Australian Writers’ Centre is full of students from all over the country whose lives have changed as a result of our courses. You can read just a few of our Graduate Case Studies by clicking here.
Or if you want to browse what some students think about our courses, you’ll find this below.
“Great – I would highly recommend this to anybody who needs any form of guidance when it comes to any writing – not just creative writing. Pamela is a true artist.”
“The Copywriting Essentials course covered a lot but in way that made sense and was easy to understand. It’s obvious that Bernadette is experienced in copywriting. The online lessons were easy to listen to and Bernadette provided lots of hints and tips along the way. The best thing was being able to view the modules in my own time. The online system is great and easy to use. The course gave me a great overview of copywriting.”
“Tim is a delightfully engaging presenter and a five-star teacher. He knows the course subject matter inside out and enriches it with anecdotes and excellent practical advice gleaned from his long years as a professional writer for film and TV.”
“Kate was wonderful. Willing to answer all questions and eager to help us all individually. She was very inspirational!”
“The course was very relevant to what I do for a living. Sue was passionate about writing and knowledgeable about the different publications written for by students. The course provides a great framework for report writing.”
“I am writing more, and within a week of finishing the course, I was able to have a fresh look at one of my manuscripts, re-edit the work, and finally take the plunge and submit it to publishers.”
“A life-changing trip. I had no expectations on leaving Australia as to whether this would be a good “holiday” or not, but it was a revelation .A wonderful experience, well worth the money. Do it, and let yourself be swept away by the Paris experience.”
“Kate is sharp and witty – passionate about her craft, which is obvious from day one. I found the course excellent, and it has inspired me to write.”
“Beautiful location; knowledgeable presenter; and the small class size allowed for a more tailored approach and questions. Deb was friendly and very knowledgeable. The business courses suit people from all educational backgrounds. They also suit people from a range of disciplines.”
“The sharing of work with the group was a real highlight, hearing what other people had written and receiving constructive criticism and encouragement. This course was also very well structured, and the homework activities were scaled well, as you progress from writing a memory (week 1) to commencing a story (week 5). I feel that I have grown confidence in my writing, and the course has allowed me to look at new ways of approaching my writing, so much so that I am going to rewrite the story I wrote just prior to this course from a completely different perspective.”
“I have just come home after my last class with Nigel, full of inspirational ideas. Every question that I had was answered, along with a lot of other valuable information. Nigel was very approachable and gave us accurate, no nonsense advice. He presents in an easy to understand manner. His valuable information comes from his expertise and good preparation. For anyone wanting to pursue a career in writing about interior design, I highly recommend this course. Just do it. You won’t be disappointed.”
“The best thing about the course was getting feedback from Pamela and the students on work we submitted. Pamela really knows her genres. She always provided insightful and constructive comments which made a real difference to my work.”
“I really enjoyed getting a personal perspective of crime and thriller writing from a presenter that has “been there and done that.” The course was logically put together and covered a lot of very useful information. L.A. Larkin is a fantastic presenter. She has great subject knowledge and was able to get everybody involved in the various discussion points. It was a fantastic course that was well worth undertaking.”
“I enjoyed getting practical tips about how to develop, package up your work and pitch to an editor. I loved how pragmatic the course was, and that I now have tools and templates to use going forward.”
“I completed the online course in Magazine and Newspaper Writing in September 2010 and loved every minute of it. The information given was practical and useful straight away. I followed the guidelines on how to pitch to editors and was delighted when my very first pitch was accepted by Australian Family magazine in February 2011. Since then my byline has also appeared in Good Health, The West Australian, Essential Kids, Essential Baby, Web Child and The Hoopla. I am also a reporter for the regional newspapers out of Geraldton, WA. I’m living the dream and I give all the credit to Valerie and her team for their ongoing education and support.”
“Pamela was the most enjoyable thing about this course. Also learning that I am not alone in amateur-hour. Pamela is engaging and inspiring. Every Tuesday night was spent writing my heart out until the wee hours. If you need inspiration and if you want the myths/mysteries/etc of writing and publishing uncovered, you MUST do this course.”
“I have a clearer idea of the news industry and how to present my work to editors, magazines and newspapers; I learned how to make my work more relevant and effective. I enjoyed the structure of the course: the audio-modules with downloads; the way Valerie presented each topic in a simple and effective way; the possibility to listen to the modules over again during the week. It was very convenient and easy.
“The best thing was being able to download each lesson and ‘homework’ and go through it at your own pace and according to your own schedule. I could follow the course despite living outside Sydney.”
“Tim was terrific and his feedback on my script was a great help to slowly ‘get’ how it’s done.”
“Thank you Cathie (and Valerie) for this course. Sincerely, I expected a great course from AWC, because all the other courses delivered by Valerie and her team of presenters are thorough and valuable, and simultaneously I am very grateful for another great course being delivered. It’s really wonderful when you can trust in a company to deliver the high level of courses each and every time.
Cathie, your input has been invaluable – being able to see the feedback, not only for our own assignments, but the feedback from each participant’s assignments has enhanced our learning. The content has provided us with a great base for going forward in our writing careers; a big thank you!”
“A great course – go do it; you’ll have a great time and it’s guaranteed you’ll learn something useful.”
“I found Judith to be enthusiastic and inspiring, and she demonstrated an amazing knowledge of all aspects of writing for children. The work produced by people in the group ranged from picture books, through historicals to young adult fiction, but in all cases Judith was able to provide valuable guidance.
“She also created a wonderful group dynamic, in which the members critiqued each others’ work in a constructive and supportive manner.”