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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedCaulfield Summer semester A to Semester one 2010 (Flexible)
Clayton Second semester 2010 (Flexible)
Clayton Second semester (extended) 2010 (Flexible)
Clayton Summer semester A to Semester one 2010 (Flexible)
Clayton Term 2 2010 (Flexible)
Clayton Trimester 2 2010 (Flexible)


The aim of HED5041 Postgraduate Research Supervision is to build research supervision capacity. The unit is designed and delivered by the MRGS and covers basic supervision protocols, standards and expectations of Monash University's research degree programs. The unit consists of nine modules which track the supervision cycle. Participants are encouraged to enhance their research supervision strategies by shadowing mentors and engaging in case study discussions and scenarios.


To build research supervision capacity by:

  1. working through the nine modules which cover the policy and procedures of the research supervision cycle at Monash University;
  2. observing and learning from mentors and students;
  3. engaging in discussion and reflection on case studies and critical situation scenarios;
  4. reflecting on and demonstrating the impact of study on research supervision on personal practice.


Assessment will be by ePortfolio comprising evidence of the impact of the modules, case studies, mentor observations/discussion and reflection on the candidate's personal practice. In addition participants will be endorsed on their knowledge and readiness as part of the debriefing module. (50% portfolio and 50% oral examination/endorsement).

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Margaret Bearman

Contact hours

Candidates are required to complete the nine modules offered as part of the MRGS Level 1 Monash Supervisor Accreditation Program. The delivery time for each module will vary but the bulk of the learning will take place during the candidate's interaction with their mentor and the targeted observations and discussions that will take place within the faculty. On average each module will also involve approximately 8-9 hours of work and study comprising discussion, observations, reading /reflection time; an oral examination and evidence of learning such as an e-portfolio.


First degree or equivalent