I enrolled with the Institute of Health Sciences to do a diploma in Acupunture by distance education. I was told that there would be teachers to guide me and answer all my question avalible to me from 8am to 8pm. I spent almost FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS and almost two years of my life.
I was enrolled for almost two years and in that time I was only able to speak to a teacher two times!! I sent countless emails and make hundreds of phone calls requesting help with subjects such as Anatomy and Physiology, Biochemisy and other equally difficult subjects but to no avail. Office staff confided in me that they didn't even have teachers for a lot of the subjects and that office secretarys posed as teachers to many of the distance students!!
I was also on many occasions given out of date course notes which didn't corosponde with text books. I was given wrong text books and one on occasion told I would have to do without a text book because they had run out even though I had paid for it. Course notes were so badly written and had so many spelling mistakes in places they were unreadable.
When I failed an exam they simply gave me the answers so I could re-sit it and pass because they didn't have a teacher avalible to help me understand the material! Then gave me the questions for my next exam so I could simply cheat and pass!
This school promised to provide me with an education and instead they simply took my money. I now have six subject courses that I spent $1995 on that I haven't even started and they won't even allow me to re- enroll after I quit earlier this year to attempt to finish these courses on my own. I propably wouldn't be able to study these subjects without a teachers guidence anyway and wouldn't waste my time re-enrolling anyway.
In a recent meeting with the so called Dean Ms Cherie Morley, Ms Morley stated that I simply found the work too hard. That was the first time I had spoken to Ms Morely after trying to get in contact with her for two years asking for help. Yes Mr Morley without teacher help and guidence students would find your courses impossible and wouldn't be qualified to practice on the general public.
This school is providing dipolmas to students who haven't been properly trained in subjects such as Acupunture. Would you like someone 'educated' by them sticking needles in your face, near nerves, eyes and major blood vessels???
They also provide (in my opinion) dodgy diplomas, certificates and degrees in Homepathy, Herbal Medicine, Naturopathy, Nutition, Remedial Massage, Shiatsu, Aromatherapy, Beauty Therapy
TOTAL RIP OFF