LTSA delivers flexibility, a commitment to you, and excellence in library and information services education. Study is conducted via distance education, which means you will receive a link via email to download your learner guide and assessment tasks for each unit. An i important Work Integrated Learning (WIL) component is also included in all of our qualifications. In addition, training is provided nationally and internationally.
Study is conducted at a pace that suits you. Full-time study is based on completion of one unit per month and part-time study is based on one unit every six weeks. Information on time-frames associated with each qualification can be found in our Courses section.
You can enrol in individual, nationally recognised units (or subjects) to update a particular skill set (and gain a Statement of Attainment), or you can enrol in a full nationally recognised qualification, such as a Certificate II, III, IV or Diploma. For more information on our courses and individual units, the timeframes and investment, please refer to our Courses section.
You can also undertake study through Recognition of Prior Learning. RPL is the process of recognising that you may be competent in an area of study or subject, regardless of how, when or where your learning occurred in the past. It is essentially an assessment only methodology which requires you to gather evidence of your competence in a subject or whole qualification. More information on RPL can be found here.
A key requirement of studying at LTSA is that you are working or volunteering at a Library (ie Work Integrated Learning). This enhances your learning by providing a practical component to your studies, allowing for an application of theory and creating an understanding of the context of Library and Information Services
For more information, check out our Pre-Enrolment Information.
LTSA offers extensive support throughout your entire study. We provide our students with an expert trainer to assist with theoretical and practical requirements and to help with time management, difficult times, and motivation.
For more information, check out our FAQs.
LTSA is absolutely committed to creating a thriving 21st century library and information services (LIS) sector. As such, we are genuinely committed to seeing our students succeed in their career and life goals, including in the achievement of new skills and knowledge; and the gaining of relevant qualifications that will have a tangible impact on their career, and on the success of the 21st century LIS sector. We know that to have successful 21st century libraries, we need 21st century skilled library professionals.
Thus, we want to make sure that when you start, you know exactly what you need to do to succeed, and what is required to get through the rigours of study.
As such, we have implemented the following Study Charter to ensure that you get the best outcomes, that you proceed through your studies at a consistent pace, and that you deliver your best work possible. They are designed to help you succeed, progress and achieve, for the betterment of your career, but also the LIS sector as a whole.
To study through LTSA, we expect students to demonstrate the following behaviours: