Faculty of Education

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please 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 or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Wing Chan


In this unit students consider why mentoring has been taken up so widely, and for what purposes. The unit considers the different forms mentoring takes in different places, with a focus on mentoring in workplaces. The unit provides students with the 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 students should be able to:

  1. show an appreciation of different types of mentoring
  2. understand the steps involved in setting up a small workplace mentoring scheme
  3. have an awareness of issues involved in introducing mentoring
  4. demonstrate basic skills in designing, coordinating and evaluating a mentoring program.


Annotated bibliography (1500 words, 40%)
Mentoring action plan (2500 words, 60%)

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 18 contact hours per semester
  • 6 hours of online activity per semester

(b.) Additional requirements

  • independent study to make up the minimum required hours per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study