What will I learn?

Learn to write at a high level of clarity, precision and influence.

Practice techniques for improving your writing.
Understand how simplicity and structure improve reception.
Create engaging and memorable key messages.
Create written communication that gains audience attention, agreement and action.
Improve the persuasive impact of your writing.
Techniques for advanced writing challenges

What is covered in the course?

Sharpening your writing: being clear, concise and concrete.
Using simplicity and structure to improve reception.
Creating engaging and memorable key messages.
Writing to get attention, agreement and action.
Improving the persuasive impact of your writing.
Utilising a range of techniques for advanced writing challenges.

Should I attend?

Ideal for experienced professionals working on high level communication and wanting to sharpen the quality of their written work.

How will I benefit?

You will learn a number of strategies to make your writing clearer, more concise and more effective, and will practice applying them to the types of writing that you do as part of your work role.

This is an action learning course - to make it as practical as possible, please bring samples of your own business writing to work on in the session.

How will my organisation benefit?

Your organisation will gain an individual with an improved level of writing with strategies and tools they apply to their work and share with others.

Enter our online learning space

Your course will be delivered via our virtual learning platform and includes the following:

access to online course materials and activities 1 week prior to live virtual learning session
online support and interaction with your facilitator and course coordinator
live virtual learning sessions with your facilitator
further self-learning resources to embed your learning
post course evaluation.

You will need:

computer or tablet
web browser Chrome or Firefox to view your course online
webcam, headphones and microphone
internet connection (broadband or 4G minimum)
notepaper and pen
a willingness to participate and engage with the instructor and other course participants

Study options

Online/Distance (Variable)

Tuition fees
Information not available

Please check with institution

Start date

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

For international students

If your first language is not English, you must be equipped to demonstrate English Language Proficiency throughout your short course enrolment at a minimum IELTS Level 6.5 in all bands in line with the University of Adelaide’s Minimum English Language Requirements.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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