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

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Newcastle Campus No information available No
  • Full-time : 36 weeks
  • Part-time : 2 years
Western Connect No information available No
  • Flexible Delivery : 2 years
Ultimo College, Main Campus No information available No
  • Full-time : 32 weeks
  • Part-time : 2 years
Nepean College, Kingswood Campus No information available No
  • Part-time : 36 weeks
NCI Open No information available No
  • Online/Off-campus : 2 years

Further information

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

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