Diploma in Information and Library Studies (Level 6) (Closed to New Enrolments)

Qualification code OP620802

This programme will build on what you will learn in the Diploma in Information and Library Studies Level 5. It is a great way to enhance your skills and get professional recognition. This programme also recognises the importance of communication with a wide range of people from different cultures, as well as focusing on specific professional skills and knowledge necessary for a successful information and library studies career. 

Qualification Update

New Students

OP620802 Diploma in Information and Library Studies (Level 6) is closed to new students.

If you are interested in studying other Library and Information Studies qualifications with Open Polytechnic please visit our programme page.

Current students

If you enrolled in OP620802 Diploma in Information and Library Studies (Level 6) prior to 23 October 2017, you can continue to enrol in your next course as normal to complete your qualification.

Please note, 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. 

If you have any questions, please contact us



  • Level 6  
    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 information about selecting courses to study towards this qualification, check out the Choose courses tab.

What you will learn

When you achieve this qualification you will:

  • have information literacy and problem solving skills
  • know how to use information technology as a tool and provide client-focused services
  • implement policy
  • supervise projects
  • understand the place of modern libraries in communities.

Career opportunities

This qualification will prepare you for a career in school, public, special or academic libraries as an assistant librarian, librarian, team leader, or a specialist role in a small special library or
school library.

Key dates

Every course has an enrolment close-off date. Make sure you know when you need to enrol by.

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Assessment and exam

Every course is assessed differently - some require assignments and others exams. Check the individual course pages for more information.

Information about assessment and exams

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