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.
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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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com 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 - firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check your member update emails for details. See more details about future member events on the Events Calendar.
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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.
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.
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.
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.