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BSB42115 Certificate IV in Library and Information Services

National ID: BSB42115 | State ID: AZK3

Provide excellent customer service in a library environment

This course builds on the skills and knowledge gained in BSB312154 Certificate III in Library and Information Services. Your studies could lead to employment in a broad range of environments such as public, hospital, law, university or school libraries. Or you may find work in the information based organisations, such as a web-based database service.

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.

To successfully complete this course, you will be required to undertake a compulsory work placement. 
North Metropolitan TAFE gives you the option of studying this course online, students enrolling in the online study option should aim to complete the course within a 12  – 18 month time frame.

Gain these skills
  • Provide leadership for library teams in areas including customer service and occupational safety and health
  • Undertake cataloguing activities to describe and organise library resources
  • Search online databases and retrieve information from external sources for information
  • Maintain websites and use social media tools
  • Assist and present information to clients to help them access library and external resources
  • Build your understanding of current library challenges and trends, including emerging technologies.
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Comfortable using technology
  • Able to work as part of a team

 

Online

Some of the courses on the list can be done completely online. However some of the courses require a practical component which can't be done online, or some may be a mix of online and face-to-face learning. We’ll let you know what's required for your course. For a full list of online courses, please use the filters under the Refine course results menu.

Entrance Requirements

Prerequisites

Important information

Job opportunities

Further study

How to apply

Fees

Entrance Requirements
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA; or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate II or Certificate III
Prerequisites

Completion of Certificate III in Library, and Information Services or equivalent.

Important information

Students studying part-time are advised to complete the qualification within 3 years. National changes to the qualification may result in additional studies.

Other costs for consideration:

  • Text Books
  • Stationery

Industry placement is available to eligible students on completion of Certificate IV

Job opportunities

Other job titles may include:

  • Collections Management Assistant
  • Small Museum or Gallery Coordinator
  • Museum Assistant
  • Museum Visitor Liaison Officer
  • Museum Visitor Services Team Leader
  • Library Officer  (in public, hospital, law, university, college and school libraries)

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations. 

How to apply

On campus (full-time)

To apply to study on campus (full-time) through TAFE Admissions please go to tasonline.tafe.wa.edu.au

Other study types

For all other study types such as on campus (part-time), skill sets, online, employer-based study and apprenticeships or traineeships visit our Apply and Enrol page.

International students

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

Fees

Estimated Course Fee

Estimated Concession Fee

Eligible for VSL

$3,800.00 $1,130.00 No
These fees are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis.
- Fees might differ between courses delivered at different campuses due to the elective units included in the course study plan or adapting courses to meet local industry needs.
- Fees may also differ for each individual student depending on the units of study selected, prior qualifications and recognition of prior learning.
- Fees are payable at enrolment each semester for the units enrolled for that period. Some year-long courses might have a bigger fee load in the first semester. 
- Proof of concession must be presented to access concession rates if eligible.
- For secondary school aged persons (in 2020, students born on or after 1 July 2002 who are at least 15 years old) undertaking training that is not part of a VET Delivered to Secondary Schools program, the maximum course fee chargeable in 2020 is $420 plus the resource fees and discretionary fees. 
- Prices quoted include resource fees, but do not include material fees such as the cost of books, uniforms and students personal equipment.
- The course fee cap applicable to Diplomas and Advanced Diplomas only applies during the current calendar year, so fees might differ for students enrolling in semester 2.
- VET Student Loans Eligible Courses and Caps may be subject to changes implemented by the Australian Government 
- Concessions and Secondary School Age cap do not apply to commercial courses, or Foundation Programs (ESL, General Education, etc.)
- Course information and fees are subject to change without notice

Delivery location, important dates and study options

During your course of study, NMTAFE may use a variety of learning practices to ensure you get the best outcome for your learning journey.
This may include online learning, face-to-face classroom, laboratory/workshop delivery, work placement or a combination of these, depending on which is most appropriate.

Semester 1, 2021

Perth - On Campus

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Duration 1 semester/s
When Semester 1, 2021
Where Perth
How On campus
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Semester 2, 2020

Perth - On Campus

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Duration 1 semester/s
When Semester 2, 2020
Where Perth
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Perth - Online

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Overview
Duration 1 semester/s
When Semester 2, 2020
Where Perth
How Online
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Course enquiry

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Page last updated September 18, 2020