New Zealand Diploma in Library and Information Studies
Librarianship and Information Management
Total student fees
over 1 Year - details
Check out Fees Free to see whether you are eligible for a year of fees-free study or two years industry training. Contact your provider to confirm your study options meet the criteria.
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
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.
See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.
(what you pay)
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.
National Graduate Outcomes
Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:
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All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.
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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.
Where does this information come from?
The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.
The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.
NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.