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The Australian

Society for Technical Communication

Welcome 

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.

ISTC Communicator

See the latest ISTC Communicator magazine.

ASTC Conference

ASTC Conference 12-13 Oct 2023 in Melbourne

 

The annual ASTC Conference will be held in Melbourne on 12-13 October 2023 at The Savoy Hotel on Little Collins.
The conference will be conducted as a face-to-face event and a virtual offering for those who can't attend in person.

See the Conference page for more details. Not an ASTC member? Check out our membership benefits, which include discount pricing for the conference.

 

Our call for Conference presenters is now closed. Thanks to all who sent in their proposals! For the full list of who's presenting, see Conference Presenters.

Are you interested in being a conference sponsor? We have plenty of on-screen, in-program, website, and morning/lunch/afternoon break advertising opportunities available. For all sponsorship options, see Conference Sponsors.

If you have any questions about the Conference, send us an email at conference@astc.org.au.

Member's Meetings

The Document Approval Process

with Dave Newdick and Roslyn Abela

Tuesday, 26 September 2023, at 7.30pm (AEST).

Do you have a document approval process, or do you spend more time than you’d like persuading people to approve your documents? Does your employer realise that approval is an essential step in creating documents? If not, how do you tell them?

With many years of experience with a wide variety of documents, Dave and Roslyn do have plans with a similar underlying structure. At this meeting, they’ll tell us how they make their plans work.

  • Dave will give us a more structured view, using mining as an example, because governed by rules and regulations.

  • Roslyn will give us some different approaches having worked in diverse industries from finance to aged care.

If you have a specific issue about trying to get sign-off/approval you’d like discussed, send an email to info@astc.org.au outlining your problem or, if you’ve solved a difficult issue, we’d love to hear about it.

Meeting zoom details

An email will be sent out the day before the meeting with the Zoom meeting details. 

Do you have a topic you want to present or an idea that you would like us to cover? Let us know - info@astc.org.au

Check your member update emails for details. See more details about future member events on the Events Calendar.

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ASTC latest news and upcoming events

Conference

October 2023

Do you have an idea of what you would like to see or learn at the 2023 ASTC Conference?

Are you a presenter, or do you know of a presenter who could inspire and educate about a techcomm-related topic?

Let us know your thoughts info@astc.org.au

Courses

Information Mapping®

Master successful policies and procedures and become a certified Information Mapping® Professional™ with this virtual training course. 

News

Australian Style Guide

From the Plain English Foundation, the ASG reflects Australian writing practice for both print and digital environments. It has an easy-to-use interface. And it’s free.

Job Opportunities

Subscribe 
 

As a member, you can receive our Job Opportunity email.
We publish details of jobs and send the details to members.

 

NETWORKING

The ASTC promotes networking in many ways although these have changed since the advent of COVID-19. Our annual conference is the main networking event, but we also have formal and informal meet-ups conducted via Zoom. 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. Check out our LinkedIn and Facebook pages.

EDUCATION

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.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

ASTC members can elect to receive our Job Opportunity emails.  We publish details of jobs we hear about. If you are thinking of making a change, constantly looking for new challenges or just curious about what’s out there, why not subscribe?  It’s free to our members, and to employers and agents alike.

 

If you hear of a technical writer job going, let us know via our contact us page and we’ll advertise it.

PARTNERSHIPS

We have agreements with related associations in Australasia and other regions around the world. 

Through this we open career doors for our members and provide resources and services at member rates.

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