Online writing courses starting soon:

Copywriting Essentials

Write headlines and words that sell

Take creative briefs and do research

Earn money immediately from clients

Starts 30 March 2020
5 weeks
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Creative Writing Stage 1

Discover the secrets to writing compelling fiction

Develop characters, scenes, dialogue and more

The nuts and bolts of learning the art of writing

Starts 30 March 2020
5 weeks
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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 30 March 2020
5 weeks
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How to Write for Children and Young Adults

Learn how to write books for ages 8-18

Create compelling characters readers will love

Gain a blueprint for succeeding in this market

Starts 30 March 2020
5 weeks
Bookings close soon

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.

Starts 4 April 2020
2 mornings

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 6 April 2020
5 weeks

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

Starts 13 April 2020
8 weeks

SEO Copywriting

Write copy that Google loves

Tips on making your words smarter

Charge more as an expert

Starts 20 April 2020
5 weeks

Travel Writing

Write engaging travel content

Tips on itineraries, photography, freebies

Turn any place into a paid story

Starts 20 April 2020
5 weeks

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 27 April 2020
5 weeks

Write Your Novel - 6 month program

Workshop your way to a completed draft

Iron out structural flaws and master techniques

Achieve your dream of writing a novel

Starts 11 May 2020
6 months
$415 per month

"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 released her second novel, Into the Night, in June 2018
and her third novel Where the Dead Go, in August 2019.

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"

“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

“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

“When I found out I was being published it was the best thing ever, the happiest day I can remember so far. It was really, really exciting.” – Catherine Pelosi
Graduate of Australian Writers' Centre, freelance writer, author of "Quark's Academy"

“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"

“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

Our graduates have written for or been published by:


And many more ...