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Diploma of Library and Information Services

National ID: CUL50111 | State ID: D697

 

Gain the skills to assist in the organisation and operation of systems for handling recorded material in the library and information services industry.

As part of this qualification you will undertake a supervised work placement where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned.

TAFE is the only vocational training provider that offers courses in library information services, and this is the only course in WA to enable you to become a Library Technician.

On completion of the Diploma of Library and Information Services, you will be recognised by the Australian Library and Information Association as a library technician.

Entry into the Diploma is subject to completion of Certificate IV in Library and Information Services or significant library industry experience.

For students from Australian states other than Western Australia, this course can be studied online.

Libraries are slowly evolving and incorporating more electronic services for clients. Our library and information services qualifications keep up with current trends and practices in this industry and prepare you for library and information services careers that put you in direct contact with library users or behind the scenes in technical services.

Your Diploma prepares you for roles such as:

  • Library assistant
  • Library clerk
  • Library officer, and
  • Library technician.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to become a library technician, access services officer, collection development officer, digital services officer or information/technical services officer.

For information about jobs and pathways, please see joboutlook.gov.au

Further study opportunities:

University

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Course Overview

Where Northbridge Building 1
Duration

2 semesters (full time) after completion of Cert III and Cert IV or equivalent.

How Full-Time
Online
Part-Time
When This course is available for Semester 1, 2017.

Successful completion of this qualification provides you with the opportunity to become a library technician, access services officer, collection development officer,
digital services officer or information/technical services officer.

For information about jobs and pathways, please see joboutlook.gov.au

Further study opportunities:

University

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.

GROUP 01 CORE UNITS

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Consolidate and maintain industry knowledge CULIND401A D9415
Promote team effectiveness BSBWOR402A D1031
Extend own information literacy skills to locate information CULINL601A D9418
Monitor compliance with copyright and licence requirements CULRSK501A D9436
Ensure a safe workplace BSBOHS509A D0911
Manage quality customer service BSBCUS501B WB896
Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning TAEDEL401A WA871

GROUP 02 ELECTIVE UNITS

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Research and analyse information to meet customer needs CULINS501A D9432
Obtain information from external and networked sources CULINS402A D9430
Develop and promote activities, events and public programs CULEVP503A D9409
Search library and information databases CULINS403A D9431
Complete a range of cataloguing activities CULINM401A D9420
Use development software and IT tools to build a basic website ICAWEB418A D8141
Promote literature and reading CULINL501A D9417
Review and maintain a website BSBEBU401A D0675
Provide multimedia support CULDMT301A D9401
Use established cataloguing tools CULINM301A D9419
Contribute to collection management CULICM601A D9412
Provide subject access and classify material CULINM502A D9423

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

Entrance Requirements

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalent Completion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades) Certificate III

 

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