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Curating is about preservation, displaying, treasuring. It can combine artistic, scientific and technology skills in a unique and rewarding career.

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If you love reading, learning, teaching and sharing information, a career in library and information services may be for you.

Study library and information services for a rewarding career preserving, curating and promoting books, digital information, records, art and artefacts in libraries, galleries and museums.

There are 3 library and information services courses available at TAFE NSW and they provide a great pathway for your career progression:

  1. Learn the basics in the Certificate III in Library and Information Services
  2. Build on your professional skill set with the Certificate IV
  3. Complete the Diploma of Library and Information Services to prepare for a management role

When you undertake a library and information services course, you will learn about record management and develop the skills to organise and maintain library, museum or gallery collections.

You will also learn to develop and promote activities, events and public programs related to library and information services, so you graduate with the skills and experience employers are looking for.

Graduates of our library and information services courses go onto roles such as:

  • Museum manager
  • Gallery manager
  • Library technician or librarian
  • Library or museum assistant
  • Museum visitor services team leader
  • Museum or gallery coordinator
  • Cultural centre director

You usually need a degree to become a librarian, archivist, curator or records manager, however you can start your career in the industry with a qualification from TAFE NSW.

The Certificate III in Library and Information Services is a good place to start if you want to become a library technician or a museum or gallery coordinator. You will develop the foundational skills needed to work in the industry and gain a solid understanding of record management. You can then add to your expertise and take on more responsibility with the certificate IV and diploma courses.

The library, cultural and information services industry operates within and across a range of fields including research, history, art and culture. People in this industry have the important job of capturing and preserving information, stories and artefacts from a wide range of sources so we can understand and learn about ourselves and the world around us.

We are living in the information age. As technological capacity and education increases around the world, so too does the need for library and information service professionals to catalogue, organise, digitise and maintain resources of all varieties.

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Why study Library or Record Management at TAFE NSW?

If you enjoy helping people discover new things and enjoy sharing facts that excite and inspire, by studying a library and information or records management course at TAFE NSW, you will learn to catalogue, organise, digitise, and maintain resources of all varieties.

The library, cultural, and information services industries covers a broad and interesting range of careers dealing with research, history, art, and much more. You can use your thirst for learning to help people access information and preserve and treasure knowledge for generations to come. In today’s digital, information-rich world, these roles are becoming even more important.

Library and information services courses offer students a chance to develop their researching skills and learn how to implement catalogue systems professionally. By studying these courses, you will learn to catalogue, organise, digitise, and maintain resources of all varieties, using your thirst for learning to help people access information, and preserve treasured knowledge for generations to come. Courses in this sector are formulated to equip you with the practical skills and background knowledge you need to accomplish results oriented, problem solving tasks within any organisation.

Library and information services can lead to roles like:

  • librarian
  • library officer
  • library technician
  • library assistant
  • archivist
  • archive manager
  • information officer

TAFE NSW offers a wide range of courses at various levels to suit your needs. Whether you're just starting out in your records management or library and information services career, want to upgrade your skills, or simply broaden your horizons, don't wait any longer - enrol now.