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Course Number: BSB52115-01V01
If you want to progress to supervisory or managerial positions in the library and information services sector, our Diploma of Library and Information Services is pitched at the right level for you. We are the only Registered Training Organisation in Australia to have its course receive gold-level accreditation with the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). Our teaching staff work in libraries on the North Coast and regular meetings are held with a wide range of library representatives Australia-wide, to ensure our courses remain relevant to today's work environment. Successful completion of the Diploma entitles graduates to be recognised as a library technician by ALIA and work anywhere from schools, TAFEs and universities, to public libraries and information agencies.Graduates will complete their course with a comprehensive understanding of cataloguing and information management systems and the ability to monitor compliance, copyright and licence requirements. You will earn how to promote literature and reading in your community, plan and deliver group-based learning to customers and staff and contribute to the growth and management of a library collection by understanding acquisitions.ALIA requires students to complete seven out of eight units from Group A electives (Note: at this stage we are only offering seven units from this group) and a Certificate III in Information and Cultural Services is preferred. Students will also complete work placement, which is mandatory by ALIA recommendation.
Certificate III in Information and Cultural Services preferred. 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 complete 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 level of qualification will have the skills and knowledge necessary to analyse information and provide solutions to sometimes complex problems in a skilled or paraprofessional work environment. They will have personal responsibility and autonomy in performing complex technical operations and have acquired the communication skills necessary to transfer their skills and knowledge to 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.
After achieving this qualification, graduates may choose to undertake studies at a higher education level such as Librarianship Degree programs.
Possible job roles relevant to this qualification include:- access services officer- collection development officer- digital services officer- document delivery officer- education assistant (museums and galleries)- gallery technician- information services officer- journals officer- library technician- metadata officer- museum coordinator- museum technician- preparator- regional curator- special collections officer- technical services 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.