About this course
If you’re currently working in a library, this course gives you a nationally recognised TAFE qualification that consolidates your existing knowledge and trains you in the skills necessary to excel in the workplace.
Delivered on site, this 12-month traineeship works with your current employment – making your assessments practical and relevant to your work.
You’ll learn skills specific to the library and information industry, including customer service, technology management and information literacy, as well as transferrable practical skills such as workplace safety, customer service and working in a team. After successfully completing this course, you’ll have a deep understanding of library processes and how to work effectively as part of an information services team.
Assessment will take the form of:
- Hands-on projects
- Workplace tasks
- Written assignments
To be eligible for this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
- Possess an appropriate level of language, literacy and numeracy skills, which will be assessed prior to course enrolment
- Possess basic computer skills
- Apprenticeship and traineeship applicants must be currently employed under a training contract and referred by their employer through an Australian Apprenticeship Support Network Provider
Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may be available for skills and knowledge obtained through previous study or other relevant experience.
In this cultural services course, the units of competency you may study include:
- BSBOHS301B – Apply knowledge of OHS legislation in the workplace
- BSBCUS301A – Deliver and monitor a service to customers
- CULIND201A – Develop and apply knowledge of information and cultural services
- CULINL301A – Develop and use information literacy skills
- ICAICT203A – Operate application software packages
- BSBWOR203A – Work effectively with others
- BSBITU303A – Design and produce text documents
- BSBINM301A – Organise workplace information
- CULINS301A – Process and maintain information resources
- CULINS202A – Process information resource orders
- BSBITU309A – Produce desktop published documents
- CULINS403A – Search library and information databases
- CULINM301A – Use established cataloguing tools
Why The Gordon?
The Gordon is an award-winning TAFE that has been providing high-quality education and training for over 125 years. As one of the largest regional TAFEs in Victoria, it services more than 19,000 students each year. Thanks to three purpose-built campuses – in Geelong City, East Geelong, and in Werribee – students are provided with a hands-on learning experience in settings modelled on real-world industry environments. The Gordon also boasts one of the most comprehensive and diverse course ranges in all of Western Victoria, with over 230 accredited qualifications to choose from. Students receive the added benefit of access to The Gordon’s pathway program, which provides articulation and credit transfer opportunities at Deakin University.
East Geelong – 2 Fenwick St, Geelong VIC 3220
Geelong City – Boundary Rd, East Geelong VIC 3219
Werribee Learning Centre – 9 Bridge St, Werribee VIC 3030
The Gordon offers its students access to an array of support services, including academic resources and on-site facilities to help make your time on campus happy, healthy and supportive.
The Gordon Library and study support team is on hand to provide personalised assistance with everything from essay writing to note-taking, and also includes an English as an Additional Language (EAL) program for non-native English speakers. Tailored services are also available via the Aboriginal Education Unit and Disability Support Services offices. Career guidance can be sought from the Careers team at any time, and for anyone struggling with personal hardship, a free and confidential counselling service is available at both the Geelong City campus and East campus.