INF464 Foundations in Training for the Information and Cultural Workplace (8)

Libraries and other cultural and memory institutions worldwide play a unique role in delivering lifelong learning to their communities. This subject introduces students to the theoretical, social and historical contexts in which the delivery of education and training for the information and cultural sectors are placed. The design, development and dissemination of training programs are examined across a range of information and cultural settings including, academic and public libraries, prisons, museums, galleries, community organisations and archives. Marketing, advocacy and building practical funding partnerships are also examined. Students are encouraged to become reflective practitioners, employing the research and professional literature to inform their understanding of training and education in the information and cultural sectors and as a lens for shaping practice.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2019.

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

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify and describe a number of key theoretical, professional, historical and social contexts in which education and training in the information and cultural sectors are situated;
  • be able to identify key stakeholders in the information and cultural sectors and critically evaluate their differing roles and needs;
  • be able to reflect critically and discuss relevant national and international agendas in the information and cultural sector;
  • be able to appraise the appropriateness in practice of a variety of delivery formats and instructional delivery types for both formal and informal learning situations;
  • be able to identify a learning need appropriate for particular community and apply this to practice; and
  • be able to recognise and apply strategies for marketing, advocacy and funding to support public programs.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Placing learning in information and cultural institutions in context
  • Standards, policy and practice
  • Information and cultural professionals as learning facilitators
  • Introduction to learning theories
  • Program planning
  • Identifying learning needs and the community served
  • Program delivery strategies and methods
  • Partnerships and collaboration
  • Advocacy, funding and marketing programs


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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.