Professional Issues in Information Studies

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

An online undergraduate unit provided by Curtin University and Open Universities Australia, Professional Issues in Information Studies explores the challenges and concerns that librarians, records managers and archivists may have to deal with in their professional environments. These issues include storage management, retrieval, dissemination, responding to different learning needs, evaluating information facilities, future planning, organisation, and service delivery.

The unit helps you to identify these issues and analyse different approaches to addressing them. You will evaluate a range of literature on common practice and approaches to these issues, and assess your findings against other research on the topic.

This unit is delivered through a range of instructional methods including podcasting, web links, standard media and discussion boards. Assessment consists of a formal writing task, an online discussion and a literature review.

Eligibility

This unit assumes substantial prior knowledge through completion of level 1 and level 2 information studies units, or acquisition of equivalent knowledge.

Areas of study

In this Professional Issues in Information Studies unit, the topics you will study will be provided in your unit outline.

Course pathways

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Librarianship and Corporate Information Management), Curtin University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

Professional Issues in Information Studies is an elective unit in the Bachelor of Arts (Librarianship and Corporate Information Management). This course leads to a professionally recognised qualification in records management, librarianship and archives, covering a range of core skills including locating, retrieving and critically evaluating information; theoretical foundations of information management; and working with modern information management and storage systems.

Success in this unit, as part of a broader program of study, qualifies you for a variety of roles including professional librarianship, archiving, information and knowledge management and records management.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Professional Issues in Information Studies from Curtin University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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