Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Study Visits

Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Information Studies, Master of Information Studies and the Master of Education (Teacher Librarianship) are all required to undertake one, four-day study visit during their course.

A Study Visit is a four (4) day organised workplace learning activity where a group of 10-60 students visit a range of library, archives and other information environments with School of Information Studies staff. These visits take place in major cities, regional and even international locations. Independent study visit options are also available in specific circumstances. You may be interested in having a look at some previous programs the School has organised.

You can find detailed information about study visits here. Please note that while you do not have to be enrolled in the subject to view this information you do need to use a CSU login username and password to access it.


There are limited spaces available for each study visit and they are filled on a first come first served basis. Students must be enrolled correctly to register in a study visit. Information about registering can be found here.

One month before your study visit begins you will have access to an Organisation site (in Interact2) which will have all of the relevant information for your visit. Students from the Master of Information Studies, Bachelor of Information Studies and Master of Education (Teacher Librarianship) courses who are attending the same study visit will all have access to this site.

Independent study visits

An independent study visit can only be undertaken in exceptional circumstances such as limited mobility or chronic illness. Offshore students may also be considered eligible. Once approved, Independent study visit requirements are negotiated with the subject coordinator. Please note, students are expected to design and organise their own program.

An independent study visit involves:

  • selection of an agreed number of information agencies of different types, e.g., a school library, public library, university library, corporate library, a parliamentary library, specialist archives or other type of information agency;
  • approval of the selection by the subject coordinator;
  • approaching approved sites and negotiating mutually agreeable appointments;
  • registration of program with Workplace Learning Team;
  • undertaking the visits;
  • submitting assessment as per subject outlines.