Library and Information Services


National Code: BSB52115

Course information

About the course

Course Number: BSB52115-01V01

If you want to progress to supervisory or managerial positions in the library and information services sector, our Diploma of Library and Information Services is pitched at the right level for you. We are the only Registered Training Organisation in Australia to have its course receive gold-level accreditation with the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). Our teaching staff work in libraries on the North Coast and regular meetings are held with a wide range of library representatives Australia-wide, to ensure our courses remain relevant to today's work environment. Successful completion of the Diploma entitles graduates to be recognised as a library technician by ALIA and work anywhere from schools, TAFEs and universities, to public libraries and information agencies.

Graduates will complete their course with a comprehensive understanding of cataloguing and information management systems and the ability to monitor compliance, copyright and licence requirements. You will earn how to promote literature and reading in your community, plan and deliver group-based learning to customers and staff and contribute to the growth and management of a library collection by understanding acquisitions.

ALIA requires students to complete seven out of eight units from Group A electives (Note: at this stage we are only offering seven units from this group) and a Certificate III in Information and Cultural Services is preferred. Students will also complete work placement, which is mandatory by ALIA recommendation.

This qualification is suitable for an Australian traineeship pathway. 

Course study options
TAFE to Uni Pathway
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  • Get credit for previous study and life experience

Other student services offered with this course

Counselling and career services
Disability support services
Libraries and information services


North Coast TAFE offers a wide choice of courses, some that attract government subsidies and some that do not. The fees payable will vary, depending on your personal circumstances, your study history and the course you choose.

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