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A library technician assists librarians and other information managers in organising and operating systems for handling recorded material and files. A library technician in Australia is a Skill Level 2 occupation.




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Group: 3993 Gallery, Library and Museum Technicians




Job Description - Registered Migration Australia


The job of a library technician in Australia is to prepare artwork, specimen and artefact for collections, arrange and construct gallery exhibits, and assist Librarians to organise and operate systems for handling recorded material and files.




  • mounting and preparing objects for display
  • designing and arranging exhibit furnishings, display cases and display areas
  • assisting in setting up lighting and display equipment
  • receiving, shipping, packing and unpacking exhibits
  • ordering new library materials and maintaining library records and circulation systems
  • cataloguing printed and recorded material
  • entering data into databases and editing computer records
  • operating audio visual and reprographic equipment
  • searching and verifying bibliographic data



Skill Level

Most occupations in the library technician unit group (Group 3993) have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience outlined below. 

In Australia: 
AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2) 

In New Zealand: 
NZ Register Diploma (ANZSCO Skill Level 2) 

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.



Occupations within the library technician Group



English Requirement


  • IELTS result with a minimum score of 6 (L, R, W), 7 in speaking and 7 overall;
  • OET result with a minimum grade B in all sections;
  • TOEFL iBT with a minimum score (L:12 R:13 W:21 S:23 overall L93);
  • PTE Academic with a minimum score of 50 (L, R, W), 65 in speaking and 65 overall


  • Australian Graduate exceptions apply in some states/territories
  • Priority Skilled Lists may apply a specific requirement in some states/territories
  • Countries exempt from submitting IELTS or OET include the UK; Canada; New Zealand; US; and Ireland


Where mandatory licensing or registration is required you must demonstrate a level of English either sufficient to meet licensing / registration or a minimum IELTS, or equivalent, whichever is higher.



Assessment Authority


  • Library Technician is currently assessed with VETASSESS; more info regarding assessment bodies.


Average Income

The average salary for a Library Technician in Australia is $ 36,269 for male employees and $ 41,596 for female employees per year. Average Age: Males: 45.3 Females: 48.2 Persons: 47.1

Source: (Group 3993) Gallery library and museum technicians - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016



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