Diploma of Library and Information Services - BSB52115


Type of institution: TAFE Institute
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00591E

This qualification reflects the role of individuals with a sound theoretical knowledge base who use a range of specialised, technical or managerial competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate their own work or the work of a team. They may provide leadership and guidance to others and have some responsibility for the output of others.Licensing/Regulatory Information No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • 19 units: 7 core
  • 12 elective


  • Contribute to collection management
  • Research and analyse information to meet customer needs
  • Manage lending and borrowing processes for collections
  • Lead team effectiveness
  • Analyse and describe information resources
  • Obtain revenue to support operations
  • Develop and manage a budget
  • Assess the significance of collections
  • Prepare specialised interpretive content on cultural and heritage environments
  • Manage and monitor business or records systems
  • Work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural material
  • Provide multimedia support
  • Lead and manage team effectiveness
  • Manage personal work priorities and professional development
  • Manage quality customer service
  • Work with diverse people
  • Manage risk
  • Provide subject access and classify material
  • Review and maintain a website
  • Promote literature and reading
  • Promote products and services
  • Analyse and describe specialist and complex material
  • Use established cataloguing tools
  • Write content for web pages
  • Prepare and present tour commentaries or activities
  • Integrate social web technologies
  • Research and document collection material
  • Ensure a safe workplace
  • Manage collection maintenance and preservation procedures
  • Install and dismantle exhibition elements
  • Participate in formal communication processes
  • Respond to client language, literacy and numeracy needs
  • Use and monitor advanced functions of integrated library management systems
  • Manage the development of collections
  • Extend own information literacy skills to locate information
  • Define recordkeeping framework
  • Obtain information from external and networked sources
  • Consolidate and maintain industry knowledge
  • Coordinate the installation and dismantling of exhibitions
  • Use development software and ICT tools to build a basic website
  • Design and develop learning programs
  • Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
  • Roster staff
  • Develop and monitor procedures for the movement and storage of collection material
  • Monitor compliance with copyright and licence requirements
  • Develop and promote activities, events and public programs
  • Recruit, induct and support volunteers
  • Develop and implement exhibition interpretive strategies
  • Plan management of records over time
  • Maintain digital repositories
  • Use advanced features of computer applications
  • Develop and maintain business continuity plans
  • Identify and resolve client ICT problems
  • Undertake project work
  • Develop and maintain community and stakeholder relationships
  • Develop disaster management plans
  • Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement
  • Complete a range of cataloguing activities
  • Develop exhibition concepts
  • Write complex documents
  • Search library and information databases

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
NCI Open No
  • Online/Off-campus : 2 years
Newcastle Campus No
  • Part-time : 2 years
OTEN (Open Training Education Network) No
  • Online/Off-campus : 2 years
Ultimo College, Main Campus No
  • Full-time : 32 weeks
  • Part-time : 2 years
Western Connect No
  • Part-time : 2 years
  • Flexible Delivery : 2 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 2 years

Fee comments

Campuses: NCI Open, OTEN (Open Training Education Network).

**PAYMENT OPTIONS AND ASSISTANCE**This course is approved for a Commonwealth VET Student Loan (VSL). If you meet the VSL eligibility and academic suitability requirements, you are able to apply to the Commonwealth for a loan to cover all or part of your course fee. We will ask you whether you would like to apply for a VET Student Loan when you enrol and advise you of the process. Find out more about [VET Student Loans](https://www.tafensw.edu.au/vet-student-loans).Direct payment by Unit of Study instalments is available for this course. The Units of Study and associated fees for this course are detailed below. Fees are charged on the census day for each Unit of Study. To secure a loan for part or all of your course, you must be eligible and submit a valid application to the Commonwealth for a VET Student Loan. You may withdraw prior to the census date without incurring a fee.

Campuses: Newcastle Campus.

**ADDITIONAL RESOURCES**- Workbooks and resources are provided electronically, so you should provide a USB. It will be your own cost if you would like a hardcopy.

Further information

To meet accreditation requirements as a Library Technician, at least 7 elective units must be from Group A.

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