Postgraduate - Course

Students who commenced study in 2015 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 2015 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Education.

Course code2550
Managing facultyEducation
Abbreviated titleGradCertHigherEd
Total credit points required24
Standard duration of study (years)1 year PT

Part-time study only. This course of study must be completed in a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 4 years, however students will normally enrol in one unit per semester and complete the course in 2 years. Enrolment must be continuous.

Study mode and locationOn-campus (Malaysia)
Admission, fee and application details
Contact details

+603 55146124 or email


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.


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 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:

(1.) demonstrate approaches to the support of learning and teaching that influence, motivate and inspire students to learn

(2.) develop curricula, resources and services that reflect a command of the field of study

(3.) implement approaches to assessment, feedback and learning support that foster independent learning

(4.) employ strategies that demonstrate respect and support for the development of students as individuals

(5.) design scholarly activities or service innovations that influence and enhance learning and teaching.

Credit for prior studies

Students who have studied at the tertiary level may be eligible for credit for prior studiescredit for prior studies (


This course consists of four core units.


Students complete four of:

  • HED5031 Higher education project: Design and literature review
  • HED5041 Research project development and implementation
  • HED5051 Learning and teaching in higher education in South East Asia or HED5060 Principles and practices of effective teaching
  • HED5052 Contemporary issues in higher education in South East Asia


Graduate Certificate in Higher Education