In our library and information management course, you’ll learn the practical skills and in depth knowledge needed for success in the information industry. Our unique library and information management course offers on-campus classes and flexible delivery which are integrated with work placements, and the option of an internship. 

For work in a library, corporate office, government department or a consultancy, this information management course equips you with skills to become an information and knowledge specialist, a librarian or an information manager. These roles are diverse, dynamic and constantly evolving.

From the course you’ll gain skills including: 

  • computing and analytical skills
  • database management
  • website creation
  • network connectivity of user devices
  • how to find, design and present information on the web.

You’ll confidently use your new knowledge to effectively search the web for linked data stores and national repositories. You will have the know how to restructure, format and present information as web pages, management presentations or social media posts using the latest technology.

You will develop strong library and information management (LIM) knowledge and skills, along with a strong theoretical and practical understanding of:

  • information resources and users
  • information systems and infrastructure
  • management of information services
  • digital curation of cultural resources
  • enabling information technologies 

Our library and information management course includes distinctive features such as:

  • professional placements in information agencies
  • the latest metadata methods
  • record keeping and knowledge management
  • strong digital technology skills
  • leadership and management expertise.

After completing the first year you can exit with the Diploma of Library and Information Services.

Course admission profile




Course Code BLIM2
VTAC Code City-5100210152;
CRICOS Code 081464G
Study Areas Library Services
Study Level Undergraduate
Course Type Bachelor
Campuses City

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
International Fee $16,600.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees No materials fee applies
Retain Course Items*** No fee applies


* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

The student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

Australian Year 12 or international equivalent with a pass.

A minimum IELTS overall score of 6.0 (Academic) with no band less than 5.5. A minimum TOEFL score of 550 for paper examination; 213 for computer based and 79 for Internet based.

For other accepted tests, please visit the English Language Requirements page.

February

Full time: 3 years (classes take place on weekdays and weekends)

Mode of delivery is face to face

City

You must have:

  • successfully completed VCE or equivalent with a study score of at least 25 in Units 3 and 4 of English (30 if EAL) or equivalent or
  • successfully completed the Certificate IV in Library and Information Services; or
  • be a mature age applicant with experience in the information industry.

Advanced standing is available to recent graduates of the Diploma of Library and Information Services.

Successful completion will enable you to apply for entry into postgraduate study in information management and knowledge management.

Direct entry. See how to apply or contact the international office.

This course is accredited by the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and the qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 7 and Box Hill Institute Graduate Attributes.

As a graduate you will be able to:

  • effectively engage with your clients to solve their information problems
  • apply information finding skills towards meeting your clients' identified needs
  • demonstrate practical organisational, library managerial and operational skills
  • possess an ethically informed capacity for critical and creative problem solving

You will complete 21 core subjects and 3 electives. Applicants with the Diploma of LIS enter second year with advanced standing of 6 core and 2 elective subjects.

We expect to enrol between 37 and 50 students.

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LIM101 INFORMATION AND REFERENCE SERVICES 6.0

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LIM104 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES IN LIBRARIES 6.0

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LIM105 INFORMATION AND THE COMMUNITY 6.0

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LIM106 APPLYING CATALOGUE STRUCTURES AND STANDARDS 6.0

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LIM107 LIBRARY AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNITIES 6.0

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LIM108 SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN 6.0

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LIM102 INTRODUCTION TO CATALOGUE STRUCTURES AND STANDARDS 6.0

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LIM103 LIBRARY AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT CONTEXTS 6.0

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LIM201 INFORMATION NEEDS OF SPECIALIST GROUPS 6.0

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LIM203 ORGANISATIONAL COMMUNICATION 6.0

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LIM202 LIBRARY AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND WORKFLOWS 6.0

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LIM205 INFORMATION ACCESS POLICIES, STRATEGIES AND MANAGEMENT 6.0

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LIM204 DATABASE MANAGEMENT 6.0

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LIM206 INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE AND WEB CONTENT MANAGEMENT 6.0

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LIM302 ADVANCED INFORMATION ORGANISATION AND RETRIEVAL 6.0

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LIM304 EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES 6.0

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LIM208 WEBSITE CREATION 6.0

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LIM306 MANAGING AND CONSERVING CULTURAL HERITAGE 6.0

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LIM207 PROJECT MANAGEMENT 6.0

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CHM101 ACCOUNTING FOR DECISION MAKING 6.0

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CHM103 BUSINESS STATISTICS 6.0

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CHM104 FUNDAMENTALS OF MARKETING 6.0

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CHM105 MACROECONOMICS 6.0

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CHM106 INTRODUCTION TO MANAGEMENT 6.0

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CHM107 ORGANISATIONAL BEHAVIOUR 6.0

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CHM108 INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS LAW 6.0

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LIM301A CURRENT ISSUES IN INFORMATION RESEARCH 6.0

Building on the foundation of the first two years' subjects, especially those in the Information Resources and Users stream, this subject challenges students to engage with current themes and debates in information research. Particular emphasis is on theory and research related to information behaviours/information practices and issues of information access. The subject requires that students: undertake regular reading and evaluation of research papers; investigate a topic in depth, focusing on a particular context or user group; and present their ideas/findings for discussion in weekly seminars, and as an academic paper.

Contact hours are 1 hour or 2 hour lectures plus 2 hour tutorials for 13 weeks.
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Assessment: Seminar participation (10%), analysis of a situation using a theoretical framework (20%), critiques of research papers (20%), and an essay or research report (50%).

LIM101 INFORMATION AND REFERENCE SERVICES 6.0

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LIM104 INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES IN LIBRARIES 6.0

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LIM105 INFORMATION AND THE COMMUNITY 6.0

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LIM106 APPLYING CATALOGUE STRUCTURES AND STANDARDS 6.0

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LIM107 LIBRARY AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNITIES 6.0

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LIM108 SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN 6.0

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LIM102 INTRODUCTION TO CATALOGUE STRUCTURES AND STANDARDS 6.0

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LIM103 LIBRARY AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT CONTEXTS 6.0

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LIM103A LIBRARY AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT CONTEXTS 6.0

This subject sets the professional, social and organizational contexts within which libraries and information agencies operate. It explores the nature of information; of information flows within the broader society; the range of information management work; and the roles of libraries and information agencies within their organisations or communities. Students also commence a personal professional portfolio, on which they build over the duration of the course.

Contact hours are 1 hour or 2 hour lectures plus 2 hour tutorials for 13 weeks.
Prerequisites: None
Assessment: An assignment (30%), a presentation (20%), completion of a professional portfolio (20%) and an examination (30%).

LIM105A INFORMATION AND THE COMMUNITY 6.0

This subject introduces the concept and practice of information literacy and its application to a range of users. It introduces students to the groups that make a community and explores their information behaviours and retrieval practices and the subsequent impact on the development of services and programs. The subject includes the development of information seeking techniques and review of electronic and other information resources.

Contact hours are 1 hour or 2 hour lectures plus 2 hour tutorials for 13 weeks.
Prerequisites: None
Assessment: A report and presentation (25%), an annotated bibliography (25%), a project plan and presentation (20%), tutorial problems (10%) and an examination (20%).

LIM107A LIBRARY AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNITIES 6.0

This subject focuses on the relationship and interactions between the library/information service and its broader community. It develops understanding and builds skills in the areas of community analysis, approaches to community engagement and planning and managing community events. Particular emphasis is placed on client interaction and building partnerships, advocacy, and marketing , appreciating diversity, ethical practice and the importance of customer/client-oriented approach. An industry placement provides a real-life context to facilitate the integration of student learning and linking of theory and practice. Students continue to contribute to personal and professional learning by updating their professional portfolio.

Contact hours are 1 hour or 2 hour lectures plus 2 hour tutorials for 13 weeks.
Prerequisites: None
Assessment: Develop a plan for a community event (30%), a placement report (30%), updated professional portfolio (10%) and an examination (30%).

LIM201 INFORMATION NEEDS OF SPECIALIST GROUPS 6.0

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LIM203 ORGANISATIONAL COMMUNICATION 6.0

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LIM202 LIBRARY AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND WORKFLOWS 6.0

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LIM205 INFORMATION ACCESS POLICIES, STRATEGIES AND MANAGEMENT 6.0

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LIM204 DATABASE MANAGEMENT 6.0

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LIM206 INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE AND WEB CONTENT MANAGEMENT 6.0

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LIM208 WEBSITE CREATION 6.0

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LIM207 PROJECT MANAGEMENT 6.0

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LIM202A LIBRARY AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND WORKFLOWS 6.0

This subject explores library management systems (LMS) and their implications for work processes and workflows both within a library, and externally on national and international vendor databases. It considers the theoretical systems and conceptual framework which frames LMS, such as information seeking theory. Students become familiar with the range of functionality of a LMS and professional and contextual evaluation criteria, as well as assessing LMS interfaces, and manipulating the interface for specific requirements.

Contact hours are 1 hour or 2 hour lectures plus 2 hour tutorials for 13 weeks
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Assessment: A product review (10%) and Request For Proposal (10%), a procedure manual (30%), an essay (20%)and an examination (30%).

LIM203A ORGANISATIONAL COMMUNICATION 6.0

This subject introduces students to practices and issues in organisational communication. The subject encourages students to enhance their professional interpersonal and communication skills. It develops understanding and awareness of the nature and role of human resource management (HRM) in organisations; and considers issues in employee relations and industrial relations; and government legislation impacting on HRM (e.g., Equal opportunity (EO), Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)).

Contact hours are 1 hour or 2 hour lectures plus 2 hour tutorials for 13 weeks.
Prerequisites: None
Assessment: Two reports (10% and 20%), a case study analysis (30%), updates to the professional portfolio (10%) and an examination (30%).

LIM205A INFORMATION ACCESS POLICIES, STRATEGIES AND MANAGEMENT 6.0

This subject introduces students to information reference services and management of information access through assessment, monitoring and evaluation of client needs and information usage patterns. The subject explores the development and implementation of policies for 'hybrid'collections of electronic and physical resources, and strategies for management of information access. An industry placement is included to enable engagement with policies and strategies.

Contact hours are 1 hour or 2 hour lectures plus 2 hour tutorials for 13 weeks.
Prerequisites: None
Assessment: Two analytical reports (15% and 20%), a placement report (15%), a policy development (20%) and an examination (30%).

LIM208A WEBSITE CREATION 6.0

This subject considers Human Computer Interaction (HCI), and Software Development theory with the objective that students will develop the knowledge and skills of website authoring from design to implementation. Students will create, modify and maintain a secure web site in order to provide information access to library clients. Students will develop knowledge and skills in creating digital content for a Content Management System (CMS) and apply principles of web design to develop a web site using a CMS.

Contact hours are 1 hour or 2 hour lectures plus 2 hour tutorials for 13 weeks.
Prerequisites: None
Assessment: A proposal for a website (30%), development of the website (50%) and a presentation of the website and its development (20%).

LIM209 SYSTEM ANALYSIS AND DESIGN 6.0

Systems Analysis and Design (SAD) are the two fundamental investigation and planning activities associated with the development and maintenance of information systems such as an ILMS. They inform decision-making about new and changed business processes and collections of data by representing the essence of the business activities as simple diagrammatic models. Abstract diagrammatic models enable evaluation of impacts of proposed changes prior to developing new or modified systems. Prototype versions of new ILMS processes and data structures can be modelled using common office productivity tools such as spread sheets. This subject is intended to introduce the student to the contexts and activities of Systems Analysis and Design from the perspective of a business stakeholder.

Contact hours are 1 hour or 2 hour lectures plus 2 hour tutorials for 13 weeks.
Prerequisites: None
Assessment: Tutorial exercises (20%), a system design model (30%) and an examination (50%).

LIM210 LITERATURE AND READER ADVISORY 6.0

This subject introduces students to literature in the English language or via translation, and an understanding of texts in their cultural and social context. It will foster in students a respect for, and understanding of, the literatures and cultures of different historical periods, nationalities, genders, and ethnicities. The subject will provide students with the knowledge of wide bodies of literature and enable them to stay in touch with crucial and emerging trends in literature. Students will learn to read with a critical eye in order to evaluate literature and to connect authors with readers in the library.

Contact hours are 1 hour or 2 hour lectures plus 2 hour tutorials for 13 weeks.
Prerequisites: None
Assessment: A report (30%), an essay (20%), a design for a literature program (30%) and an examination (20%).

LIM302 ADVANCED INFORMATION ORGANISATION AND RETRIEVAL 6.0

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LIM304 EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES 6.0

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LIM306 MANAGING AND CONSERVING CULTURAL HERITAGE 6.0

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LIM305A KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT 6.0

This subject will introduce students to knowledge management (KM) theory and practice, drawing on the growing body of KM literature. It examines key KM principles and KM approaches, strategies, practices, systems and technologies for managing knowledge in an organisational context. It extends the focus on organisational communication, human resource management, collaboration, and information and knowledge technologies presented in earlier subjects. Particular emphasis is given to real-world examples. Students will analyse actual KM case studies and devise innovative solutions to problem situations presented.

Contact hours are 1 hour or 2 hour lectures plus 2 hour tutorials for 13 weeks.
Prerequisites: None
Assessment: Three minor case studies (30%), a group-based development of a Knowledge Management strategy for a given organisation (40%) and an examination (30%).

LIM307A LIBRARY AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONAL ETHICS 6.0

This subject will reflect the synthesis of current professional, social, legal, policy and other issues pertinent to library and information management (LIM) ethics. It aims to enhance students' ability to critically analyse, evaluate, develop and communicate an informed opinion about relevant LIM ethical issues. The subject addresses pertinent themes of the profession and professionalism, information access, cultural heritage, new media, and other significant emerging issues.

Contact hours are 1 hour or 2 hour lectures plus 2 hour tutorials for 13 weeks.
Prerequisites: None
Assessment: An analytical essay (30%), a reflective essay (30%) and a discursive essay (40%).

LIM308A INFORMATION MANAGEMENT PROJECT 6.0

This is a 'capstone' subject where students synthesise and apply cumulative knowledge and skills about Library and Information Management to a particular real-life case. Students undertake an Information Management project of their choice, approved by the Curriculum Committee, related to either information resources for a particular topic and/or user group, or alternatively, a particular information organisation project.

Contact hours are 1 hour or 2 hour lectures plus 2 hour tutorials for 13 weeks.
Prerequisites: First and second year subjects.
Assessment: Report on the development of the project (100%).

LIM309 RECORDS MANAGEMENT 6.0

This subject provides students with a comprehensive understanding of Records Management and ensures they are equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to systematically manage records (hard-copy or digital) as information; manage business transactions as evidence; and memory preservation. Students will be able to confidently fulfill a Records Management role in a professional work environment, either government or private. The subject also provides students with the skills to analyze the main functional capabilities of commercial Electronic and Document Records Management Systems, develop strategic plans, manage change and deliver training.

Contact hours are 1 hour or 2 hour lectures plus 2 hour tutorials for 13 weeks.
Prerequisites: None
Assessment: A business case and plan to introduce a Records Management system (50%), and an examination (50%).

LIM302A ADVANCED INFORMATION ORGANISATION AND RETRIEVAL 6.0

This subject extends the foundation of the first two years' subjects in the Information Organisation Systems and Infrastructure stream and the Information Resources and Users stream, through exploring underlying theories of advanced information retrieval systems, and methods for enhancing information retrieval (IR) in such systems. While the primary focus is on the retrieval of text and bibliographic information, the subject also introduces the challenges posed by other types of data, such as multimedia and data mining of 'big data' sources. The increasing importance of linked data for discovering information is explained and linked data techniques examined. Central to understanding linked data is the concept of Information Architecture. This is examined. Issues encountered in designing and developing IR systems, and methods and measures for evaluating the effectiveness of such systems will be examined.

Contact hours are 1 hour or 2 hour lectures plus 2 hour tutorials for 13 weeks.
Prerequisites: None
Assessment: Information retrieval exercises (20%), two essays (20% each) and an analysis of a case study(40%).

LIM303A LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SERVICES MANAGEMENT 6.0

This subject adopts a 'whole-of-service' perspective in order to investigate managing libraries and information services (LIS), through the combined frameworks of Management Theory, Change Management Theory and Organisation Theory. Students will be introduced to concepts and skills involved in the business and strategic planning of LIS, including legislation relevant to LIS management.

Contact hours are 1 hour or 2 hour lectures plus 2 hour tutorials for 13 weeks.
Prerequisites: None
Assessment: Produce specified managerial reports (35%), an analytical case study (50%), updates to the professional portfolio (15%).


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