Completion of ACUMentoring professional development provides a pathway to further study at the Master of Education level. Content and learning experiences have been purposefully designed to link to modules within the ACU Master of Education unit EDTS607: Mentoring for Professional Learning and Development

There a range of ways to gain a certificate credit for EDTS607 including a combination of face to face professional development, online modules and assessment tasks.

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Learn more about ACU Master of Education unit  EDTS607:
Mentoring for Professional Learning and Development.

EDTS607: Mentoring for Professional Learning and Development

The unit, within the ACU Master of Education, is designed to ensure that the participant has an informed understanding of the diverse concepts, purposes and processes of mentoring. The roles and skills for effective mentoring will be explored against the backdrop of the domains of teaching as identified by State and National Institutes of Teachers and current educational practice. Participants will investigate techniques and processed involved in establishing mentoring programs that are based upon informed decision making through the collection and analysis of data, which is then interpreted through integration with research on best practice. Particular reference will be made to pre-service teachers, induction and retention of beginning and experienced teachers against a standards framework of professional accountability and practice. 


On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Investigate and critique the nature of teachers' work and identify those attributes which characterize effective and best mentoring practice against a range of frameworks; 
  2. Explore theories, models and perspectives of mentoring appropriate for diverse educational settings; 
  3. Evaluate the mentoring process to support individual and collective  professional learning in a range of  education contexts; 
  4. Synthesise theories, models and perspectives of mentoring to design differentiated mentoring programs appropriate to a diverse educational setting.

Module 1: Challenges for Teachers in the 21st Century

Module 2: Key Principles of Differentiated Mentoring

Module 3: Effective and Sustainable Mentoring Approaches 

Module 4: Developing an Effective and Sustainable Mentoring Program