Australian Writers' Centre - Freelance writing courses

Discover how a freelance writing course at AWC can change your life.

If you’d like the flexibility and freedom of becoming a freelance writer or copywriter – getting paid to write articles for publications or content for clients – you'll find the ideal course here.

Our courses are online so you can learn from anywhere. Tutor-led courses give you the online classroom experience so you can connect with other writers, while self-paced courses give you the flexibility to do the course in your own time.

Each course has been created by experts in the industry to give you access to an exciting (and often life-changing) new revenue stream. Many freelancers do it part-time, while others make a career out of it. The choice is yours!

Explore an area of interest below and embrace a freelance lifestyle for yourself…

Learn how to write compelling feature articles.

Fast track your freelance writing career with industry-specific skills.

Learn the essential skills to become a copywriter.

Advance your copywriting career with extra skills.

The core feature writing path

Learn the foundations of compelling feature articles

Freelance Writing Stage 1

Industry advice on writing for publications

Techniques on structure, research, interviewing

Find and pitch story ideas with confidence

Foundations
Online with tutor
5 weeks 1 June 2020
$450 BOOKINGS NOW OPEN

Freelance Writing Masterclass Program

Further real-world mentoring

Direct access to expert feedback/advice

Sharpen your skills, fast-track success

Advanced
Online with mentor
12 months START NOW
$65 per month

Freelance writing – extra skills

Hone your techniques and explore an area of interest

Travel Writing

Write engaging travel content

Tips on itineraries, photography, freebies

Turn any place into a paid story

Online with tutor
5 weeks 8 June 2020
$450 BOOKINGS OPEN NOW

Food Writing

Learn how to break into the industry

How to write delicious reviews and recipes

Combine your love of food and writing

Online live with tutor
5 evenings 15 July 2020
$450 BOOKINGS OPEN NOW

Profile Writing

Write compelling human stories

Learn pacing, structure and style

Valuable insights from a top profiler

Online
Self-paced START TODAY
$175

Content Writing

Create compelling content quickly

Showcase specific expertise

Engage readers with easy templates

Online
Self-paced START TODAY
$245

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 START TODAY
$345

The Business of Freelancing

Turn your feature writing into a business

Tips on invoicing, tax and more

How to be effective in quoting for jobs

Online
Self-paced START TODAY
$147

Freelance Writing Masterclass Program

Further real-world mentoring

Direct access to expert feedback/advice

Sharpen your skills, fast-track success

Online with mentor
12 months START NOW
$65 per month

Copywriting

Learn the foundation skills to get started as a copywriter

Copywriting Essentials

Write headlines and words that sell

Take creative briefs and do research

Earn money immediately from clients

Online with tutor
5 weeks 8 June 2020
$550 BOOKINGS OPEN NOW

Copywriting – extra skills

Increase your copywriting services and knowledge

UX/UI Copywriting

Create seamless online user experiences

Best practice app and web techniques

Convert more customers and drive sales

Online live with tutor
2 mornings 24 June 2020
$345 BOOKINGS OPEN NOW

SEO Copywriting

Write copy that Google loves

Tips on making your words smarter

Charge more as an expert

Online with tutor
5 weeks 1 June 2020
$550 BOOKINGS OPEN NOW

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 15 June 2020
$550 BOOKINGS OPEN NOW

Real Estate Copywriting

Unlock a reliable revenue stream

Tips and templates on getting started

Earn course cost back in just 1-2 jobs

Online
Self-paced START TODAY
$275

Writing for the Web & Mobile

Communicate effectively online

The golden rules of information design

Explore SEO and contextual links

Online live Zoom or at your workplace
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