Qualifications and careers
Wanting to work in Australia with overseas qualifications?
Information for applicants with qualifications from UK, USA / Canada
Australia has reciprocal recognition agreements with the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP) and the American Library Association (ALA).
This allows holders of graduate level qualifications accredited by CILIP and ALA to apply for positions advertised at librarian level in Australia and ALIA Associate (librarian) membership.
Information for applicants with other overseas library and information qualifications
To work in the library and information sector in Australia you will need to have your overseas qualifications assessed by -
- VETASSESS is the Australian authority responsible for assessing the level of your qualification against an Australian qualification; and
- ALIA, as the standards body for the profession, is responsible for assessing the library and information content of your qualification together with your professional experience to determine your readiness for work in the Australian library and information sector
General information about the recognition of overseas qualifications is available from the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition and the Department of Immigration, Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs
Planning a trip overseas and want to work while you are away?
Find out about ALIA's reciprocal recognition agreements and resources for job seekers before you leave.
See: overseas agencies job site links
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