Seminars & Courses
Ideal for the conscientious parent, this course focuses on the health hazards likely to be in your home and what to do about them. You will learn about chemicals in cleaning and personal care products, mould and bacteria, electromagnetic fields, and plastics (baby bottles...). For more detail, phone the Australian College of Environmental Studies on 1300 889 845 or click here.
Are you designing or building your own home? Learn how to design buildings that support the health and wellbeing of the occupants that live and work within them. As part of the course you will learn how to rate building materials using the Building Biology criteria, and assess their impact on human health and the environment (embodied energy). For more detail, phone the Australian College of Environmental Studies on 1300 889 845 or click here.
This course focuses on how to identify, measure and reduce exposure to electromagnetic fields commonly found in and around buildings including extra low frequency electromagnetic fields from appliances, overhead powerlines and building wiring as well as high frequency radio/microwaves from mobile phone towers and wireless technologies. For more detail, phone the Australian College of Environmental Studies on 1300 889 845 or click here.
Passionate about the environment? Want to make a difference? Then become a Building Biologist!
Certificate IV in Building Biology (22141VIC)
The Certificate IV in Building Biology is a nationally accredited course that identifies and addresses the health hazards in the built environment from allergens like house dust mites and pollens, to electromagnetic fields, geopathic stress and indoor air contaminants. Building material selection and design enables building biologists to work alongside builders and architects to construct dwellings that are not only energy efficient, but support the health and wellbeing of the occupants who live and work in them. Utilising occupational hygiene techniques, students will learn to conduct dust and chemical sampling. The course focuses on ways to reduce and, where possible, mitigate the health hazards to provide clients with a cost effective way to reduce their exposure. This is a one year full time or two year part time course that is primarily conducted online with a one week intensive. Graduates from this course are eligible to join the Australian Society of Building Biologists. For more detail, phone the Australian College of Environmental Studies on 1300 889 845.
The college provides extensive practical and theoretical training to enable Diploma graduates to conduct mould testing, electromagnetic field auditing, drinking water recommendations, chemical, gas and particulate sampling for both the residential and commercial sectors. In addition, students are trained to provide advice to architects and building designers on how to design healthy homes to cater for people with allergies, electrical and chemical sensitivities. To find out why you should study building biology at ACES and how we differ to other international building biology courses, click here. The Diploma is currently undergoing the accreditation process and is expected to be available mid 2015. It is a two year full time (four year part time) course consisting of ten core subjects and three elective subjects which is around 1,800 hours in duration. Graduates from this course are eligible to join the Australian Society of Building Biologists. For more detail, phone the Australian College of Environmental Studies on 1300 889 845.
Certificate IV in Feng Shui (22140VIC)
This is a one year course that will train you in both Traditional and Modern forms of Feng Shui and has been developed to produce competent Feng Shui practitioners at the highest level. Students learn how to identify negative energies on a site, how to conduct a sacred space, and through the principles of feng shui, create a home that supports the mind, body and soul. Austudy is available to eligible students (apply through Centrelink). With our flexible delivery program, students can choose to study on-campus or via correspondence. For more detail, phone the Australian College of Environmental Studies on 1300 889 845.