INF408 Professional Placement (PG) (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: 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

This subject is not available to students who have completed INF208 or INF207.

Subject Relationships

INF208 Paired Subject
INF207 Shares similar content

Incompatible Subjects

INF207, INF208

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to contextualise and discuss an information agency and its role and function in the community it serves;
  • be able to analyse and apply relevant theories to practical situations;
  • be able to critically reflect on, and articulate, their professional learning experiences from their participation in a professional setting; and
  • be able to successfully complete a 10 day placement in a role that meets the professional standards required by accrediting bodies.


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

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 10 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

Students complete a ten 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.