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Graduate Diploma in Information and Library Studies

  • Qualification:

    Graduate Diploma

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  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    8 units

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  • Awarded by:

    Curtin University

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What you'll learn

I’m finishing my uni degree, and getting work experience at the same time.

About this course

The Graduate Diploma in Information and Library Studies program offered through Open Universities Australia will give you in-depth knowledge of the history, scope and role of information and referencing practices. Studying this course, you will gain an education in collection development, the management of library and information services and the evolution of information processes. A practical fieldwork component will also give you the training to match your education in information and library studies.


To be eligible for this course you must hold a bachelor degree or equivalent.

Areas of study

During this graduate diploma program, the subjects you will study include:

  • Information design
  • Library and information services management
  • Information management technologies
  • Reference services
  • Knowledge management principles
  • Collection management
  • Resource description and access
  • Information theory & research
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.

OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.

Career outcomes

Upon completion of this graduate diploma program, you will have the professional education and training to work effectively in a library. This course will give you the understanding to structure information objects and create metadata, and you will also learn how to handle both personal and public information.

Curious about where a career in librarian studies could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Librarian
  • Records Manager
  • Archivist
  • Information Manager

Payment options & support

Finance options

FEE-HELP is available.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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