Play your part in the day to day running of libraries and information agencies. Our library and information services course will provide you with comprehensive training to excel in this environment. 

During our library and information services course, you will gain advanced skills in:

  • communication and customer service
  • computer technology
  • administration

You can take advantage of these skills in an industry placement. Learn how to deliver small group training and effectively supervise staff. Develop knowledge of reference work, cataloguing, systems management, database searching and collection management.

You can study this course either online or on campus. 

National Code BSB52115
Study Areas Library Services
Study Level Diploma
Study Type Local
Study Mode

FT: 1 year
PT: flexible

Course Type Victorian TAFE Course
Campuses Box Hill, City, Off Campus

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.

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

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

Box Hill, City, Off Campus

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 the Institute and CAE 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.

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

VTAC and direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

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

After successful completion, you may wish to apply for employment opportunities as a library technician in a school, university or educational institute, 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 will be eligible to apply for membership of the Australian Library and Information Association as a Library Technician.

Completion of 19 units: 7 core plus 12 elective units.

Last updated: February 22, 2019 01:03pm