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Mentoring Program 2023

Applications are now closed

Mentoring Program 2023

Applications are now closed

Connecting mining professionals through a unique mentoring program

Are you looking for career guidance and direction? Would you like to develop goals with an experienced professional who has been where you are now? Or are you an industry leader looking to share your knowledge and help others by becoming a mentor?

As the peak body representing all professional backgrounds in the mining sector our mentoring program is thriving and impactful driving rich learning and development for both mentees and mentors. This online program connects experienced resources professionals with new talent via a digital tailored platform, providing accessibility and opportunity regardless of location encouraging a breath of diversity in participants.

Through a comprehensive matching process, this program supports professionals with career guidance and direction by sharing experiences, developing career goals and fostering mentoring relationships beyond the program’s duration. It is open to men and women living and working in Australasia.


Benefits to Mentees

  • Receive career guidance and support from a sector leader for your professional growth
  • Expand your network and make industry connections
  • Learn and be supported by a mentor who is invested in your career
  • Design and build career goals with an external confidante
  • Be exposed to new ideas and ways of thinking developing your skills and knowledge
  • Contact hours are valid (PD) accreditation


Benefits to Mentors

  • Share your experience and industry knowledge to nurture the next generation of mining leaders
  • ‘Give back’ to the resources industry
  • Gain recognition as a subject matter expert and leader
  • Be exposed to fresh perspectives, ideas and approaches
  • Expand your own individual leadership and coaching style
  • Contact hours are valid for (PD) accreditation

Program dates

  • 16 January 2023: Mentor and mentee registraions open
  • 1 March 2023: Mentor and mentee registrations close
  • 30 March 2023: Program launches (live training webinar)
  • 7 December 2023: Program concludes


Mentee pricing

  • Member: $1,000 (exc GST)
  • Non-member: $1,500 (exc GST)

Not already an AusIMM member? Click here to join now.

Mentor involvement is a voluntary commitment.

Who can apply?

To join as a mentee, you must:

  • Have a strong interest in developing your career
  • Currently be working in the resources industry with 3+ years experience 
  • Formally reside in Australasia

To join as a mentor, you must:

  • Have worked more than 10 years in the resources sector
  • A desire to support career growth for the next generation of mining professionals
  • Currently working in the resources industry or recently retired 
  • Formally reside in Australasia

Program participants will be required to attend program live webinars and complete the training provided

Participant feedback

95% reported that they "have a good rapport with their mentoring partner”

86% of mentees are "ahead of schedule in achieving their goals in their relationship”

95% agreed that they are "glad that they particpated in the program"

It's been a great journey. I have found some one I can talk to about some of the challenges I face and how to overcome them. Having an experienced mentor helps to provide guidance.


I have gone from having vague and irrelevant discussions about geology to having specific discussions about what expectations I have for the future. My mentor has been fantastic and he has made my experience of this program highly enjoyable.


The mentoring structure, where the goal is for the mentee to find their own answers in their own way, has been very helpful. I am applying it to the team members that report to me.


It’s a fantastic initiative to allow development for the mentee and the mentor allowing both to reach out in a safe setting set up by AusIMM.


Need help with a business case?

To assist you putting a compelling business case to your manager demonstrating how they will get a return on their investment from registering you for the Mentoring Program, we have prepared an email template. It’s easy to use – just copy, fill in the blanks and email to your manager.

Thank you to our 2023 Mentoring Program Partners

Partnership mentoring opportunities 2023

We invite companies to partner in this sought-after program which offers significant opportunities for men and women in various stages of their career.

Through a mentoring partnership, position your company as a champion of professional development and industry excellence and align your organisation with AusIMM as the trusted voice of the mining industry. Your commitment will enhance substantial professional opportunities and demonstrate a respect and responsibility for the future of the resources sector.

Partner with us

There are fantastic opportunities to support both mentors and the mentees in their careers.

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