INF466 Professional Study Visit (PG) (4)

This subject will expose students to a range of information agencies to develop a deeper understanding of both the career opportunities available within the profession, and how various information agencies function to service a particular clientele.


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

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: INF466. 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

Only available to students enrolled in Master of Information Studies.

This subject is not available to students who have completed INF466, INF407, INF214, INF118, INF108 or INF110.

Subject Relationships

INF407 This subject shares similar content
INF214 This subject shares similar content
INF110 This subject shares similar content
INF220 Paired Subject
INF108 This subject shares similar content
INF118 This subject shares similar content

Incompatible Subjects

INF108, INF110, INF118, INF214, INF220, INF407

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to describe and critically evaluate the operation of a range of information agencies and how these interact with their users;
  • be able to describe the range and variety of information agencies and the services they offer, with consideration of frameworks, standards and professional practice; and
  • be able to critically reflect upon how theoretical and technical knowledge is applied in the workplace.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Overview of a variety of libraries and information organisations
  • Provide a link between practice and classroom learning

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of INF466 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 %
Pre study visit quiz
Study visit essay

Workplace Learning

This subject contains a 4 days Compulsory Workplace Learning component.

Students visit a range of information agencies (i.e. libraries, archives, records management organisations) where the staff share with students the services, collections and facilities offered by that particular organisation. 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.