Overview of this course
This valuable online self-paced course takes you step-by-step through the stages of preparing business documents – with tips to help you write better and faster. Presented in a fun and accessible way, it shows you have to become more efficient at writing everything from correspondence to reports and to be able to communicate in a way that is easily understood by your target audience.
Practical and proven
Using AWC’s proven methodology, you will equip yourself with new writing skills that will last you a lifetime. You’ll discover the exact framework you should follow to structure your message clearly. And you’ll take the guesswork out of your writing.
During the course, you'll cover:
- How to plan and tailor your writing to your audience.
- The 11 golden rules of good business writing.
- Common writing mistakes (and how to avoid them).
- Grammar and punctuation essentials.
- The rules of effective and persuasive writing.
- Revising and editing to enhance readability.
- Presentation and why it’s important.
And much more.
What’s included in your online course?
- 8 modules + 1 bonus module
- 2.5 hours of content – access anytime at your own pace
- 9 video lessons plus 2 supporting handouts
“It's a must for everyone – even just as a refresher on writing basics, it reminded me to do simple things that make a huge difference."
– Lauren Bolton
How our “self-paced courses” work
Professional Business Writing is one of AWC’s 20+ “self-paced” online courses. But what does that mean? Allow us to explain:
By the end of this course, you will have:
|KNOWLEDGE:||Thanks to our step-by-step guide to business writing.|
|CONFIDENCE:||You’ll be able to write with confidence and have the skills to write clearly and concisely.|
|By knowing the process, you’ll write much easier and quicker.|
|SKILLS FOR LIFE:||These skills are transferable to any job that you have now or in the future.|
PLUS – OUR ONLINE STYLE GUIDE AT YOUR FINGERTIPS
This course also includes bonus access to the online version of our fantastic ready-reference Australian Business Style Guide (valued at $49) – the reference point for settling your style and grammar questions – and created specifically for Australian workplaces.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q: I already have fairly good writing skills. WIll I learn anything new?
A: This course is designed as a useful “refresher” for those who are already fluent and confident in written and spoken English – as well as a learning tool for those that seek to fill in the gaps. In particular, you’ll learn how to apply the principles to your own documents – making it relevant for anyone looking to get an edge.
Q: What kind of role does this course suit?
A: The skills taught in this course aren’t job specific – they’re fundamentals that can be applied to creating various documents, that anyone from management to front desk might need to produce in their role. They’re also skills that you will last a lifetime.
Q: Who created this course?
A: Our Professional Business Writing online course has been created by Australian Writers’ Centre CEO, Valerie Khoo – who also narrates each lesson. As you work your way through the course, you’ll also meet Paul – who introduces each section on screen.