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Certificate of Grant Writing


Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

Whether you need to secure funding for a personal project or for an organisation, professional grant writing skills are essential. This course is excellent professional development for those who work for a non-profit, school, religious institution or other organisation that requires funding.

The Certificate of Grant Writing is an online professional development course that will equip you with the skills and tools you need to enter the exciting field of grant writing.

In this online grant writing course, you will learn how to organise a successful grant writing campaign, network effectively for success, and how to put together a complete proposal package.

On completion of this course, you will be able to plan, coordinate, write, package and submit a successful grant-writing proposal to secure funding opportunities.

Course Structure

Unit: Grant Writing

  • Introduction to grant writing
  • Finding funding
  • Types of grants
  • Uses of grants
  • Grant writing research
  • Grant documentation
  • Initial approaches
  • Application guidelines
  • Fundraising tools
  • Grant writing process
  • Networking for success
  • Social networking
  • Introductory phone calls
  • Grant writing campaigns
  • Teamwork
  • Development teams
  • Collaborative partnerships
  • Asking for support
  • Letters of enquiry
  • Letters of request
  • Proposal packages
  • Measuring success
  • Financial information
  • Grant application process
  • Diversification of funding
  • Application review process
  • Packaging your proposals
  • Government proposals


Written assignments and exercises, including short-answer questions, reports/essays and projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment.


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Certificate Course



  • 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;
  • 12 months’ access. Free extensions may be available upon application.
  • Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
  • Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.

Career Pathways

Future growth




  • Grant Writer
  • Grants and Research Officer
  • Fundraising Officer
  • Grants and Tender Writer
  • Includes 12 months access
  • Full up-front payment only