Diploma in Teacher Librarianship (CEF) - HKU SPACE: Library & Information Studies courses
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Diploma in Teacher Librarianship

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

Course Code
Application Code

Study mode
Start Date
02 Oct 2021 (Sat)
Next intake(s)
2 years
English and Chinese

This course aims to develop teacher librarians in the skills and knowledge to manage a school library, to build up resources for curriculum development, to assist in teaching and learning and to cultivate in students the attributes of independent inquiry skills. It also develops teacher librarians with personal and professional competencies in resources planning, management and discovery, collaboration among different users, leadership, as well as use of information technology and research methods.

This is a two-year part-time programme. The programme is under the monitorship of Education Bureau and jointly organized by HKU SPACE. A certificate will be awarded to those who can satisfactorily complete the course and meet the stipulated attendance.

This programme consists of two streams: one is for primary school teacher librarians and the other for secondary school teacher librarians. It is designed for serving and newly appointed teacher librarians.

Upon completion of this programme, students should be able to:

  • analyze and evaluate information needs of school library users in line with the goals and trends of school curriculum so as to provide quality teaching and learning resources;
  • create, organize and provide access to information and learning resources in school libraries for precise identification and easy retrieval of collected resources;
  • design and evaluate information sources, databases and systems to facilitate efficient and effective learning for primary / secondary students, teachers and all the stakeholders;
  • apply collaboration skills for developing effective promotion of and strategies for teacher librarian collaboration;
  • master methods for the cultivation of school students’ abilities to evaluate the quality of what school students see, hear and read in support of  their learning and projects;
  • apply information technologies effectively in delivering library services.

Primary stream: the programme consists of 11 modules with 225 contact hours to be completed in 2 years.

Secondary stream: the programme consists of 12 modules with 225 contact hours to be completed in 2 years.

The modules for primary school and secondary school teacher librarians are:

Primary School

Module Name Contact Hours
Year 1 (total 114 contact hours)
Teacher Librarianship in Primary School 15
Cataloguing and Classification 45
Collection Management for Young Children 15
Promoting Reading Habits in School 15
Information Technologies and School Libraries 24 
Year 2 (total 111 contact hours)  
Information Literacy and Cyber Ethics 18
Information Sources for Inquiry-based Learning 15
Mentorship and Professional Practice 15

Children Literature

Part 1: Chinese Literature

Part 2: English Literature




Use of Mobile Technology 15
Project-based Learning 15

Secondary School

Module Name Contact Hours
Year 1 (total 114 contact hours)  
Teacher Librarianship in Secondary School 15
Cataloguing and Classification 45
Collection Management 15
Reading Culture in School 15
Information Technologies and School Libraries 24
Year 2 (total 111 contact hours)  
Information Literacy 21
Information Sources and Services 15
Mentorship and Professional Practice 15
Literature for Young Adults 15
Digital Libraries 15
Advanced Cataloguing and Classifications 15
Information Retrieval 15

During the course of study, students will participate in a placement programme that will allow them to gain valuable experience from an experienced teacher librarian and to apply those skills in library services.


Assessment for each module will be based on assignments, and if necessary a written examination. 80% attendance of the scheduled meetings for each module is required. A student, who fails in a module, will be reassessed or will repeat the module as determined by the Board of Examiners. A fee of HK$2,400 (subject to review) is chargeable for each module to be retaken.

Candidates successfully completed this programme can apply for exemption from certain courses offered by the HKU Faculty of Education (some conditions may apply); or for admission to the Bachelor of Information Studies or Master of Information Studies in collaboration with Charles Sturt University and HKU SPACE.


Note: All new teacher librarians who want to be sponsored by Education Bureau (EDB) should apply through the EDB following its training calendar.

Application Code 1950-LB010A -

Days / Time
  • Tuesday/ 2:00pm - 5:00pm; Monday to Friday / 6:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Saturday/ 9:00am - 12:00pm or 2:00pm - 5:00pm
  • 1 to 2 sessions per week
  • A team of tutors whose qualifications are approved by EDB
  • Applicants shall:

  • hold a teacher certificate;


  • have a minimum of two years teaching experience, or their equivalence.


Course Fee
  • HK$30000 per instalment (1st Installment for Year 1; Subject to review)
  • HK$30000 per instalment (2nd Installment for Year 2; Subject to review)
  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Diploma in Teacher Librarianship
COURSE CODE 44L107098 FEES $60,000 ENQUIRY 2587-3223
Continuing Education Fund Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

Diploma in Teacher Librarianship

  • This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [4])

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Application Form

Enrolment Method

HKU SPACE provides 24-hour online application and payment service for students to make enrolment for most open admission courses (courses enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes via the Internet.  Applicants may settle the payment by using either PPS, VISA or Mastercard online.

  1. Complete the online application form

    Applicant may click the icon Apply Now on the top right hand corner of the programme/course webpage to make online application, and then follow the instructions to fill in the online application form.

    Some programmes/courses may be admitted by selection, and may require applicants to provide electronic copy of any required documents (e.g. proof of qualification) as indicated on the programme/course webpage.  Only file format in doc, docx, jpg and pdf are supported. 

  2. Make Online Payment

    Pay the programme/course fees by either using:

    PPS via Internet - You will need a PPS account and a PPS Internet password. For information on how to open a PPS account and how to set up a PPS Internet password, please visit http://www.ppshk.com.

    *Credit Card Online Payment - Course fees can be paid by VISA or MasterCard including the “HKU SPACE MasterCard”.

    *HKU SPACE MasterCard cardholders who wish to enjoy 10-month interest free instalment scheme must pay  their tuition fees in person at any our HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

To know more about online enrolment and payment, please refer to the user guide of Online Enrolment and Payment:


In Person / Mail

For first time enrolment

  1. For first come, first served short courses, complete the Application for Enrolment Form SF26 and bring or post the completed form(s), together with the appropriate application/course fee(s) and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres.  
  2. Award-bearing and professional courses may require other information. Forms are usually available at the enrolment centres or on request from programme staff. Bring or post the completed form(s), together with the appropriate application/course fee(s) and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres.

For continuing enrolment in the same course

A. In person or by post
  1. The standard ‘Enrolment/Payment Slip’ is designed for students of award-bearing programmes or remaining programmes in a suite of programmes requiring continuing enrolment and it applies to most programmes.
  2. Students should complete the “Enrolment/Payment Slip” which will be made available by relevant programme staff and return the slip to any HKU SPACE enrolment centre or post it to the relevant programme staff with appropriate fee payment.
B. Online

Selected programmes offer online continuing enrolment service. Programme staff will inform students if they offer this service and offer further enrolment details.

If you are in doubt about the procedures, please check the individual course details, or contact our programme staff or enrolment centres. 

Please note the followings for programme/course enrollment:

  1. To make an application online, you will need a computer with connection to the Internet and a web browser with JavaScript enabled. Internet Explorer 5.01 or above is recommended for the web browser.
  2. Applicants should not leave the online application idle for more than 10 minutes.  Otherwise, applicants must restart the application process.
  3. Only S-MILES and Early Bird Discount are supported in Online Applicants (Application).  To enjoy other types of discount, please visit one of our enrolment centres.
  4. During the online application process, asynchronous application and payment submission may occur.  Successful payment may not guarantee successful application.  In case of unsuccessful submission, our programme staff will contact you shortly.
  5. Applicants are reminded that they should only apply for the same programme/course once through counter or online application.
  6. For online enrolment, payment confirmation page would be displayed after payment has been made successfully.  In addition, a confirmation email would also be sent to your email account.  You are advised to keep your payment confirmation for future enquiries.
  7. Fees paid are not refundable except as statutorily provided or under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment).
  8. If admission is by selection, the official receipt is not a guarantee that your application has been accepted.  We will inform you of the result as soon as possible after the closing date for application.  Unsuccessful applicants will be given a refund of programme/course fee if already paid.


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Payment Method

Applications must enclose photocopies of appropriate certificates, academic records and other relevant supporting documents along with the special application form together with the "SF26" application form. Application should be sent to Ms Angie Ng, HKU SPACE, College of Life Sciences and Technology, 13/F., Fortress Tower, 250 King's Road, Hong Kong. Please note that course fee will only be collected from successful applicants after the selection process.

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