INF305 Professional Learning and Networking (8)

In this subject students explore professional identity and the importance of continuing professional development as an essential component of professional practice. They reflect and write about 30 hours of learning activities they have attended which are relevant to their development as an information professional. The self-selected learning activities focus on those which increase their knowledge, develop library and information skills and attributes, broaden the range of vocational competencies in their chosen area and help develop their professional networks. Students critique digital portfolios of current information professionals and create their own.


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: INF305. 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

Enrolment Restrictions

Not available to students who have completed INF308 or who are enrolled in the courses of Bachelor of Arts (Library and Information Science) or the Bachelor of Applied Science (Library & Information Management).

Subject Relationships

INF308 Incompatible subject

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to analyse their professional development needs and participate in 30 hours of relevant learning activities of value to their development as information professionals;
  • be able to demonstrate understanding of the value of continuing professional development as integral to reflective, professional practice and lifelong learning; be able to reflect critically analyse and articulate their learning from participation in those professional development activities;
  • be able to critique digital portfolios of current information professionals and demonstrate digital citizenship in their online learning and professional communities through creating their own portfolio; and
  • be able to understand the value of reflection to critically appraise and continue to develop professional capabilities through the use of career planning tools and professional networks.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The nature of professional learning
  • The purpose of a professional portfolio
  • Guidelines for evaluating professional activities
  • Presentation of a portfolio
  • Evaluation of a portfolio

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of INF305 in Session 3 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 %
Professional portfolio critique
Professional development activities portfolio
Networking & career development activities

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.