Tailored programs

Course Award in Graduate Research Information Literacy

The Course Award in Graduate Research Information Literacy was designed for research students (PhD and Research Masters) and combines the workshops recommended for the first year of candidature. It is free and a certificate can be issued upon completion.

For more information, visit Course Award in Graduate Research Information Literacy (PDF:112KB)

Register for required workshops

In addition, two training modules are required in Excel, PowerPoint, SPSS, Photoshop or Alliance. Register at training.anu.edu.au.

Important Notice: As the Graduate Information Literacy Program is increasingly providing support online, some face-to-face workshops are no longer available. The Course Award in Graduate Research information Literacy is scheduled to be phased out by mid-2015.

Graduate students only
Graduate skills audit—TOAST

A graduate information skills audit, delivered via the Tool for Online Assessment of Skills and Training (TOAST), will help you decide which training sessions to complete. Following completion of the audit, you receive a score and a message suggesting a course of action, for instance a particular training course that will assist in closing your skill gap.


To access TOAST log in using your ANU ID and password.

Graduate students only
End the week with
IT and research training

The Graduate Information Literacy Program offers training sessions on some weekends. The following workshops have sessions scheduled on Fridays and Saturdays:

  • Issues in Literature Review Writing
  • Internet and Research
  • Search Strategies and Subject Databases
  • Managing the Thesis Production Process
  • Word Processing for Academic Writing
  • EndNote

Register for required workshops

Graduate students only
In-curriculum tailored training programs

The University Library and Information Literacy Program are able to organise tailored session(s) for your group. Sessions range from IT (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Alliance), Library Catalogue, Library Databases or Web Searching.


Email the Information Literacy Program if you are interested in organising a tailored session for your group. Training is generally conducted in-curriculum (course embedded). Please contact your lecturer or supervisor to find out if your course has a specific lecture or tutorial dedicated to information searching.


A one-to-one session with a librarian can be arranged when assistance with a complex query is required. Help can be provided in the use of the Library's resources and for developing an effective search strategy.

Undergraduate students, graduate students
Tailored training programs

ANU staff groups can organise tailored training programs through the Information Literacy Program (ILP).


Sessions range from IT (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Alliance), Library Catalogue, Library Databases or Web Searching.


Email the Information Literacy Program if you are interested in organising a tailored session for your group.

Staff only
Travelling Trainer

The Information Literacy Program offers the academic and general staff the opportunity to work one-to-one in their own office with a Travelling Trainer. This program is offered as an opportunity to obtain answers to your specific IT questions and to receive one-to-one training. Session is for 60 minutes $70. Email the Information Literacy Program to book an appointment.

Staff only

Updated:  17 November 2014/ Responsible Officer:  University Librarian/ Page Contact:  Library Systems & Web Coordinator