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Diploma of Library And Information Services

National ID: BSB52115 | State ID: AZJ4

 

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

You will be able to:

  • contribute to the maintenance and digitisation of library collections
  • provide leadership for library teams and manage customer service
  • develop library activities, events and programs
  • promote literature and reading to clients
  • undertake cataloguing activities to describe and classify print and digital resources
  • assist clients with complex information needs
  • build, update and write content for websites, and resolve client IT problems
  • develop your understanding of current library challenges and trends, including emerging technologies and copyright issues

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.

Your qualification prepares you for roles such as:

You will be able to apply to the Australian Library and Information Association for recognition as a library technician. Employment opportunities may include work in public, academic and special libraries (e.g. health or law) in roles such as library technician or collection development officer. Work placements can be offered as part your Diploma, and your lecturers can give you further information about this.

Further study opportunities:

University pathway arrangements provide you with the opportunity for direct entry and advanced standing in the following university courses:

  • Curtin University: Bachelor of Arts (Librarianship and Corporate Information Management)
  • Charles Sturt University: Bachelor of Information Studies

Course overview

Course details

Course Overview

Where Northbridge Building 1
Duration

2 semesters (full time) after completion of BSB42115 Certificate IV in Library and Information Services or equivalent

How Full-Time
Online
Part-Time
When Available Semester 2, 2017

You will be able to apply to the Australian Library and Information Association for recognition as a library technician. Employment opportunities may include work in public, academic and special libraries (e.g. health or law) in roles such as library technician or collection development officer. Work placements can be offered as part your Diploma, and your lecturers can give you further information about this.

Further study opportunities:

University pathway arrangements provide you with the opportunity for direct entry and advanced standing in the following university courses:

  • Curtin University: Bachelor of Arts (Librarianship and Corporate Information Management)
  • Charles Sturt University: Bachelor of Information Studies

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.
NOTE up to date fees will be available shortly. Please return to this page or contact us for details

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.

Core Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Consolidate and maintain industry knowledge BSBLIB402 AWG13
Develop and promote activities, events and public programs BSBLIB503 AWG04
Extend own information literacy skills to locate information BSBLIB604 AWF91
Identify and resolve client ICT problems ICTSAS410 AUW54
Lead team effectiveness BSBLDR403 AUI57
Manage quality customer service BSBCUS501 AUM47
Monitor compliance with copyright and licence requirements BSBLIB513 AWF93

Elective Units

Unit Title National ID Unit of Study
Complete a range of cataloguing activities BSBLIB403 AWG12
Contribute to collection management BSBLIB603 AWF92
Maintain digital repositories BSBLIB506 AWG02
Obtain information from external and networked sources BSBLIB406 AWG09
Promote literature and reading BSBLIB507 AWG00
Provide subject access and classify material BSBLIB509 AWF99
Research and analyse information to meet customer needs BSBLIB511 AWF96
Review and maintain a website BSBEBU401 AUL60
Search library and information databases BSBLIB407 AWG08
Use development software and ICT tools to build a basic website ICTWEB418 AUP89
Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement ICTWEB201 AUW83
Write content for web pages ICTWEB420 AUP90

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

or

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

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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