Courses - Australian College of Environmental Studies
Established in 1999. Registered Training Organisation No. 21740.
Head Office: Shop 3 / 90 Melbourne Hill Rd, Warrandyte. VIC. 3113
Phone: 1300 889 845
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.
Advanced Diploma of Building Biology (10194NAT)
Looking for a rewarding career change? Become a Building Biologist! The Advanced Diploma of Building Biology (10194NAT) is a nationally (government) accredited two year full time, four year part time course that identifies and addresses the health hazards in the built environment. Graduates are trained to conduct mould, electromagnetic field testing, drinking water recommendations, chemical, gas and particulate sampling. 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. Graduates from the course are eligible to join the Australian Society of Building Biologists. For more detail, go to the Australian College of Environmental Studies on 1300 889 845.
Certificate IV in Feng Shui (10189NAT)
The Certificate IV in Feng Shui (10189NAT) is the only nationally (government) accredited Feng Shui course in Australia. It is a ten month full time, two year part time course that covers 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 online.
Learn about the various types of pathogenic fungi that affect the built environment, their impact on human health, who is susceptible to mould exposure and the latest in mould sampling techniques. Exposure to biotoxins is a common cause of respiratory illnesses, fatigue as well as behaviourhal disorders. You will learn how biotoxins affect the immune and nervous systems, and the chronic inflammatory responses which subsequently develops. You will learn how to conduct air and surface sampling for biologicals using state-of-the-art equipment from indoor air quality meters to moisture meters, infrared cameras and biopumps, and the environmental relative mould index (ERMI) including their limitations. You will learn the causes of water intrusion and how to analyse laboratory results. Whilst the course will discuss what is required to properly remediate a water damaged building, the focus will be on mould testing, NOT mould remediation. The units of competence for this course form part of the Advanced Diploma of Building Biology (10194NAT).
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). The units of competence for this course form part of the Advanced Diploma of Building Biology (10194NAT).
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. The units of competence for this course form part of the Advanced Diploma of Building Biology (10194NAT).
For more detail about any of these courses, phone the Australian College of Environmental Studies on 1300 889 845 or click here.