If you enjoy helping people to discover new things, gain the skills to connect your community to educational, cultural and academic information and services. Become a qualified cultural centre director, library officer, gallery manager and more.
Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:
Lead your team effectively
Develop and promote activities and public programs
Monitor compliance and licence requirements
Resolve client IT problems
Manage quality customer service
Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.
Practical industry experience gained during the work placement program
Pathway to further study with TAFE NSW Degrees
The Diploma of Library and Information Services is accredited by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). By completing this course, you can apply for an ALIA membership (a fee applies)
Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol
During your study you’ll need to provide your teacher with the following evidence:
A Working with Children Check (WWCC)
To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:
A passion for reading, information or curation of artefacts
An enjoyment of the research process
The ability to work with a diverse customer base
Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 12 high school level
TAFE NSW may ask you to complete a Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills test.
This skills test helps us to understand your individual study needs, to design an individualised plan that supports your study success and ensures your LLN skills match the demands of the course.
TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.
Our graduates go onto roles like:
Library Technicians assist Librarians and other information managers in organising and operating systems for handling recorded material and files.
Other jobs include: Small museum manager, Gallery manager, Library technician, Cultural centre director, Library officer, Information officer and Collection officer
Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:
At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.
Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Diploma of Library and Information Services qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 16 units of competency, including 4 core and 12 speciality units.
Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.
TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.
TAFE NSW Disability Support Service
TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support
TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)
TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service
TAFE NSW Libraries
Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential
Smarthinking - online access to a tutor
LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills
Student associations – get social with our student community
On campus, online and blended study environments; at TAFE NSW your learning works with your lifestyle. Heart your favourites, compare courses and discover what works for you.