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Graduate testimonials

Success stories. Book deals. Life-changing experiences.

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.

Carole Lyden

“Whilst I have participated in other courses this one has got down to the nitty gritty and given me a different insight into how to start writing for money instead of free as I have been doing.”

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Gerrard Bowman

“Pamela’s knowledge and ability to tailor it to each individual budding writer was fantastic. The opportunity to meet and network with like-minded people was great. Pamela is a natural teacher. Her ability to squeeze so much into 2 days is a great skill.”

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Chris Mitchell

“I feel more confident about my ability to write children’s stories that are engaging and also how to proceed to the next stage of getting them published.”

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Sarah Bell

“The seminar was comprehensive and easy to follow, well-planned and executed. Catriona was engaging, passionate and expert. Great venue, professional course, and a great presenter.”

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Donna Hicks

“The presenter was well organised, knowledgeable and the content delivery was well paced.”

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Tim McKeon

“The most enjoyable part of the course is the ability to get the course done without hassles. The online concept is fantastic, and makes the course accessible. Also the fact that the course is delivered by a professional – who is also accessible. Valerie has earned her stripes, but speaks as though she is next to you, not a cut above.”

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Peter Latimer

“I have used what we discussed in my own writing and now have a better understanding of the writing process.”

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Sherry Dixon

“The course was easy to follow and understand. It provided me with skills and confidence to be a copywriter. Bernadette is first class – she made everything easy to understand, kept me interested and gave excellent feedback on our assignments. The course was convenient and allowed me to do it on my own time. Every audio and handout was clearly labelled which made it all super efficient and was exactly what I expected from the Australian Writers’ Centre. If writing is your passion and you seriously want to learn or improve your writing skills, you can’t do better than enrolling with Australian Writers Centre.”

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Suzanne McGillivray

“Patti is a very good teacher, she has a wonderful ability to draw out creativity from the students. I hope to write that book! The course has allowed me to take off my training wheels and maybe give it a go.”

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Catherine Hanrahan

“I just wanted to let you know that I have just started a full time job as a news reporter at Medical Observer. I just wanted to say thank you for putting me in touch with them, and also for the skills you taught me in the magazine writing course. I will certainly be putting them to good use in my new job.”

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Rian Gampe

“The most enjoyable part of the course for me was taking the information home and reviewing the work that I had already done to see where I could improve or tweak my plan. It was also very encouraging to be able to see where I was going well and how I could expand the ideas that I already had.”

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Jaci Byrne

“I enjoyed meeting other writers. This manuscript writing business is a very lonely occupation! Geoff presented his information at a fast and furious pace and he managed to cover the plethora of points in the short time available to him. The Australian Writers’ Centre is a great resource centre for all the lonely writers out there who are tapping away at their keyboards and trying to get all the information they need from Google!”

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Nimmity Zappert

“Kate was a great and encouraging teacher, and squeezed a huge amount of really practical useful information into each class.”

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Catherine Zsifko

“Great course and very knowledgeable instructor! I found the whole day to be very enjoyable and beneficial to help me with my current job. I liked that Grant asked us for examples from our workplace. He obviously keeps updated with the web and this was reflected in the course.”

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Nicole Miller

“Seeing real world examples of design, content and styles – I loved the applied examples reinforced by fast exercises. It was great having lots of online demos of sites. The handouts are very comprehensive with lots of references and links to be explored outside the seminar. I really enjoyed learning about SEO tips. I can easily apply knowledge to project work.”

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Natasha Brooks

Excellent – Catriona has an inclusive, friendly style that, at the same time, is commercially very savvy.”

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Stephen Zappia

“Great content, great structure, great teacher. And considering you could spend twice as much to get someone pretentious treating you like an infant, this is so worth it.”

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Liam O’Leary

“It was a great experience all round and extremely helpful. The class has given me an excellent sense of direction, it’s fantastic.”

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Leanne Gillespie

“I’m reading with fresh, discerning eyes and feel I have been given valuable insight into the publishing industry. The course has given me the basic skills to tackle the process of preparing and submitting my own work for publication.

“Holly has a very appealing, informal and enthusiastic presentation style which seemed to engage most of the group. She made the course fun and informative at the same time.”

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Bonnie-Louise Lussier

“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.”

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Karen Pritchard

“The content was relevant to my current situation. I am able to take with me additional skills and a ‘things to do’ list that will enhance our web site. I now have a better understanding of how to present information for our current and future customers.”

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Fiona Brown

“The content was easy to understand and gave me a sense of being able to do this and motivated me to get going on my blog. Trae was friendly, well spoken, made you feel at ease and made it simple and easy to understand. I really enjoyed her presentation.”

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Nicole Miller

“Catriona was a fantastic presenter with lots of great applied examples of lessons.”

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Jane Whileman

“Sue was excellent. I loved her calm approach, professionalism and humour.”

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Robyn O’Connell

“I’m most impressed with the online course offered by Australian Writers’ Centre. Responses to student work are considered, informed and honest. Most importantly, there is a high level of respect afforded to each student in the manner these responses are presented. Suffice to say, I now know so much more about magazine writing than I did five weeks ago, despite a lifetime of reading many different kinds of magazines, newspapers, online articles.”

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Jane Copeland

“I was initially sceptical about doing an intensive two-day course, but it turned out to be fantastic. Sue was an excellent facilitator.”

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Sue Solier

“I’ve found out just how simple blogging can be to set up. Cheryl was highly credible because she blogs herself.”

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Michelle Bainbridge

“The presenter was excellent and very informative, had a relaxed style and answered people’s questions very well.”

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Rachael Morris

“Friendly, laid back atmosphere. Content was simple to understand and plenty of time for discussion and feedback. Very helpful and supportive.”

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Brooke Andrews

“My knowledge and skills base as a writer has improved dramatically. Valerie gives all of that ‘insider knowledge’ that can make or break. I really enjoyed doing this course online. I’ve done other distance education but this was different. It didn’t feel like there was any distance. The ability to post questions and have them answered the same week was great.”

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Sarah Donovan

“I learnt more in two days than you would in a year at uni! Great location, great teacher and useful information that will help you get published. The course taught us real practical skills on how to write something and get published in a magazine or newspaper. Sue is an extremely good presenter. As a freelance writer she could tell us about various experiences she’s had, which was very useful to me.”

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Sheree Morrison

“Sue was very easy to follow. She kept things on track, was personable, clear, experienced, and non-patronising. This was a very practical course with a great presenter and good content.”

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Anne Hayes

“I embarked on the Anatomy of a Crime: How to Write About Murder a few weeks back. The course material applies equally well to true crime and creative writers. You could also do it purely for interest as the content is fascinating. I wasn’t sure what to expect but this course exceeds and excites. It’s extraordinary value for money. There are 8 modules, all with research and writing activities. Please, AWC, more subject-focused online courses like this.”

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