New Zealand Diploma in Library and Information Studies

Open Polytechnic of New Zealand

Subject area

Librarianship and Information Management




1 Year

Total student fees


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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 are able to develop, organise and maintain library services, spaces, digital technologies and collections.
They will know how to utilise Māori information and knowledge with respect for Te Ao Māori (the Māori world) and with regard to the Treaty partnership. They will have skills in multiple literacies and will be able to assist clients to meet their information needs.
The qualification is intended for people working across the library and information sector (including public, school, tertiary, national and special libraries). It will also meet the needs of people who have work or study experience in another sector and who are now planning a career in libraries or related information industry.

Key Information for Students

Entry Requirements

Minimum requirements

Applicants much be at least 17 years old at the start of the programme and have either: New Zealand University entrance; passes in relevant Level 4 New Zealand Certificate / Diploma qualifications considered appropriate by the programme leader; or an overseas qualification assessed to be equivalent to these by the programme leader. Applicants who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements will be eligible to be enrolled where their previous educational, or life experience indicates that they have a reasonable likelihood of success.

Detailed requirements

See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.


1 Year

Tuition Fees

Annual Total qualification
Student fees
(what you pay)
$4,631 $4,631
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
$6,479 $6,479
Total $11,110 $11,110

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A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.

Student Success


National Graduate Outcomes

Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:

Median earnings N/A
Earnings range N/A
In employment N/A
In further study N/A
On a benefit N/A

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

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

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Where does this information come from?

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NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.

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