Produce texts from shorthand notes

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Unit Information about the BSBADM301 training material in this resource


This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to take shorthand from a dictation source at 60 words (or more) per minute, in accordance with the current Australian Standard for shorthand speed, and to produce an accurate text from the notes.

It applies to individuals employed in a range of work environments who produce notes and texts from oral or printed sources using shorthand techniques. They may work as individuals providing administrative support within an enterprise, or they may be responsible for the production of their own notes and other documentation.

Unit mapping information

This unit supersedes BSBADM301B Produce texts from shorthand notes

Licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements

No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Foundation skills

This unit contains foundation skills

Unit sector or competency field

Administration—General Administration

Prerequisite, co-requisite or interdependent assessment of units

None specified.

Assessment conditions

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in the general administration field of work and include access to:

  • office equipment and resources

  • shorthand manuals

  • English and shorthand dictionaries

  • examples of audio sources for transcription and note taking

Assessors must satisfy NVR/AQTF assessor requirements.