Monash University

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2013 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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This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2013 and 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 (Sunway)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

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Course coordinator


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
  • This course is not available to international student visa holders.
  • Part-time study only. Students will normally enrol in one unit per semester and complete the course in two years.


This course is designed for those preparing for a career in higher education. The course design enables students to customise their study to their career aspirations, discipline area and the global context.


These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 8, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes. For more information refer to

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

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


This course consists of four core units.


Students complete:

  • HED5031 Higher education project: Design and literature review
  • HED5041 Postgraduate research 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 Higher Education