Courses for Teacher Librarianship Offered across Australia

Charles Sturt University - School of Information Studies 

Master of Education (Teacher Librarianship)

This course offers a professional teacher-librarianship qualification recognised and accredited by the Australian Library and information Association (ALIA). The course is fully online, and is made up of six core and two (8 point) elective subjects, and is normally undertaken by part-time study over two years. This period can be extended to four years of part-time study or reduced to one year of full-time study. The course is open to qualified teachers who hold a four year qualification such as a Bachelor of Education or an undergraduate degree and a Graduate Diploma of Education; or possess other qualifications deemed to be equivalent by the Faculty. Applicants who have a three year teaching qualification and one or more years teaching experience will be considered. There are no residential schools.

For more information contact: Judy O'Connell

Charles Sturt University - School of Information Studies 

Master of Education (Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation)

This course is appropriate for qualified teacher librarians, information professionals and educators who are seeking to develop expertise in global and community networked knowledge environments.  It is designed to develop agile leaders in new cultures of digital formal and informal learning, knowledge networking, global information flow, advanced search techniques, learning analytics, social media, digital literature, game-based learning, learning spaces design and more.  Focusing on connectivity, communication, collaboration and convergence, the course addresses the pedagogic requirements of global knowledge networks, and the opportunities for innovation in learning and teaching in these information-rich participatory digital environments. This course is fully online, with two core and six elective (8 point) subjects and is normally undertaken by part-time study over two years. Credit for up to four subjects is available for CSU graduates of: Master of Education (Teacher Librarianship), Master of Education (with specialisations), Master of Information and Communication Technology in Education, Master of Information Studies (who meet the teacher qualification prerequisites), and Graduate Certificate in Information Studies (who meet the teacher qualification prerequisites). Upon application, credit for a maximum of four subjects is available for other graduates from Australian and international universities in the fields of Information Technology, Information Science and related fields, who meet the CSU admission requirements.  Students undertake 8 subjects, online, in full-time mode.

For more information contact: Judy O'Connell

Charles Sturt University - School of Information Studies 

Graduate Certificate in Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation

Students must complete 32 points comprising four (8 point) subjects chosen from the Master of Education (Knowledge Networks and Digital Innovation.

For more information contact: Judy O'Connell

Charles Sturt University - School of Information Studies 

Master of Information Studies

This course offers a broad range of opportunities for those interested in the information and cultural sectors. The course provides students with an in-depth understanding of the creation, evaluation, collection, organisation, utilisation and dissemination of information in the contemporary information environment. Students are able to choose subjects from a wide range of specialisations, including children’s literature, community networking, knowledge management, information architecture, records and archives management.  Comprising nine core and four elective subjects, the Master of Information Studies can be studied over three years part-time (1.5 years full-time equivalent).

This degree is fully accredited  by the Australian Library and Infomation Association (ALIA) and the Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia (RIM Professionals Australasia) as a professional qualification, enabling graduates to work in the full range of library, records and related information sectors. Graduates of the Records and Archives specialisation will also be recognised by the Australian Institute of Archivists.

For more information contact: Mary Carroll 

Charles Sturt University - School of Information Studies 

Graduate Certificate in Information Studies
Students must complete 32 points comprising any four (4) standard (8 point) subjects chosen from the Master of Information Studies.

For more information contact: Mary Carroll  

Charles Sturt University - School of Information Studies

Single Subject Study and Open Entry

Single subject study without being enrolled in a course is available. Internet access is required.  Subjects can later be credited to a formal course, if desired.

For more information contact: Judy O'Connell

Queensland University of Technology 

Master of Education (Teacher-Librarianship)

This course offers a professional teacher-librarianship qualification. It is fully online and incorporates 8 units of study and 60 hours of Situated Professional Practice. Course duration: Full-time -- one year, Part-time -- two years. Entry requirements: An appropriate four-year bachelor degree or equivalent at a standard acceptable to the Executive Dean or an appropriate three-year bachelor degree or equivalent at a standard acceptable to the Executive Dean plus at least one year's appropriate professional or industrial experience. Students undertaking the MEd (Teacher-Librarianship) must be registered teachers or eligible for registration. On commencing the course students must be authorised by the State government to work with children (Blue Card or Blue Card Exemption Card in Queensland).

University of South Australia

Graduate Diploma in Information Management (Library and Information Management)

Entry requirements: A recognised Bachelor degree or equivalent. If you wish to undertake the teacher librarianship option you must already be a qualified teacher, undertake the specific course that focuses on children's and adolescent literature and complete the in-service project within a school library.

All courses will be available totally online or face-to-face, either part-time or full-time depending on your circumstances, anywhere in the world. The Program Director will discuss questions related to credit on a one-to-one basis

A full list of ALIA-recognised librarianship courses is available on the ALIA website.


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