Library and Information Services

About the Course

This qualification reflects the role of individuals with a sound theoretical knowledge base who use a range of specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate their own work or the work of a team. They may provide leadership and guidance to others and have some responsibility for the output of others.

Licensing/Regulatory Information
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

NSW Skills List

This qualification is on the NSW Skills List. The NSW Government will subsidise eligible students to undertake this qualification. For more information see Smart and Skilled

Available as a traineeship

This course is targeted to people who have access to workplaces which will provide experiences and learning to support the agreed units for the qualification.

Qualification Diploma
National Code BSB52115
Where can I study?

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this qualification

Study Options

Recognition of Prior Learning

Student Hubs

TAFE Western Connect - Choose how or where you study:

  • Online - Study using TAFE Western's online learning website
  • Workplace - Study at work supported by your supervisor and TAFE Western
  • Blended Learning - Study via a combination of online, workshops, web/video conferencing and mobile training units

On Campus - Study at a TAFE campus

You may have skills, knowledge, previous training or experience which is relevant to this course. If so, you may wish to have this recognised. This may also reduce your training time. For further information, visit Recognition and RPL

Our Student Hubs are a great place to study, relax and find out more about how you can get the most out of your studies.

Where can I study?

TAFE Western Connect

VET Student Loans

  Starts in September

  Part time

  Blended Learning

Enrolment Code: BSB52115-01V01-18WCN-035

TAFE Western Connect

How will I study?

To see how the course is presented online please view the following presentation at:

In this blended learning course you will undertake your learning and assessment through a combination of Adobe Connect sessions, the use of VoiceThread, Libero, and online resources and assessments. Your facilitator will provide study support online, over the phone and via email. Your learning resources are available through our Library Moodle.

This course is designed to help learners further their talents in library skills and knowledge and use a range of specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate their own work or the work of a team. It is an ideal course for learners who would like to have their existing skills recognised or upgraded or who would like to progress in the workplace.

Once learners have successfully completed this course they will receive a nationally recognised qualification in BSB52115 - Diploma of Library and Informationg.

Units of competence in this qualification will give them the skills for:
• Managing quality customer service
• Consolidating and maintaining industry knowledge
• Developing and promoting public programs
• Monitoring compliance with copyright and licence requirements
• Extending information literacy

This program includes activities which are to be completed in your own time.

When will I study?

This course is delivered via Online and Posted resources

Class attendance is Part time

This course is offered through blended delivery (combination of online, learning resources and telephone contact/support).

Course length: 18 Months

Start Date: 14 September 2018
End Date: 31 January 2020

What will I pay?

A VET student loan may be available to eligible students to cover some or all of their course fees. More information will be made available closer to your enrolment

The amount you pay will depend on your individual circumstances.

TAFE NSW Government-subsidised fee (for eligible students): Up to $4,060.00 (GST free).

The fee that is displayed is the price for a student completing their second qualification and meeting eligibility criteria. The fee you pay may be lower depending on your personal circumstances and eligibility for a subsidised place, a concession or an exemption. In some cases there are limited government subsidised places available.

Please contact your nearest TAFE Western campus or call us on 1300 823 393 for a personal fee assessment and to find out if you are eligible for a government subsidised place. If you do not gain a subsidised place you may be able to enrol and pay the non-government subsidised fee.

A payment must be made towards your course fee (if applicable) at the time you enrol or your place in the class will not be confirmed and you will not be able to access any of your learning resources.

Payment Options

Study Now, Pay Later

VET Student LoansVET Student Loans commenced on 1 January 2017, replacing the VET FEE-HELP scheme, which ceased on 31 December 2016. The new student loans program gives eligible students access to quality higher level VET qualifications, particularly those students who could not otherwise afford to pay upfront.

More information on VET Student Loans can be found at including: eligibility, loan caps, eligible courses, repayment options.

Who can I talk to?

Please contact the TAFE West Region Hotline on 131601.

What do I need?

While there are no formal entry requirements for this qualification, TAFE Western conditions of entry to this course are:
• the ability to work independently
• access to a computer with the appropriate Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel) as well as internet and email access

TAFE Western conditions of entry to this course are the ability to work independently.