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Offering Info

Certificate III in Library and Information Services

  • National Course Code: BSB31215
  • TAFE NSW code: BSB31215-01V02-21NEP-203

Location – Nepean, Kingswood

Attendance

Full Time

Delivery

Combination

Course Start Date

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Study Commitment

42.8 Hours per week

Duration

18 Weeks

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

Course Details

The nationally accredited Certificate III in Library Information Services is perfect for those with an interest in literature and customer service. Providing you with a variety of skills, both unique to this industry and transferable, this course is an excellent starting point for a rewarding library career.

LEARN NEW SKILLS

Through a mix of theory and practical coursework, learn to:

  • Information literacy - how to identify fake news
  • Customer service
  • Teamwork
  • WHS legislation
  • Circulation and using computers and other electronic devices in a library environment

DEVELOP YOUR TALENT

Develop the attributes to help you get ahead:

  • Passion for literature, working with people and encouraging readers to get lost in a good book
  • A patient and caring nature
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Good organisation and self-motivation
  • An enjoyment of conducting research and using digital mediums

ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS

Completing this course provides you with:

  • A nationally recognised qualification at Certificate III level

Career opportunities:

  • Library assistant

GROW YOUR CAREER

Take your career further with the:

  • Certificate IV in Library and Information Services

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

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.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol now.

Traineeship
TAFE NSW also offers the Certificate III in Library and Information Services as a traineeship. To be eligible to enrol as a trainee you must:

  • Be employed in the library and information services environment as this course is delivered in the workplace
  • Have a signedtraineeship contract

Thinking about a traineeship? Enquire today.

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 to:

  • Pass all the units

INFORMATION SESSIONS

To find out more about this course, meet our teachers and receive information about enrolment and next steps, attend an information session.

Date Time Location
Tuesday, 22 June 2021 10:00am to 11:30am via MS Teams: https://bit.ly/2ErWc9a
Thursday, 24 June 2021 6:00pm to 7:30pm via MS Teams: https://bit.ly/2RKFqVN
Tuesday, 13 July 2021 10:30am to 11:30am via MS Teams: https://bit.ly/2RKFqVN
Tuesday, 13 July 2021 5:30pm to 7:00pm via MS Teams: https://bit.ly/2FQ1kV1

STUDY COMMITMENT

This is a full time course. You will need to attend approximately 19.8 hours of class, over 4 days a week, for 18 weeks. As well as the in-class component, you will need to complete approximately 23 hours of other study per week.

You may also be required to complete approximately 13.1 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assessment preparation and online research work.

IS THIS COURSE RIGHT FOR YOU?

This course offering is designed for people who are interested to work in the Library and Information Services Industry.

SERVICES AND STUDY SUPPORT

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

  • TAFE library services
  • Counselling services
  • Aboriginal support
  • Disability Support
  • Tutorial support services after assessment

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

The way you learn may change during your enrolment to ensure the best learning experience or to keep you safe as COVID-19 restrictions change, and some of our face to face classes may change to online or virtual classroom learning. Also, to ensure that we keep you safe while studying, we may modify our face to face classes to meet physical distancing requirements and increased cleaning on campus. If work placement and the demonstration of practical skills are requirements of your course, there may be a modification or delay in the planned timeframe due to COVID-19 impacts. Be assured, we'll keep you informed every step of the way.

This course is currently scheduled on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:00am to 2:30pm. This timetable may change and will be confirmed by your teacher.

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:

  • folder (for handouts or notes)
  • calculator
  • notebook
  • pens and pencils
  • USB for storage of your completed assignments and learning resources provided on the TAFE Moodle (online)
  • A headset with a microphone and a Webcam to enable you to participate in any Connected Learning sessions delivered via Microsoft Teams

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

Enrolments for this course have now closed.

Enquire now and we will contact you when enrolments open. Visit our Online Courses to view our range of study options that you can start anytime.

Core Units
Number Title
BSBCUS201 Deliver a service to customers
BSBLIB304 Develop and use information literacy skills
BSBWHS302 Apply knowledge of WHS legislation in the workplace
BSBWOR203 Work effectively with others
CUAIND202 Develop and apply knowledge of information and cultural services organisations
ICTICT203 Operate application software packages
Elective Units
Number Title
BSBITU309 Produce desktop published documents
BSBLIB201 Assist with circulation services
BSBLIB202 Process information resource orders
BSBLIB306 Process and maintain information resources
ICTWEB201 Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement
SITXCOM002 Show social and cultural sensitivity

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.

Course Location

Nepean, Kingswood
Great Western Highway, Kingswood
Phone 131 601

Fees information

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