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.
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).
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 Program Director will discuss questions related to credit on a one-to-one basis