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.

You have over 55 different writing courses to choose from across the following 4 categories:

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.

You have over 55 different writing courses to choose from across the following 4 categories:

Award-winning author of more than 35 books. Also writes under the name Pamela Hart.
Multi-award-winning author of novels, novellas and short stories.
Internationally published and award-winning author of 32 books.
Multi-award-winning journalist, acclaimed profile writer and author.
Award-winning feature writer and CEO of the Australian Writers’ Centre.
Sarah Jovanovski
Sarah JovanovskiAWC graduate, May 2022
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"I loved all the clear and succinct explanations and how modules were broken down. All the information was very clear to follow and every minute of every module was of value."
Scott Langman
Scott LangmanAWC graduate, May 2022
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"I looked forward to each Monday when a new module become available, and I don't say this lightly as I used to hate Mondays."
Sarah Jovanovski
Sarah JovanovskiAWC graduate, May 2022
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"I loved all the clear and succinct explanations and how modules were broken down. All the information was very clear to follow and every minute of every module was of value."
Scott Langman
Scott LangmanAWC graduate, May 2022
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"I looked forward to each Monday when a new module became available, and I don’t say this lightly as I used to hate Mondays."
How Rashida Tayabali became a freelance writer and author
How Rashida Tayabali became a freelance writer and author
How AWC graduate Julie Fison learnt to build suspense in her novel ‘One Punch’
How AWC graduate Julie Fison learnt to build suspense in her novel ‘One Punch’
How to edit your own writing: 7 authors share their top tips
How to edit your own writing: 7 authors share their top tips
Q&A: What do “CC” and “BCC” mean?
Q&A: What do “CC” and “BCC” mean?

Online writing courses starting soon:

Creative Writing Stage 1

  • Discover the secrets to writing compelling fiction.
  • Develop characters, scenes, dialogue and more.
  • Learn the nuts and bolts of the art of writing.

Starts this week

5 weeks

$450

Bookings close soon

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Writing Picture Books

  • Create magical stories for the youngest of readers.
  • Discover the themes that kids (and publishers) adore.
  • Explore your creativity in a supportive environment.

Starts this week

5 weeks

$450

Bookings close soon

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Writing Children's Novels

  • Learn the key elements of a novel for children
  • Create believable characters and dialogue
  • Find the right voice to suit your reader

4 July 2022

5 weeks

Booked out
(New date available)

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Freelance Writing Stage 1

  • Industry advice on writing for publications.
  • Techniques on structure, research, interviewing.
  • Find and pitch story ideas with confidence.

Starts this week

5 weeks

$450

Bookings close soon

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How to Build a Successful Freelance Copywriting Business

  • Strategies for getting more clients.
  • How to fill your portfolio fast.
  • Position yourself as a specialist.

Starts this week

5 weeks

$550

Bookings close soon

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Copywriting Essentials

  • Write headlines and words that sell.
  • Take creative briefs and do research.
  • Earn money immediately from clients.

11 July 2022

5 weeks

$550


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Writing Children's Novels

  • Learn the key elements of a novel for children
  • Create believable characters and dialogue
  • Find the right voice to suit your reader

18 July 2022

5 weeks

$450


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Editing Essentials

  • How to edit business documents with ease.
  • Essential rules for punctuation, bullet lists and more.
  • Industry proofreading symbols and style guides.

12 July 2022

2 mornings – LIVE

$345


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Novel Writing Essentials

  • Write the first 20,000 words of your novel.
  • Become a stronger writer with group workshopping.
  • Give your opening chapters the best possible start.

13 July 2022

10 weeks

$795


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SEO Copywriting

  • Write copy that Google loves.
  • Tips on making your words smarter.
  • Charge more as an expert.

18 July 2022

5 weeks

$550


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Writing Workout

  • Complete exercises to strengthen your writing muscles.
  • Receive tutor guidance on your fiction techniques.
  • Write, write and write!

18 July 2022

6 fortnights – LIVE

$595


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Writing Picture Books Masterclass

  • Learn how to structurally edit your manuscript.
  • Tighten your story's prose, patterning and rhythm.
  • Perfect your pitch before approaching publishers.

1 August 2022

Self–paced

$345


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Dare to Dream

  • Find and sustain your creative inspiration.
  • Become empowered to write freely in your own voice.
  • Learn from bestselling author Kate Forsyth.

1 August 2022

4 evenings – LIVE

$465


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Food Writing

  • Learn how to break into the industry.
  • How to write delicious reviews and recipes.
  • Combine your love of food and writing.

8 August 2022

5 evenings – LIVE

$495


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Life Writing

  • Feel empowered to find your unique voice.
  • Bring your experiences to life on the page.
  • Learn from Australia's leading memoir teacher.

9 August 2022

6 mornings – LIVE

$795


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Crime and Thriller Writing

  • Increase your narrative tension and suspense.
  • Create intriguing characters that hook your reader.
  • Learn the essentials of this insanely popular genre.

9 August 2022

5 evenings – LIVE

$495


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Travel Writing

  • Write engaging travel content.
  • Tips on itineraries, photography, freebies.
  • Turn any place into a paid story.

22 August 2022

5 weeks

$450


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Write Your Novel

  • Workshop your way to a completed draft.
  • Iron out structural flaws and master techniques.
  • Achieve your dream of writing a novel.

24 August 2022

6 months

$415
per month


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UX Writing

  • Create seamless online user experiences.
  • Best practice app and web techniques.
  • Convert more customers and drive sales.

5 September 2022

1 day

$345


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Plotting and Planning

  • Discover the 7 basic plots you need to know.
  • Turn a story idea into a well-structured plan.
  • Create a plot that keeps readers engrossed.

5 September 2022

2 evenings – LIVE

$295


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Fantasy, Science Fiction and More

  • Get advice on structuring your story across a series.
  • Create an original and believable world.
  • Immerse yourself in the art of "spec fic".

12 September 2022

5 evenings – LIVE

$495


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Plain English Business Writing

  • Understand ‘plain English’ principles to improve readability.
  • Discover common mistakes and how to avoid them.
  • Get templates to improve your reports, proposals, emails and proofing.

12 September 2022

2 mornings – LIVE

$345


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Writing Young Adult Fiction

  • Understand the YA readership and characters.
  • Develop your unique voice and story structure.
  • Receive expert feedback on your writing.

13 September 2022

5 evenings – LIVE

$495


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Write Your Novel

  • Workshop your way to a completed draft.
  • Iron out structural flaws and master techniques.
  • Achieve your dream of writing a novel.

21 September 2022

12 months

$245
per month


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History, Mystery and Magic

  • Learn how to write a successful cross-genre story.
  • Explore unique narrative patterns and structures.
  • Stir your readers' imagination with vivid storytelling.

10 October 2022

5 evenings – LIVE

$495


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“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 and Where the Dead Go.

Discover how an AWC course can change your life!

“In the end when Allen & Unwin decided to publish the novel… it was amazing”
– Sarah Bailey
Graduate of Australian Writers' Centre, author of “The Dark Lake”

“When I got my first offer I danced around the house. The second offer was even better as I was always worried the first had been a fluke or a mistake!”
– Victoria Mackinlay
Graduate of Australian Writers' Centre, freelance writer, author of “Ribbit Rabbit Robot” 

“I'm a children's author and I've just released my first series of books.”
 – Shelly Unwin
Graduate of Australian Writers' Centre, now a full-time author

“Through the course at Australian Writers' Centre I discovered I really could be a novelist and that was such a revelation to me and such a delight”.
 – Margaret Morgan
Graduate of Australian Writers' Centre, freelance writer, author of “The Second Cure”

“Having the thrill of going to a newsagent when you know your article is coming out is fantastic.”
 – Rob Grant
Travel Writer and Marketing Consultant

“The Australian Writers' Centre course had paid for itself maybe two or three times over before I got to the end of the five-week course.” 
– Brad Kelly
Freelance Writer

“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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About us

The Australian Writers’ Centre offers courses in creative writing, copywriting, freelance writing, business writing and much more. Our practical and industry-proven courses will help you gain confidence and meet your goals faster!

Contact us

Phone: (02) 9929 0088 Email: [email protected] Head office: Suite 3, 55 Lavender Street, Milsons Point NSW 2061

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