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Course Number: BSB42115-01V01
If you have leadership qualities and a particular interest in utilising them as a library assistant, our Certificate IV in Library, Information and Cultural Services could be the perfect course for you. This course is designed to help you develop the skills and tools you need to find employment in the sector. Our library courses have been developed out of local need. Our teaching staff work in libraries on the North Coast and a wide range of library representatives Australia-wide are regularly consulted to ensure this course remains relevant to today's work environment.You will gain an in-depth knowledge of library systems and processes, including how to organise and maintain library collections, how to search library databases, use advanced cataloguing tools, use and support multi-media equipment. Face-to-face customer service skills will be developed as well as the ability to use social media to communicate with customers and colleagues. After studying at this level you may provide leadership and guidance to others with some limited responsibility for their output.
North Coast TAFE wants you to know that while this qualification has no formal entry requirements, we do want you to succeed, so we are providing information about the skills and knowledge that would help you perform this qualification. You do need to have, or be able to attain, a level of literacy and numeracy that will help you complete your course and ultimately to work in your chosen field. Students who complete this qualification level will have a broad range of skills and knowledge that can be applied to specialised and/or skilled work areas. They will be able to identify, analyse, compare and act on information from a range of sources and have a limited responsibility for the organisation of others.North Coast TAFE can provide support for reading, writing, maths and English Language. If you would like to know more about our support options please contact us.
Graduates may go on to undertake the Diploma of Library and Information Services or other studies at a higher education level.
Possible job roles relevant to this qualification include:- arts officer- centre officer-in-charge- client services officer- curatorial assistant- digital services officer- gallery assistant or officer- heritage officer- information services assistant- installation assistant- library assistant or officer- museum assistant or officer.
A TAFE NSW Certificate IV or Diploma could give you up 6 to 12 months advanced standing in a university degree and some Advanced Diplomas offer even more credit.
Choosing a TAFE to University Pathway at North Coast TAFE is a great way to get practical ‘job ready’ skills and then gain entry to a university at an advanced stage.
More information can be found on our TAFE 2 uni page on our website.
Why study something again if you already have the skills and knowledge? Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is about helping you get your qualification faster and getting you to where you want to be!
Working with one of our RPL assessors we’ll review your life and work experiences as well as any previous study you may have done to confirm just what we can match up with your current course of study.
Note: Some short, licensing or compliance courses, eg Food Safety for Supervisors or First Aid are not granted RPL as demonstrated competency is required by regulatory authorities.
Find out more about RPL at North Coast TAFE
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North Coast TAFE offers a wide choice of courses, some that attract government subsidies and some that do not. The fees payable will vary, depending on your personal circumstances, your study history and the course you choose.
Your government subsidised fee, and your eligibility for concessions, exemptions and scholarships, are all calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process.
The 2017 subsidised fees indicated on this page are indicative only and based on 2016 fees. The state government may make some small changes to fees and subsidies for 2017 enrolments and we will update our site if and when that happens.