Courses for Teacher Librarianship Offered across Australia

Charles Sturt University - School of Information Studies 

Master of Education (Teacher Librarianship)

This course offers a professional teacher-librarianship qualification recognised and accredited by the Australian Library and information Association (ALIA). The course is fully online, and is made up of six core and two (8 point) elective subjects, and is normally undertaken by part-time study over two years. This period can be extended to four years of part-time study or reduced to one year of full-time study. The course is open to qualified teachers who hold a four year qualification such as a Bachelor of Education or an undergraduate degree and a Graduate Diploma of Education; or possess other qualifications deemed to be equivalent by the Faculty. Applicants who have a three year teaching qualification and one or more years teaching experience will be considered. There are no residential schools.

For more information contact: Judy O'Connell

Charles Sturt University - School of Information Studies 

Master of Education (Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation)

This course is appropriate for qualified teacher librarians, information professionals and educators who are seeking to develop expertise in global and community networked knowledge environments.  It is designed to develop agile leaders in new cultures of digital formal and informal learning, knowledge networking, global information flow, advanced search techniques, learning analytics, social media, digital literature, game-based learning, learning spaces design and more.  Focusing on connectivity, communication, collaboration and convergence, the course addresses the pedagogic requirements of global knowledge networks, and the opportunities for innovation in learning and teaching in these information-rich participatory digital environments. This course is fully online, with two core and six elective (8 point) subjects and is normally undertaken by part-time study over two years. Credit for up to four subjects is available for CSU graduates of: Master of Education (Teacher Librarianship), Master of Education (with specialisations), Master of Information and Communication Technology in Education, Master of Information Studies (who meet the teacher qualification prerequisites), and Graduate Certificate in Information Studies (who meet the teacher qualification prerequisites). Upon application, credit for a maximum of four subjects is available for other graduates from Australian and international universities in the fields of Information Technology, Information Science and related fields, who meet the CSU admission requirements.  Students undertake 8 subjects, online, in full-time mode.

For more information contact: Judy O'Connell

Charles Sturt University - School of Information Studies 

Graduate Certificate in Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation

Students must complete 32 points comprising four (8 point) subjects chosen from the Master of Education (Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation.

For more information contact: Judy O'Connell

Charles Sturt University - School of Information Studies 

Master of Information Studies

This course offers a broad range of opportunities for those interested in the information and cultural sectors. The course provides students with an in-depth understanding of the creation, evaluation, collection, organisation, utilisation and dissemination of information in the contemporary information environment. Students are able to choose subjects from a wide range of specialisations, including children’s literature, community networking, knowledge management, information architecture, records and archives management.  Comprising nine core and four elective subjects, the Master of Information Studies can be studied over three years part-time (1.5 years full-time equivalent).

This degree is fully accredited  by the Australian Library and Infomation Association (ALIA) and the Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia (RIM Professionals Australasia) as a professional qualification, enabling graduates to work in the full range of library, records and related information sectors. Graduates of the Records and Archives specialisation will also be recognised by the Australian Institute of Archivists.

For more information contact: Mary Carroll 

Charles Sturt University - School of Information Studies 

Graduate Certificate in Information Studies
Students must complete 32 points comprising any four (4) standard (8 point) subjects chosen from the Master of Information Studies.

For more information contact: Mary Carroll  

Charles Sturt University - School of Information Studies

Single Subject Study and Open Entry

Single subject study without being enrolled in a course is available. Internet access is required.  Subjects can later be credited to a formal course, if desired.

For more information contact: Judy O'Connell

Edith Cowan University - School of Computer and Information Science

Graduate Certificate of Information Services

The Graduate Certificate in Information Services offers a first award at graduate level for those interested in school librarianship.  It is intended for students who want an introduction to industry best practice and to the knowledge and skills underlying professional information services delivery and management in these areas.

The Graduate Certificate in Information Services is recognised as an exit point from the Graduate Diploma Science (Information Services) and the Master of Information Services. 

Edith Cowan University

Graduate Diploma of Science (Information Services)

The Graduate Diploma of Science (Information Services) aims to produce graduates capable of filling senior roles in the information services, information brokerage, information management and knowledge management industries. 

The Graduate Diploma of Science (Information Services) is recognised as an exit point from the Masters of Information Services. 

Edith Cowan University

Master of Information Services

The Master of Information Services aims to produce graduates capable of filling senior roles in the information services, information brokerage, information management and knowledge management industries. 

Students may exit the Master of Information Services after twelve months of full-time study with a Graduate Diploma of Science (Information Services).

Queensland University of Technology 

Master of Education (Teacher-Librarianship)

This course offers a professional teacher-librarianship qualification. It is fully online and incorporates 8 units of study and 60 hours of Situated Professional Practice. Course duration: Full-time -- one year, Part-time -- two years. Entry requirements: An appropriate four-year bachelor degree or equivalent at a standard acceptable to the Executive Dean or an appropriate three-year bachelor degree or equivalent at a standard acceptable to the Executive Dean plus at least one year's appropriate professional or industrial experience. Students undertaking the MEd (Teacher-Librarianship) must be registered teachers or eligible for registration. On commencing the course students must be authorised by the State government to work with children (Blue Card or Blue Card Exemption Card in Queensland).

Master of Education (Information-Learning Connections)

This course is designed for qualified teacher-librarians, information professionals and educators. It extends conceptual understandings and professional practices for learning and teaching in rapidly changing information-rich learning environments. It is fully online and incorporates 8 units of study. Course duration: Full-time -- one year, Part-time -- two years. Entry requirements: An appropriate four-year bachelor degree or equivalent at a standard acceptable to the Executive Dean or an appropriate three-year bachelor degree or equivalent at a standard acceptable to the Executive Dean plus at least one year's appropriate professional or industrial experience.

Graduate certificate in Education (Information-Learning Connections)

This course comprises the 4 core units of the MEd (Information-Learning Connections). It is fully online. Course duration: Full-time – one semester, Part-time -- two semesters. Entry requirements: An appropriate four-year bachelor degree or equivalent at a standard acceptable to the Executive Dean, OR an appropriate three-year bachelor degree or equivalent at a standard acceptable to the Executive Dean plus at least one year's appropriate professional or industrial experience.

Contact for all 3 courses: Hilary Hughes

More information about the course structure available at Education postgraduate courses.

University of South Australia

Graduate Diploma of Library and Information Management

Entry requirements: A recognised Bachelor degree or equivalent. If you wish to undertake the teacher librarianship option you must already be a qualified teacher, undertake the specific course that focuses on children's and adolescent literature and complete the in-service project within a school library.

All courses will be available totally online or face-to-face, either part-time or full-time depending on your circumstances, anywhere in the world. The choice is yours. The program is Commonwealth Supported which means it is HECS based and application is via Gradstart using the following SATAC code (4GD045). The Program Director will discuss questions related to credit on a one-to-one basis.

Contact Moira Lawler.

University of Tasmania

Graduate Diploma in Information Management 

This on-campus one year full-time or three years part-time course is offered by the Faculty of Commerce.  A three-year degree from an accredited university and basic knowledge of information technology and information modelling is required for entry.  

A full list of ALIA-recognised librarianship courses is available on the ALIA website.


Last updated: 10/12/2014 6:59:01 PM