The Certificate IV in Library, Information and Cultural Services Course is the ideal course for people who want to work in middle-level jobs in libraries and other cultural and information agencies.
This qualification is the natural next step for graduates who have completed the Certificate III in Information and Cultural Services, or for those who have some entry-level experience in an arts, cultural or library organisation and would like to attain a formal qualification.
Students will cover issues relevant to the library, arts and information industry in Australia and acquire the relevant competencies to be able to organise, maintain and promote collections. The course also covers customer service skills, such as providing clients with the material and information they require, skills in searching databases, using cataloguing tools and using multimedia.
The Certificate IV in Library, Information and Cultural Services is ideal for students who would like to pursue a career path in the library or arts, with indicative roles such as:
- Arts officer
- Customer service officer – galleries, libraries, archives, records and museums
- Gallery officer
- Heritage officer
- Library assistant
- Library officer
- Museum assistant
- Museum officer
- Records officer
- Visitor liaison officer
Entry requirements differ according to course provider. As a minimum, prospective students are expected to have completed an Australian Year 10 or equivalent qualification.
Course duration is dependent on study mode.
Online students will have the benefit of self-paced study with the average student able to complete the course within 26 weeks studying 6 hours per week. Most online programs will allow students up to 18 months to complete the course.