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Students who commenced study in 2016 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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Postgraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2016 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.

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

Course code


Credit points


Abbreviated title


Managing faculty

Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences


Professor Charlotte Rees

Contact details

Course administrator: telephone +61 3 9905 0090; email

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Admission and fees

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Course type

Graduate certificate

Standard duration

1 year PT

Part-time study only. This course must be completed in a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 3 years. The course duration is inclusive of any periods of intermission.

Mode and location

Multi-modal (Notting Hill)

Students are required to attend a number of compulsory on-campus/on-site study days.


Graduate Certificate in Health Professional Education


  • This course is not available to international students who are holders of an Australian student visa, for study onshore in Australia. However holders of some other categories of Australian visas living in Australia, and students studying off-campus by distance learning (where this option is available) and living outside of Australia, may be eligible for this course.


This highly practical applied course is designed to meet the unique requirements of teachers working in health professional contexts. It is aimed at a broad cross-section of the health professions including medicine, nursing, psychology, paramedic studies, pharmacy, dietetics, physiotherapy, radiography, occupational therapy and speech pathology. The course enables participants to develop their teaching and supervision skills in both clinical and non-clinical environments, their course development techniques and expand their working knowledge of educational theory to underpin future practice. Participants will be expected to explore and evaluate educational methods as well as teaching and assessment practices and principles. They will also be introduced to the principles of evidence-based educational practice.


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 (

On completion of the course graduates should be able to:

  • demonstrate effective and ethical teaching practices and the ability to reflect critically on the teaching performance of self and others
  • apply their understanding of theoretical perspectives on learning, teaching, assessment and evaluation to educational programs
  • design and apply quality assessments
  • source the best evidence available appropriate to the design and delivery of educational interventions
  • use a range of teaching resources and communication technologies.

Maximum credit allowed

12 credit points


Assessment includes written assignments, teaching practicals/plans and preparation of a structured teaching portfolio.


This course consists of four core units.


Semester one

  • HPE5001 Teaching and learning in health professional education
  • HPE5002 Clinical teaching

Semester two

  • HPE5003 Assessment in health professional education
  • HPE5004 Course design and educational change management

Progression to further studies

This course articulates with 3860 Master of Health Professional Education.