INF208 Professional Placement (4)

This subject provides students with the opportunity to engage in a range of professional activities within an approved information agency for a period of 10 days under the supervision of a qualified information professional. 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 student's professional goals and 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)
SPACE, University of Hong Kong
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

This subject is not available to students who have completed subjects INF207 or INF408.

This subject is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Information Studies (with specialisations) Articulated Set or the Bachelor of Applied Science (Library & Information Management).

Assumed Knowledge

INF111 or INF100 or INF101

Subject Relationships

INF408 Paired Subject
INF207 Shares similar content

Incompatible Subjects

INF207, INF408

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, and articulate, their professional learning experiences gained from participation in a professional setting; and
  • be able to demonstrate understanding of the professional standards required by accrediting bodies by successfully completing a 10 day placement.


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 10 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

Students complete a ten (10) day placement with an approved host information organisation (i.e. libraries, archives, records management organisations etc.). The student is supervised by a qualified information professional while they are participating in a range of appropriate tasks in a real workplace context. The students reflect on their experience in a written assessment task.

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.