INF305 Engaging with the Information Professions (8)


Students are required to attend and report on a minimum of 30 hours of professional activities (such as conference sessions, seminars, workshops) of value to the development of information professionals. Students will reflect in writing on their learning through these activities, and also discuss reflections published (e.g. in blogs) by leading information professionals in their particular areas of interest.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
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: INF305
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 sessionSY/USSchool of Information Studies

Enrolment restrictions

Not available to students who have completed INF308 or who are enrolled in the courses of Bachelor of Arts (Library and Information Science) or the Bachelor of Applied Science (Library & Information Management).
Incompatible subject(s)Related subject(s)
INF308 INF308 Previous version of subject

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to reflect critically on learning associated with a range of professional activities undertaken at local, regional, state, national or international level;
  • be able to demonstrate understanding of the value of continuing professional development as a component of professional practice;
  • be able to demonstrate their ability to review, evaluate and analysis professional development activities and apply this to their lifelong learning practices;
  • be able to apply critical thinking and judgement to demonstrate understanding of key issues in their chosen areas of professional interest; and
  • be able to understand the value of reflection in planning professional and career development.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • The nature of professional learning
  • The purpose of a professional portfolio
  • Guidelines for evaluating professional activities
  • Presentation of a portfolio
  • Evaluation of a portfolio


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.