National course code: BSB31215

Certificate III in Library and Information Services

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Overview About this course

Immerse yourself at the forefront of a bustling community hub where you can combine your organisational and people skills with your interest in literature. Take your qualification into schools or public libraries and help people to research and discover everything from new fiction to ancient texts.

This course is superseded. You can still enrol in this course, and you will be contacted if you need to transition into the next version when it is available.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Apply information literacy to assist customers

  • Provide customer service

  • Work in a team

  • Implement WHS legislation

  • Circulation and using computers and other electronic devices in a library environment

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Communicate with others

  • Use digital technologies

  • Source, prepare and evaluate information

  • Show cultural and social sensitivity Pathway to higher level study

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol.

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

  • This course is also offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the traineeship eligibility requirements.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • An interest in working in a library environment

  • Good organisational skills and ability to respond well to rapid change

  • The ability to multitask

  • Regular access to a computer and recording equipment such as a smartphone or camera

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like: Library assistant

Study pathways

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Previous study 0 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

The Certificate III in Library and Information Services does not have any pre-requisite courses.

Further study 1 Course

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 0 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

The Certificate III in Library and Information Services does not have any related courses.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Subjects in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate III in Library and Information Services qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 12 Units of competency, including 6 core and 6 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Apply knowledge of WHS legislation in the workplace BSBWHS302

  • Develop and use information literacy skills BSBLIB304

  • Develop and apply knowledge of information and cultural services organisations CUAIND202

  • Deliver a service to customers BSBCUS201

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

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