Australian Writers' Centre

We’re Australia’s leading provider of writing courses and we’re so excited that you’ve found us!

Whether you’d like to improve your skills, discover a new career, or simply find your creative community, this is the ultimate place to pursue your writing passion.

People love our online writing courses because of their affordability, short duration and accessibility – a surefire way to gain new writing skills in a supportive environment.

We have something for every writer as we offer over 55 different writing courses.

De Villiers Keet
De Villiers KeetMay 2024
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"The organisers at AWC have a genuine passion for the art and craft of writing and are truly geared towards helping fellow writers achieve success. They provide the extra personal touch, even in courses that are self-paced. Their courses have depth, both in theory and in practical, useable knowledge. They are truly made for writers, by writers."
Jude Mullen
Jude MullenMay 2024
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"I now feel confident that I have the tools to get all the way to the end of the first draft without giving up halfway through, with plenty of space for creativity and embellishment along the way. I feel excited about my writing and I look forward to it every time I sit down to write."
607: Author Pamela Freeman and illustrator Liz Anelli on how they collaborated to create ‘Seed to Sky: Life in the Daintree'
607: Author Pamela Freeman and illustrator Liz Anelli on how they collaborated to create ‘Seed to Sky: Life in the Daintree'
How Ruth McGurk got her picture book contract for ‘The Dinosaur Did It'
How Ruth McGurk got her picture book contract for ‘The Dinosaur Did It'
From soldier to storyteller: How M. Dane found his voice at the Australian Writers' Centre
From soldier to storyteller: How M. Dane found his voice at the Australian Writers' Centre
Q&A: Raisins vs sultanas vs currants
Q&A: Raisins vs sultanas vs currants
Sarah Speedie on her new dream career as a picture book author
Sarah Speedie on her new dream career as a picture book author
FOCUS ON
FOCUS ON
WIN ‘The Bookshop Woman' by Nanako Hanada
WIN ‘The Bookshop Woman' by Nanako Hanada
Kell Woods finds international success after courses at Australian Writers' Centre
Kell Woods finds international success after courses at Australian Writers' Centre

Online writing courses starting soon:

5-week online course
with tutor and feedback Starts this week

$550

Bookings close soon

5-week online course
with tutor and feedback 24 June 2024

$450

5-week online course
with tutor and feedback 1 July 2024

$450

5-week online course
with tutor and feedback 1 July 2024

$450

10-week online course
with tutor and feedback 3 July 2024

$795

10-week online course
with tutor and feedback 22 July 2024

$395

5-week online course
with tutor and feedback 22 July 2024

$550

2 mornings online LIVE
with tutor 23 July 2024

$345

2 evenings online LIVE
with tutor 23 July 2024

$245

6 fortnights online LIVE
with tutor 25 July 2024

$595

With great courses comes great responsibility. Our presenters possess wonderful writing talent and experience, and they also love to teach! Meet some of them now.

Award-winning author of more than 40 books. Also writes under the name Pamela Hart.
Multi-award-winning journalist, acclaimed profile writer and author.
Internationally published and award-winning author of 32 books.
Successful fiction editor with more than 25 years' experience.
Award-winning feature writer and CEO of the Australian Writers’ Centre.

“The Australian Writers’ Centre courses are really worthwhile, definitely for anyone who’s interested in writing and taking a more serious step toward that as a career – or even just as a hobby.”

Sarah Bailey's debut crime novel The Dark Lake was a bestseller.
She followed up with the successful novels Into the Night, Where the Dead Go and The Housemate.

Discover how an AWC course can change your life!

"When I found out that my book had made it through the acquisitions process and was going to be published, I burst into tears!"
– Karina May Graduate of Australian Writers' Centre, author of "Duck à l'Orange for Breakfast" 

"Winning the Banjo was the day when in a single stroke all my publishing dreams came true."
– Dinuka McKenzie Graduate of Australian Writers' Centre, author of "The Torrent"

"I took everything I’d learned and wrote a fourth manuscript, A Girl Called Corpse, and the rest is history!"
– Reece Carter Graduate of Australian Writers' Centre, author of "A Girl Called Corpse" 

“I don’t have a degree in creative writing or journalism – I wouldn't be working as a writer without taking courses at AWC”.
– Jo Jukes Freelance writer, graduate of Australian Writers' Centre Freelance Writing Masterclass Program

“Enrolling in those AWC courses made all the difference in the world, the best thing I ever did!"
– Al Campbell Graduate of Australian Writers' Centre, author of "The Keepers"

“I learned more in the two days I was at the AWC than in the few years prior doing self-research.”
– Freda Chiu Graduate of Australian Writers' Centre, author of "A Trip to the Hospital"

“I know I never would have been published had it not been for Valerie’s support, guidance, that ‘red pen’ of hers, and her incredibly accurate feedback.” Jennifer Johnston, freelance writer

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