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GD-INFLSC

Information and Library Science

Graduate diploma

Gain the knowledge and skills to work as an information specialist or a librarian in a range of organisations.

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Course outline
  • Qualification
    Graduate Diploma in Information and Library Science
  • Duration

    Duration

    1 year full-time
  • Credit

    Credit

    200
  • Location

    Location

    Curtin Perth
Course outline

Deadlines for applying direct to Curtin

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Special Study Period 4, 2023

11 September 2023

Applications now closed!

Special Study Period 1, 2024

7 August 2023

Applications now closed!

Special Study Period 2, 2024

4 March 2024

Applications now closed!

Special Study Period 3, 2024

Applications now open!

8 August 2024

Special Study Period 4, 2024

9 September 2024

7 November 2024

Course outline

Outline

Outline

Information professionals connect data, information and knowledge to a range of users, constituting vital roles in corporate, government and non-profit workplaces.

In this course you will gain a strong understanding of the concepts that underpin information science and learn the technologies, techniques and tools used in information management and service environments. You'll also complete a three-week practicum in a library or information centre, gaining real-world experience and the opportunity to develop your professional networks.

Overall, you'll acquire the knowledge and skills to think and work as an information specialist or a librarian in diverse organisations, including in public, academic and special libraries.

This course is one year full-time and is also a pathway to the Master of Information Science and the Master of Information Science (Extended).

STUDY PERIODS

Instead of being delivered in semesters, this course is delivered across four study periods each year:

  • Special Study Period 1: March–May
  • Special Study Period 2: June–August
  • Special Study Period 3: September–November
  • Special Study Period 4: December–February

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

How this course will make you industry ready

This course includes a three-week practicum placement in a library or information centre, where you'll gain real-world experience and have the opportunity to develop your professional networks.

What you'll learn

  • apply knowledge of the theory, principles and practices in information science and library science
  • generate creative and innovative solutions to complex issues facing professionals in the library sector
  • access, adapt, and create information and technologies to communicate with diverse stakeholders
  • engage in ethical and culturally capable information practices within local, regional and international contexts
  • recognise, respect and support diverse cultures and knowledges with particular awareness of Indigenous perspectives
  • demonstrate personal autonomy, accountability and collaboration in professional library practice that reflects high ethical and moral standards

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

Applicants require a minimum of a three year bachelor's degree from a recognised tertiary education provider. The course relies on technology skills, so applicants must be competent in word processing and the use of the internet, including web browsing software, before starting the course.

Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees and charges

Domestic fee paying postgraduate

2024 Fee year:

$19,954*

Domestic

Domestic

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).

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Location

For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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2023

Special Study Period 4
  • Online

2024

Special Study Period 1
  • Online
Special Study Period 2
  • Online
Special Study Period 3
  • Online
Special Study Period 4
  • Online

2025

Special Study Period 1
  • Online
Special Study Period 2
  • Online
Special Study Period 3
  • Online
Special Study Period 4
  • Online

2026

Special Study Period 1
  • Online
Special Study Period 2
  • Online
Special Study Period 3
  • Online
Special Study Period 4
  • Online

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

Please note that each campus has different application deadlines. Please view our application deadlines page for further information.

  • The offering information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information.

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  • Curtin course code: GD-INFLSC
  • Last updated on: 25 May 2024

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