Train your team

with world-class writing workshops
from the Australian Writers' Centre

  • Give your organisation the edge.
  • Improve productivity.
  • Grow your team’s skills.

At AWC, we offer:

  • Full-day and half-day writing courses
  • Real world “best practice” training from experienced professionals
  • Empowerment for your team through practical knowledge
  • A fun and supportive learning experience
  • In-house training (we come to you) for 6+ participants.

Your customers (internal and external) are surrounded by information every day. To create an impact requires engaging communication that is appropriate to its audience, clear, error-free and consistent across your team. With our range of specialised writing training – delivered at your workplace – we give your organisation the competitive edge, no matter what industry you’re in.


“We had an excellent presenter who tailored the course to participants’ needs. Three ‘a-ha’ moments made it worth the fee alone. The take-home course notes and Australian Business Style Guide are an excellent ongoing resource.”

Claire O’Connor


Benefits of training for your organisation:

  • Greater staff morale, thanks to new skills that
    are transferable to all aspects of life.
  • Increased productivity through consistent
    internal communication.
  • Improved efficiencies through better explained processes, memos or reporting.
  • Greater profits, from less downtime and fewer combined hours spent on miscommunication or unnecessary meetings.
  • More satisfied customers and greater potential for new customers who are influenced by quality communication.
  • Minimal downtime for you and your team – short courses, available at your workplace.
  • Ongoing access to common issues through ready-reference Australian Business Style Guide (one per participant).

“Great course and very knowledgeable instructor! I found the whole day to be very enjoyable and beneficial to help me with my current job. I liked that the presenter asked us for examples from our workplace. He obviously keeps updated with the web and this was reflected in the course.”

Catherine Zsifko


Included for every participant:
the Australian Business Style Guide

We take our training seriously – with comprehensive notes given to all participants on the day. However, we also want your team to feel that they have the right answers on hand every single day after that.

That’s why we created the Australian Business Style Guide – a unique grab-and-go guide designed to strip away the nonsense and give you the answer you’re looking for, at your fingertips. Everything from grammar and punctuation to troublesome bullet lists, common misspelled words and whether or not a word needs a hyphen.

It’s all about cementing the learning, and it’s the perfect desk guide
to have on hand at all times.

World-class training from world-class presenters

Kate Hennessy is a professional writer who splits her time between corporate writing, journalism, editing and communications consulting. Prior to teaching at the Australian Writers' Centre, Kate’s experience includes a role as senior writer and editor at writing agency, The Editor Group, and as internal communications at Cisco (Australia and New Zealand). Since then, Kate has provided writing services and communications consulting to dozens of well-known organisations including Insurance Australia Group, Sydney Theatre Company, Channel 7, National Science Week, Community Broadcasting Association of Australia, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, MBF and E*TRADE Australia. 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

Nic Brasch is a corporate writer with more than 15 years’ experience as a teacher. He’s delivered writing and communication workshops for many corporations, government departments, SMEs and Not-for-profit organisations. More

Alistair McKillop is an experienced corporate communications writer, having worked for Allianz, Westpac and the Royal Bank of Scotland. Alistair is also a professional writer who has been responsible for writing and editing corporate publications, newsletters, reports and briefing papers. 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

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

Organisations that have benefitted from our training include:


And many more ...

Empower your team today

  • Give your organisation the edge.

  • Improve productivity and grow your team’s skillset.

  • Find out more about our professional in-house
    writing training today!


Minimum downtime.
Maximum learning.

With our in-house training option, we will come to your place of business and tailor it to suit your group's needs.

To find out more, give us a call on (02) 9929 0088 or complete the form below.

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