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The Australian Society for Technical Communication Incorporated (ASTC) is the new national association for Australian Technical Communicators. The ASTC is a not-for-profit professional organisation.

The ASTC Committee voluntarily plan and man­age the ASTC’s pro­gram and meet the regulatory respon­si­bil­i­ties of the Committee and their com­mit­tee roles. Our com­mit­tee is elected at the Annual General Meeting.


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.


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What is in it for me?

Through the ASTC, members are part of an open, non-competitive community of professionals. We discuss our work, emerging trends in our field, new technologies, new tools and the many issues that arise as we move into new development and delivery mediums.


  • Our job opportunities mailing list
  • Meetings, seminars and conferences
  • Our journal, Southern Communicator
  • Our website, our LinkedIn group and our Twitter account. 
Connect with your profession.
Learn from your peers.