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RDA - Intro To Resource Description Navigating TAFE Plus Statement


TAFE NSW Course Number: 29378
Related Pathways: Library Services
We are just finalising the details regarding enrolment under the Smart and Skilled reform and should have this course ready from November 2014.

If you would like to discuss other options that are available please call us on 131 870 otherwise check back with us in November for enrolment into this course.

Course description

Our full-day information session on RDA Resource Description and Navigating the RDA Toolkit is for librarians, library technicians and library staff.

Participants will gain an understanding of the impact of RDA changes on cataloguing and library catalogues, and will learn to navigate the RDA Toolkit to catalogue resources, map between MARC and RDA and examine cataloguing workflows.

Participants' practical exercises are interspersed throughout both morning and afternoon sessions. Topics covered:

  • Why RDA, not AACR3?
  • What will a RDA catalogue look like?
  • The FRBR environment explained
  • WEMI, Attributes and Relationships explained
  • Key differences between RDA and AACR2
  • RDA toolkit - overview of sections
  • Navigate the RDA toolkit
  • Catalogue record changes from AACR2 to RDA
  • Map from MARC to RDA
  • Examine workflows.

We highly recommend you complete a personalised career and study profile to confirm this course is right for you, you will find the Career Voyage link under Need Help Deciding below.

To ensure you leave us with the most up to date qualification...
If during or after your enrolment, the course in which you are enrolled is updated in line with national industry standards, the Institute reserves the right to transition you into an alternate course. If this becomes necessary, the Institute will advise you of the change and the arrangements which will be available for you to complete your alternate course.

What are the entry requirements? (including Recognition of Prior Learning)

Credit (or recognition) for modules/units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences. Please discuss this with the teaching section when you enrol.

Under 17 and wanting to leave school?

Under 17 and wanting to leave school?

If you are under 17 and want to leave school, your options have been affected by a recent change in NSW law. From January 2010 you must complete Year 10 and then continue in either full-time education, training, paid employment or a combination of these options until you’re at least 17 years of age. More information about options for school students under 17 is available from the NSW Department of Education and Communities - The new school leaving age.

Pathway to university or higher education

Thinking of studying next year? Not sure if you should go to TAFE or uni? Let us help you decide. At TAFE NSW - Western Sydney Institute we offer you the flexibility to fast-forward your career with Pathways.

Choosing to study at TAFE before going on to uni can see you graduating and entering a competitive workforce sooner — and not with one, but two, nationally recognised qualifications! For more information visit wsi.tafensw.edu.au/uni

I would like to talk to someone before I enrol

Customer Service - WSI Mount Druitt College 131870

We are committed to enhancing all students' prospects to reach their potential and achieve a positive future. We recognise that for some students additional support services are fundamental to ensure success. We have the following expert support services available at each College which you may access by calling 131870 to make an appointment: Counselling and Career Development, Disability, Aboriginal, Multicultural, Outreach, Adult Basic Education and Open Learning Centre Support Services.

Need help deciding?

Our free online career and study planning tool can help.

You will receive a personalised career and study profile based on your responses. If you would like to discuss your results in person, please contact our Counselling and Career Development Unit by calling 131 870 to make an appointment. To get started click the link below:

Not sure what to study? Complete your FREE personal Career Profile

Registration Information & Conditions

Course Commencement and Confirmation

  • Courses will commence subject to a sufficient number of participants.
  • Course fees must be paid prior to course commencement. For courses where VET FEE-HELP is available please see the VET FEE-HELP page for enrolment conditions.
  • When there is only one date for a course, additional courses may be offered where there is a demand. You can register your interest in attending the course by contacting the relevant college.
  • Courses may also be delivered on demand.


No Concessions are available on WSI PLUS courses.

Recognition of Prior Learning

All students in TAFE NSW are entitled to apply for recognition in the course or qualification in which they are currently enrolled.

Refunds and Cancellations

Refund and cancellation conditions vary depending on the course you are enrolled in. For full details on refunds and cancellations please see Withdrawing and Refunds.

* Temporary visa holders and international students – specific conditions apply. For further information, please contact the college.

About WSI PLUS Courses

WSI Plus courses are run on a commercial basis and are specially designed to meet your immediate training needs. They are competitively priced to ensure that you get top quality training for a reasonable investment.

Important information for 2015

From 2014 there will be a staged implementation of Smart and Skilled, including the introduction of an entitlement to government subsidised training from 1 January 2015. For more information on Smart and Skilled and how it may affect the fees you pay in 2015, please visit www.training.nsw.gov.au/smartandskilled/index.html.