About the course

About the course

Play your part in the day-to-day running of libraries and information agencies with our library and information services course, which provides comprehensive training to excel in this environment. 

During our library and information services course you'll gain advanced skills in:

  • communication and customer service
  • computer technology
  • administration
  • delivering small group training
  • effectively supervising staff
  • knowledge of reference work, cataloguing, systems management, database searching and collection management

You'll also have the opportunuty to practically work on these skills in an industry placement.

Our library and information services course can be taken either online or on campus.

Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

February and July for on-campus study. You can enrol at any time between late January and September for the online course. 

Full time: 1 year

Part time: up to 4 years (the time taken to complete this course will vary depending on your input)

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Career Outcomes

After successful completio of our library and information services course you can apply for employment opportunities as a library technician in a school, university or educational institution, or in public, special, State or National libraries.

Employment opportunities also exist in corporate information agencies, booksellers, library supply agencies and library software suppliers.

You'll also be eligible to apply for membership of the Australian Library and Information Association as a Library Technician.

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Entry Requirements

You must have:

  • successfully completed Year 12 or equivalent, or be a mature-age applicant
  • good written and oral communication skills
  • good computer skills


To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.

A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.


VTAC and direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

Pathways & Accreditation

Successful completion of our library and information services course will enable you to apply for entry into the Bachelor of Library and Information Management (with advanced standing) or other professional information management courses

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 5

Fees & Finance Options

This training is provided to eligible individuals with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Gov. Subsidised - Standard $6,160.00
Full Tuition Fee $11,980.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities*$155.00
Core Skills Support**$75.00
Annual Material Fees$582.00
Retain Course Items***No fee applies
* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.
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Course Structure

Completion of 19 units: 7 core plus 12 elective units

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