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Plain English

Suitable for: APS 1 - 6

Duration: 1-day workshop
Venue: APS Learning Centre, Canberra
Price: $675.00 (excl. GST)
Registration: Visit APS Learn for scheduled dates and to enrol for this program
Contact:CoreSkillsDevelopment [at] apsc.gov.au ( )

Program overview

Plain English is the Australian Government standard for communicating with the public. It is also valued by busy ministers and senior executives.

This program will provide participants with the skills and tools to write effective documents in plain English.

Participants should bring two current samples of writing when they attend. These may be emails, briefs, reports, or other writing from the workplace. Plain English practice can be applied directly to their own work.

Participant benefits

  • Enhance documents to support the outcome they are seeking
  • Produce writing that is clear, free from jargon and easy to read
  • Remove padding and redundancy to develop concise messages
  • Use practical techniques to improve their writing


  • One-day workshop.
Last reviewed: 
3 January 2019