Qualification details

CUL50104 - Diploma of Library-Information Services (Release 1)

Summary

Releases:
ReleaseStatusRelease date
1 1 (this release)Current 05/Apr/2004

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by CUL50111 - Diploma of Library and Information ServicesQualifications deleted and replaced by a cross-industry qualification that covers libraries, information services and museums. Outcomes deemed NOT EQUIVALENT. 20/Dec/2011
Supersedes and is equivalent to CUL50199 - Diploma of Library and Information Services 05/Apr/2004

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the 'Code' columnTitleSort Table listing Units of Competency by the 'Title' columnEssential
CUETEM09B - Manage diversityManage diversity N/A
CUFIMA01A - Produce and manipulate digital imagesProduce and manipulate digital images N/A
CUFMEM12A - Update web pagesUpdate web pages N/A
CULLB001B - Develop and apply knowledge of the library/information services industryDevelop and apply knowledge of the library/information services industry N/A
CULLB002B - Obtain information from external and networked sources to meet customer needsObtain information from external and networked sources to meet customer needs N/A
CULLB003B - Research and analyse information to meet customer needsResearch and analyse information to meet customer needs N/A
CULLB412C - Undertake cataloguing activitiesUndertake cataloguing activities N/A
CULLB506C - Catalogue and classify materialCatalogue and classify material N/A
CULLB508C - Monitor and enhance information accessMonitor and enhance information access N/A
CULLB509C - Select and acquire information materialsSelect and acquire information materials N/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 399312 Library Technician 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3997-11 Library Technician 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0913 Librarianship, Information Management And Curatorial Studies 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 399312 Library Technician 05/Apr/2004 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3997-11 Library Technician 05/Apr/2004 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0913 Librarianship, Information Management And Curatorial Studies 05/Apr/2004 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 05/Apr/2004 
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Employability Skills Summary

Employability Skills Summary 

CUL50104 Diploma of Library /Information Services 

The following table contains a summary of the Employability Skills required for a librarian technician (with IT focus), public library technician, corporate library technician and school library technician. The Employability Skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.

Employability Skill 

Industry requirements for this qualification include :

Communication

  • communicating and negotiating with senior management about potential change requirements
  • interpreting needs of customers
  • developing and maintaining industry and community networks
  • writing classification entries

Teamwork

  • consulting with colleagues on potential service enhancements
  • working with others to enhance cataloguing practices

Problem Solving

  • suggesting solutions to address shortcomings in cataloguing practices

Initiative and Enterprise

  • developing an approach to conflicting workplace demands
  • filling an unusual information request
  • generating options to address workplace issues

Planning and Organising

  • analysing content and format of material
  • assessing the costs and benefits of a new system or service
  • determining cataloguing priorities

Self-management

  • following workplace procedures and codes of practice
  • projecting a professional image when representing the organisation to the community
  • taking responsibility in line with job role

Learning

  • coaching colleagues in ways of accepting diversity in relation to colleagues and customers
  • conducting workplace training
  • identifying training needs in relation to diversity issues
  • keeping up-to-date with industry developments and practices
  • mentoring colleagues
  • using online help to improve own knowledge and skills

Technology

  • investigating user-friendliness of technological formats
  • using cataloguing tools and automated systems
  • using the internet for research

Packaging Rules

Core Units 

Complete 10 core units :

CULLB002B Obtain information from external and networked sources to meet customer needs

CULLB003B Research and analyse information to meet customer needs

CULLB412C Undertake cataloguing activities

CULLB506C Catalogue and classify material

CULLB508C Monitor and enhance information access

CULLB509C Select and acquire information materials

CULLB602C Use, evaluate and extend own information literacy skills

BSBFLM503B Manage effective workplace relationships

CUEOHS01C Implement workplace health, safety and security procedures

TAADEL301B Provide training through instruction and demonstrated work skills

Elective Units 

Complete 8 other units with at least 3 from one or more of the following areas of the CUL04 Museum and Library /Information Services Training Package :

  • Library Practice
  • Information Organisation and Management
  • Library Customer Service
  • Preventive Conservation
  • Public Programs
  • Multimedia
  • Information and Computer Technology
  • Recordkeeping

Remaining units may be selected from any relevant endorsed Training Package .

Appendix A provides guidance on suitable packaging levels for all Units of Competency. The total package of units must meet the requirements of the Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptor for a Diploma. In all cases selection of electives must be guided by the job outcome sought, local industry requirements and the level of the qualification.

Notes on Diploma of Library /Information Services 

This qualification is designed to reflect the role of individuals, who use a range of specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate the work of self and/or team.

The workplace context for this qualification will vary, and this context must guide the selection of elective units. Examples of appropriate units for particular jobs at this level follow.

Library Technician  (with IT focus )

CULLB001B Develop and apply knowledge of the library/information services industry

BSBADM403A Develop and use complex databases

CUFIMA01A Produce and manipulate digital images

CUFMEM12A Update web pages

CUSADM03A Manage a project

CUVADM05B Plan and develop information management systems

ICAB4169B Use development software and IT tools to build a basic website

Public Library Technician 

CULLB510C Develop and maintain community/stakeholder relationships

CULMS406C Deliver information, activities and events

CUEIND03B Integrate accessibility principles into work practices

CUETEM09B Manage diversity

CUFMEM12A Update web pages

ICAU3126B Use advanced features of computer applications

ICAB4169B Use development software and IT tools to build a basic website

PSPETHC501B Promote the values and ethos of public service

SRXHRM001B Manage volunteers (pre-requisite leadership skills required. See note in unit)

Corporate Library Technician 

BSBADM306A Create electronic presentations

BSBADM403A Develop and use complex databases

BSBRKG501A Determine business or records system specifications

BSBRKG502A Manage and monitor business or records systems

BSBRKG503A Develop and maintain a classification scheme

CUFMEM12A Update web pages

ICAB4169B Use development software and IT tools to build a basic website

ICAU3126B Use advanced features of computer applications

School Library Technician 

CULMS406C Deliver information, activities and events

BSBADM306A Create electronic presentations

CHCCHILD2C Support the rights and safety of children within duty of care requirements

CUEFIN02C Manage a budget

CUEFIN03C Obtain sponsorship

CUEIND03B Integrate accessibility principles into work practices

CUVICS03B Develop innovative ideas at work

THHGHS03B Provide first aid

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