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Shorthand Training Course Outline

Module 1: Application of Principles and Rules

  • Application of Principles and Rules

Module 2: Numbers

  • Numbers

Module 3: Alphabet and Word Beginnings/Endings

  • Alphabet
    • Letter F
    • Letter L
    • G or J
    • T and D
    • R Principle (BR, CR, GR, PR)
    • R Principle
    • R Principle (AR, OR, UR)
    • Letter Y
  • Word Beginnings
    • TRANS and OVER
    • SEMI and SUPER
    • MENT and SELF
    • -SHUN, -SHL, and –SHIP

Module 4: Days of the Week, Month of the Year

  • Days of the Week
  • Months of the Year

Module 5: Brief Form Abbreviations and Blends

  • Brief Form Abbreviations
  • Blends

Module 6: Gerund, Plural Forms, and Punctuation

  • Gerunds
  • Plural Forms
  • Punctuation

Module 7:  Special Outlines, Distinguishing Outlines, and Groupings

  • Special Outlines
  • Distinguishing Outlines
  • Word Groupings

Module 8: Transcription Practice

  • Transcription Practice

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Who should attend this Shorthand Training Course?

The Shorthand Training Course is designed for anyone who wants to learn how to take shorthand, the process of writing down spoken words using a system of abbreviated symbols. This course can be beneficial for a wide range of professionals, including:

  • Secretaries
  • Personal Assistants
  • Court Reporters
  • Journalists and Media Professionals
  • Administrative Professionals
  • Stenographers
  • Writers

Prerequisites of the Shorthand Training Course

There are no formal prerequisites for attending this Shorthand Training Course. However, a basic understanding of grammar and punctuation would be beneficial for delegates.

Shorthand Training Course Overview

Shorthand is a method of rapid writing by using symbols and abbreviations, making it possible to transcribe speech in real-time. This skill is invaluable in various professional settings where quick and accurate note-taking is essential. The relevance of Shorthand persists in modern times, as it enhances efficiency in documentation and communication.

Proficiency in Shorthand is crucial for professionals who require fast and accurate note-taking abilities, such as Journalists, Secretaries, Court Reporters, and Administrative Staff. Mastering Shorthand can significantly improve productivity and accuracy in capturing information, making it a highly sought-after skill in these fields.

This 1-day Shorthand Course by The Knowledge Academy will equip delegates with the fundamental skills needed to write Shorthand efficiently. Participants will learn the core techniques and principles, enabling them to transcribe spoken words swiftly and accurately. By the end of the course, delegates will have the confidence to apply Shorthand in their professional roles.

Course Objectives

  • To understand the basic principles of Shorthand
  • To learn common Shorthand symbols and abbreviations
  • To practice writing and reading Shorthand passages
  • To improve speed and accuracy in Shorthand writing
  • To apply Shorthand techniques in real-life scenarios
  • To develop the ability to transcribe spoken words in real-time

Upon completing this course, delegates will possess a solid foundation in Shorthand, enabling them to take quick and accurate notes. This skill will enhance their professional capabilities, particularly in roles requiring efficient documentation and communication.

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What’s included in this Shorthand Training Course?      

  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors          
  • Shorthand Certificate        
  • Digital Delegate Pack

Why choose us

Our Darwin venue


Free Wi-Fi

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Air conditioned

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Full IT support

IT support is on hand to sort out any unforseen issues that may arise.

Video equipment

This location has full video conferencing equipment.

Darwin is situated in the northern territory of Australia. The population in Darwin has peaked at around 140,000. Darwin has become a gateway to countries such as Indonesia due to its close proximity to South East Asia. Darwin has a tropical climate with a wet and a dry season however it is known for having a consistently warm to hot climate all year round. Darwin’s schools cater for both local and overseas students with nearly 17,000 students enrolled in primary and secondary schools. There are a number of different government and independent schools with around 8,300 students enrolled between them. Darwin has over 30 primary schools and around 12 secondary schools as well as a small number of Catholic and Christian schools. The most popular university is the Charles Darwin University that has both academic and vocational courses on offer.  Almost 6,000 students are enrolled in tertiary and further education courses in Darwin.

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7 Kitchener Drive,

Darwin NT 0800,


T: +61 272026926

Ways to take this course

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Unlock your potential with The Knowledge Academy's PA And Secretarial Training | Shorthand Training in Darwin, accessible anytime, anywhere on any device. Enjoy 90 days of online course access, extendable upon request, and benefit from the support of our expert trainers. Elevate your skills at your own pace with our Online Self-paced sessions.

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PA And Secretarial Training | Shorthand Training in Darwin FAQs

This course teaches students the skill of Shorthand writing, enabling them to quickly transcribe spoken words into written symbols. It covers various Shorthand systems, techniques for speed and accuracy, and practical applications in professional settings, enhancing note-taking efficiency and communication in business and administrative roles.
There are no prerequisites for taking this course.
No, delegates do not need to take an examination to pass this Shorthand Online Training.
This course is a 1-day training course during which delegates participate in intensive learning sessions that cover various course topics.
Completing this course can lead to job opportunities as a Stenographer, Court Reporter, Executive Assistant, Transcriptionist, or Administrative Assistant. These roles are in high demand in legal, medical, and corporate settings, offering skills in fast, accurate note-taking and transcription.
On completing this course, one can expect to earn an average salary of around £20,000 to £30,000 per year. This can vary based on experience, location, and the specific industry in which the skills are applied.
The Shorthand Certification in Darwin enjoys moderate popularity, particularly among secretarial and administrative professionals. The Knowledge Academy offers multiple comprehensive courses and expert-led training sessions across multiple locations in Darwin .
This course significantly boosts career prospects by enhancing note-taking efficiency and speed, crucial for roles in journalism, administrative support, and court reporting. Mastery of shorthand improves productivity, accuracy, and employability, making it a valuable skill for professionals in various fields.
The course certification is valid for life. Once you have successfully completed the course and obtained your certification, it does not expire and remains a valuable credential throughout your professional career.
Upon completing this course, professionals can work on industry standard projects like transcription services, news reporting, script writing, and more.
Completing Shorthand Courses is achievable with dedication and practice. The course covers techniques for speed and accuracy in transcription. While it may initially seem challenging, consistent effort and regular practice make it easier to master. Students often find it rewarding and beneficial for various professional roles.
Yes, you can access materials from different devices. The resources are designed to be compatible with various platforms, allowing you to view and download them on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. This flexibility ensures you can study and reference materials anytime, anywhere.
To register for the course, visit The Knowledge Academy’s website, search for the desired course, and click on the "Register Now" button. Follow the prompts to fill in your details and complete the payment process. You will receive a confirmation email with further instructions.
The Knowledge Academy's course stands out with comprehensive content, experienced trainers, and flexible learning options. It offers globally recognised certifications, practical hands-on training, and 24/7 access to learning resources, ensuring a superior and personalised learning experience compared to other providers.
The training fees for Shorthand Training certification in Darwin starts from AUD1895
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Shorthand Training.
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