Monash University

Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2014 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 2014 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 titleGradCertAcaPrac
CRICOS code080252F
Total credit points required24
Standard duration of study (years)1 year PT
Study mode and locationMulti-modal (Clayton)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

Tel: 1800 MONASH (1800 666 274) or

Course coordinator


  • 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 of study must be completed in a minimum of 0.5 years and a maximum of 3 years, and enrolment must be continuous.


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.


These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 8, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 8, the Bologna Cycle 1 and Monash Graduate Attributes (

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates 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.

Credit for prior studies

Students who have studied before may be eligible for credit for prior studiescredit for prior studies (


This course consists of four elective units.


Students complete four of:

  • HED5060 Principles and practices of effective teaching or MEU9001 Teaching and learning in health professional education
  • HED5061 Blended learning: Informal learning and technologies in higher education
  • 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

Refer to the course mapcourse map ( for the Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice for course progression advice.


Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice