Writing is essential to everyday life. And we write for lots of reasons – to communicate, promote ideas, persuade others, sell products, initiate change … and the list goes on! However, writing effectively and confidently is another thing entirely, and it’s a valuable skill. This course is ideal for anyone who would like to learn more about the written word, including admin staff, managers, copywriters, authors and editors.
The Writing with Efficiency courseis an online program that will help you develop your writing and communication skills in terms of organising your thoughts effectively, writing to a brief and producing clear, ‘clean’ copy.
In this professional development course, you will explore the communication process and basic writing skills, including studying nouns, verbs, adjectives and sentences in detail.
You will also learn how to use clear and concise wording and accurate punctuation and undertake research and planning to write a variety of documents, including media releases and essays.
On completion of this course, you will have gained the skills to write meaningful, relevant, accurate and easy-to-understand copy effectively and efficiently. Write on!
Unit 1 – Introduction
Scope of writing -where is writing used
What is effective writing
Good writing is direct
Good writing is objective
Variety is good in writing
Understanding human communication
The communication process
Types of communication (verbal, non verbal, etc)
Writing for a purpose
Understand your reader
Unit 2 – Basic writing skills
Parts of speech
Types of nouns -proper, common, collective
Possessive nouns and pronouns
Types of verbs: regular, irregular etc.
Adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions
Common grammatical errors: comma splices, fragmented sentences, dangling modifiers, etc
Types of sentences: declarative, interrogative, exclamatory, etc
Expanding basic sentences
Adding modifying words, phrases or clauses.
Linking words or phrases
Unit 3 – Clear wording
Common causes of confusion: homophones, malopropropisms, etc
Making meanings clear: Illustrative context, glossing, etc
Other types of language: colloquial, formal, informal, etc
Building a paragraph
General guidelines for effective writing
Unit 4 – Concise wording
Condensing your writing
Common problems contributing to lack of conciseness
Active and passive voice
Condensing text: how to Precis
Unit 5 – Punctuation and Accuracy
Semi colon, colon, dash, comma
American or English spelling?
Unit 5 – Planning what you write
Planning what you write
Writing a media release
Writing an answer or an essay
Academic writing, verbs, quotations
Unpack the question
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 100 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.