About the course

About the course

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:

  • how to review and maintain a website
  • communication and customer service
  • computer technology and how to provide customer IT support
  • using cataloguing tools and creating subject headings
  • creating a digital repository
  • how to develop and promote activities, events and public programs

The things you will gain from this course include completion of a professional placement in an information agency, descriptive metadata skills, promoting literature and library programs, customer service skills, information technology skills development and research expertise.

This course is accredited by ALIA, the professional society for Library and Information professionals. After successful completion, you will be eligible for membership of ALIA, the Australian Library and Information Association, as a Library Technician. 

Course Details


Intake Dates & Course Length

January, April, July & September.  September enrolment is for a 9 week delivery only.

This online self directed course allows you to enjoy the freedom and flexibility of choosing when and where you study.  Direct your own learning with all your study materials online, allowing you to manage your own workload. 

  • Full time: 1 - 2 years
  • Part time: 2 - 3 years depending on units chosen

All students complete minimum 10 days of work placement as a course requirement (placement is organised by Box Hill)

LocationStudy ModeStudy LoadStart DateDaysAdditional Info
29 Jan 2024
29 Jan 2024

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Career Outcomes

Library Technician in: 

  • schools, universities or other educational institutions
  • Libraries (public, special, State or National)
  • corporate information agencies
  • booksellers
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Entry Requirements

You must have:

  • successfully completed Year 12 or equivalent, or successfully completed Certificate IV in Library and Information Services, or be a mature-age applicant
  • good written and oral communication skills
  • good computer skills

PRE-TRAINING REVIEW - 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.

Pathways & Accreditation

Successful completion of our library and information services course will enable you to apply for entry, with advanced standing, into Bachelor courses in information related studies at several universities.

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 with funds made available by the Commonwealth and Victorian Governments.

Government Subsidised StandardFull Fee
Tuition Fee$6,384$11,802
Service & Amenity Fee$268$268
Material Fee$0$0
Retain Course Items$0$0
Total Course Estimate$6,652$12,070
Payable Estimate (at commencement)$6,652$12,070

Service & Amenity Fee may vary depending on course commencement and enrolment duration. Retain Course Items are purchased once by the student prior to commencing. Those items then become the property of the student. Fees listed are at 2024 rates and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. The student tuition fees listed are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

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