If you can read this webpage, then you have all you need to access our range of online courses at the Australian Writers’ Centre!

Whether you have a passion for creative writing or if you want to start a new freelance writing side gig, we have the perfect course that you can start RIGHT NOW.

Our courses are online so you can learn from anywhere.

Tutor-led courses are online classrooms that have a start date and weekly assignments. You enjoy great flexibility about when you complete your assignments each week. In these courses, you have classmates and an expert tutor providing you with valuable weekly feedback. It's not surprising that these courses are very popular with our students.

Self-paced courses give you immediate access and the flexibility to do the course in your own time. They are a great way to gain knowledge and improve specific aspects of your writing. Self-paced courses are very popular with students who want complete control over when and where they study.

“Thank you for providing such fantastic courses in a way everyone can participate. I could not have done any of the courses I have done through you if I had to go to a school, but having them on demand online makes it doable for mums with little kids and people juggling multiple projects. Plus you provide great support and resources for writers everywhere for free AND the teachers are second to none industry pros. I am always singing your praises. You deserve it. You are a brilliant support for us writers.”

– Kel Butler

Creative Writing Stage 1

Discover the secrets to writing compelling fiction.

Develop characters, scenes, dialogue and more.

Learn the nuts and bolts of the art of writing.

Foundation

Online with tutor

5 weeks

17 August 2020

$450


See More

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.

Online with tutor

8 weeks

17 August 2020

$450


See More

Copywriting Essentials

Write headlines and words that sell.

Take creative briefs and do research.

Earn money immediately from clients.

Online with tutor

5 weeks

17 August 2020

$550


See More

Self-paced courses

Creative writing

Enhance your skills

Short Story Essentials

Learn the secrets to compelling short fiction.

Create a gripping narrative with great pace.

Receive a personalised assessment on your 2500-word story!

Online with tutor feedback

Self-paced

17 August 2020

$345


See More

Writing Chapter Books for 6-9 year olds

Discover how to create your own book series.

Understand the story themes that resonate.

Uncover the tricks to keep young readers hooked.

Online with tutor feedback

Self-paced

START TODAY

$245


See More

Fiction Essentials: CHARACTERS

Engage readers through your cast of characters.

Use character development to create narrative tension.

Complete exercises to cement your new skills.

Online

Self-paced

START TODAY

$195


See More

Fiction Essentials: DIALOGUE

Discover how to write compelling conversations.

Learn how to use dialogue to drive your story forward.

Complete exercises to ensure your dialogue is authentic.

Online

Self-paced

START TODAY

$195


See More

Fiction Essentials: GRAMMAR AND PUNCTUATION

Master the art of punctuating dialogue correctly.

Know how to avoid common formatting and style mistakes.

Complete exercises and quizzes to reinforce your skills.

Online

Self-paced

START TODAY

$195


See More

Fiction Essentials: POINT OF VIEW

Master this vital skill in fiction writing.

Gain techniques to strengthen your narrative voice.

Complete exercises to solidify your storytelling.

Online

Self-paced

START TODAY

$195


See More

Cut, Shape, Polish

Gain editing skills that will improve your story.

Easily identify plot holes and structural issues.

Polish your manuscript into a publishable piece of work.

Online

Self-paced

To be announced

TBC


See More

Anatomy of a Crime: How to Write About Murder

Tips from #1 NY Times bestselling author Candice Fox.

Delve into the grisly side of fiction.

Bring your scenes to life with authentic crime details.

Online

Self-paced

START TODAY

$195


See More

Author toolkit

2 Hours to Scrivener Power

Master Scrivener 3 – the must-have tool for authors.

Transform the way you research and write.

Discover author Natasha Lester's secrets to Scrivener success.

Online

Self-paced

START TODAY

$97


See More

Build Your Author Platform

Boost your brand and your profile.

Learn how to choose the right social media platforms.

Create a community of fans – before your book hits shelves!

Online

Self-paced

START TODAY

$165


See More

Make Time to Write

Features the popular Creative Writing 30-day Bootcamp!

Get strategies to fight procrastination.

A step-by-step guide for creating a writing routine.

Online

Self-paced

START TODAY

$147


See More

Creative Writing 30-day Bootcamp

Create a daily writing routine.

Strengthen your creative muscles through regular use.

Smash out 10,000 words in just one month.

Online

Self-paced

START TODAY

$97


See More

Blogging for Beginners

Learn how to set up a new blog.

Establish the right structure and categories.

Begin publishing live content immediately.

Online

Self-paced

START TODAY

$85


See More

How to Get More Blog Readers

Develop a blueprint to grow your readership.

Learn how to write compelling content.

Discover how to attract potential sponsors.

Online

Self-paced

START TODAY

$97


See More

So You Want To Be A Writer – THE BOOK

Discover everything you need to be a successful writer.

A blueprint to get started and thrive in the writing world.

Advice from over 120 writers.

Book

START TODAY

$25


See More

Learn more about getting published

Self-publish your Novel on Kindle

Ideal for authors who want a global readership.

Discover the critical elements of a professional ebook.

Learn the exact steps to sell internationally on Kindle.

Online

Self-paced

START TODAY

$97


See More

Book Covers That Sell

Discover the 5 steps to a winning cover.

Learn the book cover rules for your genre.

Attract readers with the right fonts and imagery.

Online

Self-paced

START TODAY

$85


See More

Inside Publishing

Discover the nuts and bolts of publishing.

Maximise your chances of getting a book deal.

Gain the insider knowledge you need for author success.

Online

Self-paced

START TODAY

$165


See More

Pitch Your Novel: How to Attract Agents and Publishers

Learn how to put together a bulletproof pitch.

Gain tips on writing your synopsis and cover letter.

Your 10-step process for approaching agents and publishers.

Online

Self-paced

START TODAY

$147


See More

Successful Self-publishing: Print and Ebooks

A self-publishing framework for non-fiction writers.

Demystify the current self-publishing landscape.

Get professional guidance on book layout and design.

Online

Self-paced

START TODAY

$245


See More

Freelance writing

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


See More

Profile Writing

Write compelling human stories.

Learn pacing, structure and style.

Valuable insights from a top profiler.

Online

Self-paced

START TODAY

$175


See More

Content Writing

Create compelling content quickly

Showcase specific expertise

Engage readers with easy templates

Online

Self-paced

START TODAY

$245


See More

Real Estate Copywriting

Unlock a reliable revenue stream.

Tips and templates on getting started.

Earn course cost back in just one job.

Online

Self-paced

START TODAY

$195


See More

Business writing

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.

Online

Self-paced

START TODAY

$345


See More

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


See More

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

START TODAY

$695


See More

Reinvent yourself

Reinvent Yourself

Learn how to become a writer with this motivational program.

Access tips, advice and strategies from successful writers.

Your step-by-step guide to change your life.

Online

Self-paced

START TODAY

$97 $67 SALE


See More

Blogging

Blogging for Beginners

Learn how to set up a new blog.

Establish the right structure and categories.

Begin publishing live content immediately.

Online

Self-paced

START TODAY

$85


See More

How to Get More Blog Readers

Develop a blueprint to grow your readership.

Learn how to write compelling content.

Discover how to attract potential sponsors.

Online

Self-paced

START TODAY

$97


See More