About the course

About the course

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:

  • how to review and maintain a website
  • communication and customer service
  • computer technology and how to provide customer IT support
  • using cataloguing tools and creating subject headings
  • creating a digital repository
  • how to develop and promote activities, events and public programs

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 or on campus.

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Intake Dates & Course Length


February and July for the course delivered at our City campus

You can enrol at any time if choosing to study online

Full time: 12 months

This course is delivered either at our City campus or online

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Career Outcomes


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.

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Entry Requirements


You must have:

  • successfully completed Year 12 or equivalent, or successfully completed Certificate IV in Library and Information Services, or be a mature-age applicant
  • good written and oral communication skills
  • good computer skills

PRE-TRAINING REVIEW

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.

Applying


VTAC and direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

Pathways & Accreditation


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

Fees & Finance Options


This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

Government Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$5,754$10,794
Service Fee$166$166
Core Skills Support Fee$83$83
Material Fee$504$504
Retain Course Items$0$0
Total Course Estimate$6,507$11,547
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$6,507$11,547

Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2021 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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