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We want people who can help us achieve our goal of delivering inspiring, high-quality education and informal learning.

By joining the ACS affiliations network, you will lead your team through a developed strategy to deliver quality non-formal and informal learning programs for lifestyle learning, career transition training and obtaining industry qualifications. 

You will deliver programs which have real world relevance through problem based and experiential learning strategies. 

You will have experience of leading initiatives which deliver sales (measurable in monthly enrolments). You will be an excellent communicator and influencer and be able to think creatively and imaginatively to find solutions to challenges or be willing to work with the ACS Affiliations Management team for additional support. 

If this sounds like an opportunity you’re interested in, get in touch with the team at 

We've all grown up being told that getting a goods education is the surest way to convince an "employer" to take you on as an employee.

The world is changing though, and this notion while still widely believed is fast becoming "untrue".

In the future, a person's best chances for gainful employment will be to be self employed.

Is education any better because of qualifications frameworks?

What is the cost benefit relationship of a qualifications framework? It does cost to set up, manage and comply with these frameworks; but does anyone ever look at what extra cost this is to providing an education to the student, and how much benefit comes from that cost? 


What does Recognition Mean to You?

By ACS Affiliates on July 4, 2018 in | comments

If you already work in online education, it is very likely you have been asked how to determine if a college or course is credible. 

This is not always a straightforward question to answer and often requires some insight into the education industry. We have outlined some simple pointers for you to use or think about when students ask you those less black-and-white questions around formal recognition and what it means. As experienced education professionals, we acknowledge the increasing acceptance of informal and non-formal learning... so here we can help you embed this thinking this in how you respond. 


I believe a lot of the change we are seeing is because the world is moving faster than the bureaucracy can cope with. 

What if we release colleges and universities from the restrictions of accreditation.

Allow the best to be as innovative & creative as they can be; changing their courses as often as they desire, without restriction, so they can keep up with the changes happening in society.