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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Course

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Education

Managing facultyEducation
Abbreviated titleGradCertHigherEd
Total credit points required24
Standard duration of study (years)1 year PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Contact details

Telephone +61 3 9903 4478 or visit

Course coordinator

Associate Professor Andrys Onsman (CALT)


  • Part-time study only.


This course is designed for staff currently employed at Monash University or at another tertiary institution or for those preparing for a career in higher education. The course design enables students to customise their study to their career aspirations and discipline area. It consists of two six credit point core units and a selection of six credit point elective units, of which participants must complete two.


Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that students will have:

  • demonstrated approaches to the support of learning and teaching that influence, motivate and inspire students to learn
  • developed curricula, resources and services that reflect a command of the field of study
  • implemented approaches to assessment, feedback and learning support that foster independent learning
  • employed strategies that demonstrate respect and support for the development of students as individuals
  • designed scholarly activities or service innovations that influence and enhance learning and teaching.


Students must complete two core units and two elective units totalling 24 points.


Core units

Students must complete both these units

  • HED5011 Learning and teaching in higher education level I
  • HED5012 Learning and teaching in higher education level II

Elective units

Students must complete two electives from the following group

  • HED5021 Contemporary issues in higher education A
  • HED5022 Contemporary issues in higher education B
  • HED5031 Higher education project: Design and literature review
  • HED5032 Higher education project: Data gathering and analysis
  • HED5041 Postgraduate research supervision
  • HED5042 Leadership capacity building


Graduate Certificate in Higher Education