Faculty of Education

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Wing Chan


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 (1500 words) 40%; and
2. a mentoring action plan (2500 words) 60% .

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Contact hours

18 contact hours and 6 hours of online activity per semester plus an average of 10 hours per week in self-directed study