INF433 Information Literacy (8)

This subject will explore the concept and practice of information literacy, and the issues related to it across education, workplace and everyday contexts. Students will be encouraged to consider information literacy from a number of perspectives. They will reflect on how information literacy can be applied in relation to information practice within their specific information environments.

Subject Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.


Session 2 (60)
SPACE, University of Hong Kong
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: INF433. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Information Studies

Enrolment Restrictions

Not available to students who have completed INF203

Subject Relationships

INF203 Double coded subject

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify and describe a range of information literacy approaches and perspectives;
  • be able to analyse the issues that affect the practice of information literacy in a range of settings;
  • show that they understand and evaluate the empirical literature related to information literacy;
  • be able to articulate the importance of information literacy education across all sectors;
  • be able to develop an information literacy plan that is relevant to a specific setting studied; and
  • be able to reflect on their information literacy practice.


This subject will cover the following topics:

Introduction to information literacy Information literacy in context Information literacy in the workplace Information literacy in community contexts Information literacy pedagogy


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.