Certified Bid Writer

Master persuasive tender writing in nine steps.

This flexible online training program will teach you the specialised knowledge, skills and techniques to thrive as a professional Bid Writer.

Following a nine-step training pathway, you will learn:

  • The role a Bid Writer plays in proposal development and winning business
  • The importance of structure and how to get it right from the outset
  • How to write clearly, concisely, persuasively, and consistently in tenders
  • To create impactful cover pages, cover letters and executive summaries.

Contemporary, hybrid learning format

Combine live, interactive coaching sessions with self-paced online videos and activities, giving you time to digest the content, reflect on learnings and implement ideas.

Specialised training program unique to the market

Bid writing is a niche skill, essential for winning business. Yet very few people are professionally trained. This comprehensive, specialised tender writing course is unlike anything on the market.

Learn from experts and like-minded peers

Meet, share ideas with and learn from experienced bidding coaches and other aspiring bid writers across a wide range of industries and locations.

Who is Certified Bid Writer for?

This specialised training program is ideal for:

Writing, communication or journalism graduates who want to pursue bid writing as a career.

Practicing proposal writers who want to develop and formalise their skillset through training.

People in tendering support roles (like business administration or bid co-ordination) who want to progress into bid writing.

Organisations that want to upskill and align their in-house bid writing teams.

If you want to discuss whether this program is the right fit, book a discovery call to chat with one of our program coaches about how the Certified Bid Writer will work for you and your organisation.

What will I get out of the Certified Bid Writer course?

You’ll learn the in-depth knowledge, skills and techniques needed to thrive as a professional bid writer. Check out the modular learning pathway below that covers all aspects of a career as an effective bid writer. 

MODULE 1
The Bid Writer's Role In Winning
MODULE 2
Compliance Matters, Structure Sells
MODULE 3
Process Pays
MODULE 4
Hitting The Mark
MODULE 5
Writing Clearly
MODULE 6
Writing Persuasively
MODULE 7
Design Principles For Writers
MODULE 8
The Front Pages
MODULE 9
Bringing It All Together

This program will leave you well equipped to improve the tendering outcomes of the organisations you support.  In addition, you’ll connect with your Certified Bid Writer peers as part of our growing network of proposal professionals. Graduates will also be awarded with a Credly digital badge, providing public recognition of everything you’ve learned and accomplished. 

Want more information about what each module covers, and the learning outcomes you’ll gain from the program? 

Learn from Australia’s most qualified and experienced bid coaches

Nigel Dennis

CPP APMP Fellow

Nigel is a Co-Founder and Director of BidWrite. With more than 30 years’ experience, Nigel is Australia’s most qualified and experienced bid management professional. Read more >

Mark Riley

CPP APMP

Mark is a BidWrite Principal Consultant with 30 years of diverse business and consulting experience gained in the UK, Hong Kong and Australia. Read more >

"The program has significantly enhanced my current skills. The structured approach to writing and the emphasis on key points become valuable tools to create more effective and persuasive bids. These skills are sure to benefit both me in the future when it comes to bidding on various projects. I believe it will improve our chances of winning bids."
– Cynthia Hartono, Bidding Coordinator, MBM
“Mark and Nigel are clearly passionate and knowledgeable about bid writing and delivered a course that was interesting and interactive. I have gained a lot of practical skills that I can easily apply in my work as a bid writer. Since completing the course, I feel more confident in my approach to writing and look forward to a long career in this field of work.”
– Christie Woods, Bid Writer, SAGE Automation
“An interesting, well paced and extremely helpful course for somebody new to bid writing. The systematic approach to delivering a winning bid, particularly the processes and templates, helped demystify bid writing for me and gave me confidence that I can make a career of it.”
– Michael Moore

Frequently Asked Questions

There are no prerequisites for this course. However, you may find it beneficial to attend our Bid Basics two-hour short course for a taste of our content and training style.

Certified Bid Writer runs for ten weeks and requires a regular commitment of one Hour of Power per week, held via a live Zoom session. You’ll also need to dedicate enough time to watch the module videos online, complete activities and assessments, and apply your learnings at your own pace. We suggest allowing a total of 3 hours per week for each of the nine weekly modules.

The Zoom session in the 10th week is used for final reviews and graduation activities.

Each module’s online learning materials are released weekly during the Hour of Power, so unfortunately you can’t jump ahead and complete the course in any less than 10 weeks.

If you miss the odd live session due to other commitments, the Hour of Power is recorded and added to the learning platform – so you can catch up later.

So yes, you can take longer than 10 weeks to complete the course, but it’s best to keep up with your cohort to get the most from the program. Taking longer than 10 weeks might mean you aren’t finished in time to graduate alongside your classmates or receive your digital badge when they do – but it’s important to attend the final Hour of Power in week 10 regardless.

Powered by Credly, our Bid Academy digital badges are virtual credentials that recognise your accomplishment and verify everything you’ve learned. Our badges enhance your professional profile online and make it easy for you and others to verify your credentials in the future. Find out more about our digital badges here.

If you’ve met all the course requirements, you will receive an email from enquiries@bidacademy.com.au advising that your Bid Academy digital badge will be on its way.

You should then receive an email from ‘Bid Academy via Credly’ (admin@credly.com) issuing your digital badge within 7 days. Remember to check your junk/spam folder just in case, and if you need help with accepting or sharing your badge, you can find a step-by-step tutorial video here.

While we don’t manually provide any certificates, all of our Bid Academy digital badges are able to be converted into a certificate which you can download and print.

After accepting your badge on the Credly platform, click the large green ‘Share’ button which will take you to the ‘Share your Badge’ page. Under the ‘Publish’ heading, select ‘Download Certificate’ – this will generate a PDF certificate version of your badge which you can then save, print and share. 

We accept all major credits cards including Visa, Mastercard and American Express.

Alternatively, for larger payments, you can opt to pay by invoice. If you select this option, you’ll need to ensure payment is made no later than 3 days prior to the commencement of your course, so we recommend paying as soon as possible after you receive your invoice.

Yes! If you are enrolling multiple people into the Certified Bid Writer in one online transaction, a bulk discount coupon will apply automatically to your cart.

  • 2 – 5 seats: 10% off
  • 6 – 10 seats: 15% off
  • Over 10 seats: Instead of enrolling online, please contact us to enquire about quoting a dedicated in-house Certified Bid Writer program for your tendering team, customised to suit your business!

Bid Academy uses Zoom Meetings to deliver our online training, including the weekly ‘Hour of Power’ for this program. This enables us to utilise functionality such as screensharing, breakout rooms, reactions and polls.

For the Certified Bid Writer, we also use a system called LearnDash to power our Bid Academy online learning platform. After registering, we’ll set you up with a username and you’ll create a password so you can login to access videos, download workbooks and resources, complete activities and exams, and discuss learnings with your classmates in a group discussion forum.

Please ensure you notify your coaches of your absence in advance by email. Weekly Hour of Power sessions are recorded and uploaded the following day to their respective module within the online platform. If you miss one, you can catch up by watching it later. However, attending 65% of the program’s Hour of Power webinars is a requirement to earn your digital badge, so try not to miss more than three!

You may cancel your training registration at no cost up to 7 days before the scheduled training date. You’ll receive a full refund of all payments. No refund is payable for cancellations made less than 7 days before the course date. However, in such cases you are welcome to nominate a colleague to attend in your place.

Minimum and maximum registration numbers apply per course. Any decisions by us to cancel a course due to insufficient numbers will be made no later than one week prior to any published course date. You’ll be notified should this occur, at which point you can elect to transfer your booking to the next available date or request a full refund.

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