Bachelor of Arts (Librarianship and Corporate Information Management) - 2012

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Course summary - 2012

Level: Undergraduate
Qualification: Bachelor Degree
Number of units: 24 units to complete
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What the degree is about

Overview

The Bachelor of Arts (Librarianship and Corporate Information Management) leads to a professionally recognised qualification in librarianship, archives and records management.
In an age of information overload, the world needs graduates who are information literate and able to locate, capture, organise, retrieve and critically evaluate information. In this course graduates develop an understanding of the theoretical foundations of information creation and management, especially in a technological environment and gain skills and experience for practice in the real world.
 

Graduates will be qualified for a career in librarianship, records management, archives, information and knowledge management.

This degree is professionally accredited by the Australian Library & Information Association (ALIA), the Records and Information Management Professionals Association (RIM Professionals Association), and the Australian Society of Archivists (ASA).

(Commonwealth supported places)

In order to be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place, students must meet the following requirements:

  • 4 OUA Undergraduate units at pass level OR equivalent OR 2 units plus English

OR one of the following:

Tertiary Entrance Ranking (TER) entrance:

Tertiary Entrance Ranking 70 (TER, ENTER, UAI, OP or equivalent). Students must have a 50% minimum in TER English (or equivalent)

Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT):

You must achieve a minimum of 145 in all sections of the STAT (Multiple Choice and Written English) to gain entry to the course

Tertiary Study:

Successful completion of a full semester (four standard units) towards an undergraduate degree at an Australian university and English language competency is needed (also refer to Section 3a)

Enabling courses:

Enabling courses completed through other Australian Universities which meet minimum entry requirements for that institution will be accepted as minimum entry requirements for this course

TAFE:

On completion of certain TAFE studies (or equivalent study recognised by the Australian Qualifications Framework – AQF), matriculation status may be granted and a Tertiary Entrance Rank (TER) may be assigned. The minimum entry requirements for TAFE students are:

  • Diploma, Associate Diploma, or Advanced Diploma (no additional English competency needed)
  • Certificate IV + English competency (also refer to Section 3a)

(Note – Certificate II or III are not acceptable)

To learn more about Commonwealth supported places, please see Commonwealth supported places.


Minimum English Language Entry Requirements (PDF, 74KB)

Students complete two placements as part of their professional experience in information studies:
LIS100 Introduction to Librarianship requires a two week practicum placement.
LIS330 Information Theory & Research requires a three week full time practicum placement.
Practicums are organised by Curtin University in accordance with guidelines and information available at:
http://humanities.curtin.edu.au/schools/MCCA/information_studies/practicum.cfm

Major units are offered in Study Period 1 and Study Period 3 only. Full-time students should organise their enrolments to study their core humanities units and elective/minor units in Study Period 2 and Study Period 4.

  • Students without previous university level study are recommended to start with either HUM100 or SSK12
  • Complete all level 1 major and core humanities units
  • Complete level 2 major units
  • Complete level 3 major units
  • Complete electives

To qualify for the Bachelor of Arts (Librarianship and Corporate Information Management) students must complete 24 units of study:

  • An eight unit major in Librarianship
  • An eight unit major in Corporate Information Management
  • Four core humanities units
  • Four electives with a maximum of two level 1 elective units

Units of Study

Majors

Students complete eight LIS units in the Librarianship major and eight LIM units in the Corporate Information Management major.

Electives

Students complete 4 elective units from any OUA units provided they have completed any prerequisites.

Students may choose to study one of the five recommended elective groups below or select four units from the same discipline with a maximum of two level 1 units. 

Complete 1 unit from the following 2 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Engaging in the Humanities
HUM100 Curtin - SP2 - SP4
Introduction to University Learning
SSK12 Murdoch SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4

Complete 3 units from the following 5 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Engaging Media
MED104 Curtin SP1 - SP3 -
Critical Thinking
PHI120 Macquarie SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Australian and Global Society
SGY110 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - SP4
Sociology of Everyday Life
SGY120 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 SP4
Art and Creativity
VSW100 Curtin SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4

Total number of units to complete: 4 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Recordkeeping Concepts and Practice
LIM115 Curtin SP1 - - -
Introduction to Librarianship
LIS1001 Curtin SP1 - - -
Management of Recordkeeping and Archives Services
LIM135 Curtin - - SP3 -
Information Management Technologies
LIS125 Curtin - - SP3 -

1 LIS100 has a practicum placement requirement.

Total number of units to complete: 6 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Archives Concepts and Practice
LIM215 Curtin SP1 - - -
Information Design
LIM225 Curtin SP1 - SP3 -
Reference Services
LIS210 Curtin SP1 - - -
Resource Description & Access
LIS220 Curtin - - SP3 -
Collection Management
LIS230 Curtin - - SP3 -
Enterprise Content Management
LIM245 Curtin - - SP3 -

Total number of units to complete: 6 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Knowledge Management Principles
LIM315 Curtin SP1 - SP3 -
Professional Issues
LIS320 Curtin SP1 - - -
Library and Information Services Management
LIS310 Curtin SP1 - - -
Information Theory & Research
LIS3301 Curtin SP1 - SP3 -
Professional Issues
LIM335 Curtin - - SP3 -
Conservation and Preservation
LIM340 Curtin - - SP3 -

1 LIS330 has a practicum placement requirement.

Total number of units to complete: 4 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Internet and Everyday Life
NET102 Curtin SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Web Communications
WEB101 Curtin SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Internet Communities and Social Networks
NET204 Curtin SP1 - - -
Internet Commerce and Consumers
NET205 Curtin - SP2 - -
Web Publishing
WEB206 Curtin SP1 - SP3 -
Web Media
WEB207 Curtin - SP2 - SP4

Complete 4 units from the following 7 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
New Communication Technologies
CMM16 Griffith SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Text and Culture
CMM19 Griffith - SP2 - SP4
Introduction to Public Relations
CMM127 Griffith SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Styles and Genres of Journalism
CMM129 Griffith SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Media Law
CMM26 Griffith SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Hollywood Cinema (Classic Hollywood Cinema)
CMM28 Griffith - SP2 - SP4
New Media: Communications in the Electronic Age
COM22 Griffith SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4

Students should select a maximum of two Level 1 units

Total number of units to complete: 4 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Management Concepts (Introduction to Management)
IBA111 Griffith SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Introduction to Marketing
MKT103 Griffith SP1 SP2 SP3 -
Employment Relations
EHR101 Griffith SP1 - SP3 -
Comparative Management
IBA205 Griffith - SP2 SP3 -
Human Resource Management Principles
EHR202 Griffith SP1 - SP3 -
Management Employee Relations
EHR201 Griffith SP1 - SP3 -
Business Process
IBA218 Griffith - SP2 - SP4
Integrated Marketing Communications
MAR230 Swinburne - SP2 - SP4
Survey Research Methods
MAR29 Swinburne - - SP3 -

Total number of units to complete: 4 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
The Making of Australia
HST110 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - SP4
Australian Politics in a Global Context
PLT110 Macquarie SP1 SP2 - -
Currency Lasses and Chesty Bonds: Gender in Australian History
HST210 Macquarie SP1 - - SP4
War and Peace in World History
HST220 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 -
Contemporary Issues in Australian Politics: Race, Nation, Class & Gender
PLT210 Macquarie - SP2 SP3 -
Power and Legitimacy in Modern Political Thought
PLT220 Macquarie - - SP3 SP4

Total number of units to complete: 4 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Information Methods
CIS11 Swinburne SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Information Systems Fundamentals
CIS13 Swinburne - SP2 - SP4
Accounting Fundamentals
ACF110 Swinburne SP1 SP2 SP3 SP4
Database Concepts and Modelling
CIS211 Swinburne - SP2 - SP4
Management Support Systems
CIS23 Swinburne - SP2 - SP4
Business Analysis and Modelling
CIS290 Swinburne - SP2 - SP4

You may be eligible for credit for prior learning for studies successfully completed at other institutions.

A Diploma of Library/Information Services completed within the last seven years will normally entitle you to 8 units credit. Students with a Diploma or Advanced Diploma in Recordkeeping may also receive credit towards the degree.

Units already studied with Open Universities Australia or at a university level can be used to satisfy the requirements of the elective or broad humanities units, depending upon the units and their level and when those studies were undertaken. You need to apply for credit when you register for the degree (see below). Since RPL claims can affect the choice of units to study, you are advised to contact the Course Coordinator directly (ugrad-infostud@curtin.edu.au) prior to enrolling in units for the degree. Alternatively, you can contact the Curtin Centre for eLearning (opencurtin@curtin.edu.au).

You can pay fees in one of two main ways:

Eligible OUA students can apply for loans through the Commonwealth government's Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP), which allows you to defer your fees. You pay back the loan through your taxes once your income reaches a certain level.

There are currently two types of loan:

Loan scheme Who can access it? When can I use it? How do I find out more?
Course loan
(HECS-HELP)
  • Australian citizens
    OR
  • Permanent humanitarian visa holders

After you've been admitted into an application course. (That's why we call it a course loan.)

If you complete units from different universities, each university will ask you to apply for HECS-HELP.

Find out more about
HECS-HELP
Unit loan
(FEE-HELP)
  • Australian citizens who will undertake, in Australia,
    at least one unit of study
    contributing to their course
    OR
  • Permanent humanitarian
    visa holders who will be
    resident in Australia for the
    duration of their unit
    OR
  • Permanent visa holders who
    are undertaking bridging study
    for overseas-trained professionals
    , and will be
    resident in Australia for the
    duration of their study

When you enrol in OUA units without having been admitted into an application course.

If you're studying OUA units to become eligible to apply for this course, we recommend using FEE-HELP for them. Once you've completed the units to the required standard you can apply for the course and, once admitted, switch to the course loan (HECS-HELP).

Find out more about
FEE-HELP

You can pay your fees upfront - in full at the beginning of a unit - using:
  • Credit card (Visa and MasterCard)
  • Cheque
  • Money order

You should make cheques and money orders payable to 'Open Universities Australia' and sent them to:
Open Universities Australia
GPO Box 5387
Melbourne 3001
Australia

Curtin University has revised and updated the Bachelor of Arts (Librarianship and Corporate Information Management).

• Registered students should contact Curtin to update their Study plans
• Unregistered students who have completed any of the major units will be encouraged to register in the degree (if eligible) to receive credit advice and a study plan.

2012 Course Changes
• LIS110 and LIS120 have been withdrawn from offer in 2012
• LIS100 and LIM340 are new units offered from 2012
• Students who have completed a Practicum placement as part of withdrawn unit LIS120 Professional Practice in Information Services in 2011 are not required to complete an additional Level 1 Practicum placement.
• Students may select their four electives from any OUA unit but are recommended to complete a minor sequence

2012 Credit exemptions arrangements:
• Students who have completed LIS110 & LIS120 will be credited with LIS100 and LIM340;
• Student who have completed LIS120 will be credited with LIS100;
• Students who have completed LIS110 will be credited with LIS100 and must complete a Practicum placement against a unit they have not yet completed.

Contact:
Gaby Haddow - ugrad-infostud@curtin.edu.au