Welcome to State Library Victoria’s online learning hub

In our safe, easy-to-use learning environment, you can get tips from trusted experts, work at your own pace and try out your new-found skills. 

Learn with us. 

  • Build your confidence online
  • Discover new skills
  • Share information and stories

    Available courses

    Branching out October 2018

    This expertly curated online course guides you through the process of family history research. Short activities and case studies offer practical examples to explore, and we provide ongoing support in a friendly forum environment.

    Branching out introduces a rich array of resources for family historians, from genealogy databases to the State Library's online and physical resources. Improve your online skills, and learn helpful tips and tricks you can use for any research task.

    Branching out is a public course that requires registration. You must log in to access this course. For more information, email inquiries@slv.vic.gov.au.

    Jump Start October 2018

    This practical online course is designed to help information professionals thrive in the digital environment. The six-week course covers a range of topics and activities, including:
    • improving your online search skills by exploring a topic that interests you
    • using social media as a research tool
    • participating in discussion forums.

    Jump Start is a professional development course for Victorian public library staff. You must log in before you begin.

    Jump Start April 2018

    This practical online course is designed to help information professionals thrive in the digital environment. The six-week course covers a range of topics and activities, including:
    • improving your online search skills by exploring a topic that interests you
    • using social media as a research tool
    • participating in discussion forums.

    Jump Start is a professional development course for Victorian public library staff. You must log in before you begin.

    Jump Start September 2017

    This practical online course is designed to help information professionals thrive in the digital environment. The six-week course covers a range of topics and activities, including:
    • improving your online search skills by exploring a topic that interests you
    • using social media as a research tool
    • participating in discussion forums.

    Jump Start is a professional development course for Victorian public library staff. You must log in before you begin.

    Research launch pad - for teachers

    This online, self-paced module is designed for middle-years teachers and complements our Research launch pad student program. The program can operate as a stand-alone professional development resource, assisting teachers to structure research tasks in their classrooms.

    The module gives teachers the opportunity to enrich and enhance their knowledge of the research process, and provides tools and resources to support skill development.

    Click here to register.