Graduate Diploma in Library and Information Leadership


Applicants must have either an undergraduate degree; or professional experience in the library, archives, records, or information management sectors to the satisfaction of the Degree leader; or successfully completed OP7041 Graduate Certificate in Library and Information Leadership.

Graduates of the following Open Polytechnic programmes will not be eligible for enrolment into this programme:

  • OP7040 Bachelor of Library and Information Studies
  • OP7020 Bachelor of Arts, Information and Library Studies major, Information and Library Studies/Humanities double major, Information and Library Studies/Communication double major
  • OP7010 Bachelor of Applied Science, Information and Library Studies major

20 years old or over

If you are 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements you will be eligible to be enrolled where your previous educational, work or life experiences indicates you have a reasonable likelihood of success.


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.

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International students and domestic students living overseas

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

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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.