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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.

ISTC Communicator

See the latest ISTC Communicator magazine.

Next Members Meeting

Our next Members Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, 27 February, 2024 at 7.30 pm AEDT.

ASTC Members link

Jason Xiros is presenting on Privacy, and he'll cover the following topics:

  • What is Personally identifiable Information (PII)

  • Why is privacy important?

  • Security / privacy / anonymity are not the same thing

  • Studies find majority disinterested in privacy

  • Laws in Australia vs Europe (GDPR)

  • You are the product!

  • Data brokers

  • Identity theft

  • Steps for mitigation


If you have a particular question not covered by this list, you can ask Jason at the meeting, or, to give him time to prepare, send it to

Do you have a topic you want to present or an idea that you would like us to cover? Let us know -

See more details about future member events on the Events Calendar.

See you on February 27!

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ASTC latest news and upcoming events


Information Mapping®

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


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


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



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.

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