So why would you choose us?
All of us write for different reasons. To relax, to earn money, to express opinions or just tell stories. And here at the Australian Writers’ Centre, we welcome all writers and all skill levels. But why should YOU choose US?
Short answer: because we’re fantastic! But here are 8 more reasons …
We’re not an add-on faculty or side business – the Australian Writers’ Centre is solely and blissfully all about writing.
All our courses are crammed full of unique content, with an emphasis on real-world examples and practical step-by-step guides to achieving success.
With insider information and industry know-how to help you reach your goals faster, our training delivers results. How do we know? Because our past students have told us so!
Our presenters are world-class, all working in the industry as journalists, published authors or screenwriters and delivering first-hand knowledge to you each and every week.
We are more than just a training centre; we’re a place to celebrate and share all things writing! Feedback, ongoing support, classmate critiques and inspiring graduate forums make this a great place to be!
We are dedicated to providing you with a professional training experience every time. And we’re sticklers for consistency and quality across all of our training – allowing you to focus solely on your learning.
Whatever your area of interest, our wide range of foundation courses, advanced workshops and publishing seminars are designed to accompany you alongside your writing journey.
Our short courses offer excellent value for money, attracting a broad mix of writers from across the country and around the world. That mix is exciting to be a part of – a dynamic vibe both online and on-site that will encourage you to achieve your dreams!
Sometimes when you can’t find what you want, you build it. And that’s exactly how our story began.
A celebration of writing
When Valerie Khoo (pictured left) founded the Australian Writers’ Centre in Sydney back in 2005, it was a response to her earlier experiences as a ‘wannabe writer’. You see, when she’d first changed careers in the ’90s to pursue writing for a living, she had seriously struggled to find anywhere that could satisfy her thirst for specific writing knowledge, or that offered her the practical skills and confidence to succeed in the big bad writing world.
Luckily for us, Valerie is a rare breed who managed to achieve success regardless. Yet as an accomplished writer, she still saw a need for a place where budding writers could go to receive training, get support and gain confidence, all under the one roof. A dynamic community that embraced the simple pleasure of penning a personal memoir or the thrill of giving up the day job to chase a new dream career. A place that truly, unquestionably, celebrated writing. And so, our Writers’ Centre was born!
What began in Sydney has now expanded to include classroom training in Melbourne as well as a range of online courses giving anyone from Kalgoorlie to Katoomba, Darwin to Devonport the chance to learn high quality content from highly qualified presenters.
The Australian Writers’ Centre now offers more than 40 courses across the entire spectrum of writing, bringing eager writers and passionate teachers together to great effect. Our student success stories stretch out the door and round the corner – both inspiring and overwhelming. It’s a reflection of the quality content and winning formula that has made us Australia’s leading centre for writing training.
As we expand to include more locations in Australia, we continue to stay true to Valerie’s original vision – a resource for people who want to write confidently, get published and become successful writers. Thousands have now graduated from around the country and around the world - places such as UK, US, Afghanistan, Italy, Hong Kong, Singapore, The Netherlands, France, the Ivory Coast and more.
The story continues
Whether it’s business writing, creative fiction or feature writing, the Australian Writers’ Centre has established itself as a place of practical, results-focused learning – with something for everyone, anywhere. While we’ve come a long way, we believe our story is only just beginning. Where will yours take you?