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BSB42115 Certificate IV in Library and Information Services

National ID: BSB42115 | State ID: AZK3

Provide excellent customer service in a library environment

This course builds on the skills and knowledge gained in BSB312154 Certificate III in  Library and Information Services. Your studies could lead to employment in a broad range of environments such as public, hospital, law, university or school libraries. Or you may find work in the information based organisations, such as a web-based database service.

Your lecturers in this course are library professionals, up-to-date with industry best practice and with strong connections with local library staff and organisations.

To successfully complete this course, you will be required to undertake a compulsory work placement. 

Gain these skills
  • Provide leadership for library teams in areas including customer service and occupational safety and health
  • Undertake cataloguing activities to describe and organise library resources
  • Search online databases and retrieve information from external sources for information
  • Maintain websites and use social media tools
  • Assist and present information to clients to help them access library and external resources
  • Build your understanding of current library challenges and trends, including emerging technologies.
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Comfortable using technology
  • Able to work as part of a team


Entrance Requirements

Important information

Job opportunities

Further Study

How to apply

Entrance Requirements
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
C Grades in Year 11 WACE General English, and OLNA; or NAPLAN 9 Band 8 C Grades in Year 11 English and Maths or equivalent Certificate II or Certificate III

Completion of Certificate III in Library, and Information Services or equivalent.

Important information

Students studying part-time are advised to complete the qualification within 3 years. National changes to the qualification may result in additional studies.

Other costs for consideration:

  • Text Books
  • Stationery

Industry placement is available to eligible students on completion of Certificate IV

Job opportunities

Other job titles may include:

  • Collections Management Assistant
  • Small Museum or Gallery Coordinator
  • Museum Assistant
  • Museum Visitor Liaison Officer
  • Museum Visitor Services Team Leader
  • Library Officer  (in public, hospital, law, university, college and school libraries)

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations. 

How to apply
On campus (full-time)

To apply to study on campus (full-time) through TAFE Admissions please go to 

Other study types

For all other study types eg part-time or online visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Apprenticeships and traineeships

To commence an apprenticeship or traineeship, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study, head to our Apprenticeships and traineeships page for more details.

International students

International students should contact 

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Semester 2

Perth (Northbridge) - On Campus


Fees and charges


Duration 1 semester/s
When Semester 2, 2019
Where Perth (Northbridge)
How On campus
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Perth (Northbridge) - Online


Fees and charges


Duration 12 months
When Semester 2, 2019
Where Perth (Northbridge)
How Online
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Course enquiry

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Page last updated May 29, 2019