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Study mode

Online
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Campus locations

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Duration

6 years part-time
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Admission information

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CSU has a variety of pathways and admissions requirements for study. Details of the types of 'bonus points' and other ATAR-related adjustments commonly available to applicants are set out in the CSU institutional admissions information and CSU's general admissions policy.

You can also view details about the applicants who commenced this course last year in the ATAR profile and See the student profile.

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Session availability

Session 1; Session 2 201830; 201860
Session 3; Session 1; Session 2; Session 3 201790; 201830; 201860; 201890

Please note: all sessions may not be available at all locations or through all study modes. Please check the Fees and course offerings section for more information.

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International students

Study mode

Online; On campus

Campus locations

SPACE University of Hong Kong
  • This course is not available to international students.

Course highlights

More than half of Australia's information and library studies students study at CSU. Our teaching staff are world-renowned experts and have strong links with the professions nationally and internationally.

Tailor your degree

This course offers a general information studies qualification or you can choose from specialisations that include librarianship, information and knowledge management or records and archive management. Our industry-accredited degree offers you an in-depth understanding of information and library studies or information management in a contemporary context.

Professional study visits

Explore firsthand some of Australia's leading knowledge, collecting and information institutions through an industry focused professional study visit. Study visits are held in a variety of national and international locations throughout the year and offer you unique insight into some of our leading information organisations.

Learn from industry leaders

At CSU's School of Information Studies, you will study with one of the world's leading providers of education for the information industries. Our experience means we are uniquely placed to design and deliver highly effective and engaging online education.

Flexible study

Study anywhere, anytime through flexible online study. Access study resources, tools and support services – all at your fingertips. Connect to our network of support and interact with other students in our student-friendly online learning environment.

ALIA logoThe Bachelor of Information Studies is accredited by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA).


RIMPA logoIt also has reciprocal recognition internationally by the American Library Association (ALA), and Records and Information Management Professional Australasia (RIMPA). Graduates of the Records and Archives Management specialisation may also be admitted to professional membership of the Australian Society of Archivists (ASA).

Graduates of this course may be admitted to Associate (professional) Membership of the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA) without further examination. Similarly to professional membership of Records and Information Management Professional Australasia. Graduates of the Records and Archives Management specialisation may also be admitted to professional membership of the Australian Society of Archivists.

Please note that the following subjects have a Workplace Learning component:

INF208 Professional Placement
INF214 Professional Study Visit

Working with Children Check

All teacher education students in Australia must comply with the working with children legislation requirements of the state / country of where their placement is occurring. Students will be required to provide evidence to the Faculty of Arts and Education’s Professional Experience Unit of a Working with Children Check (WWCC) clearance letter prior to undertaking any placement in a school or early childhood service. The checks are intended to identify people who have convictions for such things as violence or sexual offences and who may put clients'/children’s personal safety or health at risk. Traffic violations and other minor offences are not of interest.

Prospective students should be aware that not passing a Working with Children Check will make it difficult for them to complete a teacher education course satisfactorily because of the unavailability of suitable school or preschool professional experience placements.

The Working with Children Check expires every five years. You will be required to ensure it remains current and valid to the end of the final placement in the course. Please note that a WWCC can take an extended period of time, so it is recommended that you commence the process early to prevent timing problems. The Australian Institute of Family Studies provides useful information and links relevant to the Australian states and territories. Information on the current Working with Children Check must be uploaded to the student’s information site on InPlace.

Residential schools are a great way to practise what you are learning in a hands-on environment, and to meet your lecturers and classmates.

Some online courses include a residential school, where you will attend a CSU campus during certain sessions throughout your course.

The following subjects may have a residential school component:

INF109 Bachelor of Information Studies Residential School

From the early stages of your degree, you can apply for a range of international programs through CSU Global. You could take a session or two on exchange at one of CSU’s partner institutions across the world, go on a study tour during the holidays, or complete some of your practical placements in an unique location.

Are you after a unique CSU study experience? By participating in a CSU Global international study program you can gain a new perspective on where your degree can take you, and even complete your degree that little bit faster. CSU Global has many options available to fit with your course, interests and study needs.

Infographic - CSU has been educating and researching in Information and Library Studies for more than 40 years

Career opportunities

CSU's information studies course offers an extensive range of career opportunities in the library, information and cultural sectors.

Information sector

You'll have diverse career options in public and academic libraries, research, government and corporate information centres, the cultural sector and archives and record.

Specialist roles

Depending on your specialisation, you may also qualify to work as an information professional in records management, archives, information brokerage, knowledge management, information architecture or community information services. 

CSU grads get jobs

Our graduates are in demand for roles such as information manager, instruction and outreach librarian, knowledge manager, archivist, outreach services librarian, community information coordinator and librarian.

CSU's information studies course offers an extensive range of career opportunities in the library, information and cultural sectors.

Information sector

You'll have diverse career options in public and academic libraries, research, government and corporate information centres, the cultural sector and archives and record.

Specialist roles

Depending on your specialisation, you may also qualify to work as an information professional in records management, archives, information brokerage, knowledge management, information architecture or community information services. 

CSU grads get jobs

Our graduates are in demand for roles such as information manager, instruction and outreach librarian, knowledge manager, archivist, outreach services librarian, community information coordinator and librarian.

Credit and pathways

Getting into uni isn’t just about your ATAR; we understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

We understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

If you’ve studied before, you may be able to fast-track your postgraduate degree with Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL). If you’ve completed relevant tertiary study, you could be awarded credit for your postgraduate degree. Get in touch to see if you’re eligible for credit based on your previous qualifications or industry experience.

Australian RTOs - Diploma/Associate of Library and Information Studies (Code: CUL50111 or BSB52115)
Applicants who have a Diploma/Associate of Library and Information Studies (Code: CUL50111 or BSB52115) and equivalents graduating from 2014 onwards from an ALIA accredited Registered Training Organisation may be eligible for a maximum credit of 64 points comprising:

Three (3) Core Subject (24 pts)
    INF211 Information Sources and Services
    INF218 Providing Access to Information
    INF219 Web Publishing for Information Agencies

Five (5) Elective Subjects (40 pts)
    INF212 Online Reference Services
    INF332 Community Outreach
    INF010 Three Information Studies Credits (24 pts)

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Australian RTOs - Diploma/Associate Diploma of Library and Information Studies (Code: CUL50104 and previous)
Applicants who have a Diploma/Associate Diploma of Library and Information Studies (Code: CUL50104 and previous) and equivalents graduating prior to 2014 from an ALIA accredited Registered Training Organisation may be eligible for a maximum credit of 64 points comprising:

Four (4) Core Subjects (32 pts)
    INF200 Supervision and Management
    INF211 Information Sources and Service
    INF218 Providing Access to Information
    INF219 Web Publishing for Information Agencies

Four (4) Elective Subjects (32 pts)
    INF212 Online Reference Services
    INF010 Three Information Studies Credits (24 pts)

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Australian RTOs - Advanced Diploma of Library and Information Studies

Applicants who have an Advanced Diploma of Library and Information Studies from an ALIA accredited Registered Training Organisation may be eligible for a maximum credit of 80 points comprising:

Four (4) Core Subjects (32 pts)
    INF200 Supervision and Management
    INF211 Information Sources and Services
    INF218 Providing Access to Information
    INF219 Web Publishing for Information Agencies

Six (6) Elective Subjects (48 pts)
    INF212 Online Reference Services
    INF451 Issues in Bibliographic Access
    INF010 Four Information Studies Credits (32 pts)

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Edith Cowan University - Bachelor of Science (Library Technology)
Applicants who have a Bachelor of Science (Library Technology) from Edith Cowan University may be eligible for a maximum credit of 128 points comprising:

Nine (9) Core subjects (64 pts)
    INF109 BIS Residential School (0 pts)
    INF111 Introduction to the Info Profession (16 pts)
    INF200 Supervision and Management
    INF208 Professional Placement (4 pts)
    INF209 Metadata and Resource Discovery
    INF211 Information Sources and Services
    INF214 Professional Study Visit (4 pts)
    INF218 Providing Access to Information
    INF219 Web Publishing for Information Agencies

Eight (8) Elective Subjects (64 pts)
    INF451 Issues in Bibliographic Access
    INF010 Seven  Information Studies Credits (56 pts)

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Edith Cowan University - Associate Degree (Library Technology)
Applicants who have an Associate Degree (Library Technology) from Edith Cowan University may be eligible for a maximum credit of 96 points comprising:

Five (5) Core subjects (40 pts)
    INF109 BIS Residential School (0 pts)
    INF111 Introduction to the Info Profession (16 pts)
    INF211 Information Sources and Services
    INF218 Providing Access to Information
    INF219 Web Publishing for Information Agencies

Seven (7) Elective Subjects (56 pts)
    INF010 Seven Information Studies Credits (56 pts)

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Canada - Library Technicians Diploma
Applicants who have a Library Technicians Diploma from any recognised Canadian programs may be eligible for a maximum credit of 96 points comprising:

Four (4) Core subjects (24 pts) 
    INF109 BIS Residential School (0 pts)
    INF200 Supervision and Management
    INF211 Information Sources and Services
    INF219 Web Publishing for Information Agencies

Nine (9) Elective Subjects (72 pts)
    INF203 Information Literacy
    INF212 Online Reference Services
    INF451 Issues in Bibliographic Access
    INF010 Six Information Studies Credits (48 pts)

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HKU SPACE - Advanced Certificate in Library and Information Management
Applicants who have an Advanced Certificate in Library and Information Management from Hong Kong University SPACE may be eligible for a maximum credit of 36 points comprising:

One (2) Core Subject (12 pts)
    INF214 Professional Study Visit
    INF218 Providing Access to Information

Three (3) Elective Subjects (24 pts)
    INF010 Three Information Studies Credits (24 pts)

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HKU SPACE - Certificate in Library and Information Management
Applicants who have a Certificate in Library and Information Management from Hong Kong University SPACE may be eligible for a maximum credit of 20 points comprising:

One (1) Core Subject (4 pts)
    INF214 Professional Study Visit (4pts)

Two (2) Elective Subjects (16 pts)
    INF010 Two Information Studies Credits (16 pts)

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HKU SPACE - Joint Certificate in Librarianship
Applicants who have a Joint Certificate in Librarianship from Hong Kong University SPACE may be eligible for a maximum credit of 20 points comprising:

One (1) Core Subject (4 pts)
    INF214 Professional Study Visit (4pts)

Two (2) Elective Subjects (16 pts)
    INF010 Two Information Studies Credits (16 pts)

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HKU SPACE - Diploma in Teacher Librarianship or Diploma of Teacher Librarianship
Applicants who have a Diploma in Teacher Librarianship or Diploma of Teacher Librarianship from Hong Kong University SPACE may be eligible for a maximum credit of 32 points comprising:

Two (2) Core Subject (16 pts)
    INF211 Information Sources & Services
    INF218 Providing Access to Information

Two (2) Elective Subjects (16 pts)
    INF203 Information Literacy
    INF010 One Information Studies Credit (8 pts)


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HKU SPACE - Higher Diploma in Library and Information Management
Applicants who have a Higher Diploma in Library and Information Management from Hong Kong University SPACE may be eligible for a maximum credit of 104 points comprising:

Six (6) Core subjects (40 pts)
    INF200 Supervision & Management
    INF208 Professional Placement (4pts)
    INF211 Information Sources & Services
    INF214 Profession Study Visit (4 pts)
    INF218 Providing Access to Information
    INF219 Web Publishing for Information Agencies

Eight (8) Elective Subjects (64 pts)
    INF451 Issues in Bibliographic Access
    INF010 Seven Information Studies Credit (56 pts)


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Chinese University of Hong Kong - Diploma Programme for Library Assistants
Applicants who have an Diploma Programme for Library Assistants from Chinese University of Hong Kong may be eligible for a maximum credit of 24 points comprising:

Three (3) Elective Subjects (24pts)
    INF010 Three Information Studies Credits (24 pts)

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Chinese University of Hong Kong - Advanced Diploma Programme in Library Studies
Applicants who have an Advanced Diploma Programme in Library Studies from Chinese University of Hong Kong may be eligible for a maximum credit of 48 points comprising:

Two (2) Core Subject (16 pts)
    INF211 Information Sources and Services
    INF218 Providing Access to Information

Four (4) Elective Subjects (32 pts)
    INF333 HRM in Libraries and Information Agencies
    INF010 Three Information Studies Credits (24 pts)

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Chinese University of Hong Kong - Higher Diploma Programme in Library Studies
Applicants who have a Higher Diploma Programme in Library Studies from Chinese University of Hong Kong may be eligible for a maximum credit of 104 points comprising:

Six (6) Core Subjects (40 pts)
    INF200 Supervision & Management
    INF208 Professional Placement (4pts)
    INF211 Information Sources & Services
    INF214 Profession Study Visit (4pts)
    INF218 Providing Access to Information
    INF219 Web Publishing for Information Agencies

Eight (8) Elective Subjects (64 pts)
    INF336 Principles of KM
    INF451 Issues in Bibliographic Access
    INF010 Six Information Studies Credit (48 pts)

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Hong Kong Baptist University - Diploma in Library Studies 
Applicants who have a Diploma in Library Studies from Hong Kong Baptist University may be eligible for a maximum credit of 44 points comprising:

Four (4) Core Subjects (28 pts)
    INF200 Supervision  & Management
    INF211 Information Sources & Services
    INF214 Professional Study Visit (4 pts)
    INF218 Providing Access to Information
   
Two (2) Elective Subjects (16 pts)
    INF010 Two Information Studies Credit (16 pts)

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Fees and course offerings

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Bachelor of Information Studies (with specialisations)

Course Fees

If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

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If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

Frequently Asked Questions on CSP open_in_new

1 year full-time ( points)

The Commonwealth Government has not yet released the fee ranges for the 2018 study area bands. Until this information is available, the 2018 indicative fees will remain as ‘To be approved’.
Please refer to the Study Assistopen_in_new website for the most up to date information.

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

More about Calculating Fees

It is important to note that the student contribution you pay will depend on the subjects you choose to study, as each subject has its own costs. The government assigns different price bands to a subject, depending on the discipline that subject belongs to.

Check out the subject fee calculator below to get a more accurate cost for your first year. The calculator will open in a new window, once open go to the Subjects section to review the subjects available for this course and enter them into the calculator.

The Australian Government indexes student contributions each year.

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Payment Options

  1. Pay all of your student contribution up front direct to the university
  2. Pay part of your student contribution to the university and defer the balance via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. Defer all of your student contribution via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Commonwealth Supported Places

Course Fees

A fee-paying student will pay a tuition fee for each subject in the course without the Australian government contributing any financial support to the university. But don’t be put off by the cost of study - eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-HELP open_in_new.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

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Course Fees

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment Options

You can:

  1. pay all of your tuition fees up front direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees to the university and defer the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. defer all of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Fee Paying places

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Course Fees

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Course Fees

CSU gives a discount on tuition fees to citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada and the United Kingdom.

Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

International recruitment agents

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CSU gives a discount on tuition fees to citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada and the United Kingdom.

Contact a Recruitment agent in your country who can answer your questions about CSU as well as help with the student visa application process.

International recruitment agents

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

More information about International Student Fees

Course Fees

This Course has limited Commonwealth supported places available.

Contact Us to see if you are eligible.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

Frequently Asked Questions on CSP open_in_new

1 year full-time ( points)

The Commonwealth Government has not yet released the fee ranges for the 2018 study area bands. Until this information is available, the 2018 indicative fees will remain as ‘To be approved’.
Please refer to the Study Assistopen_in_new website for the most up to date information.

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Access the fee calculator

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Course Fees

This Course has limited Commonwealth supported places available.

Contact Us to see if you are eligible.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, and meet the relevant citizenship and residency requirements, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place

Frequently Asked Questions on CSP open_in_new

1 year full-time ( points)

The Commonwealth Government has not yet released the fee ranges for the 2018 study area bands. Until this information is available, the 2018 indicative fees will remain as ‘To be approved’.
Please refer to the Study Assistopen_in_new website for the most up to date information.

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

More about Calculating Fees

It is important to note that the student contribution you pay will depend on the subjects you choose to study, as each subject has its own costs. The government assigns different price bands to a subject, depending on the discipline that subject belongs to.

Check out the subject fee calculator below to get a more accurate cost for your first year. The calculator will open in a new window, once open go to the Subjects section to review the subjects available for this course and enter them into the calculator.

The Australian Government indexes student contributions each year.

Access the fee calculator

Payment Options

  1. Pay all of your student contribution up front direct to the university
  2. Pay part of your student contribution to the university and defer the balance via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. Defer all of your student contribution via a HECS-HELP open_in_new loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Commonwealth Supported Places

Course Fees

A fee-paying student will pay a tuition fee for each subject in the course without the Australian government contributing any financial support to the university. But don’t be put off by the cost of study - eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-HELP open_in_new.

Most postgraduate students in Australia will pay the full cost of their tuition, however if you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

8 Points

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Course Fees

A fee-paying student will pay a tuition fee for each subject in the course without the Australian government contributing any financial support to the university. But don’t be put off by the cost of study - eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-HELP open_in_new.

Most postgraduate students in Australia will pay the full cost of their tuition, however if you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment options

You can:

  1. pay all of your tuition fees up front direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees to the university and defer the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. defer all of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Fee Paying places

Course Fees

This course is associated with the Australian Government supported Research Training Program (RTP). The RTP scheme is administered by individual universities on behalf of the Department of Education and Training.

If you are a successful applicant for Research degree candidature, and you are an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, you won't pay any tuition fees.

You also won't need to pay the University's Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Applications for RTP Scholarships need to be made directly to CSU.

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Information on research fees and fee support

For assistance contact the Research Office

Course Fees

Candidates who exceed their Research Training Program (RTP) entitlement are required to pay the appropriate domestic student tuition fee for their course. Eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-Help open_in_new.

If you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount on tuition fees.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

1 year part-time ( points)

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

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Course Fees

Candidates who exceed their Research Training Program (RTP) entitlement are required to pay the appropriate domestic student tuition fee for their course. Eligible students still have the option to defer their fees through FEE-Help open_in_new.

If you are a CSU Alumni Student, you will receive a 10% discount on tuition fees.

If there is a direct connection between your study and work you may be able to claim your tuition fees as a tax deduction. For further guidance please seek independent advice or visit the Australian Taxation Office open_in_new website.

1 year full-time ( points)

1 year part-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

Payment Options

You can:

  1. pay all of your tuition fees up front direct to the university
  2. pay part of your tuition fees to the university and defer the balance via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)
  3. defer all of your tuition fees via a FEE-HELP loan through the Australian Government (if eligible)

More information about Fee Paying places

For more information on Fee Paying HDR students

For assistance contact the Research Office

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1 year full-time ( points)

1 year part-time ( points)

8 Points

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More information about International Student Fees

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Course Fees

1 year full-time ( points)

1 year part-time ( points)

A standard full-time study load at CSU is 64 points over two sessions. The points above indicate the number of points for the first year of this course based on overall full time course duration.

Actual fees will vary according to:

  • your choice of subjects and their point value
  • whether the course (and mode) allows you to study full or part-time
  • whether you want to study full or part-time

8 Points

Note: the 8 point value is a subject indicative value only. Not all CSU subjects are 8 points – refer to the CSU handbook (links in the Subject section) for actual point value for the subjects required for your course.

More information about International Student Fees

For assistance contact the Research Office

This international off-shore on campus offering is managed through a CSU partner organisation. Course fees will not be displayed here and should be discussed with the partner organisation.

Please contact us to find out more.

Session availability

This course is offered in the following sessions for enrolment:

Bachelor of Information Studies (with specialisations) specific fee details

Standard CSU fee details

Any fees and offerings are correct at the date of publishing. Fees are relevant for the year selected only and are subject to change in future years.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident find out more about domestic fees. Eligible students can defer these fees through the HELP open_in_new government student loan system.

If you are an international student, find out more about international fees.

Additional course-related expenses you may need to consider:

  • Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF)
  • Textbooks (you may be able to purchase these second-hand)
  • Travel and accommodation expenses for any workplace learning, field trips or residential schools
  • Uniforms (e.g. shirts, polo tops, scrubs or overalls)
Gavin Glenn – Bachelor of Information Studies (with specialisations)

“My boss at the time recommended this university and this course and it’s been brilliant. This course and the online systems are really good. The subject coordinators are generally very supportive and helpful.”

Gavin Glenn – Bachelor of Information Studies (with specialisations)

Subjects

For each 8 point subject you are enrolled in, you should expect to spend 10 to 12 hours per week working on assignments and assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, and attending lectures, residential schools, or examinations.

If you are studying four subjects per session, this is equivalent to a full-time job. The workload for some subjects may vary as a result of approved course design.

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This course offers a general information studies qualification or you can choose one of the following specialisations:

Librarianship

Choose from a variety of elective subjects that will give you specialised skills to work in libraries in areas such as reference services, library management, information access and information delivery.

Information and Knowledge Management

Study beyond traditional information management areas as you work with real clients and live scenarios on relevant and practical assignments in business, government and other settings. Get set to develop a comprehensive understanding of people, processes, innovations and trends, and become an expert at combining this understanding with technology to create, share and use information and knowledge.

Records and Archive Management

Be introduced to the world of government, corporate, community and personal record keeping. You'll explore international and Australian theory and practice including standards, legislation and ethical issues relating to the management of digital and analogue records. Our emphasis is on building knowledge and skills, which you can apply in a range of organisational contexts and in a climate of rapid change.

The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

To graduate with the Bachelor of Information Studies, students must complete 13 core subjects (96 points) plus 12 restricted elective subjects (96 points) comprising any 12 subjects chosen from those listed in the specialisations.

Subjects have a value of 8 points unless otherwise stated.

Core Subjects
The 13 core subjects consist of  one 16-point subject, nine 8-point subjects, two 4-point subjects and one 0-point subject, as listed below:

INF109 Bachelor of Information Studies Residential School (0 points)
INF111 Introduction to the Information Professions (16 points)
INF200 Supervision and Management
INF208 Professional Placement (4 points)
INF209 Metadata for Resource Discovery
INF210 Collections
INF211 Information Sources and Services
INF214 Professional Study Visit (4 points)
INF218 Providing Access to Information
INF219 Web Publishing for Information Agencies
INF303 The Information Society
INF305 Engaging with the Information Professions
INF321 Introduction to Research

Specialisations
Students have the option to complete a specialisation in one of the following areas and graduate with a Bachelor of Information Studies (specialisation), or complete subjects chosen from any of the specialisations in order to graduate with a general information studies degree.

BACHELOR OF INFORMATION STUDIES (LIBRARIANSHIP) specialisation
To graduate with the Bachelor of Information Studies (Librarianship), students must complete 13 core subjects (96 points), 8 specialisation subjects (64 points) chosen from the following list, plus 4 restricted electives (32 points) chosen from any other specialisation subjects in the course:

INF203 Information Literacy
INF206 Social Networking for Information Professionals
INF212 Online Reference Services
INF310 Marketing of Libraries and Information Agencies
INF318 Community Histories
INF319 Preservation of Information Resources
INF327 Project Management in Information Agencies
INF332 Community Outreach
INF333 Human Resource Management in Information Agencies
INF336 Principles of Knowledge Management
INF431 Preservation of Audiovisual Materials
INF443 Digital Preservation
INF448 Value-Added Information Services
INF449 Research Data Management
INF451 Issues in Bibliographic Access
INF452 Information Services Around the World
INF457 Information Retrieval Systems and Practice
INF464 Foundations in Training for the Information and Cultural Workplace
ART317 Art and Books

BACHELOR OF INFORMATION STUDIES (INFORMATION AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT) specialisation
To graduate with the Bachelor of Information Studies (Information and Knowledge Management), students must complete 13 core  subjects (96 points), 8 specialisation subjects (64 points) comprising the first 2 subjects listed below plus 6 other subjects chosen from the following list, plus 4 restricted electives (32 points) chosen from any of the specialisation subjects in the course:

INF336 Principles of Knowledge Management
INF458 Knowledge Management Strategies and Processes

Plus at least 6 subjects (48 points) chosen from the following list:

INF206 Social Networking for Information Professionals
INF327 Project Management in Information Agencies
INF443 Digital Preservation
INF449 Research Data Management
INF456 Introduction to Information Architecture
INF457 Information Retrieval Systems and Practice
INF459 Web Usability
ITC211 Systems Analysis

BACHELOR OF INFORMATION STUDIES (RECORDS AND ARCHIVES MANAGEMENT) specialisation
To graduate with the Bachelor of Information Studies (Records and Archives Management), student must complete 13  core subjects (96 points), 8 specialisation subjects (64 points) comprising the first 3 subjects listed below plus 5 other subjects chosen from the following list, plus 4 restricted electives (32 points)  chosen from any of the specialisation subjects in the course:

INF335 Records, Archives and Society
INF338 Records and Archives Practice
INF317 Organisational and Personal Records

Plus at least 5 subjects (40 points) chosen from the following list:

INF310 Marketing of Libraries and Information Agencies
INF318 Community Histories
INF319 Preservation of Information Resources
INF327 Project Management in Information Agencies
INF333 Human Resource Management in Information Agencies
INF430 Audiovisual Archiving
INF431 Preservation of Audiovisual Materials
INF432 Audiovisual Archiving 2
INF443 Digital Preservation
INF449 Research Data Management

Associate Degree in Information Studies (exit point only)
To graduate with the Associate Degree  a student must complete 16 subjects (128 points), 8 of which must be drawn from the Bachelor of Information Studies core subjects (64 points)  and 8 of which can be taken from either the core subjects or the specialisations (64 points).

KEY SUBJECTS
Key subjects contain critical information that students must master in order to progress in their course.  Passing a key subject is one of the indicators of satisfactory academic progress in a course. Students must pass the key subjects in their course at no more than two attempts.
Key subjects for the Bachelor of Information Studies (specialisation) are as follows:

INF111 Introduction to the Information Professions
INF209 Metadata for Resource Discovery
INF210 Collections

The following enrolment patterns are provided as a guide for a part-time distance education study sequence.  Subjects have a value of 8 points uness otherwise stated.  Students have the flexibility to vary their study load and enrolment pattern according to their individual needs and subject availability.

SESSION 1 (February) commencement –

Year 1 – Session 1
INF109 Bachelor of Information Studies Residential School (0 points)
INF111 Introduction to the Information Professions (16 points)

Year 1 - Session 2
INF218 Providing Access to Information
INF219 Web Publishing for Information Agencies

Year 2 – Session 1
INF210 Collections
INF211 Information Sources and Services

Year 2 - Session 2
INF200 Supervision and Management
INF209 Metadata for Resource Discovery

Year 3 – Session 1
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject
INF214 Professional Study Visit (4 points) (commence)

Year 3 - Session 2
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject
INF214 Professional Study Visit (4 points) (complete)

Year 4 – Session 1
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject

Year 4 - Session 2
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject

Year 5 – Session 1
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject

Year 5 - Session 2
INF321 Introduction to Research
[ ] Specialisation or Restricted elective subject

Year 6 – Session 1
INF303 The Information Society
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject
INF208 Professional Placement (4 points) (commence)

Year 6 - Session 2
INF305 Engaging with the Information Professions
INF208 Professional Placement (4 points) (complete)
 

SESSION 2 (July) commencement -

Year 1 – Session 2
INF109 Bachelor of Information Studies Residential School (0 points)
INF111 Introduction to the Information Professions (16 points)

Year 2 – Session 1
INF210 Collections
INF211 Information Sources and Services

Year 2 - Session 2
INF218 Providing Access to Information
INF219 Web Publishing for Information Agencies

Year 3 – Session 1
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject
INF214 Professional Study Visit (4 points) (commence)

Year 3 - Session 2
INF200 Supervision and Management
INF209 Metadata for Resource Discovery
INF214 Professional Study Visit (4 points) (complete)

Year 4 – Session 1
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject

Year 4 - Session 2
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject

Year 5 – Session 1
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject

Year 5 - Session 2
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject

Year 6 – Session 1
INF321 Introduction to Research
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject

Year 6 - Session 2
INF303 The Information Society
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject
INF208 Professional Placement (4 points) (commence)

Year 7 – Session 1
INF305 Engaging with the Information Professions
INF208 Professional Placement (4 points) (complete)
 

SESSION 3 (November) commencement -

Year 1 – Session 3
INF109 BIS Residential School (0 points)
INF111 Introduction to the Information Professions (16 points)

Year 2 – Session 1
INF210 Collections
INF211 information Sources and Services

Year 2 - Session 2
INF218 Providing Access to Information
INF219 Web Publishing for Information Agencies

Year 2 - Session 3
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject

Year 3 – Session 1
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject

Year 3 - Session 2
INF200 Supervision and Management
INF209 Metadata for Resource Discovery

Year 3 - Session 3
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject

Year 4 – Session 1
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject
INF214 Professional Study Visit (4 points) (commence)

Year 4 - Session 2
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject
INF214 Professional Study Visit (4 points) (complete)

Year 4 - Session 3
INF321 Introduction to Research
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject

Year 5 – Session 1
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject
INF208 Professional Experience (4 points) (commence)

Year 5 - Session 2
INF303 The Information Society
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject
INF208 Professional Experience (4 points) (complete)

Year 5 - Session 3
[ ] Specialisation or restricted elective subject
INF305 Engaging in the Information Professions

Graduation requirements

As a CSU student, throughout your course you have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to your discipline. This ongoing development will enable you to effectively participate in your course and graduate prepared to enter the workforce.

Minimum Graduation Requirements

To graduate from the Bachelor degree, students must satisfactorily complete 192 points.

Additional Graduation Requirements

Support

Finishing high school this year? Taking a few years off to find out what you really want to do in life? Need to attend classes from anywhere in the world?

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When it comes to postgraduate study, we understand that having the right kind of support is key to your success. You’ll enjoy flexible learning that allows you to fit study into your life, at a time that suits you. Our team are only a phone call or email away and you can even use our online chat for any questions you may have. We can also help you connect with scholarships, grants, loans, and assistance that can make further study affordable. At CSU, we’re with you every step of the way.

As a HDR candidate, we recognise you’ll need specialised support to help you achieve your research goals. Our dedicated Research Office is your central point of contact for researchers and supervisors. CSU also has a number of Research Support Services designed to support researchers, supervisors and HDR candidates across their research endeavours and careers. Academic and personal support is available including Indigenous services, international support, counselling, disability services, equity and diversity, health information, spiritual support, mentoring, child care support, professional development and more.

Prospective Higher Degree by Research candidates may apply for a scholarship to cover their tuition fees, living costs and research costs. Please visit the CSU Higher Degree by Research Scholarships for more information. The main round of Australian Government funded Research Training Program scholarships is normally open for applications in September and October each year.

We have a wide range of scholarships available to help you with the costs of studying at CSU. There are scholarships based on academic performance or your personal circumstances. Other scholarships and grants cover specific costs like accommodation and textbooks, and some offer funds that you can use in any way to enhance your university experience. Find a scholarship to suit your needs and apply now.

Indigenous students can access the Indigenous Academic Success Program (IASP). This free program is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled at CSU. It gives you one-on-one access to tutors to help you with your assessments and prepare you for exams.

International students

Gain an internationally recognised qualification with CSU at one of our vibrant regional campuses, or study online from the comfort of your own home - anywhere in the world!

You can also study accounting, business and information technology courses at a CSU Study Centre in Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney.

Browse through the tabs below for more information or visit our International website to discover more about an Australian university experience like no other.

Please note: if you choose to study online with CSU, the course study mode will not meet necessary requirements for granting Australian student visas.

There are minimum Academic and English Language requirements for admission to CSU courses. These requirements ensure that our students have the best chance for success. Minimum requirements can vary from country to country, so please take some time to review our entry requirements  before starting your application. If you cannot find the requirements for your country please contact us.

At CSU, we understand that you are making a financial investment in your future and we want to make sure that you receive the best value for money for your education. That’s why our students enjoy more affordable course tuition fees than other Australian universities, while still receiving a high standard of education.

Tuition fees are set for the duration of your course and don’t go up each year.

CSU Alumni receive a discount on fee-paying postgraduate courses – so if you study your bachelor’s degree with us, and decide to continue your studies at CSU, you could save 10 per cent off your postgraduate tuition.

Please note: whether you study on campus or online, textbooks and other items that you may be required to purchase during your study are not included in the tuition fees.

More information on tuition and other fees.

More information on fees for on-campus study in Australia.

Aside from course tuition fees, all students who choose to study on campus incur other fees such as accommodation, Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF), Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) and other living expenses.

If you choose to study online, some subjects may require you to attend compulsory residential schools in Australia. Residential schools are held on campus in Australia for up to five days during certain sessions.

Please check the residential schools tab in the Course highlights section above (or your offer of admission if your application is successful) for more information on which subjects may have a residential school component.

Online courses for international students do not meet the requirement for an Australian Student Visa, therefore you will need to check that you can obtain an appropriate visa for any residential school session. For more information about visas, visit the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection. More information about residential schools can be found on our Future Students Hub.

CSU campuses offer a uniquely Australian living experience. Most of our campuses have accommodation on-site with many of the buildings nestled among gum trees with native wildlife like kangaroos and kookaburras sharing the space. Off-campus accommodation options can also be arranged.

Few universities in Australia can match the range of accommodation available at CSU’s campuses. Campus life offers all the facilities of a small village with community spirit, helping you to meet lots of new friends while living in a safe and secure environment.

Find out more about CSU’s accommodation options.

Whether you choose to study online or on campus, our international support services can make all the difference. From managing visa requirements to study support, and career advice, we’ve got you covered and our friendly staff will help make your university experience one you will never forget.

At CSU, we work with trained international recruitment agents in more than 40 countries to help you find the course and study option that is right for you. Our agents can assist you to apply for study either on campus in Australia or online. Depending on your country of citizenship you may be required to apply to CSU via an agent. Visit our International agents page for more information.

How to apply

Applying to CSU is easy. Choose how you want to apply below, or get in touch with CSU and we can help you with your application.

Universities Admissions Centre
(UAC)

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Important dates

30 Sep 2017
UAC on time applications close

Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre
(VTAC)

Want to study at Albury-Wodonga Campus and don’t live in NSW or ACT?

Important dates

16 Jan 2018
VTAC first round offers released

Charles Sturt University
(CSU)

Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

10 Nov 2017
2017 Session 3 Final date for late applications

1 Dec 2017
2018 Session 1 Late Application date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

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Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

10 Nov 2017
2017 Session 3 Final date for late applications

1 Dec 2017
2018 Session 1 Late Application date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

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Applications for our research degrees can be lodged at any time. Before applying, you should make contact with the appropriate Sub-Dean of Graduate Studies.

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