Oliver v5 Group Training is a fantastic professional development opportunity to learn from our expert trainers, develop your Oliver v5 skills, and find new ways to make the most of your library software.

It is also an opportunity to connect with other school library professionals to share ideas, network, and collaborate with the wider school library community.

Softlink runs Group Training sessions throughout the year, Australia-wide, at various host venues. While they represent great value for money, schools can further benefit from a discount by hosting a Group Training session at their school. If you would like to learn more about hosting, please email grouptraining@softlinkint.com.

​New South Wales

Oliver Advanced, New Features & Homepage

Date: Monday 5th September 2022

Host School: Waverley College (Sydney)

Course Code: NSWWC0109


Oliver v5 Advanced & Reporting

Date: Wednesday 27th July 2022 

Host school: Brisbane Boys’ College

Course code: QLDBBC2707

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Oliver v5 Advanced & Cataloguing

Date: Friday 29th July 2022 

Host school: Gabbinbar State School (Toowoomba)

Course code: QLDGSS2907

​South Australia

No Current Sessions

If you would like to host a group training session at your school, please email grouptraining@softlinkint.com


Oliver v5 Advanced & Stocktake

Date: Monday 8th August 2022 

Host School: Bayside P-12 College – Williamstown campus

Code: VICBPC0808

Oliver v5 Getting Started

Date: Tuesday 9th August

Host School: Caulfield Grammar School (Melbourne)

Code: VICCGS0908

Western Australia

Due to the large number of Western Australian schools that moved to Oliver v5 recently, we are offering a range of tailored Group Training sessions and user groups in term 2. Click here to find out more.

Northern Territory

Oliver v5 Advanced & Stocktake

Date: Friday  4th November 2022 

Host School: Good Shepherd Lutheran College (Palmerston Campus)

Code: NTGSLC0411

Oliver v5 Group Training Course Descriptions

Oliver v5 Getting Started

This full-day course covers menu and records navigation, adding catalogue records, adding borrower records, circulation desk -loans and returns, basic OPAC.


The course duration is 6 hours.

Advanced Oliver

Advanced Oliver covers authority file maintenance, subjects, authors, publishers, tag manager, setting up and using reading lists, exchange, merging catalogue records and library home page maintenance.


The course duration is 3 hours and is generally accompanied with one of the additional 3 hour function specific courses.


Setting up of cataloguing fields, SCIS imports, z-cataloguing, adding copies information, spine labels, weeding and archiving.


The course duration is 3 hours.


Setting up circulation fields; borrower maintenance; lending rules; circulation desk; loans; returns; renewals; reservations and overdue notices.


The course duration is 3 hours.


This course includes creating catalogue records, components and subscriptions,check-in (receiving issues).


The course duration is 3 hours.


A discussion and explanation of the Oliver Stocktake procedure for End of term and / or End of year, walk through of the stocktake process, including examples and reports; Q & A.


The course duration is 3 hours.

New Features & Homepage

Softlink will highlight the latest features in Oliver v5 and how to get the most out of them and making use of your Oliver homepage.


The course duration is 3 hours.


How to create custom reports, report template adjustments, analytical reporting, and library statistics


The course duration is 3 hours.