Certificate IV in Library and Information Services - BSB42115

Victoria University (VU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree
CRICOS: 00124K

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who use well developed skills and a broad knowledge base in a wide variety of contexts. They apply solutions to a defined range of unpredictable problems, and analyse and evaluate information from a variety of sources. They may provide leadership and guidance to others with some limited responsibility for the output of others. Licensing/Regulatory Information No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • 15 units: 6 core
  • 9 elective


  • Develop and apply knowledge of archives
  • Design and develop interpretive displays
  • Operate application software packages
  • Lead team effectiveness
  • Troubleshoot digital media
  • Present information on activities, events and public programs
  • Use integrated library management systems
  • Write simple documents
  • Prepare specialised interpretive content on cultural and heritage environments
  • Manage and monitor business or records systems
  • Provide multimedia support
  • Develop and maintain the general and regional knowledge required by guides
  • Prepare display mounts for collection material
  • Implement facility maintenance programs
  • Review and maintain a website
  • Work with cultural material
  • Implement preventive conservation activities
  • Use established cataloguing tools
  • Catalogue objects into collections
  • Write content for web pages
  • Prepare and present tour commentaries or activities
  • Assist customers to access information
  • Process and maintain information resources
  • Use digital devices
  • Assess the significance of collection objects
  • Install and dismantle exhibition elements
  • Provide work skill instruction
  • Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
  • Record and maintain collection information
  • Obtain information from external and networked sources
  • Consolidate and maintain industry knowledge
  • Use and respect copyright
  • Deliver and monitor a service to customers
  • Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
  • Coordinate production of brochures and marketing materials
  • Assist with circulation services
  • Organise personal work priorities and development
  • Digitise complex images for reproduction
  • Work effectively in a business continuity context
  • Work safely in the construction industry
  • Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement
  • Complete a range of cataloguing activities
  • Search library and information databases

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Footscray Nicholson Domestic: $8,563
  • Online/Off-campus
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

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