INF214 Professional Study Visit (4)


Students are exposed to a range of information agencies in order to gain a deeper understanding of the career opportunities available within the profession, and to understand how various information agencies function to service a particular clientele. Students will utilise their e-portfolio to record their learning, knowledge and skill development.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
DistanceSPACE, University of Hong Kong
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
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: INF214
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

Not available to students who have completed INF118, INF108 or INF110
Incompatible subject(s)
INF108 INF110 INF118

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to describe the operation of a range of information agencies and how these interact with their users;
  • be able to discuss the range and variety of information agencies and the services they offer;
  • be able to demonstrate their understanding of the concept of a portfolio for learning, career planning and development; and
  • be able to use their e-portfolio to record key learning outcomes and reflections from their participation in study visits, and from their own prior and current knowledge and experience.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Overview of a variety of libraries and information organisations
  • The role of portfolios in learning, career planning and development
  • E-portfolios

Work Place Learning

This subject contains a Compulsory Workplace Learning component of 4 days duration. Students visit a range of information environments (e.g. libraries, archives, records management organisations) in which the staff share with students the services, collections and facilities offered by that particular organisation.
Students reflect on their experience and discuss this in a formal report.


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.