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Part-time and full-time enrolment options are available.
To be awarded the qualification it must be completed in no more than 3 years of first enrolment, unless there are exceptional circumstances.
Graduates can work across a range of libraries and information services.
Career options could include library assistant, senior library assistant and assistant librarian roles and, in some settings, librarian (where a degree is not required).
This qualification is for people who are currently working in or are interested in beginning a career in the library, records management and archives sectors.
You will learn about how to work in people-centred ways.
The diploma will give you the knowledge and skills to work confidently and collaboratively with individuals, families, whanau and communities.
You must be at least 17 years of age at the start of the programme and have one of the following:
If you have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements, you may be eligible for enrolment if you have relevant previous educational, work or life experiences.
If you don’t meet the above criteria to discuss your study options, contact us
Students who have successfully completed courses within Open Polytechnic Information and Library Studies programmes may wish to transfer to the New Zealand Diploma in Library and Information Studies. They can cross-credit the courses listed below (but must still adhere to the programme structure).
72170 is equivalent to LIS501
72142 is equivalent to LIS502
72171 is equivalent to LIS506
72175 is equivalent to LIS507
The courses are delivered fully online.
However, some courses include supervised practice learning activities which take place within an organisation or community setting.
LIS504: Te Ao Maori in the Information Environment includes attendance at a noho marae (or an alternative learning activity).
LIS604: Cultural Competencies in the Information Environment includes a practice learning activity.
LIS704: Library and Information Service Professional Practice, Students undertake a period of workplace practice of up to 100 hours, in their current workplace or another suitable Library and Information Services context.
This programme has 5 compulsory Level 5 courses and 1 elective course.
A Noho marae gives students the opportunity to build the skills and knowledge required to work effectively in a bicultural context. Students will learn more about the unique place of Māori as Tangata Whenua, as well as Māori perspectives on knowledge, ownership and use of information and an awareness of key protocols (ngā tikanga me ngā kawa) on marae and other cultural spaces.
The Noho marae occurs midway through the LIS504 course, and extends over three nights and two and a half days.
Dates for noho marae are located under LIS504: Te Ao Maori in the Information Environment
Yes, LIS504: Te Ao Maori in the Information Environment includes attendance at a noho marae, however there is an alternative learning activity.