Prepare Text From Notes

Face to face duration: 1 day

Course Objectives

This intensive one (1) day course focuses on equipping participants with the skills and knowledge required to take notes from oral or printed sources to produce accurate texts within organisational time lines.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Identify organisational requirements relating to style, presentation and storage of documents
  2. Clarify the purpose  and requirements  of a text with the author/speaker
  3. Record notes with the required degree of accuracy  from appropriate sources 
  4. Clarify meaning and spelling of names or technical terms to ensure accuracy of the notes
  5. Self -check notes  for accuracy
  6. Produce text from notes to the required degree of accuracy  and to reflect the meaning intended by the author/speaker
  7. Produce text within designated time lines 
  8. Self -check final text  for accuracy and grammar, and ensure syntax is appropriate for the intended purpose and audience of the text
  9. Revise, format, name, store and print text in accordance with organisational and task requirements


  • Understand the purpose of note taking
  • Identify the requirements of note taking
  • Understand the importance of note taking accuracy and identify ways to ensure accuracy
  • Understand the importance of self checking throughout the note taking process
  • Transcribe notes to text
  • Understand ways in which to reflect meaning when note taking and transcribing
  • Editing and revising text
  • Taking notes and producing texts within deadlines
  • The importance of formatting, naming storing and printing texts in the workplace


  • What are notes?
  • Why do we take notes?
  • Taking notes in line with organisational requirements
  • Ensuring accuracy
  • Self checking
  • Turning notes into text
  • Reflecting meaning
  • The process of editing and revising
  • Deadlines
  • The formatting, printing and storing of notes and texts


  • Anyone who is required to take notes and produce accurate texts in a professional working environment.


  • Pair and group activities
  • Practical note taking activities

Program Outline

Day One

  • The purpose of note taking
  • Identifying note taking requirements
  • Note taking accuracy
  • The importance of self checking
  • Transcribing notes
  • Reflecting meaning
  • Editing and revising texts
  • Producing texts within timelines
  • Formatting, naming, storing and printing texts

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David Thorpe iiNet Australia

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Stephen Davies Group Manager, Construction Services Group, NSW

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