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Certificate IV in Library and Information Services

National ID: BSB42115 | State ID: AZK3


Gain skills and knowledge relevant to current practices and trends in the library and information industry.

You will be able to:

  • 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.

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.

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Entrance Requirements
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Job opportunities

Employment in many different library settings such as public libraries, hospital libraries, law libraries, university or school libraries as a library assistant or officer. You may also work in the information industry, such as organising information for a web-based database service.

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Course Overview

WhereNorthbridge Building 1

Six months (1 semester) or part-time equivalent, after completion of Cert III. Students entering without the Certificate III will have an increased workload with additional online units.
Students studying part-time are advised to complete the qualification within 3 years as national changes to the qualification may result in additional studies.

WhenWas available Semester 1, 2018
Available Semester 2, 2018
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Local full time students

Course fees are made up of two components, tuition fees and resource fees.

Tuition fees are determined by multiplying the course fee rate by the nominal hours, which is the number of hours in which an average student could be expected to complete each unit. They are not the hours of training or instruction.

Resource fees are charges for material that are essential to a course or unit, and are purchased by NMT to be used by students during the course.

Fees may vary depending on the units you are enrolled in so an approximate amount has been shown. You will be given the exact amount of your fees at enrolment. Part time student fees will vary depending on the number of units you are enrolled in.

Please note, you may also need to buy textbooks or equipment for your course.


International Students

Check TAFE International WA to confirm this course is available to international students. You will pay your tuition fees to TIWA.



Core Units

Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Consolidate and maintain industry knowledgeBSBLIB402AWG13
Deliver and monitor a service to customersBSBCUS301AUM29
Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirementsBSBWHS401AUL17
Lead team effectivenessBSBLDR403AUI57
Provide multimedia supportBSBLIB303AWG18
Use and respect copyrightBSBIPR401AUL07

Elective Units

Unit TitleNational IDUnit of Study
Assist customers to access informationBSBLIB405AWG10
Complete a range of cataloguing activitiesBSBLIB403AWG12
Obtain information from external and networked sourcesBSBLIB406AWG09
Operate application software packagesICTICT203AUU08
Present information on activities, events and public programsCUAEVP401AWF48
Process and maintain information resourcesBSBLIB306AWG15
Review and maintain a websiteBSBEBU401AUL60
Search library and information databasesBSBLIB407AWG08
Use social media tools for collaboration and engagementICTWEB201AUW83
How to apply

Visit our Apply and Enrol page to find out how to apply for full-time, part-time or online courses.

International students please view your application process here.

For apprenticeships and traineeships, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study.

For all other enquiries please call us on 1300 300 822 or email:

Please note, fees are subject to change.

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Available Semester 1
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