Library Technicians – ALIA Accredited Course

Institution Course details

NSW: TAFE NSW Mount Druitt, Western Sydney

Justin Thomas
Head of Skills Team – Technology and Business Services
phone: +61 2 9208 9133 

Diploma of Library and Information Services
Study mode: On campus Mt Druitt
ALIA accredited until 31 March 2024

The Diploma provides you with the specialised, technical and managerial skills required to work as a team member or supervisor in a wide variety of libraries and information agencies. Our course is offered full time, part time and flexibly. We are located within walking distance of the train station and ample parking is provided on site. Industry placement within a library or other information agency is organised to provide students with valuable, on-the-job experience. Our teachers are a welcoming and highly experienced group of people who are dedicated to providing you with the practical skills required to meet the demands of the workplace.

NSW: TAFE NSW Newcastle 

Narelle Bell
Teacher - Information Services
phone: +61 2 4923 7361
email: [email protected] 
 

Diploma of Library and Information Services
Study mode: On campus Newcastle or blended Online
ALIA accredited until 31 March 2024

TAFE NSW Newcastle offers library courses for people who want to work in middle-level jobs in a library, school or other public information agencies. Enrol in this Library Technician training to learn how to organise, maintain and promote library collections and books. You’ll acquire skills in research, cataloguing, using multimedia and in assisting clients with the material and information they need through research and analysis. Issues relevant to the library and information industry in Australia are also covered. We offer face to face classes, or blended with online subjects, full-time or part-time.

NSW: TAFE DIGITAL (North Coast)

Marie Power
Head Teacher (Multi-discipline)
phone: +61 2 6555 0627
 

Diploma of Library and Information Services
Study mode: Online
ALIA accredited until 31 March 2024

This fully online course focuses on contemporary issues and the skills required in a modern library. It is facilitated by experienced teachers and practising librarians and technicians. As well as gaining hands-on library skills using a library management system and library databases, participants will also learn how to research and analyse information according to guidelines and extend their own information literacy skills. Enrolments are accepted at any time in this self-paced course. This newly updated qualification is from the Business Services Training Package BSB52115 and is recognised nationally.  This course is subsidised by the NSW Government (conditions apply).

NSW: TAFE NSW Sydney, Ultimo Campus

Jo-Ann Bathurst
Head Teacher, Library and Information Studies
phone: +61 2 9217 3384
Julie Barkman
Head Teacher, Library and Information Studies
phone: +61 2 9217 4612
 

BSB52115 - Diploma of Library and Information Services
Study mode: On campus Ultimo, Online or blended
ALIA accredited until 31 March 2026

We also offer this Diploma for residents of the ACT, Northern Territory, and Tasmania.  
Please email [email protected] for more information.

This qualification reflects the role of individuals with a sound theoretical knowledge base who use a range of specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate their own work or the work of a team.

They may provide leadership and guidance to others and have some responsibility for the output of others.

 
We also offer the following mainstream courses:
BSBLIB31215 Certificate 3 Library and Information Services
BSBLIB42115 Certificate 4 Library and Information Services
These courses are available both full and part-time and can be delivered face to face, online or a blend of both. 

NSW: TAFE NSW (TAFE Western Connect)

Matthew Jones AALIA (CP)
Course Coordinator Library and Information Services
phone: +61 8 8082 6891
email: [email protected]

 

Diploma of Library and Information Services
Study mode: Online
ALIA accredited until 31 March 2024

This qualification (BSB52115) reflects the role of individuals with a sound theoretical knowledge base who use a range of specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate their own work or the work of a team. They may provide leadership and guidance to others and have some responsibility for the output of others.  This course is completely online and uses a variety of online tools to create a virtual library and online community. Available as a traineeship. This course is targeted to people who have access to workplaces which will provide experiences and learning to support the agreed units for the qualification.

QLD: Tafe Queensland Online Learning (TQOL)

Anita Deo
Library Studies Lead Teacher
TAFE Online Learning
phone: +61 7 5457 1386  
email: [email protected]
 
QLD: TAFE Queensland Brisbane Region: Face to face delivery 
Phyllis Goodridge
Library Studies Lead Teacher
TAFE Queensland Brisbane
phone: +61 7 3244 6081
 

Diploma of Library and Information Services
Study mode: Online through TAFE Queensland Online Learning (TQOL) or face to face delivery Brisbane region
ALIA accredited until 31 March 2024

Our online and face to face Diploma of Library and Information Services is a specialist course designed to develop a complete set of skills in library and information services. You will develop the specialised skills and knowledge required to work as a library technician in public, special, school, and academic libraries as  well as how to work with clients to deliver a quality experience and how to locate and make information accessible. The course has a strong focus on associated technology and new media applications. Vocational placement or Work Placement in libraries or other information service providers will consolidate your training, giving you a smooth transition into the workplace.

SA: TAFESA Adelaide City Campus

Jane Lawn
phone: +61 8 7210 3493
 
Diploma of Library and Information Services
Study mode: Combination of Online and On campus Adelaide
ALIA accredited until 31 March 2024
 
This program will provide graduates with the skills to manage and organise collections in the school, special, academic or public library sectors.  Study offers opportunities in learning how to help clients to research information, enjoy literature for pleasure and study, implement current cataloguing standards, understand copyright legislation and support users in their use of technology. Students gain these skills through a combination of on-campus/online study and vocational placements within a school, public and special library environment.

VIC: Box Hill Institute

Roderic De Highden
phone: +61 3 8892 2318
email: [email protected]

Diploma of Library and Information Services
Study mode: On campus Melbourne, Online or blended
ALIA accredited until 31 March 2026

If you’re looking to start your career as a Library Technician, working as a member of a library or information services team, this course is for you. You will gain essential communication, IT and professional skills plus learning how to supervise staff, train small groups, and establish effective working relationships. You will also develop skills in reference work, cataloguing, circulation, database searching and troubleshooting patron information technology. You can study on-campus in the Melbourne CBD, or online, or as a mix of both. The Flinders Lane campus is very close to transport, cafés and Melbourne’s cultural icons.

VIC: Chisholm

Michele Hardy 
phone: +61 3 5990 7113 

Diploma of Library and Information Services
On campus: On campus Cranborne
ALIA accredited until 31 March 2026

Start your exciting career with our ALIA accredited Diploma of library and information services course. Learn to solve problems, analyse information and guide others in a library environment. Develop advanced skills in referencing, cataloguing, circulation and database searching. Learn valuable IT skills such as advanced applications, digital and social media, and IT Troubleshooting. Learn to be an effective supervisor and gain skills and knowledge in copyright, communication, management and customer service. If you already work in a library setting and would like to update your skills, shorter skillsets are available too. Work placement allows students to experience a real library environment, which gives practical application of the skills they are taught in class, making them job ready on completion. There are opportunities for pathways into employment and university degrees after completing our Diploma of Library and Information Services.

VIC: Swinburne University of Technology

Sarah Cain
Course Leader Diploma of Library and Information Services
Phone +61 3 9214 4655
 

Diploma of Library and Information Services
Study mode: On campus Hawthorn (full-time) or Online (full-time and part-time)
ALIA accredited until 31 March 2026

The Diploma of Library and Information Services at Swinburne provides training to students to help attain relevant skills and knowledge needed to work in libraries and other information services or agencies. Through instruction and demonstration students learn research, cataloguing, information management and develop customer service expertise. Students will use digital and social media tools, develop the ability to promote literature and reading and to monitor copyright. Practical industry placement allows students to apply these skills and see the theory in action. Regular guest speakers and excursions help to consolidate their learning.

VIC: Victoria University Polytechnic

Jenni Neenan
Course Coordinator
 

Diploma of Library and Information Services
Study mode: On campus or Online
ALIA accredited until 31 March 2026

This course provides training to help you improve your skills in a number of job positions including technician in a library, museum or gallery. You will learn how to use a range of specialised technical or managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate work with a team. Available in On campus or Online Study modes on a full or part time basis.

WA: North Metropolitan TAFE 

Vanessa Rooney
Course Coordinator
phone: +61 8 9427 1819
 

Diploma of Library and Information Services
Study mode: On campus or Online
ALIA accredited until 31 March 2026

Kick start your career as an innovative and dynamic Library Technician. You will learn skills in customer service, how to supervise and lead teams, develop technical expertise in original cataloguing and classification and use the latest software to build and update websites. Keep up to date with current industry trends by getting involved in the delivery and promotion of literature programmes and lifelong learning. You will investigate how social media impacts on current information services while becoming proficient in computing, reference work and database searching and maintaining digitised materials.

International: Pacific Technical and Further Education (Pacific TAFE),
The University of the South Pacific

Lorin Pai
email: [email protected]
phone: +679 323 1424 or mobile +679 943 33 11
 

Diploma of Library and Information Services
Study mode: Blended mode, both at the main Laucala campus and at the other USP campuses.
ALIA accredited until 31 October 2025

The Diploma of Library and Information Services aims to produce graduates with relevant skills and knowledge to be able to effectively support and meet customer demands in libraries and other centres that deal with a large volume of information. Through instruction and demonstration, students will learn skills such as collection management, cataloguing, research, use digital tools, develop and promote activities and programmes, and develop customer service expertise. Training elements throughout the course will emphasise the importance of understanding what customers want, and how to contribute in the workplace.