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Graduate Diploma of Science (Information Services)

Area of Specialisation In Information Science

Covers areas of study in the information society, library systems, information resources and services, information services transformation, information organisation and information services management.


  • This area of specialisation is accredited by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). Graduates of this field are eligible for Associate (professional) membership of the Australian Library and Information Association, subject to any other membership eligibility requirements.

Area of Specialisation structure

This Area of Specialisation structure will be available to students commencing the Area of Specialisation from Semester 1, 2015 onwards.

This unitset structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.


The minimum admission requirement is a bachelor degree in a discipline other than library and information science. Alternatively, prospective students who can demonstrate prior learning in the field, including at least five years appropriate professional experience, may apply. In the latter case, a CV and references confirming professional experience should be appended to application forms. Certified copies of qualifications must be appended to application forms. Students must complete six core units and may select two elective units, after consultation with and obtaining the approval of the course coordinator.

Students are eligible for Associate (professional) membership of the Australian Library and Information Association, if they graduate with a Graduate Diploma of Science (Information Services) in this area of specialisation, subject to any other membership eligibility requirements.

Year One
UnitDescription Points
Semester 1
IST5131The Information Society 15
IST5132Library Systems 15
IST5133Information Resources and Services 15
CSG5143Information Services Transformation 15
Semester 2
IST5134Information Organisation 15
IST5135Information Services Management 15
Elective Unit
Elective Unit

This major can also be studied in the following courses:

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