Training at a glance
Our Getting to the point® training includes Baseline, specialist and public workshops to meet every writing need.
- sign up for our virtual training as an individual
- host a 1- or 2-day workshop for 10 of your staff
- run a larger program for your whole team or organisation.
All our participants receive a comprehensive manual, which covers document structure and written expression. It uses activities and best practice examples to boost writing skills.
Private team training for organisations
We have run training for over 33,000 professionals around Australia.
Our 2-day Baseline is our most sought after and successful workshop. But our 1-day Essentials training is also popular with time-poor staff. Our options include:
Local Government Writing
Briefing and Correspondence Writing
Ministerial and Policy Writing
Before a workshop, our expert trainers review samples of each participant’s workplace writing. During the workshop, participants receive personalised feedback to apply what they learn to their samples.
Public workshops for individuals
We offer virtual Getting to the point® training for anyone who wants to improve their workplace writing. Each workshop uses proven plain English tools to help you write clear, concise and engaging content.
You can only purchase a place in public training using a credit card.
We also offer specialist workshops for organisations who need them.
- half-day legal training sessions
- 1-hour Plain English for Professionals presentation on plain English and its benefits.
Our specialist legal training includes:
Plain Language for Lawyers
Writing Persuasive Advices
Writing Legal Communications
Drafting in Plain Language
Each legal training session earns 3.5 CPD points.
We run virtual training using Zoom or MS Teams. We do not run it as a webinar.
Participants attend using their own computers with a camera, plus headphones or earbuds if in a shared space. Participants will interact personally with the trainer and with small groups of their peers.
Please see our Service update fact sheet for more details.
Our clients say
I loved this workshop from start to finish. Activities were relevant and participants could ask many, many questions.
Policy specialist, water utility
This is a course that will benefit me for the rest of my career.
Program officer, state government department
I've learnt that by providing too much detail, I am burying my core message. And that instead of impressing my reader, I am confusing them.
Project officer, land development corporation