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Certificate III in Library and Information Services

National ID: BSB31215 | State ID: AZK2


Gain skills and knowledge relevant to current practices and trends in the library and information industry.

You will:

  • develop skills in library customer service, team work, and assisting with public activities and events.
  • learn how to order, prepare, organise and promote library resources
  • use current software and social media, online catalogues and databases, multi-media and photography equipment
  • build your skills in locating information
  • gain an understanding of current library challenges and trends, including emerging technologies

Your lecturers in this course are library professionals, up-to-date with industry best practice and with strong connections with local library staff and organisations. The course, based at our Northbridge campus located alongside the State Library of Western Australia, has a strong customer service focus, and provides learning opportunities through practical hands-on activities, industry visits and guest speakers.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Library assistant, Library clerk, Library officer

Course overview

Course details

Course Overview

Where Northbridge Building 1

1 semester (6 months) or part time equivalent

How Full-Time
International Students (In Australia)
Online (Some Units)
When This course is available for Semester 1, 2017.

Library assistant, Library clerk, Library officer

Further study opportunities:

Please contact the college to receive an indicative price for this course.

Local full time students

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Tuition fees are determined by multiplying the course fee rate by the nominal hours, which is the number of hours in which an average student could be expected to complete each unit. They are not the hours of training or instruction.

Resource fees are charges for material that are essential to a course or unit, and are purchased by NMT to be used by students during the course.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in.

Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.

For details see the indicative fees list here.

International Students

If this course is available for International students you will need to pay your course fees to TIWA when you accept your offer.

Module Group Core Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Deliver a service to customers BSBCUS201 AUK74
Operate application software packages ICTICT203 AUU08
Work effectively with others BSBWOR203 AUH64
Apply knowledge of WHS legislation in the workplace BSBWHS302 AUL62

Module Group Group A Elective Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Edit a digital image ICPDMT322 AUO54
Organise workplace information BSBINM301 AUH34
Maintain business records BSBRKG304 AUL57
Monitor and maintain records in an online environment BSBRKG404 AUH73
Produce desktop published documents BSBITU309 AUJ48
Control records BSBRKG301 AUK99
Sell products and services SIRXSLS201 WD983
Review and maintain a website BSBEBU401 AUL60
Undertake disposal BSBRKG302 AUH40
Review the status of a record BSBRKG401 AUH93
Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement ICTWEB201 AUW83
Work effectively in a business continuity context BSBCON401 AUM16
Provide a briefing or scripted commentary SITXCOM202 WF749
Retrieve information from records BSBRKG303 AUK20
Undertake marketing activities BSBMKG414 AUM20
Transfer digital files ICPPRP397 AUO28
Show social and cultural sensitivity SITXCOM201 WF748
Interpret aspects of local Australian Indigenous culture SITTGDE101 WF688
Review recordkeeping functions BSBRKG305 AUM30
Provide information from and about records BSBRKG402 AUK02
Capture a digital image ICPDMT321 AUO86
Digitise images for reproduction ICPPRP322 AUN83
Work effectively in the creative arts industry CUAIND301 WI122

Module Group Group B Elective Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Operate a digital media technology package ICTICT204 AUU33

North Metropolitan TAFE is committed to ensuring that all international students have an enjoyable experience studying in Australia. Students are supported by a dedicated International Centre team who provide personal counselling, course advice, student support and many other services.

Fees, applications and enrolments for International Students are different to those for local students. International students must be enrolled in full time study on campus. For more information about courses, enrolment and course fees for international students:

TAFE International Western Australia,
Department of Training and Workforce Development - Customer Service Centre
Level 7, 3 Forrest Place, Perth WA 6000
Tel: +61 8 9218 2100
Fax: +61 8 9218 2160
Email: study.tiwa@dtwd.wa.gov.au
Web: www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au


International Centre
North Metropolitan TAFE
30 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge, Western Australia, 6003
Tel: +61 8 94271873
Fax: +61 8 9427 1992
Email: internationalstudy@nmtafe.wa.edu.au
Web: northmetrotafe.wa.edu.au

If this course uses TAFE Admissions, to study full-time in 2017 apply through tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au.

Part time enrolments are usually done in late January and mid June each year while online and continuous enrolment courses normally have enrolments available at any time, for help enrolling or for more information:

call: 1300 300 822 or email: enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au

International students please contact www.tafeinternational.wa.edu.au.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1300 300 822 or email: enquiry@nmtafe.wa.edu.au


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