Bachelor of Information Studies (with specialisations) Articulated Set

includes:

Bachelor of Information Studies (with specialisations)
Associate Degree in Information Studies [Exit Point Only]

Awards

The course includes the following awards:

Associate Degree in Information Studies AssocDegInfoStud

Bachelor of Information Studies BInfoStud

Bachelor of Information Studies (Children's Librarianship) BInfoStud(ChildLib)

Bachelor of Information Studies (Information and Knowledge Management) BInfoStud(Info&KM)

Bachelor of Information Studies (Librarianship) BInfoStud(Lib)

Bachelor of Information Studies (Records and Archives Management) BInfoStud(Rec&ArchMgt)

Availability

Bachelor of Information Studies (3413LS)

On Campus - SPACE University of Hong Kong
Online - Wagga Wagga

Availability is subject to change, please verify prior to enrolment.

Normal Course Duration

Bachelor of Information Studies (with specialisations)

Full-time: 3.0 years (or part-time equivalent)

Associate Degree in Information Studies [Exit Point Only]

Full-time: 2.0 years (or part-time equivalent)

Course duration is the effective time taken to complete a course when studied full-time (full-time equivalent duration). Students are advised to consult the Enrolment Pattern to determine length of study. Not all courses are offered in full-time mode.

Admission Criteria

CSU Admission Policy

Bachelor of Information Studies (with specialisations)

Applicants for the Bachelor of Information Studies must meet the following requirements:

An ATAR of 60 (including adjustment factors)
OR
Successful completion of two university level subjects (AQF level Associate Degree or higher) demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies.
OR
A completed AQF Certificate III or higher level qualification
OR
50% completion of an AQF Diploma level qualification
OR
Successful completion of a Tertiary Preparation Course from an Australian University or an accredited provider demonstrating a reasonable prospect of success through the Grade Point Average (GPA) gained in these studies
OR
Demonstrated work experience of a minimum of 2 years full-time equivalence in an information or cultural organisation such as an academic, public, school or corporate library, data or archival centre, government information agency, museum, gallery or other information or cultural organisation will be considered

AND

English Language Proficiency

Standard English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements apply.  Refer to http://futurestudents.csu.edu.au/apply/english-language  for the specific requirements. These apply to both domestic and international applicants. Offer may be conditional on meeting ELP requirements; if so, applicants will be required to provide evidence of meeting these requirements before the start of studies.

Credit

CSU Credit Policy

Bachelor of Information Studies (with specialisations)

Subjects have a value of 8 points unless otherwise stated.

DIPLOMA/ASSOCIATE OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (CODE: CUL50111 OR BSB52115)
Applicants who have a Diploma/Associate Diploma of Library and Information Studies (Code: CUL50111 or BSB52115) or equivalent, graduating from 2014 onwards from an Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) accredited Registered Training Organisation, may be eligible for a maximum credit of 64 points comprising:

Three (3) core subjects (24 points)
INF211 Information Sources and Services
INF218 Providing Access to Information
INF219 Web Publishing for Information Agencies

Five (5) elective subjects (40 points)
INF010 Information Studies Credits (40 points) (5 unspecified elective subjects)


DIPLOMA/ASSOCIATE DIPLOMA OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES (CODE: CUL50104 AND PREVIOUS)
Applicants who have a Diploma/Associate Diploma of Library and Information Studies (Code: CUL50104 and previous) or equivalent, graduating prior to 2014 from an ALIA accredited Registered Training Organisation, may be eligible for a maximum credit of 64 points comprising:

Three (3) core subjects (24 points)
INF200 Supervision and Management
INF211 Information Sources and Services
INF218 Providing Access to Information
INF219 Web Publishing for Information Agencies 

Four (4) elective subjects (32 points)
INF010 Information Studies Credits (32 points) (4 unspecified elective subjects)


ADVANCED DIPLOMA OF LIBRARY AND INFORMATION STUDIES
Applicants who have an Advanced Diploma of Library and Information Studies from an ALIA accredited Registered Training Organisation may be eligible for a maximum credit of 80 points comprising:

Four (4) core subjects (32 points)
INF200 Supervision and Management
INF211 Information Sources and Services
INF218 Providing Access to Information
INF219 Web Publishing for Information Agencies

Six (6) elective subjects (48 points)
INF451 Issues in Bibliographic Access
INF010 Information Studies Credits (40 points) (5 unspecified elective subjects)


EDITH COWAN UNIVERSITY - BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (LIBRARY TECHNOLOGY)
Applicants who have a Bachelor of Science (Library Technology) from Edith Cowan University may be eligible for a maximum credit of 128 points comprising:

Nine (9) core subjects (64 points)
INF109 BIS Residential School (0 points)
INF111 Introduction to the Info Profession (16 points)
INF200 Supervision and Management
INF208 Professional Placement (4 points)
INF209 Metadata and Resource Discovery
INF211 Information Sources and Services
INF220 Professional Study Visit (4 points)
INF218 Providing Access to Information
INF219 Web Publishing for Information Agencies

Eight (8) elective subjects (64 points)
INF451 Issues in Bibliographic Access
INF010 Seven Information Studies Credits (56 points)


EDITH COWAN UNIVERSITY - ASSOCIATE DEGREE (LIBRARY TECHNOLOGY)
Applicants who have an Associate Degree (Library Technology) from Edith Cowan University may be eligible for a maximum credit of 96 points comprising:

Five (5) core subjects (40 points)
INF109 BIS Residential School (0 points)
INF111 Introduction to the Info Profession (16 points)
INF211 Information Sources and Services
INF218 Providing Access to Information
INF219 Web Publishing for Information Agencies

Seven (7) elective subjects (56 points)
INF010 Information Studies Credits (56 points)


CANADA - LIBRARY TECHNICIANS DIPLOMA
Applicants who have a Library Technicians Diploma from any recognised Canadian programs may be eligible for a maximum credit of 96 points comprising:

Four (4) core subjects (32 points)
INF109 BIS Residential School (0 points)
INF200 Supervision and Management
INF218 Providing Access to Information
INF219 Web Publishing for Information Agencies

Nine (9) elective subjects (64 points)
INF203 Information Literacy
INF010 Information Studies Credits (56 points)


HKU SPACE - ADVANCED CERTIFICATE IN LIBRARY AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Applicants who have an Advanced Certificate in Library and Information Management from Hong Kong University SPACE may be eligible for a maximum credit of 36 points comprising:

Two (2) core subjects (12 points)
INF220 Professional Study Visit (4 points)
INF218 Providing Access to Information (8 points)

Three (3) elective subjects (24 points)
INF010 Information Studies Credits (24 points)


HKU SPACE - CERTIFICATE IN LIBRARY AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Applicants who have a Certificate in Library and Information Management from Hong Kong University SPACE may be eligible for a maximum credit of 20 points comprising:

One (1) core subject (4 points)
INF220 Professional Study Visit (4 points)

Two (2) elective subjects (16 points)
INF010 Information Studies Credits (16 points)


HKU SPACE - JOINT CERTIFICATE IN LIBRARIANSHIP
Applicants who have a Joint Certificate in Librarianship from Hong Kong University SPACE may be eligible for a maximum credit of 20 points comprising:

One (1) core subject (4 points)
INF220 Professional Study Visit (4 points)

Two (2) elective subjects (16 points)
INF010 Information Studies Credits (16 points)


HKU SPACE - DIPLOMA IN TEACHER LIBRARIANSHIP OR DIPLOMA OF TEACHER LIBRARIANSHIP
Applicants who have a Diploma in Teacher Librarianship or Diploma of Teacher Librarianship from Hong Kong University SPACE may be eligible for a maximum credit of 32 points comprising:

Two (2) core subjects (16 points)
INF211 Information Sources & Services
INF218 Providing Access to Information

Two (2) elective subjects (16 points)
INF203 Information Literacy
INF010 Information Studies Credit (8 points)


HKU SPACE - HIGHER DIPLOMA IN LIBRARY AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Applicants who have a Higher Diploma in Library and Information Management from Hong Kong University SPACE may be eligible for a maximum credit of 104 points comprising:

Six (6) core subjects (40 points)
INF200 Supervision & Management
INF208 Professional Placement (4 points)
INF211 Information Sources & Services
INF220 Profession Study Visit (4 points)
INF218 Providing Access to Information
INF219 Web Publishing for Information Agencies

Eight (8) elective subjects (64 points)
INF451 Issues in Bibliographic Access
INF010 Information Studies Credit (56 points)


CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG - DIPLOMA PROGRAMME FOR LIBRARY ASSISTANTS
Applicants who have a Diploma Programme for Library Assistants from Chinese University of Hong Kong may be eligible for a maximum credit of 24 points comprising:

Three (3) elective subjects (24 points)
INF010 Information Studies Credits (24 points)


CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG - ADVANCED DIPLOMA PROGRAMME IN LIBRARY STUDIES
Applicants who have an Advanced Diploma Programme in Library Studies from Chinese University of Hong Kong may be eligible for a maximum credit of 48 points comprising:

Two (2) core subject (16 points)
INF211 Information Sources and Services
INF218 Providing Access to Information

Four (4) elective subjects (32 points)
INF333 HRM in Libraries and Information Agencies
INF010 Information Studies Credits (24 points)


CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG - HIGHER DIPLOMA PROGRAMME IN LIBRARY STUDIES
Applicants who have a Higher Diploma Programme in Library Studies from Chinese University of Hong Kong may be eligible for a maximum credit of 104 points comprising:

Six (6) core subjects (40 points)
INF200 Supervision & Management
INF208 Professional Placement (4 points)
INF211 Information Sources & Services
INF220 Profession Study Visit (4 points)
INF218 Providing Access to Information
INF219 Web Publishing for Information Agencies

Eight (8) elective subjects (64 points)
INF451 Issues in Bibliographic Access
INF010 Information Studies Credit (56 points)


HONG KONG BAPTIST UNIVERSITY - DIPLOMA IN LIBRARY STUDIES
Applicants who have a Diploma in Library Studies from Hong Kong Baptist University may be eligible for a maximum credit of 44 points comprising:

Four (4) core subjects (28 points)
INF200 Supervision  & Management
INF211 Information Sources & Services
INF220 Professional Study Visit (4 points)
INF218 Providing Access to Information
 
Two (2 ) elective subjects (16 points)
INF010 Information Studies Credit (16 points)

Associate Degree in Information Studies [Exit Point Only]

N/A

Articulation

The Bachelor and Associate Degree [Exit Point Only] make up an articulated set of courses and credit is given in each higher level course for the subjects completed in the lower.

Graduation Requirement

Bachelor of Information Studies (with specialisations)

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 192 points.

Associate Degree in Information Studies [Exit Point Only]

To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 128 points.

Course Structure

The Bachelor of Information Studies consists of thirteen (13) core subjects (96 points) plus twelve (12) restricted elective subjects (96 points) comprising any twelve (12) subjects chosen from those listed in the specialisations. Students commence the course with a compulsory three-day residential school.

Subjects have a value of 8 points unless otherwise stated.

Core Subjects
The thirteen core subjects consist of one 16-point subject, nine 8-point subjects, two 4-point subjects and one 0-point subject. This is the equivalent of twelve (12) 8-point subjects.

INF109 Bachelor of Information Studies Residential School (0 points)
INF111 Introduction to the Information Professions (16 points)
INF200 Supervision and Management
INF208 Professional Placement (4 points)
INF209 Metadata for Resource Discovery
INF210 Collections
INF211 Information Sources and Services
INF218 Providing Access to Information
INF219 Web Publishing for Information Agencies
INF220 Professional Study Visit (4 points)
INF303 The Information Society
INF305 Professional Learning and Networking
INF321 Introduction to Research

Specialisations
Students have the option to complete a specialisation in one of the following areas and graduate with a Bachelor of Information Studies (specialisation), or complete elective subjects chosen from any of the specialisations in order to graduate with a general information studies degree.

BACHELOR OF INFORMATION STUDIES (CHILDREN'S LIBRARIANSHIP) specialisation

To graduate with the Bachelor of Information Studies (Children's Librarianship), students must complete a total of 192 points comprising: thirteen (13) core subjects (96 points), eight (8) specialisation subjects (64 points) comprising the first three (3) subjects listed below plus five (5) other subjects chosen from the following list, plus four (4) restricted electives (32 points) chosen from any of the specialisation subjects in the course:

INF205 Literature and Other Resources for Children and Young Adults
INF329 Leadership in Library Services to Children and Young Adults
INF330 Library Services for Children and Young Adults

Plus at least 5 subjects (40 points) from the following list:
INF203 Information Literacy
INF206 Social Networking for Information Professionals
INF310 Marketing of Libraries and Information Agencies
INF327 Project and Event Management
INF332 Community Outreach
INF452 Information Services Around the World
INF464 Designing and Delivering Programs for User Engagement
ART317 Art and Books

BACHELOR OF INFORMATION STUDIES (LIBRARIANSHIP) specialisation
To graduate with the Bachelor of Information Studies (Librarianship), students must complete a total of 192 points comprising: thirteen (13) core subjects (96 points),eight (8) specialisation subjects (64 points) chosen from the following list, plus four (4) restricted electives (32 points) chosen from any other specialisation subjects in the course:

INF203 Information Literacy
INF205 Literature and Other Resources for Children and Young Adults
INF206 Social Networking for Information Professionals
INF310 Marketing of Libraries and Information Agencies
INF318 Community Histories
INF327 Project and Event Management
INF330 Library Services for Children and Young Adults
INF332 Community Outreach
INF333 Human Resource Management in Information Agencies
INF431 Preservation of Audiovisual Materials
INF441 Knowledge Management in Practice
INF443 Digital curation and preservation
INF449 Research Data Management
INF451 Issues in Bibliographic Access
INF452 Information Services Around the World
INF464 Designing and Delivering Programs for User Engagement
INF465 Working with Cultural and Special Collections
ART317 Art and Books

BACHELOR OF INFORMATION STUDIES (INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT) specialisation
To graduate with the Bachelor of Information Studies (Information and Knowledge Management), students must complete a total of 192 points comprising: thirteen (13) core subjects (96 points), eight (8) specialisation subjects (64 points) comprising the first three (3) subjects listed below plus five (5) other subjects chosen from the following list, plus four (4) restricted electives (32 points) chosen from any of the specialisation subjects in the course:

INF335 Records, Archives and Society
INF441 Knowledge Management in Practice
INF456 Information Architecture for the Web

Plus at least 5 subjects (40 points) from the following list:
INF206 Social Networking for Information Professionals
INF327 Project and Event Management
INF338 Records Archives and Practice
INF443 Digital curation and preservation
INF449 Research Data Management
INF459 Developing and Creating Usable Websites

BACHELOR OF INFORMATION STUDIES (RECORDS AND ARCHIVES MANAGEMENT) specialisation
To graduate with the Bachelor of Information Studies (Records and Archives Management), students must complete a total of 192 points comprising: thirteen (13) core subjects (96 points), eight (8) specialisation subjects (64 points) comprising the first three (3) subjects listed below plus five (5) other subjects chosen from the following list, plus four (4) restricted electives (32 points) chosen from any of the specialisation subjects in the course:

INF317 Organisational and Personal Records
INF335 Records, Archives and Society
INF338 Records and Archives Practice

Plus at least 5 subjects (40 points) from the following list:
INF310 Marketing of Libraries and Information Agencies
INF318 Community Histories
INF327 Project and Event Management
INF333 Human Resource Management in Information Agencies
INF430 Audiovisual Archiving
INF431 Preservation of Audiovisual Materials
INF432 Audiovisual Archiving 2
INF443 Digital curation and preservation
INF449 Research Data Management
INF464 Designing and Delivering Programs for User Engagement
INF465 Working with Cultural and Special Collections


Associate Degree in Information Studies (exit point only)
To graduate with the Associate Degree in Information Studies a student must complete a total of 128 points comprising: sixteen (16) 8-point subjects (128 points), eight (8) of which must be drawn from the Bachelor of Information Studies core subjects (64 points) and eight (8) of which can be taken from either the core subjects or the specialisations 8-point subjects (64 points).

KEY SUBJECTS

Key subjects contain critical information that students must master in order to progress in their course. Passing a key subject is one of the indicators of satisfactory academic progress in a course. Students must pass the key subjects in their course at no more than two attempts.

From 202030 the key subjects for the Bachelor of Information Studies (specialisation) are as follows:

INF111 Introduction to the Information Professions
INF209 Metadata for Resource Discovery
INF210 Collections

Enrolment Pattern

The following enrolment patterns are provided as a guide for a part-time distance education study sequence. Subjects have a value of 8 points unless otherwise stated. Students have the flexibility to vary their study load and enrolment pattern according to their individual needs and subject availability but are expected to start with INF109 Bachelor of Information Studies residential school and INF111 Introduction to the information professions unless otherwise advised.

SESSION 1 commencement 

Year 1  Session 1
INF109 Bachelor of Information Studies Residential School (0 points)
INF111 Introduction to the Information Professions (16 points)
Year 1 - Session 2
INF218 Providing Access to Information
INF219 Web Publishing for Information Agencies


Year 2  Session 1
INF210 Collections
INF211 Information Sources and Services
Year 2 - Session 2
INF200 Supervision and Management
INF209 Metadata for Resource Discovery


Year 3  Session 1
INF220 Professional Study Visit (4 points)
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject
Year 3 - Session 2
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject


Year 4  Session 1
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject
Year 4 - Session 2
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject


Year 5  Session 1
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject
Year 5 - Session 2
INF321 Introduction to Research
[ ] Specialisation or Restricted elective subject


Year 6  Session 1
INF303 The Information Society
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject
INF208 Professional Placement (4 points) (commence)
Year 6 - Session 2
INF305 Professional Learning and Networking
INF208 Professional Placement (4 points) (complete)

SESSION 2 commencement -

Year 1  Session 2
INF109 Bachelor of Information Studies Residential School (0 points)
INF111 Introduction to the Information Professions (16 points)


Year 2  Session 1
INF210 Collections
INF211 Information Sources and Services
Year 2 - Session 2
INF218 Providing Access to Information
INF219 Web Publishing for Information Agencies


Year 3  Session 1
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject
Year 3 - Session 2
INF200 Supervision and Management
INF209 Metadata for Resource Discovery
INF220 Professional Study Visit (4 points)


Year 4  Session 1
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject
Year 4 - Session 2
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject


Year 5  Session 1
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject
Year 5 - Session 2
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject


Year 6  Session 1
INF321 Introduction to Research
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject
Year 6 - Session 2
INF208 Professional Placement (4 points) (commence)
INF303 The Information Society
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject


Year 7  Session 1
INF208 Professional Placement (4 points) (complete)
INF305 Professional Learning and Networking


SESSION 3 commencement -

Year 1  Session 3
INF109 BIS Residential School (0 points)
INF111 Introduction to the Information Professions (16 points)


Year 2  Session 1
INF210 Collections
INF211 information Sources and Services
Year 2 - Session 2
INF218 Providing Access to Information
INF219 Web Publishing for Information Agencies
Year 2 - Session 3
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject


Year 3  Session 1
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject
Year 3 - Session 2
INF200 Supervision and Management
INF209 Metadata for Resource Discovery
Year 3 - Session 3
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject


Year 4  Session 1
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject
Year 4 - Session 2
INF220 Professional Study Visit (4 points)
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject
Year 4 - Session 3
INF321 Introduction to Research
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject


Year 5  Session 1
INF208 Professional Experience (4 points) (commence)
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject
Year 5 - Session 2
INF208 Professional Experience (4 points) (complete)
INF303 The Information Society
Year 5 - Session 3
INF305 Professional Learning and Networking
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject


Workplace Learning

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Workplace Learning component. Further details for Workplace Learning requirements are located via the subject page

INF208 Professional Placement

Residential School

Please note that the following subjects may contain a Residential School component. Further details of Residential School requirements are located via the subject page

INF109 Bachelor of Information Studies Residential School

Enrolled students can find further information about CSU Residential Schools via at About Residential School

Professional Accreditation

Graduates of this course may be admitted to Associate (professional) Membership of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) without further examination. Similarly to professional membership of Records and Information Management Professional Australasia. Graduates of the Records and Archives Management specialisation may also be admitted to professional membership of the Australian Society of Archivists.

Contact

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

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