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Business Writing for Engineers

Learn to write with clarity and influence to engage your audience, convey a professional image, and get the results you want.

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Learn to write with clarity and influence to engage your audience, convey a professional image, and get the results you want.

If you write or edit reports, tenders or other business documents as part of your role, this course will give you the practical tools you need to improve your writing.

In this course, you'll learn:

  • techniques for planning and executing great business writing
  • how to make your business communications consistent
  • to write with clarity and accuracy
  • how to avoid common mistakes
  • proofreading tips for readability and dynamic writing.

You'll also gain confidence in your writing abilities.

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8 hours

We can customise this course for groups of six or more.

You choose the time, place, duration and format.

Find out how we can help you and your team by clicking on the button below to request a quote or calling us directly on +61 3 9321 1700.

Learning outcomes

Learning outcomes

  • Tailor your message to a specific audience
  • Overcome ‘writers block’
  • Structure your information to flow logically and clearly
  • Write with clarity and impact using best-practice, modern writing conventions
  • Create powerful paragraphs to drive clarity
  • Craft strong sentences, selecting words for accuracy and tone
  • Develop effective strategies for the ‘final check’
Is this course for you?

Is this course for you?

This course will benefit you most if you are a senior engineering leader, executive, or professional. 

It will help you to develop the skills and confidence to create formal business documents, such as: 

  • Tender applications and bids 
  • Sales proposals 
  • Company reports 
  • Letters to stakeholders. 

For a version of this course that’s focussed on creating technical documents, see Writing Winning Technical Documents.


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Topics we'll cover

Topics we'll cover

Analyse your audience and purpose

  • Tailor your writing to the different readers of your business documents
  • Know how to create the appropriate tone and style for your readers

Plan and organise your information

  • Apply strategies and tactics for planning your business document
  • Discuss and analyse the structure within your own documents
  • Use signposts to highlight the flow of information in business documents

Write with clarity and impact

  • Review and practise plain English strategies within a range of business documents
  • Use powerful language that includes purposeful paragraphs and strong sentences
Towards chartered

Towards chartered

Take this course to build skills and knowledge in the following Engineers Australia Chartered status competencies*:

2. Practise competently
9. Performance
11. Judgement

Learn more about Chartered Status.

*Completing this course does not automatically guarantee you a competency. However, you will gain the base knowledge you need to develop these specific Chartered competencies.

Christine Misso
Coleen Howe
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