National course code: BSB40720

Certificate IV in Library and Information Services

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Overview About this course

If you love being surrounded by books, art and artefacts, or have a passion for art galleries or museums, this gives you an opportunity to thrive. Start a career in libraries, educational settings, galleries and museums as you learn to catalogue collections and develop great customer service skills.

Outcomes What You'll Gain

Learning Outcomes

Through a mixture of theory and practical course work, learn to:

  • Organise and maintain library and curatorial collections

  • Search library databases

  • Use advanced cataloguing tools

  • Use and support multi-media equipment

Course Outcomes

Gain practical experience and develop specialist skills that give you an advantage in the job market.

  • Critical thinking skills

  • Demonstrated customer service skills

  • Good organisational skills and self-motivation

  • An interest in conducting research and using digital mediums

Suitability Is This Course Right For You?

Entry requirements

Some courses require evidence of previous experience or study before you can enrol.

  • There are no entry requirements for this qualification. You can enrol today.

  • This course is also offered as a traineeship. Enquire today to check the traineeship eligibility requirements.

Entry recommendations

To be prepared for this course, we recommend that you have:

  • Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) at a Year 12 high school level

  • Strong customer service skills

  • Good organisational skills and self-motivation

  • An interest in conducting research and using digital mediums

  • To set you up for study success and ensure your skills match the demands of your course, TAFE NSW offers you a free Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment. This assessment helps us to work with you to understand your individual study needs, to direct you to the right course for you and to give you the personalised support you need to succeed.

  • If you need help preparing for study, contact us about your options.

TAFE NSW is committed to meeting the learning needs of every community. Meeting these needs can mean there are additional entry requirements at different campus locations. Check your preferred location for further requirements. If you need help preparing for study, contact us to find out how we can support you.

Pathways Future Career and Study Options

Career pathways

Our graduates go onto roles like:

Library Technician

Library Technicians assist Librarians and other information managers in organising and operating systems for handling recorded material and files.

  • Full-time share

    55%

  • Employment size

    1,300 workers

  • Average age

    49 years

  • Weekly pay

    $1,180

  • Average full-time

    37 hours

  • Skill level rating

    High

  • Gender share

    86% female

  • Future growth

    Strong Growth

Other jobs include: Library assistant and Library technician

Study pathways

Take your study further with other courses offered at TAFE NSW:

Previous study 2 Courses

Begin here to gain experience and confidence in this study area.

Further study 1 Course

Advance your skills to take your career to the next level

Related study 2 Courses

Strengthen your expertise and gain specialist skills to expand your employability.

Your experience counts

At TAFE NSW, we recognise your previous study and work experience. You can apply for recognition of prior learning or a credit transfer with any of our courses. If you're successful you'll get your qualification faster.

Units Subjects in this course

Courses are made up of a combination of both core and specialty units. In the Certificate IV in Library and Information Services qualification, you’ll need to successfully complete 14 Units of competency, including 5 core and 9 speciality units.

Core units are central to the job outcomes of a particular industry or occupation. These are the units industry has agreed are essential to be capable and qualified at a particular study level.

  • Assist with maintaining workplace safety BSBWHS311

  • Implement customer service strategies BSBOPS404

  • Assist customers to access information BSBINS406

  • Consolidate and maintain library industry knowledge BSBINS407

TAFE NSW Services Facilities and Support

TAFE NSW provides support services across all campus locations and online. Whatever your needs or circumstances, we have the people, resources, counselling and facilities to support you in focusing on your studies.

  • TAFE NSW Disability Support Service

  • TAFE NSW Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) support

  • TAFE NSW Aboriginal Support; Learner support (ABE)

  • TAFE NSW Careers, Counselling and Pathways Service

  • TAFE NSW Libraries

  • Scholarship programs – be supported as you explore your talents and fulfil your potential

  • Smarthinking - online access to a tutor

  • LinkedIn Learning – an online resource which offers innovative courses and tutorials to improve your personal and professional skills

  • Student associations – get social with our student community

Delivery Options Find a Location to Enrol

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