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Undergraduate

Librarianship

Bachelor of Arts (Humanities) - BA(Curtin) - MJRU-LIBSH Humanities
Indicative ATAR 70 Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus, mixed on- and off-campus and fully online
Intake February or July
Duration 3 years full-time

Course overview

This major must be completed as part of a double major with corporate information management. It is offered as part of the Bachelor of Arts.

Combined, the corporate information management and librarianship majors lead to a professionally recognised qualification in librarianship, archives and records management.

In an age when skilled information use is crucial to the success of business, government, and individuals there is great demand for graduates who can manage information at an advanced level.

This double major program teaches you to locate, evaluate and manage any information in any organisation – print, online, documents, records, social media, research data or corporate knowledge.

Through a combination of hands-on industry experience, practical project work and critical thinking within a professional theoretical framework, you will learn to evaluate client information needs and will offer future employers an expert level of information literacy.

*Please note that offshore international students enrolling in this course can only study it fully online. This course is not available to onshore international students.

High achieving students may complete an additional honours year enabling them to undertake their own significant research project.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students

Indicative TER (ATAR) Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.

70

STAT entry STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.

Written English and either MC Verbal or Quantitative

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

Mature age entry

Discover other ways you can qualify

Essential WACE courses

At least English 2A/2B, Literature 2A/2B or English as an Additional Language/Dialect 2A/2B

TAFE requirements

A TAFE certificate IV and evidence of English competency or a TAFE diploma.

Fees

Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2016 Commonwealth supported What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? - A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.

All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.

Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.
$6,300*

Fees are indicative first year only.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Credit for previous study

If you have previously worked or studied in this field, you are encouraged to contact the Faculty of Humanities to discuss eligibility for credit for recognised learning.


Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Librarian
  • Records Manager
  • Archivist
  • Information Management
  • Data Management
  • Document Management
  • Knowledge Management

Why Librarianship?

  • Graduates are provided with three career paths - librarianship, records management and archives - with the course being accredited by the relevant professional associations (the Australian Library and Information Association, the Records Management Association of Australasia, and the Australian Society of Archivists).
  • In an information-rich world, the management, evaluation and transfer of information are major growth areas. There is strong demand for a workforce with advanced skills in information management and organisation.
  • Graduates engage with exciting and challenging technologies that are transforming contemporary workplaces.