Monash University

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this course entry for direction on the requirements; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course.

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Managing facultyEducation
Abbreviated titleGradCertAcaPrac
Total credit points required24
Standard duration of study (years)1 year PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Sunway)
Multi-modal (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details
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  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • Part-time study only.


This course develops participants' teaching, research and leadership skills, relevant to contemporary higher education settings. Designed for both early and mid career academics, participants can tailor the course to suit their needs. The course emphasises practical application of principles and frameworks within participants' own teaching and research practices.


Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that students will be able to:

  • identify, design and evaluate enhancements to academic practice
  • communicate responses to issues in academic practice in a variety of formats
  • communicate effectively using different formats, to students, staff and industry
  • review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise a variety of materials in order to respond to academic practice issues
  • identify local and global networks that support and enhance academic practice
  • articulate and apply a strategic academic development plan.


This course comprises four elective units (for students enrolled at Clayton) and four core units (for students enrolled at Sunway).



Students complete four of:

  • HED5060 Principles and practices of effective teaching
  • HED5062 Contemporary learning environments
  • HED5070 Higher degree by research student supervision
  • HED5071 Strategy and leadership in research
  • HED5081 Discipline-based studies in higher education 1
  • HED5082 Discipline-based studies in higher education 2
  • HED5092 Developing higher education projects


Students complete:

  • HED5092 Developing higher education projects
  • HED5070 Higher degree by research student supervision
  • HED5051 Learning and teaching in higher education in South East Asia
  • HED5052 Contemporary issues in higher education in South East Asia


Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice