Clear Writing for Effective Communication


12 hours




City Campus



Next Intake

To be determined


Learn the principles, techniques and disciplines for structuring and writing communication pieces that compel readers to read on.

In this practical, workshop-style course you will learn how to apply the key processes of effective communication and write sentences that bring ideas and images into clearer focus. The workshop component of the course will be a group project for all participants to write collaboratively in class, enabling all participants to actively apply the theory and techniques presented in the course.

Course content

  • The 10 Principles of clear writing
  • Effective communication techniques
  • How to plan and structure a compelling communication piece
  • How to turn generic writing into genuine communication
  • Targeting specific readerships
  • Building effective sentences
  • Timetable

    There are currently no dates scheduled for this course. Please contact us or join our mailing list to express your interest in this course.

    How to enrol

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    No prior knowledge or experience is necessary for this introductory course.

    Materials supplied

    Materials required for the course will be provided. All relevant course notes are supplied with comprehensive instructions and exercises.

    Materials to bring

    Pen, paper and/or laptop for note taking.

    Suited to

    Public, private and community sector professionals committed to higher communication standards in all media.

    Additional notes

    Course Presenter - Nicolas Di Tempora

    Nicolas is a freelance copywriter and editor (member of the Institute of Professional Editors). He is also a qualified teacher (Dip.Ed) and author of Copywriting In Action: From Concept to Completion.

    His professional writing career includes ad agencies J Walter Thompson, DDB and Saatchis. Today he runs his own writing, editing and co-writing business, DiTempora Communications. He combines his expertise in designing and delivering online, in-house and on campus writing courses to individuals and organisations throughout Australia.


    You will learn the six stages of structuring a clear communication piece, the ten principles of clear writing and the seven rules of how to judge effective communication. You will understand how to apply these guidelines to craft clear and purpose built communication pieces.

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