Training services

Workshops at a glance

Our Getting to the point® training includes baseline, specialist and public workshops.

You can:

  • sign up for one of our 4 virtual training options 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 training participants receive a comprehensive manual, which covers document structure and written expression. It uses interactive activities and best practice examples to boost writing skills.

Custom workshops for organisations

We have run Baseline training for almost 30,000 professionals around Australia.

Our 2-day Ministerial and Policy Writing Baseline is our most sought after and successful workshop. We can tailor a Baseline to suit your business sector and writing genre, such as:

  • audit writing
  • board paper writing
  • communications writing
  • report writing.

We also offer our Plain English Essentials workshop, which is a 1-day express module that teaches the core concepts of plain English. 

Before a workshop, our expert trainers review samples of each participant’s workplace writing. During the workshop, participants can apply what they learn to their samples.

 Contact us for a tailored quote.

Public workshops for individuals

We offer 4 virtual training options for anyone who wants to improve their workplace writing. Each of these uses proven plain English tools to help you write clear, concise and engaging content:


Specialist workshops

We also offer more advanced and specialist workshops for organisations who need them. 

Ask us about our:

  • 1-day specialist workshops with more advanced tools, such as for staff who edit and review the work of others
  • 3-hour legal training sessions, including Drafting in Plain LanguageWriting Persuasive Advices and Plain Language for Lawyers
  • 1-hour Plain English for Professionals presentation on plain English and its benefits.

Each legal training session earns 3 points for continuing professional development.

COVID-19 update

We now run virtual training without compromising any learning outcomes or activities. 

Please see our Service update fact sheet for more details, or call us on 02 9290 1288 to discuss any questions.

We're COVID safe

 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

Congratulations on switching to remote delivery so seamlessly, and creating a 'virtual group dynamic'.

Officer, state government agency

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

We are a preferred NSW government supplier and have worked with over 300 organisations. Our user terms apply to all registrations.