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Diploma of Library and Information Services

Study pathway:
Duration Up to 18 months Full Time or Part Time equivalent
National CodeCUL50111
TAFE SA CodeTP00277
Course TypeTraining Package Qualification
Course UnitsView Units
Example Career ProfileLibrary AssistantLibrary Assistant
FacultiesEducation and Languages
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Campus Locations for Course Delivery


Campus/Delivery SATAC
Application Study Mode Study Load
Full / Part Time
Adelaide City801331Apply Now On & Off CampusFT & PTDay & Evening

Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements, however, students wishing to access WorkReady funding or VET Fee Help will be required to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills as part of course counselling before enrolling.

    Course Notes & Special Requirements

    • Please note that fees listed are for the Diploma only. Please see Certificate IV course page for fees.

    How to Apply

    Award Courses

    Note: You must be an Australian Resident to apply for this course. For International Students please visit International Courses.

    Employment Outcomes

    Library technicians are skilled staff who manage and organise collections in conjunction with a librarian whose role is that of a manager. Working in libraries offers opportunities in accessing the latest information technology, helping people to source information and literature for pleasure and study, protecting freedom of access to information and enjoying a wide range of jobs for every interest.

    Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.

    Qualifications & Skills Covered

    Certificate IV in Library, Information and Cultural Services (CUL40111)
    This course is designed to provide or enhance the skills of individuals who perform a range of tasks and who work under supervision within a library environment. 6 core units plus 9 electives.

    Diploma of Library and Information Services (CUL50111)
    This qualification is designed to provide or enhance the skills of individuals who perform a range of tasks and who work within a library or information management environment. It builds on the knowledge gained in the Certificate III and IV qualifications. This course teaches students how to provide quality customer service, support users in their use of multimedia technology and use cataloguing tools. Additionally, this courses will increase students’ understanding of copyright requirements and workplace health and safety. 7 core units plus 12 electives.

    Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.

    Credit Transfer

    Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses.

    Find other TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

    Diploma of Library and Information Services

    UniversityUniversity CourseTotal Units in Uni CourseCredits GrantedGuaranteed AdmissionDetails
    Charles Sturt UniversityBachelor of Information Studies19264Details
    Flinders UniversityBachelor of Business10836YesDetails


    This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative.

    To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.