Australian Writers' Centre - Business writing courses

Valerie Khoo
CEO, Australian Writers' Centre

Business writing is part of everything we do. Even people who think they can't write are spending hours every day drafting emails, writing reports and taking notes.

Make your business writing more fluid, more professional, and less of a chore.

With our self paced courses, you can learn the foundations of business writing, content writing and media releases.
Or develop your own copywriting business by taking our tutor-led courses that will help you find and pitch clients, develop your practice and start sending invoices.

We also offer group training to organisations. Now is the perfect time for your team to learn the fundamentals of good written communication, all delivered via our easy-to-use online platform.

At the Australian Writers' Centre, we provide real world “best practice” training from experienced professionals.

Learn the fundamentals of business writing

Fast track your copywriting career

Group training via Online Live classroom or at your workplace

Tools to further your business writing

Business writing fundamentals

Professional Business Writing

Learn the 11 golden rules of business writing

Explore the business writing DOs and DON’Ts

Work smarter with practical tips and exercises

$227 SALE

Content Writing

Create compelling content quickly

Showcase specific expertise

Engage readers with easy templates

Online Self-paced
$197 SALE

How to Write Media Releases

Learn to correctly structure releases

Understand the key points to deliver

Tips on maximising exposure and hit-rate

Online Self-paced
$297 SALE

Write a Business Book

A blueprint for building your own book.

How to position yourself as an expert.

The ideal way to use your book in your marketing

Online Self-paced
$497 SALE


Copywriting Essentials

Write headlines and words that sell

Take creative briefs and do research

Earn money immediately from clients

Online with tutor
5 weeks 13 April 2020

SEO Copywriting

Write copy that Google loves

Tips on making your words smarter

Charge more as an expert

Online with tutor
5 weeks 20 April 2020

How to Build a Successful Freelance Copywriting Business

Strategies for getting more clients

How to fill your portfolio fast

Position yourself as a specialist

Online with tutor
5 weeks 27 April 2020

UX/UI Copywriting

Create seamless online user experiences

Best practice app and web techniques

Convert more customers and drive sales

Online coming soon
For team training, request a quote

Team Training

Group training we bring to your workplace or we can conduct classrooms on Zoom

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

Online Live or at your workplace
For team training request quote

Editing Essentials

How to edit business documents with ease.

Essential rules for punctuation, bullet lists and more.

Industry proofreading symbols and style guides.

Online Live or at your workplace
For team training request quote

Grammar and Punctuation Essentials

Learn the key rules of punctuation and grammar.

Discover how to avoid common business writing mistakes.

Gain more confidence in your day-to-day writing.

Online Live or at your workplace
For team training request quote

Writing for the Web & Mobile

Communicate effectively online

The golden rules of information design

Explore SEO and contextual links

Online Live or at your workplace
For team training request quote

The business toolkit

Australian Business Style Guide

Get instant access to the online version of the book

Search solutions quickly, save common conundrums, and get wordy peace of mind on the go

Save time and ensure your writing follows a consistent professional editorial style

Online book

Successful Self-publishing: Print and Ebooks

How best to self-publish your book

The best size and format for your book

How to make your book available on Kindle internationally within 48 hours

Online Self-paced

World-class training from world-class presenters

Kate Hennessy is a professional writer who splits her time between corporate writing, travel writing, journalism, editing and communications consulting.

As a travel writer, Kate's travel stories can be seen regularly in The Guardian, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Vice/Noisey, The Saturday Paper, The Australian Financial Review (Life & Leisure), The Australian, The Wire, The Quietus, AWOL, Wellbeing Magazine, CEO Magazine, Get Lost Magazine, Marie Claire, A Hotel Life and more!


Grant Doyle is an experienced copywriter, content manager and web editor. After many years as a print journalist and author, Grant began writing web content in the late 1990s. Since then, he’s worked for many corporations, government departments, SMEs and not-for-profit organisations in various online content roles. More

Deb Doyle is a consultant who runs three businesses: Editorial Training Services, Living Proof – Book Editing, and Draw On. She specialises in publication editing as well as in training company and government employees to improve their skills in grammar, punctuation, writing, editing, proofreading and plain English. She’s conducted courses for AMP, Police NSW, the Productivity Commission, the RTA, and many other corporate and government entities in Sydney and Melbourne. More

Sue White is a freelance features and travel writer whose stories have featured in The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Vogue Australia, Travel + Leisure (Australia), Sun Herald Travel, Women’s Health, Vogue Entertaining + Travel, CNN Traveller, the South China Morning Post, Good Health, various ABC outlets, Green Living, Green Lifestyle magazine and numerous other publications in both Australia and overseas. More

Carli Ratcliff established and has led the UX/UI writing team at Qantas for many years. She now also advises on UX/UI digital content and best practice for clients including SBS OnDemand, and advises Adobe on the design of their ‘Writing for Voice’ platform. Carli is an award-winning editor, journalist, digital content specialist and UX/UI writer. More

Michelle Guillemard is an award-winning freelance writer specialising in corporate training and health communication. Her clients include hospitals, health insurers, government departments, not-for-profit organisations and healthcare groups. More

Ky Chow has over a decade of journalism experience as a reporter for Australia’s top news brands such as SBS, Sky News, the Australian Financial Review and the ABC. As a specialist in business and finance journalism, Ky can share how to write persuasively on business topics both simple and complex. More

Kath Walters is a business writing trainer, journalist, feature writer, editor and book coach. Over her career at Fairfax Business Media and beyond, her stories appeared in the Australian Financial Review, Smart CompanyBusiness Review Weekly, Business Spectator, Women’s Agenda, ANZ Bluenotes and Company Director. More

Valerie Khoo is an award-winning feature writer who is also CEO of the Australian Writers’ Centre. She writes for a range of corporate and consumer publications and was previously a regular writer for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age for over 15 years. Valerie is also the author of six books. Her latest book is Power Stories: The 8 Stories You MUST Tell to Build an Epic Business. More

Why business writing training?


Organisations that have benefitted from our training include:


And many more ...