Online courses you can START NOW!

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

The nuts and bolts of learning the art of writing

Online with tutor
5 weeks
$450

Writing Picture Books

Create magical stories for the youngest of readers.

Discover the themes that kids (and publishers) adore.

Explore your creativity in a supportive environment.

Online with tutor
5 weeks
$450

Freelance Writing Stage 1

Industry advice on writing for publications

Techniques on structure, research, interviewing

Find and pitch story ideas with confidence

Online with tutor
5 weeks
$450

SEO Copywriting

Write copy that Google loves

Tips on making your words smarter

Charge more as an expert

Online with tutor
5 weeks
$550

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 START TODAY
$345

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
Self-paced START TODAY
$245

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

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

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

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

Fiction Essentials: Self-editing

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 COMING SOON
$195

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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
ORDER TODAY
$25

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Business Writing

Professional Business Writing

Instils the fundamentals of writing in plain English.

Produce clear and concise documents every time.

Learn the 11 golden rules of good business writing.

Online
Self-paced START TODAY
$345

How to Write Media Releases

Get results with well-written press releases.

Learn what information journalists want to see.

Receive proven templates and guides.

Online
Self-paced START TODAY
$345

Write a Business Book

The ultimate step-by-step guide to building your own book.

Learn how to showcase your knowledge, chapter by chapter.

Leverage your book to get more leads and convert more sales.

Online
Self-paced START TODAY
$695

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

Blogging

Blogging for Beginners

Take the guesswork out of setting up your own blog.

Learn how to keep your content current and post regularly.

Carve out your very own corner of the internet.

Online
Self-paced START TODAY
$85

How to Get More Blog Readers

Develop a blueprint to grow your readership.

Learn how to attract fans and potential sponsors.

Write compelling content and great headlines.

Online
Self-paced START TODAY
$97