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IPAA Victoria runs a variety of professional development courses and special events that provide opportunities to learn, be inspired and network with your peers across the wider public sector.

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Write Right

  • VHA Meeting room Level 6, 136 Exhibition Street Melbourne VIC 3000 Australia (map)

In today’s fast-moving world, it’s imperative for your writing to stand out from the crowd – and communicate your intended message the first time. Clear and engaging prose not only achieves results, but also creates an impression that is professional, knowledgeable and powerful.

IPAA Victoria’s renowned half-day writing workshop provides best-practice advice and guidance based on the guidelines in the Australian Government’s Style manual. Participants will examine and practise business writing strategies and processes that can be applied to emails, letters, faxes or short reports – recognising what public sector leaders are looking for in a well-written document.

What will you learn?

By the end of this workshop, you will be able to:

  • Tailor your written message to a specific audience and set of results

  • Overcome ‘writer’s block’

  • Structure your information to flow logically and clearly

  • Write with clarity and impact, using best-practice modern writing conventions

  • Use appropriate paragraphs to underline your main points

  • Write strong sentences, using words selected for accuracy and impact

  • Develop effective strategies for the ‘final check’.

What should you expect?

Write right uses a combination of expert presentations, engaging case studies, and hands-on exercises to deliver its key writing skills. Facilitator Jeanette Learmont will also give each participant a copy of her renowned workbook, which is full of practical tips and valuable advice.

Who is the facilitator?

Jeanette Learmont is a highly regarded communications consultant and presenter, who has established a national reputation with her dynamic classes in contemporary writing. Over the past 15 years, she has delivered her engaging workshops to hundreds of public and private sector employees across Australia and internationally.

Jeanette has developed a wide range of writing skills programs, covering government, academic and technical writing, as well as specialist courses on grammar, punctuation, proofreading, and skilled minute-taking. She is co-author of a book on effective business writing, as well as a contributing author to a national technical writing post-graduate course.


Non Members - $773.00

Personal Members

  • Early Career - $619.00

  • Fellow - $464.00

  • Fellow (Retired) - $464.00

  • Retired - $619.00

  • Professional - $619.00

  • Student - $619.00

  • Reciprocal - $619.00

Staff of Organisation Members

  • Silver (S) - $619.00

  • Silver - $580.00

  • Gold - $541.00

  • Platinum - $464.00

All prices are GST inclusive

Check your organisation’s membership level here.

Who Should Attend?

IPAA’s Write right workshop is for anyone in the public sector seeking clarity and assistance to improve their ability to write accurate and clear short documents and engaging communications in the course of their work.


Earlier Event: 5 December
Write Right
Later Event: 6 February
Project Management