Course Title: Produce Texts From Notes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2008

Course Code: OFFC5136C

Course Title: Produce Texts From Notes

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C3133 - Certificate III in Business Administration

Course Contact : Janet Mc Donald

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5134

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Nominal Hours: 30

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit covers taking notes from an oral or printed source and producing an accurate text from the notes.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBADM302A Produce Texts From Notes


Edit and revise text

Performance Criteria:

Final text is self-checked for accuracy, and grammar and syntax are appropriate for the intended purpose and audience of the text. 
Text is revised, formatted, named, stored and printed in accordance with organisational and task requirements.


Take notes

Performance Criteria:

Organisational requirements relating to style, presentation and storage of documents are identified prior to commencing the task. 
The purpose and requirements of text are clarified with the author. 
Notes are recorded with the required degree of accuracy. 
Meaning and spelling of manes or technical terms are clarified to ensure accuracy of the notes. 
Notes are self-checked for accuracy.


Transcribe notes

Performance Criteria:

Text is produced from notes to the required degree of accuracy and reflects the intended meaning of the author. 
Text is produced within designated timelines.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

In class theory and discussion will be followed with practical exercises.

Teaching Schedule

Week beginning - Full time studentsContentRequirements
Week 1 - 11 Feb

Course Guide & Required text; Why take notes?; Note taking exercise.

Week 2 - 18 Feb

Organistational requirements; Achieving deadlines; Effective listening skills

Text & headphones
Week 3 - 25 FebAbbreviations & Symbols; Spelling, grammar & punctuationText & headphones
Week 4 - 3 MarTypes of documentsText & headphones
Week 5 - 10 MarNote taking; Types of documents; Note taking from printed matterText & headphones
Week 6 - 17 MarChecking notes for accuracy; Transcribing notes from textText & headphones
  Mid Semester Break (Student Vacation) - 20 to 26 March 
Week 7 - 31 MarTranscribing notes from text; Assessment 1Text, Printing credits & Headphones
Week 8 - 7 AprilTranscribing speaker’s intended meaning; Editing & revising textText & headphones
Week 9 - 14 AprilAssessment 2Text, Printing credits & Headphones
Week 10 - 21 AprilNaming documents & file management; Minutes & agendasText & headphones
Week 11 - 28 AprilRevision - letter writingText & headphones
Week 12 - 5 MayAssessment 3Text, Printing credits & Headphones
Week 13 - 12 MayQuikscribeText & headphones
Week 14 - 19 MayQuikscribeText & headphones
Week 15 - 26 MayQuikscribeText & headphones
Week 16 - 2 JuneExamText, Printing credits & Headphones
Week 17 - 9 JuneAssessment - Special ConsiderationText, Printing credits & Headphones
Week 18 - 16 JuneFeedback 

Part-time students

Week beginningContentRequirements
Week 1 - 11 Feb Course Guide & Required text; Why take notes?; Note taking exercise; Organisational requirements; Achieving deadlines.
Week 2 - 18 FebEffective listening skills; Abbreviations & Symbols; Spelling, grammar & punctuation; Types of documents.
Week 3 - 25 Feb Note taking; Note taking from printed matter; Checking notes for accuracy; Transcribing notes from text.Text & headphones
Week 4 - 3 MarTranscribing notes from text; Assessment 1Text, Printing credits & headphones
Week 5 - 10 MarTranscribing speaker’s intended meaning; Editing & revising textText & headphones
Week 6 - 17 MarNaming documents & file management; Minutes & agendas; Assessment 2Text & Printing Credits
 Mid semester break (student Vacation) - 20 to 26 March 
Week 7 - 31 Mar Revision letter writing; Assessment 3 & Quikscribe  Text, Printing credits & headphones
Week 8 - 7 April



Week 9 - 14 AprilExamText, Printing credits & Headphones

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Bhagat M, Produce text from notes, Software Publications, 2002.



Aspire Business School Certificate III - Communicate in the workplace

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Students must demonstrate an understanding of all elements of a particular competency to be deemed competent. Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievements of each competency in a flexible manner. Assessments will incorporate a variety of methods: class exercises, homework, practical project and tests. Students are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment work to their teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met. In addition to the assessments, formative feedback is provided to the students throughout the duration of the course

Learning activities will include class-based discussions, exercises, small group work, reading and reflection on various activities, in order to develop competency including the underpinning skills and knowledge.

Assessment Tasks

Class exercises - 50%

Students will complete three in-class practical exercises individually and under supervision. Refer to assessment matrix for elements of competency being assessed.

Exam - 50%

This will be a practical exam using Quikscribe. The exam is open book and covers all elements of competency.

Assessment Matrix

Element of competencyAssessment 1Assessment 2Assessment 3Exam
Take notesYes  Yes
Transcribe notes Yes Yes
Edit & revise text  YesYes

Other Information

Students will require headphones in each class as indicated in the Weekly Schedule. Headphones used with ipod’s are suitable.

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