Diploma of Library and Information Services - BSB50520

Victoria University (VU)

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

This qualification reflects the role of individuals with a sound theoretical knowledge base in library and information services, who use a range of specialised technical competencies to plan, carry out and evaluate their own work or the work of a team. They may help people locate information, undertake research, as well as analyse and communicate information, ideas and concepts at a complex level. They may provide leadership and guidance to others and have some responsibility for the output of others. The job roles that relate to this qualification may include Library Technician and Research Assistant.To meet accreditation requirements for the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) as a Library Technician, the candidate must have completed at least 70 hours of work placement as detailed in the Assessment Requirements of units of competency.Licensing/Regulatory InformationNo licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.


  • Implement information and knowledge management systems
  • Implement customer service strategies
  • Identify and resolve client ICT problems
  • Plan, organise and deliver group-based learning
  • Implement lending and borrowing processes for collections
  • Initiate and lead applied research
  • Write complex documents
  • Manage personal and professional development
  • Extend own information literacy skills to locate information
  • Lead team effectiveness
  • Consolidate and maintain library industry knowledge
  • Coordinate data management
  • Implement preventive conservation activities
  • Contribute to collection management
  • Use advanced functions of integrated library management systems
  • Provide subject access and classify material
  • Deliver and monitor a service to customers
  • Manage collection maintenance and preservation procedures
  • Analyse data
  • Search library and information databases
  • Develop administrative systems
  • Contribute to records retention and disposal schedule
  • Undertake project work
  • Provide work skill instruction
  • Promote literature and reading
  • Promote workplace cyber security awareness and best practices
  • Develop community and stakeholder relationships in a library environment
  • Monitor compliance with copyright and licence requirements
  • Participate in archiving activities
  • Research and analyse information to meet library customer needs
  • Obtain information from external and networked sources
  • Apply digital solutions to work processes
  • Contribute to records management framework
  • Maintain digital repositories
  • Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs
  • Review and maintain organisation’s digital presence
  • Manage knowledge and information
  • Monitor business records systems
  • Develop and promote library activities, events and public programs
  • Make presentations
  • Undertake cataloguing activities

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Footscray Nicholson Domestic: $10,250
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Footscray Nicholson.

Fees published on this page are estimates only and are subject to change depending on individual circumstances at the time of enrolment. Material fees and/or Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF) may also apply. Concessions may apply to tuition fee and SSAF fee costs only. Contact Victoria University Polytechnic (TAFE division of Victoria University) to enquire: 1300 823 387..

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