It takes just one person to make a difference in someone’s life – and that person could be you.
We’re looking for mentors who are passionate about helping others progress in their careers.
Furthermore we’re seeking individuals who have strong advocacy skills, are well connected in their field and can offer valuable insights.
We’re looking for mentors who are compassionate, enthusiastic and excellent listeners.
The top five benefits of being a mentor are:
Applications are now closed
- Applications open
9:00am (AEDT) Friday 1 April 2022
- Applications close
5:00pm (AEST) Friday 15 April 2022
- Outcomes notified to all applicants
w/c June 6 2022
The mentee cohort
The mentees will come from all different touch points in sport.
Some will be former athletes or coaches looking to break into the sport workforce, whilst others will be sport administrators looking to progress into a more senior role.
The commitment is short and sharp with mentors expected to meet with their mentees at least six times over three months.
The meet ups will all take place via an online platform called Mentorloop and the conversations will be private.
Before the program kicks off all mentors will take part in a 90-minute training workshop to ensure people feel prepared and supported.
All participants will take part in short surveys before, during and after the program wraps up.
Training and support
A career practitioner will deliver the training workshop which will be interactive and a great chance for people to learn how to be the best mentor and make the most of the program.
Get Skilled Access will also deliver Inclusion Training to ensure all mentors know how to best support mentees of all abilities.
Mentors will also be provided with a bunch of great resources, guides and tips throughout the program.
To be eligible to apply, an applicant must satisfy all the following criteria:
- Be aged 18 years or over.
- Be an Australian citizen or have been granted permanent residence status.
- Option one: Currently involved in a paid or volunteer capacity for either:
- A local club which is affiliated with a National Sporting Organisation
- A state organisation which is affiliated with a National Sporting Organisation
- A National Sporting Organisation
- A National Sporting Organisation for People with Disability
- The Australian Olympic Committee (AOC)
- Paralympics Australia (PA)
- Commonwealth Games Australia (CGA)
- The National Institute Network (NIN)
- Have at least five years of formal leadership experience
- Have no outstanding debts or overdue acquittals with Sport Australia or the Australian Institute of Sport at the time of application