CUL50111 - Diploma of Library and Information Services
Diploma of Library and Information Services
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 with some responsibility for the output of others.
Possible job roles relevant to this qualification include:
access services officer
collection development officer
digital services officer
document delivery officer
education assistant (museums and galleries)
information services officer
special collections officer
technical services officer.
Total number of units = 19
7 core units plus
12 elective units of which:
9 units must be from Group A and/or Group B elective units below
3 units may be from Group A, B and/or C elective units below; and/or from a Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma level qualification in any endorsed Training Package or accredited course.
Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.
Note: To meet Library Technician skill requirements, at least 7 elective units must be from Group A.
have completed CUL40111 Certificate IV in Library, Information and Cultural Services, or other relevant qualifications
have vocational experience in a range of work environments in senior support roles but with no formal qualifications.
Pathways from the qualification
After achieving this qualification, candidates may choose to undertake studies at a higher education level.
There are no entry requirements for this qualification.
There is no direct link between this qualification and licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements.
The following table contains a summary of the employability skills required by industry for this qualification. The employability skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.
Industry/enterprise requirements for this qualification:
delivering messages from management to team members
developing workplace documents and instructions
communicating and consulting with peers and relevant personnel
engaging, motivating and connecting with learners and volunteers
providing constructive feedback to learners and team members
maintaining appropriate business relationships
using appropriate body language when communicating with others
recognising and being sensitive to individual differences and diversity
discussing and presenting information to colleagues and customers
providing advice within scope of own job role
writing content for web pages
sharing information with colleagues
inspiring and providing leadership to team members
identifying and dealing with conflict situations and misunderstandings
dealing with complex and nonroutine difficulties
assessing and controlling risks
addressing problems when using software applications
identifying hazards in the workplace
monitoring income and expenditure against budgets
identifying organisational risks associated with infringement of rights and licenses
Initiative and enterprise
researching and generating ideas for exhibition concepts
anticipating behaviour that may put people at risk
assessing and interpreting complex searches
designing learning programs that stimulate and engage learners
correlating similarities and differences between information and cultural service organisations
linking philosophies, roles and funding to maximise effectiveness of own performance in the job
Planning and organising
completing and maintaining workplace documentation
determining information requirements
managing procedures for the care, maintenance and preservation of collections
reviewing policies and procedures and providing advice as required
interpreting and applying industry information, agreements and license conditions
managing resource allocation
planning and delegating tasks
prioritising work tasks and establishing deadlines
preparing and circulating promotional material
planning for contingencies
reviewing and applying research outcomes
complying with workplace policies in areas such as equal employment opportunity, anti-discrimination policies, work health and safety and statutory requirements
applying professional ethics and codes of practice
maintaining a sense of humour
monitoring own work and introducing strategies to improve performance
improving own information literacy skills
taking responsibility for own ongoing learning and professional development
acting as a role model and displaying professionalism
monitoring learner acquisition of new skills, knowledge and competencies
identifying own strengths and weaknesses and recognising how to personally learn
organising workplace learning
assisting others to learn
storing and retrieving workplace data
accessing and downloading relevant information from the internet
interpreting user online manuals and help functions
using standard software applications on a personal computer to enter text and numerical data