Technical Report Writing Course

Technical Report Writing Course

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This technical report writing course is designed to assist you to plan, organise and write a technical report. This technical report writing course will guide you through the information you need to research, plan, structure, write and present in your technical report. The key to writing a high quality technical report is to prepare and present it in such a way that it is easy to read and follow. Remember, you are writing the technical report to communicate to someone else, whether they are internal or external to your organisation. This course is delivered as a hands-on practical technical report writing workshop.

Learning Aims

This technical report writing course aims to:

  1. Identify a broad range of situations where technical report writing is used and where you might apply those skills.
  2. Determine how to write appropriately for a defined audience.
  3. Develop formats for different technical reports that follow a logical appropriate structure.
  4. Write items of technical report writing that are appropriate for publication in different types of publications.
  5. Write a formal proposal for a technical project.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this technical report writing course you will be able to:

  1. Evaluate what a good technical report looks like.
  2. Apply knowledge of what goes into the key sections of a technical report.
  3. Prepare a well-structured technical report.
  4. Present technical documentation in a report for a variety of situations and audiences.
  5. Write in an effective and appropriate style of technical report for a specific purpose.

Course Content

The following topics will be covered in this technical report writing course:

  • Defining a Technical Report?
  • How to communicate and define key concepts in a technical report.
  • Write key objectives and express outcomes in a technical report.
  • Reviewing Basic Writing Skills for technical report writing.
  • Use of professional language in technical report writing.
  • How to structure a technical report.
  • Technical Report Writing Strategy.
  • Scientific Report writing.
  • Design report writing.
  • Analytical Test Report writing.
  • Instructions, Procedures, etc. writing.
  • Preparing an executive summary for a technical report.
  • Preparing a proposal for a technical project.
  • Using references to cite evidence and citations in a technical report.
  • Presenting data, equations and nomenclature; figures, diagrams and labelling in a technical report.

Intended Audience

This technical report writing course is suitable for all professionals, at any stage of their career, who are required to write or evaluate a technical report. This course is designed for anyone who is interested in improving their technical report writing skills.

Delivery Style

This technical report writing course will be delivered as an interactive workshop consisting of an instructor-led lecture, group and individual activities. This training approach allows you to work through concepts introduced by the instructor in an application-focussed teaching environment. You will challenge your understanding of the concepts and consider their application once back in your individual workplace.

Course Prerequisites

This technical report writing course has no prerequisites and is open to all members of the public. Participants are required to have good general business writing skills, non-native English speakers may consider enrolling in our Business Writing Course course prior to attending this course.

About your instructor

Ann Brewer

Ann Brewer

Professor Ann Brewer is the Dean, University of Newcastle, Sydney. Her career has spanned organisational behaviour, psychology, education and business as a researcher, lecturer, and author. Her research expertise is people at work including conflict, change, leadership, commitment, stress as well as gender.

Ann is an accredited executive coach with more than 20 years of experience enhancing the performance of individuals, teams and organisations. In that capacity she designs and develops coaching programs for whole-of-organisations as well as 1:1 coaching consultations. She begins with establishing a foundation for each client to clarify their professional aims and values for developing and sustaining leadership resilience. Her coaching strategy is focused on leadership, relationship and culture building as well as dealing with thorny issues and conducting difficult conversations.

Ann’s professional background incorporates diverse programs and initiatives for individual development, team building, organisation design, and facilitation. Her practical approach to leadership and organisation development is derived from her own senior leadership positions.

Her work has been applied in diverse industry sectors such as business, education, industrial relations, human resource management, health administration, public policy, transport and logistics; banking and mining. She has led commercial facing entities including a start-up to success.

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