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RDA - Intro To Resource Description Navigating TAFE Plus Statement


TAFE NSW Course Number: 29378
Related Pathways: Library Services
If you would like to discuss other options that are available please call us on 131 870.

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?

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 131 870

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.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)

From 1 January 2015, all students participating in Nationally Recognised Training in Australia will need to have a Unique Student Identifier, or USI.

This includes students completing an apprenticeship, skill set, certificate or diploma course.

A USI gives you access to your online USI account and will contain all of your nationally recognised training records and results from 1 January 2015 onwards. Your results will be available in your USI account in 2016.

When applying for a job or enrolling in further study, you will often need to provide your training records and results. One of the main benefits of the USI is that you will have easy access to your training records and results throughout your life.

How to get a USI

It is free and easy for you to create your own USI online at usi.gov.au. Your local Customer Service office can also provide further information and assistance. If you already have your USI you can enrol with TAFE WSI.

Important changes to TAFE NSW fees for 2015

From 1 January 2015 the NSW Government will be introducing changes to how students access government subsidised training in NSW. These changes are part of the Smart and Skilled reform of the NSW vocational education and training system and affect all new and continuing students. It covers all qualification levels Certificate II to Advanced Diploma, selected Foundation Skills courses at Certificate I and II levels, all apprenticeships and selected traineeships. For more information and how this may affect the fees you pay please visit smartandskilled.nsw.gov.au.