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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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

FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2011 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Ms Kerry Brydon


This unit has been designed for front line supervisors of human service delivery and allied health staff. Although the unit draws on frameworks for social work supervision, from line supervisors with qualification from many disciplines will also benefit from this unit and find it contains material that is directly relevant to their workplace and their discipline. The unit will be attractive to supervisors (or potential supervisors) who wish to develop their skills in a creative and dynamic way.


By the end of the unit students should be able to:

  1. describe the role of supervisor as that of professional developer
  2. identify and articulate key components of clinical supervision
  3. develop a supervisory contract/agreement
  4. consider the benefits and limitations of individual, group and peer supervision
  5. critically evaluate their own supervisory style
  6. identify and articulate strategies to create a culture of professional earning within their workplace
  7. identify and articulate an understanding of common blocks in supervision and how to overcome these
  8. develop a portfolio of their own supervisory style


One hurdle requirement (equivalent 2, 000 words), one assessment in any medium equivalent 3, 000 words and one assessment of 5,000 words.

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Kerry Brydon