The Australian

Society for Technical Communication


The Australian Society for Technical Communication (ASTC) Incorporated promotes and supports people who design, write and edit technical and business information.
Technical communicators work with text, images, sound and video as needed.

Connect with your profession.
Learn from your peers.

ASTC latest news and upcoming events

40% off Grammarly!

Available to Members by the end of September, a 40% discount on Grammarly Premium. That's a $55 saving! Log in to find more discounts.

HCi $1,000 Free Training Grant

How would you like $1000 to help you develop training materials of your choice? You have until the end of September 2020 to submit a proposal. 

More frequent website updates

Keep coming back because we're picking up the pace! Join and get our Member update email to keep up to date. Send us your news and we'll add it!

ASTC 2020 Conference

Like everyone else, this year we're working to put together an online event in place of our usual conference. More details to come in October.

Insights from Southern Communicator

Anyone can write,
can't they?

Tom Johnson gives us his response for the next time somebody says “but anyone can write”.

Alliteration should not work as well as it does

Irene Wong makes a case for us to use alliteration in our work.

How to write a 
Resumé or CV

Jill Townsend gives up her top tips when it comes time to update.


The ASTC promotes networking in many ways.
Our annual conference is the main networking event, but we also have formal and informal meet-ups and our social media.
Technical communicators often work alone, or maybe in a small team.
Our networking allows for support and sharing of information and ideas, and to meet other people in similar roles.


The ASTC supports professional development through education and learning to keep up with changes in the way we work and the tools we use.
We are always looking for new opportunities for members and non-members to update or advance our knowledge and skills.
Training delivery has changed dramatically and now allows access to content both locally and globally.


We support the interests of our members by developing strong relationships with industry, government and educational institutions.
Where needed, we can provide advice and guidance about the knowledge and skills of our profession.
We promote technical communication best practice and showcase our profession. We show the added value of engaging our members and the benefits we can provide to businesses.


We have exchanged agreements with some related societies and associations within Australasia and around the world.
This often allows us to provide opportunities for our members to take advantage of extra opportunities or services at member rates.
We also provide a job advertisement for our members through an elective subscription email.


Australian Society for Technical Communication Incorporated

149 D'Arcy Road
Seven Hills, QLD 4170

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