INF208 Professional Placement (4)

This subject provides students with the opportunity to engage in a range of professional activities within an information agency for a period of 15 days. Students will gain a deeper understanding of information organisations and apply their own skills and knowledge within a practical and collegial setting. The placement is aligned with the foundation knowledge, skills and attributes of the professional accrediting bodies.


Session 1 (30)
SPACE, University of Hong Kong
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
SPACE, University of Hong Kong
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 3 (90)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: INF208. 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



Two sessions


School of Information Studies

Enrolment Restrictions

Not available to students who have completed subject INF207.
Available only to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Information Studies or the Bachelor of Applied Science (Library & Information Management).

Assumed Knowledge

INF111 or INF100 or INF101

Subject Relationships

INF207 Shares similar content
INF408 Paired Subject

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to provide an overview of an information agency and its role and function in the community it serves;
  • be able to identify and apply relevant theories to practical situations;
  • be able to reflect on their professional learning experiences gained from their participation in a professional setting; and
  • be able to demonstrate understanding of the professional standards required by accrediting bodies.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Professional work experience
  • Overview of the functions and operations of the library or other information agency where placed
  • Reflective reporting on one selected aspect of the library or other information agency's operations

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 15 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

Students are exposed to the normal day-to-day activities of the workplace during their 105 hour placement and usually undertake a pre-determined project that utilises the knowledge and skills acquired through their studies. They then reflect on their experience and discuss this in a formal report.


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Future students

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.