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Graduate Diploma in Information and Library Studies

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Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Online - find out more
Study mode Online, on-campus and mixed on- and off-campus
Intake February or July

If you begin your in July you will have a restricted study program due to the prerequisites and unit availabilities

Duration 1 year full-time or equivalent part-time

 The Graduate Diploma in Information and Library Studies is accredited as a professional course that will equip you for a career in librarianship. It offers an opportunity for those who have completed an undergraduate degree in another discipline to develop an understanding of the theory and principles of librarianship.

You will also acquire skills which are vital in professional practice. Topics covered in the course include collection development, reference services, resource description, management of library and information services, and technologies for information services. 

You must complete a practicum placement within a library or an information centre during a semester break as a requirement of the course. This practicum placement is organised by the Department of Information Studies.

*Please note that offshore international students enrolling in this course can only study it fully online. This course is not available to onshore international students.

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

A bachelor degree in any discipline other than librarianship or information management from a recognised tertiary education provider.

Additional requirements

As the course is heavily dependent on computer skills, you should develop competency in word-processing and Internet browser software before commencing the course.

English language proficiency

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.


Regular and reliable Internet access is required.

Some lectures in this course may be attended by both undergraduate and postgraduate students.


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2018 Domestic fee paying Domestic fee-paying - A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees. $17,700*

Fees are indicative only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

Professional recognition

Graduates are eligible for associate membership of the Australian Library and Information Association.

Credit for previous study

Applications for credit for recognised learning (CRL) are assessed on an individual basis.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)

Career opportunities

Librarians acquire, organise and retrieve information in whatever form it is available. They work with the government, industry and educational sectors to deliver high quality information services and content.

Librarians are in steady demand and employment outcomes for graduates are strong. Graduates from library courses may also find work outside libraries, in roles that require high-level information management skills.

More information about Information Management and Library Studies