news … a fantastic opportunity that ultimately led me into a full-time position as a photo-journalist for another weekly newspaper, ‘The Coolum News‘.
As my name became known around the coast, I received a number of job offers and I recently accepted a position working for the Department of Sport and Recreation, Queensland. I am very excited about studying for the Diploma of Photography and look forward to ongoing studies well into the future.
Thanks again, Julia, you really have changed my life!”
Dominic Osborne, Queensland, Freelance Journalism
Lots of fun!
“Hi, this is Nikita here! I would like to take this chance to thank you all at AC. I really enjoyed my correspondence course in professional photography.
I would highly recommend the course to any wanting to look into photography. I had lots of fun and hope to see myself in the future taking photo’s for a living.”
Nikita Bradley, Victoria, Professional Photography for Beginners
“As the ‘Get into Television Course Work Experience’ winner, to spend a week with the production crew on Inside Idol, I thought I’d share a little about that experience with you.
First, I’d like to say that it’s so energising to be involved with something that greatly interests you. As a newcomer, there’s a lot to see, do and be exposed to; from logging (typing out of dialogue and events of footage) through to the layout of excerpts of footage, on-site set up for shooting, technical challenges in the field and how they’re overcome, editing, licensing issues and many other elements throughout the production process.
One highlight was being involved in the first exclusive interview with one of the contestants after he was voted off. I was there with him, the camera crew and the presenter before the mainstream media got hold of him! A big lesson for me was that you need to keep a cool head at all times, which is a great skill to have, given the long hours and deadlines. The team’s obvious faith in each other’s abilities made it a ‘well oiled machine’.
I’m glad I decided to enter the competition. The experience has helped me better understand the course material and it certainly reinforced my intention to pursue a career in the television industry.
Thanks to the College and Sandra Fulloon for the opportunity and their support.”
Craig McNeilly, New South Wales, Get into Television
“I thought the College would like to know that one of my photos has been accepted for publication in ‘Endless Journey‘ by the International Library of Photography and I have advanced to the semi-finals in the Animals/Pets category in the International Open Amateur Photography Contest. I also got an article published in the local hills newspaper with my photos and a story that I pretty much wrote the whole thing.”
Andrew Torok, New South Wales, Professional Photography for Beginners
“Many thanks to you for your assistance in communicating with me. I appreciate it very much. I find the ability to do so is an enormous help and a great motivating force in a course where the student doesn’t see any of the other people involved. The promptness with which you responded to my request for help is also marvellous.”
Ray Thomson, Queensland, Professional Book Editing, Proofreading & Publishing
“Thank you for many things at once:
First, the lightning-fast reply, and then the congratulations, next the good wishes for the Father’s Day, and finally, dispatching the last tutorials! I honestly think that the good grades I earned in the course are due to the scholarly organisers of the tutorials and the excellent tutors.
When I read the tutors’ corrective notes on my assignments, I sometimes feel as if they are directly talking to me. Their advice and suggestions are so sincere and appealing. I am enjoying the course. I am sure you will understand when I say that the people involved in running the College are well-learned and dedicated.
Thank you for all your help.”
Pothodi Ravindran, New South Wales, Professional Book Editing, Proofreading & Publishing
“Loving the course, thank you. Really appreciate the ongoing support.”
Zane Trotter, New South Wales, Professional Bookkeeping & MYOB
” The Freelance Journalism course is very informative and clearly presented in an attractive style. I appreciate the personal encouragement from my tutors.
I’m enjoying the challenge of this new direction in my life. It’s exciting and I eagerly look forward to my next tutorial.”
Gail Whitten, Freelance Journalism
Gained confidence in my writing ability
“The Travel Writing & Photography Course is positive and helpful. It provides a wide variety of information. The tutorials are easy to read and learn. I gained confidence in my writing ability through the course”.
Wolfgang Reese, Travel Writing & Photography
“The tutor feedback highlighted my weaknesses and encouraged my strengths.
The course showed me how to use my new skills and gave me my first professional goal in two years. I gained a lot of useful information about the industry and its requirements.”
Janet Hewer, Freelance Journalism
“I liked having tutors who are working journalists. I also liked being put in touch with other writers and writers’ magazines”.
Karen Morehu, Freelance Journalism
“The Travel Writing & Photography course taught me that subjects and angles are only limited by your imagination, confidence and the motivation to set goals. The course is very informative and interesting. I liked the descriptive travel ideas.”
Jim Eyre, Travel Writing & Photography
“The thing I enjoyed most was being able to work at my own pace. Knowing I wouldn’t be looked upon as stupid if I asked for help. Knowing I’m not too old to learn (something new). I’ve benefited very much. My self esteem has increased tremendously. My concentration has improved and I think I’m a far more interesting person.”
Lots of new writing opportunities
“The course showed me how to present an article for editors and to use query letters. I loved the ideas and tips given in the course. The tutorials were always so easy to interpret and digest.
I’ve had an introduction to a broad range of specialist areas now and I can see lots of new writing opportunities.
I’ll continue with the paid report writing I’m doing and concentrate on writing my book.”
A full-time career in Journalism
“I have been pleasantly surprised by the effectiveness of this course. It really does provide the basics very well. It was particularly strong on writing rules, editing, presentation and selling my work. My general writing of reports, letters etc has improved through applying the basic skills of using active voice and strict editing.
The course played a significant part in helping me win selection to a specialist journalism course and now I have a full-time journalism career.”
Off to England
“I have enjoyed the course and learned all about writing, interviewing and looking close to home for article topics. I also learned how to organise my information gathering, how to market myself and how to sell articles overseas. Now I’m off to England to put everything I’ve learned into practice.”
“I liked the advice given direct from established travel writers and photographers, as well as the personal comments from my tutor. There was lots of information on media markets and advice on how to come up with article ideas.”
I now feel confident
“What I liked most about the course was the information on how to get started: ideas, plots, and so on, the practical advice on how and where to get work published, and the way subjects were explained with practical examples.
The assignments made me feel I’d achieved something. I feel confident enough now to send my work to publishers.”
Learnt the craft
“I’ve learnt the craft of writing and I can recognise useable ideas when they come to me. I feel confident about the (whole) process.
Previously I had difficulty in adjusting to an editor’s requirements because I didn’t know what was expected. Now I do.”
“I liked the prompt return of marked work. I achieved my short term goals almost 100%. I keep referring back to my course notes to make sure I’m (still) on the right track. If I’m in doubt, or something’s not working, I look it up.”
“Learning by correspondence provided me with a library I can refer to at any time. All the tutorials were very detailed.
Every aspect of writing for children seems to have been covered. The course has been helpful in terms of (my) time management, and keeping records.”
Gave me a goal
“What I liked about the course was there was no travelling involved and I could set my own times to work.
The course gave me a goal, something to work on as I move forward. My writing has improved with each assignment.
People around me have started to take me more seriously.”