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.

Kate Feher
Kate FeherJune 2024
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"From a 'know it all' novice, AWC courses have changed me into a writer. A writer who is still on a fascinating learning journey of discovery."
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Jacks YJune 2024
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"The course has deepened my passion for writing and opened up new perspectives and techniques that have enriched my skills. Ready for the next step in my writing journey!"
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: Pay ‘through the nose' + ‘an arm and a leg'
Q&A: Pay ‘through the nose' + ‘an arm and a leg'
Sarah Speedie on her new dream career as a picture book author
Sarah Speedie on her new dream career as a picture book author
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FOCUS ON
WIN ‘Death in the Air' by Ram Murali
WIN ‘Death in the Air' by Ram Murali
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

$450

Bookings close soon

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

5-week online course
with tutor and feedback 8 July 2024

$550

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

Start any time you like with these self-paced writing courses

Find your voice and tell your story with Kate Forsyth

Your motivational guide to getting started as a writer.

With personalised feedback

Bring a world of destinations to life

A step-by-step guide to writing powerful content quickly.

How to write a young adult story that publishers will love

Craft compelling true stories that resonate with readers.

Writing a novel without a plan is like going on a journey without a map. Discover how to stay on track with Kate Forsyth.

Don't have time to write? We'll show you where it's hiding...

What you need to know to get published.

How to make your readers fall in love with your novel

Save time, communicate clearly and write with confidence.

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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