INF407 Professional Study Visit (PG) (4)


This subject will expose students to a range of information agencies so that they gain a deeper understanding of both the career opportunities available within the profession, and how various information agencies function to service a particular clientele.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
OnlineSPACE, University of Hong Kong
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
Session 2
OnlineSPACE, University of Hong Kong
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
Session 3
OnlineSPACE, University of Hong Kong
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: INF407
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 Master of Information Studies.

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; and
  • reflect upon how these operations fit with what has been learnt through formal coursework.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Overview of a variety of libraries and information organisations
  • Provides the link between practice and classroom learning.

Work Place Learning

This subject contains a Compulsory Workplace Learning component of 4 days duration. Students visit a range of information environments (ie libraries, archives, records management organisations) where 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 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 25 August 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.