Final Capstone Project

Subject EDUC90604 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 54 hours.
Total Time Commitment:

240 hours. Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.

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Subject Overview:

This subject comprises the Capstone experience for this program. Drawing on theory, knowledge and skills developed during the program, participants design and complete an individually negotiated, supervised investigative project.

Projects tackle a real life policy or management issue; integrate student learning; and present an actionable proposal for policy makers or institutional managers.

Participants are introduced to research and project management methods; given guidance in the design of their project; and must submit an 8000 word report that may later form the basis of a workplace report or journal article.

A hurdle requirement for this subject is that students will also present their project design and findings to a panel and their peers. This should include a reflection on the key learnings they have gained from their studies in the Master of Tertiary Education Management.


On successful completion of this subject participants will be able to demonstrate their ability to tackle complex tertiary education management problems; present evidence and analysis; and manage the practical elements of an investigative project that may involve clients or research participants.


There is one assessment task:

  • A written 10,000 word assignment (project report) due at the end of semester, 100%

There are two hurdle tasks:

  • One 10-minute webinar presentation to panel and peers, as scheduled during semester
  • One online Discussion Board progress report and feedback task, 1000 words, during semester

Prescribed Texts:

Selected readings and notes to be provided prior to commencement

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completing this subject, participants should be able to:

  • communicate and present to people who work in different cultures and contexts
  • investigate policy and strategy problems, and generate options to resolve them
  • assess the risks and benefits of different solutions to management problems
  • apply accepted policies and principles to different kinds of cases
  • make well-informed management decisions that consider specific contexts.
Links to further information:
Related Course(s): Master of Tertiary Education Management

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