INF200 Supervision and Management (8)

Students are introduced to the information agency management environment. Basic management theories and supervision competencies and skills are addressed as a foundation for their application in information agency-related activities. Emphasis is on effective human relations at the supervisory level.


Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: INF200. 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 briefly describe and discuss management theories, and the importance of managing change;
  • be able to outline types of decision making, explain the stages in the process and the problems to be considered;
  • be able to develop and evaluate alternative solutions when problem solving and indicate creative and flexible approaches to solving problems;
  • be able to describe the role of the supervisor, discuss the types of skills needed and explain the supervisor's areas of responsibility;
  • be able to explain the types of communication, outline the barriers to communication and explore ways of overcoming them;
  • be able to demonstrate that they understand how supervisors motivate and communicate with staff;
  • be able to show that they understand the value of team work in the context of information agencies; and
  • have attained skills in the building of teams and developing teamwork.


This subject will cover the following topics:

- What is management? - Change Management - Planning and goal achievement - Decision making and problem solving - Communication - Motivation and Morale - Team Development and Maintenance

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of INF200 in Session 2 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Case study

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.