Train me to Train you

Train me to Train you

Course Overview

An important skill for all library staff is the training of others.

This may be an informal 1:1 assisting a patron how to navigate the library website or OPAC, library orientations, or formal training sessions for a group of staff or patrons. Training can take place in the physical and virtual environments.

This is a 4-week professional development unit. You will receive a Certificate of Participation upon the successful completion of this course.

This course provides an introduction to training methods focusing on developing self-confidence presenting to others, communication skills, planning a training session (the logical sequence and timing of tasks, and developing resources), delivering a training session, and evaluation of training sessions.

Course Content

  • Overview of how we learn / learning styles
  • Training different groups of people
  • Planning, delivering and evaluating training sessions

Right for you if...

  • Are new to libraries and assisting others
  • Want confidence presenting to a group
  • Are anxious about training others – need tips and tricks
  • Want to develop communication and presentation skills
  • Need a refresher on training others

Course Delivery

Contact with facilitators will be through online forums on Moodle (the online Learning Management System used by TAFE NSW for these courses).

Participants will connect with each other through forum discussions.

There are no specific times you need to be available.

The time investment required is approximately 5 hours per week, depending on the individual.

The course is designed to be completed in 4 weeks but as it is developed to be self paced, it is possible to finish a little earlier or later depending on your learning styles and needs. However, if you wish to vary the usual time taken, please discuss this with your teacher.

Participants require a computer with internet access, Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.

In partnership with...

Our training partner for this course is TAFE NSW. TAFE NSW is the leading provider of vocational education and training in Australia. Each year, more than 500,000 students enrol in their nationally recognised courses and training.

What to expect once you have registered

Following the close of registrations, which is 24 July (midnight), we will be in contact with you before the course commences to provide you with further information about the next steps of enrolment: TAFE student registration and Moodle login set up.

More information

p.    1800 020 071

e.    [email protected]


Cancellation Policy

Registrations up to 3 weeks prior = full refund
Registrations between 1-2 weeks prior = 50% refund
Registrations cancelled 1 week prior or later = no refund
Registrations can be transferred to other individuals at no cost (in the same registration category).  
Contact [email protected] for information.

Tuesday, 01 August 2023 to
Monday, 28 August 2023
$365 (Members) - $510 (Non-members)
20.00 CPD Hours