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Duration: 
1 year full time or longer for part time
Location: 
Delivery mode: 
Face to Face
Online

Applications for this course are not being taken at this time

Overview

This course provides the training to help you improve your skills in a number of job positions including as a technician in a library, museum or gallery.

You will learn how to use a range of specialised technical databases and classification schemes as well as ways to assist others in finding information.
 

Careers

Possible job titles include:

  • access services officer

  • information services officer

  • journals officer

  • library technician

  • metadata officer

  • special collections officer

  • technical services officer.

Course structure

To be awarded BSB52115 Diploma of Library and Information Services, students must successfully complete a total of nineteen (19) units, consisting of:

  • seven (7) core units;

  • twelve (12) elective units, of which:

  • nine (9) elective units must be selected from Group A and/or Group B;

  • up to three (3) may be selected from Group A, B and/or Group C, or any currently endorsed training package or accredited course at Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma level.

 

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome as well as be approved by Victoria Polytechnic.

Note: To meet accreditation requirements as a Library Technician, at least seven (7) elective units must be from Group A. The current qualification structure meets this requirement.

CORE UNITS

ELECTIVE UNITS

Group A

Group B

Imported

Recognition of Prior Learning and/or Credit Transfers

Previous completion of units at Victoria Polytechnic or any other Registered Training Organisation and/or previous attainment of skills and knowledge may be credited towards this course. Units must satisfy the completion rules of the qualification and be assessed as appropriate by Victoria Polytechnic.

This qualification reflects the role of individuals with a sound theoretical knowledge base who use a range of specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate their own work or the work of a team, They may provide leadership and guidance to others and have some responsibility for the output of others.

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take, and optional \'elective\' units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Fees & scholarships

Fee type: VET

The amount you pay for your course depends on whether you’re offered a government subsidised place or a full-fee paying place.

If you enrol in a:

  • Government subsidised place, you’ll pay a VET tuition fee and may be required to pay a Student Services and Amenities Fee and course materials contribution.
  • full-fee paying place, you’ll pay the full-fee tuition rate (which includes Student Services and Amenities Fee and any material fees).

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Scholarships & assistance

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Admission & pathways

Meeting the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee you entry into this course.

Some courses receive more applications than the number of places available. In this situation we will also assess your education, work and other relevant experience.

If you do not meet the minimum requirements you may be eligible for one of our special admission programs. We also encourage you to explore our study pathways to help you reach your goal.

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

There are many ways you can start your education journey at VU. Pathways offer an easy transition between courses at different levels, so that you can start with a certificate and progress right through to postgraduate study.

Find out more about pathways and credits.

You may be able to complete your qualification sooner through formal recognition of your existing skills. This is known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

To receive RPL, we assess your previous work, education and life experiences against recognised qualifications. Applications for RPL can be made prior to enrolling.

Call us on 1300 TAFE VP (1300 823 387) to discuss RPL options with the course manager.

How to apply

Prior to enrolment, all applicants will be required to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to assist with determining eligibility and to identify learning support needs.

Applications for this course are not being taken at this time.

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