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BSB52115 Diploma of Library and Information Services

National ID: BSB52115 | State ID: AZJ4

Gain advanced skills and knowledge for your career in library and information services

This course will give you the necessary skills and knowledge to work in public, academic and special libraries, such as health and law, or other information organisations. Our lecturers are library professionals, up-to-date with industry best practice and with strong connections with local library staff and organisations.

On successful completion of this course you will be able to apply to the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) for professional (Library Technician) membership – ALIATec.

Gain these skills
  • 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
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent research skills
  • Good computer skills
  • Strong focus on customer service
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

Work placement

Important information

Job opportunities

Further study

How to apply

Fees

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

Completion of Certificate IV in Library and Information Services or equivalent.

Work placement

To successfully complete this course, you will be required to undertake a compulsory work placement. 

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

Typical timetable:

  • Monday and Tuesdays
  • Thursdays and Fridays ( work placement)
Job opportunities

Other job titles may include:

  • Small Museum Manager
  • Small Gallery Manager
  • Access Services Officer
  • Collection Development Officer

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

Further study

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
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

VSL Capping

$6,226.35 $6,226.35 Yes $10,528
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 2, 2020

Perth (Northbridge) - On Campus

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 3 semester/s
When Semester 2, 2020
Where Perth (Northbridge)
How On campus
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Perth (Northbridge) - Online

Details

Fees and charges

Units

Overview
Duration 2 year/s
When Semester 2, 2020
Where Perth (Northbridge)
How Online
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Course enquiry

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Page last updated August 07, 2020