TECHNICAL WRITING WORKSHOP

Programme Information

What will I learn?

You will learn how to write well; you will learn skills that will set your writing apart because it works—it has a thing to say, and it says it, first time, every time, to every conceivable reader. Good writing is talking, set down on paper, and tidied by craft. This unit will teach you the craft. Good writing is effortless to read; it captures a reader’s attention and keeps it—by using the right words (accurate and clear) in the right order (sentences shaped like everyday speech). Writing is transcribed speaking, and good writing flows like a conversation with an old friend. It respects its reader by not wasting her time—by the care it takes, instead, to say exactly what it means, and nothing more and nothing else. And by saying it plainly and trimly and easily. It resists jargon and cliche, which date a piece of writing fast. Good writing belongs to its time, but is not trapped in its time, by jargon and cliche; good writing lasts. If you want the skills to create compelling reports, write technical documents that all possible readers can follow, and turn out manuals that don’t need translation, this is the course if for you. Writing well is a skill that we teach, and this is what you will learn.

Is this course for me?

Are you tired of reading corporate jargon, confusing, hasty, rude emails, and manuals littered with errors of content or expression? Do you or people in your office say or write phrases like ‘moving forward,’ or ‘let’s take this off-line, circle back and re-engage the stakeholders’, and ‘make this a key deliverable’? Please let us help you stop this language, in which much business activity gets tangled, from proliferating. Writing gets to be as bad as it often is because, in the absence of a better understanding of what it takes to talk tidily on paper, everyone copies everyone else, who didn’t know much about what they were doing in the first place. This course will help you break the cycle, and contribute some elegant technical prose to whatever environment you write in. Technical writing is a core competency. There is no business environment in which you won’t need to write—and write all manner of documents. Since there’s no escaping writing, sou may as well learn to do it well. Plus, good writing sets writers and their organisations apart. There’s competitive advantage in mastering the art of the sentence. The workshop isn’t a recital of the rules, though. You’ll get some guidance and then we’ll ask you to write—be prepared to put pen to paper. After you write we’ll give you some feedback. No one learns to write better by reading the books of grammar and style—though that’s a good place to start. You need to practice writing to get better at it. And then you’ll need some astute and encouraging feedback. That’s what you’ll get in tis workshop: tuition, guidance, practice, feedback.

What are the course objectives?

This course teaches you to write well. You will be given a variety of aviation workplace scenarios and asked to write documents that arise from them; you’ll learn how to edit technical reports; and you will learn how to plan and compose technical documents using defined writing strategies and techniques, and applying the rules of grammar.

Course Information

COURSE CONTENTS

Workshops 1: Technical writing

(1 day).

Learn the skills essential to create reports, write technical and general documents, and manuals (more complex than everyday correspondence). Learn where you need to improve and gain the skills and tools to get there.

Workshop Units

  • Write complex documents BSBWRT401
PREREQUISITES

There are no prerequisites for admission to the class.

WORKSHOP DATES

Course Dates Availability Enrol
 08 November 2016 Closed

CAREER PATHWAYS

Workshop Diploma Advanced Diploma
Technical Writing Workshop BSB51915 Diploma of Leadership and Management BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management
  • Better writer
  • Credit toward a Diploma of Quality Auditing
  • Manager
  • Senior administrator
  • Senior executive

THIS COURSE IS EQUIVALENT TO AQF LEVEL 4

The purpose of the Certificate IV qualification type is to qualify individuals who apply a broad range of specialised knowledge and skills in varied contexts to undertake skilled work and as a pathway for further learning.

Certificate IV qualifications are located at level 4 of the Australian Qualifications Framework.

Certificate IV qualifications must be designed and accredited to enable graduates to demonstrate the learning outcomes expressed as knowledge, skills and the application of knowledge and skills specified in the level 4 criteria and the Certificate IV descriptor.

COURSE DURATION

The course is taught in one day.

STUDY MODES

Classroom

COURSE PRICE

Classroom course fee

$990

LOCATION

Our Institute is located in the heart of beautiful Brisbane’s CBD. All 2016 workshops are delivered at our training rooms at Level 5, 10 Market Street Brisbane, Australia.

STUDENT POLICIES

It’s important that you understand our policies, your rights and obligations.  Please download your student handbook.

Statistical results of education research from the ASSET Cooperation Research Unit and the ABS

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OF PEOPLE EMPLOYED IN PROFESSIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL SERVICES WITH HIGH LITERACY SCORES
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OF PEOPLE EMPLOYED IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SAFETY WITH HIGH LITERACY SCORES
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OF PEOPLE EMPLOYED IN MINING WITH HIGH LITERACY SCORES
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OF PEOPLE EMPLOYED IN CONSTRUCTION WITH HIGH LITERACY SCORES

How to apply

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Why ASSET Aviation Institute?

ASSET Aviation Institute is Australia’s only ICAO and IATA-accredited aviation educator. The Institute is accredited to issue its diplomas and courses through classroom teaching and RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning).  This workshop gains credit toward a diploma in quality auditing.  The diploma in quality auditing together with a diploma in leadership and management from ASSET Aviation Institute, tells the world beyond the aviation sector that you are a world-class leader and manager.