FAQ Sustainable Healthcare in Practice

Frequently Asked Questions

This information relates to the Sustainable Healthcare in Practice micro-credential.

Please contact msdi.pace@monash.edu or (03) 9905 4058 if you require further information.

1. Are there prerequisites?

There are no prerequisites to doing this course.

However if you wish to undertake the accredited version of this course with the specific intention of receiving credits for the Master of Public Health, then it would be worth having a conversation with directly with the Masters' course coordinators to assess your eligibility (contact information is in the link above).

2. What are my payment options?

Payment options are via PayPal or Credit Card.

If your company/employer is paying the course fee for you, they may pay the full course amount upfront. Please contact msdi.pace@monash.edu to request a tax invoice.

Requesting an invoice

We can help you arrange an invoice for your employer. You will need to email the following details to msdi.pace@monash.edu :

Your Full Name:
Your contact number:
Company details (name + address + ABN number):
Contact person in the company (plus their email):
Version of the course you would like to take (Accredited or Non-accredited):

Once you send these details through, we will generate an online invoice through Monash University's processing system, which may take up to 5 business days.

3. Are there any face-to-face lectures or is physical attendance required?

No, the course is delivered fully online, and can be completed from anywhere, as long as you have reliable access to the online learning content.

There are, however, opportunities for networking throughout the course where participation is encouraged but not mandatory, scheduled after hours.

4. What is meant by "fully online"?

"Fully online" means that all of the course content is delivered digitally, through MSDI's online learning platform. Participating in the course includes engaging in readings, watching videos, completing interactive activities, and participating in quizzes.

The fully online nature of the course means that you complete the course entirely remotely, and within a flexible time frame. There are no contact hours, just at your own pace.

Will the webinar sessions will be recorded and uploaded?

The webinar sessions will be recorded and made available to those who can't attend.

5. Will I get a certificate by completing this course?

Yes. A Certificate of Completion is offered to all learners who complete the minimum participation requirements, and if applicable, all written assessments.

Monash University has also partnered with Credly’s digital credential platform to provide you with a digital badge for your achievement. Digital badges are a widely used and reputable method of verifying your learning. By sharing your digital badge (usually a small graphic linked to details about your course or credential), you can demonstrate your skills, build trust with your prospective employers and your professional network, and enhance your personal brand and your career. You can find out more here about Digital Credentials at Monash.

Will I get any qualifications?

A micro-credential is a short course, offering a mini credential in a specific area or discipline. This credential is a form of professional and continuing education, evidencing specific learning or competence in the application of sustainable healthcare in practice. The specific and specialist skills obtained will empower and equip learners with the ability to create changes to workplace challenges.

If you do the assessed version and achieve at least 50% in your overall score, you will be eligible to apply for 6 credit points for the equivalent Master's unit (M6024 Master of Public Health).

6. I'm interested in doing the assessment. What does this involve?

There are two items of summative assessment for students registered to complete the assessed version of the course. Detailed assessment guidelines will be provided (in addition to below), and assessments will be graded by the course leaders.

The Certificate of Completion is offered to all learners (regardless of assessed/non-assessed) who complete the minimum participation requirements.

Learners who complete the course assessment and achieve at least 50% in their overall score will be eligible to apply for 6 credit points for the equivalent Master's unit (M6024 Master of Public Health).

The two items of assessment are described below:

Devise a policy brief Participants research and develop an 1800-word policy brief articulating the rationale for an inclusive sustainable healthcare approach contextualised for a local setting 40%
Develop a proposal for a Sustainable Healthcare plan Participants research and develop a 2400-word proposal for a sustainable healthcare plan contextualised for a local setting. This builds on the work undertaken for the policy brief. 60%  

7. Is there a discount for multiple registrations – a few of us registering at once?

No, there are no discounts for multiple registrations.

8. As a doctor currently practising outside of Australia, will the content and case studies be relevant/applicable to me? 

The case studies mainly feature Australian examples with some from the UK.

9. What are the system requirements to participate in the course effectively?

To run MSDI’s Moodle learning platform effectively you should, as a minimum, use the system components listed on this page. If you do not, Moodle may still work but some functionality may be lost.

Operating systems
Windows 7, 10, Mac OS X or newer, iPad iOS 10 or newer.

Use a desktop, laptop or iPad for the best learning experience. Use headphones for the best experience for videos and interactive activities.

Internet browsers
An up-to-date modern web browser such as Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. MS Internet Explorer is not recommended.

Internet speed
Use a broadband connection (1 Megabits per second or faster) will ensure the best learning experience. Dial-up access will be significantly slower, and we do not recommend it for using Moodle.

We recommend that the following be enabled:

  • Cookies
  • Pop-ups (in both Internet browser and security software)
  • Javascript

Backup and security

  • A back-up plan in place in case your computer fails at any point during the course (utilise an external storage device or cloud-based storage such as Google Drive or Dropbox to back up work and have access to an alternative computer/internet connection).
  • With all firewalls, ensure that you enable uploading of files.