ETL507 Professional Experience and Portfolio (8)


This subject comprises the supervised workplace experiences within the Master of Education (Teacher Librarianship) course and the completion of the reflective portfolio.  The subject will develop an understanding of the nature of professional learning in teacher librarianship and assist students to assemble and analyse evidence of their own learning and professional development through a portfolio approach. Students will then collect and reflect on their learning through selected assignments throughout the course, as well as their study visits and placements. This is the capstone subject of the course, and should be undertaken by students after completing all or most of the other subjects in the course.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Session 2
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Session 3
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: ETL507
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
Two sessionsSY/USSchool of Information Studies

Enrolment restrictions

Only available to students enrolled in the Master of Education (Teacher Librarianship) course.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding of the wider library/information community of which school libraries are a part;
  • have developed an understanding of common professional goals and practices;
  • be able to evaluate the role and functionality of a library or information agency;
  • be able to apply theory to practice in a reflective manner;
  • be able to engage in dialogue with fellow information professionals;
  • have a greater understanding of professional learning and reflective practice; and
  • have extended expertise in developing a reflective portfolio.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Ten day placement undertaking professional level duties in an approved public or special library, or information agency
  • Four day study visit, or equivalent, designed to demonstrate the diversity of professional practice through visits to a range of libraries and information agencies
  • Commitment to life-long learning and the establishment of personal learning networks
  • Development of strategies for ongoing professional learning
  • Preparation of a reflective portfolio.

Work Place Learning

This subject contains a Compulsory Workplace Learning component of 10 days duration.  
  • Ten (10) day placement
  • Four (4) day study visit


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.