Last year we were very excited to be able to offer our members a fantastic study opportunity with the Open Polytechnic. As you know, SLANZA is strongly committed to raising the professional standing of School Library staff through ongoing PD and professional qualification opportunities. SLANZA and OP are very pleased to confirm that following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between our two organisations, a fee free offer has been arranged for current SLANZA members studying the Certificate in Literature and Library Services for Children and Young People.
SLANZA is very grateful to OP for their willingness to make this initial opportunity possible, and their commitment to ongoing collaboration. Members looking at study or already working towards these qualifications will be aware what incredible value this offers in the study fee saving. Note: Fee waiver only applies for the first registration for each course. (If you need to re-sit the paper then the cost will be your own).
Who is eligible
This fee free offer is available to SLANZA members taking either of two courses in OP6273 Certificate in Literature and Library Services for Children and Young People (Level 6):
Note that the OP $60 annual administration fee cannot be waived.
It is also important to note that SLANZA members who wish to take up this offer must have either completed the Diploma in Information & Library Studies (Level 5) with OP already, or alternatively, have completed the four prerequisite courses that apply to this certificate.
Information on these prerequisites can be found under the ‘entry requirements’ tab of the certificate on Open Polytechnic website.
How to take up this offer
1. Your SLANZA membership subscription must be paid in full. If you are not sure of your
membership status, please contact Ngaio Blackwood (firstname.lastname@example.org) or your
regional representative on the National Executive.
2. Check that you meet OP prerequisite requirements for the certificate.
3. Enroll online via OP website here.
4. At the payment section, use contract code 0663 to receive the fee-free offer. OP will
verify SLANZA membership before approving course entry.
In Trimester 1 this year OP offers 72276: Literature and Information Resources for Children and Young People. Enrollments close for Trimester 1 on 14 February 2017. Note: This paper was also offered in Trimester 3 2016.
In Trimester 2 OP offers 72277: Library Services for Children and Young People. Enrollments close for Trimester 2 on 25 June 2017.
We strongly encourage our members to take advantage of this offer now.
Any questions? Please contact Jan Irvine:
Phone: 0508 650200, extension 5594
President | PD Team Leader