Diploma of Library and Information Services

Victoria University (VU)

This qualification is part of the Business Services Training Package. It reflects the role of individuals with 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.

Entry Requirements:

Certificate IV in Library, Information and Cultural Services or equivalent; or relevant vocational experience with no formal qualification


19 units: 7 core; 12 elective

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Manage quality customer service; Lead team effectiveness; Extend own information literacy; Monitor compliance with copyright and licence requirements; Consolidate and maintain industry knowledge; Develop and promote activities, events and public programs; Identify and resolve client IT problems. Electives: Review and maintain a website; Complete a range of cataloguing activities; Obtain information from external and networked sources; Search library and information databases; Maintain digital repositories; Promote literature and reading; Analyse and describe information resources; Provide subject access and classify material; Use and monitor advanced functions of integrated library management systems; Research and analyse information to meet customer needs; plus more.

Further information:

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

Related Careers:

Library Technician, Museum Officer,
Campus Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
City King
Footscray Park
St Albans
City Flinders
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Victoria University is the only university in Australia to use the block teaching model, which has been in operation throughout Sweden and parts of North America for more than four decades.

First-year and second-year students at Victoria University complete one subject every four weeks, are assessed, and then proceed to the next four-week unit. Immersion in each subject allows students to master it, rather than juggling four units at once. From 2020, all students will be taught in this way.

Victoria University is one of only six Australian universities to combine higher education and vocational and further education with its Victoria University Polytechnic, which is based on multiple university campuses. The Polytechnic creates pathways direct to the workforce or to university degrees.

VU College offers English language courses, pathway diplomas and courses for international students at its Melbourne and Sydney campuses as well as offshore with international education partners.

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