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1-day Plain English Essentials

Our most popular Getting to the point® workshop covers the core concepts of plain English when writing at work.

Check out our terms and conditions here. You can cancel an enrolment up to 3 weeks beforehand, but If you want to change it after then, we will apply our service administration fee. We do not rebook or refund no-shows.

 

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Ask us about our wide range of private team training options for your organisation.

Join us in our Zoom training room

Join our 1-day virtual training. All you need to start the process is a user account.

3 simple steps for enrolling in public training 

1.   Shop with a credit card or invoice.

2.   Complete a quick online questionnaire.

3.   Receive our Zoom training link and access to our digital training material.

Training runs from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm AEST. Enrolments close at 4 pm 3 days before an event.
Your training checklist

 A computer or laptop with a webcam and mic

 Reliable internet access

 A quiet, work-friendly space

 Ear buds or a headset if in a shared space

 Pen and paper for keeping hard copy notes

Our standard terms and conditions apply.

Please contact us if you have special needs (such as using a screen reader) so we can advise you.

 Our participants say

Every element was interesting in the way it was dissected, explained and applied.

The Zoom training worked very well. I found it easy to use.

I now have tactics to plan my thoughts before writing.

The tools will help me and my staff to provide clearer information to members and senators.

The trainer made the day fun and interesting and provided tips and tools relevant to my job.

It was nice to see other faces through the Zoom program considering the isolation period many participants were facing.

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Learn to balance the needs of your readers in our intermediate course.

Perfect for

Writers who have to cater to a wide range of readers, in all document types such as letters and emails, bulletins and assessments.

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Writing for Clarity

What we cover

We show you how to:

  • map your readers to better understand their needs
  • structure your material effectively so readers can easily find what they need
  • make your text flow seamlessly
  • set tone and readability at the right level
  • remove words and details that reduce your document's impact.

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Learn to persuade readers to your point of view in our advanced course.

Perfect for

Writers who must think analytically and recommend action in documents like reports, submissions, proposals and letters.

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Writing to Persuade

What we cover

We explain the key steps to more successful documents so you can:

  • identify the core issues to discuss
  • support your claim with the best arguments
  • test your analysis and reasoning
  • structure your text to give your arguments greater impact
  • review your language so it matches the needs of your readers.

Paying by card?

To purchase immediately, you need a credit card. Start by logging into your existing user account (or create one). Then follow these steps:

1. Choose your training

Choose a training date on the Store. You can enrol multiple participants in a single transaction. 

2. Buy the training

Review your purchase in the cart. Click ‘Pay with credit card’.

Enter purchaser and billing details, and participant details. Click ‘Checkout’. 

Enter the credit card details. Click ‘Buy now’. 

3. Receive enrolment details

We email you a receipt when the payment is processed. 

Participants then get an enrolment confirmation with the training details.

We email participants the training Zoom link 2 days before the training.

Need an invoice?

To pay by invoice using EFT, you need to set up a corporate account. Start by logging into your existing user account (or create one). Then follow these steps:

1. Request a corporate account

Select the dropdown menu button next to your name in the top blue bar, choose ‘My account’ and then ‘My corporate account’ to complete a request form.

We will email your corporate account code and an invoice for prepayment.

2. Pay your invoice

When your invoice is paid, we will email you and confirm your account funds. 

3. Buy the training

Choose a training date on the Store. You can enrol multiple participants in a single transaction. 

Review your purchase in the cart. Click ‘Proceed’.

4. Use the corporate account

Review your corporate account details and add the participant details. Click ‘Checkout’.

Choose the ‘Corporate account’ tab and enter your corporate account code. Click ‘Buy now’. This will pay for your purchase from your corporate account.

5. Receive enrolment details

We email you a receipt when the payment is processed. 

Participants then get an enrolment confirmation with the training details.

We email participants the training Zoom link 2 days before the training.