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Offering Info

Certificate III in Library and Information Services

  • National Course Code: BSB31215
  • TAFE NSW code: BSB31215-01V02-20NCO-007

Location – TAFE Digital

Study Type

Online

Course Start Date

Anytime

Study Commitment

12.2 Hours per week

Duration

52 Weeks

  • Nationally Recognised Training
  • Traineeship Allowed
  • This training is subsidised by the NSW Government

Course Details

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use a broad range of skills and knowledge in a wide variety of environments.

Licensing/Regulatory Information
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

When you study with TAFE NSW, we want you to succeed. Entry requirements allow us to make sure that you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification. You will need to provide evidence that you meet the requirements listed in this section.

There are no entry requirements for this qualification

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

With 130 locations across the state, TAFE NSW tailors qualifications to meet the needs of the local community and specific student groups (like apprentices, fast-tracked and online students). To make sure this course is the right fit for you, we will need you to demonstrate that you can meet the additional requirements below.

To successfully complete this course, you will need:

  • reliable internet and access to a computer or suitable mobile device, to complete learning activities and assessments
  • work placement is not mandatory but is recommended to support learning

INFORMATION SESSIONS

There are no information sessions currently scheduled for this course.

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is an online course. You will need to complete approximately 12.2 hours of study each week, for your enrolment duration of 52 weeks. You can increase the hours of online study per week to complete the course sooner.

You may also be required to complete approximately 11 hours of additional study each week outside of online study hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research.


IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who:

  • choose to complete their course online, and may be currently working, or hoping to work in the library industry
  • are able to work independently
  • have low to medium-level digital and researching skills
  • have good time management skills
  • have organisational skills to take responsibility for following their Individual Training Plan and managing the study schedule required for the course

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

There are additional learning and study tools available for this course, including:

  • Educational Support Officers
  • Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Student Support and Services
  • Accessibility and Disability Services
  • Personal Counselling
  • Vocational Counselling
  • Learning Support
  • International Student Support
  • Scholarships
  • Multicultural Support

We offer student services and study support to ensure you can achieve your goals. Learn about TAFE NSW Student Services

As a TAFE NSW student in this course, you will have access to:

  • LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda.com)
  • Smarthinking - after hours online study support service
  • Easy computing online short courses
  • Access to local TAFE libraries
  • Accessibility and Disability Support Services
  • Access to Read&Write learning support software at TAFE and at home

An individual training plan will be provided when you enrol in this course. Your plan will outline the recommended study timetable and detail your units and assessments.

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

This course is government-subsidised, meaning you pay a portion of the full course fee to TAFE NSW and the NSW Government will pay the balance. However, you must meet certain eligibility criteria for this to apply.

Depending on your previous qualifications and experience, your fee may be less than the maximum fee quoted. Your actual fee and eligibility for concession/exemption will be calculated and confirmed during the enrolment process. Payment plans are available through TAFE NSW for Smart and Skilled eligible qualifications.

For further information about eligibility and explanations of the different fee categories, visit Are You Eligible?

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

You will need to provide for yourself the following resources which you will keep when you complete your study:

  • all resources provided as part of the course, however, it is expected that additional independent research is undertaken as part of individual private study

READ BEFORE YOU ENROL

Learn about TAFE NSW Fees

Learn about TAFE NSW Payment/Funding

RECOGNITION

Recognition is a process of acknowledging previously completed qualifications, skills, knowledge or experience relevant to your course. This may reduce the amount of learning required, reduce your course fees and allow you to achieve your qualification faster.

Learn about Recognition at TAFE NSW Recognition

Enrolling with us is easy, though the exact process does depend on your course and any prerequisites that go with it. Be sure to read all course information carefully to make sure it is the right qualification, location and study type for you. Enrol and pay online via our secure payment gateway to secure your place. As you progress through the enrolment process you will be prompted to provide additional information.

For further information or assistance, call 131 601.

If you are interested in studying as a Trainee please call 131 601 for full details.

Find out more about Applying and Enrolling

Core Units
Number Title
BSBCUS201 Deliver a service to customers
BSBWHS302 Apply knowledge of WHS legislation in the workplace
CUAIND202 Develop and apply knowledge of information and cultural services organisations
BSBLIB304 Develop and use information literacy skills
ICTICT203 Operate application software packages
BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others
Elective Units
Number Title
BSBLIB201 Assist with circulation services
BSBLIB306 Process and maintain information resources
BSBLIB303 Provide multimedia support
BSBLIB407 Search library and information databases
BSBLIB305 Use established cataloguing tools
ICTWEB201 Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement

Note: Not all elective units listed may be available to study, please enquire for more information.

Whether you're a school leaver, an aspiring apprentice, looking to kickstart a career, or you're upskilling, reskilling, or re-training, there's a TAFE NSW course to give you the skills you need for the job you want.

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Course Location

TAFE DIGITAL
Phone 131 601

Fees information

We understand that many students are confused by different fees for similar courses, and want to reassure you that studying with TAFE NSW won't damage your hip pocket.

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