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Diploma of Library and Information Services

Starts: 27 March, 2017

Duration: 18 months

Effort: 10 hours per week

Price: Range from $3,570 to $9,380

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National recognised training Course code: BSB52115

NSW Government subsidised

Diploma of Library and Information Services

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Please note: There are now 6 modules in the latest training package not 5

Do you want to work in a library or information agency? In the Diploma of Library and Information Services online course you’ll develop the skills you need to meet the technical, communication and teamwork demands of working in libraries. You’ll develop reference and research skills and learn about collection development, cataloguing, maintaining websites, promoting literature and reading, and inter -library lending.

This course is linear in structure with subjects studied one by one, following a schedule and completion dates. 19 subjects are studied in 6 sets of modules with assignments due weekly. Dates are given for each module to be completed and there is a 3 week break between each module. The timetable for this course does NOT follow traditional TAFE semesters or school terms.

How will it help my career?

After completing this course you will be a qualified library technician. You could work as a library para-professional in a range of different sectors such as public and specialist libraries, bookshops, publishing companies or other information agencies.

Job roles include:

  • Library Assistant
  • Library Technician
  • Information Services Officer
  • Journals Officer
  • Collection Development Officer
  • Digital Services Officer.

What are the entry requirements for this course?

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

Can I continue my studies after this course?

After successfully completing this course you can continue on to the Bachelor of Information Studies. Advanced standing arrangements for this degree are in place with Charles Sturt University. Information correct at time of publishing December 2015.

Can I get credit for my existing skills or qualifications?

If you already have skills and knowledge that are relevant to your course you may be able to apply for credit through articulation, credit transfer or recognition of prior learning.

By applying for credit you can reduce the amount of time you need to study and get your qualification faster. You can apply to TAFE NSW when you enrol or as soon as your classes start.

What level of English language do I need?

All TAFE NSW Online courses require you to meet minimum English language levels before you enrol. Detailed information about meeting these English language levels is available at the TAFE NSW Australia website.

What computer equipment do I need?

Although content can be viewed on iPads learners will need to access a Mac or PC to complete assignments and the course.

To get the most from your course, you should be able to read online material and textbooks, complete written assignments and conduct research independently. Your online study will include webinars (online seminars or meetings), text based discussions and collaboration.

How to enrol or apply

To apply for this course you must meet the Smart and Skilled eligibility criteria: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/smart-skilled

GET YOUR UNIQUE STUDENT IDENTIFIER (USI)

Before you enrol you must have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Visit http://www.usi.gov.au/students/create-your-usi to request a USI. Remember to add Sydney TAFE to your account via the Manage Permissions page (code: 90003, name: TAFE NSW - Sydney Institute).

COMPLETE THE VET FEE-HELP ACADEMIC ASSESSMENT (if required)

Before applying for a VET FEE-HELP loan, you will need to show evidence of completion of Year 12 in Australia or demonstrate that your reading and numeracy skills are sufficient for you to undertake the course by completing an online assessment.

If you did not complete Year 12 in Australia or you cannot locate your Year 12 Certificate, you can take the VET FEE-HELP academic assessment now prior to enrolment. Call us on 1300 360 601 to arrange for an assessment.

Find out more about applying and enrolling: http://www.sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/applying-and-enrolling

Fee information

SMART AND SKILLED FEES

Smart and Skilled courses are government-subsidised, meaning you contribute a portion of the course fee to Sydney TAFE and the government pays the rest.

You will pay the Standard Student First Qualification fee if you have not previously completed a Certificate I or higher. You will pay the Standard Student Subsequent Qualification fee if you have previously completed a Certificate I or higher.

If you are eligible for a concession fee you will pay between $80 and $240. If you are fee exempt, you will not have to pay any fee. Concession fees are not available for qualifications above Certificate IV.

Find out more: http://sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance

VET FEE-HELP

VET FEE-HELP is a student loan scheme funded by the Commonwealth Government to help students pay their course fees.

The table below outlines the fees for this course. Fees are charged on the census date for each unit of study. To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application for a VET FEE-HELP loan before the census date of the first unit of study. You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee.

You can seek independent financial advice before applying for a VET FEE-HELP loan. As with any loan contract, VET FEE-HELP loans may affect your credit rating.

Find out more about VET FEE-HELP: http://sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/vet-fee-help

Find out more about recognition: http://sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/recognition

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Fees, payment and refunds: http://sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/fees-and-charges

Financial assistance: http://sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/financial-assistance

Extend own information literacy skills to locate information

Core units
BSBCUS501 Manage quality customer service
BSBLDR403 Lead team effectiveness
BSBLIB402 Consolidate and maintain industry knowledge
BSBLIB513 Monitor compliance with copyright and licence requirements
BSBLIB604 Extend own information literacy skills to locate information
BSBLIB503 Develop and promote activities, events and public programs
ICTSAS410 Identify and resolve client IT problems
Elective units
BSBLIB305 Use established cataloguing tools
BSBEBU401 Review and maintain a website
BSBLIB403 Complete a range of cataloguing activities
BSBLIB406 Obtain information from external and networked sources
BSBLIB407 Search library and information databases
BSBLIB506 Maintain digital repositories
BSBLIB507 Promote literature and reading
BSBLIB509 Provide subject access and classify material
BSBLIB510 Use and monitor advanced functions of integrated library management systems
BSBLIB511 Research and analyse information to meet customer needs
BSBLIB603 Contribute to collection management
ICTWEB201 Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement

Your course fee depends on the qualification level of the course you choose and the course itself, and:

  • whether you have completed a previous qualification and what type of qualification it was
  • whether you live in NSW and are an Australian citizen or permanent resident; or you are an international student or temporary resident
  • whether you’re offered a Government subsidised (Smart and Skilled) or full-fee place.

There are various concessions or exemptions available for eligible students as well as opportunities to receive financial assistance.

See here for more information about fees, payments and refunds.

Browsers

For the best and most secure online learning experience, we recommend updating to the latest version of your browser.

Minimum Browser Requirement

Device

Browser

Desktop (Desktop, Laptop)

  • Chrome  v30.0 or later

  • Safari v6.0 or later

  • Internet Explorer v9.0 or later

  • Firefox v25.0 or later

Mobile (Tablet, Mobile)

  • Chrome  v30.0 or later

  • Safari v6.0 or later

  • Firefox v25.0 or later

  • Internet Explorer v9.0 or later

Screen Reader

Two on-screen readers are supported by the LMS:

Browser

Screen Reader

Minimum Version

Internet Explorer

Jaws

15

Firefox

NVDA

2014.1

JavaScript

Javascript enables interactivity on the web. Our courses and portals will often use Javascript for activities and class material. Blocking javascript may cause you to miss vital functions and information. Be sure to allow javascript in your browser.

http://activatejavascript.org/en/instructions/ie#instructions

Screen Size

Apart from the reliable old standards such as desktops and laptops, for viewing on tablets, we recommend a minimum screen size of 7” for an optimal experience of the LMS and its contents.  Examples of these would be iPad mini, or Samsung Galaxy Tablet.

Operating System

For the best experience, we recommend updating to the latest version of your operating system. We can only offer support for the latest versions.

Minimum functionality requires Mac OS 10.0 and above, or Windows 9 and above.

Cookies

A cookie is a tiny piece of data sent from a website and stored in your web browser. Every time the user loads the website, the browser sends the cookie back to the server to notify the user's previous activity.

This function helps us keep track of your activities and keep all your settings the way you left them.

Be sure to enable cookies in your browser settings.

PDF Viewer

Some of your course material will be available as a pdf file.  You will also need a PDF viewer to view and print your certificate when completing a course.

Some newer browsers will have a built-in PDF viewer, however you can download the free Adobe Acrobat viewer from the Adobe website if required.

Multi Devices Support

For the best online learning experience we recommend screen resolution no smaller than 1024 x 768 pixels.

Services and support

Get the most out of your studies with specialised support to meet your study goals. From career counseling, to learning support, child care and disability support, Sydney TAFE offers a broad range of student support services to help you every step of the way.

FAQ

FAQ - Enrolments

How do I enrol in TAFE for an online course?

All enrolments happen via the website - click on the enrol / apply button and follow the instructions. If you need assistance with the process, you may wish to contact the course enrolment centre or send an email - the details are on the website

Are there Sydney TAFE applications for online courses?

For Diploma level courses you are required to apply first before enrolling. Also, some courses require prospective students to provide additional information like a portfolio - these details are found in the course description and application information.

Are there Sydney TAFE applications for online courses?

For Diploma level courses you are required to apply first before enrolling. Also, some courses require prospective students to provide additional information like a portfolio - these details are found in the course description and application information.

Is there a limit Sydney TAFE enrolments for online courses?

Teachers set a maximum number of enrolments that can be accepted into a course.

Is the Sydney TAFE enrol procedure the same as Sydney TAFE Online enrol procedure?

Yes.

Where do I find Sydney TAFE online enrolments dates?

The website provides all the enrolment dates. If there is no date, it is advisable to fill in the online form and you will be contacted about when the next intake of the course will be open for enrolments.

FAQ - Career advice

Is there career guidance at Sydney TAFE?

Yes, there is free career advice available. If you are thinking of enrolling at Sydney TAFE, our counsellors can help you with: making good course choices; planning your career and re-training; how to apply for credit to gain entry to a course or reduce the time spent finishing a course; and other concerns or questions about returning to study. More information here.

Is there free counselling for Sydney TAFE students?

Yes, there is free counselling available. Sydney TAFE Counsellors are available at every stage of your learning journey with us. See Learning support and Personal counselling for more information about how a TAFE Counsellor may assist you.

How do I get free legal advice as a Sydney TAFE student?

Yes, free legal advice is available to members of the Student Association.

Are Sydney TAFE courses career orientated?

Yes. Courses are constantly fine-tuned after consultation with industry so you learn real-world skills.

FAQ - Fees

Can I get a Sydney TAFE fee exemption?

Some students are eligible for an exemption from paying fee, including:

1.) Students who are Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and are studying at any level

2.) People with a disability.

3.) Dependent children, spouses or partners of a Disability Support Pension recipients.

What about online courses and fees for international students and students overseas?

If you are from overseas and are here in Australia on an international student visa, your visa covers face-to-face learning only.

If you are living overseas and want to do a Sydney TAFE online course from overseas, you are able to do our fully online courses but you will pay full commercial fees.

What are online Sydney TAFE fees in 2017?

Course fees vary from course to course. Please check the Sydney TAFE Online website for each course’s fees.

What does Smart and Skilled fees mean?

Courses are ‘Smart and Skilled’ if they appear on the NSW Skills List. They are subsidised by the NSW  government, so you only contribute a portion of the course fee

Courses on the NSW Skills List are linked to careers and industries that have jobs that will be in demand in the future.

Are all certificate fees, diploma fees and advanced diploma fees different?

Fees for different courses and qualification levels vary. Always check the Sydney TAFE Online website for fees.

FAQ - Government funded courses

What are government-funded courses?

If the online course you want to study is linked to an occupation on the NSW Skills List then it will partly government-funded. These are known as ‘Smart and Skilled’ courses.

What does a government-subsidised course mean?

A government-subsidised course is the same as a ‘government-funded course, and the same as a Smart and Skilled course.

What are Smart and Skilled courses?

‘Smart and Skilled’ courses will also appear on the NSW Skills List. They are subsidised by the NSW  government, so you only contribute a portion of the course fee

Courses on the NSW Skills List are linked to careers and industries that have jobs that will be in demand in the future.

How do I find a free online course?

All free courses are advertised on the website. You will need to check whether the course you are interested in is an online or a face to face course.

FAQ - Open learning

How does Sydney TAFE compare with private online colleges?

Sydney TAFE is one of the largest and most respected education and training providers in Australia. It is government-backed and valued by industry. All Sydney TAFE Online courses are nationally accredited. All courses are facilitated by industry-experienced teachers. Sydney TAFE Online students are able to access all the support services that non-online students value so highly.

Is the online learning platform up to date?

Yes, the contents and the platform are always kept up to date and course content is reviewed on a regular basis to ensure that it is current.

What are the main challenges of learning online?

Learning online requires a person to be self-disciplined and to be able to work independently. At Sydney TAFE our facilitators are always willing to provide guidance, support and communicate regularly, but as an online student you need to be able to be manage your own workload by sticking to a study schedule and have the right technology to enable to study online effectively.

Is online learning the same as open learning and distance learning?

Open learning and distance learning refer to course work being provided in an online environment. This is different to doing an online course at Sydney TAFE where studying online means using computer technologies to access learning materials and activities via the internet. These learning materials and activities may be presented in different ways, such as discussion forums, video presentations and demonstrations, blogs, wikis, electronic books or quizzes.

What are the benefits of online study?

Studying online at Sydney TAFE means that you can study where you want, using a range of technologies to connect with your classmates, get feedback from your teacher and complete our work. It offers greater flexibility, enabling you to work around your other commitments.

Do you offer online degrees?

Not at the moment, but there will be online degrees offered in the future.

If I study online with Sydney TAFE, how do I know the courses are career orientated?

All Sydney TAFE Online courses are constantly refined to offer the latest industry skills and techniques so graduates are work-ready.

FAQ - Pathways to university

Does online study offer a pathway to university?

Sydney TAFE has hundreds of credit transfer agreements so you can link your Sydney TAFE Online study to a bachelor degree at a university or another provider. Many diploma and advanced diploma courses will provide you credit towards your degree, usually up to one year’s credit.

I can go from TAFE to university; can I go from university to TAFE?

Thousands of university graduates study at Sydney TAFE to make sure they gain work-ready skills that will qualify them for their dream job.

Are there online courses leading into degrees?

Yes. You may be able to use your study in a Sydney TAFE Online course to gain credit towards a related university degree.

Do you offer online degrees?

Not at the moment, but there will be online degrees offered in the future.

FAQ - Open library

Is there a Sydney TAFE library fee?

If you are currently enrolled in a course there is no charge for any of the library resources or services

Do online courses have an online library?

The library has a range of online resources and information databases that provide useful resources for any of the courses being done.

Are there online Sydney TAFE library late fees?

Late fees only refer to books that are borrowed. If you are studying online and live in proximity of a TAFE library you are able to go there and borrow books / magazines. If you do not bring your books back on time you will incur a late fee. This does not apply to any online resources that you use.

Can I access the library after hours?

The online library is available from your computer or other device, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. If you want to visit a physical library, then you will need to check the opening hours as they differ between libraries.

Is there 24/7 library access?

The online library is available from your computer or other device, 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. If you want to visit a physical library, then you will need to check the opening hours as they differ between libraries.

FAQ - USI number

Will I have a Sydney TAFE student number?

Yes, you will be given a Sydney TAFE student number.

What is the USI?

If you want to study nationally-recognised training at Sydney TAFE you need a USI. Your USI links to an online account that contains all your training records and results (transcripts) which you can access whenever you need them, like when you’re applying for a job or enrolling in further study. Go to www.usi.gov.au and follow the instructions to create a USI – you’ll need to select ‘Sydney TAFE’ in your Access Control settings

Can I get USI help?
Do all TAFE students have a USI?

If you want to study nationally recognised training at Sydney TAFE you need a USI.

What is a USI login?

After you get your USI, you will be able to login to your USI account.

FAQ - VET fee help

What is VET FEE-HELP?

VET FEE-HELP is a funded by the Commonwealth Government to assist eligible students pay their course fees for select Certificate IV, and all Diploma and above level courses.

Does Sydney TAFE offer VET FEE-HELP for online courses?

Yes, many Sydney TAFE Online courses are also VET FEE-HELP-eligible courses

Am I eligible to VET FEE-HELP?

VET FEE-HELP eligibility critera are available at http://sydneytafe.edu.au/courses/vet-fee-help

Where do I get the VET FEE-HELP form?

For VET FEE-HELP information please go to http://studyassist.gov.au

FAQ - Moodle

What is a Sydney TAFE moodle?

Moodle is the name of the Learning Management System that may be used for your course.  This means that the course content is structured and provided via this system.

Does Sydney TAFE Online have open access moodle?

No - The courses which are only available to enrolled students.

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