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 July 2018

    This expertly curated, practical online course guides you through the processes and resources involved in family history research.

    Short activities and case studies offer hands-on research scenarios to explore, and we provide support and interaction in a friendly forum environment.

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

    Branching out is a professional development course available to Victorian public library staff. It isn’t currently available to the general public. Contact branchingout@slv.vic.gov.au for more information.

    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.

    Get online

    This self-paced course is designed to help you understand basic concepts and tools so you can use the internet with confidence.

    From browsers to search engines, bookmarks to email, our user-friendly course introduces newcomers to the web using simple to understand language and easy steps.

    You'll also learn about shopping online safely and using social media such as Facebook.