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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Mentoring and advising are processes that enable both individuals and organisations to achieve their full potential. As such, mentoring and advising are enterprise skills highly valued in the workplace. In this subject, you will develop skills in being able to advise and mentor students through a three-day workshop and apply those skills to advising and mentoring a number of commencing students as a Peer Learning Adviser (PLA). The workshop will provide you with a detailed understanding of the process of learning and equip you with strategies to engage and communicate with your mentees. You will also learn how to ask probing questions and provide effective feedback in one of two specialist areas: writing or numeracy. You will complete 100 hours of service as a PLA, mentoring 24 commencing students. In completing this subject you will not only enhance the learning experience of fellow students, but also enhance your own communication, interpersonal and motivational skills.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorGreg Jamieson

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesOnline and in-class activities supplemented by service learning activities as a class-based PLA adviser.  

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Completion of at least 180 credit points of La Trobe Bachelor degree, with a WAM of at least 65 AND must have Subject coordinator approval


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Explain the process of learning and the factors which facilitate and inhibit that process.
02. Facilitate the exploration of needs, motivations, desires, skills and thought processes to assist individuals better understand their own strengths and weaknesses.
03. Motivate individuals to continually improve competencies and to be responsible for locating and engaging any support services required to achieve their goals.
04. Employ questioning techniques to facilitate an individuals thought processes in order for them to identify solutions and actions.
05. Evaluate the solutions and actions of individuals and provide feedback which generates an enhanced level of understanding.
06. Communicate with individuals in a manner which engages, motivates and enhances the learning experience of each individual.

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