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Qualification details

CUL40104 - Certificate IV in Library-Information Services (Release 1)

Summary

Usage recommendation:
Superseded
Mapping:
MappingNotesDate
Is superseded by CUL40111 - Certificate IV in Library, Information and Cultural ServicesQualifications deleted and replaced by a cross-industry qualification that covers libraries, information services and museums. Outcomes deemed NOT EQUIVALENT. 19/Dec/2011
Supersedes and is equivalent to CUL40199 - Certificate IV in Library and Information Services 04/Apr/2004

Release Status:
Current
Releases:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 05/Apr/2004

Units of competency

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CUFMEM12A - Update web pagesUpdate web pagesN/A
CULMS406C - Deliver information, activities and eventsDeliver information, activities and eventsN/A
CULLB602C - Use, evaluate and extend own information literacy skillsUse, evaluate and extend own information literacy skillsN/A
CULLB001B - Develop and apply knowledge of the library/information services industryDevelop and apply knowledge of the library/information services industryN/A
CULLB401C - Assist customers to access informationAssist customers to access informationN/A
CULLB302C - Use cataloguing toolsUse cataloguing toolsN/A
CUEOHS01C - Implement workplace health, safety and security proceduresImplement workplace health, safety and security proceduresN/A
BSBCMN406A - Maintain business technologyMaintain business technologyN/A
CULLB003B - Research and analyse information to meet customer needsResearch and analyse information to meet customer needsN/A
ICAU2006B - Operate computing packagesOperate computing packagesN/A
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Classifications

SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 399312 Library Technician 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6192-11 Library Assistant 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0913 Librarianship, Information Management And Curatorial Studies 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 511 Certificate IV 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Libraries,Education Support 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A School Library Technician,Library Assistant 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 399312 Library Technician 05/Apr/2004 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 6192-11 Library Assistant 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 511 Certificate IV 05/Apr/2004 
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Employability Skills Summary

Employability Skills Summary 

CUL40104 Certificate IV in Library /Information Services 

The following table contains a summary of the Employability Skills required for a library assistant who may provide leadership and guidance to others. 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

  • creating catalogue descriptions
  • delivering information sessions
  • interpreting and completing workplace documentation
  • responding to customer enquiries
  • using industry and information networks

Teamwork

  • working collaboratively as a team member in a library/information service environment, including leading a team

Problem Solving

  • adjusting search mechanisms
  • determining approach to conflicting information
  • identifying and resolving cataloguing problems

Initiative and Enterprise

  • finding solutions to unusual information requests from customers

Planning and Organising

  • analysing complex information for relevance to customer needs
  • prioritising cataloguing tasks

Self-management

  • acting responsibly within job role
  • following workplace procedures including OHS
  • organising one's own time effectively

Learning

  • conducting training
  • presenting information to others; providing OHS information to work team
  • taking responsibility for improving own work-related skills

Technology

  • developing and using databases
  • updating web pages
  • using search engines and automated systems

Packaging Rules

Core Units 

Complete 10 core units :

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

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

CULLB005B Search databases

CULLB302C Use cataloguing tools

CULLB401C Assist customers to access information

CULLB412C Undertake cataloguing activities

CULLB602C Use, evaluate and extend own information literacy skills

BSBFLM412A Promote team effectiveness

CUEOHS01C Implement workplace health, safety and security procedures

ICAU2006B Operate computing packages

Elective Units 

Complete 6 other units with at least 3 from one or more of the following areas of the CUL04 Museum and Library /Information Services Training Package :

  • Information Organisation and Management
  • Library Customer Service
  • Public Programs
  • Preventive Conservation
  • 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 Certificate IV. 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 Certificate IV in Library /Information Services 

This qualification is designed to reflect the role of individuals who apply a broad range of skills, including evaluation and planning, and who may provide leadership and guidance to others, with some responsibility for group outcomes.

The workplace context for this qualification will vary, and this context must guide the selection of elective units. An example of appropriate units for a particular job at this level follows.

Library Assistant 

CULLB003B Research and analyse information to meet customer needs

CULMS406C Deliver information, activities and events

BSBADM403A Develop and use complex databases

BSBCMN406A Maintain business technology

CUFMEM12A Update web pages

TAADEL301B Provide training through instruction and demonstrated work skills