INF200 Supervision and Management (8)


Students are introduced to the information agency management environment. Basic management theories and supervision competencies and skills are addressed as a foundation for their application in information agency-related activities. Emphasis is on effective human relations at the supervisory level.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
DistanceSPACE, University of Hong Kong
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Session 3
DistanceSPACE, University of Hong Kong
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: INF200
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:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Information Studies

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
- be able to briefly describe and discuss management theories, and the importance of managing change;
- be able to outline types of decision making, explain the stages in the process and the problems to be considered;
- be able to develop and evaluate alternative solutions when problem solving and indicate creative and flexible approaches to solving problems;
- be able to describe the role of the supervisor, discuss the types of skills needed and explain the supervisor's areas of responsibility;
- be able to explain the types of communication, outline the barriers to communication and explore ways of overcoming them;
- be able to demonstrate that they understand how supervisors motivate and communicate with staff;
- be able to show that they understand the value of team work in the context of information agencies; and
- have attained skills in the building of teams and developing teamwork.


The subject will cover the following topics:
- What is management? - Change Management - Planning and goal achievement - Decision making and problem solving - Communication - Motivation and Morale - Team Development and Maintenance


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.