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  • BSB52115

Diploma of Library and Information Services

At a glance

At a glance

Take the next step in your career with this high-level course that will qualify you to work as a library technician.

JOB PROSPECTS
  • Library Technician
COURSE OUTCOME

BSB52115 Diploma of Library and Information Services

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Course overview

Course overview

Establish your career in library services with this high-level course. Develop the specialised skills and knowledge needed to work as a library technician in public, special, school, and academic libraries. With job openings for library technicians over the next five years expected to be between 5,000 and 10,000, it’s a great time to get qualified.

This program is accredited by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) and will help you launch your career. You will learn how to help people research and analyse information in a professional environment, facilitate group-based learning, catalogue and classify material, maintain digital repositories, and implement workplace health, safety and security procedures. You will also use, evaluate and extend your own information literacy skills. Our highly-experienced team of industry professionals are the best in the business and will give you the tools you need to get ahead.

Successful completion of this course will qualify you to become a library technician in a diverse range of settings. You will also have a solid foundation to continue with further study.

Units

The successful achievement of this qualification requires you to complete all core and 12 elective units from the list below.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
BSBCUS501
Manage quality customer service
BSBLDR403
Lead team effectiveness
BSBLIB402
Consolidate and maintain industry knowledge
BSBLIB503
Develop and promote activities, events and public programs
BSBLIB513
Monitor compliance with copyright and licence requirements
BSBLIB604
Extend own information literacy skills to locate information
BSBWOR501
Manage personal work priorities and professional development
ICTSAS410
Identify and resolve client ICT problems
VPC150
Vocational placement

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

UNIT CODE UNIT NAME
BSBEBU401
Review and maintain a website
BSBLDR501
Develop and use emotional intelligence
BSBLIB303
Provide multimedia support
BSBLIB305
Use established cataloguing tools
BSBLIB403
Complete a range of cataloguing activities
BSBLIB406
Obtain information from external and networked sources
BSBLIB407
Search library and information databases
BSBLIB504
Develop exhibition concepts
BSBLIB506
Maintain digital repositories
BSBLIB507
Promote literature and reading
BSBLIB510
Use and monitor advanced functions of integrated library management systems
BSBLIB511
Research and analyse information to meet customer needs
BSBLIB512
Develop and maintain community and stakeholder relationships
BSBLIB603
Contribute to collection management
BSBWHS501
Ensure a safe workplace
ICTICT308
Use advanced features of computer applications
ICTWEB201
Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement

Note: Not all electives are available at all campuses.

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Ways to study

Ways to study

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University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland
Payment options

Payment options

No matter what your circumstances, TAFE Queensland has a payment option to suit you. If you are unsure of what's right for you, get in touch. We're here to help.

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This is the total cost of the course you need to pay when you enrol if you are not eligible for a subsidy or concession.

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Money IconVet Student Loan - $10,150 cap

This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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If you have difficulty paying for the full cost of a course upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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Important Information
Important Information

Important Information


Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Selection criteria

This qualification has no formal entry criteria; however, TAFE Queensland has the following selection criteria for this qualification:   

  • school-leavers must have completed Year 12 or equivalent   OR   
  • non school-leavers will be selected according to eligibility and merit, vocational experience, previous study and personal competencies  skills in gathering and communicating information equivalent to Senior English 
  • basic level Word processing and spreadsheeting skills  prior completion of a Certificate II in Information Technology or similar is highly recommended if current IT skills are not held.  
  • If you’re under 17 years of age, special enrolment conditions may apply.

Resources required

No specific resources are required to successfully complete this course. 

It is recommended that students have access to a reliable internet connection to access TAFE Queensland's online learning system "Connect", and a computer with up-to-date software, including Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat Reader and Adobe Flash Player.

This equipment and software is available for students to use at all TAFE Queensland locations.

Need to know

When studying online it is strongly recommended students follow the preferred order of study and enrol in no more than two units per intake, unless otherwise advised. 

 

Assessment Methods

Skill and knowledge assessments are an essential step in progressing through your course. You may be assessed in a number of ways while you are studying at TAFE Queensland, including observation, written assessment, questioning, portfolios, work samples, third-party feedback, and through recognition of prior learning. Read more about assessment methods.

Disclaimer

All information was accurate at time of publication, however TAFE policies, tuition fees and course content is subject to change without notice. Course commencement is dependent on sufficient enrolments.

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How to apply

How to apply

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and credit transfers


Fast track your way to a formal qualification by earning credit for the things you already know. Getting recognition for the skills you've gained from the workplace or previous learning means less study time for you, and getting the paper to prove you're qualified a whole lot sooner. We can assess your skills, directly apply credits from previous successful study, and give you advanced standing in your course.

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If you have read and understood the student rules, refund policy, understand your fees and payment options, have a Unique Student Identifier (USI) and checked you meet the entry requirements and selection criteria for this course, you're ready to get started.

University pathways

If you want to go on to further study at university, TAFE Queensland has a pathway option to get you there. In many cases, completing one of our diplomas will give you a full year of credit towards a degree with one of our partner universities.

Learn more about university pathways
  • James Cook University
  • University of Queensland
  • University of Canberra
  • Griffith University
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • University of Southern Queensland