Faculty of Education

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton First semester (extended) 2013 (Flexible)
Coordinator(s)Mr Jason Ceddia


Discipline-based studies in Higher Education 1 is designed to allow teaching of topics which are of specific interest to particular disciplines within higher education; or which are focused upon a particular contemporary perspective in higher education. In line with other Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice units, this unit will explore aspects of the particular topic through examining participants' own work practices.


Upon completing this unit, participants will be able to:

  1. Outline key frameworks, principles or theories relevant to the particular focus of this unit.
  2. Apply these frameworks, principles or theories in order to enhance practice.
  3. Describe the impact of studying the particular topic upon their own academic practice.




A portfolio of applied work (5000-6000 words, 100%)

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

Students are expected to undertake 120 hours per semester study. Students are expected to use their study time to attend on-campus lectures and workshops, undertake the unit tasks as set out in the Unit Guide, which include set readings; and to complete assessment tasks.


First degree or equivalent