Sydney TAFE is one the largest - and longest running - Library studies schools in Australia.
We are fully accredited with ALIA and ASQA. We offer a variety of courses and study options.
Use this site both to find out more about us, including course and study options - and as a gateway to all of the resources you'll need once you've enrolled.
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- Course resources - for all of your study needs
- Moodle - your course notes and assessments
- Student portal - get your mail, check your progress
- Student guide Key information for students
- TAFE calendar - term dates and holidays
- Recognition of prior learning and experience
Quickly accessing the resources you need, when you need them is key to successful study.
On the left you will find quick links to the resources you need when studying with us.
Use the link Course resources to find everything from databases to cataloguing tools - your teacher will guide you in their use.
Use the link Moodle to find weekly content, readings and assignments for your course.
Watch current students talk about studying at TAFE  and watch some outtakes
Over the years thousands of students have completed our courses and gone on to rewarding careers in Libraries or related fields. We asked a few of those students from the past year to tell us how they felt about studying with us.
The Diploma of Library and Information Services at Sydney TAFE was the most rewarding study experience I have had. The teachers are all so very passionate about libraries and their future in society. They made an effort to ensure every student succeeded to the best of their ability. Courtney McLeod
Retraining for a new profession after more than 15 years can be daunting. The Diploma course gave me the practical skills and confidence to pursue my dream career. I found the online and face-to-face classes enjoyable thanks to my supportive and knowledgeable teachers. Joanna Goh
Undertaking the Diploma in Library and Information Services at Sydney TAFE was simply a life-changing experience. The teachers, with their continued support, knowledge and practical advice were able to provide me with the skills, experience and confidence to start an exciting and rewarding new career – and new life – in libraries. Stephanie Bailey
The dedication of the teaching staff was outstanding and the instruction I received ensured I understood every aspect of a library technician's duties... My only regret is not doing this course earlier in my working life! John Black
Library Studies Sydney TAFELevel 3, Building G
Full time teachers
- Jo-Ann Bathurst - Head Teacher 9217 3384
- Julie Barkman - Acting Head Teacher 9217 3182
- Glynis Burnett 9217 3792
- Xanthi Pythagoras 9217 4492
- Gary Lom 9217 3706