The Writing Unit conducts training in written editorial content across the following platforms: newspapers, magazines, online, and mobile. The Unit offers short course skills training on Core, Advanced, Beat and Masters levels. Drawing on top journalism expertise, it offers consulting services and tailored solutions for clients, including training onsite and at the IAJ offices.
Past Student Comments:
Really good! Gus is passionate about writing and this comes through in the course.
Gus Silber is knowledgeable approachable and a wonderful teacher (with great stories)
Best facilitator I’ve ever met! I learned a lot from him. Would have to attend another course facilitated by him
He is great and it feels good to be taught by someone who has background in your field of study. In his case all of us were satisfied because he is a jack of all trades
He has a very engaging way about him. He also gives great feedback and is very knowledgeable on the subject of feature writing
He was amazing! I would attend any course facilitated by him
The IAJ is registered with the Media, Information and Technology Sector Education Training Authority (MICT-SETA). Companies and organisations registered with the appropriate SETA and paying Skills Development Levies (SDL) need to submit their annual Workplace Skills Plan to the SETA, as this qualifies them for a percentage-based rebate on funds contributed to the Skills Development Levy. The mandatory grant refund has traditionally been 50 per cent of the amount spent on training, however, this amount is from April 2013 has changed to 20 per cent.