Minute Taking

Practical approaches for professionals needing to produce concise, clear and informative minutes or notes for a range of workplace meetings.

  • Ensure that meeting participants have what they need for active participation in meeting.
  • Create agenda and minutes templates suitable for your own organisation.
  • Take clear and concise minutes or notes of meetings.
  • Know what to include and what to leave out.
  • Produce minutes that are: timely, in an appropriate style and format, and meet the needs of the readers.
  • What is covered in the course?

    • Pre-meeting communication and tasks.
    • Preparation and distribution of meeting agendas and papers.
    • Effective minute and note taking plans and strategies.
    • Templates for producing agendas and minutes.
    • Selecting appropriate written style and content for minutes.
    • Post-meeting communication and follow-up.
  • Should I attend?

    This course is suitable for anyone requiring foundation tools and approaches for taking effective meeting minutes and notes.

  • How will I benefit?

    You will gain:

    • tools and strategies for good minute taking, including preparing agendas and templates, ensuring accuracy and timeliness, following up in and after meetings, and documentation procedures that contribute to successful outcomes
    • an understanding of the role that organisational factors can play in producing quality minutes
    • an approach to ensuring that meeting information is appropriately and effectively communicated at all stages – from pre-meeting activities to post meeting follow-up.
  • How will my organisation benefit?

    Your organisation will gain:

    • improved quality and consistency in key meeting organisation and record keeping
    • reduction in repetition and other time wasting that occurs from poorly planned and executed meetings
    • improved meeting agendas and templates
    • increased accuracy and timeliness of documentation and following up in and after meetings.

    Need customised training for your organisation?

    Contact our team to discuss customising this course to meet your needs.


  • AQF Equivalence, Articulation Pathways CPD Points and Certification

    • You will receive a soft copy University of Adelaide Certificate of Completion.
    • This PACE course may contribute to earning Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points or credit. Many professional associations accredit CPD at a standard rate of 1 hour of professional development / learning = 1 CPD point. This should be used as a guide only and confirmation should be sought from your accrediting body prior to registration in any PACE course or program.
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What will I receive as part of this course?

  • Printed course book and materials (PDF copy for tablet on request)
  • Certificate of Completion and training record
  • Refreshments during the day, including a light lunch on full day courses

What should I bring to the course?

Our courses are designed to be work-related and interactive. Please bring current workplace examples related to this topic for use on the day.

What further development can I do?

We recommend Business Writing Essentials or Report Writing.

Available course dates:

No dates for this course are currently being offered. Please register your interest for future dates by emailing pace@adelaide.edu.au