Centre for Continuing Education

Keith Whelan

Keith Whelan


Keith Whelan has been a writer for the past 20 years. Starting life as a Journalist, he has progressed to becoming an Author, Lecturer, Publicist, Copywriter, Researcher and Editor. He has worked in both the Creative Writing and Business Writing fields, teaching everything from Creative Writing for Children through to Business Storytelling for Corporate Australia.

Keith holds a Diploma in Journalism and Media Studies (Major in Creative Writing) from Griffith College, Dublin, Ireland, a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Administration (Major in Business Studies) from the University of Limerick, Ireland and a Masters Degree in Social Change & Development (Major in Political Science) from the University of Newcastle, Australia. He presently teaches professional development and executive education courses at the University of Sydney and the University of Adelaide, as well as several Community Colleges & Public Libraries in NSW. Keith has facilitated numerous in-house workshops as part of staff training for organisations such as NSW Health, Qudos Credit Union & NSW Chamber of Commerce. He is a much sought after Conference & Seminar Speaker and regularly facilitates conference sessions throughout Australia & New Zealand.

Keith has also conducted this course as part of the John Hopkins CTYI Program at the University of Limerick, Ireland, and it has been included in several Library Programs for Children’s Book Festival and Writer’s Weeks in Ireland.

Keith has been teaching at CCE Sydney since 2012 and is passionate about teaching life-long learning as he has seen the difference a one-day course has made to a person’s professional ambition and the joy and passion people have attained from learning and feeling confident about progressing in their chosen path with the knowledge they have attained.

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