Essential writing: APS 5-6 levels

Last updated: 27 Apr 2017

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Suitable for: APS 5 - 6

Duration: 1-day workshop
Venue: APS Learning Centre, Canberra
Price: $675.00 (excl. GST)
Dates: 7 February 2018 (Canberra), 1 March 2018 (Canberra), 27 April 2018 (Canberra), 10 May 2018 (Canberra), 15 May 2018 (Melbourne), 12 June 2018 (Brisbane), 15 June 2018 (Canberra), 18 June 2018 (Sydney)
Registration: Online Registration Service

Program overview

Essential writing for APS 5–6 levels is designed for APS employees who produce documents involving analysis or evidence-based argument. It is aimed at APS levels 5–6, but is suitable for all APS and executive levels who need to improve their analytical writing. The program focuses on briefs and minutes (internal documents with advice and recommendations) and non-routine correspondence (letters and emails).

Participant benefits

Participants will learn how to:

  • use an analytical and evidence-based approach to writing
  • write briefs and minutes that allow well-informed decision-making
  • edit substance and style to ensure non-routine documents achieve purpose and meet reader expectations.


  • One-day workshop.