Library Technicians – ALIA Accredited Course

Institution Course details

NSW: TAFE NSW Nepean (Kingswood campus), Western Sydney
RTO. 90003

Rosemary Lim - Head Teacher of Library & Information Services
phone: +61 2 9208 9453

BSB50520 - Diploma of Library and Information Services
Study mode: On campus Nepean (Kingswood campus)
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.  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 are a highly experienced group of people who are dedicated to providing you with the practical skills required to meet the demands of the workplace. (Smart and Skilled Funding is available to students in NSW and is subject to meeting the eligibility criteria.)

NSW: TAFE NSW Newcastle
RTO. 90003

Margaret Kinvig - Head Teacher
Head Teacher
phone: 0409 469 086
email: [email protected]
 
Narelle Bell - Teacher, Information Services
Teacher
phone: +61 2 4923 7541
email: [email protected]
 

BSB50520 - Diploma of Library and Information Services
Study mode: On campus Newcastle or blended Online
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.  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 are a highly experienced group of people who are dedicated to providing you with the practical skills required to meet the demands of the workplace. (Smart and Skilled Funding is available to students in NSW and is subject to meeting the eligibility criteria.)

NSW: TAFE DIGITAL (North Coast)
RTO. 90003

Marie Power
Head Teacher (Multi-discipline)
phone: +61 2 7921 5776
 

BSB50520 - Diploma of Library and Information Services
Study mode: Online
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.  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 are a highly experienced group of people who are dedicated to providing you with the practical skills required to meet the demands of the workplace. (Smart and Skilled Funding is available to students in NSW and is subject to meeting the eligibility criteria.)

NSW: TAFE NSW Sydney, Ultimo Campus
RTO. 90003

Jo-Ann Bathurst
Head Teacher, Library and Information Studies
phone: +61 2 7921 3582
  
Julie Barkman
Head Teacher, Library and Information Studies
phone: +61 2 7921 3513
 

BSB50520 - Diploma of Library and Information Services
Study mode: On campus Ultimo, Online or blended
ALIA accredited until 31 March 2026

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.  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 are a highly experienced group of people who are dedicated to providing you with the practical skills required to meet the demands of the workplace. (Smart and Skilled Funding is available to students in NSW and is subject to meeting the eligibility criteria.). We also offer this Diploma for residents of the ACT, Northern Territory, and Tasmania. Please email [email protected] for more information.

NSW: TAFE NSW (TAFE Western Connect)
RTO. 90003

Deepti Kumar
R/Head Teacher - Business West
phone: +61 2 6883 3465
email: [email protected]

BSB50520 - Diploma of Library and Information Services
Study mode: Online
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.  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 are a highly experienced group of people who are dedicated to providing you with the practical skills required to meet the demands of the workplace. (Smart and Skilled Funding is available to students in NSW and is subject to meeting the eligibility criteria.)

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

Tina Van Den Hoogen
email: [email protected]  
Jane Lawn - Lecturer, Library Studies - Business Sector
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: Swinburne University of Technology

Maddy Lawrence
Course Coordinator: Diploma of Library and Information Services 
 

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

Jennifer Cremona
Teacher, College of Education Skills and Jobs
Phone: +61 3 9919 8125
 

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.