Writing for government


This course will provide government employees with the knowledge and skills to improve their writing skills and become more effective communicators. This course is a text-based module that uses written scenarios to contextualise and practise effective writing skills.

Topics covered

  • Writing into templates
  • Effective writing principles
  • Using the correct response format
  • Other government documents.

Learning objectives

On completing this course, learners should be able to:

  • See circumstances under which they may find themselves having to write government documents
  • See the role of the Ministerial Liaison Unit
  • Be made aware of techniques and practices to make their writing better
  • Practise writing a ministerial response in a hypothetical scenario.

Business outcomes

Organisations implementing this course will:

  • Increase efficiency through clear communication
  • Develop more effective work practices.

Target audience

This course is designed to be delivered to employers and employees of government organisations.


Approximately 30 minutes.

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