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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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Eligible OUA students can access the government loan scheme known as FEE-HELP. You pay back the loan through your taxes once your income reaches a minimum threshold.
Who can access it?
- Australian citizens who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of study contributing to their course
- Permanent humanitarian visa holders who will be resident in Australia for the duration of their unit
- Permanent visa holders who are undertaking bridging study for overseas-trained professionals, and will be resident in Australia for the duration of their study
- Credit card (Visa and MasterCard)
- Money order
You should make cheques and money orders payable to 'Open Universities Australia' and sent them to:
Open Universities Australia
GPO Box 5387