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Introduction to Note taking for Interpreters

This unit will cover an overview of the note taking techniques that can help interpreters in their long consecutive interpretations, supporting and complementing the use of short-term memory.


This unit will cover an overview of the note taking techniques that can help interpreters in their long consecutive interpretations, supporting and complementing the use of short-term memory.



This module will cover:

  • When and how to use note taking

  • Rozan’s principles of note taking

  • Symbols and abbreviations

  • Avoiding processing overload


Who would this be useful for?

Interpreters wanting to improve their skills in consecutive interpreting.


Presented by:

Luisa Conte, RMIT

Luisa Conte is an Italian certified translator and interpreter with a Master of Translating and Interpreting from RMIT University in Melbourne. She is a lecturer and research assistant in the School of  Global, Urban and Social Studies at RMIT. She is also an interpreter for Austin Health, collaborates with the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters and translates as a freelancer.

She has presented in national and international conferences on the themes of ethics, legal translation and the relevance of dialects in translating.




Learning Goals: After completing this online module you will gain:

Knowledge of:

  • Note taking techniques and when to use them. 

Skills to:

  • Balance note taking with the use of short term memory in consecutive interpreting.


PD Logbook

A Certificate will be issued upon completion of the course. Learners will be eligible to 10 PD points towards recertification (Section 1.4 of NAATI Recertification PD Catalogue).

Some courses may attract PD points from multiple categories. Please choose the most appropriate category for your recertification.

The NAATI Recertification Catalogue can be downloaded via this link.


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