Faculty of Education

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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 Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr Wing Chan


This unit builds on the knowledge, skills and experience gained in previous Bachelor of Adult Learning and Development units and applies them in a work-based setting. Participants develop and complete a small-scale and self-directed research project in a workplace setting. The unit emphasises the practical and independent development and management of a research project. Workplace application and dissemination of research project outcomes are explored.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. develop a research project proposal
  2. select and apply a work-based research approach
  3. design, manage and complete a work-based research project
  4. be aware of the ways in which research project outcomes can be applied and disseminated.


Development of a project proposal (1000 words, 25%)
Report on workplace project (3000 words, 75%)

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

See also Unit timetable information

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