Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. contextualise professional expectations in information services
  2. describe practical application of professional structures and standards in information services
  3. demonstrate understanding of practical requirements for information professionals by successfully completing practicum placement
  4. design and prepare documentation that articulates professional knowledge, skills and experience.
  • Topics
    • A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Web links

Entry Requirements

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

CUR-LIS100-Librarianship Concepts and Practice , or CUR-LIM115-Recordkeeping Concepts and Practice , or CUR-LIS110


You are advised to take this subject after you have studied at least two other level 1 major subjects in a previous study period (eg. LIS100 and LIM115 (SP1) or LIS125 and LIM115 SP2)

Special requirements

  • OtherDetails -

    There is a two-week full-time practicum placement attached to this unit. The placements are organised by Curtin University in accordance with guidelines. Information about the practicums is available from the Curtin Practicum Website:

This subject is an introduction to an information service environment through a two-week full-time practicum placement organised by the Department of Information Studies. Degreework includes consideration and discussion of practice in records, archives and library services.

Please Note:  If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

  • Assignment 1 - Reflection (50%)
  • Assignment 2 - Practical - Pass/Fail (0%)
  • Assignment 3 - Exercise (50%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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