This 1 day practical online workshop provides participants with training to produce clear and effective writing for a range of purposes within Government. With a focus on function and form and how quality documents can enhance the image and reputation of all agencies and departments. You will cover a range of document types, including emails and letters, ministerials, briefing notes and parliamentary questions.
Course price includes:
Perth’s best facilitators and coaches
Live, facilitator-led and interactive online training with small groups for maximum impact
Online Writing for Government Training Course Content
This live, facilitator-led Writing for Government training course is delivered to you online at your computer. You still have all the benefits of interacting with our facilitators in real-time, just at your office or home desk. You can ask questions both during the training and afterwards with our free post-course help desk.
This online course helps participants to remain professional while handling difficult conversations in the workplace. Providing a practical and hands on approach, participants will apply a step by step framework for the best possible outcome. Sometimes the hardest part is starting a difficult conversation, and we have got that covered. The course covers handling fears, feedback, conflict styles – what to use when, and much more.
8:30am to 3:30pm
Planning to get it right
What is effective writing?
Clarify expectations and standards
Identify the purpose and outcomes
Identify your audience and their needs
Structure documents for impact and readability
Plain English principles
Working with Government documents
The fundamentals of writing for Government
The essentials of form, format, templates and style
Editing and proofreading
Edit and proofread for:
Sources of support and further information
Personal action plan
Write better government correspondence
Review and assess sample government documents
Apply the principles of effective written communication for a range of purposes and a variety of audiences
Apply the structure and formatting requirements of government writing
Write with clarity and impact
Be clear, considered and concise with your message
Write documents that are approved without undue redrafting
Use editing and proofreading for effective quality control
This course requires no previous training or experience.
Participants are requested to bring samples of letters, memos or e-mails from their workplace to refer to during the course.
“Examples were easy to understand and relative” Cecily from Public Sector Commission
“Gained a structured process for writing, including what is needed and what is excess” Wayne from Public Sector Commission
“I now know how to structure a document” Cassandra from Department of Health
“Easy to understand and convert the skills into daily use” Donna from Department of Communities
“Useful, practical tips” Natalie from Department of Health
“Very clear foundation and a presenter who was happy to help” Sallie from Department of Health
“Learning to use plain English was the best part of this course” Rose from Main Roads WA
“I enjoyed having the trainer assist us in editing a document we had previously written, so we could see how to improve” Tahney from Main Roads WA
“The best skill I learnt here was to plan before writing” Walter from DMIRS
“Learnt how to make my writing more precise” Felicia from DMIRS
“Taught me how to bring my writing style into the 21st century” Claire from Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage
“The best part of this course was the layout and tools I gained for effective writing” Shaun from Department of Education
“The structuring of content and collating of information were the best features of this course” Merinda from DMIRS
“Broke writing techniques down into easy steps” Amy from Child and Adolescent Community Health
“The best feature of this course was the planning process given to us” Roy from DMIRS
“I now understand the importance of using simple language” Ryan from Department of Communities