Plain English and Business Writing

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Flexible payment options available

Course Code PEBW
Qualification gained Australian College Certificate in Professional Writing (Plain English and Business Writing)
Study mode Flexible delivery online
Flexible duration Up to 12 months
Study load Self-paced
Start date Start anytime
Assessment method Short Answer Questions, Writing Assessments
Nationally recognised No
Course units

Module 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


Module 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

  • 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.

PAYMENT OPTION 1 $2,000.00 upfront*
PAYMENT OPTION 2 $300.00 Deposit then 20 x $100.00 Weekly = $2,300.00*
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