Australian College of Environmental Studies is a registered training organisation (21740) established in 1999 with the aim to create meaningful and profitable careers that enhance the health of the community. The college was established by Nicole Bijlsma after noticing a strong correlation between many of her patients with asthma, allergies and chronic fatiguing illnesses with hazards like mould, pesticides and electromagnetic fields in their home. Nicole enlisted several experts in the fields of electromagnetic radiation, industrial hygiene, building and construction, geomancy, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, sacred space and feng shui, to develop the course accreditation documents for Building Biology and Feng Shui which were nationally accredited in 2005. ACES subsequently became the first and only institution in Australia to provide nationally accredited training in Building Biology and Feng Shui.

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Nicole Bijlsma (Founder and Principal of ACES)

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

Nicole Bijlsma is a former naturopath and acupuncturist with 15 years of clinical experience (now no longer practising), building biologist, writer and author who lectures on health hazards in the built environment. Nicole experienced insomnia and ten miscarriages after moving into her home which she suspects arose from exposure to elevated AC magnetic fields arising from the meter panel (adjacent to bed), sleeping above geopathic stress and exposure to elevated traffic-related air pollutants. 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 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, wrote the chapter on Environmental Medicine (Advanced Clinical Naturopathic Medicine textbook 2020), co-authored the RACV report on Mould in Australian Homes 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 completing her PhD investigating environmental exposures to toxicants and wireless technologies on human health, and their ramifications for clinical practice.


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