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Academic Quality and Standards

Unit Guide Policy


To ensure that for each unit of study a student undertakes in a given teaching period, information is provided that

·        outlines in a standard format the offerings, teaching and assessment requirements of the unit

·        is accessible to all students

·        is delivered in a timely manner.


This policy applies to all undergraduate and graduate/postgraduate coursework units of study undertaken at Monash University.

Policy Statement

  • For each undergraduate and graduate/postgraduate coursework unit of study undertaken at the university the student will be provided with accurate and timely information in the form of a Monash University Unit Guide (Unit Guide) constructed using the Monash University Unit Guide Template.
  • There will be only one Unit Guide per unit offering, developed under the direction of the unit Chief Examiner.
  • The Unit Guide is to contain information which is common to all campuses, streams and modes of offerings.
  • Information which is specific to each campus, stream or mode of offering will be made available to students in that offering and included as an appendix to the Unit Guide.
  • The title "Unit Guide" may be used only for publications developed from the Unit Guide Template.
  • Every student enrolled in a unit must have access to the Unit Guide, in electronic or printed form, by the end of the orientation week of a standard semester or, for all other teaching periods, not later than by the end of the first week.

Supporting procedures

Unit Guide Procedures

Supporting guidelines


Responsibility for implementation

Associate Deans (Education)
Chief Examiner



Key Stakeholders

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning & Teaching)
Pro Vice-Chancellor (Campus Coordination)
Office of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Education)
Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Planning & Quality)
Faculty Deans
Associate Deans (Education)
Academic teaching staff
Faculty and Academic Service Managers
Student representatives

Approval body

Name: Academic Board
Meeting: 1/2011
Date: 23-February-2011
Agenda item: 14.2

Endorsement body

Name: Education Committee
Meeting: 1/2011
Date: 02-February-2011
Agenda item: 14.2



Legislation Mandating Compliance

All relevant legislative instruments that stipulate requirements with which members of the Monash community (all of whom are subject to the law) are obligated to comply.

Monash University Statute
Monash University Act 2009
Monash University (Academic Board) Regulations Part 3
Monash University (Council) Regulations Part 7

Related policies

Academic Programs offered from Multiple Campuses Policy
Assessment in Coursework Programs Policy
Unit Assessment Procedures
Course and Unit Handbook Policy
Course and Unit Handbook Procedures
Course Structure Policy
Course Structure Procedures (Undergraduate Coursework)
Establishing, Disestablishing and Amending Coursework Courses and Units Policy
Establishing, Disestablishing and Amending Coursework Courses and Units Procedures
Grading Scale Policy
Grading Scale Procedures
Plagiarism Policy
Plagiarism Procedures – Australian campuses
Special Consideration Policy
Special Consideration Procedures
Student Evaluation Policy
Unit Evaluation Procedures

Related documents

Unit Guide Manager (Monash staff only)
Inclusive Teaching Practice Guidelines
Special Consideration Application Form

Date Effective


Review Date



Learning and Teaching Committee


Pro Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching)

Content Enquiries

University Policy Use

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