Certificate IV in Library and Information Services

National Code: BSB42115
TAFE SA Code: TP00894


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.

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Up to 12 months 

Full Time or Part Time equivalent

Library Technician Library Technician

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Course Admission Requirements

  • No course admission requirements
If there are more applications for this course than places available, applicants will be ranked by date of application to this course

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 12 month course
Full Fee

Student Services Fee (SSF) applies. Full-time student $20. Part-time student $10.

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary. Fee updates will be available prior to offers being made.

  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Possible job roles include library assistant. Students who wish to be a library technician will need to continue study at Diploma level.

    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 and Information Services (BSB42115)
    This course includes skills in customer service, copyright, teamwork, multimedia, industry knowledge and workplace safety. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 6 core units and 9 elective units.

    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.

    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.

    * 2020 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of elective units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all elective units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Consolidate and maintain industry knowledge 60
    Deliver and monitor a service to customers 35
    Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements 50
    Lead Team Effectiveness 50
    Provide multimedia support 30
    Use and respect copyright 50


    Name Nominal Hours
    Assist customers to access information 40
    Assist with circulation services 15
    Complete a range of cataloguing activities 100
    Develop and promote activities, events and public programs 60
    Implement preventive conservation activities 60
    Operate application software packages 60
    Search library and information databases 30
    Use integrated library management systems 30
    Use social media tools for collaboration and engagement 20
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