Beginners teeline shorthand theory and speed
15 classes | 3 hours per class
This course teaches teeline shorthand, which is a system of fast writing. Participants will learn to omit unnecessary letters and streamline longhand letters. Advanced principles for speedwriting are covered from week 11. On completion of this course speeds of 40+ non-standard or 60+ standard words per minute under the Australian Standard 2907 can be achieved.
Journalists, editors, personal assistants, students or anyone needing to learn how to write fast will benefit from attending. This is a beginners course for journalists, editors, personal assistants, students or anyone needing to learn how to write fast. There are no prerequisites for this course.
Upon successful completion participants will receive a theory and speed building certificate and depending on results a non-standard or standard AS2907 speed certificate.
- Enrol now: 23 April to 30 July, Tuesdays 6pm to 9pm
- Enrol now: 6 August - 12 November, Tuesdays 6pm to 9pm
Fees: $770 full fee, $695 ACIJ members, $490 (concession), $440 UTS students - includes textbook Teeline Fast by Anne Dix
Places available: 25
Location: UTS Building 2, Level 7, Room 7065 (map)
To discuss this course or for more information please contact email@example.com or call +61 2 9514 2488.
The lecturer for both courses, Terree Gower has taught shorthand to journalists and others for many years; as well as teaching keyboard, various computing packages and business administration subjects. Terree has been tutoring at the ACIJ for 10 years and is qualified to instruct and administer shorthand tests to the Australian Standard AS2907.
Article: Get the write talents for the job. The 'language' of dots and squiggles is making a comeback. Read Samantha Day's review on ACIJ's Teeline shorthand course published in the Sydney Morning Herald 2009.
"I liked that I now feel competent with shorthand only after 15 short weeks." S. Homewood (June 2012)
"Terree is an excellent teacher. She explained the theory thoroughly and clearly, and provided additional material that was incredibly helpful." C. Chelvan (June 2012)
"I liked the informal, casual style of the class that made it easy to ask questions." A. Lilly (June 2012)
"I liked that it was a different form of learning and also that there was no pressure to get to a certain level. I liked being able to gradually build the skills." S. Grealy (June 2012)
"Terree was extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the course which was very refreshing." S. Tucker (June 2012)
"Terree taught the course in a serious, but interesting manner, making a very stressful process - learning a new skill - painless." - Neil Varcoe, Writer and Journalist (2011)
"I liked how engaging and interactive the lessons were, dabbling in a bit of practical work, revision and theory. Not once did I feel overwhelmed." - Eugenia Lee, Student (2011)
"Terree's a legend! She explains all the concepts so clearly, and in a very practical sense. She's also very encouraging and always upbeat, which definitely helps with such challenging subject matter." - Nina Karnikowski, Journalist (2010)
"I really enjoyed it and thought Terree taught it very clearly. She made sure everyone understood the material before moving on." - Naeun Kim, Student (2010)
"Terree is an excellent teacher. Very encouraging and instills enthusiasm." Elaine Beggs, Executive Assistant, The Cancer Council
"It took the time to learn the basics before leaping into speed tests." Michael Hobbs, Journalist, Rainmaker Group
"It gave me the grounding I need to use shorthand on a daily basis in my profession (as a journalist)." Kristen Paech, Journalist
"I found Terree to be a very good teacher and I appreciate her knowledge and patience. … Learning shorthand has made me a more efficient and productive assistant particularly when it comes to taking minutes and dictation." Jane Worden, Personal Assistant, Local Government
"It was straight to the point and Terree was a fantastic and patient teacher. I was able to increase my shorthand speed and would love to come back to do another speed development course." Tracey Lien, Journalism Student
"Terree was a fantastic teacher and was very encouraging. The regular tests made it easy to study at home." Helen Gregory, Journalist, Fairfax Community Newspapers
"The lessons were set out well. There was always a good mix of new material, lots of revision & practice plus appropriate homework and extra practice materials." Natasha Egan, Journalism Student