Effective Business Writing

Who Should Attend?

Writing well is one of the most important skills you can learn for success in the business world. Knowing how to write well allows you to deliver your ideas with the power they deserve.

Good writing also conveys a sense of your professional excellence to the world around you. In this course, you'll master the simple, effective skills that drive all successful business writing. You'll create impactful documents which not only showcase your ideas, but showcase your own professionalism to your audience.

The principles you learn in this course enable you to become a great business writer. The course will enable understanding of the functionality of style guides and effective use of word processing software, to streamline your documents and produce high quality written content.

Whether you are writing a board report, funding submission, tender, progress report or committee papers, this program will assist you to produce professional, persuasive text, which is easy to read and professionally laid out.


Program Content

This program will cover the following:

  • Selecting appropriate design and layout (use of Style Guides)
  • Choose an appropriate writing style that suits the audience for the document
  • Ensuring documents are consistent with organisational requirements
  • Use industry-leading techniques to create reports and informative documents that are well organised and clearly presented
  • Plan and produce high quality written communications by paying particular attention to the structure to ensure correct information flow
  • Determine methods for gathering and organising information before presenting issues and recommendations within your document
  • Understanding sentence structure and precise writing techniques, taking into account vocabulary, grammar, spelling and punctuation.
  • The art of writing persuasive text


Course Outcome

Participants attending this program will benefit from enhanced written communication skills, and be able to use these skills to produce professional, well written business documents to improve their managerial influence. All participants will be provided with course handouts, and will gain a Certificate of Completion.


Course Venue and Equipment

Courses are generally conducted in our training rooms in Cairns. Where an organisation would like to book a dedicated course for their staff, we are able to come to you and train on-site.

Where courses are conducted onsite then a suitable venue complete with white board or butchers paper is to be provided by the client company.  The venue shall have sufficient space for the participants to be seated comfortably for the duration of training. Any catering costs shall be borne by the client company.  Please contact us to discuss alternate arrangements if there is any difficulty in providing these facilities and equipment.


Additional Costs and Expenses

Where the training is conducted outside the immediate Cairns area then additional costs will be applicable. Any airfares, travel, accommodation, meals and materials freight incurred in the provision of this training will be on-charged plus 10%. Mileage will be charged at 80¢ (plus GST) per kilometre and traveling time will be charged at our standard rates. Please contact us for a formal quotation for courses conducted outside of Cairns.


How to Enrol

Public courses scheduled on demand if minimum numbers can be met. Please contact us if you have 4 or more attendees. 


How to Book a Dedicated Course

Please note this course may be contextualised to your requirements, so please let us know if there is something specific you would like covered, or have particular challenges within your organisation you would like addressed. If you would like a half day facilitated course instead of a full day, this may be arranged, and will simply be a shortened version of this program.

Contact our office if you would like to book a dedicated course. Course date will be scheduled at the time of booking and is subject to trainer availability.



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