Writing for Government Short Course

Total Training Days

1 day


Record of Attendance

Class Size

up to 18 participants

Delivery Method



“You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere.” - Lee Iacocca

An essential 1-day program that will enable participants to accurately prepare Ministerials, Briefing Notes and other key documents.

Designed to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to appropriately plan, structure and develop documents that reach their target audience and meet department guidelines.

This workshop will cover the need to:

  • Determine the requirements of the document through planning
  • Use plain language to present the message
  • Edit to ensure the document is clear, concise and correct.

Who is this course for?

Best suited for those working in a government department, including local government, who need to prepare Ministerials, Briefing Notes and other key documents.

This course can be customised to address specific protocols and templates for your department / organisation.

Course Highlights


Understanding the purpose and planning what needs to be said to achieve that purpose

Developing Government Documents:

Writing Ministerials, Briefing Notes, emails and other key documents that are well structured and easy to understand

Writing Style:

Writing documents using the principles of plain language


Reviewing documents to ensure they are clear, concise and correct

Delivery Methods

This course is a full day workshop with a maximum of 18 participants face-to-face, or a maximum of 9 participants virtually.

All programs include customisation of the course activities and scenarios in line with your organisation. This is done via a virtual meeting with our Instructional Design Team.

Course Inclusions


A short writing eLearning module to provide underpinning knowledge.


A take-away workbook of content, activities and notes from the workshop.

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Course Benefits

  • Online Access

    Students will have the flexibility to complete theory online.

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  • Group Training

    Learn and interact with other members of their team.

  • Support

    Comprehensive support from our trainers.

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  • Applied Learning

    Application of learning through workplace projects.

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