Welcome!

We're Australia's leading provider of writing courses and we're so excited that you've found us at last.

Whether you'd like to improve your skills, discover a new career, or simply find your creative tribe, this is the ultimate place to pursue your writing passion.

Why Australian Writers' Centre?

People love our courses because of their affordability, short duration and accessibility – a surefire way to gain new writing skills in a supportive environment.

Each and every one of our courses is filled with practical and relevant world-class content – created by experts who are active in the industry.

No matter what stage you're at, if you have a writing goal, we have the course to help you achieve great things.

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Which course should I do first?

We offer courses to suit every kind of writer – and we’re not exaggerating when we say they could change your life.

Much like a gelateria, our centre has an abundance of ‘writing flavours' – covering a range of genres, topics and skillsets. We have everything from picture books, copywriting, travel writing, creative non-fiction, publishing and more. There's lots to explore and something to tickle everyone's tastebuds.

But if you’re just starting out, you'll want to begin with the strongest possible framework.

That's where our foundation courses come in.

  • Our popular foundation courses (below) have been specially designed to give you the key skills, industry insights and expert techniques to reach your goals faster.
  • Each provides you with a solid grounding in your area of interest.
  • And for hundreds of our graduates, they've been the launchpad to a new career as a writer.

We welcome students from all backgrounds and experience levels. All you need is a desire to write and a hunger to learn. Choose your starting point below!

Creative Writing Stage 1

Want to create your own worlds, characters, plots – and tap into every corner of your imagination? There's no better place to learn the nuts and bolts of storytelling than with our Creative Writing Stage 1 course. Whether you'd like to one day write a novel, or you're simply seeking a creative outlet, this course provides you with a supportive space to gain lifelong skills.

Writing Picture Books

There's something magical about the books children first encounter (especially at bedtime!) and in this short course, you'll learn how to create your own. Discover the essential elements that make a picture book a hit with publishers, parents and young children – and have loads of fun while you're at it.

Freelance Writing Stage 1

An exciting career path as a freelance feature writer is at your fingertips – and it all starts with this practical course. You'll learn how to research and structure engaging articles on any topic and pitch them to your favourite publications. It's the quickest way to gain the skills and confidence to hit the ground running – and have your stories published.

Copywriting Essentials

If you'd love to whip up effective content marketing materials and advertisements for businesses big and small, copywriting is your calling. Develop the skills to start earning a lucrative income crafting words that 'sell' – in just five short weeks. It's the hands-down best way to turn your passion for words into profit.

What can I expect?

We know it can sometimes feel daunting to start something new… or even to give yourself permission to explore writing. That's why we've fitted out our foundation courses with easy-to-digest modules, a flexible learning environment, stacks of tutor support and an intimate group of like-minded classmates alongside you. We're here to help you at every stage.

Once you join an AWC classroom – whether it's online or in person, as a complete newbie or not – you'll be welcomed into our friendly community. It's an ideal place to take your first steps and follow your creative curiosity.

In fact by doing a course with AWC, you will:

  • discover the kinds of writing you like

  • meet new people with different insights

  • learn a lot about your own writing style

  • acquire practical skills that you can use immediately

  • discover new authors, resources or techniques

  • continue to be motivated in our graduate groups

  • experience a more creative life!

What's not to love? A course can be the start of something truly great – unlocking the hidden potential that's currently nestled inside you.

Where could an AWC course lead?

Amazing places, that's where! Hear about the successes of some of our inspiring alumni…

There's no better time to start your writing adventure than right now. We can't wait to see you in the classroom.