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The Australian College of Environmental Studies is a registered training organisation (21740) established in 1999 by Nicole Bijlsma, with the aim to educate the public about the health hazards in the built environment, and to create meaningful and profitable careers that enhance the health of the community.
Her interest in environmental health began when she noticed a strong connection between many of her patients with asthma, allergies and chronic fatiguing illnesses with hazards like mould, pesticides and electromagnetic fields in their home. However it wasnt until she moved into her home in Warrandyte (Vic) and experienced insomnia and ten miscarriages which she believed occurred because of sleeping in a high AC magnetic field from the meter panel, sleeping above geopathic stress and exposure to elevated traffic-related air pollutants, that she experienced first-hand how homes could make people sick. She consequently enlisted a series of experts in electromagnetic radiation, industrial hygiene, building and construction, geomancy, sacred space and feng shui, to write the course accreditation documents for Building Biology and Feng Shui which were nationally accredited in 2005. The college is the only institution in Australia that provides nationally accredited training in Building Biology and Feng Shui.
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CEO and Founder- Nicole Bijlsma

ND, BHScAc(HONS), Grad Dip OHS, Dip Building Biology, IICRC Water Damage and Applied Microbial Remediation Technician, PhD candidate

Nicole is an accomplished naturopath, acupuncturist, building biologist, writer and author who lectures on health hazards in the built environment. Apart from an Honours degree in Acupuncture, she completed further training in Guangzhou TCM hospital (China) and naturopathic qualifications in the early 1990s and has 30 years experience lecturing in Traditional Chinese Medicine, naturopathic philosophy, nutrition and environmental health related topics at various universities and institutions in Melbourne, Australia. Nicole is the author of the bestseller - Healthy Home Healthy Family - which attracted numerous radio and television interviews in addition to numerous articles in print and online media and has published papers in peer reviewed scientific journals. She lectures extensively at medical conferences both in Australia and internationally, and is regularly consulted by the media for her opinion on chemicals, mould and electromagnetic fields. She is currently undertaking her PhD in environmental chemical exposures.