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Technical Writing

ATTAR's Technical Writing course will update your writing, document planning and editing skills needed for business in 2021.
The two-day intensive course covers a range of writing styles, grammar, reasoning skills, and the function of language delivered with practical exercises that improve knowledge retention.
Participants gain the skills to maximise productivity through clear and efficient communication that provides a strong foundation for developing and refining their technical and professional writing skills to drive their career forward.

Our 2 day Technical Writing course is offered at various locations around Australia. 

We offer the course in both face-to-face and remote (Teams) Training.

Publicly Scheduled Training:

Online Course

  • Thu 17 Feb – Fri 18 Feb 2022, Online.  Course commences at 9am AEDT each day.

  • Training from a professional Technical Writer.
  • A broad-based course on how to avoid ineffective and ambiguous writing.
  • Practical skills to edit effectively and improve readability.
  • Essential knowledge of different styles of writing.
  • “The Art and Science of Technical Writing” – our 350+ page handbook.
  • A certificate of attendance..
  • Fundamental characteristics of good technical writing:
    The principle of communicative efficacy; the five characteristics of sound factual writing; audience-centric writing and how to write for mixed audiences; techniques for controlling vocabulary; what is correct writing?
  • Planning a technical writing project:
    Typical documentation development cycle; estimating; planning; reviewing (and tips on securing reviews); pagination tricks; dealing with printers.
  • Writing technical reports and proposals:
    Types; section-by-section description; writing effective executive summaries; bids, white papers and RFTs; overcoming writer’s block; citation and referencing; common problems (of logic, topic hierarchy, citations, cohesion, balance, etc.)
  • Writing step-by-step instructions:
    Techniques; tips and tricks; branching, looping, minimising steps.
  • Document design and usability:
    Templates; designing for structure; font choice and its effect on comprehension; the three pillars of usability.
  • The language of language:
    Parts of speech; the building blocks of language; writing effective paragraphs.
  • Aspects of grammar:
    Old rules best forgotten; subject–verb agreement; the that or which dilemma.
  • Obstacles to readability:
    Sentence complexity; conceptual density; misplaced jargon; nominalisation; noun clustering; poor use of voice; issues of tone; readability formulas.
  • Troublesome words:
    Words easily confused; transition words; regional variations.
  • Vital punctuation:
    Senseless fads; hyphens and dashes; commas; parenthetic markers; brackets; colons; semicolons; apostrophes; etc.
  • Breaking into the technical writing profession:
    How to network; writing a good CV; necessary software skills, remuneration, pros and cons of freelancing.
ATTAR offers their 2 day Technical Writing course as both a public and a private course.  We also offer 2 specialised courses as private courses.
Our private courses are tailored to the client’s specific requirements. We come to you and deliver our course to your organisation.  Courses we offer:
  • Scientific Writing Courses (2 days)
  • Report Writing Courses (1 day)
  • Technical Writing Courses (2 days)


The Scientific Writing courses are for those whose studies or employment involves the reporting of scientific comment or research.

The Report Writing courses are for those who are expected to write reports as part of their employment, but are unsure or need a refresher on how to write, design and structure typical reports.

The Technical Writing courses are for would-be and junior writers, for experienced technical writers who want to refresh some of their writing and documentation-planning skills, and for those whose work involves writing, be it instructional writing, report writing or writing of another nature.

Speak to us today and we can put together a course that meets your business needs.

  • CSL Behring
  • Fineos
  • Titan ICT
  • Therapeutic Goods Administration
  • Geoscience Australia
  • SA Water
  • Thales
  • Motorola
  • Canon Information Systems Research
  • Latrobe University, Department of Microbiology
  • The public Classroom based Professional Writing Courses are $695 + GST
  • The public Online Professional Writing Courses are $550 + GST