Machine Shorthand Reporter

Records and reproduces the spoken word in court and parliamentary proceedings, television programming and for the deaf and hearing impaired using handwritten shorthand, stenotype shorthand machines, computer-assisted transcription software and sound recording equipment.
Training time - No data available -
Average pay $64,343
Employment prospects Moderate
Employment size 400

What does a Machine Shorthand Reporter do?

  • entering data and codes required to process information
  • retrieving, confirming and updating data in storage and keeping records of data input
  • taking verbatim records of proceedings in rapid shorthand using computerised equipment and shorthand-writing machines
  • transcribing information recorded in shorthand and on sound recording equipment, and proofreading and correcting copy
  • reading portions of transcripts during trials and other proceedings on request of Judges and other officials
  • reproducing the spoken word, environmental sounds and song lyrics as captions for television programming, and the deaf and hearing impaired
  • preparing reports, letters and similar material for publication and electronic transmission


  • Braille Transcriber
  • Court Reporter
  • Hansard Reporter
  • Realtime Reporter
  • Stenocaptioner

Related courses

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Certificate II in Information, Digital Media and Technology
Certificate I in Information, Digital Media and Technology