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BSB52115 Diploma of Library and Information Services

National ID: BSB52115 | State ID: AZJ4

Gain advanced skills and knowledge for your career in library and information services

This course will give you the necessary skills and knowledge to work in public, academic and special libraries, such as health and law, or other information organisations. Our lecturers are library professionals, up-to-date with industry best practice and with strong connections with local library staff and organisations.

On successful completion of this course you will be able to apply to the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) for professional (Library Technician) membership – ALIATec.

Gain these skills
  • Contribute to the maintenance and digitisation of library collections
  • Provide leadership for library teams and manage customer service
  • Develop library activities, events and programs
  • Promote literature and reading to clients
  • Undertake cataloguing activities to describe and classify print and digital resources
  • Assist clients with complex information needs
  • Build, update and write content for websites, and resolve client IT problems
  • Develop your understanding of current library challenges and trends, including emerging technologies and copyright issues
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent research skills
  • Good computer skills
  • Strong focus on customer service

Entrance Requirements

Work placement

Important information

Job opportunities

Study pathway

How to apply

Entrance Requirements
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalent Completion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades) Certificate III

Completion of Certificate IV in Library and Information Services or equivalent.

Work placement

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

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

Typical timetable:

  • Monday and Tuesdays
  • Thursdays and Fridays ( work placement)
Job opportunities

Other job titles may include:

  • Small Museum Manager
  • Small Gallery Manager
  • Access Services Officer
  • Collection Development Officer

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

Study pathway

University pathway arrangements provide you with the opportunity for direct entry and advanced standing in the following university courses:

  • Curtin University - Bachelor of Arts (Librarianship and Corporate Information Management)
  • Charles Sturt University - Bachelor of Information Studies
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) - 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 27, 2019