APG5189 - Monitoring and evaluation - 2017

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

School of Social Sciences


Dr Nukunu Nanedo

Unit guides



  • Term 3 2017 (On-campus block of classes)


Monitoring and evaluation is a key competency in international development practice, and has a wide range of applications in other cross-disciplinary sectors including public administration, the corporate sector and project management in the not-for-profit sector. Topics of study will include the history and nature of monitoring and evaluation, identifying standards and ethics of practice, examining key concepts, identifying and learning how to use key methods and tools, reporting, and understanding impact evaluation.


Upon successful completion of the unit students will be able to:

  1. understand the processes involved in monitoring and evaluation;
  2. apply a range of tools, processes and practices commonly used to monitor and evaluate various projects and programs;
  3. understand sound ethical principles that underpin monitoring and evaluation;
  4. develop written and verbal skills to effectively communicate the results of the processes above.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 288 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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