This workshop is SkillsFuture Credit-eligible and can be delivered face-to-face or online. 


Do you need to present a credible image through informative reports? Do you need to influence others to accept your conclusions and act on your recommendations? This workshop develops the fundamental skills of report writing. You will develop skills for planning, structuring and writing common types of work reports. Your trainer will guide you through a series of interactive activities, including case studies, discussions and learning games. Throughout the course you will work on your own case study, putting the skills you pick up into practice immediately and completing a report that works!

This course is for you if …

You who would like to improve your everyday report-writing skills.


After taking this workshop you should be able to:

  • plan, structure and write common types of reports that flow logically and are easy to understand 
  • build relationships and engage the reader in your reports from the start 
  • write persuasive conclusions and recommendations that result in action.

Workshop outline

Report writing fundamentals  

  • The features of effective reports  
  • Analysing different types of reports 
  • Selecting the report type to match your purpose and audience  

Writing the background and introduction to a report 

  • Addressing reader expectations  
  • Setting the context  
  • Mapping tenses to events  

Writing credible report findings  

  • Aligning content to your purpose and audience  
  • Using the language of evidence  
  • Minimising ambiguity  

Using visuals to make reports more appealing  

  • Analysing and selecting different types of visuals 
  • Principles for designing visuals 
  • Writing descriptions of visuals 

Writing effective report conclusions 

  • Guidelines for conclusions  
  • Drafting unbiased conclusions  
  • The language of conclusions  

Writing persuasive report recommendations  

  • Structuring your recommendations  
  • Writing suggestions, recommendations and instructions 
  • Ending the report with impact  

Writing executive summaries   

  • Selecting key points for executive summaries 
  • Structuring your summary  
  • Using hooks   

Reports that Work mini-clinic 

  • Editing and reviewing your reports 
  • Evaluating your performance 
  • Setting report-writing goals

Why choose us?

Find out why you should choose us and how we deliver our workshops face-to-face or online

Full-day workshop schedule

Face-to-face Public training dates 2021/2022
25-26 January   18-19 March 10-11 May
12-13 July   16-17 September  18-19 November
10-11 March 2022