The Graduate Diploma in Information and Library Studies offers graduates the opportunity to complete the units required for professional registration with the Australian Library & Information Association (ALIA). The units in the librarianship include topics in collection development, resource description and access, management of library and information services, and provide an overview of the use of computers and communication technologies.
The Graduate Diploma in Information and Library Studies is professionally accredited by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA).
Applicants require an undergraduate degree in another discipline or equivalent from a recognised tertiary institution.
English Language Proficiency Requirements
Applicants need to meet Curtin’s English Language requirement as all courses are taught in English. If your education qualifications were not predominantly in English, the minimum English language requirements are:
International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic): with a minimum overall score of 6.5 (with no component score lower than 6.0).
How to Apply
This course is restricted. Students are required to apply and be approved by Curtin University before they can enrol in units through OUA.
Applications for the Information Management / Information & Library Studies / Records Management & Archives course are due by Friday two weeks prior to the close of enrolment.
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- Your curriculum vitae - required for entry into postgraduate courses
copies of academic transcripts - required in most cases but check course
- A letter of recommendation from your employer on company letterhead -
recommended for entry using work experience.
- Certified legal documentation - if you have changed your name e.g. a marriage
certificate, deed poll name change certificate.
- Certified legal documentation - if you need to correct an error in your date of
birth e.g. a birth certificate.
- English language test results - if your courses were not predominantly in
English e.g. IELTS
or equivalent test results.
- Official translations of any documents not in English.
Please provide scanned copies of all original academic documents. Only include supporting documentation if you have undertaken studies/qualifications at institutions other than OUA.
This application will become the Property of Open Universities Australia and Curtin University and will not be returned.
Applications will only be considered if academic records for all courses attempted or completed are included along with the certificate of award conferred.
Requirements of scanned documents:
- Documents must be scanned from the original documents. Scans from a photocopy or a faxed copy are not acceptable
- Documents must be scanned in colour
- Applicants must ensure no portion of the document is missing (look out for page numbers)
- Documents must be scanned at the original size. If the document is larger than A4 then the document should be scanned in A4 sized portions without size reduction
- If the document has markings or text on both sides e.g. a registration number then both sides must be scanned
- Documents must be scanned in the following format:
- Scanned documents must be between 125 and 150 dots per inch
- File size of any single document should not exceed 3MB"
Do not send original documents as they will not be returned.
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Curtin is very committed to professional experience for students and satisfactory completion of practicums is a requirement. All students undertake a three week full-time practicum in the core unit INFM130 Information Theory and Research.
To qualify for the award of Graduate Diploma in Information and Library Studies students must complete four core units and four Information and Library Studies core units for a total of eight units.
Recognition of Prior Learning / Credit
Credit may be awarded for postgraduate study undertaken in the same discipline area at another tertiary institution. Applicants are encouraged to contact Curtin University for advice prior to submitting their application.
Recommended Study Pattern
Students should enrol in INFM120 Information Management Technologies as the first unit of study. A recommended study plan can be obtained from the Graduate coordinator.
This course sits within a group of courses, giving you the flexibility to study towards different levels of qualification. The courses are listed from the highest to the lowest qualification.
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