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Every year the ALCC runs a series of training courses across Australia. This training aims to arm librarians and archivists with the knowledge and skills to tackle copyright in their institutions. 

The sessions are run by the ALCC Copyright and Policy Adviser and tailored to the local audience and needs. They will usually consist of either two half day sessions, or a single express morning session. Within these times the training is divided into modules aimed at attendees with different levels of knowledge and experience, designed to work either as discrete sessions or as a single copyright primer, depending on your level of interest and time constraints.  These modules are:

  1. Copyright Essentials (morning) - intended for those who want to learn or brush up on their copyright basics.

  2. Copyright Extended (afternoon) - looks at latest updates and copyright practices and assumes either a base knowledge of copyright or attendance at the morning session. 

Where time permits, we also include a Q&A session in which we answer specific questions on notice, or a Hot Topics Panel, talking with local experts in an indepth manner about what is important in copyright in Australia and worldwide.


The training is free for ALCC member organisations and their employees. It is also open to non-members; however a small price is charged. 


We are very excited to announce we have two more copyright training sessions for librarians and archivists coming up in the next month:

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Past events

We have been running these highly successful training courses for a number of years. Past examples include:

Adelaide at the State Library of South Australia on Wednesday 30 October

Sydney at the State Library of NSW on Wednesday 30 October

National hour webinars on August 7 (Copyright Essentials) and August 14 (Copyright Extended) 2019

Perth at the State Library of Western Australia on Thursday 10 October

Darwin (and livestreaming to Northern Territory locations), Friday 28 June 2019 at the Northern Territory Library

Adelaide, Tuesday 13 November at the State Library of South Australia

Sydney, Wednesday 28 November at the State Library of New South Wales

Canberra, Monday 10 December at the National Library of Australia

Perth, Friday 28 September 2018 at the State Library of Western Australia

ALCC Library and Archive Copyright Training – Hobart, Friday 25 May 2018

ALCC Library and Archive Copyright Training – Townsville, Monday 29 January 2018. This training session will also be livestreamed to Cairns. See Eventbrite for more details.

ALCC Library and Archive Copyright Training – Brisbane, Thursday 1 February 2018

Canberra - National Library of Australia, 11 December

Adelaide - State Library of South Australia,
14 November

Sydney - Metcalfe Auditorium, State Library of NSW, 1 November

Melbourne - Baillieu Library, University of Melbourne, 16 October

Mildura - The Alfred Deakin Centre, 3 July

Ballarat - Robert Clark Centre, Ballarat Botanic Gardens, 5 July

Geelong - Geelong Library and Heritage Centre, 6 July

Perth - State Library of Western Australia, 5 May

Canberra - National Library of Australia, 28 November 2016

Brisbane - State Library of Queensland, 15 November  2016

Sydney - State Library of NSW, 20 October 2016

Darwin - Northern Territory Library, 4 October 2016


28 04 2016 Perth, WA

18 04 2016 Melbourne, VIC

31 07 2015 Darwin, NT

27 07 2015 Perth, WA

23 07 2015 Western Sydney, NSW

22 07 2015 Sydney, NSW

04 12 2014 Hobart, TAS

14 10 2014 Brisbane, QLD

08 05 2014 Canberra, ACT

06 12 2013 Melbourne, VIC

29 11 2013 Adelaide, SA

29 10 2013 Launceston, TAS

28 10 2013 Hobart, TAS

12 09 2013 Brisbane, QLD

21 05 2013 Darwin, NT

20 05 2013 Alice Springs, NT