Graduate Certificate of Clinical Simulation - 2019

Postgraduate - Course

Commencement year

This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2019 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.

Other commencement years for this course: 2018

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

Admission and fees


Course progression map

M4008 (pdf)

Course type

Graduate certificate

Standard duration

1 year PT

Part time study only. You have a maximum of three years to complete this course.

Mode and location

On-campus (Clayton)


Graduate Certificate in Clinical Simulation


  • 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.


The Graduate Certificate of Clinical Simulation enables individuals to apply principles and theories that inform educational practice in a range of clinical and other relevant contexts to undertake professional and highly skilled work and as a pathway for further learning. This practice-based qualification is suitable for a broad range of health professionals who are, or will be, engaged in simulation-based education. This includes in teaching, assessment, evaluation, mentoring and supervision of health professionals and students in a range of clinical and other contexts. The qualification is also suited to health professionals who use simulation for healthcare service quality improvement or systems testing. However, the use of simulation as an educational method is prioritised.


These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 8 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 8 and Monash Graduate Attributes (

Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that you will be able to:

  1. Articulate a personal philosophy of learner-centred education in simulation
  2. Describe and apply learning theories that inform educational practice in clinical simulation
  3. Identify and apply principles of curriculum design, using simulation to meet learning objectives
  4. Discuss contemporary issues in healthcare simulation
  5. Plan, design, implement, assess and evaluate a simulation-based education programme
  6. Describe and practice feedback and debriefing strategies to support learning in simulation
  7. Develop a strategy for further learning as a simulation educator
  8. Identify the role of mentoring and supervision for safe clinical practice


This course consists of 24 points structured into three units.

This study will provide you with professional teaching and advanced supervisory skills in both clinical and non-clinical environments using simulation as an educational method. It will facilitate the application of principles and theories that inform simulation educational practice and specialist knowledge through the choice of elective studies.


The course comprises 24 points structured into three units.

Note: You will receive 12 points of specified credit for elective units for prior studies undertaken at the Monash Institute for Health and Clinical Education (MIHCE) by means of assessed short courses.

The course progression mapcourse progression map ( provides guidance on unit enrolment for each semester of study.

All units are 6 credit points unless otherwise stated.

You must complete:

  • HCS5100 Foundations of health professions education: Simulation (12 points)
  • MAP5601 Assessed short course 1 *
  • MAP5602 Assessed short course 2 *

* Assessed short courses must be chosen from the following list of short courses offered by Monash Institute for Health and Clinical Education (MIHCE):

  • Clinical Communication: Simulation
  • Learning and teaching with simulation
  • Learning conversations: Feedback and debriefing practices in clinical simulation
  • Scenario design for simulation-based education
  • Simulation in the workplace

Please note that not all short courses are offered every semester.