ALIA Training and Education

ALIA Training and Education

Ready to learn new skills and advance your career? ALIA Training brings world-class education offerings to you. Specifically made for the Australian library and information sector, ALIA Training has a course to suit any stage of your career journey. 

Training courses are automatically added to ALIA Members’ CPD or PRP logbooks making it easier than ever to track your continuing professional development. ALIA Members also receive significant discounts and exclusive training events.

To see further information and to register for upcoming training events, please visit our events registration page, or click on the course title below.

Current courses


Ethics 101

Self-paced, autonomous, online

Register and commence any time

Copyright 101

Self-paced, autonomous, online

Register and commence any time

ALIA Tutorial : Working with Software Vendors

Self-paced, autonomous, video tutorial with resources, online

Register and commence any time (For ALIA members only)

Community Engagement

Community engagement is the collaboration between an organisation and the community they serve. For libraries and information services to remain relevant they need to be proactive and connect with those communities. This is applicable to all types of libraries and information services.

Tuesday, August 2, 2022 – Monday, August 29, 2022

Libraries and Metadata

This course will focus on current developments in the way libraries provide information about their resources in the online environment. The emphasis in this course is to find out about the current issues, NOT to create metadata.

Tuesday, August 30, 2022 – Monday, September 19, 2022

Super Searching

Develop and enhance your existing reference and searching skills. The focus of this course will be on the core practises of this fundamental library skill, as well as searching in the web-based world. Consideration will be given to advanced searching skills – more than just “Google” - plus the possibilities and challenges that advancements such as artificial intelligence (AI) and metadata provide.

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 –  October 31, 2022

Cataloguing Basics - October 2022

(Accredited Course) Statement of Attainment in BSBLIB516 - Undertake cataloguing activities.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022 – Monday, December 5, 2022


Past courses 2022

Course name

Course date

RDA for Practitioners

Tuesday, 22 February to 14 March 2022

Training, Teaching & Facilitating

(Accredited Course) This course will meet the national Training Package Unit TAEDEL301 "Provide work skill instruction".

Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - Monday, April 4, 2022

Cataloguing Basics - May 2022

(Accredited Course) Statement of Attainment in BSBLIB516 - Undertake cataloguing activities.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 – Monday, June 13, 2022

STEM in Libraries

This 4 week course will help you understand the resources and skills needed to develop strong STEM programming and collections for your library.

Friday, May 17, 2022 – Monday, June 13, 2022

Readers' Advisory

Still a core skill necessary for many, especially those working in public and school libraries. This course will sharpen your skills and approach.

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 – Monday, June 13, 2022

Bibliometrics & more!

Acquire and develop bibliometrics skills and knowledge to enable you to support academics, early- and mid-career researchers and PhD students with grant applications, promotions, and publication decisions.

Tuesday, June 7, 2022 - Monday, June 27, 2022


Past courses 2021

 RDA for Practitioners

STEM and Libraries

 Readers' Advisory

Customer Service: Diversity and Inclusion

Cataloguing Basics

Once Upon a Story (storytelling)

Great Library Spaces

Training, Teaching, Facilitating (TAEDEL301 - Provide work skill instruction)

Super Searching (reference & searching skills)

Information and Misinformation: literacies and libraries

Acquisitions-getting it right


If you would like further information about ALIA Training courses please contact [email protected]

Tailored training

ALIA runs a number of bespoke training courses at sector and state level. If you are a library network or employer and you want to make a tailored group training inquiry please contact [email protected].