Graduate Certificate in Library and Information Leadership


If you have already successfully completed two or more of the following courses, you are unable to enrol in this programme:

  • 72370 Information Issues
  • 72371 Policy and Planning for Information Services
  • LIS701 Critical Perspectives for Library and Information Professionals
  • LIS702 Strategy and Planning in Information Organisations
  • LIS703 Leadership and Advocacy for Information Professionals

Entry requirements

To enrol in this programme you need to have a Bachelor degree in a relevant field; or significant professional experience in the library, archives, records and information management sectors to the satisfaction of the Programme Leader.


English language requirements

International students must also have an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5, or equivalent.

Domestic students for whom English or Māori is not their first language must also have an IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5, or equivalent.


Credit recognition

Credit recognition is limited to a maximum of one 20 credit course.


International students and domestic students living overseas

You can study this programme part-time if you're an international student living in New Zealand or overseas. If you're living in New Zealand you will need to be in paid employment with a valid work permit.

You can also study this programme if you're a New Zealand citizen living overseas.

Computer and internet requirements

This programme is delivered online. To complete this programme you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.