Course Content

Our two-day Effective Writing Business course will cover everything you need to know about constructing business documents, from developing the initial plan to editing and proofreading practices.

The short course will cover basics of Effective Writing Business, including:

  • The contextual purpose and requirements of business documents
  • Common types of documents used by businesses
  • Core tenets of quality writing

Once you have an understanding of these core concepts, this course will investigate the specific actions of how to plan and write a document:

  • Identifying purpose and audience
  • The value of simplicity and “Plain English”
  • Generating an empathic connection with your audience
  • The primacy of active voice over passive

The final section of the course will examine the activities parallel to writing that ensure documents are effective, such as:

  • Successful research practices and how to distinguish between fact and opinion
  • Composition and structure of a text
  • Formatting basics
  • Editing and proofreading

Upcoming Dates for Effective Business Writing

Melbourne Campus
Monday, August 15 — Tuesday, August 16, 2022
Sydney Campus
Monday, September 5 — Tuesday, September 6, 2022
Brisbane Campus
Thursday, September 15 — Friday, September 16, 2022
Adelaide Campus
Thursday, September 22 — Friday, September 23, 2022
Canberra Campus
Thursday, November 17 — Friday, November 18, 2022
Virtual Session Campus
Tuesday, September 6 — Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Effective Business Writing

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from over 272 participants

AIM Digital Certificate Effective Business Writing

Learn it. Earn it. Share it.

By completing AIM’s Effective Business Writing course, you will receive a certificate to recognise the high standard of learning and skill development you have attained. Print your industry-recognised certificate of attainment or share electronically to demonstrate your ever-growing value to employers and peers.

Included Online Courses

Effective Business Writing also gives you free access to the following online courses valued at $2,720:

> Effective Communication
> Implementing Innovation and Continuous Improvement
> Project Management Fundamentals

Delivery Mode

On-Campus Workshop – 2 days face-to-face workshops

Our Effective Business Writing short course is set in interactive classrooms at one of our six campuses across Australia: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide, and Mackay. The benefits of studying in a classroom setting include being able to share first-hand experiences, ideas, and questions with peers and our expert facilitators. You will study alongside like-minded people and strengthen your network.

This Communication short course will present you with hypothetical and real-world case studies that demonstrate the concepts of writing effectively in a business setting, with which you will perform practical tasks both individually and in teams to apply your knowledge gained about the best practices for writing business documents.

Virtual Classroom - 2 days virtual sessions

Utilising highly accessible digital capabilities, virtual classrooms provides the benefits of live learning — working with peers, asking questions with immediate answers from facilitators, and stimulating deeper discussions — with the flexibility of online learning.

Additional Information

What's Included?


All students receive:


  • Comprehensive course notes
  • Free access to 3 x Online Short Courses


On-campus students receive:


  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
  • Internet access

Please advise AIM when booking if you have any dietary or accessibility requests.


Virtual students will require the following:


  • Computer or mobile device
  • An internet connection (broadband/4G+ recommended)
  • Speakers and a microphone
  • A webcam

Payment Options

We require full payment to be made upfront prior to attending the training. Payment options we offer include:

  • Credit Card (Visa/MasterCard/Amex)
  • Direct Deposit (EFT)
  • Purchase Order
  • Payment Plan - zipMoney

If you would like to spread the cost of your training out our finance partner Zip Money can offer you a line of credit with 6 months interest free and flexible weekly, fortnightly or monthly payment options. For more information on this, visit Zip Money

Our Facilitators

AIM believes the education of the future managers of Australia to be a highly important task and that these skills are best taught by those with current real-world experience. After all, who is better placed to teach Effective Business Writing than someone who has both studied the theory and put into the practice the concepts of writing effective business documents? It is for this reason that AIM facilitators are experienced practitioners with a robust mix of academic and practical expertise.

In-House Training Solutions

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