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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.
- Contribute to the maintenance and digitisation of library collections
- Provide leadership for library teams, customer service and stakeholder relationships
- 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
- Resolve client IT problems
- Develop an understanding of current library issues and trends, including emerging technologies and copyright issues
I have the following attributes:
- Good communication skills
- Excellent research skills
- Good computer skills
- Strong focus on customer service
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Completion of Certificate IV in Library and Information Services or other relevant education or industry experience.
You'll be given the opportunity to undertake 2 industry placements, which will be arranged by North Metropolitan TAFE. While industry placements are not compulsory, a minimum of 10 days is required for ALIA (Australian Library and Information Association) library technician membership.
Students studying part-time/online should aim to complete the qualification within 18 months.
National changes to the qualification may result in additional studies.
Other costs for consideration:
- Text Books
- Library Technician (in public, academic and special libraries) | Gallery Technician | Museum Technician
Other job titles may include:
- Library Officer (in public, hospital, law, university, college and school libraries)
- Collections Management Assistant
- Library Assistant
- Customer Engagement Officer (Library and Cultural Services)
Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.
University pathway arrangements may provide you with the opportunity for direct entry and advanced standing in the following university courses:
- Charles Sturt University - Bachelor of Information Studies
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Eligible for VSL
*After completion of Certificate IV in Library
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