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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Kate Dempsey


In this unit we consider why mentoring has been taken up so widely, and for what purposes. We also consider the different forms it takes in different places, with a focus on mentoring in workplaces. The unit will provide students with skills and knowledge to enable them to design a mentoring initiative. It also offers students an opportunity to critically evaluate the claims of mentoring and to consider its merits in relation to other approaches to promoting learning in the workplace.


Upon successful completion of this unit, participants should have:

  1. An appreciation of different types of mentoring
  2. An understanding of the steps involved in setting up a small workplace mentoring scheme
  3. An awareness of issues involved in introducing mentoring
  4. Basic skills in designing, coordinating and evaluating a mentoring program.


There are 2 assessment tasks for the unit:
1. an annotated bibliography (objs. 1,2,3); and 2. a mentoring action plan (obj. 4).

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Anita Devos

Contact hours

Total workload 12 hours per week