Play your part in the day to day running of libraries and information agencies. Our library and information services course will provide you with comprehensive training to excel in this environment.
During our library and information services course you will gain advanced skills in:
The things you will gain from this course include completion of a professional placement in an information agency, descriptive metadata skills, promoting literature and library programs, customer service skills, information technology skills development and research expertise.
Our library and information services course can be studied on line, on campus or as a combination of both.
31 Mar 2020 at 12:00AM AEST
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February and July for the on campus course. You can enrol at any time if choosing to study online.
Full time: 1 year (if February) and 18 months (if July)
Part time: up to 4 years (the time taken to complete this course will vary depending on your input)
For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page.
After successful completion of our library and information services course you may wish to apply for employment opportunities as a Library Technician in a school, university or other educational institution, or in public, special, State or National libraries.
Employment opportunities also exist in corporate information agencies, booksellers, library supply agencies and library software suppliers.
You will be eligible for membership of ALIA, the Australian Library and Information Association , as a Library Technician.
This course is accredited by ALIA, the professional society for Library and Information professionals.
You must have:
To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.
A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.
VTAC and direct entry
Recognition of Prior Learning is available.
Successful completion of our library and information services course will enable you to apply for entry, with advanced standing, into Bachelor courses in information related studies at several universities.
This course is government accredited and has national recognition
The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 5
This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments
|Government Subsidised Standard||Full Fee|
|Core Skills Support Fee||$80||$80|
|Retain Course Items||$0||$0|
|Total Course Estimate||$7,224||$13,044|
|Payable Estimate (at commencement)||$7,224||$13,044|
Completion of 19 units: 7 core plus 12 elective units. The available units ensure eligibility for accreditation by ALIA as a Library Technician.
This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop strategies to manage organisational systems that ensure products and services are delivered and maintained to standards agreed by the organisation. It applies to individuals who supervise the provision of quality customer service within an organisation's procedures framework by others. At this level, individuals must exercise considerable discretion and judgement, using a range of problem solving and decision making strategies.
This unit defines skills, knowledge and outcomes required to plan and supervise the performance of the team and develop team cohesion. It applies team leaders, supervisors and new emerging managers who have an important leadership role in the development of efficient and effective work teams. Leaders at this level also provide leadership for the team and bridge the gap between the management of the organisation and the team members. As such they must 'manage up' as well as manage their team/s.
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