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Skilled Minute Taking

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Skilled Minute Taking

IPAA Victoria’s Skilled Minute Taking course provides participants with the skills and strategies to develop a dependable system for recording accurate and relevant minutes of any meeting. Accurate and concise minute-taking is essential to effective public purpose sector organisations, providing a record for future reference of discussions and decisions made at meetings.

Course overview

Participants will gain a comprehensive knowledge of how be skilled at minute taking through exploring:

  • hands-on exercises, document reviews and critiques to help identify and capture key information
  • consistent minute-taking system that utilises the best information and identifies key issues and messages.
  • practical templates, appropriate formats, styles and languages for presenting the outcomes of different types of meetings.

Course outcomes

Participants will walk away from the course with an in-depth knowledge on how to:

  • identify critical information to be minuted
  • create an agenda for capturing relevant information
  • develop an effective template for minutes for your organisation
  • integrate a standardised numbering system to facilitate cross-referencing
  • keep track of action items
  • understand appropriate language and style for formal and informal meetings
  • prepare a checklist of tasks to be carried out before, during and after meetings.

Course audience

This course is designed for those who:

  • regularly compiles minutes, strategic planning forums, team briefings, or other working group meetings
  • wants to improve your minute taking
  • wants to learn how to create documents relevant to minute taking
  • wants to identify key information that should be listed during minute taking.

Invaluable in detailing best practice and giving you practical skills that are easily translated back into the workplace.

Penny Fegan, Department of Health and Human Services

94% of program attendees agreed that Skilled minute-taking gave them skills they could immediately apply in their role.

2018 IPAA Victoria feedback surveys



Learn what to expect from our facilitator


Jeanette Learmont

Jeanette Learmont

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Register for an upcoming session

Date & Time

Wednesday 5 June 2024
9:30 am – 1:00 pm




  • Platinum member: $510
  • Gold member: $595
  • Silver member: $638
  • Silver (small) member: $680
  • Professional member: $595
  • Concession member: $595
  • Fellow: $595

Non member: $850

(Inc GST)

Check your organisation’s membership level here.

Learn more about professional development vouchers here.

Please refer to our new booking terms and conditions.

In-house Sessions

This program can be delivered in an in-house professional development workshop to your organisation.

Have any questions regarding Skilled Minute Taking? Contact the IPAA Victoria team today.