Menu
Download my free course pack

Plain English and Business Writing

PEBW

Claim your course pack
Quick access to your course career outcomes, payment options and more.
Download my free course pack
Need more information?
Speak to a friendly course advisor
1300 783 283
Monday - Friday
9am - 5pm

Study online / distance

By learning the skills of plain English and business writing, you improve your employment prospects and increase your ability to advance within your organisation to more responsible positions.

Show more

Many government departments, and increasingly more organisations, now have plain English writing policies. To work within those companies you have to have plain English writing skills to even be considered.

Course summary

Qualification gained
Australian College Certificate in Professional Writing (Plain English and Business Writing)
Course code
PEBW
Study mode
Flexible delivery (including online with some projects / activities and/or skills-based training)
Course fees
Pay up-front, pay by installment or completely customise your own payment plan here. Employers, ask about our group/corporate rates and traineeship availability.
Flexible duration (with an option to extend)
Up to 12 months
Study load
Self-paced
Start date
Start anytime
Assessment method
Multiple choice, short answer questions
Nationally recognised
No

Career opportunities

  • Professional Writer
  • Plain English Writer
  • Business Writer

Course units

Unit 1 - Foundations of Plain English and Business Writing

Reading 1 - The Power of Plain English

What is Plain English?
Key Features of Plain English
Effective Communication in Business
Reasons for Writing

Reading 2 - Writing Style

Sentence Structure
Punctuation for Clarity
Correct Grammar and Plain English
Vocabulary and Style
Writing Paragraphs
Clear Layout
The Use of Graphics

Unit 2 - Development of Plain English and Business Writing

Reading 1 - Writing Business Documents

Writing for a Specific Purpose
Writing Business Letters
Writing Emails, Faxes and Memos
Writing Minutes and Briefing Notes
Writing Submissions
Writing Reports
Writing Promotional Material and Advertising Copy
Writing Newsletters and Bulletins
Writing Electronic Presentations and Website Content

Reading 2 - Plain English in Practice

Emails in Plain English
Reports in Plain English
Letters in Plain English
Newsletters in Plain English

Entry requirements

  • Access to a computer with word processing, PDF reader capabilities and an internet connection
  • A good command of written English
  • Ability to allocate appropriate study hours per week

If you have these essential requirements, then you can get started immediately.

Student reviews

"During the course I was working full-time and even had a baby! I would recommend the college to anyone who needs to study at their own pace, not the at the pace of the college!"

Yvonne Clarke, 13th August 2013

Need more information?
Quick access to your course career outcomes, payment options and more.
Download my free course pack
Get in touch now
Speak to a friendly course advisor
1300 783 283
Monday - Friday
9am - 5pm

Begin your Writing career today

  • Enrol anytime
  • Interest-free
  • Customised payment options
  • Graduate 100% debt-free
Enrol online securely now

Why choose AC?

Flexible
Study in your own space, at your own pace
Supportive
Stay connected with your trainer with phone and email support
HomeCoursesWriting, Film and TelevisionPlain English and Business Writing
AC Newsletter
Be the first to hear about course updates and educational offers
Copyright © Australian College Pty Ltd 2016