New Zealand Certificate in Library Practice

Open Polytechnic of New Zealand

Subject area

Librarianship and Information Management


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Entry requirements


About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The purpose of this qualification is to provide library and information service providers with people who have the practical skills to support the delivery of core library services.

The qualification is designed to meet the training and education needs of a wide range of learners who want a career in libraries and information centres.

Graduates will have an understanding of the multicultural community they serve (including Māori and Pacific peoples). They will be able to perform a range of tasks under guidance and/or within accepted library practice. They will have skills in multiple literacies and competence with digital technologies.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Society and Culture at this level can earn:


Median earnings one year after study


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Status one year after study

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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (04) 913 5300
Fax: (04) 913 5308

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