Qualification
Diploma

Diploma in Information and Library Studies (Level 5) (Closed to New Enrolments)


Qualification code OP520502

The Diploma in Information and Library Studies (Level 5) is the first of our range of information and library studies qualifications that will give you the skills to work in school, public, special or academic libraries. You will learn about the information industries (such as libraries and archives and records management), information collections and how to manage them, information literacy, information seeking and information sources and services for library clients.

Qualification Update

New Students

OP520502 Diploma in Information and Library Studies (Level 5) is closed to new students.

If you are interested in studying a diploma in Library and Information Studies, please click on the link to find out more about our new programme, NZ3466 New Zealand Diploma in Library and Information Studies (Level 5).

Current students

If you were already enrolled in OP520502 Diploma in Information and Library Studies (Level 5) prior to 23 October 2017, you can continue to enrol in your next course as normal to complete your qualification.

To be awarded this qualification you will need to have completed all courses that make up the programme by the end of Trimester 2, 2020. 

Please note, from Trimester 3 2018, there are some changes to courses that make up the programme. 

These changes will see students benefit from the latest courses developed for our new library programmes. Please be assured that any courses you have already completed will still be counted towards your qualification.

To see the course changes, please see the updated study plan below.

If you need help with choosing your courses, are interested in transferring into our new diploma, or have any questions, please contact us

 

 



  • Level 5  
    Credits 120 
  • Workload

    Approximately 10-12 hours study per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher at assessment or exam time.

  • Study type Trimester  
  • Cost $4,380 NZ Domestic

    Approximate cost for the full qualification based on 2018 fee information, not including annual administration fees, fee increases, textbooks, course materials or external exam fees.

  • Student loan

    Eligible for student loans, if you meet the criteria. Student loans and eligibility


For help choosing courses and enrolling, contact us on
  freephone 0508 650 200
  or email customerservices@openpolytechnic.ac.nz

Qualification Structure


This programme is made up of six courses worth 20 credits each. We recommend that you begin your studies with 72142 Accessing Information.

Fees shown below are quoted in New Zealand dollars for New Zealand students. To see international and full fees please click See International on the cost tab below.

Course code and name

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Availability

Tri 3
2018
Tri 1
2019
Tri 2
2019

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Compulsory Section

72142 Accessing Information 5 20
$730
$730
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21 Oct 2018
29 Oct 2018
17 Feb 2019
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12 Feb 2019
25 Feb 2019
16 Jun 2019
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23 Jun 2019
1 Jul 2019
20 Oct 2019
LIS501 The Information Environment 5 20
$730
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12 Feb 2019
25 Feb 2019
16 Jun 2019
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23 Jun 2019
1 Jul 2019
20 Oct 2019
LIS506 Collection Management in Libraries 5 20
$730
$730
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21 Oct 2018
29 Oct 2018
17 Feb 2019
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12 Feb 2019
25 Feb 2019
16 Jun 2019
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23 Jun 2019
1 Jul 2019
20 Oct 2019
72270 Information Sources and Services 6 20
$730
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12 Feb 2019
25 Feb 2019
16 Jun 2019
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23 Jun 2019
1 Jul 2019
20 Oct 2019
LIS601 Empowering People and Communities 6 20
$730
$730
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21 Oct 2018
29 Oct 2018
17 Feb 2019
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23 Jun 2019
1 Jul 2019
20 Oct 2019

Elective Section

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71155 Business Computing 5 20
$730
$730
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21 Oct 2018
29 Oct 2018
17 Feb 2019
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12 Feb 2019
25 Feb 2019
16 Jun 2019
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23 Jun 2019
1 Jul 2019
20 Oct 2019
72140 Business Communication 5 20
$730
$730
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21 Oct 2018
29 Oct 2018
17 Feb 2019
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12 Feb 2019
25 Feb 2019
16 Jun 2019
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23 Jun 2019
1 Jul 2019
20 Oct 2019
LIS507 Principles of Records Management 5 20
$730
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23 Jun 2019
1 Jul 2019
20 Oct 2019
72182 Writing for the Web 5 20
$730
$730
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21 Oct 2018
29 Oct 2018
17 Feb 2019
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12 Feb 2019
25 Feb 2019
16 Jun 2019
74111 Aotearoa New Zealand Society 5 20
$730
$730
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21 Oct 2018
29 Oct 2018
17 Feb 2019
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12 Feb 2019
25 Feb 2019
16 Jun 2019
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23 Jun 2019
1 Jul 2019
20 Oct 2019
LIS606 Reader Development 6 20
$730
$730
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21 Oct 2018
29 Oct 2018
17 Feb 2019
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12 Feb 2019
25 Feb 2019
16 Jun 2019