INF408 Professional Placement (PG) (4)

This subject provides students with the opportunity to engage in a range of  professional tasks within an information agency for a period of three weeks. They will gain a deeper understanding of how that type of organisation services its particular clientele, and they will develop their own skills and knowledge within a practical and collegial setting.

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

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: INF408. 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

Only available to students enrolled in Master of Information Studies.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to provide a comprehensive overview of a particular information agency;
  • be able to apply relative theories to practical situations;
  • be able to discuss the role of the information agency for the community it serves;
  • be able to articulate their professional learning experiences from their participation in a professional site for a set period of time (three week placement); and
  • be able to reflect on their professional learning experiences from their practical involvement through discussions in Interact and completion of their placement report.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Participation in a specific information environment for a period of three weeks
  • Reflective practice in action

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 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 in their formal report.


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.