Mentor Programs

The role of a mentor is to encourage the personal and professional development of a mentee through the sharing of knowledge, expertise and experience. The mentoring relationship is built on mutual trust, respect and communication and involves both parties meeting regularly to exchange ideas, discuss progress and set goals for further development.

Being mentored is one of the most valuable and effective development opportunities. Having the guidance, encouragement and support of a trusted and experienced mentor can provide a mentee with a broad range of personal and professional benefits, which ultimately lead to improved performance in the workplace.

Mentoring is more than the transfer of advice, knowledge and insights. The relationship offers reciprocal benefits for mentors willing to invest their time in developing another professional. As well a personal satisfaction of sharing their skills and experience with a willing learner, being involved in mentoring also provides some tangible benefits that can reward mentors professionally. Read More...

Promotion of Industry Partner Mentor Programs

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The Construction Apprenticeship Mentoring Scheme (CAMS) is a major national initiative of Master Builders Australia to improve apprenticeship completions and enhance career opportunities in the building and construction industry. CAMS offers a range of services, including matching current apprentices to specially trained industry volunteers for one-on-one support on work and life issues. To sign up for mentoring or to volunteer as a mentor, visit their CAMS page or for more information email

MBA National – CAMS Program

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The purpose of the mentoring programme is to extend women’s networks and provide them with a point of contact in the construction industry from whom they may gain advice or discuss industry and work related issues. The Mentoring programme, targeted primarily at women beginning their career in the Building and Construction Industry, connects female students, apprentices and recent graduates with NAWIC members who are currently working in the Building and Construction Industry to develop positive mentoring partnerships.

NAWIC ACT Mentor Program

NAWIC NSW Mentor Program

NAWIC VIC/TAS Mentor Program

NAWIC QLD/NT Mentoring Program
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The first Indonesian Polytechnic Mentoring Program was successfully concluded on 24 May, 2013. The six host TAFE institutes delivered an excellent program with TDA delivering a series of lectures and workshops on the Australian VET system. Host institutes include the Canberra Institute of Technology, TAFE NSW Hunter Institute, TAFE NSW Illawarra Institute, TAFE NSW Western Sydney Institute, TAFE NSW Sydney Institute, South West Institute of Technology (WA). Funding has now been received from the Commonwealth for a second mentoring program which will be scheduled for early 2014.

Tafe Directors Australia Mentoring Program

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The Tradeswomen’s Guild: Eurobodalla and Bega Valley Shire is a government funded initiative to connect young women with mentors from various non-traditional trades with a goal to encourage young women into trades and to mentor them in a variety of skills and career pathways.

The Tradeswomen’s sister program, Girls in Trades, are currently producing 12 short films on women and girls in non-traditional trades that will be displayed within schools in the Eurobodalla and Bega Valley Shire on completion.

The Tradeswomen Guild has partnered with the Women in Business South Coast Group and will hold combined monthly meets, which will include dinner, fund raising, guest speakers and networking opportunities for like-minded businesses and individuals in the South Coast region.

If you would like to be part of this exciting initiative, contact Amy Kovacs through the dedicated Facebook Page