Faculty of Education

Postgraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 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
OfferedMalaysia Second semester (extended) 2014 (Flexible)
Coordinator(s)Mr Jason Ceddia


The aim of this unit is to build research supervision capacity. The unit is designed and delivered by the Monash University Institute of Graduate Research (MIGR) and covers basic supervision protocols, standards and expectations of Monash University's research degree programs. The unit consists of nine modules which track the supervision cycle. Participants are encouraged to enhance their research supervision strategies by shadowing mentors and engaging in case study discussions and scenarios.


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

  1. build research supervision capacity by working through the nine modules which cover the policy and procedures of the research supervision cycle at Monash University
  2. observe and learn from mentors and students
  3. engage in discussion and reflection on case studies and critical situation scenarios
  4. reflect on and demonstrating the impact of study on research supervision on personal practice.


Assessment will be by ePortfolio comprising evidence of the impact of the modules, case studies, mentor observations/discussion and reflection on the candidate's personal practice. In addition participants will be endorsed on their knowledge and readiness as part of the debriefing module. (50% portfolio and 50% oral examination/endorsement).

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Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload comprises:

(a.) Contact hours:

  • students are required to complete the nine modules offered as part of the MIGR Level 1 Monash Supervisor Accreditation Program. The delivery time for each module will vary but the bulk of the learning will take place during the student's interaction with their mentor and the targeted observations and discussions that will take place within the faculty

(b.) Additional requirements:

  • each module will also involve approximately 8-9 hours of work and study comprising discussion, observations, reading /reflection time, an oral examination and evidence of learning such as an e-Portfolio


First degree or equivalent