Diploma of Library/Information Services

Selection and Entry Qualification:

Candidates with a Grade 12 and/or those with a certificate in Library Assistant of Library Officer or Library Technician from PNGIPA, formerly the Administrative College of Papua New Guinea and/or from UPNG can apply for this course.


To achieve a Diploma of Library/Information Services, a total of 19 units must be completed for which there are 11 core units and 8 elective units.

Core Units

BSBFLM503A         Manage effective workplace relationships
CUEOHS002B        Implement workplace health, safety and security procedures
CULLB002B            Obtain information from external and networked sources to meet customer needs
CULLB003B            Research and analyse information to meet customer needs
CULLB412C            Undertake cataloguing activities
CULLB506C            Catalogue and classify material
CULLB508C            Monitor and enhance information access
CULLB509C            Select and acquire information materials
CULLB602C            Use, evaluate and extend own information literacy skills
TAADEL301B          Provide training through instruction and demonstration of work skills
PNGIP005               Industry Placement

Elective Units

CUEFIN02C                Manage a budget
CUEMAR03C              Undertake marketing activities
BSBMGT516A            Facilitate continuous improvement
BSBWOR501A            Manage personal work priorities and professional development
BSBMGT515A             Manage operational plan
CULLB605C                Manage collection development
CULLB001A                Develop and apply knowledge of the library / information services industry
ICAU2006B                 Operate computing packages