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Do You Want to Work as a Consultant?

Sneak Peek

 Self Paced 20-hour course to help you understand more about consulting.

Essentially, a consultant is someone with expertise in a particular area who offers advice to others.

Whether you work for yourself or someone else, you will still need to be able to present what you have to offer in a way which attracts employers. As a consultant, you need to stand out from others. Whilst to some degree your demand will be related to your relevant experience, years in the industry, and perhaps notoriety through media recognition, publications, word-of-mouth and so forth - the way that you sell yourself is also important.

 Our 20 hour courses are self paced and will help you understand a topic in a short amount of time. You can work through the course when you like- test yourself with mini-tests along the way. There are extra case studies or research you can undertake if you would really like to get into the topic. Once you have completed the lessons and self assessment tasks, there is a final exam undertaken online- you can then download your personalised certificate.

Course Contents

This short course covers 7 lessons:

Lesson 1: How to be a Consultant
Areas of operation
Who employs consultants?
Consultancy offshoots
Consultant resources
Becoming a consultant
Does small business suit you? ..And do you suit it?
Lesson 1 additional reading
Review what you have been learning

Lesson 2: Packaging Consultancy Services
Choosing your services
Presenting your services
Presenting yourself
Structuring fees
Working as a consultant
Lesson 2 additional reading
Business coach – an example of consultancy work
Review what you have been learning

Lesson 3: Delivering Consultancy Services
Amend to pro forma contract
Time management
Group work
What to ask a client
Farm planning
Reduce stress, improve your career
Chronic physical illnesses with mental health associations
Review what you have been learning

Lesson 4: Building Resources for a Consultancy Practice
Developing relationships with clients
Developing relationships with employment agencies
Physical resources
Team building
Additional reading
Personnel management
Review what you have been learning

Lesson 5: Finding the Work, Getting the Job
Where to look for work
Preparing for job interviews and meetings with potential clients
Creating a curriculum vitae or resume
Selling your expertise or your consultancy
New contracts
Improve your editing skills
Freelance writing
Additional reading
Review what you have been learning

Lesson 6: Planning to Be a Consultant
The importance of planning
Situational analysis
Marketing strategy
Marketing plan
Case studies
Advertising and promotions
Additional reading
Better selling
Review what you have been learning

Lesson 7: Ethics for Consultants

Guidelines for making ethical decisions
Managing time
Lesson 7 additional reading
Do you have leadership potential?
Review what you have been learning
Final assessment


The beauty of our Short Courses is that you can enrol at any time, day or night, and start studying!

If you need to refresh your knowledge or need to learn something, but have little time - Short Courses are an ideal solution.

ACS Short Courses offer many benefits:

  • They are great for embarking on a project,
  • for refreshing your knowledge in a subject area,
  • or, as a quick way to learn something ahead of a meeting.


How does this course work? 

You can enrol at any time
Once you have paid for the course, you will be able to start straight away.
Study when and where you like. Work through at your own pace.

You can download your study-guide to your smart phone, tablet or laptop to read offline.

There are automated self-assessment tests you can complete at the end of each lesson. You can attempt these as many times as you wish and each time, upon completion, you can see your results. You will need internet access to complete the self assessment tests.

At the end of the course, you are presented with a large assessment which can be attempted online, anywhere, anytime. If you achieve a 60% pass in the exam; you immediately receive a downloadable certificate of completion with your name on it. If you do not achieve a 60% pass rate, you can contact us to re-sit your exam. ( email- )

Contact us at anytime if you have any issues with the course.

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