Professional enhancement

Professional Enhancement Program (PEP)

The Professional Enhancement Program (PEP) is a program tailor-made to equip you with career planning support and professional skills development. The program is integral to Monash Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate Coursework Programs, ranked Top 1% in the world, and taught by world leading academic and industry experts.

As part of PEP you'll undertake to develop essential transferable skills in areas including communicating for impact, data analytics fundamentals, effective networking, resilient leadership and EQ, mastering the interview, and applied research design.

These modules have been developed in collaboration with the Monash Arts Industry Advisory Board, industry leaders and outstanding Monash Arts alumni working at the top of their game across a range of fields and disciplines. You'll also work with experts to create a professional development and career plan, including short- and long-term career goals and informed action steps.

Industry engagement

All of our graduate coursework programs are informed by industry-based advisory boards, where leaders from government, corporate, cultural and not-for-profit sectors contribute to our program content, ensuring we deliver cutting-edge programs which not only address the current needs of industry, but also look to solve future challenges.

You will be taught by expert practitioners industry professionals and HR specialists such as:

  • Anna Burke AO, Member, Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Former Speaker of the Australian House of Representatives
  • Helen Sawczak, Consultant and Non-Executive Director. Former National CEO, Australia-China Business Council
  • Trent Woodberry, Director, Strategic Communications, Major Road Projects Victoria
  • E/Prof Ariel Heryanto, Researcher, Academic and Former Director of the Monash Herb Feith Indonesian Engagement Centre
  • Sissi Wang, Market Development Manager - Greater China, Japan and Korea, Visit Victoria
  • Charles Qin OAM, Founder and Managing Director, Chin Communications
  • Jonathan Burke, Director Systems Governance, Department of Justice and Community Safety

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